Costume :Rinoa Heartilly (Winter Outfit) (RETIRED)
Source :Final Fantasy VIII Own Design
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Ending Point

By The Swing

The Point




Costume Information

I have thought about this design for ages, but never really done much more than that

I thought that this would be a nice alt outfit for her, everything is similar...just a little longer ^_^

Ref is made in Photoshop ^_^



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Nice design :)

by Deathblow_Prime on Thursday, 12 July, 2012 - 23:53
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Thank you ^_^ I hope to do it for this winter

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 13 July, 2012 - 00:05
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This is a really clever idea :D

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 16:37
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Thank you...^_^ Im looking forward to the duster taking shape ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 16:39
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a simple yet clever idea! Looking forward to seeing more progress, I love the fact you're hand knitting her duster!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 18:30
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Thank you ^_^ I have had this idea for a few years now so now is the time to do it ^_^ and I have always said if I do a Rinoa, I have to do it right so I learnt to knit ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 19:13
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I love the fact you're knitting the duster than purchasing knitted fabric :3 It looks really lovely so far - can't wait to see more <3

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 20:13
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Thanks ^_^ I was thinking about using knitted fabric for this version, but I knew I wouldn't be happy with it so I'm going to knit another duster. I will post more updates as soon as I can ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 00:08
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I really adore the progress of this ^^ It's looking amazing!

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 23 September, 2012 - 11:58
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Thank's really getting there now ^_^ I hope to have it finished by next week at the latest ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 23 September, 2012 - 12:56
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It's brilliant! You did a really great job :D

by Deathblow_Prime on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 23:01
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Thanks _Aeon_
It's not 100% but couldn't pass up the weather ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 23:04
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Yeah the weather made for lovely photos :)

by Deathblow_Prime on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 23:08
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Awh cute design. Love it ^^

by Tsukiko on Thursday, 30 May, 2013 - 22:46
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Thank you Tsukiko...there were so many problems with it but I am glad I finally got round to doing it ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 07:02


PHOTOS (Posted 24th March 2013)

Finally got some photos for this...not 100% happy with the way I looked (the wig's fringe just looks wrong) but I couldn't pass up on the weather. My nan's back garden was a nice setting for my photos and I had members of my family watching from the windows, giving me posing advice ¬.¬
But it was fun, cold but fun.

Duster 99% (Posted 30th September 2012)

This is my completed duster for my winter Rinoa, all that needs to be done is for the ties to be tidied up as they look really messy and don't look how they should. I may try different methods to make sure it looks better. I will post a better picture once this is done.

1st Sleeve Completed (Posted 22nd September 2012)

This is the sleeve for the duster but I won't attach it onto the main duster until I have knitted the other one.

So Much Progress (Posted 22nd September 2012)

I have been working on this so much lately as it is so close to being completed ^_^ I now have a duster and one sleeve...the sleeves took longer than I thought they would take but oh well I'm nearly there and in a couple of days, the other sleeve should be done also.

This is my progress on the overall outfit...some items still needs a little altering but it is getting there ^_^

Back Details (Posted 2nd September 2012)

I have been working on this for a little while and I have nearly finished the duster part of it. But I need to put up the back piece details up here so I don't lose them ^_^

I started with 100 stitches for the back piece and then knitted up to where I decreased on the side panels. Then I needed to decrease on both sides for 52 rows.

It was then worked out that I needed to decrease 2 stitches every third row (1 stitch each side) so I needed to do the following:

Knit as normal
Knit as normal
Decrease 1 on each side
Knit as normal
Knit as normal
Decrease 1 on each side etc etc until 52 rows are done.

This leaves me with 66 stitches left.

Straps on side panels: 20 stitches

Next I needed to knit 14 rows without decreasing, then I need to section off the collar part which consists of 26 stitches in the middle of the panel with 20 stitches on each side for the straps.

Once the collar stitches have been sectioned off, 18 rows need to be knitted for the back to meet up with the straps.

Then I plan to put half of the collar stitches back on the needles and shape the curve by decreasing and then repeat the process for the other half of the collar.

I will update once all this has been completed ^_^

Side Detail (Posted 12th August 2012)

I have been putting this off for ages but now I want to get it finished. But I'm just adding the details here so I don't forget ^_^


56 Stitches until bust/underarm
Then the following 52 rows/20.5cm need to be
knit as normal
decrease 1 stitch
knit as normal
decrease 1 stitch

Finally for the last 25 rows I need to lose 6 stitches so I need to
decrease 1 stitch every 4 rows until I get to 20 stitches left for the shoulder.

I hope to get both sides done today as I only need to do the decreasing on both sides now ^_^

Knitting (Posted 22nd July 2012)

I have decided to start knitting the sleeved duster and I hope to get it completed sooner than my original duster ¬.¬ I love how this wool feels at the moment and it feels so much lighter than my other one ^_^

This is the progress that I have made on one of the side panels in one day ^_^

^_^ (Posted 16th July 2012)

I have finished the updated skirt and I have decided that the 3 buttons still look good on the skirt so I'm sticking with the 3 buttons. I have a black v-neck t-shirt that I want to use so that's done. I have a pair of leggings, but I need to get zips for them and then they will be finished.

I just have the knit the new duster, which will take up most of my time and I need to look into wools etc etc but I have made a start on this so it's going in progress ^_^