Princess Garnet Til Alexandros 17th (Coronation gown/Queen) - Final Fantasy IX


Worn to London mcm expo May 2010, With fusionrose as beatrix and asher/timpey as zidane (Dissidia Version).

Link to Masquerade entry video^^: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64OYF_PIXM4

Garnet has always been my fav ff girl and im so glad i finally got the chance to do this version. I had so much fun wearing her, and def will be wearing her to more events.

Base white dress and crown by kitsune cosplay

Events for this costume:

London Mcm Expo 2010
Cosplay Cruise
Amecon (Sunday Ball)

How did you survive?

I didn't have a choice. . .

I had to survive. . . .

I wanted to come home to you. . . .

So. . .

I sang your song.

Our Song.
5/1/10 - I have brought the thread for garnets embroidery and it came last week, 10 rolls of it so 1000 meters, just to make sure it is enough haha XD, saves me running out them having to buy more and end up using 2 different colours.
For the base dress, there is a couple of satins i have heard of from a friend that are not shiny, a popular one in america i have heard of is Casa Satin, so i have ordered a tester of it from a shop up in manchester that sell it to see what it is like o.0.

16/3/10 - Because this costume will be finished for london mcm expo, i have decided that it will also be worn to the Cosplay Cruise in july ^^ ohhh exciting lol.

22/4/10 - Don't worry this costume isn't dead haha been no progress in ages o.0, Im having a phew problems with the crown, as it just broke >< damn it lol, The embroidery has been started, and thanks to my auntie who is teaching me how to do it, and is helping me with bits i get stuck on, The countdown starts now to see if i can get it finished in time ^.~. For this i have nekoshiva as my Kuja *cuddles* chibi kuja FTW ^^!!!

14/5/10 - The embroidery on the bodice of the dress was finally finished today, So will be starting on the skirt tommorow hopefully after work XD, annnnd the base wig has been styled now so i can finally start working on the hair clip she wears, which should be pretty simple ^^.

15/5/10 - After watching the ending of final fantasy 9 25 times in a row, I finally found out what shoes garnet wears, you only see her foot for half a second so i had to keep wtahcing lol, Finally find that she wears flats shoes when she is queen, luckily thats what i have bought for her, Also in the ending AMV she has not gold pattern at the bottom of her dress, So im a little confused whether to do the gold pattern or not o.0. Ordered my contacts today to ^^ so soon i will have brown eyes like garnet!

16/5/10 - Started on the armour garnet wears on the top of her armwarmers today, there nothing fancy XD just made out of craft foam, and will be spray painted silver and attached to the top of the armwarmers XD.

17/5/10 - Omg expo is in less than 2 weeks and im rushing to finish this off, whats worse is i have caught some sort of bug which is really restricting what i can do >< why now of all the times! Anyway today i finished The hair clip garnet wears, and am almost finished the armour on garnets armwarmers. All that is left to do is finish the remaining embroidery on the dress, armwarmers and to make the tiny piece of armour she wears round her waist.

26/5/10 - Jesus this costume is cuttng it close for expo, the embroidery was only just finished today for the dress, i still need to finish off the armour for the armwarmers.

28/5/10 - OMG WE FINALLY FINISHED IT!!!!! The gold detail is finished, we finished it at 3am this morning o.0, talk about last minute, 5 hours it took to do the gold detailing around the dress ,so much fabric to decorate ><

leumas posted on 17 December, 2009 - 21:50
Aww how lovely, I bet you will look pretty as a peach when this is done ;)

Zelda posted on 17 December, 2009 - 22:08
Awww thank you =] you are so sweet. I have brought the tread i will be using for the green detail on the dress, it's such a pretty green hehe =].

NightmareWings posted on 17 December, 2009 - 22:28
You're gonna look awesome sweetie! Cant wait to see it.

Zelda posted on 17 December, 2009 - 22:33
Awww thank you sweetie =] i can't wait till it is finished hehe ^__^ i have always wanted to do this costume.

Emzone posted on 19 December, 2009 - 02:50
*w* Really look forward to seeing this 8D

Zelda posted on 19 December, 2009 - 11:55
Thank you very much =]. I can't wait to get her completed ^__^

Feather-to-Earth posted on 30 December, 2009 - 16:54
This is a really beautiful dress, i'm sure you'll do it perfectly, good luck with the head peice it looks complex lol ^_~

Zelda posted on 30 December, 2009 - 17:18
Hehe thank you =], yeah it looks like it's going to be a bit of a nightmare, but i bet making it comfy on my ead will be harder XD.

BlusterSquall posted on 6 January, 2010 - 00:48
I wouldn't use casa satin for the dress to be honest if you don't want shiny. Go with Duchess satin. Its used on wedding dresses. Its a bit heavier, but its not shiny. Just a suggestion~

Zelda posted on 6 January, 2010 - 00:50
Ahh ok thanks I will try that ^^ I only went with what my friend said lol, but her opinion on shiny will obviously be different to others =D. I shall see if i can find some duchess sation to look at.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 6 January, 2010 - 21:15
Im not sure if youve stuckthey clay on yet? But have you thought of fimo or sculpey?? :)

Zelda posted on 6 January, 2010 - 21:18
Yeah but i got told by one of my mates that clay was best o.0 why does it look bad?

FairyPorchQueen posted on 6 January, 2010 - 21:20
ahh. No of corse not your progress is looking great. I just though wow thats gotta be heavy 0_0 i though fimo might have been a bit lighter?

Zelda posted on 6 January, 2010 - 21:22
Yeah that's what i thought lol that fimo would be lighter, i will have to see because the pendant is currently drying, i could end up trying it on tommorow and because of the weight of the clay it falls off the clip that connects it to the chain XD, And in all honesty i think it looks awful haha XD.

letmelive posted on 7 January, 2010 - 00:05
Is that Zidane's leg I can see ;D ahaha he being a ninja by creeping in the photo too? I think it looks perfectly fine, by the time you add the detail to it will look really good xx

Zelda posted on 7 January, 2010 - 00:11
Yeah i just thought i won't finish it until i know that the chain can hold the weight of the clap and the pendant lol. and in all honesty the thing ontop of garnets pendant is just really plain. Haha yes that is zidane, he is a cute dissidia figure XD he can't control himself, he loves pictures and he guards my pendant =D. And thank you , i hope it does look better once i have finished it off, but i do love the jewel i have ^^.

letmelive posted on 7 January, 2010 - 00:22
Ahaha he loves his princess that much <3 Awwh, it looks fine :3 Better job then I could ever do, can't wait for more progress x

Zelda posted on 7 January, 2010 - 00:27
Thank you so much ^^

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 23 February, 2010 - 02:58
i am really looking foward to seeing this i hope the embroidery is turning out how you hoped ^^

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 12:11
Thank you so much *hugs* the embroidery is turing out good so far luckily lol =D

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 23 February, 2010 - 19:53
coolness keep us up to date with it ^^

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 19:57
I def will hehe, can't wait for our little group ^^

PokethePixie posted on 18 April, 2010 - 14:13
the necklace is soo pretty! *o* cant wait to c the finished result ^^

Zelda posted on 18 April, 2010 - 14:17
Hehe thank you so much ^^

timpey posted on 22 April, 2010 - 23:27
your gonna look so pretty, beautiful elegant princess garnet x

Zelda posted on 22 April, 2010 - 23:29
The dress is so poofy ^^ it's going to be so hard to walk in but i can't wait for her to finally be finished!

timpey posted on 22 April, 2010 - 23:31
poofy is good tho ^^ i cant wait ether

Zelda posted on 22 April, 2010 - 23:45
It is good, lots of netting under the dress, and the train is really long should really get a piccy of it, and the embroidery is half done so it's nearly there now ^^.

Anonymous posted on 26 April, 2010 - 22:29
Your going to look so beautiful as Garnet! ^_^

Zelda posted on 26 April, 2010 - 22:31
Oh thank you so much hehe ^^ i hope i can pull her off

kawaii-kerri posted on 10 May, 2010 - 13:04
I am looking forward to seeing you in this cosplay! the detail on the dress is coming along nicely! xx you will look fantastic darling ^_^

Zelda posted on 10 May, 2010 - 13:08
Thank you so much ^^ im hoping the rest will come along well to ^^

Anonymous posted on 10 May, 2010 - 22:42
That is looking really pretty kara

Zelda posted on 10 May, 2010 - 22:43
Thank you sweetie, hopefully the rest will go just as well XD

Lolita Hime posted on 10 May, 2010 - 22:44
looks georgious Kara :) x

Zelda posted on 10 May, 2010 - 22:49
Awww thank you so much, im glad people like it ^^ i can't wait to finish it all off and dance around expo in it ^^.

VeXerLINK posted on 10 May, 2010 - 23:17
I can't wait to see this! Kara, I love how you have done everything on this! Good luck finishing it :D X

Zelda posted on 10 May, 2010 - 23:23
*dances* your feet are going to ache o.0, once they do we shall indeed sit down and be lazy for a bit XD. and we must find the steiner o.0. xx Thank you so much =D i can't to see you at expo it's been ages lol, not long till expo now *worries*

VeXerLINK posted on 10 May, 2010 - 23:26
Ahh, only 19/20 days away *gasp* i need to finish Zoro TwT

Zelda posted on 10 May, 2010 - 23:29
I still have to finished the rest of the embroidery on the dress. . . and on the gloves and the armour she wears on the top of her gloves *dies* we better hurry up o.0!

Loxes posted on 13 May, 2010 - 23:50
Love the embroidery, it's really pretty :)

Zelda posted on 13 May, 2010 - 23:51
Thank you so much hehe can't wait for the dress detail to finally be done^^ will be good to see you at expo, been ages since JAF and the ff13 launch ^^.

BlusterSquall posted on 14 May, 2010 - 00:21
The bdice detailing looks really good, nice and clean. Looking forward to seeing more progress on the other details! :3

FairyPorchQueen posted on 14 May, 2010 - 01:10
Looking amazing hun!!

Zelda posted on 14 May, 2010 - 01:11
Thanks guys, Can't wait to finally wear her! So close now ^^. :3 <333333

Anonymous posted on 14 May, 2010 - 11:53
the embriodery is looking really nice. good job ;)

callmemilo posted on 14 May, 2010 - 12:31
looks great so far, luv the pendant looks insane! haha

Zelda posted on 14 May, 2010 - 15:18
Thnak you guys hehe, the embroidery is nearly done now thank god XD, and the pendant is really heavy, if you come to expo you should try it on and see =D

Lolita Hime posted on 18 May, 2010 - 12:55
Progress is coming along really well, now I can't wait to see this on sunday, you're gonna look fantastic :D Will be nice to say hi again, me and beth ent seen you since the JAF :) x

Zelda posted on 18 May, 2010 - 13:02
Thank you hehe *blushes*!! Can't wait to see you guys again! Will be so much fun!

LekLek posted on 18 May, 2010 - 20:43
I can't wait to see you in this dress photos will be aplenty

Zelda posted on 18 May, 2010 - 20:45
Awww thank you hehe ^^ I really can't wait to wear it!!! Not long now ^^

NixieThePixie posted on 18 May, 2010 - 21:20
This is looking brilliant!!

Zelda posted on 18 May, 2010 - 21:44
Thank you so much ^^

VeXerLINK posted on 18 May, 2010 - 23:09
Only 12 days until i get to see you in this! :D I can't wait, its going to look beautiful, great job on the embroidery! X

Zelda posted on 18 May, 2010 - 23:43
Omg i now, Im starting to get nervous about it!! Hehe thank you, will see you back stage in the masquerade tooo ^^.

Mangamad posted on 31 May, 2010 - 01:47
Pwiddyful. ^o^

Zelda posted on 31 May, 2010 - 01:49
Thank you so much, I really had fun finally being able to wear it. Hehe hopefully will find some pictures of it soon ^^

Angelphie posted on 31 May, 2010 - 12:54
Beautiful dress - the embroidery is amazing, I loved the massive train, and your necklace and tiara thingy are awesome. Great work!

Zelda posted on 31 May, 2010 - 13:05
Thank you so much, she was really fun to wear, always wanted to do this costume, The embroidery was fun to do, but a nightmare at the same time.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 31 May, 2010 - 15:56
you look gorgeous!

Zelda posted on 31 May, 2010 - 16:04
Thank you so much *hugs* Finally after all the months i finally got to wear her ^^, im glad you like it.

timpey posted on 31 May, 2010 - 18:47
looked stunnin gorgeous, sorry i looked so scruffy and a mess hopefully didnt spoil the photos ^^ your dress looked amazing, u are princess garnet x

PokethePixie posted on 31 May, 2010 - 18:58
I cant believe i didn't see u dressed as this on the day! :( there were so many ppl But u look beautiful as Garnet ^^

ElegantAura posted on 31 May, 2010 - 19:52
You were so beautiful in this dress, and make a fantastic Garnet, Great work ^_^

Zelda posted on 31 May, 2010 - 20:15
Thank you so much for the lovely comments guys ^^

Emzone posted on 31 May, 2010 - 21:03
This looked fantastic!

Zelda posted on 31 May, 2010 - 21:29
Thank you so much ^^

Lolita Hime posted on 31 May, 2010 - 23:07
you looked stunning yesterday and your masquerade was sooo cute :D was lovely to catch up again and im sure il see u soon at another event :) btw whats ur msn? x

Zelda posted on 1 June, 2010 - 00:19
Thank you so much hehe, was so nervous though just like you o.0, was awesome catching up indeed ^^, oh msn is keep-love@hotmail.co.uk

Silantre posted on 1 June, 2010 - 13:54
Hey! I'm not sure if you remember me when we talked briefly in the masquerade queue. Your cosplay was soo elegant, and I have to say it again that head piece was amazing! When you went on stage you were soo graceful! I'm glad I went before you in the masquerade because it gave me the oppertunity to watch you first hand rather then having to watch a video later on.

DuskatNight posted on 1 June, 2010 - 16:25
Such a beautiful costume :') You make a perfect Garnet!

Zelda posted on 1 June, 2010 - 16:46
Hehe yes i remember you, you were so lovely to me thank you, And thank you duskatnight for the lovely comment ^^.

VeXerLINK posted on 1 June, 2010 - 20:09
It was good to see you again and I really liked this in person, it was awesome! In the masquerade you seemed so elegant from what I could see from where I was backstage lol, I can't wait for the video so I can see you properly! And 'll see you at the cosplay cruise hopefully! X

GoldieNeko posted on 1 June, 2010 - 20:58
EEEEEEEEEEEEE SO EPIC I VANT YA BABIES 83 LAMO You have no idea how hard it was to keep myself from yellin that during the masq on sunday as you went on in your Queen Garnet dress! XD

Archer posted on 1 June, 2010 - 21:00
Loved it :D you looked so pretty in this dress and the embroidery looked fab. Luckily it was dry on sunday lol.

Zelda posted on 1 June, 2010 - 21:09
Thanks guys i was so scared on the masquerade lol, the embroidery was tough, but im glad it got done in time, i have my auntie to thank for that ^^

Sephirayne posted on 2 June, 2010 - 01:03
Gorgeous dress. Love the photos. Fantastic.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 2 June, 2010 - 19:09
again so worth the effort seriously, where did u find CPUs photos???

Zelda posted on 2 June, 2010 - 19:21
Thank you so much guys, im glad you liked it ^^ and i'll send you a link to his pictures =]

Feather-to-Earth posted on 2 June, 2010 - 19:44
This was amazing to see, all the hard work you put in really paid off ^_~

Sasashie posted on 3 June, 2010 - 00:04
loved this so much hun ^_^ xx

Zelda posted on 3 June, 2010 - 00:10
Thanks guys, the embroidery was hard, but im so glad it got finished in time for expo ^^. Planning a version 2 of this outfit already ^^.

Raye-chan posted on 4 June, 2010 - 22:30
Amazing job well done ;) x

Zelda posted on 4 June, 2010 - 23:42
Thank you sweetie ^^

NixieThePixie posted on 5 June, 2010 - 09:10
This was brilliant ;p (sorry for stepping on it though D8 fail on my behalf - specially since that had been happening to me both days)

Zelda posted on 5 June, 2010 - 11:04
Hehe thats ok =D was funny, Was lovely to be in beautiful white togeher ^^

Jenangel posted on 18 June, 2010 - 13:12
Wow your Garnet is beautiful! *_*

Zelda posted on 18 June, 2010 - 14:39
Thank you so much ^^

Tsuchinoko posted on 18 June, 2010 - 18:02
Oh you've got some lovely photos there - beautiful cosplay ^_^

Zelda posted on 18 June, 2010 - 20:55
Thank you so mcuh ^^ should hopefully have some more pictures up sooooon! x

Keekal posted on 18 June, 2010 - 21:20
You make a very gorgeous and elegant Garnet! Can't wait to say hi at the cruise! ^-^ xxx

Zelda posted on 19 June, 2010 - 00:05
Hehe thank you so much! And yay for hi! And garnet hug ^^!

Kitticus posted on 23 June, 2010 - 11:25
This is soo beautifully done :3

Zelda posted on 26 June, 2010 - 16:57
Thank you so much ^^ <3

Lady Bahamut posted on 11 July, 2010 - 17:51
You make a beautiful Garnet :) Loving the head dress!

timpey posted on 12 July, 2010 - 19:04
put more of those beautiful cosplay cruise photos up you, they were lovely. u look so elegant and delicate, u make a stunning princess garnet no zidane can resist, so pretty and sweet, i feel honored to watch over u my princess x ^^

Sasashie posted on 12 July, 2010 - 20:43
loving the new photos hun xx

Zelda posted on 13 July, 2010 - 02:05
Hehe thank you so much for the lovely comments ^^ xxxx

Frederica la Noir posted on 15 July, 2010 - 06:02
This cosplay was stunning at the cruise =)

Zelda posted on 15 July, 2010 - 13:15
Thank you so much ^^

Nomes posted on 20 July, 2010 - 10:44
I saw you in this at MCM May 2010. The embroidery on the dress is incredible.

Zelda posted on 20 July, 2010 - 14:03
Thank you so much ^^

letmelive posted on 18 August, 2010 - 14:24
AWWWWH at that video how cute are you two? Love this so much! You should be so proud ^___^ xxx

Mangamad posted on 18 August, 2010 - 15:37
Want to dance with you in the ball but you went for a Seed student. XD It was a pwiddy dress. ^^

Zelda posted on 20 August, 2010 - 20:46
Awww thanks, well it is tradition for me and fishyfins to dance together when waltz on the moon is playing XD. Thank you so much though ^^

timpey posted on 27 September, 2010 - 22:41
awww u got a photo holding the flowers hehe the flowers are not nearly as beautiful as the princess holding them ^^

SamanthaKaiba posted on 1 October, 2010 - 14:06
Another outfit I thought I had commented on...I want to do this outfit soooo much and yours has inspired me to maybe give it a go...you look so beautiful and the melodies of life pic is soooo cute ^_^ I was wondering if you could help with my dress and give me some pointers if thats okay..^_^

Anonymous posted on 28 January, 2011 - 23:37
Beautiful <3

Dark Brown Wig
Garnets pendant
Garnets Crown
Do green detail on the dress
Buy Green Thread
White Dress
Silver bows on top of the Armwarmers
Gold hair clip
Gold detail on bottom of dress
Green Embroidery on gloves

Total cost: £0.00

18th May 2010

Dress Embroidery (Part 1)

Basically i started with getting my auntie to sketch out the leaf pattern onto the bodice while i wore it ( this way it would be more accurate), Once that was done i bought 1000 meters of green thread to ensure i didn't run out and then end up uying the wrong colour again lol. Now it was ready for the embroidery to begin.

18th May 2010

Armwarmer Armour Progress

Again the ff9 amv isn't very clear on details of this costume ¬¬ damn it XD, But agter watching it i noticed she has somewhat of a triangluar bow pattern going on, so thats what im currently doing now, Again these were made out of craft foam, glued together then spray painted, They need the added bits of green detail, the metal chain hanging off the that goes under my elbow and round to the otherside of the armour, and attached to the armwarmers and its done ^^.

17th May 2010

Hair Clip

For some reason in the ending amv her hair clip has 2 different looks, a the start of the amv it has 2 layers and has "buttons on it" However the rest of the amv and in the official art it's a normal clip with a stick through it, So Im going to go with the official hair clip she wears. This has been the simplest bit of the costume, all it is, is craft foam, glued together at the ends, It was then spray painted gold and the hair was threaded through easily. Then i spray painted a chop stick XD, all i have to do now, is make the holes in the clip and put the stick through, The stick gives it the finished detail but will also be going through the hair, locking the clip in place =D.

14th May 2010

Pendant complete

Once i found a long chain i attached that to the pendant so i could wear it, then i painted the clay with silver acrylic paint, and that finished then pendant off =]

6th January 2010

Pendant Progress

Most people miss out garnets pendant, but not me lol XD, and omg was this a nightmare, the crown is made put of clay and is still not finished, i have wrapped the string that is on the jewel around a metal curtail hanger, which was then pushed into the clay and then glue was put over the top. It has still a phew things left to be done.

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