Dagger/Princess Garnet Til Alexandros XVII/Sarah (Orange suit with short hair) - Final Fantasy IX

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Amecon 2010

Runner Up At the Japanese Art Festival Cosplay Catwalk Feburary 2010



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Information

How did you survive. . . .

I had to survive, i wanted to come home to you. . . .

So. . . . I sang your song

Our Song

This costume is for Kitacon 2010, and also for the japanese art festival, which will also be on the masquerade omg shock =D.

Garnet is my favourite final fantasy girl, like fusionroses is beatrix, people instantly assume my favourite is aerith and hers is rinoa, rinoa and aerith are our second favourite, however there the ones we wanted to cosplay first.
And do our favourites when we had more skill, which the time has come now.


2/1/10 - Garnet's bodysuit is now finished and all it needs now is to be cut to the right shape for her underneath white top =], be warned it is very orange XD. Garnets bodysuit is as you can see tight fitted to her body, so i had to use a fabric which gave me this (out goes most options of fabric XD). In all honesty in the game it looks like garnets bodysuit is made of a soft leather, a look no one could ever get perfect due to being to fabric that exists XD. So i looked and decided that lycra would be best, it stretchs, allows your skin to breathe and won't make me sweat should the day be boiling. Now another problem i came across was lycra does not exactly come in a variety of orange XD, who blames anyone to be honest, it is an awful colour ><, anyway i went with the colour i thought was better as the other orange looked more well peach o.0, In all honesty im nervous about wearing this suit XD.

29/01/10 - And a photoshoot for this costume has been comfirmed and will be done by the awesome TheMagicalLucy, so thank you so much ^^.

19/2/10 - I have decided to bring this with me to the japanese art festival, to be honest the only reason im wearing this one is because none of my other costumes are ready lol XD.

23/2/10 - Timpey has agreed to be my zidane for saturday at kitacon and for the photoshoot =] He is so awesome, and so are his cosplays i feel very honoured *bows*

26/2/10 - Well after hearing from jecht that one of his mates is going as kuja and wants to kitdnap me at the japanese art festival, looks like im up for a photoshoot on sunday with a kuja, should be fun -.^

White shirt was made by the amazing kitsune cosplay =]

This costume is for SATURDAY at kitacon

8/8/10 - Being brought out again to go with fusionroses ruby on the sunday of amecon, friday night the long hair garnet will be out for the ff9 photoshoot.


Comments

letmelive posted on 21 January, 2010 - 14:43
I told you the necklace would end out nice, it looks really good so far!! xxx

Zelda posted on 21 January, 2010 - 15:17
Thank you so much =] i am really happy with it ^^ and im so glad you like it to.

Sephirayne posted on 28 January, 2010 - 21:00
Wow! Looking really good. Can't wait to see it finished.

Zelda posted on 28 January, 2010 - 21:01
Thank you so much, i think this costume is gunna turn out well ^^ i was so worried for ages that i was going to suck at this costume hehe ^^.

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 29 January, 2010 - 20:35
This is really cool i can't wait to see it ^^

Zelda posted on 29 January, 2010 - 20:37
Thank you so much, i can't wait to have her finished ^^.

FrankieEstee posted on 20 February, 2010 - 10:24
The progress looks great so far! Can't wait to see this finished :D

Zelda posted on 20 February, 2010 - 12:35
Thank you so much =] im trying so hard to get the staff finished for enext weekend for the japanese art festival, but if i can't it will def be finished for kitacon =].

Black_Star posted on 20 February, 2010 - 19:27
This costume is going to be awesome,and the person who took the picture of your legs is awesome. . . thats rad!!!

Zelda posted on 20 February, 2010 - 20:10
Lol thanks i guess XD least the wig finally got finished today ^^.

sweettoothL posted on 21 February, 2010 - 15:07
Omg the wig and the costume is perfect good job!

Zelda posted on 21 February, 2010 - 15:08
Thank you so much, i love garnet and i wanted to make the costume as accurate as i could, im glad you like it ^^.

Lisu-chan posted on 21 February, 2010 - 19:15
It looks really gooood~! Would love to see it in real life, but I doubt I'll be able to go to the Japanese Festival!

Zelda posted on 21 February, 2010 - 23:46
Thank you you 2, and Lisu ^^ if your going to either kitacon or london mcm expo may, you will be able to see it then =].

timpey posted on 22 February, 2010 - 00:17
wow looks brill, great job ^^

Zelda posted on 22 February, 2010 - 00:21
Thank you so much =] i can;t wait to get some good pictures of they costume and to finish the rod off.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 22 February, 2010 - 01:23
Awww yeye! you look lovely! great work ^___^

Zelda posted on 22 February, 2010 - 01:24
Thank you so much ^^ just gotta finish off a phew things and get the rod weapon done now.

White Tigress posted on 22 February, 2010 - 01:47
Looking great :D

letmelive posted on 22 February, 2010 - 09:12
Looking awesome :D! xx

NixieThePixie posted on 22 February, 2010 - 12:05
ahhh it looks so awesome

Zelda posted on 22 February, 2010 - 12:13
Thank you guys hehe, im so glad it came out well.

sweettoothL posted on 22 February, 2010 - 22:41
I cant want to see it in person X3 it looks awesome :D

chobigal posted on 22 February, 2010 - 22:44
OMG i have exactly the same red boots as u lol XD great cosplay btw ;D

Creative-Stitches posted on 22 February, 2010 - 23:39
Fantastic work on this outfit! it looks brilliant :)

Anonymous posted on 23 February, 2010 - 00:03
wow thats the shirt i made isnt it? looks really great all together. :D

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 12:10
Thanks guys, it took a lot of work, but it's finally getting there =], i still have to make some edits to the top and the gloves lol, staff is in progress to.

Black_Star posted on 23 February, 2010 - 12:14
Best dagger ever

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 12:16
Thank you sweetie =] *hugs*

Anggul posted on 23 February, 2010 - 13:30
Nice, you suit and pull her off brilliantly (:

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 13:41
thank you so much ^^ im glad you like it.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 23 February, 2010 - 17:48
You have GOT IT RIGHT!!! omg the sleeves are amazing!!!!!! well done!

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 18:01
WOWIE!!! Thank you so so so much =] hehe that really made me smile.

Freyarule posted on 23 February, 2010 - 18:28
Eeee I can't wait to see you in this! :D

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 18:42
Thank you so much ^^ we have to get pictures together at the art festival!! x

Freyarule posted on 23 February, 2010 - 20:25
yes indeed! :D

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 20:27
Which will be awesome cause your doing one of the best pokemon in the world and you look amazing in that cosplay =]. Yay for garnet and lugia hugs and pictures ^^.

Mungojerrie posted on 23 February, 2010 - 20:44
Why do you keep reuploading the same photo? It works perfectly fine for me XD

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 20:50
because a lot of my photos end up being dead links and the picture stops appearing o.0 im sorry if it bothers you.

Mungojerrie posted on 23 February, 2010 - 20:53
As I said, they work perfectly fine for me - maybe it's just your computer? o_O

Zelda posted on 23 February, 2010 - 20:54
Maybe so, i am on my dads laptop instead of mine lol so maybe it's his laptop >< thank you for letting me know ^^.

Anonymous posted on 23 February, 2010 - 22:38
im so glad the top i made for you fits perfectly! looking amazing all together!

Zelda posted on 24 February, 2010 - 11:07
Thanks, progress on the staff has started guys, got it spray painted white ^^, waiting for the paper clay to come now so i can do the chunky bit round the ball ontop of the staff. And timpey is going to be my zidane for kitacon, which is so awesome, cause he's awesome ^^.

Freyarule posted on 24 February, 2010 - 18:22
Sweeet :D what's the rod bit made of? x

Zelda posted on 24 February, 2010 - 18:28
Just a woodne dowel i brought from wickes =] only cost me £2, however the paper clay won't do the triangle bit under the ball of the staff, so mine won't be very accurate ><.

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 27 February, 2010 - 00:51
I love the staff it looks awsome :D

Zelda posted on 27 February, 2010 - 01:04
Thank you, tbh im not very happy with it, it was really rushed =[, but im glad you like it hehe ^^.

FuriePhoenix posted on 27 February, 2010 - 23:04
this is a fantastic cosplay! you make a great Garnet

Zelda posted on 27 February, 2010 - 23:05
Thank you so much my amazing Yuna! *hugs*

goodbyeworld posted on 27 February, 2010 - 23:43
This looks so amazing! 8D

Zelda posted on 27 February, 2010 - 23:44
Thank you so much, i had so much fun wearing her hehe, can't wait to bring her out for kitacon ^^. Wearing her tommorow as well as there is a zidane and kuja coming.

Dusttee posted on 27 February, 2010 - 23:58
I kept seeing you everywhere today and thinking "her cosplay is so cool >w<" Your cosplay really is amazing <3

Zelda posted on 28 February, 2010 - 00:07
Thank you so much hehe, i saw you everywhere to and was thinking the exact same thing ^^. Today was sooo fun ^^.

Dusttee posted on 28 February, 2010 - 00:09
XD thanks and yeah <3 I'm glad it didn't rain all day aswell <3 That would of ruined it

Zelda posted on 28 February, 2010 - 00:14
Yeah that would of been awful lol ><, i hope it does not tommorow as im wearing her again haha XD

Lolita Hime posted on 28 February, 2010 - 01:23
Hey it's Winry from the JAF today. Nice meeting u and great costume x

Zelda posted on 28 February, 2010 - 09:07
Thank you so much hehe ^^ it was nice meeting you ^^.

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 28 February, 2010 - 21:25
Congratulations for the runner-up. ^_^

Zelda posted on 28 February, 2010 - 21:28
Thank you so much, i was so happy, there was first place and runner up, and first place cosplay was so good ^^ i was so happy and shocked when i won runner up lol.

gaming_goddess posted on 28 February, 2010 - 21:48
This cosplay was so awesome on sat :) And I was impressed by the dedication of sewing yourself into it :) I hope you managed to pee in the end :P but kudos on it's awesomeness!

Zelda posted on 28 February, 2010 - 21:53
Haha, thank you so much ^^, it;s the straps, if they don't get a little stitching onto the top they go everywhere. Im glad you liked it, it was awesome seeing you ^^.

StrawberryCherry posted on 28 February, 2010 - 21:59
Epicly wonderful Cant wait to see ettt! Expo is another month closer! ish :3

Zelda posted on 28 February, 2010 - 22:01
Thank you so much sweetie *glomps* Its going to be awesome to see you ^^.

leumas posted on 28 February, 2010 - 23:01
Your Garnet was very...orange.I don't remember the character but it must have been good because you won a prize :D Awesome lolly pop too.Let's see if we can get the comments up to 100 :D

Zelda posted on 28 February, 2010 - 23:08
Lol thanks, my garnet is not worth of 100 comments XD, i had so much fun wearing garnet though and im really happy with how she has turned out ^^.

NightmareWings posted on 28 February, 2010 - 23:11
Fucking amazing Garnet! You rocked the Awesome Sauce! xx

Zelda posted on 28 February, 2010 - 23:14
Thank you!!!!!!!!!! So did your sheena!!!! *hugs* I love yooooooooooooooou!

Ichigo-Chan posted on 28 February, 2010 - 23:47
I REALLY like your Garnet cosplay. Your costume is great and it really suits you.

Freyarule posted on 1 March, 2010 - 00:28
OH HAI GARNET RULEZ :3

Zelda posted on 1 March, 2010 - 11:53
Thank yoooou so much =D, and yay for lugia and garnet for prize winning *dances*

Demented Kid posted on 1 March, 2010 - 13:46
Waag Your Garnet turned out so awesome @3@ Is happy will get to see it in person at Kita* 8D

Zelda posted on 1 March, 2010 - 20:51
Thank you so much sweetie, hehe im glad it did come out well, and i can't wait to see you at kitacon ^^.

Black_Star posted on 1 March, 2010 - 21:17
Wow you look so amazing, best dagger ever, you look just like her.

Zelda posted on 1 March, 2010 - 21:20
*hugs* thank yooooou ^^ so much.

Son Gopaul posted on 2 March, 2010 - 00:01
It's like I'm playing the game right now! Actually, wish I was ^_^ Nice work, looks amazingly accurate. Looking forward to seeing you at Kita, and hopes you find a Zidane for you to be with and for me to play with too! (Will be Bartz at Kita, May Expo and Ame)

Zelda posted on 2 March, 2010 - 00:15
Thank you so much for your kind comment ^^ i wish i was playing the game now to, and i wish i could wear this cosplay all the time because i love it so much, luckily i have found a zidane for kitacon, it's timpey as his zidane is so awesome. I can't wait to see you at kitacon ^^.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 9 March, 2010 - 13:04
you look beautiful ^____^ xx

Zelda posted on 9 March, 2010 - 13:12
Aww thank you so much sweetie *hugs*

timpey posted on 10 March, 2010 - 02:19
hehe can see everyone loves your garnet ^^ hope i gets some good photos with u. maybe i can talk u into doin a digimon character with me at some point

Zelda posted on 10 March, 2010 - 12:49
Aww thank you ^^, im sure we will hehe, and digimon, there is actually a phew i want to do, so i would gladly join in ^^.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 22 March, 2010 - 23:30
Wow you really got the outfit SPOT ON! :) I see alot of Garnets and they always leave me wanting a bit more :) but even your props are awesome!!! well done!

Zelda posted on 22 March, 2010 - 23:34
Thank you for your kind words, i adore garnet and im glad you like her ^^

NightmareWings posted on 22 March, 2010 - 23:42
Too scared to say it on my own page huh? I dont care that I am a bad cosplayer...I'm actually a better photographer. So...really it is just making us laugh at how petty you are. Kara you are amazing, never forget that ok?

BlusterSquall posted on 22 March, 2010 - 23:45
Some people really need to get lives and not spend it trolling other cosplayers. Honestly. I like you Garnet, I think its one of the better versions I've seen. :] What days are you and Timpy wearing Zidane and Garnet? I'm a biiiig FF IX fan, so I'd love to pull you both aside for a short shoot! <3

Zelda posted on 22 March, 2010 - 23:51
Were garnet and zidane on saturday silver, if you would take some pictures that would be amazing hehe ^^ as your work is amazing!!!

BlusterSquall posted on 22 March, 2010 - 23:54
Sweet! Awesome! I'll find you on the Saturday and steal you for a bit then. :D

timpey posted on 23 March, 2010 - 00:01
yep and if we can get more ffix characters get a whole group shot. if u can think of any nice ideas of poses from the gamefor us too let us know silver, im sure we will have great fun and i cant wait to see your amazin garnet in person *grins* ^---^ look beautiful

Zelda posted on 23 March, 2010 - 00:04
Hehe thank you timpey ^^ i can't wait to wear her out again, not long till kita now ^^

Sephirayne posted on 23 March, 2010 - 09:47
Wow! Great job. Really looks the part.

Zelda posted on 23 March, 2010 - 12:31
Thank you so much ^^ wish you could come to kitacon =[ would have been great to see you. x

timpey posted on 31 March, 2010 - 12:57
hehe love the photos they came out great ^^ i had an amazin time *hugs* garnets a proper little princess xP x

Zelda posted on 31 March, 2010 - 13:02
The photoshoot was a lot of fun hehe even if zidane had immense giggles =D

letmelive posted on 31 March, 2010 - 13:45
Awwwh love the pairing photos! ^______^ ~squee

Zelda posted on 31 March, 2010 - 13:46
Oh thank you so much hun hehe *hugs*

BlusterSquall posted on 31 March, 2010 - 13:54
The new photos are so adorable~! I am totally fangirling the Zidane/Garnet ones! <3<3 You and Tim are so cuuute!

Zelda posted on 31 March, 2010 - 13:56
Thank you so much hehe ^^ it's a shame you were really busy, will def have to bring her out again for you ^^!!

BlusterSquall posted on 31 March, 2010 - 14:01
Undoubtedly! I am so annoyed I kept missing you! I so want to get photos of it! *-*

Zelda posted on 31 March, 2010 - 14:04
It's ok, you shall i promise ^^

Emzone posted on 2 April, 2010 - 01:29
This looked amazing *w*

Zelda posted on 2 April, 2010 - 01:31
Thank you so much ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 10 April, 2010 - 20:23
adore your new photos of this cosplay, you know i love it! XP!!

Zelda posted on 10 April, 2010 - 23:15
Thank yooooooou!!!!! Love you ^^ *guys*

Anonymous posted on 19 April, 2010 - 11:04
Hey remder meh?!?! I was mini rikku! At the art thingy!!:D Are you going as garnet the 2nd day of the may expo becouse I might go as kuja!:D

Zelda posted on 19 April, 2010 - 11:12
Heyyyy hunny ^^ of course i remember you hehe, yes i am, im not doing the orange bodysuit though, im doing her queen dress ^^ i would love to have you as my kuja if you cosplayed him ^^. how have you been? x

amberlovers posted on 14 May, 2010 - 10:08
These photos are b.e.a.utiful x

Zelda posted on 14 May, 2010 - 10:55
Thank you so much ^^

SlimDefinition posted on 15 June, 2010 - 22:01
It was great seeing your Garnet in person. Your Kita pics of flattening Zidane are awesome.

Zelda posted on 16 June, 2010 - 17:03
awww thank you, and yes thats my fav picture, putting him in his place =D

Lady Bahamut posted on 11 July, 2010 - 17:56
You suit Dagger so well! @_@ YOu have wondeful photos as well to top it all off!

NightmareWings posted on 25 September, 2010 - 23:16
Garnet needs curves and well madam you have got them! Prettiest garnet I have seen to date!

LadyShizuka posted on 30 January, 2011 - 22:00
Aww, You look amazing as her!

tripletriad posted on 30 March, 2011 - 04:30
Cute =]

Kei Lin Sama posted on 16 April, 2012 - 22:24
Wow.. I had no idea you had so many lovely costumes besides this perfect Garnet. It was awesome hanging out with you in the FF9 gang! Black Waltz 3 evil hug!

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Progress Journal

27th February 2010

Staff Progress (Part 6)

once the red paint was dry enough for me to touch i did the rest of the areas with green paint and then hair dryed them again, and ta da, but there are loads of mistakes =[ but i will edit those.

27th February 2010

Staff Porgress (Part 5)

After spending an hour drying the paper clay with a hair dryer i finally got down to painting it, i drew the lines on the ball with a blunt pencil and then painted it, then used a hair dryer to dry it for another 30 minutes.

27th February 2010

Staff Porgress (part 4)

Basically i wa going to paint then lines of the staff on, but with the lack of time, i grabbed some spre red tape i had and swung it round the staff for the pattern XD

24th February 2010

Staff Progress (Part 3)

fail fail! the staff looks horrible, im so sorry, anyway the triangle bit was not working, i couldn't get it to shape, so i just did what you see.

24th February 2010

Staff Progress (Part 2)

Ok so i started spray painting the wooden dowel. . . that was simple enough apart from the fact it has been raining the past 2 days and this staff needs to be done for saturday morning >< damn the art festival better be worth it lol. I went to paint the styrofoam ball with paper mache on it, Well that didn't work all the cracks from the paper mache showed through and it looked horrible. So i pulled all of the paper mache off, and spray painted the styrofoam ball again. The paint melted the ball!!! omg i couldn't believe i was so angry ><. Anyway just when i thought all hope was lost, the mail came and so did my paper clay, thank god, i covered the melted ball with paper clay and did my best to make it as flat as possible which failed so now the ball of my staff is going to be lumpy!

24th February 2010

Staff Progress (Part 1)

Ok i brought a styrofoam ball for the head of the staff and a wooden dowel for the stick of the staff, the wooden dowel was to long, as garnets staffs are shorter than her, so i cut the wodden dowel and this is what i have so far.

22nd February 2010

Choker and gloves

These were brought of ebay for really cheap lol, im currently working on the belts that will go on the gloves

22nd February 2010

Back of bodysuit

The lace was done with eyelets that i hammered together to keep them firm, and because the fabric im wearing is stretchy i then glued them inside the tiny gap to ensure they stayed in place, the lace is just sone orange ribbon that is so pretty =]

22nd February 2010

Completed shirt

The puffs on the sleeves were done by threading in and out and pulling the thread tightly so the puffs were created in the sleeves.

22nd February 2010

Pendant (part 3)

Painted with silver metallic paint, i did 3 layers to check all areas were painted nicely and evenly, and the pendant is now finished =]

22nd February 2010

Pendant (Part 2)

I brought some clay to make the crown, unfortunatly the clay was awful and wouldn't stick together or take shape, so i just had to do the crown ontop of the pendant quickly, then took me A LOT OF GLUE, to get that pendant to stay in place, then i brought some curtain pins and put one ontop of the crown while it was drying so i could put the chain through and wear it as a necklace.

22nd February 2010

Pendant (Part 1)

after studying other garnet cosplays on cosplay.com a friend told me what was the name of the jewel she used for her garnet pendant, so i looked on ebay and found a couple, however no one makes the jewels very big like garnets actually is, so i had to settle for the biggest i could find, i made sure i brought one that shined green in the light as when eiko and garnet connect the pendant does indeed shine green.

22nd February 2010

Next step belts (Part 3)

After 1 hour on each leg i got both belts done on the legs, i stitched originally with black thread as a guideline, and now have pulled all the threads out and re stitched them with orange thread.

22nd February 2010

Next step belts (Part 2)

Got the belts, edited them a little bit as the straps were far to long and thick so i gave them a trim, the nightmare was i had to wear the bodysuit while stitching them onto my legs as the fabric had to be stretched, otherwise the belts would be stitched in the wrong places of fabric and then my legs wouldn't get into my bodysuit, i pinned myself about 20 times lol.

22nd February 2010

Next step belts (part 1)

once the bodysuit was ready to have details added to it. . . i thought right belts, yes there not perfect but i was happy with them, this is just a picture of the side of the bodysuit before i started on the belts

27th January 2010

Wig

Woooh the base wig came, it didn't take long to style either as it was quiet a short base wig anyway, took pictures at my aunties and it is at my aunties lol i left it there by accident buuut she only lives a 30 minute walk away so i can go get it before kitacon, Garnets hair is not black, it is a very very dark brown, which is the shade i have used for this wig. =]