Garnet (Queen Coronation Gown) - Final Fantasy IX


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~for the Friday of Ayacon 2011 with the final fantasy gathering and will be entering the cosplay competition and masquerade.

---- also due to the demand i will be wearing her again at mcm expo october 2011 for the Sunday Masquerade ^^

------ Retired for now as the crown didnt make it back from expo as it broke :(

This was a DREAM cosplay for me and i had put it off till i thought i would have the skills to make this properly.

Turns out i have the skills i just needed to be pushed to do it ^^

This came about when i decided to cut up my old wedding dress for another cosplay and the ff roundup begged me not to till someone said it would make a perfect Garnet coronation gown then the wheels turned in my head and i thought can i make this dress in 3 weeks??

so the wedding dress was stripped back to factory settings and i used the base fabric to give weight to the white polyester that i fell in love with and was only £4 a meter so bargain fabric was used to cover the off white casa satin dress panels.

my dress has a corset back to it rather than the plain zip but other than that the dress is the same style as her in game reference for the dress as i made sure it had the heart shape and the long train.

i revamped this dress for mcm expo october 2011

FusionRose posted on 19 December, 2010 - 23:06
Can't wait to see this =D You'll look so beautiful ^_^ x.

Sasashie posted on 22 December, 2010 - 22:25
ty hunni, i hope i do her justice xx

LittleRecordGirl posted on 10 March, 2011 - 19:33
Can't wait to see this complete! :D A lot of us were thinking a FFIX group for the next Auchinawa. Do this for it! :D x

Sasashie posted on 10 March, 2011 - 21:48
i will either do this or my Ruby for next Auchinawa ^^ just for you NakedSalad ^^

J-Po posted on 5 July, 2011 - 21:51
gonna be great bring her on friday im gonna be battle garnet and we got a zidaneeeee

Sasashie posted on 5 July, 2011 - 21:56
ok hun i hope this comes out ok ^^

J-Po posted on 5 July, 2011 - 22:05
it will your the pro of detail :D

Archer posted on 5 July, 2011 - 23:28
Can't wait to see this :)

sjbonnar posted on 6 July, 2011 - 08:18
This is looking amazing!

BabemRoze posted on 6 July, 2011 - 08:56
That dress is perfect for Garnet! I can't wait to see this :D! Will deffo be getting piccies

FusionRose posted on 6 July, 2011 - 10:59
You're going to be a beautiful garnet sweetie, it's really sad you are going to cut up your wedding dress though >.< x.

FuriePhoenix posted on 6 July, 2011 - 17:20
wow you're going to look SOOOOOO beautiful in this!!

Zelda posted on 6 July, 2011 - 20:20
Yaaaay more garnet loooove <3 im looking forward to the progress on this :)

BabemRoze posted on 8 July, 2011 - 20:17
Detail is brilliant :D

CrystalNeko posted on 10 July, 2011 - 22:06
My gosh you're getting through that embroidery quickly, I am in awe of your embroidering speed and skills!! It's looking very pretty so far, can't wait to see it all finished :)

DefineImagineMJ posted on 10 July, 2011 - 22:42
Looking good Sasashie! What day are you doing this for? I HOPE to get Beatrix finished for Ayacon.

Einmyria posted on 10 July, 2011 - 22:48
The details look amazing so far!! I look forward to seeing it completed ^^

Sasashie posted on 10 July, 2011 - 23:46
thanks for all the wonderful comments ^^ @SlimDefinition - This will be worn on the Friday

- posted on 15 July, 2011 - 16:47
So much detail! and so brilliant. Wish i could see this in person! :£

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 15 July, 2011 - 17:19
SO MUCH BEADING! YOU ARE MAD! It looks SO pretty though and you've done such a good job!

Anonymous posted on 31 July, 2011 - 19:13
Oh man, that beading must've taken ages. Might have to pop along to the FF gathering to catch a glimpse of this as the progress pics look super. :)

Irynmudda posted on 8 August, 2011 - 15:11
This is beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished :)

Freyarule posted on 16 August, 2011 - 17:01
Can't wait to see this in real life hun :D

Megitymeg posted on 17 August, 2011 - 21:40
Loving the progress pics and cant wait to see it for real on friday! I'm gonna be ff9 ruby so i'll be hunting you down for pictures xD

Manticore Arts posted on 23 August, 2011 - 00:11
This was pure brilliance! Your Majesty ! You truly owned Ayacon like you Owne Alexandria!

FuriePhoenix posted on 24 August, 2011 - 19:01
wow this utterly gorgeous!!!!

Lady Bahamut posted on 24 August, 2011 - 20:25
Beautiful cosplay! :D You can really see how much work you've put into it :)

DuskatNight posted on 25 August, 2011 - 08:16
You look amazing! You've put a lot of work into it and it's certainly paid off. :3

J-Po posted on 25 August, 2011 - 19:31
truly impressive you looked amazing :D steals pendant :P

ElegantAura posted on 30 August, 2011 - 17:12
Such a stunning Dress, soo pleased i got to see this in person! your embroidery and bead work is just fantastic <3

Sasashie posted on 30 August, 2011 - 20:16
thank you so much everyone im very proud of the dress xx

FusionRose posted on 30 August, 2011 - 21:28
This was absolutely breath taking hun, you did such an amazing job on her and you suited garnet so well! X.

Anonymous posted on 30 August, 2011 - 23:05
You look absolutely gorgeous! You've done a fabulous job, HUGE well done <3

Kacela posted on 13 September, 2011 - 10:24
You look so beautiful, the dress and tiara are gorgeous. Great job =]

Freyarule posted on 19 September, 2011 - 21:47

DefineImagineMJ posted on 24 September, 2011 - 21:22
Are you still doing this at October expo? I'm Beatrix on the Friday and Saturday. I loved you in this at Ayacon.

Sasashie posted on 24 September, 2011 - 22:23
@SlimDefintiton - i may bring her out on the Friday as well as the Sunday so we can get photos together ^^

Donna posted on 14 October, 2011 - 13:37
You make a very pretty Garnet, great job!

Anonymous posted on 14 October, 2011 - 23:10
Love the new shots, you look absolutely stunning!

Angelphie posted on 31 October, 2011 - 22:06
I love the beading and embroidery work on this, it's a beautiful dress.

Pandora-Chi posted on 2 November, 2011 - 13:50
Everything about the dress was just beautiful!! and you looked so gorgeous!!! Also, thank you so much for your kind words on Will of the abyss and the congratulations - it really did mean a lot lovely xx

Sasashie posted on 5 November, 2011 - 12:42
thank you so much for all the nice comments xxx

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 12 November, 2011 - 18:00
Gorgeous dress, and it suits you so well!

J-Po posted on 12 November, 2011 - 19:56
epic love XD

CharlieDoryRose posted on 12 November, 2011 - 21:24
It was great meeting you! You look beautiful in this x

Anonymous posted on 13 November, 2011 - 16:37
You look amazing!

white/cream shoes
hooped skirt
base dress - strip down
bead outter pannel of dress
make and embroider gloves
make new bodice
bead and embroider bodice
Paint gold pattern on main dress pannels
add bustle to hooped skirt
add layers of tulle to bottom of underskirt
hem dress pannels to form a heart shape
attach skirt pannels to the dress base
attach bodice to dress base
Arm bangles
Base wedding dress
white polyester
bias binding - white satin 9mtrs
white tulle
hair combs - clear
ballet flats in cream
gold fabric paint
silver chain for crown and arm bangles
Crown materials
hooped skirt materials
craft foam
green and white thread
long black wig

Total cost: £0.00

10th October 2011

new embroidery and beads

i have decided to add a bit more detail and beads to the costume

10th October 2011

new wig

as i borrowed my friends black wig for Ayacon and it was a brilliant wig but it was a bit to short i have decided to get this wig from wonderland wigs as its long and has the right fringe plus its next day delivery ^^ and all i have to do is remove the curls and trim it to the right style and i will be one happy Garnet

6th October 2011

breakage of the crown

we had to do an emergency repair on my crown today my sister picked it up wrong and a pointy bit cracked i managed to repair it with hot glue i hope it makes it to expo as its my pride and joy

7th August 2011


made from air clay and a plastic headband for shape and strength painted black then silver and dark silver shading green beads to finish

6th August 2011

Gold pattern with fabric paint

today i marked out the pattern and painted the gold fabric paint over the design needs another 2 coats but its coming along nicely

3rd August 2011


i made the gloves with leftover off white satin and covered it with the white polyester just like i did with the dress sections then i edged the edges with white satin bias tape and embroidered the leaf pattern

3rd August 2011

Hooped skirt part two

once i measured the length i needed the skirt to hang i measured out the white tulle and pinned it around the glow stick hoops and hand sewed the tulle around it and moved onto the next section and sewed that onto the 1st set

3rd August 2011

Hooped skirt part one

i made a hooped skirt for going under the dress to make it easyer to walk in, i couldnt find one in my local town so i had not choise as im running out of time i started off with making the hoops out of glow sticks and then wrapped them with black tape and then the last hoop i covered with white tape

3rd August 2011

Hair tie

finished gold hair peice

11th July 2011

beads arrived and the work begins

6 hours into the beading

11th July 2011

tracing the details

once i cut out the templates i drew them onto the skirt with pencil

10th July 2011


i bought this pendant 3 years ago in a local British heart foundation as it was a perfect stone for Garnet but never used it till now

10th July 2011

leaf design template

i used a peice of pink craft foam to cut out the templates for the vines and leafs

10th July 2011

outer skirt progress

the outer skirt was made buy cutting both fabric polyester outer layer and cotton under lining layer using a circle skirt pattern on the d shape and sewed then together on the hem. once sewn i began to sketch the leaf design

8th July 2011

detail begins

today after i have handsewed the 3 bodice peices together i sketched out the basic shape of the leaf design on Garnets dress i did this in peicil now i have begun to sew this design with grean thread and will start adding the leafs b4 i add the beads ontop of the design so i have the same design on both sides of the bodice

7th July 2011

dress front

here are the front peices for the boddice once sewn back together i will draw out the design for the leafs to be sewn on with the beads

7th July 2011

base dress stripped

today i finished taking the dress back to the base pattern peice's the photo shown is the under dress that i have added tulle to help make the skirt fuller i may add more tulle if needed along with the hopped skirt later this whole process took 2 days to fully take each bit of detail off the dress along with taking each seam out by hand

5th July 2011

Extra fabric

as the base dress has only one train i had to buy extra fabric for her outter dress layer and her gloves

5th July 2011


these are the beads i will use for the leaf pattern on the dress and the headress

1st July 2011

Base dress detail

this is the detail on the front and back of the dress and the outter fabric that will be removed from the dress and salvaged for my Amano Rosa

1st July 2011

Base dress

this is my base dress that i will be taking to bits and using the base white fabric for the dress

1st June 2011

refrence artwork

reference artwork

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