|Cost :||Approx. £130|
|Time Taken :||4 weeks on and off|
|I feel FF VI is a bit of an under-rated game, and yet the characters are soo fantastic, and unique! Terra Branford is one of my favourite characters from the game, she has a beautiful regal and mysterious look that is to die for! Her design in game was pretty basic back in the day but Yoshitaka Amano's designs of her are stunning, and ever so intricate. Terra was obviously one of his favourites to draw as there are alot of artworks of her. One of my lovely Cosplay buddies suggested cosplaying an amano inspired version of her costume, and how could i turn down such a great idea.|
There are so many variations within the artwork so I'm basically going to take the bits that catch my eye the most, and that I personally am capable of making Terra look best. This one will definately involve lots of finicky hand sewing of decorative trimmings and such, but i'm soooo looking forward to making it.
I'm also excitied as I will hopefully be cosplaying this alongside picklesofdoom as amano Relm!
Worn at: Kitacon 4 2012
UPDATE APRIL 2012:: Wore this costume to Kitacon, and was soo happy with the response i got, the costume worn well except for my cape, that failed on me mid-morning....so I quickly came up with the idea of wearing it in my hair like a veil! And actually I quite like it that way....so I think i'll make a separate necklace from the beads and possibly add more layers to the cape/veil to add more pizzazz!
I'm planning on Re-wearing this costume to Distant Worlds Concert, I may be without a cape but I'm excited to wear this costume again!
|Platinum Blonde Wig||Medium||Complete|
|Red fingerless gloves||Medium||Complete|
|Long Cape||Medium||In Progress|
|Sword (Commissioned by Pratatooie)||Low||Complete|
|Jewellery and Hair accessories||Low||Complete|
|Beaded/Trimmed Belt Scarves||Low||In Progress|
|Red Bead Necklace||£2.50||Bought|
|Cape Fabrics (lilac and pink)||£5.00||Bought|
|Cherry Red Fabric||£10.00||Bought|
|Platinum Blonde Wig (White Queen wig)||£22.00||Bought|
|Lilac fabric dye||£3.50||Bought|
|Various Silk/Fabric flowers||£9.00||Bought|
|Sword (Commissioned by Pratatooie)||£30.00||Bought|
Almost there.... (Posted 2nd April 2012)
With only a week or so until Kitacon, I find myself in a bit of a rush as usual with my cosplays. However I have only painting left to do for Terra!
Just today i have completed the boots, I've not got for the 'exact'boot design, just something similar due to the style of boots I used. Anyways the boots involved lots of shoe dying, both spray dye and by brush. Then I cut the cuff and added matching red fabric to cover the non-leather part that was hidden under the cuff (wish i hadn't cut the cuffs really haha)with gold ribbon for imitation lace effect.
I've also been painting more flowers....onto my tights...painting of all these flowers has seemed never ending lol
Fingers crossed i complete the costume within the week ^__^
Curls, lots of Curls! (Posted 1st March 2012)
One word.....Wig! Basically I've spent the last few weeks researching and practising how to tie up my wig into a decent ponytail, and i have come to the conclusion that its still no easier no matter how many times i do it (I've done the same thing for Judith and for Jupiter too) I eventually just threw it back and have settled on a messy look, but thankfully Terra's hair has a bit of a wild look so i recon it'll work fine. I had to add a few extra wefts, that i created from the clip in ponytail i was originally going to use, so i spend a few days sewing wefts here and there too, trying not to restrict the stretch of the wig too much.
I've yet to try the wig on properly with all the new curls in place but i shall do a makeup test soon and give it a whirl then.
Fabric Painting Forever...or so it seems! (Posted 26th February 2012)
Yes I am still making progress on Terra, Very slowly but something nonetheless. As I've said before money is causing me an issue so its taking me some time to get all the materials together. I've made work on her Earrings, though they may just be the prototype for the real things.
Fabric hassle! (Posted 11th January 2012)
Right well, this entry is more of a rant than anything! I've had a day struggling over the dress, all because of my own idiocy (I stupidly didn't cut the pattern pieces out on the direction of the stretch of the fabric >_<)
Wig finally arrived and I've been working on curlying the fringe, next will be the horrible task of styling it so it looks like it in a ponytail >_<
I'm moaning so much and yet I'm really excitied about this project hahaha
Starting small.... (Posted 5th December 2011)
I haven't had a lot of time on my hands lately but have managed to make a start even if its just with small pieces of this costume. I have had a slight obsession with bows lately so it hasn't taken me long to get a hair bow made up with a scrap of lilac fabric i had, to add some sparkle I've trimmed the ends with some lilac beading fringing and will be investing or making a brooch to sit in the center.
I originally bought the lilac fringing for my cape, which i think it will make a pretty touch to it when its complete, I've currently just pinned it to the hemmed fabric (seen under the photos tab), I need to attempt dip dying the cape fabric first though which i have yet to brave doing.
I have been trying to save the pennies where possible with this costume as I can see it could easily get out of hand so I've decided to recycle my pale blonde clip in ponytail that i used for Rikku. This means i've settled on blonde for Terra's hair colour as i couldn't find a decent wig in an appropriate green and style. Of course although recycling a ponytail is cost free, i've given myself extra work in styling it. Terra's has lovely curly/wavy locks so i've been trying out different methods of curling the synthetic fibres. I think the best method for myself is simply using straighteners (at their lowest setting) on small bunches of fibres, and then quickly rolling them in foam curlers. I leave the curlers in for at least a few hours to to be sure, and i seem to achieve a nice subtle curl as a result.
::Foraging for materials:: (Posted 23rd November 2011)
I've been really keen to start this cosplay as soon as possible, but with low funds its not easy to get going. However I decided to go for a rummage in my fabric basket and low and behold, I found two pieces of fabric that are ideal for Terra. A little scrap of lilac fabric for her hair bow, and a long floaty number for her cape! The cape fabric is just what i had in mind, its quite transparent, so it'll give a magical look to the costume. I'm going to attempt some gradient dying to get the gorgeous 'watercolour' effect of the amano drawings too, which will be a first for me.
I'm soo pleased that i can actually make a start on this costume despite my money problems. Cosplay will always win! haha