General Beatrix - FFIX

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London MCM Expo May 2008

Special mention in masquerade, as no joint places allowed!



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Going as General Beatrix of Alexandria. Have so far bough material, shoes and embroidery cotton and have got as far as starting to embrioder the rose on my back!

I have decided to go as Beatrix as I really fancy playing the bad guy for a change!

29/01/08
Started last night!! Have cut the white side of the costume ad tacked together to check the fit. looks quite cool despite missing the burgundy layer and being sewn together! Now have to un-tack as I need to embroider the rose on the back which is a lot less effort when it's just the back piece! Will get some photos uploaded soon.

04/02/08
Nearly finished the rose for my back piece now, just need to add the gold outlining (arg metallic thread!) to fill in the white gaps and it will be done!

21/02/08
Rose is finished, took hours but was totally worth it! Have cut and fitted the inner red half of the costume and last night started to sew the two together, also attaching the collar. It's coming together so well now! only Armour, pants sword, eye patch and wig styling left to go :?

25/03/08
So the Main part of the costume is done, working on my pants at the mo, made the main part just need to add eyelets and cord and they are done!

2/4/8
Material pieces done, coat, pants gloves and belt. Have cut out the pieces of foam for the belt detail and half of the shoe armour, which are currently drying on my kitchen table (would have more armour but I've run out of drying space!) When the shoe armour is done it will need attaching to my shoes, then its just leg, wrist and elbow armour left to do! Oh and an eye patch! So nearly there people!

Have also started my Save The Queen sword, but have created a separate costume for that!

3/4/8
OK so having a productive few days, sword on the way (see separate costume) I have done my shoe armour, my arm armour, which actually hinges properly at the elbow! Hand armour, eye patch all thats left to make it the bit of armour for the legs, and a giant paint-a-thon! however my kitchen table is only so big so its being done in chunks! Belt decoration on last coat so will finish the belt soon and free up some space.

When I started this I don't think I realsed how many little bits needed doing! arg!

06/05/08
haven't updated for a while, last coat of pain drying on last bits of amour (leg and shoe bits) should get those put together tonight and that's the main costume done! Just the sword to finish! Will condense this when its all done.

Comments

BlusterSquall posted on 4 February, 2008 - 11:34
Oooo~ The rose looks so good!!! *-*

CrystalNeko posted on 4 February, 2008 - 17:35
Such pretty embroidery you have there! =D I'm jealous at your skills now xP Can't wait to see this costume finished! Beatrix is an awesome character! =D

Crazedteensie posted on 4 February, 2008 - 17:43
The rose looks lovely! Good luck with the rest XD

Mungojerrie posted on 4 February, 2008 - 18:58
That looks awesome so far! Good luck with everything else :3

caylithe posted on 4 February, 2008 - 19:17
Awesomeness :) lou is shiny x

Liz_Lansdown posted on 11 February, 2008 - 16:30
Pretty rose.... @->- :D Time well spent on that one me thinks.

Yuka posted on 19 February, 2008 - 16:33
General Beatrix!! Yaaay! I love her :D That rose is looking awesome O_O It must have taken you hours to do that!! I'm really looking forward to seeing this complete! ^O^!!!

BlusterSquall posted on 21 February, 2008 - 10:53
...I'm so jealous of your sewing abilities! The cape looks awesome... and it'll be SWISHY!

Mungojerrie posted on 21 February, 2008 - 20:44
Ohmygod, this is looking brilliant so far! =DDD

White Leviathan posted on 25 February, 2008 - 00:11
This is made of win, only good character to come out of FFIX and it's looking realy cool!

Mungojerrie posted on 25 March, 2008 - 10:31
Omg yay! =D This cosplay is looking -so- ace. I can't wait to see the finished thing!

BlusterSquall posted on 25 March, 2008 - 10:57
Oh my days! You're looking fantastic!! <3

CrystalNeko posted on 25 March, 2008 - 16:16
Oh gosh that's amazing! *o* Yay for Beatrix! She rocks! x3 Can't wait to see this in real life now! =D

caylithe posted on 31 March, 2008 - 17:00
so cute :D! *attempts to pat on head*

BlusterSquall posted on 3 April, 2008 - 18:15
Oooo~ This is looking wonderful! The wig really brings it together sweetie~! <33

Anime_Angel posted on 15 April, 2008 - 16:05
I love you wig, looks incredible^_^

GunstarVixen posted on 15 April, 2008 - 16:21
Thanks! When I've styled it properly I'll post a better picture

MoonLily posted on 21 April, 2008 - 16:16
Yay Beatrix! I have the distinct feeling this is gonna rawk. XD

ryaoki posted on 21 April, 2008 - 16:42
haha were do the panties go lmao are these like on show if so, good luck lmao

GunstarVixen posted on 22 April, 2008 - 09:32
Ryaoki, my pants go over my tights, super-hero style!!! Oh yes get to walk round all day with my pants on show. Awesome! Thank you everyone for all your feedback, it's really nice to get such positive responses when you've works so hard! Cosplayers FTW!

ryaoki posted on 29 April, 2008 - 09:31
wow this is gonna rock haha mind if i put my boxers over my hakamas can i join the legeon of super heroes then lmao

Hexi posted on 26 May, 2008 - 15:22
>3< i just commented on your other beatrix cosplay. ><

CrystalNeko posted on 26 May, 2008 - 21:50
*__* I loved your Beatrix costume so much! I would have gone up and said hi but you seemed busy talking to someone else and didn't want to interupt xD; But I'm glad I got to see you on the Sunday though! ='3 The sword is incredible btw, so much detail! *o*

Mungojerrie posted on 26 May, 2008 - 22:53
Gah, you look incredible! I'm sad I didn't get to see this in person xD

Mighty Odango posted on 27 May, 2008 - 09:31
It was stunning! Everything was so neatly made as well

timpey posted on 29 May, 2008 - 18:15
wow amazin pity i didnt get to see it much saturday, but it looks so good

Ashe posted on 29 May, 2008 - 18:56
I really loved this costume! The wig was perfect :D

ChibiVampireM posted on 21 June, 2008 - 00:55
Beatrix <3 <3 Aww I didn't see it :( She's someone I've wanted to do ever since I first played 9.

Kinesis2040 posted on 14 August, 2008 - 21:42
Already had beats from this lady. got the photos and scars to proove it :P

sonia_leong posted on 4 November, 2008 - 13:05
Your Beatrix is absolutely frickin' awesome. I LOVE FFIX, and I LOVE her.

kimpey posted on 16 November, 2008 - 20:22
so cool and the photos so great toooo >+

Emzone posted on 5 January, 2009 - 12:12
You did an awesome job on this 8D

Prince Zarbon posted on 10 January, 2009 - 01:56
SO AWESOME!

Anonymous posted on 20 March, 2009 - 22:25
Damn girl this is amazing!!! :D

gaming_goddess posted on 30 June, 2009 - 16:48
Your Beatrix outfit is amazing :) Yes sat was loads of fun and thankfully leblanc didn't scare too many people - or attract too many perverts :S Have a good summer and if I don't see you before I'll see you round aya :)

Odd-One-Out posted on 10 July, 2009 - 16:34
What a great sword, you must be proud of this costume :)