j_mercuryuk
 


Costume :Celes Chere
Variant :Amano
Source :Final Fantasy VI
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2012


Costume Photos

Amecon '12 (3)

Amecon '12 (2)

Amecon '12

Amecon 12

Hair piece

Jacket nearly done

CG Celes 3

CG Celes 2

Amano

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : ?
Time Taken : 6 months (on and off)

Description
I LOVE this costume. It's such a shame that my wig came out so fizzy.
This entire costume was made by hand (without a sewing machine) and the embroidery took forever to do, but I'm so proud with how it came out :D I went with colours that seemed more...natural. The beige is a suede-y material and the purple a velvet (they seemed to be the best materials when looking at the refer. pictures).

Comments

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Love Celes, really looking forward to seeing this =D x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 13:49
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I'm looking forward to doing her, but I need to figure out what material to use. However, first I have kita and minami to deal with.

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 21:15
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That would be awesome, photos with someone as talented with you would be an honour! Can't wait to see how this turns out~

by Sorceress-Eiva on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 21:43
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You downplay yourself, you have some costumes that far outstretch others I've seen of them :D...blah, not sure if that actually made sense...

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 15:43
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Ahaha, no, it made sense XD I don't agree, but thank you very much anyway <3 Can't wait to see you either!

by Sorceress-Eiva on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 17:28
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Gahhh Celes, I would love to see this in person when you finish her

by LekLek on Sunday, 26 December, 2010 - 04:24
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Well, if you're at may expo then you might just catch me :D

by j_mercuryuk on Monday, 27 December, 2010 - 15:50
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ohhh I won't be going to an England expo for quite a while
I need to save up a bit more xD

by LekLek on Monday, 27 December, 2010 - 23:25
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Ah, sorry, I tend to assume that memebers on here are British. My mistake.

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 28 December, 2010 - 18:44
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it's okay, it's an expected generalization.
I really only made the account cause I was going over to england
and well, I've sorta decided to keep it and leave it as my progress of costumes site and coscom for the completed outfit photos

by LekLek on Friday, 31 December, 2010 - 03:06
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Oh lovely, Celes is awesome can't wait to see your version :)

by Natsumi on Saturday, 27 August, 2011 - 07:36
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Loving the progress...this is going to look great

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 21 September, 2011 - 15:10
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wow, progress looks stunning so far

by Leolarua on Thursday, 8 December, 2011 - 16:12
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Loving the progress especially the embroidery. Nicely done.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 8 December, 2011 - 16:42
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Ahhhh so much love! This progress is amazing, keep up the good work hun x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 8 December, 2011 - 21:17
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I seriously admire your dedication to hand embroidering all those pattterns O.o this looks so beautiful ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 8 December, 2011 - 23:06
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Thanks everyone, it's good to hear that the effort I'm putting in is paying off :D

Pandora: :D Well, I've had to hand sew the entire outfit (so far that's the jacket, top and trousers and half the belt), so the embroidery was almost a welcome break.

by j_mercuryuk on Monday, 12 December, 2011 - 13:20

It's looking so good!
The embroidery is beautiful

by Hannah-Kiwii on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 15:12
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Looking awesome lovey!

by Manticore on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 22:16
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Aw wow, your progress is looking beautiful! When are you planning to wear this? I'd love to see it complete, I'm making Amano Terra myself ^_^

by ElegantAura on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 20:00
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Thank you :D I'll be wearing it in England on the Friday at Amecon (and my CW will be doing Amano Garnet with me :)), but I'll most likely wear it before then for a Sendai Comiket.
Cool, I've seen your other costumes and they are amazing, so I look forward to seeing what you do with Terra. Shame you're doing her for Kita though, it's be nice to find you and so I can have some photos with a Terra :)

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 14:10
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Whoa beautiful embroidary work! Can't wait to see more progress!

by Natsumi on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 09:03
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Your embroidary is really good! I'm so jelly xD Look forward to seeing it finished~ :3

by Raine on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 16:14
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Thank you, I'm really pleased with how the embroidery is coming along and it's nice that other people appreciate it as well :)

by j_mercuryuk on Wednesday, 14 March, 2012 - 13:22
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Looking pretty beast! Can't wait to see the finished outfit! :o

by Han Hyuga on Sunday, 20 May, 2012 - 09:16
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This is looking BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see this complete!!!

by Kaerith on Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 - 10:26
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Glad to hear you think it's looking good. It's pretty much finished, I just need to get some photos at the next event I go to. Should be later his month

by j_mercuryuk on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 13:42

I'm so glad I got to see this as it looks amazing! Wish we got some photos together!

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 20 August, 2012 - 22:09
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Beautiful costume, I love all the embroidery!

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 12:19
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These look really good...love the pictures and the detail on this is amazing

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 14:00
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Thank you very much everyone. Glad to hear people like how it came out.

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 21:34
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You look so pretty! I adore all the embroidery detail of the jacket and belt <3 Everything looks so well made!

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 22 August, 2012 - 23:00
 

To-Do List

Make top patternHighComplete
Sew TopHighComplete
Make jacket patternHighPlanned
Make belt patternHighPlanned
Make Trouser patternHighPlanned
Make armlet patternsHighPlanned
Eyelets for the topHighPlanned
Bias Binding for the topHighPlanned
Buy White bootsMediumPlanned

Shopping List

Velvet£7.00Bought
Black backing material£7.00Bought
Total£14.00

Journal

Hmm, this gonna take longer than intended (Posted 8th September 2011)

I've actually decided to write a journal entry for a costume for once.

Well, I found out that while my mini sewing machine doesn't mind three layers of material, it won't do four so I managed to finish hand-sewing the top together last night, now I need to do the eyelets so I can do it up and make any adjustments, and then add the bias binding to the top and bottom. After some 'leather' cord to tie it up, I should be finished with the top.
I used a 'corset' top as a basis to make the pattern of the top.