Rinoa Heartilly (Retired) (Normal costume) - Final Fantasy VIII




I chose to do Rinoa Heartilly after quitting to do Lulu from Final Fantasy X. She was someone that I really liked the look of and kind of suited my own personality. Her costume wasn't that hard to do, the only problem was the cape really.
The hardest part being her cape. It took me about a week or two ro actually make, sewing the ribbon all the way around and then making the felt wings for the back. I had to print a few pictures of them out and trace round on the felt before actually cutting them out and sewing it onto the back.
The easiest task being the blue skirty thing she wears around her middle, I found the perfect skirt and the perfect buttons and it didn't actually take that long. The only problem is that I sewed them on the back instead of the frot. Which doesn't really matter since no-one notices that much anyway.
It's fine when I wear it, the skirt being a little hard to get on over my boobs, and the shorts being a little tight at first but I think my stomach shrunk. But everything fits great!

http://duskatnight.deviantart.com/#/d2r3yhr That is what became of the wings I was wearing on the Saturday D':

If anyone had read my journal on this costume, then you'd know that both Rinoa and Cissnei are going into retirement for nearly the same reasons. If anyone wants me to bring them out for a certain photoshoot, wants to know how I did something on the costume or anything like that, please either say in the comments or PM about it. However if it's about a photoshoot, if there is anyone else willing to use the same costume that they've made PLEASE let them do it instead of me! It would make me feel heeps better and they would get the spotlight on their costume when I've had mine already on mine. Thanks.

Due to the fact that I've had my hair cut and for many other reasons, I'm going to be getting a wig for this costume.


StrawberryCherry posted on 30 January, 2010 - 22:20

DuskatNight posted on 30 January, 2010 - 22:33
Ack! -falls over- Haha if you really want to :P

leumas posted on 3 February, 2010 - 20:54
Cool costume :) you should get a couple of full body shots to show the whole thing off properly

DuskatNight posted on 4 February, 2010 - 18:09
I really should I've been meaning to do a few photoshoots sometime soon. Might try this weekend. Thanks By the Way ^^`

FusionRose posted on 30 March, 2010 - 18:46
you look so adorable =D

DuskatNight posted on 30 March, 2010 - 21:35
Aww thank you muchly ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 5 August, 2010 - 18:27
You make a cute Rinoa!

DuskatNight posted on 5 August, 2010 - 18:46
Thank you ^^

TallulahXx posted on 16 March, 2011 - 11:45
Likes ^_^ loves how did the costume ::)

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Progress Journal

31st May 2010


After wearing her to two events, Rinoa Heartilly is now going retired. Unless there's a costume I just can't complete in time or there's a meet up sometime, this costume might just come out. This also goes to my Cissnei costume as well! If someone wants me to bring this out for a group, I will but if there's someone else that's got a costume, I would hand over the spotlight to them. There might still be a few photos in the future.

29th April 2010

Cape Cape Cape Cape

You have no idea how annoying my capes been over the past few weeks and with Expo coming up, this is going to be my last time to show it off for a while. I've beep sewing somethings on the sewing machine to make sure that they stay on for longer, the cape being one of them. But the one thing thats been bugging me the most is the clasp on the cape. I've edited it from a tied ribbon to an actual claspy thingy. The only problem being that the bit of material isn't being as flat as I'd like it to be. So what I've had to do when I've been out in it or done some photoshoots by myself is check it every few minutes and fold it around so it doesn't look weird. I'm really worried that that's going to be the part that's going to let the costume down a little bit, so I really need to find a way to fix it before Expo.

19th April 2010


Got my Wings today! They're not as big as I thought they were going to be, but they certainly do look a lot more wingy then my old ones! Which by the way has gone towards my collection of feathers I'll be bringing with me. :3 Now all I need to do is quickly get the clip in highlights and I'll be done. Oh and get my hair dyed again but that's quickly sorted, already got the hair dye! Photo's should be up sometime in the next week or two. Or whenever I get round to it.

16th April 2010


I have now ordered some hopefully bigger but definately better wings from Ebay. They should arrive in the next week or two, which means I'll be able to get some shots of it before the Expo.