j_mercuryuk
 


Costume :Rinoa (Steampunk)
Variant :Steampunk
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2012


Costume Photos

Back

Selphie and Rinoa

Courting?

Wonky wings

The group

RUNAWAY!!!!!!

Rinoa and Selphie

WIP Corset

Whole reference

 


Costume Information

Description
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I'm keeping this in 'In Progress', (but not in that section on CI) as there is so much to improve on this and it will be improved for the next time I wear this.


FINALLY!!! I have been dying to post this up for months now (I’ve been counting down the days until me and MC agreed to post these up).
Basically I went through a SP phase and really wanted to do something SP, but at the time I was working on my costumes for Kitacon and couldn’t free myself from that so instead I started drawing SP version of the FFVIII crew. By the time Minamicon came round I have a few if them done and showed MC, who promptly approved and said she wanted to do the version of Selphie. So we decided to get a group together for Amecon 2012.

The group so far stands at (and we welcome anyone else who wants to join):
Squall: Toshiki Len (maybe)
Rinoa: j_mercuryuk
Selphie: Messengercat
Irvine:
Quistis: Tif
Zell: Wildarms Rudy
Ellone: SamanthaKaiba
Laguna:Ryanontoson
Seifer: FF Zidane
Raijin: Dalbir
Fuijin: Natsumi
Edea: Pandora
Ultimecia:Jenwots

FFIX
Knight of Pluto: Just Bob

Comments

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I am both looking forward to and dreading those wings, they will be impressive when they're done. The jacket I still adore and gleefull look forward to seeing.

by messengercat on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 10:28
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I know what you mean, but though I original wanted to do feathers, I'm not sure if that's too un-steampunk.

by j_mercuryuk on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 10:31
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The design looks absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to see more progress!!! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 12:10
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I love this design of her...cannot wait to see this in person...

by SamanthaKaiba on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 13:08
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Thank you, I'm glad you like the design :D I'm really looking forward to getting started on this cosplay, and to meeting up with an amazing group :D

by j_mercuryuk on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 14:27
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This is a lovely idea the design is very cool!! X3 can't wait to see how it progresses!

by Natsumi on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 21:25
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I LOVE that design, looks really incredible and suits her so much!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 21:45

Those wings are going to be something special. Regarding an earlier comment you made: I don't think feathers are too "un-steampunk"; perhaps you could lightly airbrush some tones onto them with dark paint? That could give the feathers a bit of a grimy feel, which would be in keeping with the oldschool cogs and gears you have in the wing frames.

by birds-hate-flying on Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 16:16
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That's good to hear birds-hate-flaying. Funny you should suggest that, it had occurred to me, but I was thinking of painting them silver (with special feather paint) and then doing that. I think I will try both and see how it turns out, but you've made me feel better about the wings now. Thank you

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 9 October, 2011 - 13:05

oh, then the feathers would look like they are made from antique silver! Yes, your idea of using silver paint as a base and then toning sounds very promising. Glad you're feeling more confident about the wings; I'm excited to see what you come up with.

by birds-hate-flying on Sunday, 9 October, 2011 - 18:21
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This is an awesome idea! I've got a renewed fixation on steampunk since I introduced my boyfriend to it at last expo. FF characters are cosplayed a lot so it will be cool to see people doing something a little bit different with it! :)

by visiting_wizard on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 16:09
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Thank you :D I agree, it'll be fun to do something different with the FF characters. You can join us if you like :D If you're going to Amecon, we'd be happy to have more people joining us.
http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/forum?c=showthread&ThreadID=5873

by j_mercuryuk on Saturday, 19 November, 2011 - 03:33
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Looks really awesome, cant wait to see this finsihed :D
By the way your a really go artist, your drawing skills are kool.

by Puppykitten14 on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 15:21
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Really good idea! *_*
Good work! ^^

by BakaRinoa on Saturday, 24 December, 2011 - 14:13
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loving the progress of this, I hope to see this in the future. Wish I could have seen it at Amecon

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 07:06
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Girrlll I just adore that Corset! 8D I really cannot wait to see how it looks altogether! 8D

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 20:25
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You looked awesome! :D Was so great to see you!

by Jenwots on Monday, 20 August, 2012 - 18:38
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This is so amazing and love the photos...Wish I was able to be there...I hope to meet up and join you as Ellone soon ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 - 21:19
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*_* So so stunning!! I really love the volume of that bustle and how it drapes :3 Gorgeous!

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 16 September, 2012 - 17:10