Rosso the Crimson - Final Fantasy VII - Dirge of Cerberus





'Dirge of Cerberus' skit planned for masquerade with Ryoaki as Vincent Valentine.

Costume and prop plans
- I will try to make her gunblade weapon with a functioning spring action mechanism to flick the double blades open.
Also shall experiment with some quick release mechanism so I can stow it across my back and detatch it when I want.

- Armour, planning to make solid armour plate parts and paint with metallic paint.

- Costume material, in artwork ref pics the black parts are rendered with leather type texture. So, some kind of leather look lycra maybe? With reflective blue stripes sewn on.
For the jacket top I like the idea of crushed red velvet.

- wig, oh gosh where to start with this? I might need to buy a lace front wig, or add a lace front to a wig. Swept back hairlines on wigs must be the hardest!

Important Update 1 March 2010:
Unable to do this for May Expo as Vincent can't get his wig commisioned in time, so unfortunately this is now postponed to a future event.


PKNIVES posted on 6 July, 2009 - 22:37
LOVE! Another perfect costume choice for you!

Marauchettes posted on 8 July, 2009 - 11:55
can't wait to get photos with you in the FF group XD this outfit ia so perfect for you XD

Lunar_Kitten posted on 8 July, 2009 - 12:20
Fabulous costume - looking forward to seeing you in this =^_^=

Captain_Marvelous posted on 8 July, 2009 - 12:22
Very good luck with this, great choice for you I think steve cant wait to see the result

FairyPorchQueen posted on 8 July, 2009 - 12:29
YAY ^______^

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 July, 2009 - 13:36
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* :)

Marauchettes posted on 8 July, 2009 - 16:33
alas Vincent Valentine isn't for May Expo =/ I'm doing the Emperor and Squall we can still duel though? XD

Sephirayne posted on 10 July, 2009 - 11:44
Really looking forward to seeing this.

Ranma1-2 posted on 10 July, 2009 - 13:31
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. ^_^

flames-of-monki posted on 23 July, 2009 - 23:09
i can tell this is just gonna look amazing... good luck :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 23 July, 2009 - 23:31
Thanks mate. :)

No thanks posted on 24 July, 2009 - 11:54
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!

Ranma1-2 posted on 24 July, 2009 - 15:44
Thanks Charlotte. ^_^

Alias Cosplay posted on 1 August, 2009 - 10:57
I'm really looking forward to seeing this finished, you'll suit it so well!

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 August, 2009 - 15:45
Thanks Alias. :)

ryaoki posted on 4 November, 2009 - 15:44
cant wait for this buddy

Ranma1-2 posted on 5 November, 2009 - 15:17
SO glad you're on board. Yep looking forward to Rosso/Vincent skit with ya. ^_^

Valentine_x posted on 5 November, 2009 - 18:34
=O Can't wait to see this, it's going to look amazing! 8D

Ranma1-2 posted on 6 November, 2009 - 02:48
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

ryaoki posted on 26 November, 2009 - 16:27
dudoo you still up for shopping and rehersals next week im really excited !!!

Ranma1-2 posted on 26 November, 2009 - 23:46
Yep. ^_^ Where/when shall we meet?

ryaoki posted on 26 November, 2009 - 23:49
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?

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 November, 2009 - 09:36
I'll pm ya. :)

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 10 December, 2009 - 14:21
i can't wait to see this

Ragepotato posted on 16 December, 2009 - 18:44
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

Ranma1-2 posted on 17 December, 2009 - 12:43
Thanks sweetie ^_^ "Dee accent?... but ov course, dah-rling." :) Actually for the skit I have edited together dialogue from the game clips. =P

Member-XI posted on 17 December, 2009 - 15:25
I am really looking forward to seeing this, Rosso is the best character out of Dirge 8D

Ranma1-2 posted on 18 December, 2009 - 00:32
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. :)

Member-XI posted on 18 December, 2009 - 15:19
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

ryaoki posted on 7 January, 2010 - 20:31
i have nooo clue which day mate lmao

Zelda posted on 11 May, 2010 - 11:19
AWESOME!!! she does not get cosplayed enough! I can't wait!

ryaoki posted on 16 July, 2010 - 17:06
may sounds like a plan batman!

ryaoki posted on 25 January, 2011 - 11:28
we need to reboot these for sometime 2011, possibly october or even ayacon buddy!

Ranma1-2 posted on 25 January, 2011 - 12:33
I was thinking the same thing. Man cosplay gets busy! :P

ryaoki posted on 26 January, 2011 - 12:28
sounds like a plan big steve!

Manticore posted on 14 November, 2011 - 12:12
Oh god! You must let me know when this is Happening!

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 November, 2011 - 13:04
..mmmm feeling like it could be on for oct Expo 2012 now. I'll let you know for sure when it all gets finalised. :)

Manticore posted on 14 November, 2011 - 22:51
Please do!! I'd love to Rope you in with the Round-Up! You'd look fantastic!!

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 November, 2011 - 01:17
Round up? is there a FF group in the planning for Oct Expo??

Manticore posted on 15 November, 2011 - 13:13
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 "?

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 November, 2011 - 14:34
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..

Manticore posted on 15 November, 2011 - 17:42
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?

your-dead-to-me posted on 15 November, 2011 - 17:59
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

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 November, 2011 - 18:56
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..

HarryKurt posted on 13 March, 2013 - 21:47
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!

Progress Journal

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


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...