Dagger/Princess Garnet Til Alexandros XVII/Sarah
Final Fantasy IX

Cosplayer: Zelda

Variant: Orange suit with short hair

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Runner Up At the Japanese Art Festival Cosplay Catwalk Feburary 2010

Amecon 2010

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. =]


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letmelive - 21st January 2010
I told you the necklace would end out nice, it looks really good so far!!

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Zelda - 21st January 2010
Thank you so much =] i am really happy with it ^^ and im so glad you like it to.

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Sephirayne - 28th January 2010
Wow! Looking really good. Can't wait to see it finished.

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Zelda - 28th January 2010
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 ^^.

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jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 29th January 2010
This is really cool i can't wait to see it ^^

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Zelda - 29th January 2010
Thank you so much, i can't wait to have her finished ^^.

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FrankieEstee - 20th February 2010
The progress looks great so far! Can't wait to see this finished :D

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Zelda - 20th February 2010
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 =].

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Anonymous - 20th February 2010
This costume is going to be awesome,and the person who took the picture of your legs is awesome. . . thats rad!!!

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Zelda - 20th February 2010
Lol thanks i guess XD least the wig finally got finished today ^^.

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Anonymous - 21st February 2010
Omg the wig and the costume is perfect
good job!

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

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Lisu-chan - 21st February 2010
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!

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Zelda - 21st February 2010
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 =].

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timpey - 22nd February 2010
wow looks brill, great job ^^

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

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FairyPorchQueen - 22nd February 2010
Awww yeye! you look lovely! great work ^___^

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Zelda - 22nd February 2010
Thank you so much ^^ just gotta finish off a phew things and get the rod weapon done now.

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White Tigress - 22nd February 2010
Looking great :D

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letmelive - 22nd February 2010
Looking awesome :D!

xx

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PixiePopNixie - 22nd February 2010
ahhh it looks so awesome

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Zelda - 22nd February 2010
Thank you guys hehe, im so glad it came out well.

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Anonymous - 22nd February 2010
I cant want to see it in person X3 it looks awesome :D

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chobigal - 22nd February 2010
OMG i have exactly the same red boots as u lol XD great cosplay btw ;D

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Creative-Stitches - 22nd February 2010
Fantastic work on this outfit! it looks brilliant :)

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Anonymous - 23rd February 2010
wow thats the shirt i made isnt it? looks really great all together. :D

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Zelda - 23rd February 2010
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.

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Anonymous - 23rd February 2010
Best dagger ever

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Zelda - 23rd February 2010
Thank you sweetie =] *hugs*

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Anggul - 23rd February 2010
Nice, you suit and pull her off brilliantly (:

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Zelda - 23rd February 2010
thank you so much ^^ im glad you like it.

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Captain_Marvelous - 23rd February 2010
You have GOT IT RIGHT!!! omg the sleeves are amazing!!!!!! well done!

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Zelda - 23rd February 2010
WOWIE!!! Thank you so so so much =] hehe that really made me smile.

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Freyarule - 23rd February 2010
Eeee I can't wait to see you in this! :D

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Zelda - 23rd February 2010
Thank you so much ^^ we have to get pictures together at the art festival!! x

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Freyarule - 23rd February 2010
yes indeed! :D

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Zelda - 23rd February 2010
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 ^^.

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Mungojerrie - 23rd February 2010
Why do you keep reuploading the same photo? It works perfectly fine for me XD

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

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

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

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Anonymous - 23rd February 2010
im so glad the top i made for you fits perfectly! looking amazing all together!

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Zelda - 24th February 2010
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 ^^.

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Freyarule - 24th February 2010
Sweeet :D what's the rod bit made of? x

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Zelda - 24th February 2010
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 ><.

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jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 27th February 2010
I love the staff it looks awsome :D

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

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FuriePhoenix - 27th February 2010
this is a fantastic cosplay! you make a great Garnet

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Zelda - 27th February 2010
Thank you so much my amazing Yuna! *hugs*

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goodbyeworld - 27th February 2010
This looks so amazing! 8D

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Zelda - 27th February 2010
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.

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Dusttee - 27th February 2010
I kept seeing you everywhere today and thinking "her cosplay is so cool >w<"
Your cosplay really is amazing <3

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

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Dusttee - 28th February 2010
XD thanks and yeah <3 I'm glad it didn't rain all day aswell <3 That would of ruined it

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

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Lolita Hime - 28th February 2010
Hey it's Winry from the JAF today. Nice meeting u and great costume x

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Zelda - 28th February 2010
Thank you so much hehe ^^ it was nice meeting you ^^.

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RebaSephiroth2 - 28th February 2010
Congratulations for the runner-up. ^_^

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Zelda - 28th February 2010
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.

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gaming_goddess - 28th February 2010
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!

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Zelda - 28th February 2010
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 ^^.

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StrawberryCherry - 28th February 2010
Epicly wonderful
Cant wait to see ettt!
Expo is another month closer!
ish :3

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Zelda - 28th February 2010
Thank you so much sweetie *glomps* Its going to be awesome to see you ^^.

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leumas - 28th February 2010
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

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Zelda - 28th February 2010
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 ^^.

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NightmareWings - 28th February 2010
Fucking amazing Garnet! You rocked the Awesome Sauce! xx

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Zelda - 28th February 2010
Thank you!!!!!!!!!! So did your sheena!!!! *hugs* I love yooooooooooooooou!

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Ichigo-Chan - 28th February 2010
I REALLY like your Garnet cosplay. Your costume is great and it really suits you.

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Freyarule - 1st March 2010
OH HAI

GARNET RULEZ :3

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Zelda - 1st March 2010
Thank yoooou so much =D, and yay for lugia and garnet for prize winning *dances*

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Anonymous - 1st March 2010
Waag Your Garnet turned out so awesome @3@ Is happy will get to see it in person at Kita* 8D

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

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Anonymous - 1st March 2010
Wow you look so amazing, best dagger ever, you look just like her.

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Zelda - 1st March 2010
*hugs* thank yooooou ^^ so much.

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Anonymous - 2nd March 2010
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)

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Zelda - 2nd March 2010
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 ^^.

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FairyPorchQueen - 9th March 2010
you look beautiful ^____^ xx

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Zelda - 9th March 2010
Aww thank you so much sweetie *hugs*

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timpey - 10th March 2010
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

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Zelda - 10th March 2010
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 ^^.

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Captain_Marvelous - 22nd March 2010
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!

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Zelda - 22nd March 2010
Thank you for your kind words, i adore garnet and im glad you like her ^^

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NightmareWings - 22nd March 2010
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?

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BlusterSquall - 22nd March 2010
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

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

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

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timpey - 23rd March 2010
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

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

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Sephirayne - 23rd March 2010
Wow! Great job. Really looks the part.

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Zelda - 23rd March 2010
Thank you so much ^^ wish you could come to kitacon =[ would have been great to see you. x

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

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Zelda - 31st March 2010
The photoshoot was a lot of fun hehe even if zidane had immense giggles =D

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letmelive - 31st March 2010
Awwwh love the pairing photos! ^______^ ~squee

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Zelda - 31st March 2010
Oh thank you so much hun hehe *hugs*

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

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

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BlusterSquall - 31st March 2010
Undoubtedly! I am so annoyed I kept missing you! I so want to get photos of it! *-*

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Zelda - 31st March 2010
It's ok, you shall i promise ^^

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Emzone - 2nd April 2010
This looked amazing *w*

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Zelda - 2nd April 2010
Thank you so much ^^

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FuriePhoenix - 10th April 2010
adore your new photos of this cosplay, you know i love it! XP!!

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Zelda - 11th April 2010
Thank yooooooou!!!!! Love you ^^ *guys*

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Anonymous - 19th April 2010
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

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Zelda - 19th April 2010
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

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amberlovers - 14th May 2010
These photos are b.e.a.utiful x

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Zelda - 14th May 2010
Thank you so much ^^

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DefineImagineMJ - 15th June 2010
It was great seeing your Garnet in person. Your Kita pics of flattening Zidane are awesome.

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Zelda - 16th June 2010
awww thank you, and yes thats my fav picture, putting him in his place =D

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Lady Bahamut - 11th July 2010
You suit Dagger so well! @_@ YOu have wondeful photos as well to top it all off!

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NightmareWings - 26th September 2010
Garnet needs curves and well madam you have got them! Prettiest garnet I have seen to date!

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LadyShizuka - 30th January 2011
Aww, You look amazing as her!

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Anonymous - 30th March 2011
Cute =]

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Kei Lin Sama - 16th April 2012
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!