Aerith Gainsborough - Kingdom Hearts II





Even though I didn't like Kingdom Hearts II all that much, and preferred the first game instead, I did fall in love with this outfit of Aerith's. I imagine it'd be a nice, cheap and comfy cosplay too, and I've been wanting to buy a new wig for my Aerith cosplays as well - my first one is four years old now and rather beaten up from being worn so much.

The wig was a Christmas/birthday gift from Devil_Trigger, which was awesome as it's a lot nicer than my old Aerith wig was! It's a little bit small for my head (as I imagine it was styled while on a wig head) but I can deal with it. The red hairbow is one that I made ages ago, back when I made my other pink hairbow for my other Aerith costumes, and the ribbon on the end of the ponytail is one I just had lying around.

The shirt was made out of some red fabric that my brother found in our attic and asked if I wanted it - it's got a slight stretch to it, which is good because I chose not to use a zip or anything. The white fabric is stuff I had left over from a previous costume. There are supposed to be buttons down the front of the shirt as well, but I forgot to add them before I wore it. Oops!

The skirt is made from the left over pink fabric of my Giselle costume, and the remains of a white bedsheet which I nicked from CrazedTeensie! The white edge of the skirt isn't actually hemmed, because I ran out of time when I was making it - and I was still sewing it up until the moment that I had to go out and wear it, haha! But that's something I can always go back and fix if I wear this costume again.

Overall, I'm glad I got to make this cosplay as it's one of my favourites of Aerith's outfits, although I wish I'd given myself more time - saying that, though, I made it on a budget of nothing, so I'm happy with the way it's turned out.


Mungojerrie posted on 17 February, 2011 - 12:29
MAKE IT NOW seriously I've wanted to see you do this one for ages :(

TheStarlightFairy posted on 24 April, 2011 - 00:44
INB4 photos YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL IN THIS ILY So happy you got it done c:

cowiee posted on 24 April, 2011 - 02:45

FusionRose posted on 5 May, 2011 - 22:50
So adorable! <3 You look so pretty x.

MadameLapin posted on 6 May, 2011 - 18:13
You're so beautiful hun! Well done for finishing this cosplay on time <3

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Progress Journal

16th April 2011


After much swearing, sulking and threatening to throw it in the bin, I've finished the shirt! I made it a little too small at first, then I made it too big (oops...), and now it fits just right and I'm very happy with it. :) I've still got to add the buttons to the front of the shirt, but I'll be getting those from CrazedTeensie on Tuesday, so they'll be added then.

15th April 2011


I've completed the chest part of the shirt (apart from the bow and halterneck part, but I'll be doing that last), so now it's onto the rest. Progress is going swimmingly :3

13th April 2011


Today I've started working on the shirt! I'm hoping to wear this costume next week when we have some friends over for Easter, so I'm sewing as fast as I can! I don't really have a suitable pattern to use for the shirt, though, so I'm (as with a few other cosplays of mine) making it up off the top of my head and hoping all goes well...

17th February 2011

Yaaaay wig

My wig arrived in the post today! :D I haven't tried it on yet but I'm very happy with how it looked when I held it up on my hand. Yay!

25th December 2010

New wig!

My friend James (who goes by Devil_Trigger here on CI) was asking me what I wanted for Christmas, and so after a bit of debate I told him he could buy a wig for me if he liked. He offered to buy me the new wig I wanted for Aerith as a joint Christmas/birthday present (as it was a bit expensive just for a Christmas present imo and I felt bad that he was spending so much), so he's ordered it for me! :) A big thank you goes out to him <3 I can't wait to start cosplaying Aerith again :D

My brother found some red fabric in our attic while he was getting Christmas decorations this year, and if there's enough I'll probably use it for this cosplay. :)