Costume :Rinoa Heartilly
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Manchester MCM Expo 2011

Costume Photos

Blaster Edge - in progress

Skirt buttons

Duster Fabric


Costume Information

Looking forward to my first cosplay! ^^ I'm going to be making the Blaster Edge too, though in game images of it are too pixelated and the Rinoa figurine variant looks... well naff! So it's going to be a bit more imaginative!


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rinoa is deff a fun cosplay to do :D woot for sassy girls :D

by J-Po on Tuesday, 19 April, 2011 - 19:22
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I'm so looking forward to it! I'll be looking out for all other FF characters at the expo - be warned! XD

by SakuraWings on Tuesday, 19 April, 2011 - 21:35
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That fabric is gorgeous, can't wait to see more progress x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 22:39
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Yay! The world needs more Rinoas! <3

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 06:42
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Looking forward to this! 8D

by PapercutPerfect on Sunday, 8 May, 2011 - 11:38
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You looked amazing :-) I'm sure my dad will have taken one of you (I was Emma Frost). I shall chase this photo issue - you must have some cos you looked so badass!

by Newdles on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 22:13
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Aww thanks! :) I will upload my photos eventually. I saw you in the masquerade too! You were awesome! It must've been very warm wearing the cape when they sent us outside to queue up! I nearly melted!

by SakuraWings on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 15:16

To-Do List

Make DusterHighComplete
Make arm warmersHighComplete
Make Blaster EdgeMediumIn Progress
Sew zips to shortsLowComplete


Finished! (Posted 27th July 2011)

Yes! It's complete!!! Well, the costume is. I haven't got round to painting the Blaster Edge and it's holder yet. (That will be done tomorrow!) I've gone and done something mad in submitting my entry to the masquerade. It's the first time I've cosplayed... I hope it goes okay! It was a crazy decision but the e-mail's been sent now! XD

Tackling the duster (Posted 13th July 2011)

So it begins... I've cut out the shapes required based on the shape of an old tank top I have. I hope they're right. Also, I've managed to find some thick white fabric for the wing pattern without paying an extortionate amount of money for it (thank you Art Department teachers!) Now, to the sewing machine!!!

Necklace ordered! (Posted 17th May 2011)

I ordered Rinoa's necklace today! It should arrive in a few weeks! I'll be able to work on the cosplay more in the coming weeks!

The button dilemma (Posted 26th April 2011)

Okay, so now the entire bottom half of the costume's sorted! Am I cheating by buying a denim skirt??? And a dilemma now because the buttons on the skirt are so pretty, bronze with patterns on, kinda Dissidia-like... But there's five of them and I had already bought three correct silver buttons to replace them... grrr. I think they look too nice to cut off!
Also, I was planning on using a pair of dark brown military boots I've already got, but then I saw a pair of rather accurate black ones on sale for £10! :D For that price, its fingers crossed they don't fall apart at the Expo...