Costume :Rinoa Heartilly
Variant :Original Design
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Final Fantasy Distant Worlds 2011

Costume Photos



The FFVIII girlies classed up~!

-Very quick- design sketch


Costume Information

Cost : £20
Time Taken : Two evenings~!

Sarmander, Ino and myself thought it'd be fun to do a little cosplay for Distant Worlds. I wasn't really sure about going in full on cosplay, weren't really sure about dress codes etc, so we best concluded to do a more dressy versions of something the FFVIII gals might wear. ^_^

The dress I made was designed by moi, I had to come up with a very quick sketch/design there and then in the fabric shop after seeing what kind of fabrics were available! The majority of the design was pulled from Rinoas blue duster. I'm pretty pleased with the result as I was really pressed for time. ^^ Whew!


You keep uploading this stuff and I'm gonna keep abusing the comment button. This Rinoa-inspired dress is so elegant, but it also says something lighthearted and airy with the gauze hem and featherswirl design. Good character translation/association! Also, I know you broke time to make this garment live and that adds and extra dimension of awesome. I do like the idea of your group attending in ninja-character-homage-cosplay. So classy.

by birds-hate-flying on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 22:21
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Ahaha. Sorry. I have such a backlog. XD

Thankyou! Yes I'd like to do more 'ninja-homage-cosplay' in future times, maybe cook up something more challenging, it's actually quite fun! x3

by Natsumi on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 22:37

don't apologise, apologizing for uploading coolthings makes no sense! Definitely you should ninja-homage-cosplay more characters in the future.

by birds-hate-flying on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 23:03
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I can't believe how quickly you made it! It is fabulousssssss~~~~ <3

by Ino on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 23:03
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so pretty XD

by J-Po on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 23:15
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Love the style of your dress, its really awesome, you look amazing. :D

by Puppykitten14 on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 23:35
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I'm so jealous of your pretty dress, Rinoa~! You did a a wonderful job in such a short space of time, and pulled the look off perfectly~! <3

by sarmander on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 00:08
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Awwww the design for the dress is so so cute!! 8D and you look so damn adorable as Rinoa <3 <3

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 00:23
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This is so beautiful! You guys look amazing!

by BabemRoze on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 08:37
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I ,love the design, simple and very Rinoa. Love the wings and the multi layers.

by j_mercuryuk on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 10:15
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Very classy, very pretty and very Rinoa.

by messengercat on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 11:18
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I saw this!!! I thought it was so so cute!!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 12:01
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Awh man, many thanks guys. ; u ;'
Your lovely comments have settled my worries! The main thing I started to question myself on was whether it's reflected the character at all.

by Natsumi on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 21:26
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Aaah this is so cool XD Very cute! xx

by WingedWalrus on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 19:35