Squiddley
 


Costume :Princess Garnet til Alexandros XVII
Variant :Formal Gown
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)


Costume Photos

Someday I will be queen

Princess Garnet

Shooooooes

Completed overskirt embroidery!

Completed bodice embroidery!

underskirt embroidery start, sob

So far, so good!

Glove detail!

Reference

Wig

Pendant Crystal

Pendant Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £70+

Description
FFIX is by far my favourite FF. :> I have a weakness for huge flowing gowns and sparkly accessories, so this costume is just purrfect to me.
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Okay, so I purchased the fabrics and pattern for this dress nearly a year ago, and only a couple of weeks ago did i actually get round to starting it xD
This is a huge project, and a good challenge.

I have completed the base dress and my cat very generously hacked up a hairball onto it, so i need to wait for it to be cleaned until i can get down to the fun fun task of embroidering it. My initial plan was the embroider the vine pattern on my machine, but I decided I didn't like the way it came out, so I'm going to embroider it entirely by hand, and so far, I'm actually quite enjoying it!
If I can get it embroidered in time, I'll be adding some beading into the dress too.
Love making this dress. I've always wanted to own it. Even with just the base dress, I feel like a real princess. But I think I'll need someone to help me with the rather long train it has. I'm going to be wearing it all day Sunday, and to the Kitacon prom, so I will need to practice dancing in it. :)

Comments

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I love this outfit ^_^. The crystal looks gorgeous; this is going to look fab :).

by Quinzel on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011 - 20:04
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Ever since I first played FFIX, I've always wanted to own this outfit and the pendant, haha. :L I can't wait to actually get started on it.

by Squiddley on Thursday, 17 March, 2011 - 00:30
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OMG, What a beautiful jewel you have found for her pendant!!! Stunning <3

by Zelda on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 19:41
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You suit that wig so suit!
Excited to see this! :D
I hope I find you to take photos of you! If not, find me! I adore FFIX! <3

by NakedSalad on Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 - 18:39
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Loving this so much...yours looks amazing...where did you get your crystal as I still need to find one for mine lol

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 19:48
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Looks stunning so far - cannot wait to see it complete!!

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 18:26
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in love with this, keep up the fantastic work!

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 20:42
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such amazing work, the dress is beautiful =D x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 21:11
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looking amazing, the dress is beautiful!

by HeavenSent on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 22:15
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wahhh, thanks guys! ;u;

by Squiddley on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 23:01
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The progress of this is looking stunning! :D I love the way the trail is done and really love the rouging detail on the bodice :3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 13:11
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Wao! Looks so beautiful so far! Must take a lot of patience to get through so much embroidary! I hope I get to see this at kita!!

by Natsumi on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 16:45
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The progress is so gorgeous. The embroidery looks amazing :D Excellent so far :D

by gaming_goddess on Wednesday, 14 March, 2012 - 00:07
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This looks beautiful so far~ Can't wait to see it all finished. :3

by Roze-Chan on Wednesday, 14 March, 2012 - 00:33
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The embroidery looks great! It's gonna look gorgeous when it's finished. :)

by puzzledpenguin on Wednesday, 14 March, 2012 - 12:15

Ffff you made such a beautiful Garnet, seriously the best I've ever seen. Was so lovely to meet you! I hoped I'd be able to find you here, & voila I have xD Wow that sounds creepy. I'm the Ranka/Sheryl from Kita btw xD

by on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 22:58
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Oh gosh, thank you so much, and no, not at all! It was so nice to meet you too, you were a gorgeous Sheryl, and I really enjoyed talking with you! :D <3

by Squiddley on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 14:53
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Ahhh I'm sad I missed you in this :( I did see you at one point in the day, so I went and changed into Freya but unfortunately didn't see you again :(

You make an amazing Garnet anyway, seriously well done.

by Mungojerrie on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 11:37
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This is absolutely stunning... just... wow!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 22 November, 2012 - 13:15
 

To-Do List

Bodice embroideryMediumComplete
Put together base dressMediumComplete
Skirts embroideryMediumIn Progress
GlovesLowComplete
Sculpt crown/pendantLowPlanned

Shopping List

Pendant crystal - Swarovski 89mm x 60mm AB£12.00Bought
Wig £19.00To Buy
Total£31.00