Rosso the Crimson
Final Fantasy VII - Dirge of Cerberus

Cosplayer: Ranma1-2

Status: Planned

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

4th April 2010: wig for Rosso I snapped up a lovely Auburn Red wig for this cosplay. It will need a lot of styling to make the front look right, maybe even addition of a lace front. I haven't done any difficult wig styling yet so I'm not sure if I will be able to make it look exact. I will have a go though. But if I can't manage to style it exactly, it looks pretty ok actually even just swept up with hair grips. I'm pleased with this wig already. :)

26th November 2009: Planning Woohoo, found a seller on eBy who does sew on reflective blue tape - shall be able to use this for the glowing blue stripes on the costume. :)


Started looking into the design of Rossos double bladed weapon. Boy that thing is complicated. eg when the blades are open they are dead in line, but when closed they dont clash into each other. They must fold away from the centre line as they close. This is gonna take some clever engineering to make it work...


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Anonymous - 7th July 2009
LOVE! Another perfect costume choice for you!

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Anonymous - 8th July 2009
can't wait to get photos with you in the FF group XD
this outfit ia so perfect for you XD

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Anonymous - 8th July 2009
Fabulous costume - looking forward to seeing you in this =^_^=

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Captain_Marvelous - 8th July 2009
Very good luck with this, great choice for you I think steve cant wait to see the result

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FairyPorchQueen - 8th July 2009
YAY ^______^

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Ranma1-2 - 8th July 2009
Thanks guys. What can I say? Femme fatals - I can't resist them. ^__^
Reeealy looking forward to doing that weapon though. *trying hard to keep on track with current costumes..Resist Resist* :)

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Anonymous - 8th July 2009
alas Vincent Valentine isn't for May Expo =/
I'm doing the Emperor and Squall
we can still duel though? XD

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Sephirayne - 10th July 2009
Really looking forward to seeing this.

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Ranma1-2 - 10th July 2009
Marauchettes - Yeah we can still duel. I really wanted revenge on Vincent though. ^^

Sephy, I hope it will be good, I have great expectations for it myself. ^_^

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Anonymous - 24th July 2009
i can tell this is just gonna look amazing... good luck :D

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Ranma1-2 - 24th July 2009
Thanks mate. :)

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No thanks - 24th July 2009
omg i can't wait to see this o3o

i just scrolled past it then looked back and was like "oh wow"

xD <33 you'll look great! good luck!

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Ranma1-2 - 24th July 2009
Thanks Charlotte. ^_^

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Alias Cosplay - 1st August 2009
I'm really looking forward to seeing this finished, you'll suit it so well!

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Ranma1-2 - 1st August 2009
Thanks Alias. :)

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ryaoki - 4th November 2009
cant wait for this buddy

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Ranma1-2 - 5th November 2009
SO glad you're on board. Yep looking forward to Rosso/Vincent skit with ya. ^_^

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Valentine_x - 5th November 2009
=O
Can't wait to see this, it's going to look amazing!
8D

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Ranma1-2 - 6th November 2009
Thanks Valentine-x Yeah I'm getting real excited about this. If you make it to May Expo we have a real treat of a masquerade performance for you to watch. I can hardly contain myself! ^__^

Oh Ryoaki I'll send you the whole skit outline now. So you can practice your emoting. =P

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ryaoki - 26th November 2009
dudoo you still up for shopping and rehersals next week im really excited !!!

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Ranma1-2 - 27th November 2009
Yep. ^_^
Where/when shall we meet?

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ryaoki - 27th November 2009
well, the market is our highlight soo, shall we meet at the front doors of the church ? then we can do some fabric shoppin. what did you fancy doing after or are you going home?

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Ranma1-2 - 27th November 2009
I'll pm ya. :)

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jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 10th December 2009
i can't wait to see this

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Ragepotato - 16th December 2009
You are going to be so perfect for this o__o
Do you plan to do the accent too? XD
Can't wait to see it!!

-Phi

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Ranma1-2 - 17th December 2009
Thanks sweetie ^_^
"Dee accent?... but ov course, dah-rling." :)
Actually for the skit I have edited together dialogue from the game clips. =P

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Member-XI - 17th December 2009
I am really looking forward to seeing this, Rosso is the best character out of Dirge 8D

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Ranma1-2 - 18th December 2009
I think Rosso is right up your street also. Kick-ass battle vixens rule. =P
I hope this turns out as good as I want it. I'm starting this costume pretty soon even though I have until May. I just don't want to rush parts like usual. When I get stuff done I'll post progress here. :)

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Member-XI - 18th December 2009
I don't blame you for starting early, I always figure its better to have something done too early than too late :D Thats why i'm starting one of my cosplays for October in January. xD
Good luck with her! Can't wait to see what you come up with :D

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ryaoki - 7th January 2010
i have nooo clue which day mate lmao

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Zelda - 11th May 2010
AWESOME!!! she does not get cosplayed enough! I can't wait!

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ryaoki - 16th July 2010
may sounds like a plan batman!

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ryaoki - 25th January 2011
we need to reboot these for sometime 2011, possibly october or even ayacon buddy!

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Ranma1-2 - 25th January 2011
I was thinking the same thing. Man cosplay gets busy! :P

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ryaoki - 26th January 2011
sounds like a plan big steve!

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Manticore Arts - 14th November 2011
Oh god! You must let me know when this is Happening!

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Ranma1-2 - 14th November 2011
..mmmm feeling like it could be on for oct Expo 2012 now. I'll let you know for sure when it all gets finalised. :)

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Manticore Arts - 14th November 2011
Please do!! I'd love to Rope you in with the Round-Up! You'd look fantastic!!

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Ranma1-2 - 15th November 2011
Round up? is there a FF group in the planning for Oct Expo??

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Manticore Arts - 15th November 2011
The group is Permenant- we all Cosplay FF and we're on FB and CI, Sasashie, Ralaxcelm and Sketch McDraw help captain it and we have a couple of prolific lieutenants, but yeah we're always planning.

Major things and such- would you like in "?

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Ranma1-2 - 15th November 2011
Group meet up for photoshoots at Expo would be cool. MCM allow costumes only one stage appearence though and Ive got something worked out with Ryaoki for a stage skit, so I probs wouldnt be allowed to be part of a masquerade group entry too..

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Manticore Arts - 15th November 2011
Nah its not that kind of Group, we usually just focus on the masses and get the shoots done for Series like DoC. I know we've got a Selke and Vincent (Aka DarkNyte) For October And they might want to go with you on the Masquerade.

I've got a Different group planned for October Expo =D You'll love it.. It's got spikes this time!

But surely! Rosso will be so cool! I practically can't wait. Got any underlying Ideas?

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Anonymous - 15th November 2011
Can't wait to see your Rosso! Hope it doesn't turn out to be too difficult though.

You should join the Round-Up with us :)

I would love to do the masquerade with you and our Vincent

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Ranma1-2 - 15th November 2011
Yeah lots of difficult elements on this, mainly her gun blade weapon. I want to make one that can flick out properly. If I can make this work it will be awesome part of the cosplay.
So far I have got ankle boots which are a good match, and a suitable wig. Her gun blade is going to have metal parts to withstand the forces of compressing the spring loaded mechanism. Im gonna make a small scale working model first to figure out how to make it all work. prob take lots of experimental versions before I find the solution that works. I will stick any progress in the journal. But I have Midlands and May Expo costumes to work on before I get back on this tbh..

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HarryKurt - 13th March 2013
Soooo looking forward to this! :D Will let you know if I have any further tips with the lacefront wig. I'm sure you'll do an amazing job on this!