Dagger - Final Fantasy IX



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FF9's one of my favourite games, and I've had my Garnet dress for a few years now, so it was time for a change!

I decided on her short-haired look since I was fed up with my long wig. I found suitable gloves (actually gardening gloves) and adapted a pair of boots. All the white stitching is painted on. I already had the necklace from my previous Garnet costume, and the black choker is just fabric fastening with velcro at the back.

For the shirt, I bought a lovely white peachskin fabric which drapes beautifully. The sewing was very last-minute and didn't go all that well, but that doesn't matter when not much of the shirt even shows!

For the bodysuit I used Kwik Sew 3273, which only has a back seam. I had a lot of problems finding a nice orange stretch fabric which wasn't fluorescent shiny lycra, and luckily flower_sceptre did me a huge favour and got me the perfect fabric! I tried to copy all the seam lines around the chest and at the back (as best as I could determine them from the references) and spent a ridiculous amount of time studying the fmvs and screenshots to try and figure them out. There's a limit to how close I could get due to the lack of references, but I at least have something resembling hers. Similarly, when it came to the leg straps, I did my best to copy what I could determine from the game.

The white mage coat was a simple extra since all I did was adapt a coat I found on ebay. I converted it to zip up, added the hood, and all the red detail, which is felt. It's not completely accurate, but was a easy (and warm) addition to the costume.

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Relion posted on 26 October, 2007 - 16:12
I love your Dagger! Definately the best, and the white mage coat looks so comfy! xD

Mungojerrie posted on 13 November, 2007 - 21:01
Awww, the coat looks so snuggly! xD I love your Dagger costume!

Kresa posted on 8 February, 2009 - 04:08
wow that is an amazing costume...i was wondering how did you make the necklace or where did you get it from? it would be really helpful because i'm hoping to cosplay as dagger soon and it just wouldn't be her with out the necklace

Angelphie posted on 8 February, 2009 - 11:37
I made my necklace, Kresa, I've sent you a pm with more info