Natsumi
 


Costume :Beatrix
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011


Costume Photos

Princess and her General~

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Gauntlets~ WIP

As standard...

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £100
Time Taken : A week and a bit?

Description
Really wished I had more time to get this costume together but blah I only had myself to blame! I take no credit for the wig the LOVELY Kamiko helped me out with it last minute because I litereally had no time to spare! Thankyouthankyouthankyou! I think it really made the costume aswell ; u ;!

The costume wasn't too hard to put together I just wish I had a bit more boobage to fill out Beatrix's figure! XD The rose embroidary was the more tedious and I'll hopefully get a proper photo of it when I wear it next time!

This was my first attempt at armour and I was quite pleased with how it came out, I might remake the shoes as I literally have to use a knife to get out of them! GAAAH. Scary times! XD

Comments

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YAY you're going to be an amazing Beatrice! The armour is looking like it'll be stunning!

by sarmander on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 22:41
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OMG EXCITE <3 Can't wait to see this at Aya eeeeee~

by Yuka on Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 - 20:40
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Your armour is better than my first attempt! Eyah~ XDD This is going to be awesome, so excited about the FF9 groupage :3

by Ino on Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 - 23:36
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Your armour looks nice! I have a much bulkier way of doing mine but it lasts and lasts as a result. What's yours made from?

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 20:39
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Just standard foam!! ^^' This is the first time I've had to make armour/weaponry for a cosplay before so I figure I'd get the daunting stuff done first! How about you? X3

by Natsumi on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 20:45
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Mine is: corrugated card sandwiched between normal card, gaffer tape, craft foam, more gaffer tape, and then paper mache will follow, then grout to fill in any lumps and dents, THEN primer and paint and finally varnish to make it weather-proof. It's long-winded, but you can hit it hard and it won't break. Adds weight though.

Armour/weapon-making is a very tedious job. My first attempt was Rose, and my second attempt was Hrist (take a looksee on my complete list). If you want any tips, I'll be happy to give them. ^^'

The coat is made from a waist coat I found on eBay.

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 21:13
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Pleeease say you're wearing this on the Saturday of Ayacon! Love Beatrix~

by Demented Kid on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 22:50
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I'm not sure what day I'll be wearing this yet! Is there a reason to wear it for Saturday in particular? :)

by Natsumi on Monday, 8 August, 2011 - 21:09
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I'll be wearing Kuja on Saturday with a few other FF9 peeps so it would be awesome for pictures with you~

by Demented Kid on Monday, 8 August, 2011 - 21:34
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That gauntlet looks amazing!

by tripletriad on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 00:18
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@Demented kid Oh man that would be awesome. :D I'd really love that so I'll try and see what I can do~! No idea what days I'm meant to be doing my other costumes will ask around.

by Natsumi on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 23:57
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Holy crap! You will be an amazing Beatrix!

by Shenny on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 23:39
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looking awesome honey!!! I wish I could see this in person then kiss you still!!

by Manticore on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 20:46
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Ah thanks guys :D

And uhm, 0_0 Thankyou but I think you might have mistaken me for someone else? XD

by Natsumi on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 22:11
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wow this looks brilliant so far! cant wait to see the finished thing :)

by Megitymeg on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 22:16
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Have to say I particularly adore the detailing on the belt! The progress is amazing so far, you're going to make an amazing Beatrix!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 22:20
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This is looking fantastic so far!! :D Cannot wait to see the rest of it :)

by Mungojerrie on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 22:20
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Your rose looks stunning!!!! I can't wait to see this complete!

by Zelda on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 22:22
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The progress on this is amazing...you will look amazing

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 04:15
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The detail is gorgeous! This is gonna look amazing! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 14:19
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Looks great!

by Relion on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 20:02
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Eyaaah thankyou for all the lovely comments <3 I just hope it all fits together nicely. XD

@Tif Thankyou! ^_^ I realised soon after the hard work is a little moot because the wigs going to cover the rose anyway! At least -I- know it's there... XD

by Natsumi on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 00:22
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Love the wig, it's amazing. I wish I'd managed to get mine like that. I envy your skills. I also love the armor and you're boots.

by j_mercuryuk on Friday, 26 August, 2011 - 09:34
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Thanks for the comments. :-)

And well done on Beatrix! Love it. I shall be 'I hope' finishing mine for October Expo. Then, if you can find me I'll let you handle the sword. ^_^'

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 15:21
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@slimdefinition Thankyou! Oh exciting!! I can't wait to see your Cosplay! Haha I-must- be kept under supervison Or I may hurt myself :p I shall keep an eye out for you!

by Natsumi on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 21:26
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I don't I saw this in person but u look stunning!! <3 Beatrix suits u very much! x

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 17:24
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wow this is stunning!!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 20:45
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About time someone cosplayed Beatrix! Like Vossler, totally unappreciated 8(
Nice work! 8D

by GAINAX on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 17:31
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I remember you from last Ayacon! Such a perfect Beatrix!

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 21:38
 

To-Do List

White CoatHighIn Progress
Armoured BootsHighIn Progress
Wig StylingHighPlanned
GauntletsMediumIn Progress
Eye Patch/PlateMediumIn Progress
BeltMediumIn Progress
Rose EmbroidaryLowComplete
Sock-Things....LowIn Progress

Journal

Artistic license (Posted 10th August 2011)

Ok so in failing to find any close ups of Beatrix's belt I've had to use a little artistic license on the design which looks more intricate then I've probably done but hey ho I'm running out of time! XD
Still need to make the buckle for her huge ass belt, it's so big I cant find any buckles I can just attach! Not sure what to make it out of yet... :s

Shoooes~ (Posted 9th August 2011)

Working on the shoes at the mo... also the embroidery for the rose is coming along slowly... Time limit.... gwahhhh

MY ROOM IS A BOMBSITE. D: (Posted 7th August 2011)

ok so cosplay has exploded all over my room and its the equivilantif not worse then Nodames room. So apologies. XD'

Started Beatrix's coat today, well on my way to finishing! Photo shows outer material only, I now have the two different sets of inner lining sewn together. Working on the rose for the back, have to sew that on first before sewing the lining and outer parts together. Wheeeew.

Melting down! (Posted 29th July 2011)

Things are arriving in the post almost daily now, my postman must be getting pretty fed up! My wig(s) for Beatrix arrived yesterday, however! They've turned put to be far to light in colour! D: one I can possible use for highlights but the other I'm definitely going to have to recolour somehow. u_u more work to add onto the load! The gauntlet pieces are coming out a bit better then I had expected, I'm just hoping they last until the convention! also my tights have arrived luckily the colour for them is fine and they're super thick so I don't think I'll be making any ladders easily, woop!