Costume :Rubicante
Source :Final Fantasy IV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :KitaCon 2010

Costume Photos






Now, come at me with all your strength








Costume Information

Cost : Lost count after £60... *ahem*


The pain-stakingly long amount of time this took! I made the tights for this right back in June 2009 and only just got round to finishing it February 2010. Fabric cost was an issue as well as the (probably more important) issue of lots of uni work.

I will get round to wearing this again, the only thing I am disappointed with was the headgear.


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cool choice man

by nanahara on Tuesday, 7 April, 2009 - 21:24
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noice, I thought about doing that one at some point myself but my cosplays are limited right now lol

will be looking forward to doin that one^_^

by Anime_Angel on Thursday, 9 April, 2009 - 23:25
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awesome choice let me know when this is complete

by Defrain on Friday, 1 May, 2009 - 08:09
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Sadly it won't be started on til at least September, but I'm setting February as a reasonable deadline at the moment.... Get your Edge ready mate!

by AmethystEyes on Friday, 1 May, 2009 - 09:40
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Awesome ^^ , cant wait to see the sexy leg flashing XD

by GraceyDarling on Monday, 4 May, 2009 - 22:30
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This is going to be AWESOME! D: I hope you bring this to May expo next year~ I'll be doing Cecil then 8D

by Demented Kid on Sunday, 31 May, 2009 - 16:21
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Oh teh noes, Cecil! D: He will definitely be done by then, so totally will bring him along then!

by AmethystEyes on Sunday, 31 May, 2009 - 16:41
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you have a stupidly good choice of cosplays <3
cant wait to see this x3

by kitty on Sunday, 31 May, 2009 - 18:45
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Remember to get the Leg out when you do this =3
Ahhhhhhh Rubicante he was a real bastard to beat, but good choice in character =3

by JakeX on Sunday, 31 May, 2009 - 20:01
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lovin the progress so far^___^ am looking forward to seeing it^__^

by Anime_Angel on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 18:01
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Looking awesome already. I can't wait to see more progress.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 20:24
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Wow epic progress, fab choice of character too :D
I'm can't wait to see the leg flashing ;D

by Charlie-Bear on Saturday, 20 June, 2009 - 11:52
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oooh x3
this is looking so cool so far ^^
the tights look funky, and i love the hat/balaclava x3

by kitty on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 20:36
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Love the progress on the head wear. looking awesome.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 20:44
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I love yer mask, you given me an excelent idea on how to make masks for costumes like that lol^_^

by Anime_Angel on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 20:48
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i love the mask! cant wait to see the finished mask and man! thats a lot of painting work on the tights good job!

by Kaka Extreme on Tuesday, 23 June, 2009 - 11:44

Hey man nice i am working on a scarmiglione. Is should be done around December, so what cons are you going to?

by airforce620 on Wednesday, 2 September, 2009 - 04:04
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Oh my god scarmiglione! :D
I won't have him ready until Kita in April, are you planning on going to that?

by AmethystEyes on Sunday, 6 September, 2009 - 18:12
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looking good

by Defrain on Monday, 7 September, 2009 - 06:34

I am going to try!

by airforce620 on Saturday, 12 September, 2009 - 21:13
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by Defrain on Sunday, 29 November, 2009 - 20:14
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is this complete then?Any pictures or are you waiting for Kitacon?

by leumas on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 23:44
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I'm hopefully taking some tonight! I just haven't had the time to ask my room mate to take photos! :D

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 2 March, 2010 - 09:26
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Looks fantastic! This'll be awesome in person

by HotshotShan on Thursday, 18 March, 2010 - 23:55
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SO COOOOL!!!!!!!!!

YEY d(^A^)b

by kitty on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 14:53
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Loved your Rubicante as you can probably tell as I took like four photos of it XD
(password: letmein)

by Manjou on Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 12:09
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you were amazing on the masquerade *amano terra waves capes* I love capes =D

by Zelda on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 09:31
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great job shame i never got to see the complete thing in person

by Defrain on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 14:26
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hay i will be doing a ffIV group photoshoot in May 2011 London Mcm Expo would love it if you come to this xxx there is a thread in the forum xx

by Sasashie on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 14:32
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(I am ze Beth Dooner <3)
This was so fantastic! I squeed when you came on stage ^^

by MadameLapin on Monday, 6 September, 2010 - 21:01

To-Do List

Make base of capeHighComplete
Paint cape detailHighComplete
Sexy leg detailMediumComplete
Undershirt detailMediumComplete
Mask detailMediumComplete
Desecrate red shortsLowComplete
Buy fabric dyeLowComplete

Shopping List

Headwear and pens£15.00Bought
Cape fabric£40.00Bought


Progress report (Posted 16th January 2010)

Oh Rubicante, you are the bane of my life...
Failing to get this finished over Christmas, I started on the white paint for the cape but ran out before I could add the second layer. However, there wasn't any white paint to buy in my whole town so I've had to order some on ebay which won't come til sometime next week. However, the cape is 90% done and I am proud of it!
The mask is fully completed in terms of paint, but the red fabric I left over from the cape is too obviously different to make the horns and ears that go with it. So, failing to find a similar-enough coloured fabric in town today- I ordered ANOTHER identical balaclava which I will have to desecrate.
So, another £14 more and this baby will be done!

Cape progress (Posted 29th November 2009)

Over the past couple of days I've been mapping, cutting, sewing and altering 4 meters worth of fabric and am pleased with the final result! The ends are slightly tattered as I couldn't sew two sides of fabric together (the stitching got bunched up so I had to cut out half of the inside of the cape) but other than that I am very pleased. Next step is to paint the diamonds on and then take it home where the rest of my cosplay pieces reside in order to work out what still needs doing.
I've scrapped the donut collar as it won't be able to attach to the rest of the cape, and it actually looks better when it's just wrapped over my shoulders.

Collars! (Posted 21st November 2009)

This cosplay is back from the grave! Finally had the time since getting back to uni to do some serious business.
Bought 5 meters of polycotton fabric, probably too much but I'm doubling up the cape so it won't fray so allowing some leway from that.
Fabric was £40... Crap.
The shape of the collar (from which the epically long cape will hang) has been tack stitched and once I have some stuffing it and set up my sewing machine it will work. Pictures to follow...

Second attempt (Posted 8th August 2009)

Decided to just do a quick job with the underclothes. I bought a tshirt from Primark (saved dying it) and painted it as needed, as well as a pair of shorts. They're the same colour so work well enough, though are very faintly striped and the buttons are silver. I'll unstitch them nearer the time but am now ready to move on to the CLOAK OF DOOM!

Starting on the mask (Posted 21st June 2009)

I haven't had a chance to go into Primark and buy some clothes to dye, so I started on the mask instead. Pretty easy if not tedious, it's still in need of patching up and the horns and ears need adding when I've got left over material from the cloak which will be the thing I'm doing last typically. Apart from that, I think this is coming along smoothly so far...

Sexy sexy legs! (Posted 10th June 2009)

As Rubicante has the greatest legs in gaming history, it only made sense to do this part of the costume first. This is also the first time in my cosplay history that I'm actually pleased with something and don't want to start over again! As it turns out I love photographing my own legs, I have a load of potentially pervy pictures on my camera still that I chose not to upload *ahem* Anyway, next stage will be buying a pair of white shorts and top, dying them and then adding the top detail.