BabemRoze
 


Costume :Freya Crescent
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)


Costume Photos

Freya Crescent

Our Group

Despair...

Freya

Dance for Cleyra

Costume Progress

In the Masq

Refs

Spear Progress Collage

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : 59.60

Description
To be Worn on the Saturday Daytime

I'm not 100% sure if I can go to Kitacon yet but I thought I might as well set a goal for myself. Especially because if I do go I'll be stalking Fusionrose (whether she likes it or not) and one day she's being Beatrix whilst FFGamerGirl is Garnet ^^

I adore Freya and her story with Sir Fratley is so sad =[ I hope I can go to Kitacon and find a way to make this otherwise I'm gonna be sad :{

**29/12/10**
- My red material arrived today for the hat and sleeves :D I bought some rope off of eBay and the only decent rope I could find was for leading a horse around O_o I need to buy eyelets to put the rope through. Then the coat is more or less edit (apart from the little bits and bobs). I've decided for the legs I'm going to edit some brown socks and then put the feet over some "stripper" shoes (since the heel is clear).

**31/01/11**
- Deffo going to Kitacon now :D *yay* So far for this outfit I have the red coat to edit, red rope for the sleeves, the shoes to make the feet over, the hat frame, material for the frame and sleeves and the wooden poll for the weapon. Hopefully this will be on the move soon. I've got some other cosplays that are almost complete it's just a case of finding funding to buy the last few items/materials. Applying for a good job this week @_@...fingers crossed eh?

**04/04/11**
- Will be adding hat ears at a later date but all the rest is finished and worn to Kitacon :D

Comments

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oh yea this is going to be faaaaaab so cant wait :D we going to be the epic females of ff9 :D :D :D

by J-Po on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 20:15
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should i do a forum post to see if we can get the full cast i might have a rubby :D :D

by J-Po on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 20:18
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Woooo Freya =D We're gonna look awesome ^_^ I shall help you with this my dear =] And yeah Jac do a forum post, will be good to see how many people we can get xD

by FusionRose on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 20:32
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your so clever :D

by J-Po on Wednesday, 22 December, 2010 - 16:21
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s'gonna be cool ;o rock them stripper shoes

by Phee on Tuesday, 15 February, 2011 - 16:55
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i loves teh wig you got, tis perfect =D and the progress is coming along amaaaazingly ^_^ x.

by FusionRose on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 11:05
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Progress is looking epic!

Keep it up!

by Numta on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 13:28
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Thaaaankies =D

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 14:11
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you look so pretty in the wig *__* The progress is coming along nicely :)

by Megitymeg on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 14:43
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You look absolutely beautiful. Seriously. get white hair T_T

by L-Lionheart on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 20:59
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GH£$GR£G%GCF£DSTFB£!!!! YOU LOOK AMAZING! @_@ You are going to look soo amazing as Freya =D x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 23:38
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=DD I do love this wig XD thankies everyone <3

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 23:59
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Progress is looking great! I think this could turn out to be the best Freya cosplay I've seen ^_^. Good luck with the rest of it!

by Quinzel on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 19:50
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<3 Thank you so much that's made me feel really good :D I feel all blushy now >3< hehe I hope to do you proud! :D x

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 20:12
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Totally awesome idea honey :D x

by animekid3000 on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 22:40
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My bad...TOTALLY AMAZING COSPLAY HUN :D x

by animekid3000 on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 22:52
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Progress is looking fabulous! Love the wig and feet! Brilliant! Looking forward to completion!

by gaming_goddess on Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 17:18
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hows it going ? not long nowwwwww

by J-Po on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 18:34
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Not much left to do now :D I should be finished my Friday if things go according to plan :D

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 19:02
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woot i cant wait to see it :D epicness :D :D

by J-Po on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 19:29
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Awesome progress!

Can't wait to see it finished!

by Numta on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 19:29
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This is looking really nice! I love the wig and the shoes with the feet is a nice idea :)

by Freyarule on Monday, 21 March, 2011 - 09:07
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Thankies! ^^ It's sooo close I just want it done >.< :D x

by BabemRoze on Monday, 21 March, 2011 - 10:35
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The coat looks amazing!

by Megitymeg on Saturday, 26 March, 2011 - 21:35
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IEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Amazing progress, I actually can't wait to see finished photos.
You've done a fantastic job!

by NakedSalad on Saturday, 26 March, 2011 - 21:39
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yeeeeeeeey :D :D

by J-Po on Saturday, 26 March, 2011 - 21:45
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Fantastic, I love Freya! You're doing a great job!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 14:42
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You looked fantastic, great version of the costume. Your feet must have been killing by the end of the day though :D

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 21:54
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thaank yooou! and yeah! D: i was in pure agony! XD worth it though x

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 21:56
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foxy's pictures look amazing!! you made an epic Freya :)

by Megitymeg on Friday, 15 April, 2011 - 20:32
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Looks amazing! But geez, my feet feel sore just looking at those shoes XD. That's dedication!
Awesome job on this one ^_^.

by Quinzel on Friday, 15 April, 2011 - 22:48
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Thankies ^_^ yep those shoes killed O_O but I'd so do it again xD x

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 10:24
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Foxy's pictures are looking awesome saaaaauce. You were the best Freya evaaaaar. And that panel - phwooooar, who made it? xD x.

by FusionRose on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 12:29
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OH YOU! ;D

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 16:18
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I love the new Despair picture...looks too amazing for words ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 17 April, 2011 - 23:13
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You did such an awesome job @_@ You make an adorable Freya!

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 - 20:17
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Thank you :D <3

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 - 20:40

aha! Very nice fit and detailing on the coat-- the rope on the sleeves looks particularly effective. Respect for keeping your balance in the 'dance for Cleyra' photograph, looks tricky.

by birds-hate-flying on Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 15:12
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Freya was always my fav!!! awesome!!!

by PaperTiger on Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 - 13:22
 

To-Do List

Add Rope to SleevesHighComplete
Make FeetHighComplete
Add Material to HatHighComplete
Widen SleevesHighComplete
Front Panel (FusionRose)HighComplete
Hat FrameHighComplete
Add Hat Ears to HatHighPlanned
Frilly CravatMediumComplete
Hem TrousersMediumComplete
Add white to collarMediumComplete
Attach Armour and Leg CirclesMediumComplete
Add feet to shoes/socksMediumComplete
Make Spear BaseMediumComplete
Make Hat Ears (SilveraDestinova)MediumIn Progress
Paint FeetLowComplete
Paint SpearLowComplete
Paint Sleeve ArmourLowComplete
Top (Gonna wear a vest)LowComplete
Make Sleeve Armour BaseLowComplete
Lengthen TailLowComplete
Leg Decoration/CirclesLowComplete

Shopping List

Wig£17.87Bought
Foam (For Spear/Feet)£2.20Bought
Whiskers£2.45Bought
Socks£5.99Bought
Rope£5.09Bought
Eyelets£8.49Bought
Material £3.99Bought
Shoes£10.99Bought
Coat£8.48Bought
Trousers£4.99Bought
Total£70.54

Journal

Version 2 (Posted 17th April 2011)

Yep I'm thinking of a version too XD This will include:
● New hat includ. Ears
● A Mask (I'll risk suffocating xD)
● Added wire to the tail so it's more upright
● A better frilly bit
● Rat Hands
● Rat feed that look like the leg shape but not in those heels D:
● Better trousers
● Better Sleeve Armour
I dunno when I'd do Version 2 but these are all the things I really want to tweak. I'm even tempted to make the head an actual rat had instead of using my face XD but I wouldn't know where to begin! Anways fun fun :D

Hat Ears (Posted 4th April 2011)

Baaaaaaaaasically I never got the hat ears in the end =[ long story, but hopefully I can get them off Silvera :B when I get them I'll add them on but since I consider her complete that's where she's going ^^ Pics up soon! THE SHOES HURT!!!

Tail (Posted 28th March 2011)

Tail is finished! Fusionrose helped me cut it and she sewed it with her sewing machine, we then spent ages cutting up pieces of black material as substitute for stuffing. Then I put the cat tail at the other end for the wire base - I finished it tonight so that's done :D woo!

Coat Progress (Posted 26th March 2011)

The coat is near completion, Fusionrose made the front panel and I made the frilly bit at the top and have attached it to elastic so I can have it around my neck under the collar. I'm half way through the tail (which fusion also helped with) and so I just need to add the armour to the coat sleeves, add the circles to the feet. I'm waiting for my ears to arrive, made my Silverdestinova so I can finish my hat, then she's done :D eeee

Armour and leg progress (Posted 23rd March 2011)

I've painted the legs circles and sleeve armour so just waiting to dirty, then imma put some silver model paint on the armour to make it shiny and then I'll be attaching to the socks and sleeves =]

Feet Completed! plus other stuff (Posted 13th March 2011)

I've painted the shoes and they're now being left to dry I'm pretty pleased the stitching is mainly covered :D For the socks/shoes I've just got to do those circles on her legs and they're completely done. My trousers arrived but they were a size 14 not 16 -.- so I've cut off the bottom and used some of that material to make them bigger...now they're too big *headdesk* but I can always stitch them again or safety pin them :D...I'm having trouble finding my red thread to sew the sleeves a bit more and to sew the rope *growls* I'm going on a massive man hunt for it in a mo >.<

Sleeves (Posted 7th March 2011)

My mum was a star and worked out how to put the eyelets on and so she's added them to the sleeves. Then I've got to do a bit of sewing on the sleeves and then I'll be adding the rope. Then the coat is more or less finished apart from the sleeve armour which I'll start soon (hopefully). I need to work out if I'm going to do the straps

Feet 90% Complete (Posted 7th March 2011)

The feet are almost complete, I've made the shape, sewed them on and I've just got to paint them and let them dry :D The stitching is awful but hopefully they look better once the paint blends everything in. Once I've done the leg decoration the socks are complete and that can be put to one side x

Feet Progress (Posted 3rd March 2011)

So I've sewn two strips of foam along the top and bottom and using more strips I made the toes. I know she has 4 toes but they won't fit on so she can have three :D I'm hoping they're small enough that I can walk easily and they won't break =[ I've gotta sew on the middle toe, paint them and then do the other foot :D

Tail (Posted 2nd March 2011)

Well it seems I have a little bit of money left over this month (dunno how o.O) I'm gonna buy some material, wire and stuffing. I'll make the shape of the tail with the material, fold it inside out and then put the wire in with the stuffing. Hopefully it won't be too expensive D: I don't think it should be but I wanna see if I can get some reeeeeeeally thin wire (like for puppets) to make the tail hang correctly so it's attached to my coat D: Gah, I hope this will go well I'm running out of time T_T

Whiskers (Posted 27th February 2011)

I don't want to wear a mask to make her rat face since I have trouble breathing with things over my nose and mouth >_< damn sinus problems. So I've decided to try and make my real face look rat like. I'm not gonna wear horrible rat teeth or anything. But I'll use make up to give my face a "furry" look, I'll try and whiten my eyebrows a bit and I've bought these whiskers (You can't see that well in the pic) to stick on my face with eyelash glue. I hope it's not windy coz I'll be terrified about losing them xD

Front Panel Progress (Posted 27th February 2011)

The front panel is being made by Fusionrose as she has loads of scrap material and said she could do it for me =D I was hoping to help but I dunno when I can visit her so she started it for me =D I'm actually in love with it so far. It's the true centerpiece :D and I can&'t wait to see it finished! x (also colours are a little different to the picture XD)

Legs/Feet (Posted 26th February 2011)

For the Leg's I've got thigh high brown socks. I've put them over my shoes and although the heel is obviously still visible it's meant to create the illusion of rat feet. I've got to figure out the best way to add the feet since they must be sturdy for me to walk on. And I want them to look like hers @_@ it's hard to find a good idea >_<

Spear Progress 3 (Posted 26th February 2011)

Right then! Yesterday I Papier Mache'd it with newspaper and kitchen roll. It's now really sturdy and ready for painting. It is dry but I've got a cold atm and can't be bother to get out of bed haha
Sorry for uploaded the same sort of pictures due to the 12 pics per costume I've put them all together so there's more space. The same with the journals. I deleted the old ones and reuploaded them but this time with pictures :) Sorry for the spammage x_x

Trousers (Posted 25th February 2011)

I won these trousers off ebay =D I'm gonna cut them and use the left over material to put them inside the sleeves as well and wrap some around the tail. These are the closest colour I got compared to the ref :D I'm kinda proud! Eep!

Spear Progress 2 (Posted 24th February 2011)

I've covered both sides of cardboard with the Pipe Insulation foam and they're very thick and sturdy. Tomorrow (my back's hurting too much to do it tonight) I'll be coating them in a couple of layers of papier mache so there's a more even coat so I can paint. Once that's dry I'll paint the pole the darker colours (as seen in the ref pic) and then paint the points. After the top's finished I'll do the bottom which (hopefully) should be a LOT easier XD This is a lot of work but I feel so accomplished :D

Spear Progress (Posted 24th February 2011)

I've spray painted my wooden pole gold. And using cardboard I've cut out the shapes of the pointed bits. I've now used pipe insulation foam and cut out chunks for the notches and painted them silver. It doesn't make much a difference to the colour but it gives them a nice shine. I'm waiting for them to dry and then I'll be placing them on pole and then using the hot glue gun I'll stick them and the cardboard on. Then I'll probably either add more foam or papier mache so it's thicker. Then paaaint =D

Wig Arrived! (Posted 22nd February 2011)

But the problem is the hat can barely fit on my head with it on. So I need to find a way to edit the foam base so it can slide on easily and to the position I need it to. It'll be hard because I've already sewn some of the red material on. I'm sure I'll find a way :}

Shoes Arrived! (Posted 2nd February 2011)

EEP! They arrived this morning :D I'm uber happy coz now I can have SilveraDestinova's help with editing them. They're soooo tall X_X the heel is 5.5" tall O_o and when I wear them I worked out I'm about 5'11.5" tall @_@ I was like gawd. So I'm going to be wearing them for an hour everyday and going out in them leading up to Kitacon so I'm used to walking in them AND they don't hurt my feet XD looking at them now the thought of walking in them all day at Kitacon scares me :{

Hat (Posted 22nd December 2010)

I was really bored today and thought I should work on this costume. Since it's probably the biggest cosplay project I've done I want to know I won't run out of time. I found some foam tubes and cut them up. I was gonna use an old cap and cardboard but it sooo didn't go according to plan. So I decided to make the frame myself. I hope it holds O_O I have a hot glue gun and red material on the way and my friend had an idea for the big ears made from rubber mats in a 99p shop ^^