Freyarule
 

Yuna - Floral Fallal (Floral Fallal (special dress sphere)) - Final Fantasy X-2

Status :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Photos

I saw this sphere...

Light in the dark

Masq 3

Talking to nature

The back view

Real emotion

I will find you

I'm gonna soak up the sun...

Masq 2

In the masq

Reference 2

 


Information

.......I'm going to need help going through the doors.

This is the biggest project I ever worked on yet!!! I learnt so many skills from this.

I learnt how to dye silk effectively (using some inspiration from Sands' tutorial in NEO magazine, thankyou!!) and construction work too.

The dress was made from scratch, without any patterns. My mother helped of course with the shape of it as she pinned it on me XD then I sewed it all together. I didn't want to show my flesh too much so I have a nude spandex boobtube underneath the dress, it looks effective enough. The white chest gem is interfacing with a scrap of white silky satin (the material for the dress) fixed on with body tape. I've recently hemmed and sewed on two pieces of white chiffon silk onto the elastic on the dress to disguise it a bit and to be one of the white floaty bits :)

The giant flower gave me many headaches. The base is a hula hoop, which I then attached a circle of blue dyed silk onto. I attached elastic onto it to become a harness, it's very comfy :D
The petals themselves were the hardest bit, I originally tried with wire but the shape looked awful and with the three gems on top, it was way too top heavy, so I decided a more strong structure was needed. I ended up making it out of bamboo sticks, doing a sort of window pane look, sticks going horizontal and vertical. I then covered the sticks with spare dyed silk to hide them a bit. Because I wanted the flower to be transportable I made each petal detachable by attaching velcro to the poles and the hoop. It works fantastically and I'm really proud of the overall achievement.

One of my faves but one of my least faves too in different areas! Tehe!


Comments

Mungojerrie posted on 30 June, 2009 - 15:30
Cannot wait to see this. Good luck! :)

Shiro Hana posted on 18 July, 2009 - 12:20
Neither can I :) - are you planning to do this next May at all?

Freyarule posted on 19 July, 2009 - 19:36
Thankyou both of you! ^^ And yes, I am planning on wearing this next May ^^ *goes to edit the costume to say May x3*

Paprika posted on 25 July, 2009 - 18:50
Ive always wanted to try this costume, but looks waaaay to complicated for me, I can't wait to see how yours turns out

SlimDefinition posted on 18 September, 2009 - 20:21
This will be one to see!

Shiro Hana posted on 21 November, 2009 - 21:58
Yes it may well end up being costly but it's one worth being a bit costly on, ne? :)

White Tigress posted on 21 November, 2009 - 22:02
Whoa whoa whoa whoa! Im defiantly looking forward to seeing this!

Freyarule posted on 21 November, 2009 - 22:06
@HRM: very true, I just hope I don't get poor like this term at uni xD @Aerblade: Lol thanks very much :)

neko_riddles posted on 22 November, 2009 - 16:04
Smexi Freyarule is gonna smexi this may ;)

Freyarule posted on 22 November, 2009 - 16:06
lol you bet ;)

Zelda posted on 24 November, 2009 - 10:52
Your going to look awesome in this! i love your cosplays!

FusionRose posted on 24 November, 2009 - 10:54
Good luckkk Can't wait to seeeee xx

Freyarule posted on 24 November, 2009 - 20:30
Thanks you two!!! Means a lot to me :3

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 16 January, 2010 - 18:54
Oh my god! XD I can't wait to see that and you make a fantastic Yuna in her Floral Fallal. ^_^ Good luck with that. ^_^

Freyarule posted on 17 January, 2010 - 23:12
Awww thanks Becky :D you're so kind to say that ^^

StrawberryCherry posted on 18 January, 2010 - 09:16
Wow. can't wait to see this done! Best of luck =3

Freyarule posted on 18 January, 2010 - 10:01
Thankyou very much, I hope you won't be disappointed :D

Roze-Chan posted on 30 January, 2010 - 01:27
This is going to look so awesome. *.*

Freyarule posted on 30 January, 2010 - 23:51
I hope so!! Lmao! :D

Zelda posted on 9 February, 2010 - 10:50
Thisis gunna be so awesome! I can't wait =D

Aokage posted on 16 February, 2010 - 20:20
Wow this is gonna be so awesome :) can't wait to seeee it! ^_^

Shiro Hana posted on 18 February, 2010 - 01:28
\^_^/ Flower Power \^_^/

Wildeth posted on 11 April, 2010 - 22:06
the dress looks beautiful! <3

Freyarule posted on 12 April, 2010 - 08:14
Thankyou everyone!! :D

NightmareWings posted on 16 April, 2010 - 09:11
this is gonna look amazing when its done I want piccys of you.....^_^

DuskatNight posted on 16 April, 2010 - 11:02
Aw wow this is going to look stunning!

Freyarule posted on 18 April, 2010 - 19:54
Thankyou! And yes you may take as many photos as you like 8D

FusionRose posted on 18 April, 2010 - 23:13
The dress is beautiful hun =D

Freyarule posted on 19 April, 2010 - 12:29
Thankyou very much! :3

Charlie-Bear posted on 24 April, 2010 - 20:32
This is looking gorgeous ;-; I love the fabric choice! I'm really excited to see this in May! *O*

Freyarule posted on 24 April, 2010 - 20:38
Thankyous very much!! Yus, the fabric was quite cheap but was a lovely texture x3 it just frays too easily lmao ^^;

Shiro Hana posted on 26 April, 2010 - 09:30
Looking good! ^^ Here's hoping to a duet. :)

Freyarule posted on 26 April, 2010 - 14:02
Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

Zelda posted on 26 April, 2010 - 14:06
The dress is so prettyful ^^

Freyarule posted on 26 April, 2010 - 14:09
Thankyou my dear :)

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 26 April, 2010 - 14:22
ooo can't wait to see this i don't think i ever sen anyone do this version of her ^^ good idea ;)

Freyarule posted on 26 April, 2010 - 20:28
Yeah I always thought it was a gorgeous dress sphere of hers, so I decided to do something new :)

NatalieNoodles posted on 23 May, 2010 - 15:45
Best of luck with completing this <3

Freyarule posted on 23 May, 2010 - 16:16
Thankyou very much my dear :) <3

NixieThePixie posted on 23 May, 2010 - 16:43
It looks awesome!! really really good!! And I'm gonna see it soon 83 Can't waaaait Unfortunately, the other part of my brain (that weird side lol) thought that it'll be bad if there's a sudden gust of wind; that top petal looks a little like it has a similar construction purpose as a kite... ;p Then again, it could be a cool effect lol

Freyarule posted on 23 May, 2010 - 17:28
That's how I plan to float in mid air!! 8DDDDD Haha, naah it's all good :) The structures are quite heavy so not light enough to blow me away X3

LittlePidgey4 posted on 23 May, 2010 - 17:31
Oh, I get it now. I thought the petals were the white floaty bits and the coloured bits were just the image background. ^ ^

Freyarule posted on 23 May, 2010 - 18:07
nooo the white floaty bits are quite simples :D now you see the pain I went through T__T lol

Kacela posted on 25 May, 2010 - 18:55
Wow, this is looking amazing!!!

Freyarule posted on 25 May, 2010 - 19:00
Thankyou very much!!! <3

DuskatNight posted on 25 May, 2010 - 21:07
Woah this looks stunning! I can't wait to see this at Expo!

GoldieNeko posted on 25 May, 2010 - 21:22
HOLY CR@P IT'S HUGE?! VERY VERY VERY WELL DONE MELZI XD I'M SO AMAZED I'M STUCK TYPING IN CAPS!!!!!! OMFG OMFG OMFG! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IN FLESH XD

Freyarule posted on 25 May, 2010 - 23:26
@DuskatNight: Thankyou! I hope you like the full thing :) @GoldieNeko: LMAO!! hehe ZOMG CAPS LOCK WHUT

LittlePidgey4 posted on 26 May, 2010 - 09:29
Wow, that's really tall. You're going to have to stay outside all day. XD

Freyarule posted on 26 May, 2010 - 11:02
I know! It kept hitting the ceiling, it was so hilarious XD

StrawberryCherry posted on 26 May, 2010 - 20:31
Looking amazing! Cannot wait to see this <3

Freyarule posted on 26 May, 2010 - 23:34
Thankyou very much! :) <3

SephNoir posted on 31 May, 2010 - 21:18
This looked so wonderful! You did a fantastic job on this! The petals worked brilliantly!

Freyarule posted on 31 May, 2010 - 23:03
Aww thankyou so much!! The petals gave me such big headaches but they worked in the end :)

CrystalNeko posted on 31 May, 2010 - 23:09
It was very impressive seeing this IRL! Kudos for finishing it and making it so well! I have photos for yooou from the masquerade which I will send you sometime~

Freyarule posted on 31 May, 2010 - 23:29
Oooh yay :D thanks Fifi <3

GoldieNeko posted on 1 June, 2010 - 10:08
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE lookin awesome! Ya did so well in the masq! XD Missing everyone already :( why does expo have to end so soon?

Freyarule posted on 1 June, 2010 - 10:22
Thankies honey! And yeah I knooow! :( It's so sad :(

Silantre posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:00
Wow! You're so photogenic in all those photos! That costume just looks amazing on you. I didn't have the pleasure of seeing this costume on stage first hand, but even seeing it on video was stunning =D

Odd-One-Out posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:06
That's ridiculous, they confiscated the petals for being too large?! My wings were pretty large too, Expo really should have reconsidered their actions if you weren't actually causing damage to stalls and such because your head is fine, you could see around you.

k4tt posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:09
I only got to see you wearing the whole thing during the masquerade and I totally held my breath when you were by the steps, and ducking past the lights!! Such a Beautiful Cosplay!! Great Work!!

sjbonnar posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:14
It was fantastic to see this finished! Well done!

Freyarule posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:22
@Silantre: aww sorry you didn't see it in person :( I really wished I could have worn the whole thing more during the day :) @Odd-One-Out: Oh, no, they didn't confiscate them, I was just really worried they would because of the whole 1.5m rule with props and I wasn't sure if it would count for the petals :( so I kept them off in the hall just in case, sorry if I wasn't clear! @k4tt: Thankyou very much! Believe me I was so scared I'd hit the lights, luckily I managed to avoid such a catastrophe! @sjbonnar: Thankyou! It was really nice to see you at the cosplay fever stall :)

ElegantAura posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:37
You did a fantastic job Mel, So pretty ^^ You did well to put up with those giant petals too. Good job ^_^

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:53
Beautifull cosplay Freya. For some reason I didn't clock the huge petals when I was in the queue, they look Fabulous in the pics. Epicness. ^_^

Freyarule posted on 1 June, 2010 - 15:01
@ElegantAura: Thankyou hun! I was going to have pics with you wasn't I >_< with all the madness I forgot! :( @Ranma1-2: Thanks very much! The petals were added on as I moved further up the queue so I wouldn't annoy anyone else XD by the time I'd gotten 3 people from the front the pathway was pretty much blocked so people going the other way had to do a limbo lmao!

LittlePidgey4 posted on 1 June, 2010 - 16:31
IT'S SO NICE AND BIG.

Freyarule posted on 1 June, 2010 - 16:42
@LittlePidgey4: THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID - I mean - yeah :D

Zelda posted on 2 June, 2010 - 11:39
This was sheer beauty! I adored this, glad i got to see it so close up ^^

Freyarule posted on 2 June, 2010 - 14:33
Aw thanks hun! It was lovely seeing your Queen Garnet too, I adored it! <3

Feather-to-Earth posted on 2 June, 2010 - 20:12
This was totally awesome to see!!! I swear no one else have even attepted this costume, but you did it amazingly ^_~

Manga Girl posted on 2 June, 2010 - 22:16
Loved this so much! :D

Freyarule posted on 3 June, 2010 - 08:09
@Feather-to-Earth: Thanks hun! I know a few Americans have done it but don't know about UK :D @Manga Girl: Thankyou! I loved your Cosmos :)

Chikinpoo posted on 3 June, 2010 - 13:47
ah ha haaa! I totally saw this!! Was AMAZING!! I was a few people behind you i think for the Masquarade, so I actually got to see this on stage, from the back ^_^ Was beautiful. You did a cracking job :D

Chikinpoo posted on 3 June, 2010 - 13:47
ah ha haaa! I totally saw this!! Was AMAZING!! I was a few people behind you i think for the Masquarade, so I actually got to see this on stage, from the back ^_^ Was beautiful. You did a cracking job :D

Freyarule posted on 3 June, 2010 - 14:14
Hehe thanks very much! Did you see the magically expanding flower? XD

Chikinpoo posted on 3 June, 2010 - 18:01
NO!?!! It did stuff??

Freyarule posted on 3 June, 2010 - 21:39
Nothing too special, it just grew as you put the petals on one by one XD so many people around me were giving double takes like "how did THAT get here?!" xDD

Clood posted on 4 June, 2010 - 16:32
Meeeelllll <3 This looked amazing~ Job really well done :3

FairyPorchQueen posted on 4 June, 2010 - 21:39
WOW! 0___0 im gobsmacked! well done seriously!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 4 June, 2010 - 21:39
WOW! 0___0 im gobsmacked! well done seriously!

Raye-chan posted on 4 June, 2010 - 22:25
Amazing!! such a shame i couldnt see in person ;)

Freyarule posted on 5 June, 2010 - 20:50
@Clood: Thankyoooou my most evil Kuja :3 @FairyPorchQueen: Hehe thankyou very much! :) @Raye-chan: Thankyou! Sorry you weren't able to see it much! >_<

FuriePhoenix posted on 2 July, 2010 - 22:23
You looked amazing! I sw this several times and thought "wow" you did such a great job to make it work for you! Mucho Kudos! ^^

Freyarule posted on 3 July, 2010 - 12:15
Aww thanks very much hun! :D Glad you loved it!

Ammy posted on 28 October, 2010 - 00:48
This looks awesome!! :D

Freyarule posted on 28 October, 2010 - 11:10
Thankyou! :D

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 20 February, 2014 - 18:55
Oh wow i love this ^_^ What a beautiful Interpetation!

Freyarule posted on 20 February, 2014 - 19:41
Thank you! I'm glad it still looks good XD

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

YAH (Posted 26th May 2010)

Listing as completed because all that's left to do is to style the wig which I'll do Friday possibly.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

The giant flower of doom has been CONQUERED! (Posted 24th May 2010)

So, I bought some more yellow fabric paint and have done the yellow bits on the petals and base. The base hoop pattern, I used a stencil for that I crafted but it's such a shitty stencil job >_> but ah well, it looks decent I suppose. But yes, the flower is done! Pictures will come tomorrow, and now I can work on the white floaty bits. The wig will be styled at the apartment in London, with everyone to help so I don't make a cock-up of it! fun times.

flower = 90% done (Posted 23rd May 2010)

all petal structures have been made and silked. Am now doing the yellow bits, firstly spraying on diluted fabric paint. If that doesn't show up to well I'll do some more spraying and if that fails then it'll be a case of using up loads of fabric paint (and I have a feeling if that happens I'll be taking a trip to fabricland again ^^;;;)

Yeah (Posted 21st May 2010)

TOP PETAL HAS BEEN OWNED!! and shown who da boss!

Done structures of three petals out of bamboo sticks :) half covered one with silk, and will silk the other two tomorrow, and then see what I can do with the last two petals. AWESOME

FLAILS WILDLY!!! D8 (Posted 21st May 2010)

ARRRRRRGH!

Less than a week to complete the flower and it's giving me a headache! I made the top petal out of wire, and the wire is a bitch, and I glued the gems down and it was bringing down the silk a bit so I put some foam at the top to hold the gems straight and then velcro'd the petal to the hoop base and.........it's too top heavy and it's wilting ;_; (pun not intended)

SO! Last minute buy of supplies, I've re-thought it through and I'm going to buy some wooden sticks from somewhere! Anywhere!!! Wilkinsons?! B&Q?!! ANYWHERE that does these, so I can get it done and dusted in time to show it to everyone X_X
I've come too far to give up on this now! RAWWWR FEEL MY DETERMINATION!!!!!

YAYAYYA (Posted 8th April 2010)

I finished the dress! It's pretty awesome :)

and I've been doing the silk dying! My mother has been such a great help to me with this, I don't know what I'd have done without her! I did the blue bits this afternoon and they've become a beautiful colour - what I have done is instead of cutting out the shapes and then dying them individually, I've dyed the whole lot of fabric in the bits needed to save on dye and manageable bits :D will do the purple bits tomorrow! and I have an idea on the basic frame of the petals, so that's awesome too! EEEEEEEEE

Progrersssssss whut (Posted 6th April 2010)

So I'm taking the wig with me to Minami so Fifi (CrystalNeko) can help me style it :D got the hairspray and hairdryer ok.

Started the dress today, ahahah. Since I decided the pattern was way too irregular for this, my mum helped me construct a pattern from scratch by pinning the fabric to me, and we've basically done things step by step and keep pinning and repinning to me. So far I've finished the front, with interfacing at the top to keep the rounded shape, and it's hemmed, and the top of the back is hemmed plus one side is seamed together, just got to work out how to do the other side, as that is the side that will have velcro sewn on to generally keep the outfit together, plus I have to get some elastic to hold up the dress. Then I need to think about how to fix the dress onto the nude spandex boob-tube I made to help the dress fit better (and then I can wear a proper bra during the day YAY)

Got a bit annoyed so am leaving it for tomorrow, will probably start the silk dying too. Bought a hula hoop today, only problem is it has bead things inside so will have to saw it open and get rid of them, then tape it back together and paint it white. Then that will give me a base for when I do the flower!!!! ahahahahahah.............

FABRIIIIIIC (Posted 16th March 2010)

Well I bought 10 metres of satin fabric today (only for £13 - WIN!!! And yes, it is decent looking satin, not the 99p type >_>) and so I can start on this finally! I have the pattern that I'm going to mod, and then I have loads left over for the floaty floaty bits (that I still have no idea how to do >_<).

If I'm lucky I might have loads left over from this costume to use on Gardevoir....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :3

Wig! (Posted 28th January 2010)

Ok so the wig has arrived! It's so purty and I don't want to cut it but I must ;_; le sigh.

have no idea how I will start styling it xD if anyone has any tips then please tell me, it's heat resistant so I can use my straighteners with it...

rargh (Posted 21st November 2009)

Doing concept sketches for the dress and flower. It's going to be costly -_-; hoping for lots of xmas money to fund this lmao xD

Dadahhh (Posted 31st October 2009)

Thus the end of October Expo is upon us, and we can start planning for May...

I hope I don't spend too much money on this, ohohoh, but it's the sort of thing that reeks of spendage xD