Costume :Rufus
Source :Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Ring of Mylinn

Boots (to edit)

Amazing wig and head scarf

Fingerless gloves to edit

Burgundy scarf

Concept in game ref

Concept Art1







Costume Information

Cost : 55.73
Time Taken : 7 Hours

Rufus will be my first male cosplay, I was making him for our VP2 group for the London MCM Expo October 2011 but as that is no longer happening I will have him made for next year (2012).

Although I am still playing through the game, Rufus is one of my favourite characters ^_^

Taken from Wiki:

Rufus is one of the main protagonists of Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria. The only half-elf in existence besides Odin, he refuses to accept his fate as a replacement vessel. He is an Archer.

Rufus is witty, enthusiastic and somewhat cocky, tending to keep an optimistic and relaxed attitude most of the time. However, his origins are a sore point for him. He greatly resents the gods and is, at first, understandably wary of Silmeria and other elves. He sympathizes with Alicia's plight and views her struggle as a chance to challenge his own destiny. Over the course of the game, he gains confidence and eventually accepts the responsibility of taking Odin's place of his own volition.

His feelings for Alicia evolve past simple camaraderie, but her choice to sacrifice herself to become the vessel for Valkyrie prevents the relationship from fully developing.

Rufus was born in the Forest of Spirits at an unspecified time. The circumstances of his conception are unknown, but he was raised much like a farm animal by the other elves. Designed as a spare body for Odin to use should his own ever become damaged or deteriorate, he was given the Ring of Mylinn, a distinctive red gem which kept him from ageing. He could also not remove it, as it would cause his soul to wither away.

Eventually growing tired of being treated like an object, he flees the Forest and roams Midgard in the hopes of discovering a way to escape Odin's influence. Hearing that King Barbarossa is planning to oppose the gods, he sets off for Solde to try to reach Dipan and try his luck there.

For more info - please google for the wiki page


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I will crush your weapon into dust, with my tight green spandex XD

by Zelda on Monday, 18 April, 2011 - 21:54
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Haha! You're funny Tif!

Raye you will be amazing!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 19 April, 2011 - 00:26
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Haha Tif! XD nooooo anything but the green spandex *cowers* don't make me use my giant bow on you!

Thanks Slim ^_^ I will do my best to do him justice!

Macho Macho Man, I'm gana be a Macho Man! XD

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 19 April, 2011 - 09:00
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A VP2 group?? Wow, I must look out for you guys *__* VP in general needs more love. And Rufus is awesome~~ :D

by Ino on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 23:01
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nice one i love this game :D

by J-Po on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 23:12
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@Ino - yeah i can't wait to get alot of this done our VP2 group is going to be amazing i can't wait! You'll have to find us :)

@J-Po - I'm still at the start of the game but i love it so far, need to play more! XD

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 24 April, 2011 - 00:23
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That wig is absolutely PERFECT!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 21:47
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^_^ Excellent glad you think so, I have just purchased the wig now ;) Manly!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 08:19
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Holy shit, you have actually started. . . -Buys green spandex- XD

by Zelda on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 20:09
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XD haha the green spandex! But yes I have made a start my lovely! ^_^ Lots of detail plus I could not resist getting the long beautiful wig!!! Itching for it to arrive now ^^ x

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 21:17
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Looking awesome already with the bits you've already purchased!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 22:14
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^_^ Aw thank you! I gather small bits first then more high scale stuff to follow! ;) Really pleased with this so far!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 22:15
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No waaaay! I think I squealed when I saw this on the recent costume list! Rufus is my favourite VP character and it's surprising to see that he's never been cosplayed(?) before! ^__^ I look forward to seeing this completed~! <3 I'll surely try to find you at the expo :D

by Clover-tan on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 22:17
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@Blue_Clover - ^_^ hehehe yes way XD

I love Rufus too! He is my favourite VP character :D I feel very privileged to be making his outfit from scratch. I know I have til October but the detail is very daunting!

I hope to do him justice I already have been buying bits and soon I shall start the main costume itself :D

^_^ Please do come and find me, I will be in a VP2 group, so hopefully you won't miss us!

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 17:56
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Of course~! I definitely won't miss it and I'd love to get some pictures :D Have you read the VP manga? There VP Lenneth one is completed and I'm reading the VP2 Silmeria one at the moment ^__^ I just love the hints of RufusxAlicia in the story~ >w<

by Clover-tan on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 21:31
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@Blue_Clover - No I'm afraid have not read any of that! Where can you find it?
Please do come over and take pictures ^_^ I will let you hold my bow

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 17:05
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I have seen a couple of other people "attempt" Rufus on Cosplay.com but...to be honest they look nothing like Rufus. Raye you will be awesome!
Remember, you need to figure out chest-binding sooner or later. It ain't comfy!

I really love that ring.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 17:41
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Me too ^_^ I hope to make a great Rufus because I love him so much!

Yep I do need to consider that, the top does have two layers to it so hopefully I wont put myself through too much pain!

^_^ I love the ring too, I am going to paint the silver gold me thinks...

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 - 17:25
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I really must to Hrist again so you can finish him!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 20:22
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I would need to start this way in advance! So much detail XD

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 14 March, 2012 - 21:51
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Gorgeous wig!

by Nomes on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 21:41
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Thanks hun! Its so long xD Not sure when I am picking this project up again to finish for, but it will be an epic job when I do! XD

by Raye-chan on Monday, 4 February, 2013 - 00:03
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This looks brill so far!
gorgeous design :]

by Emzone on Friday, 28 March, 2014 - 20:38
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Thank you huni! Its a big project that will take ages XD not sure when I will pick it up again yet! x

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 - 14:54

To-Do List

Buy wigLowComplete
Buy head scarfLowComplete
Fingerless glovesLowIn Progress
Ring of MylinnLowIn Progress
Boot detailLowIn Progress
Beads and wig stylingLowPlanned
Detail on head scarfLowPlanned

Shopping List

Ring of Mylinn£2.99Bought


Lots of progress (Posted 12th May 2011)

I have tried the wig with the head scarf = awesome, so just the beads and detail on this to do.

I now have my boots to edit with the relevant detail.

I have also made a mini bow, the big bow is planned.

So the next step is the outfit itself.

Ring of Mylinn (Posted 4th May 2011)

Just found the perfect ring on ebay so this is now on its way too ^^

Hand gloves (Posted 4th May 2011)

Looking at the reference pictures Rufus has black looking gloves that are held by the middle finger and otherwise fingerless - I have just bought some long arm warmer type gloves that are fingerless of which I can shape into the correct style.

I have also today been looking at beads and a ring and this weekend I will be looking at fabric.

Waiting... (Posted 3rd May 2011)

Currently I am awaiting my wig and scarf to arrive, I am also figuring out how to make the bow and arrows (I have green paint now too!) also I need to get some beads from Hobbycraft or Workbox

Beads (Posted 28th April 2011)

The bead shop that was in my village has now closed and the online store is not yet up and running so I am hunting for beads now! I need red, blue and white for the hair beads

Wig on way (Posted 27th April 2011)

I have purchased the wig this morning ^_^ Can't wait for it to arrive! I can then put the scarf with the wig for some head shots

Purchase made (Posted 26th April 2011)

I have bought the scarf now, I am looking into the bow and arrow and have decided to make it, they are too expensive to buy!

Wig and head scarf (Posted 26th April 2011)

I think I have found the wig for Rufus, its 33 inches long but the colour goes so I am wondering whether to buy...

I have also found the head scarf which i can amend with detail... need to buy

Planning (Posted 19th April 2011)

Okay so today i have been planning out what im going to need as well as looking at different wigs, progress to follow!