Rikku (Thief sphere) - Final Fantasy X-2




I had to learn to sew to make this costume. It was entirely hadstitched as I didn't have a sewing machine at the time. I chose this costume as I knew it was popular and so the internet would be able to help me.

Headband: Made from blue stretch cotton. The two front braids and the two back braids were sewn into it.

Wig: A short base wig put into a ponytail, a ponytail extension and a full head of hair extensions for the braids. Beads were made from salt dough and painted.

Earrings: Feathers were found and dyed and attached to clip on earrings.

Sleeves: Shear, off-white fabric. Each bow was individually made and attached. Elastic was sewn into the top of the sleeves to keep them in place.

Top: Yellow stretch cotton was sewn onto triangular bikini cups. Orange ribbon was then sewn around the rim. The two cups were connected by installing eyelets and threading through with leather lacing. I used black webbing for the halterneck strap and bought buckles with metal teeth to attach it to the bikini cupos.

Belt: Made from yellow pleather and a buckle harvested from a belt found at a charity shop. it took a while to find the right buckle. Two pleather strips had to be sewn wrong side together first before inverting the tube and topstitching. The belt was then cut at the appropriate place and rejoined with studs and more topstitching. If I remade this I would reinforce the middle of the belt either with another belt or interfacing so that the pouches could bear more weight.

Pouches: yellow pleather. Once again the pleather pieces had to be sewn together wrong side to wrong side before inverting and topstitching the patttern into a pouch. Eyelets were inserted into the flaps and more orange leather lace attached for decoration and threaded through. The pouches were held closed by poppers.

Skirt: The fabric was recycled from an old nighty of my mothers doubled over for thickness. The fabric was already stretchy and therefore straight forward to make into a skirt. Eyelets were punched into the front and the same leather lace threaded through as for the top. The darts at the front are decorative.

Thong: A thong with white rim was dyed. I also dyed a larger set of underwear to wear over the thong under the skirt for modesty.

Boots: They began as white boots bought on ebay. A triangle at the front was cut out and sewn back in as a faux tongue. The boots were then painted with acrylics, eyelets were installed up the back and yellow laces threaded through, which had been dyed for the purpose.

Scarf: I had to learn to knit for this one. Hand knitted using a knit stitch on white cotton. Instead of knitting on the round I made the scarf double width, folded it in half and sewed a seam. The tassels are plaits of cotton thread which were then frayed at the ends one thread at a time; exactly nine tassels per end. The scarf was then gradient dyed with Rit dye and a spray bottle.

Blades: Paper mache


- posted on 19 July, 2010 - 19:24
Such a cute rikku~! I love the yuna lovin photo :3

BlusterSquall posted on 19 July, 2010 - 19:46
Aww - you're such a cute Rikku!

FuriePhoenix posted on 19 July, 2010 - 20:23
Love your Rikku!

winry posted on 19 July, 2010 - 21:00
Heey fellow Rikku! :D That's meee in one of your pics ^^ haha glad you're on here!

Aks100 posted on 20 July, 2010 - 00:13
I love your Rikku. I love taking photos of you as Rikku. More Rikku! hehe

Zelda posted on 20 July, 2010 - 14:05
Ahhh you were the rikku at lfcc to? you pulled her off so well! amazing work! =]

Bambi. posted on 20 July, 2010 - 14:12
You looked awesome! Saw you at LFCC! I "aww"ed you on several occasions hehe Good work!

Nomes posted on 20 July, 2010 - 16:40
Thanks guys! It's been fabulous meeting all of you. Everyone' been so lovely. A few creepies (non-cosplayers actually), but everyone else has been so welcoming and willing to answer my endless questions on how they put they're costumes together.

donnamevans posted on 20 July, 2010 - 19:06
Ah! I remember seeing you! Thanks so much for hanging out with me at LFCC! And your kind comments on my Sally costume! This looked amazing! So many details in it and a brilliant first cosplay! Well done!

FusionRose posted on 20 July, 2010 - 21:37
Love your Rikku, the wig is stunning! The photos are really good here too =D x.

PapercutPerfect posted on 24 July, 2010 - 19:48
You're a fantastic Rikku! I love the wig! Thanks for the comment on my Cloud cosplay :3 The wig started as just a punky blonde style, but I sewed loads of extensions in it to make it thicker, then used Got2be Glued freeze spray and a hairdryer to get the spikes :3

leumas posted on 31 July, 2010 - 11:26
You looked really good as Rikku I saw you at LFCC and got a picture with you.I was Tseng from FFVII and then Jecht from FFX on the Sunday :)

AnimeWarrior posted on 7 October, 2010 - 10:38
i saww you at hyper japan and took a pic :) !!!

Ryzy-San posted on 19 February, 2011 - 02:17
Very nicely done! :)

JustPeachy posted on 20 May, 2011 - 20:35
You look awesome! Really well done :D

CyanideCustard posted on 13 June, 2011 - 21:34
rikku is love! great job!

rocksanie posted on 2 February, 2012 - 23:09
you make such a adorable Rikku~!! You suit her so much <3~~

Viola posted on 31 July, 2012 - 10:55
You make a cute Rikku (:

Namine posted on 28 December, 2013 - 22:39
awesome rikku cosplay :)