Rikku
Final Fantasy X-2

Cosplayer: FuriePhoenix

Variant: Thief Dress-sphere

Status: In Progress

Condition: Not Set

24th March 2012: Sleeves!! Soooooooo now I have both daggers completed, I need to focus on the sleeves.... luckily for me mom found fabric at her thrift store where she works, so it hasn't had to cost me anything! HOOZAH!!

Sooo this is how I'm going to do the sleeves I think:

1) Make the sleeves out of 2 rectangle pieces so their fitted but baggy aka the right fit lol
2) stick in some thin elastic in the top of the sleeves so they stay on my arms
3) make each bow seperately and sew them up
4) sew each bow onto the sleeves

OR put down each side of the sleeves wide strips, and tie each bow once im wearing them, but thats time consuming for each wear so I'll probably go with the first plan so I only have to worry about sliding the sleeves onto my arms, using the elastic to hold them in place. I know hers dont seem to have elastic in the top, but in all honesty where my arms are so damn skinny they're not gonna stay up in place at all without a bit in the top.

Damn computer game characters and their power to keep baggy sleeves in place without any form of aid and my super skinny arms lol

UPDATE: Started work on the sleeves this evening... just got to make the second sleeve and the bows

11th March 2012: updates Soooooo now I've got one dagger completed I'm going to add this journal entry with updates on whats been done and still needs to be done.

Daggers- one completed, one to be finished. so 55% completed in total... second dagger needs more masking tape, some more papier mache then it can be painted

Top: 95% completed.. just needs grommets in it for the centre lacing

Skirt: 95% completed: same status as the top funnily enough!

Sleeves: Need to get fabric for them unless mom finds the right fabric in an item of clothing at her work for me, then they need to be made

Everything else (gloves,belt/pouches,boots): borrowing off Nomes because of time restrictions and lack of money- she's an angel!

Wig: bought just waiting on it to arrive.. could happen any day up until the 3rd April when it should arrive by

Also MUST GET TONED UP A BIT FOR THIS!!! I dont wanna have to be breathing in all day for this... but first must lose the weight I've gained... gaaaahhhhhh *so annoyed at self*

9th March 2012: Wig So I just checked my ebay and just found out my Rikku wig has been shipped today!!

I was told it takes between 18-25days to reach me, so I was counting on the calendar on this mac 25 days as of tomorrow and that takes me up to the 3rd April. So in theory it should arrive in time give and take a week before I have to go to the train station for Kita.

Really hoping this theory does work and I do receive it in time! I wanna be able to do a wig and make up test before I go to kita and do any adjustments to the wig if it needs it. ^___^

See picture for the wig I bought.

6th January 2012: thief daggers or whatever you wanna call them lol. Anyway, I started work on them the other day, and for the last three days I've been slowly adding layers upon layers of newspaper using the papier mache method over cardboard as I dont have the tools or skills to do woodwork for them.

I've only done about 3 or 4 layers in total about 2 or 3 ayers on each side i think on one of them. It's going to be such a long process this way I think, but I'm hooping by the end of it, it will be worth it. ^_^

Pics will hopefully up soon when i get round to actually taking at least one

UPDATE 9/3/2012: I'm going to get some more masking tape for my second dagger as its too thin even now, but for the most detailing, due to time restrictions I'm not being too fussed about getting the depth in the 3D effect as much as I was before.

I've started painting one of the daggers and thats almost done, then I can go back to focus on the outfit, until I get more masking tape for the 2nd dagger and complete that. Then its a case of finding some grommets for the top and skirt and getting some slightly see through fabric or thin cotton fabric for the sleeves.

Thanks to Naomi (aka Nomes) she's letting me borrow the belt and pouches, gloves and boots for this as I dont have time to get it all done in time. I'm so so so SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO thankful to her!

4th January 2012: possible base wig? I'm browsing through a seller that ahs fantastic wigs for quite cheap as all their stuff is on sale at the moment, and i came across this vocaloid Len wig which I think might be a good base wig for Rikku- I just need to get a ponytail extension for it and other extensions to do the plaits.

What do you guys think? It's only £14, and the fringe is perfect to work with. I wanted to go for a more natural blodne look with Rikku instead of the strawberry blonde in some refs anyway as i think it will look better on me, actually.. i know it will look better on me, the strawberry blonde doesnt suit me at all so i will need to go for a lighter blonde.

20th November 2011: wax cord Looking at her skirt, and bikini top the cord lining looks around the same shade of colour. So I've also been debating whether or not to go for orange wax cord or stick with the yellow, considering the trim on her top is orange.

Pic includes the image of the orange wax cord I found.... I did find a thong that is very orange so this matches it perfectly...

Talking of her top... I'm thinking of getting fabric paint to paint on the bikini top the orange trim and on the straps that tie round her neck and back, then use the wax cord for the centre bow tie, so maybe it would be best to do all the trim in orange.... or should i get one roll of yellow for the skirt and one for the top?

20th November 2011: Rikku's sleeves looking REALLY closely at Rikku's sleeves, it seems they are infact slightly see through as you can see her arms through the fabric. So I'm really debating whether to go for a slightly sheer cotton 4 way stretch fabric, or a normal 4 way stretch white cotton fabric that ISNT see through... I know most rikku cosplayers use block thick fabric for her sleeves, but I'm really tempted to go that extra mile and be that bit more accurate lol.

Opinions? Pic to your left is of the slightly see through fabric. It looks quite close to the ref image of Rikku...

30th May 2011: Thanks to Nomes Thanks to the amazing nomes I don't have to buy/commission/or attempt to poorly make Rikku's boots and belt/pouches!

THANK YOU HUNNY!!!!

So that saves me ALOT of money and means I can really concentrate on doing the hair right! ^_^

UPDATE: 20/11/2011: She's also gonna let me borrow the brown gloves after talking with her the other night. ^_^ SO now to get a skirt, the wig, and other bits! I really wanna make this already! I've waited too long to cosplay Rikku!

18th May 2011: belt and pouches and boots I think I'll have to commission someone to make Rikku's belt as I have no idea at all on how to make it. Either that or borrow someone's for the event as I have several friends who has cosplayed Rikku ^_^

If anyone I know has any ideas on good commissioners who do me a really cheap deal on the belt/pouches or canlend meit for Hyper Japan let me know 'kay!? XD

As for boots, I have white boots already from when Idid Wedding Yuna (Infact I have 2 types of white boots from that one costume) so I'll mod the non shiny ones if I can find them to turn into Rikku's boots. They wont be 100% accurate due to the style of the boots now, but they'll definitely be as close as I can possibly get them on my cheap skate budget!

18th May 2011: gloves So I went on ebay to look at price ranges for brown fingerless gloves. Being a vegetarian I hate the thought of using leather... BUT do you think I can get fake leather on ebay? NO! *sigh*

So i'm going to have to go for real leather after all by the looks of things. Which sucks and I'll feel horrid for wearing them on my hands... but if it's all i can get then it will have to do, because I cant make gloves myself.


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Zelda - 19th March 2010
amazing scalf, you know you want to ask your mum if she can make me one XD!!!

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FuriePhoenix - 19th March 2010
lmao! XD! Its pretty rad aint it!

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Zelda - 20th March 2010
It's bloody amazing!!!! =]

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FuriePhoenix - 20th March 2010
Until i cosplay Rikku, im gonna use it as my normal scarf lol.

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J-Po - 13th May 2011
i wantyyyyyy

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Nomes - 13th May 2011
Ooh yey! Rikku has a deadline!

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FusionRose - 13th May 2011
Eeeee i can't wait to see this! I wish i could get Yuna done for hyper japan to jooooin you @.@ x.

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FuriePhoenix - 13th May 2011
J-Po: hehehe
Nomes- Yes! She finally has a deadline! I probably wont be able to pull her off AT all but meh! lol
Fusion- awww I'll have to be Rikku again when you have Yuna done for photos!

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Nomes - 14th May 2011
*ponders the possibility of a Paine cosplay to join in *

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FuriePhoenix - 14th May 2011
Nomes- DOOOOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIITTTTT!!!! XD

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Pandora-Chi - 15th May 2011
The scarf looks amazing! you're gonna make such a cute Rikku ^^

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FuriePhoenix - 15th May 2011
Aww I hope so! I'm still a bit worried that facially being Rikku is a bad choice XD But she's so fun I wanna cosplay her anyway XD! The scarf is all thanks to my momma hand knitting it XD

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Nomes - 16th May 2011
Stop worrying and remember it's supposed to be fun! You'll look fab and you can sick me on anyone who says otherwise.

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FuriePhoenix - 18th May 2011
Aww shucks! ^_^

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Nomes - 28th May 2011
And you can borrow my belt pouch and definitely use my boots when you do her. And whatever other bits you want to use assuming I get the costume back from its current loan home. ^_^

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FuriePhoenix - 30th May 2011
aww thankies hunny!! You're a star!!

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Plasticsharkattack - 11th August 2011
Love the progress hun!

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FuriePhoenix - 11th August 2011
^_^ thankies!! Cant wait to finally continue with this properly!

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DuskatNight - 4th September 2011
You look amazing! Can't wait to see it fully finished.

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DefineImagineMJ - 6th September 2011
This is looking awesome.

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Natsumi - 7th September 2011
Ooo~ Yay more FFX for Kita <3!
Love the progress so far, the scarf looks awesome. *__*
I think you'll suit her just fine!

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FuriePhoenix - 7th September 2011
thanks guys!!
Natsumi- aww thank you!! The scarf was hand knitted by my mom ^_^

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Nomes - 20th November 2011
I say go for for sheer fabric for the sleeves, but maybe that's just me. The colours on Rikku are a nightmare as they change with each ref. Sometimes the trim looks more yellow, other times more orange. So with that in mind it's up to you in the end. The sleeves as well: off white in the artwork ref and white in the game, so you can take your pick.

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FuriePhoenix - 21st November 2011
Nomes- thank you for your opinions! Its greatly appreciated!

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Manticore Arts - 24th January 2012
OK so far this is really looking hot! ...Damnit Rikku you Jailbait!

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Ranma1-2 - 24th January 2012
I like the look of the semi opaque fabric you are thinking of. I agree with you the artwork does have a see through quality.
You didnt mention how you did the scarf - which looks Fab! :)

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SamanthaKaiba - 24th January 2012
This is looking amazing...you look great

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Violet Kestral - 24th January 2012
You look really great as Rikku!! =D

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LittleRecordGirl - 24th January 2012
You look amazing! :D
Hope i see you so I can take photos of your Rikku!~

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FuriePhoenix - 24th January 2012
Manticore- LOL
Ranma-12: Thanks for your opinion, I hink I'll definitely go for the semi opaque fabric, as for the scarf my mom knitted it for me about 2 years ago as a present as she's known all this time how much I've wanted to cosplay Rikku- its my fav cosplay piece ever i think haha!
Samantha, Stubbled Grapes: Thank youuuuu cant wait to be able to buy my wigs now!
NakedSalad- Thank you! I hope to finally meet you in person too!! I'm sure you'll spot me, I'll be with nomes as Paine and hopefully we'll have a yuna with us too!

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Pandora-Chi - 24th January 2012
wow wow wow!! I'm so jealous of your figure!! I am really loving the progress on this lovely! I cannot wait to see this and grab photos! :3

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Ranma1-2 - 24th January 2012
Ohhh that makes lots of sense. What a wonderfull mum you have. ^_^
Knitting is a skill that not many people seem to learn these days..so it would almost impossible for most of us to get one exact like that. All the best for your cosplay at Kita. Im sure you are gonna reeeeeeally enjoy it. :)

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FuriePhoenix - 25th January 2012
Pandora- thanks hunni!!!!!
Ranma1-2 - I totally agree, Ive tried knitting and just cant get to grips with it so im super happy my mom still knits lol! I'm sure I'll really enjoy it too! I know I'll be running around like a loony screaming "YUNIE! YUNIE!" all day haha

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DefineImagineMJ - 25th January 2012
This is looking awesome! I still love that scarf.
The weapons are looking great too. ^^'

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J-Po - 25th January 2012
wow look at that body umm i mean the costume is looking great XD you will look great when it all comes together

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Nomes - 25th January 2012
*Squeals and bounces* Rikku!!!. No, no wait. Paine is serious *Serious face*

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You look amazing!

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FuriePhoenix - 26th January 2012
oh you guys really make me giggle!!!!!!!
Nomes- wow that means alot from you becuase you are my inspiration when it comes to Rikku- you're like the best Rikku ever!

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shinrajunkie - 12th March 2012
comoing along nicely :D

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Zelvyne - 19th March 2012
Looks great so far ^___^

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DuskatNight - 19th March 2012
You really do suit her!

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FuriePhoenix - 19th March 2012
thanks guys.. ive been getting really positive feedback so far and its really reassuring me!

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Pandora-Chi - 19th March 2012
Wow I love this so much! Everything looks so well done and I really love how the weapons came out! 8D You really suit Rikku - It must be that gorgeous smile of yours which brings this cosplay to life :) xx

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SamanthaKaiba - 19th March 2012
you suit Rikku so much ^_^

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CyanideCustard - 20th March 2012
if it isnt cid's girl!

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Ino - 21st March 2012
Thank you for you very lovely comment on my Tidus. <3

I think you make an amazing Rikku! I believe we're aiming to do our FFX group on Saturday of Kitacon so hopefully we'll see you YRP girls there! :D

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Nomes - 24th March 2012
Yay for sleeve fabric :D. I still remember sewing all those bows by hand. I watched a lot of films.

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FuriePhoenix - 24th March 2012
XD Yeah I'm dreading how long it's gonna take me to do all 8 bows,,, hopefully not too long! Which is why tomorrow I'm gonna make sure I finish Gothel's belt so I can only focus on Rikku's sleeves

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Manticore Arts - 25th March 2012
YRP is gonna look SWEEET! Good going on you love!

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sarmander - 9th April 2012
Aah, looks like I'm going to be your X Rikku counterpart on Saturday of Kita! I have to say....I'm totally intimidated since you look fabulous as Rikku! LOL! Very lovely costume~~ ^__^V

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Zelvyne - 16th April 2012
You looked lovely, and it was great hanging out with you ^_^

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cowiee - 17th April 2012
You make a great Rikku!

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CyanideCustard - 18th April 2012
we had great chemestry going on there eh XD was soooo much fun!

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Pandora-Chi - 19th April 2012
As expected, you made a brilliant Rikku! I so wish I got a photo of the YRP group DX And I actually like the 'love bird' photo cos it looks really natural as a shot <3 well done lovely x

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FuriePhoenix - 19th April 2012
thanks youuu!!! The "lovebirds" photo wasnt actually posed!

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Lozzie - 20th April 2012
Bloody love this cosplay on you, it suited you so so much!

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Manticore Arts - 21st April 2012
Very Well Done Love! Very Well done! ^_^

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J-Po - 21st April 2012
love the pics especially the fight one XD

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MissAriel - 26th April 2012
You make a gorgeous Rikku! :)

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FuriePhoenix - 26th April 2012
thank youuuuu!