Raye-chan
 


Costume :Freya Crescent
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

Kuja was too much a match for me afterall...

Freya fights back

Freya and Beatrix after a long day fighting monsters!

Freya awaits Sir Fratley in the pouring rain...

Freya and Beatrix

Freya Crescent - ready (MCM Expo October 2011)

Freya Crescent - attack (MCM Expo October 2011)

Freya Crescent - victory (MCM Expo October 2011)

Freya Crescent - waiting (MCM Expo October 2011)

Freya Crescent (MCM Expo October 2011)

Cosplay finished!!!

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £160
Awards : Shortlisted in cosplay corner
Time Taken : 110 Hours

Description
"Despair - To be forgotten is worse than death........"

Very true indeed....

-I made this outfit and spear for the October 2011 MCM London Expo (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY)

-I was part of the FF Roundup on the SATURDAY of October 2011 MCM London Expo.

I loved having photos with Beatrix (SlimDefinition) as well as everyone in the FF Roundup!

Freya Crescent is a playable character from Final Fantasy IX. She is Burmecian, a race of Dragon Knights who live in two cities, Burmecia and Cleyra. Her face is often covered up by hair, and she seems to suffer from a deep pain in her hear. She hails from Burmecia, but left several years prior to the game in search of her lost love, Sir Fratley..... Zidane meets her in Lindblum just before the Festival of the Hunt.

I truly adore Freya, she is a deep and meaningful character as well as a skilled and powerful fighter, I have always loved the design of a red mage but Freya Crescent the Dragon Knight rocks. I want to make this for my love her the character and of FFIX, I'm more than happy to have pictures with other cosplayers who share the same adoration ^_^

Ultimately I want to get a photo with me standing on a very small pillar, a pose of the famous 'Jump' technique, lets see which photographer is up to the challenge.....

Comments

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I love Freya, she will be awesome raye!

by NightmareWings on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 11:11
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Awww wowie i love freya!I can't wait to see this ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 13:12
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This will be a tough one, but I can't wait to see your version of it! It'll be awesome.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 15:47
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@Tif - I love her too ^_^ I can't wait to start ;) FF9 group for the win!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 18:07
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Its going to be tough but I am up for the challenge! ;) FF9 for the win!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 18:07
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@NightmareWings - I love her too! I am going to make a mask and gloves and feet to go over shoes and everything! ^_^

by Raye-chan on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 18:15
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ff9 group ftw! =D

by Zelda on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 23:57
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^_^ In progress now ;) must find waterproof material!

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 23:45
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Perfect choice on the wig id say! Cant wait to see more progress i love Freyas design

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 31 January, 2011 - 18:31
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@FairyPorchQueen - I agree! It's a great find ^_^ - need to buy soon... The hardest part at the moment is searching for the right material for the coat!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011 - 23:38
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Yay another Freya cosplayer! :3 can't wait to see this!

by Freyarule on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 08:24
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Yeah i really love Freya Crescent :) I finally got my own copy of the game today! Yay! :) Have not played this since it was released when i borrowed my brothers copy :)

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 11:34
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I'm going to take a guess that you got your refs from Realm of Eternal Rain? 8D

by Freyarule on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 11:28
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@Freyarule - Correct! ^_^ I think there should be more love for Freya Cresent though - need more pictures!

I have started putting together a pattern for a dress now and tweek it into a raincoat but its hard to do detailing when there is limited artwork out there!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 11:38
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Lol! I've been a member of that site for aaaages, it's what helped fuel my love for Freya :)

Looking forward to progress! One day I'll start this too, probably after I graduate from uni though lol!

by Freyarule on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 11:52
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@Freyarule - I agree! I am obsessed too ^_^ I even got a new copy of the game to re-play all over again!

I know what you mean! I just had to make Freya for distant worlds - I am wearing this for October MCM London Expo!

by Raye-chan on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 18:14
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That wig is awesome!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 22:17
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^_^ Thanks! I love it! :D

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 22:28
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Loving the wig! Very Freya :D That fabric is really nice as well, was it very costly?

by Freyarule on Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 22:46
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Thanks :) i love the wig its the perfect colour! The fabric only cost approx £19 for 5 metres :)

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 5 March, 2011 - 11:38
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Looking awesome so far. Can't wait to see this complete.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 5 March, 2011 - 11:57
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That is a really good price for 5 metres! Lucky find there :D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 6 March, 2011 - 22:22
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@Sephirayne - Thanks ^_^ I am working to get this finished for October expo

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011 - 18:24
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@Freyarule - It was a bargain! ^_^ My local fabric store does hold some special fabric at times :) I hope I can get the other colours to make the scarf etc from there too

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011 - 18:25
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Progress is looking awesome already Raye! Love that wig so much.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 23:28
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:) thank you! I'm working on the raincoat pattern now, I have taken a couple of pictures so I will have to upload these soon :)

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 13:38
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Uploaded a picture of my coat template :) cutting into the fabric now!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 23 April, 2011 - 12:12
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Looking good there with the progress, I'm impressed with the coat template!!

by Freyarule on Saturday, 23 April, 2011 - 15:57
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@Freyarule - :) thanks! It has taken some time to sort out the template but i have now finally cut out all the material. Just need some lining and interfacing to put it all together :) x Very pleased with this so far!

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 24 April, 2011 - 00:16
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Very much looking forward to seeing the coat! The fabric you bought for it is perfect.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 22:16
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^_^ Thanks very much! Hope to get more of the coat sorted in the next few days once I have my lining and interfacing x The pre-coat is fun to twirl in!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 22:18
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That fabric is bloody beautiful, im getting more and more excited about our group <3

by Zelda on Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 22:24
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@Tif - Hehehehe thankies hun! I am currently putting the coat together as I have my interfacing and lining now ;) Pics to follow - Our group is going to rock XD

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 17:06
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I will be getting down to working on Beatrix after May expo. So looking forward to it!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 17:39
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I'm looking forward to seeing your Beatrix progress ^_^ FF9 ftw! XD

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 - 17:27
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FFIX FTW indeed! It's looking great Raye Raye! Can't wait for the photos!

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 17:21
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That coat is looking awesome!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 15 July, 2011 - 19:07
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Thanks ^_^ I need to get it added to the bodice now but the sleeves are taking alot of time to put together ><

by Raye-chan on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 17:40
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Holy Shit Bricks this is looking awesome!

by Manticore on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 03:55
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@Cpt.Wakka ^_^' Thanks!! I am making good progress on this!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 22:46
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Its looks amazing sweetie, I cant wait to do ruby and get amazing pics!

by NightmareWings on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 10:18
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Thank you so much hun! That means alot to me :D I can't wait to get amazing pictures with you too! *Freya Hugs*

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 10:34
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YEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! Awesome! I'm getting straight back to working on Beatrix after Ayacon!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 23:20
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I'm so glad your excited!! I am too!!! XD This is going so well I just need to get cracking with all the extra bits and finish the coat at last!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 19:09
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This is coming along really nicely! ^^. Cant wait to see it finished! ^^

by Kitticus on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 08:27
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Thanks Kitticus! ^_^ I can't wait to see your finished cosplay at the FF roundup too!! XD I'm working on my spearhead this weekend the coat base is now 100% done! *dances*

by Raye-chan on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 18:01
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Beautiful progress! LOVE the fabric!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 20:47
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This is amazing so far! You're gonna look great! :D

by BabemRoze on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 21:01
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Wow your coat is looking ever so awesome! This will be soo exciting to see ^_^

by ElegantAura on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 21:26
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Thanks so much guys! That means alot :) Its getting to the exciting stage of working on the detail and the spear now! Expo soon! :D

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 13:22
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this does look really epic love the making of the coat and the weapon, looks like its going to be brillant i hope i get photos ^^ if i get chance to do any fix character i hope i can join u

by timpey on Sunday, 18 September, 2011 - 23:48
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Thanks timpey! Please look out for me :) I'm wearing this the Friday and Saturday of expo. Would be great to any pictures with you too, I'm intrigued what character you would be doing now :)

by Raye-chan on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 00:07
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Looking like so Much WIN right now!

by Manticore on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 13:52
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^_^ Thanks so much! I am so excited about this, its going to be loads of fun being part of the FF Round-up this year :D Can not wait!

by Raye-chan on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 17:09
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We're getting there! Awesome! ^^'

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 17:55
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Progress is looking amazing! Keep up the good work x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 18:30

ooh, this costume looks promising and I'm going to watch the progress with interest. The coat material was a great choice: it looks right on that ambiguous not-quite-pink-not-quite-red shade of the game graphics, and raincoat material seems perfect for Burmecian Freya. The spear is also looking superfabulous. All the best with this!

tldr: iz awesome, more plz.

by birds-hate-flying on Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 19:26
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@SD aka Mel - Thank you! I'm super excited doing the detail on this now ^^

@FusionRose - Aww I will do! Lots of bits to get on with now!

@birds-hate-flying - Glad you like the material too ;) I spent so long looking for the perfect fabric and this defo fits her! Tehe - more progress to come on a daily basis as I'm doing the detailing now! Wuuu!

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 13:37
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I really adore your fabric choice for the coat. It has the right amount of shine to it. It looks like it fits perfectly too! I can see you being an amazing Freya!

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 14:52
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@CrystalNeko - Aw thank you so much ^_^ I spent ages looking for fabric, officially I have been working on this since January! XD The coat is 100% made on my frame and I have interfacing in the collor, sleeves and base to add the flair that Freya has! I will try to be the best Freya Crescent I can :3 x

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 17:17
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Oh yes! That fabric for the scarf we looked at really WAS the right colour!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 20:23
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Looking awesome love!

by Manticore on Thursday, 29 September, 2011 - 23:59
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@SD aka Mel - Thank yooooou! I think this really is the right colour!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 30 September, 2011 - 13:48
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@Manticore - :D Thanks! It's getting exciting now!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 30 September, 2011 - 13:49
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I effing love that coat!!!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 30 September, 2011 - 16:04
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Hehehe! Thank you my lovely ^_^ I am in love with it too! I will hopefully get the hat and flag sorted this weekend, I also need to get on with the feet and straps. FFIX FTW!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 30 September, 2011 - 18:04
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Wow that coat is effin gorgeous!!!!! x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 30 September, 2011 - 21:08
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^_^ Aww thank you Emz! x

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 12:29
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Even more excited now! Progress is being added thick and fast on both fronts! YESSS!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 21:40
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Yeah! We are getting alot done now :) exciting times!

by Raye-chan on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 22:05
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Indeed. Check my page for Beatrix. I have lots of fiddly bits to do, but I'm getting there! The journal says it all. ^_^'

I WANT YOUR FREYA COAT! It's gorgeous.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 22:14
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Ooooo I shall! Beatrix and Freya back poses me thinks - and me defeated XD

*strokes coat like a cat* ;)

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 17:29
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I think I'll be stroking your coat too! The "tie" is looking awesome too! I'm getting into SQUEE mode just a little bit more now. This is awesome.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 16:23
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Tehehehe! You make me want to jump in excitement XD I'm making footsies now, lots to do this weekend!! x

by Raye-chan on Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 18:49

...every time I check back on this costume something cool has been added to it. You work quickly! That spearhead is looking very swish-- lovely shaping and clean details.

by birds-hate-flying on Saturday, 8 October, 2011 - 21:01
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^_^ I aim to please! Progress is going well, just got the final week now to get this finish for Expo!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 19:43
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I have to agree with birds-hate-flying. It gets better every time!
I am very much looking forward to this! ^_^'

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 20:18
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^_^ Thanks hun! I am getting very excited but also very worried hoping I can do her justice! x

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 20:19
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I worry about doing Beatrix justice, so "You're Not Alone". ;-)
I think you'll look epic!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 20:20
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Hehehe ^_^ I hope we can be epic together! I know my coat is looking epic, I just hope everything else falls into place by next week! *races*

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 20:22
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Wow, I'm impressed with this! You're doing a brilliant job! =]

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 20:51
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Those feet look so comfy! The paint job on the spear is so neat :D eeep!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 20 October, 2011 - 07:39
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Thanks guys :D i made loads of progress yesterday and I'm working on it all day today too :) more pictures to follow in due course!

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 10:44
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I finally finished this last night! *dances and wipes tears of joy*

Bring on expo!!! XD I am wearing Freya this FRIDAY and SATURDAY and I am also in the Final Fantasy IX Roundup! x

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 26 October, 2011 - 13:53

Wow, looks awesome!

by Donna on Thursday, 27 October, 2011 - 11:14
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Thanks Donna! ^_^

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 27 October, 2011 - 13:50
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Absolutely gorgeous progress. That red fabric is perfect. How did you make the hat?

by Nomes on Saturday, 29 October, 2011 - 01:15
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Thanks Nomes :) I will send you a long description on the hat, travelling home from expo today :) will add more pictures once I get back and message you then

by Raye-chan on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 11:22
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omg I took a few photos of you with the small FF8 group!! ^^ You looked amazing!! I really love the detail!! I'm so impressed with how you did the feet and the weapon! amazing! x

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 21:38
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Thanks Pandora! That means alot to me!! ^_^ I was really nervous about getting Freya right. I absolutely loved being in the big group it was amazing! x *hugs*

^_^

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 21:42
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No worries - it was just perfect!! And whoops I mean FF9 - I have terrible typos!! >.<

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 21:51
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^_^ Don't worry I knew you meant 9, thank you! I always aim for perfection and Freya Crescent was the hardest cosplay I have ever made and one of the longest. I hope to wear her again next year as I am going to wear my Rinoa for this weekends Distant Worlds event now!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 21:54
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It was just epic Raye! Everyone loved you, including me. You should be so proud of yourself for doing her so well.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 23:14
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^_^ Awww thank you! I am very proud, she was the hardest to make and wear but I am glad I did Freya proud :D *hugs*

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 13:50
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I think I saw you! You looked totally epic X3 And it's so well made!

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 21:55
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Ah, I was the Zidane from the 9 shoot at Expo. You looked fantastic! =O A job well done, for sure~

by sarmander on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 22:41
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Aw thanks guys :) it was so amazing to wear her and I had so much fun being in photos! Your Zidane was epic! :)

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 5 November, 2011 - 14:03
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I absoluetely loved this Raye.. Just Loved this, You tickled the depths of my Firey Burmecian heart, and made me want to be a Dragoon of the Burmecian Kingdom all over again. Don't be surprised if this becomes a Showcase

by Manticore on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 01:17
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Aww! Thank you J-Ney ^_^ It was so epic to wear this, I'm wearing her again for Kitacon 2012 :D

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 22:51
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You done such an amazing job.
One of your photo's second on the top row, when I click on it, it shows the one next to it, not sure why but thought I let you know.

Great job, can't wait to see more photo's of you wearing this.

by FangGirl on Thursday, 8 December, 2011 - 11:03
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love this and the pictures...great job ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Thursday, 8 December, 2011 - 13:24
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I so very much loved your freya <3 <3 x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 28 December, 2011 - 09:38
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Thanks for all your kind comments everyone ^_^ it means so much to me! I have just fixed that photo glitch and going to add a defeated Freya pose now :) I will be re-wearing Freya at Kitacon 2012!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 20:47
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This is Superb!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 28 February, 2013 - 21:49
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Aww thanks hun! I love Freya! She was so much effort and hard work but the outcome was so worth it! :3 I think I did her proud

by Raye-chan on Friday, 1 March, 2013 - 08:38
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This is soo awesome!!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 26 September, 2013 - 17:50
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Thank you so much ^^ I hope to wear her again someday :)

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 26 September, 2013 - 22:15
 

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Journal

A glimpse of the finished costume! (Posted 26th October 2011)

Heres a sneaky picture of the finished outfit :) You will have to find me wearing the whole outfit this Friday and Saturday!

Bring it on Expo ;D

EXPO!!!! (Posted 26th October 2011)

Okay, so Expo is this coming weekend, therefore please come find me as Freya on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, as I would love any photo opportunities ^_^ I am also in the FF-Round-up - my spear will track me down if you have problems finding me in the crowds!

Complete! (Posted 26th October 2011)

I managed to finish the painting and sewing last night so I am ready for expo!!!!

90% There! (Posted 25th October 2011)

Almost there! REALLY NEED TO FINISH TONIGHT! Just the poppers to attach on the coat and paint the flag emblem!

Hat (Posted 23rd October 2011)

The hat was made three times, first make a code shape, then a front facer which fits around the entire head. This attaches to the cone. The front is lined and has interfacing. The cone is stuffed slightly to get the bend. Then I cut out foam bat wings, painted silver and added to the hat by sewing. The eyes are sticky black foam.

Almost there... (Posted 23rd October 2011)

Loads of progress done over this weekend :) the hat is made the spear is pretty much done. Just need to finish painting some pieces including the bat wings and attach everything including my straps. :) watch this space!

Finished Spearhead (Posted 22nd October 2011)

Finally finished the spearhead!!!

Feet (Posted 22nd October 2011)

Made by dying hand made feet and claws sewing to brown socks overlapping fabric plimpsoles and painting the claws white :) they are stuffed too!

Bits and bobs (Posted 19th October 2011)

I am very proud of my coat ^_^ I have lots of detail bits to get done and I have not even had time for a make up test yet! *rushes*

Putting my fabric material image here as lots more pics expected soon!

Hat progress (Posted 30th September 2011)

Hat progress :) interfacing to be inserted into the front frame. Main hat to be stuffed and strapped on!