Eiko Carol - Final Fantasy IX

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Worn AtAyacon 2011


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This was a dream costume which I went back and forth over for YEARS. Seriously. I decided to finally bite the bullet and made her for ayacon 2011. Eiko is my favourite ff heroine, even though I know some people find her annoying, I think she's quite lonely and missunderstood andadorable...so I was determined to do her justice and put my all in!

The wig I wanted to dye a more purple shade..I attempted this and it didn't make much of a difference...so I may try again in the future but for now i'm happy with blue - it changes dramatically from reference to reference!

Horn and wings were made with model magic, sanded then painted. I had to sew a new weft in the wig to get the horn to sit correctly, bit of bother but totally worth it! xD

The jumper was quick and easy. Poofy sleeves were achieved literally by making tubes out of stuffing and literally wearing them on my arms! Very hot but I love the result! The dungarees were the hell for this costume. Lined with the same yellow fabric. I crafted the pattern from scratch cause nothing existed that was even remotely similar. Because of this (i'm guessing :P) they're almost impossible to sit down in! Yet alone bend over! But I like the overall look so...8'D OH THE LIFE OF A COSPLAYER.

I'd love to wear this some more! I even confronted my skin tight suit fear with this cosplay. x_x

Comments

Shenny posted on 1 August, 2009 - 12:45
Nawwwww you're gonna make such a cute Eiko :3 <3

Chibi posted on 1 August, 2009 - 13:06
Why does it look like she has NEKKID CROTCH? D8

MoonLily posted on 1 August, 2009 - 13:47
IT'S A PINK BODYSUIT I SWEAR. XD NO NAKED UNDERAGE CHILDREN HERE!! Ahh thanks Shenny! I hope so! ^^;;

timpey posted on 1 August, 2009 - 14:25
cooool eikos is awesome

Freyarule posted on 1 August, 2009 - 18:02
yaaaay! Eiko! <333 gotta love her :3

amayhun posted on 1 August, 2009 - 20:55
wow, eiko's cool! :D

Roze-Chan posted on 18 August, 2009 - 14:23
RESULT! X3 You'll make an adorable Eiko. ^-^

Lulu Rose posted on 19 August, 2009 - 16:18
you'll make a perfect Eiko! when would you possibly be doing it? temptation to do Freya or possibly that woman with the HUGE axe is rising...

MoonLily posted on 19 August, 2009 - 17:31
Lulu Rose - I'm not 100% sure right now, probably when most other people are doing it. Also yes yes yes you should so join in! Freya would be epic but I've never seen a Lani cosplayer (i'm guessing thats who you mean.) If you do her it means you get to yell and chase me! 8D

Zelda posted on 24 January, 2010 - 16:56
Oh please have a picture with me when it's done, I'll be garnet hehe ^^ this will be so cute.

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 18 April, 2010 - 19:37
yay please do her soon it'll be nice to see an Eiko cosplay :D

J-Po posted on 22 December, 2010 - 15:09
ooo this is so cool ive never seen one done :) if you're going to kitacon and get it done by then you are really really welcome to join our little ff9 gathering on sat, and even if it another ff9 character you are by all means welcome :D the more the merrier :D

Mungojerrie posted on 11 April, 2011 - 11:43
I was literally looking at this yesterday wondering when you were going to start it. So excited nowwww! :D

Felixize posted on 11 April, 2011 - 12:45
Ohgodohgodohgod you're going to be /so/ adorable~~ I cannot WAIT to see this! Makes me really, really, really want to stop putting Zidane on hold for my stupid height insecurities!

MoonLily posted on 11 April, 2011 - 13:24
Hitachiin: You should do it! Think about this...if you did Zidane alongside me then you'll be the right height by comparison. 8'D

Freyarule posted on 23 April, 2011 - 15:53
YESSSSSS I cannot wait to see this done, I have longed for you to start on this >w<

Mungojerrie posted on 24 April, 2011 - 10:08
Looking at your choice of wig, I agree on the thought of adding some purple dye. Eiko's hair colour is bloody awkward and I feel like it's sort of an in between colour rather than just purple or just blue :D

Emzone posted on 5 May, 2011 - 03:32
<3<3<3 Can't wait to see this!

Demented Kid posted on 22 June, 2011 - 21:20
I'm sooooooo looking forward to seeing this 8D Cant wait for progress shots~

J-Po posted on 1 August, 2011 - 22:41
oo ooo oo what day you doing this , cos a few of us are ff9 on the friday :D

MoonLily posted on 1 August, 2011 - 23:16
Ahhh i'll be doing her on the saturday i'm afraid! D: I'll look out for you though! ^^

Lulu Rose posted on 1 August, 2011 - 23:27
When I get Freya done (which wont be until at the very least next year) I'll poke you to see if it's possible to get another group together. You'll make a fantastic Eiko and it'll be too good to miss the oppertunity to have pictures with you!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 1 August, 2011 - 23:48
DAT HEAD BOW This is going to look fantastic!

Demented Kid posted on 5 August, 2011 - 18:23
Waaaaaah! Sooo looking forward to this! You are going to make an adorable Eiko!!!

Ino posted on 24 August, 2011 - 21:46
Fantastic job on Eiko! So cuuuuuute *-* The photos are fab~ :D

MadameLapin posted on 24 August, 2011 - 22:00
YOU ARE SO ADORRAAAABBBLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE OMG! I really can't say anything else... because I'm still consumed by all me squeeing. So henceforth, I will keyboard smash... SIOFHFDIFFKHBTHJTFGGI'GHFHHFGHIFLHGGHFHGITFHT9PHITHGIFGHIRHG;OTYRPGHGIHIHIFIHJHSOCUTEVBDIFHDIFHFGVGFIHGUIGH;FGHFGOFIFHG

Natsumi posted on 24 August, 2011 - 22:21
Lovely photos, you make a wonderful Eiko! *-* Really suit you. I'm really bummed out I missed the mass amounts of FF9 cosplay on the Saturday~! I had my Beatrix costume and all -pouty pout pout-

j_mercuryuk posted on 25 August, 2011 - 09:20
It's refreshing to see Eiko being done. Love what you've done with her, especially the wig and the horn (sorry, I get envy and comment on things that I am utterly useless with). You look cute in it :D

Littlegeeky posted on 25 August, 2011 - 17:26
This cosplay is just amazing hun! You should be proud ^_^

Angelphie posted on 25 August, 2011 - 20:07
This is so cute and looks beautifully made! I love the puffy sleeves and trouser legs - you've got everything spot on.

Leonie Heartilly posted on 26 August, 2011 - 20:36
This was done very well! So cute!

Raine posted on 26 August, 2011 - 23:25
You looked so cute in this Cosplay! I still have photos to give you once I sort them properly :D

Alyx posted on 27 August, 2011 - 12:11
so cuuuuute!!

CrystalNeko posted on 5 September, 2011 - 21:39
YOU ARE SO CUTE <3333 Everything about this cosplay is just perfect!

Freyarule posted on 5 September, 2011 - 21:58
You were so adorable! >w< Best Eiko ever!!

spike42 posted on 22 September, 2011 - 19:44
those pics look great you make an epic Eiko

ElegantAura posted on 22 September, 2011 - 19:56
Fantastic Eiko Costume! Wonderfully made and those wings are sooo adorable ^_^

Nomes posted on 18 December, 2011 - 19:29
That is absolutely adorable. I love the puffy sleeves.

ArcaneArchery posted on 6 March, 2013 - 19:58
Great costume and one of the best characters from FFIX

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Progress Journal

Complete (Posted 14th August 2011)

Test run for Eiko (Bar the wig, horn and wings because I was just plain lazy. :P)

Apologies for my weird face. I was trying to get into frame lmao. xD

Anyway yes it’s done. It’s massively awkward to wear and I pretty much can’t bend or sit down without alot of adjusting so that’s…fun… :P And i’m not 100% happy but IT’S DONE IT’S DONE I’VE FINISHED EVERYTHING FOR AYACON WITH FOUR DAYS TO SPARE. \o/

Wig test. (Posted 9th August 2011)

Well the dying did...basically nothing. It's a teeny bit darker and look a little purple in some lights but otherwise it was pretty pointless. -_-;; It'll have to stay blue for now i'm afraid. 8'D At least I vaguely know how to dye a wig now.

Horn + Wig progress (Posted 6th August 2011)

Horn is complete.

For the wig I had to make a weft and add it to the front of the hole where the horn comes out because it looked very odd before. O.o My first time making wefts and it actually went pretty well!

Just gotta cut the fringe and dye it now. O.O

Top complete. (Posted 4th August 2011)

Yay the top is done. It wasn't really very difficult although I had hell with one of the sleeves...but the other was completely fine and I have no idea why. O.o Anyways it's done now, puffy sleeves galore. xD Just need to add the gloves when I get them. Also thats the pink undersuit thing i'll be wearing. o.o

Bow (Posted 31st July 2011)

Dis hair bow is so ridiculous. It was one of those moments where I found a ref for it and was like WHY. I WISH I NEVER FOUND THE REF. It ties together BEHIND her ears. It’s not secure at all. I’ll have to pin it to the wig cap as well. Would have been easier if it was an invisible floating bow. I COULD HAVE DONE THAT. X.X

Anyway Eiko’s bow is done. Man I cannot carry that off. :p

Shoes (Posted 31st July 2011)

Not perfect by far but it's the first time i've really made covers like these and i'm happy enough. They're also ridiculously comfortable so that makes a nice change!

Also socks! :D

Wig Test (Posted 23rd April 2011)

Just a quick wig test. I'm tempted to add some purple dye to it what do you think?