Samurai Rikku (Samurai) - Final Fantasy X-2





angel aiko posted on 24 June, 2009 - 21:39
eeeeee ive never seen anyone do this and i know you will pull this off so greatly *__*

Ilpala posted on 24 June, 2009 - 22:22
Nice costume, she's got a didy version of Aurons sword!!!

Limegreenjelly posted on 24 June, 2009 - 22:42
this looks pretty wicked ^^ good luck and cant wait to see it all done :)

stripey_dani posted on 25 June, 2009 - 08:47
Eeeeee looking forward to seeing it x3

Kaka Extreme posted on 28 June, 2009 - 13:26
oh oh oh im looking forward to seeing this 83 best costume of them all i think and youll look great!

Freyarule posted on 1 July, 2009 - 22:27
awesome! Can't wait to see this, I loved your Warrior Rikku costume!! I've sort of taken a leaf out of your book and I'm planning to do Yuna's Floral Fallal dress sphere next May <33

JakeX posted on 5 July, 2009 - 21:49
looking good so far :D was not expecting samurai rikku :P

nanahara posted on 6 July, 2009 - 00:44
nice choice, I'm sure you'll look great ^^

FusionRose posted on 9 July, 2009 - 18:37
Yay can't wait to see this =D

caylithe posted on 9 July, 2009 - 19:01
lol glad you're bringing over some sewing stuff :), you're always a good cosplay influence on me... I might actually do some work on Viola for the first time in 3 weeks xD. Should prob comment on your costume too xD... Looking great so far, can't wait to see the sword ^^ xx

Sephirayne posted on 10 July, 2009 - 11:55
Loving the progress so far. Its really going to look great

negativedreamer posted on 14 July, 2009 - 11:07
cant wait to see this done~

Amy-Lou posted on 15 July, 2009 - 08:42
Looking good! It's really comming together :D

timpey posted on 15 July, 2009 - 11:07
wow! lookin so good ^^

Anime_Angel posted on 17 July, 2009 - 15:25
thank you, and I am loving the progress of yer Samurai Rikku there^__^

leumas posted on 3 August, 2009 - 19:27
Looking good so far,keep it up,look forward to seeing it at Expo

Odd-One-Out posted on 4 August, 2009 - 20:41
Wow, impressive combo of cloth/prop.

nanahara posted on 8 August, 2009 - 19:47
the progress on this is looking awsome

Kestral posted on 8 August, 2009 - 20:38
Looks great! Inspires me to actually get round to finishing FFX-2 xD Will deff look out for you at the expo =D

CheekyFlower posted on 8 August, 2009 - 21:24
looking good cant wait to see finshed

negativedreamer posted on 10 August, 2009 - 22:56
Commenting a second time but i dont care... I wish i could get shots of you in my auron. Like stealing my sword or something

perfectly_purple posted on 13 September, 2009 - 10:29
Oooh you look amazing!! I love the helmet! ^_^

Amy-Lou posted on 13 September, 2009 - 12:27
The new photos look great!

CrystalNeko posted on 13 September, 2009 - 14:07
Loving the photos! You look amazing *o*

Charlie-Bear posted on 13 September, 2009 - 15:25
Aww wow I love the colours in all the pictures. Gotta say though it wasn't my fav dressphere you've made me love it! Wicked sword, you're such a perfect Rikku <3

angel aiko posted on 14 September, 2009 - 13:29
you look absolutely hot :3

FairyPorchQueen posted on 17 September, 2009 - 19:04
Oh wow you have some lovely shots! well done this looks great ^__^

ElegantAura posted on 17 September, 2009 - 20:47
Fantastic work!! I can't wait for next Rikku Dressphere ^_^

Uni posted on 18 September, 2009 - 08:46
I love the combination of colours~ looking gorgeous <3

Mangamad posted on 18 September, 2009 - 09:39
Coolness. O,O!< Another rare dressphere you'll never see made.

seawaterwitch posted on 13 October, 2009 - 10:31
All of your costumes are awesome ^^ Can't wait to see your next costumes ^^

Sands posted on 14 October, 2009 - 17:23
you legend! this is rikkus best dress sphere by far! I always wanted to do it but never ended up getting round to it, so instead I can fangirl over you =D AWESOME love your head gear especially

Komapsunida posted on 5 July, 2010 - 21:30
love love love love! My dear this is gorgeous! I love the samurai dress sphere<3 its so accurate! <3 Youre so pretty too my lovely xx

Zelda posted on 5 July, 2010 - 23:30
Beautiful work as usual! I love it!

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Progress Journal

11th August 2009



8th August 2009


Right, 5 days on and I'm starting to paint the sword. I should hopefully have all the painting and detailing done by Tuesday. Then I have the rest of Tuesday and Wednesday to concentrate on finishing the rest of this costume.

UGH. I have NEVER cut it this close before. And i don't like it! >__<

3rd August 2009

Sword Beginnings

At first it was a pole, a box and some masking tape.
Now its a mummifed sword. That is about an inch TALLER THAN ME.

But that's okay! That's accurate. And it doesn't look quite so laughable as I first though. X__X

No oppertunity to paper maché tonight, so will have to do the first layer tomorrow after work.

3rd August 2009

Sword start

Okay. Its a week and a half until Aya and I'm starting my sword now. What am I, daft?

Apparently so.

I have a broom handle which is about my height (so like, perfect in sword to height ratio) and I have cardboard. I'll be making the skeleton shape tonight and the first layer of paper maché I hope.

I'm hoping to have all the layers of paper maché done and dusted by Friday. Then use the weekend for priming and sanding. And then the days I have off before Aya to get it painted!

That's the plan. X___x

22nd July 2009

And more armour...

Well - more armour has been done.

I've made and painted the 5 amulets that are on the costume. These have been reinforced with buckrum and will be attached with clips to hold them in place.
The same has ben done for the leg and shoulder armour. I still need to varnish the amullets, but I'm sure sure about doing so, as they look okay as they do.

Uhm... the obi belt is nearly finished. I have to add velcro cause the stupid snap fasteners keep coming undone. UHM. Yeah... I'm nearly done. I need tog et a stick to make the sword. And make the leggings and shoes.

15th July 2009

Uh... more armour

The summer makes paint dry quickly, so I'm making short work of the armour. I have to paint the underside of the shoulder and leg armour. Just one coat, and then sew them to the kimono... which I'm not looking forward to. =__=

The helmet is pretty much finished. It needs varnishing, and a bit of a touch up where bristles from my paint brush got left behind. >_< But yeh, almost done there. Then going to get started on the five amulets on the front of the kimono. The leggings and head band I'll get started on once I have the material, which I'll be getting on Friday. The shoes I'm just on the look out for black wedge flip flop things... which are going to be evil to wear because I HATE flipflops with a vengance.

UHm... yeah... I had more to say, but its nearly half one in the morning and i'm not feeling that coherant.

14th July 2009


well, I started the armour yesterday and got the big bits made. That is the shoulder, leg and helmet. I will do armour for the feet and the hands, but not going to get started on that yet.

Anyway. I've painted the armour black at the moment. I'm going to get some purple paint and mix it with silver to get the kind of mauve/silver sheen on it.

12th July 2009

Skirt done, on to armour

The under skirt is finished, all neatly trimmed with yellow bias. Fits pretty well and is a good length, so I won't flash anyone when I sit or bend down. Though I'm going to wear hotpants with this, anyway!

I'm off to my dad's for 2 weeks as of tomorrow, so I'm taking a lot of sewing and bits with me. I'm planning to get started on the helmet and armour while I'm there. I have an idea of how to do it which involves craft foam, buckrum and glue... but we'll see how it goes.

10th July 2009

On the way

So, the main kimono robe is complete and lined on the edges with the correct colour. I'm going to check screenshots, but I'm pretty sure that's all there is to this kimono.
The boob tube is also finished - not that it was particularly difficult to do.

The blue obi belt is half way done. I need to make it a bit skinniner as its too thick at the moment. And I'll need some yellow cotton to make the yellow belt that ties around the middle, instead of using left over yellow bias tape.

The uber skirt is also about half way. Its all sewn and elasticated to stay up; I have the slit pinned open and am going to be pinning the yellow bias tape on the edging shortly and then sewing it.
I want to get started on the helmet and armour pretty soon.

9th July 2009

Bias binding

I have green bias binding and yello bias binding to start the lining on the kimono and the skirt.
I want to get the skirt elasticated tonight so I can get the lining bits done tomorrow while invading Caylithe's house. :B

8th July 2009

Making headway

So most of the main kimono is in progress. I have to buy some green binding for the edges of the kimono, and yellow binding for the skirt. The skirt also needs elastic around the waist to it stays up.
The boob tube is pretty much done, and got done in about two hours. It needs a bit of taking in around the back as its a touchy gapey at the moment, but that's not exactly a vexing task.
I'll be taking buckrum and craft foam over to my dad's in the next week to get started on all the armour and hopefully make a start on the helmet. Maybe... >.>

5th July 2009

Productive, productive

Today was most productive! I had the fabulous Chevi at my house and having someone around also sewing always makes me want to sew more! So I managed to get my kimono sewn together from a Simplicity pattern and the sleeves added. Also managed on the obi belt as well.

The kimono is made from poly cotton, as is the obi belt with iron in vilene. I will be adding all the different lining colours, and making the skirt very shortly! As well as getting started on the armour. :)