Rinoa (SeeD Ball Dress) - Final Fantasy VIII


This is the dress that Rinoa wears when she first meets squall at the SeeD ball ^^ She is my favourite Final Fantasy girl x

I first wore this at AyaCon 2013 but didn't get any pictures!

The scene in FF8 means alot to me, this game was my first RPG and I was taken back by the beauty of the CGI and how much you got to realise what those characters were like without a single word exchanged between them. Needless to say this outfit means alot to me for that reason (thus me having it planned since August 2011 looking for the right fabric...)

It was a simple dress and didn't take too long to make from scratch, I already have the necklace and wig from my duster version of Rinoa.

Zelda posted on 13 November, 2010 - 12:37
Ahhhh you will look so cute!!! Let me know when you do this and i will try and do my wedding yuna dress to go with you ^^ <3

SamanthaKaiba posted on 13 November, 2010 - 12:49
This dress is nice and is quite easy to make...chiffon annoyed me though but Im sure you know what your doing...I didnt when I made this lol but cant wait to see it ^_^

Raye-chan posted on 13 November, 2010 - 12:56
@Tif9123 ^_^ Tif i will defo let you know when ;) I'm thinking soonish as it should be fairly simple. I'd love to wear this with you in the Yuna wedding dress! @RinoaHeartilly - Thanks ^^ Yeah i'm looking forward to making it, not sure what material to use yet! Depends on which is the best colour ^^ I already have a halter neck pattern to use!

Anonymous posted on 26 May, 2011 - 13:57
This looks great! Im trying to find me one of those dresses as I am useless at making things!! Would help if i had a sewing machine tho...

Raye-chan posted on 28 May, 2011 - 12:17
@MissHeartillyUK - I'm having a long search looking for the perfect material once I've found it i will pretty much have this done :) Hope you can find something suitable

Taldur posted on 6 June, 2011 - 18:35
Love this, not enough people do this version ( I intend to do SeeD uniform Squall ) This has to be my favourite scene in the game, it's just brilliant ^^

Raye-chan posted on 8 June, 2011 - 14:16
@Taldur - Its my fav scene too ^^ Not sure when I am making this yet, as soon as i find the fight material and purchase a new wig :)

FairyPorchQueen posted on 17 August, 2011 - 16:44
Perfect patttern is perfect!! Ive been searching for one for agesss!

Raye-chan posted on 17 August, 2011 - 19:12
^_^ Glad you think so! I did too :D I just need to find the right fabric and I can turn this round very quickly, I do love using patterns, its so much easier! I just love Rinoa and I wont be happy until I have made every version of her XD

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 15 February, 2013 - 01:59
i look forward to this :) that wig you got is stunning :D

Raye-chan posted on 15 February, 2013 - 23:38
Aww thanks! I love the wig too :3 I've added gold streaks to it too for my standard version of Rinoa. I really hope I can find the right fabric soon :) then I can get this dress made finally for Ayacon!

DefineImagineMJ posted on 26 June, 2013 - 20:48
You'll be the most epic SeeD Ball Rinoa EVER! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Raye-chan posted on 27 June, 2013 - 16:59
Awww thank you hun! *squeeze* I'm excited to be making this from scratch because I've seen so many commissions, but they ain't right! ^_^ And I've loved Rinoa for so long now, had this up as planned for ages (2 years in August!) Will be great fun to dance with you at Ayacon! *hip nudge*

Kei Lin Sama posted on 5 July, 2013 - 00:40
Excellent wig choice. When will you post pics of the dress in progress? I really want to see this!

Raye-chan posted on 5 July, 2013 - 16:33
^_^ Thank you very much, I adore the wig! x I started cutting out the lining last night, this weekend will be cutting the main fabric then starting to piece it together :D so more progress pictures very soon!

Kei Lin Sama posted on 5 August, 2013 - 23:21
Very nice seeing the dress being put together. I love that collar.. See you at Aya!

Raye-chan posted on 8 August, 2013 - 16:50
Thank you Kei Lin Sama ^_^ the dress is almost there, it will be finished tonight :D See you next week at Ayacon - do come say hi if you see me!

DefineImagineMJ posted on 8 August, 2013 - 20:01
Progress is looking fantastic Raye Raye!

Raye-chan posted on 9 August, 2013 - 00:21
Thank you lovely! Just finished the dress! :D looking forward to dancing together while I wear this at Ayacon :)

J-Po posted on 9 August, 2013 - 00:22
looking good :)

Plasticsharkattack posted on 9 August, 2013 - 00:30
This looks epic!

Raye-chan posted on 9 August, 2013 - 01:04
Thanks J-Po! Very pleased to finally have this done. Had it planned forever it seems xD And thanks plastic_anime! :D hope I get to drag you around the dance floor at Ayacon Saturday night!

SamanthaKaiba posted on 10 August, 2013 - 11:50
The details are amazing...you have done a great job on this

Pandora-Chi posted on 10 August, 2013 - 13:41
The dress looks so pretty and that wig is gorgeous! You will look amazing!

Raye-chan posted on 13 August, 2013 - 08:26
Aww thanks lovelies! ^^ I'm very pleased how I managed to get the dress detail right, it's also a good quality so perfect for re-wears and it will be nice for parties too :D find me on the dancefloor at Aya Saturday night Pandora! ^^

Make Halter dress
White heeled shoes

Total cost: £0.00

9th August 2013

Lets waltz for the moon!

With much thanks to my mum for helping me and working into the night the dress is now complete!! I adore the base trim I found for under £5 for a metre - the ribbon is a simple inch wide ivory ribbon :) Ayacon next week!! Lets waltz to the moon!

4th August 2013

Almost ready...

Just the ribbon detail to be added to the top and the net at the bottom then it's all done!

12th July 2013

Good progress yesterday

Dress fabric all cut out now ^^ so I need to start piecing it together! 5 weeks til Ayacon!

11th July 2013

Waltzing tonight

Okay so the lining is cut, I will be cutting the main fabric tonight and hopefully will add progress pictures sooooooon!

5th July 2013

Cut cut cut!

I started cutting out the lining last night, this weekend will be cutting the main fabric then starting to piece it together :D so more progress pictures very soon!

2nd July 2013

Dress making begins

Dress making begins!

28th June 2013

On a roll!

Compaired some fabric samples today and I have found the perfect one! Should be getting the fabric and lining I need very soon so I can start making the dress ;)

27th June 2013

Got my thread and zip!

Got the perfect zip and thread now :) hopefully have some fabric in the next few days x

25th June 2013

Dress pattern arrived

Dress pattern arrived! Now to get my bits....

20th June 2013

Dress pattern on way

Purchased my dress pattern today! So once that arrives I can check out how much fabric I am going to need and then get this sorted!

13th February 2013


Still looking for fabric and shoes!!! XD

31st January 2013

Project to be picked up again!

Okay! So I'm gana do this for Ayacon parties to wear with wall market Tifa and Cloud (Kara and Ben)

17th August 2011

Fabric mission

Okay so I have the perfect pattern but I need to find the right fabric, any suggestions welcomed!

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