Costume :Refia
Variant :Devout/Seer/Shaman
Source :Final Fantasy III (DS)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :FuyuCon 2009

Costume Photos

Refia 3- Close-Up

Refia 2- At Fuyucon!

Refia 1


Costume Information

Cost : Just Under £20
Time Taken : 15 Hours?

I wanted something simple and cute that I could work on by myself as a sort of test to my ability. I always prefer the healing/mage jobs in Final Fantasy games (or any RPG, for that matter...) and this one has cat ears, too! That pretty much makes it an instant win outfit. I wanted to do this shortly after playing the re-release of Final Fantasy III on the DS.

Since this is the first thing I made, it was a bit of a challenge doing all of the stuff I've never done before-- especially because I didn't use patterns or anything. Getting the ears to stand upright on the hood was probably the most difficult thing, since I also wasn't used to using my sewing machine.

This is probably one of my favourite costumes, being my first handmade one, but it's also so comfy and easy to wear! Although I do need to remember to wear bloomers so I don't flash everyone!

At some point in the future, I'd like to wear this again with a more accurate wig, as well as an improved cape/hood. Some idiot "glomped" me at Fuyucon and tore the hood a little, so it is in need of repair!

I bought the wig from Ayanamisatoru on eBay, I made the dress and cape myself, used the bloomers from another cosplay and bought the boots locally.


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Faye I can make this for you in about 10 minuets Lol ^.^ even if we find you a coat with a hood or something, either way its not hard :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 22 January, 2009 - 14:06
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Yeah but I'm not very good I want to make it and feel good about myself!

by Fables on Thursday, 22 January, 2009 - 14:10
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Ooh FF3 DS cosplay? I may join you on that. =P

by Deceipher on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 17:16
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we will all be seeres MWUHAHAHA!!!

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 14:42
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this is sooooo cool, and im oh so tempted to do the red mage :P

by Riz on Thursday, 5 February, 2009 - 01:49
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hey it looks good so far, bet its even cuter when its finished =D

by p-chan on Saturday, 7 February, 2009 - 22:14
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Looks great!!! keep going :) I love how energetic you are about this :P you have so much more confidence.

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 8 February, 2009 - 12:55
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Yay!!! I took those photos ^.^ you look cute :P and reavealed

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 5 March, 2009 - 11:59
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Only Revealed cos you were laid in bed!! :P I swear you were going for deliberate panty shot :P

by Fables on Thursday, 5 March, 2009 - 12:13
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yay! I love refia! :)

by GunstarVixen on Thursday, 5 March, 2009 - 12:23
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"Cute and revealed" yeah , that's what I wanted to say too. ^^

..yep could be bedroom eyes I'm seeing, ha ha ha.

I'm so happy how you look in these pics. Who cares about slanted ears, you made it yourself and you did a great job! Will I be seeing this at May Expo??? :D

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 5 March, 2009 - 12:26
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i must say, this is rather cute Fables :3 good job!

by Fishyfins on Thursday, 5 March, 2009 - 12:29
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cute cosplay ^^ nicely done

by nanahara on Thursday, 5 March, 2009 - 19:34

Getting cuter by the minute Fables, nice to see some old school FF cosplay going on, and you look adorable- slanted ears or no! Pink is such a cute colour for you too ^^

by Missytetra on Thursday, 5 March, 2009 - 22:43
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awh faye how sweet do you look in this! i remember when it was just material in a bag when i saw you waiting for a bus XD and you were all like im making a cosplay and i was all like ooooooooh =p lol

by .neverbell on Friday, 6 March, 2009 - 00:58
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ahhhhh yayeooo ouch you looks sooo cute! love the hood!!!

by MADALEENA on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 06:08
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Aww, adorable! You look so cute and the costume is brilliant!^^

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 23:39
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Thankds so much guys :3
I've actually been thinking about this costume a lot lately. Might remake her now I have more skills ^^,

by Fables on Friday, 14 January, 2011 - 13:29
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I love this version of refia so much - you look so cute :D

by gaming_goddess on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 22:54

To-Do List

Sew Ears Onto The Hood D:HighComplete
Sew Hood and Cloak TogetherHighComplete
Sew Ribbon TogetherMediumComplete
Make And Attach The SleevesMediumComplete
Hem Dress And CloakLowComplete
Buttons and Dress DetailLowComplete
Pink DressLowComplete
Buy ShoesLowComplete
Buy Ginger WigLowComplete


Debut (Posted 13th October 2009)

Well, I've deciding I'm taking this little darling to FuyuCon :) I sewed the sleeves on (eventually) and I might consider buying some white tights if it's chilly :S She does need a debut, after all, and I'm running short of Costumes becasue I don't have enough wigs. I'm wearing the Matsumoto wig for this one since Refia is ginger, and I can just tuck the long hair under the collar of the cloak. Simples! ^^,

OMG, Shoez! (Posted 3rd March 2009)

Well, after kicking myself a wee bit I finally cracked on witth this a little more before college this morning :) I got the cape totally hemmed and the black ribbon is all pinned together now, so I just need to sew it tonight!
As for the sleeves, I've got some leftover cape material that I might be able to get my BF to help me work with ^^

And the shoes I saw for £9.99 Are pretty much perfect! They dont have the white folds at the top but I can just add those myself. I'm hopefully grabbing them on Friday morning :D

I did it! Part 2 :) (Posted 10th February 2009)

Okay so after taking my sewing machine to my BF's house, I managed to make a half-decent hooded cape last night ^^,. It could do with being a little thicker, I think, but for a first attempt it isn't half bad. Tonight I'm gonna attach the ears to it, which are essentially red felt triangles reinforced with cardboard and covered in a layer of fabric! I also started pinning the details to the dress, which are just silver ribbon and yellow felt. I'm just not looking forward to the boots >.<

I did it! Part 1 :) (Posted 7th February 2009)

After a trip to Boyes yesterday morning, and a couple of hours spent cutting, drawing, being picky, and using my sewing machine for the very first time I finally got the dress made! The details still need to be added but this being the first thing I've ever made I'm really happy with it! The collar is a little scruffy but it'll be covered by the cloak so I'm not too concerned. I am, however, so very annoyed with myself. If I hadn't left my bedsheet at my bf's house I could've had the cloak done, too!! Grrrrrrrr >.<

Patterns! (Posted 7th February 2009)

Well, a couple of nights ago (Thursday!) I managed to get down to my Aunt's house and we finally got the pattern finished! It was fairly simple and we just cut it out of brown paper. We also got a hood pattern figured out, too, which I just need to figure out how to attach ears to.

Underskirt! (Posted 7th February 2009)

I figured to make this skirt 'poof' out in the way it does, I'm gonna need some sorta underskirt!! Luckily, my aunt already had a pre-made one she'd made for a fancy dress party that I can have, plus I'll be wearing my lovely bloomers!

I Have A Very Cunning Plan... (Posted 23rd January 2009)

And It Ivolves A King-Size Bedsheet! :D Seriously If ,this works, home bargains FTW XD
Really Excited To get this started, it's a mega pain I'm working tonight Till 10PM!