Costume :Rinoa
Variant :SeeD Ball Dress
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Final Fantasy Distant Worlds 2014

Costume Photos

Let's dance!

Distant Worlds 2014

Look up

Just one ring ^^

Waltz for the moon!

Finished dress and accessories x

Top choker ribbon trim complete

Bottom finished!

Dress progress

New Rinoa wig




Costume Information

Cost : £50
Time Taken : 7 hours

This is the dress that Rinoa wears when she first meets squall at the SeeD ball ^^ She is my favourite Final Fantasy girl x

I first wore this at AyaCon 2013 but didn't get any pictures!

The scene in FF8 means alot to me, this game was my first RPG and I was taken back by the beauty of the CGI and how much you got to realise what those characters were like without a single word exchanged between them. Needless to say this outfit means alot to me for that reason (thus me having it planned since August 2011 looking for the right fabric...)

It was a simple dress and didn't take too long to make from scratch, I already have the necklace and wig from my duster version of Rinoa.


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Ahhhh you will look so cute!!! Let me know when you do this and i will try and do my wedding yuna dress to go with you ^^ <3

by Zelda on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 12:37
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This dress is nice and is quite easy to make...chiffon annoyed me though but Im sure you know what your doing...I didnt when I made this lol but cant wait to see it ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 12:49
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@Tif9123 ^_^ Tif i will defo let you know when ;) I'm thinking soonish as it should be fairly simple. I'd love to wear this with you in the Yuna wedding dress!

@RinoaHeartilly - Thanks ^^ Yeah i'm looking forward to making it, not sure what material to use yet! Depends on which is the best colour ^^ I already have a halter neck pattern to use!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 12:56
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This looks great! Im trying to find me one of those dresses as I am useless at making things!! Would help if i had a sewing machine tho...

by MissHeartillyUK on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 13:57
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@MissHeartillyUK - I'm having a long search looking for the perfect material once I've found it i will pretty much have this done :) Hope you can find something suitable

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 28 May, 2011 - 12:17
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Love this, not enough people do this version ( I intend to do SeeD uniform Squall ) This has to be my favourite scene in the game, it's just brilliant ^^

by Taldur on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 18:35
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@Taldur - Its my fav scene too ^^ Not sure when I am making this yet, as soon as i find the fight material and purchase a new wig :)

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 8 June, 2011 - 14:16
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Perfect patttern is perfect!! Ive been searching for one for agesss!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 16:44
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^_^ Glad you think so! I did too :D I just need to find the right fabric and I can turn this round very quickly, I do love using patterns, its so much easier!

I just love Rinoa and I wont be happy until I have made every version of her XD

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 19:12
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i look forward to this :) that wig you got is stunning :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Friday, 15 February, 2013 - 01:59
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Aww thanks! I love the wig too :3 I've added gold streaks to it too for my standard version of Rinoa. I really hope I can find the right fabric soon :) then I can get this dress made finally for Ayacon!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 15 February, 2013 - 23:38
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You'll be the most epic SeeD Ball Rinoa EVER! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 26 June, 2013 - 20:48
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Awww thank you hun! *squeeze* I'm excited to be making this from scratch because I've seen so many commissions, but they ain't right! ^_^ And I've loved Rinoa for so long now, had this up as planned for ages (2 years in August!)

Will be great fun to dance with you at Ayacon! *hip nudge*

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 27 June, 2013 - 16:59
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Excellent wig choice. When will you post pics of the dress in progress? I really want to see this!

by Kei Lin Sama on Friday, 5 July, 2013 - 00:40
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^_^ Thank you very much, I adore the wig! x I started cutting out the lining last night, this weekend will be cutting the main fabric then starting to piece it together :D so more progress pictures very soon!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 5 July, 2013 - 16:33
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Very nice seeing the dress being put together. I love that collar..
See you at Aya!

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 5 August, 2013 - 23:21
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Thank you Kei Lin Sama ^_^ the dress is almost there, it will be finished tonight :D See you next week at Ayacon - do come say hi if you see me!

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 8 August, 2013 - 16:50
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Progress is looking fantastic Raye Raye!

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 8 August, 2013 - 20:01
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Thank you lovely! Just finished the dress! :D looking forward to dancing together while I wear this at Ayacon :)

by Raye-chan on Friday, 9 August, 2013 - 00:21
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looking good :)

by J-Po on Friday, 9 August, 2013 - 00:22
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This looks epic!

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 9 August, 2013 - 00:30
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Thanks J-Po! Very pleased to finally have this done. Had it planned forever it seems xD
And thanks plastic_anime! :D hope I get to drag you around the dance floor at Ayacon Saturday night!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 9 August, 2013 - 01:04
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The details are amazing...you have done a great job on this

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 11:50
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The dress looks so pretty and that wig is gorgeous! You will look amazing!

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 13:41
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Aww thanks lovelies! ^^ I'm very pleased how I managed to get the dress detail right, it's also a good quality so perfect for re-wears and it will be nice for parties too :D find me on the dancefloor at Aya Saturday night Pandora! ^^

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 13 August, 2013 - 08:26

To-Do List

Make Halter dressLowPlanned
White heeled shoesLowPlanned


Lets waltz for the moon! (Posted 9th August 2013)

With much thanks to my mum for helping me and working into the night the dress is now complete!!

I adore the base trim I found for under £5 for a metre - the ribbon is a simple inch wide ivory ribbon :)

Ayacon next week!! Lets waltz to the moon!

Almost ready... (Posted 4th August 2013)

Just the ribbon detail to be added to the top and the net at the bottom then it's all done!

Good progress yesterday (Posted 12th July 2013)

Dress fabric all cut out now ^^ so I need to start piecing it together! 5 weeks til Ayacon!

Waltzing tonight (Posted 11th July 2013)

Okay so the lining is cut, I will be cutting the main fabric tonight and hopefully will add progress pictures sooooooon!

Cut cut cut! (Posted 5th July 2013)

I started cutting out the lining last night, this weekend will be cutting the main fabric then starting to piece it together :D so more progress pictures very soon!

Dress making begins (Posted 2nd July 2013)

Dress making begins!

On a roll! (Posted 28th June 2013)

Compaired some fabric samples today and I have found the perfect one! Should be getting the fabric and lining I need very soon so I can start making the dress ;)

Got my thread and zip! (Posted 27th June 2013)

Got the perfect zip and thread now :) hopefully have some fabric in the next few days x

Dress pattern arrived (Posted 25th June 2013)

Dress pattern arrived! Now to get my bits....

Dress pattern on way (Posted 20th June 2013)

Purchased my dress pattern today! So once that arrives I can check out how much fabric I am going to need and then get this sorted!

Searching... (Posted 13th February 2013)

Still looking for fabric and shoes!!! XD

Project to be picked up again! (Posted 31st January 2013)

Okay! So I'm gana do this for Ayacon parties to wear with wall market Tifa and Cloud (Kara and Ben)

Fabric mission (Posted 17th August 2011)

Okay so I have the perfect pattern but I need to find the right fabric, any suggestions welcomed!