Manga Girl

Costume :Aerith Gainsborough
Source :Final Fantasy VII ; Crisis Core
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

Aerith complete

Aerith complete

Dress with diamond pattern

Marking the patterns on the material

Back of shirt

Front of shirt

Pattern for skirt

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Costume Information

Cost : £50
Time Taken : 1 week

This will be my cosplay on the Saturday of the May Expo.

I've got all the material I need to make and alter the costume so hopefully I will have this completed in time :D


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I expect pictures! LOL

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 15:50
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There should be some up tonight :D The pattern on her skirt is driving me mad >.<

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 15:52
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The pattern is looking good now!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 19:10
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Thank you hun! :D
It's taking forever to do on the material ^^;

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 19:14
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This is looking so pretty! ^^
I'll definitely keep an eye out for you at expo :)

by Charlie-Bear on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 23:15
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Looking very pretty 8D
Cant wait to see at the weekend x3

by Solaria on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 21:22
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It looks FANTASTIC! Well done hun!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 21:37

oh this looks great so far, well done! Can't wait fir the full photos! XD

by on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 09:36
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You looked so so pretty! I wanted to catch you for a photo on Saturday but I didn't reach you in time! D: Nevermind!
You looked really lovely ^_^

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 20:01
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You looked lovely hun ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 22:22
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wow a lot of work went into this, well done! I wish I could have made it on Sat to see you in it.

It was lovely meeting you on Sunday after Expo. ^^
..and keep up with the Sailor Moon costume - there's gonna be one heck of a big SM group at Octobers Expo so ther'll be loads of photo ops, I'd love to have some pics with you in my Galaxia cos. :D

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 15:00
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did i see you in the line to get in?

cos I scream your awsum at someone dressed like this

by Samstar1990 on Friday, 13 November, 2009 - 00:25
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I love this it's so cute =D
i also love how you cut out the pattern on the skirt =]

by FusionRose on Saturday, 9 January, 2010 - 17:05
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I love this, it inspired me to do my one. Its pretty.
Where did you get the flowers for the top though?

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 10 January, 2010 - 23:23

To-Do List

Pattern for skirtHighIn Progress


The skirt - part 2 (Posted 20th May 2009)

The skirt is nearly done, it took forever to cut out the diamonds, thank goodness for my Mum she cut out most of them while I was at work, I love her so much <3

I used wonder-web to put the diamond pattern on the skirt, it took a while as the skirt is ruffled.

Now all I need to add is the darker blue material at the bottom and the last ribbon at the top :D

The skirt - part 1 (Posted 17th May 2009)

Boy this is taking some time!
I've made the pattern of the skirt with a paper template.
It will probably take a while to cut out the pattern but I've got a week to finish it, I hope I do so ^^;

The top (Posted 17th May 2009)

I bought 2 tops from Uni Qlo that were the same size but 2 different colours (white &amp;amp; pink)
With the white top I tucked under &amp;amp; sewed the neckline (back &amp;amp; front) and sleeve line.
For the flowers I got some flowers that you use for making cards. I poked the flowers into the left hand side of the white shirt (front &amp;amp; back) and taped it down on the inside. I then sewed the white shirt to the pink shirt so it stays in place.
And finally added the purple ribbon to the front of the shirt, it&amp;#039;s a tad bit short but it will do.