Selphie Tilmitt (Ball gown design) - Final Fantasy 8


Ayacon 2011




After seeing the fanart ball gown design on FusionRose's amazing Quistis and BambeRoze's pretty Rinoa, I was so tempted to do Selphie ^^; She just looked so adorable in the ball gown - it sounds very corny and sugary I apologize but she looked just like a Disney princess -^^- I so gotta achieve to cosplay her some time soon (or even this year ^O^-) in any variant ^^

UPDATE 05/08/11

I pretty much wanted to use up some left over fabric so I decided to start it - but I'm not sure how it's going ...

UPDATE 14/08/11

Disney Selphie done even though I did a lousy job of not following the fan art XD Hope to get photos soon :D It'll be twice as awesome if I not only could get photos with Quistis and Rinoa (You know who you are ^_~ xx) but waltz the night away in Balamb :D

UPDATE 24/08/11

Even though there were plenty of mistakes to this cosplay, I was so so happy when I showed up in front of babemroze and fusionrose and heard their reactions :D That's a priceless memory that I'll keep forever but so wish I recorded it XD This cosplay is dedicated to the pair of them - Much love to you both xxxxxxxx


BabemRoze posted on 26 February, 2011 - 18:02
The design is actually meant to be those three in Disney form =D I'm SO excited to see this! Pictures are a muuuust! <3 x

FusionRose posted on 26 February, 2011 - 19:42
When you wear this i will definetly bring out ballgown quistis again so all three of us can get pictures =D x.

Pandora-Chi posted on 27 February, 2011 - 18:24
Ahhh I'm such a ditz ~~ the drawing does look kinda Disney now that I look at it XD and yes photos are a defnitely yes! 8D I absolutely love the pair of you! *hugs* You're both so so sweet for this support! xx

BabemRoze posted on 6 August, 2011 - 21:03
Progress looks fab!

SamanthaKaiba posted on 14 August, 2011 - 17:06
This is are simply amazing with every outfit you have serious skills

BabemRoze posted on 14 August, 2011 - 17:10

Ichigo-Chan posted on 14 August, 2011 - 21:32
So pretty! the dress really suits you.

Pandora-Chi posted on 15 August, 2011 - 13:31
@ samanthakaiba - aawww thanks so much sweetie - you have no idea how much that comment really means to me T^T thanks you!! I still feel that my skills are only ok atm but I'm happily willing to still improve xxx @ babemroze - If it was for you and fushionrose, I wouldn't have made this but so happy that I have!! so I really do thank you so so much <3 and OMG YES YES YES!! I so need photos with you!!! :D xxx @ ichigo-chan - I didn't honestly think golden yellow would suit me that much but the colour really does make me feel like princess lol thanks so much for your kind words -^^- xxx

BabemRoze posted on 22 August, 2011 - 22:23
LOVE YOU TOOOO! <3 :D This was so cute! And I can't wait for piccies together!! AHHH! xxx

j_mercuryuk posted on 22 August, 2011 - 22:28
OMG! You look so cute in this.

SamanthaKaiba posted on 22 August, 2011 - 22:29
Love the look amazing as always

messengercat posted on 23 August, 2011 - 10:20
This is so adorable! It looks lovely.

CrystalNeko posted on 23 August, 2011 - 14:04
I loved this! You make an adorable Selphie, and this version is so very pretty!

Pandora-Chi posted on 24 August, 2011 - 13:55
@ Babemroze - Much love to you back my beautiful Rinoa!! I can't wait either!!! kyaaaaaa!!! <3 @ j_mercuryuk, samantha and messengercat - aww thank you so much the lot of you -^^- - your all so so -^^- @ crystalneko - awww thanks so much Fi!! I give my thanks to babemroze and fushionrose for this - without them I don't think I woulda made this cosplay that soon ^_~

Ichigo-Chan posted on 28 August, 2011 - 15:17
Your dress is twice as pretty in real life, so glad I got to see this at AyaCon. Everything is so well made.

XxSylentiumxX posted on 7 September, 2011 - 19:39
oh wow! I never saw this one ! you interpreted the design very well Ellen ^^

Progress Journal

14th August 2011

Bow and belt

Made from left over crepe satin - it was the least stressful thing of the lot XD

14th August 2011

Bottom half

This went wrong for so many reasons ... Firstly I honestly didn't have enough to get a load of netting or organza and neither the right pattern piece so instead of creating a bell shape, I used a pattern that had several panels for the dress which didn't line up properly... To get that volume I wore a hoop skirt underneath ^^; Secondly, the dress is held together by an elastic waist band as the round white bit got in the way of me putting a zip... And thirdly, the bottom hem line is not straight DX Man I'm a failure with this DX

14th August 2011


Urgh haven't done much progress for a while - literally everything about this cosplay went wrong ¬¬ The bodice for instance, I was planning to put a zip at the back and attach the bottom part of the dress to it - problem was that white bubble bit would interfere with the zip ... so in the end I opted to do a lacing fastening which I guess was better as the bodice looks prettier :D

6th August 2011

Top half WIP

Not much progress - just tried on the bodice (still need to sew a zip to hold it together) and wig with crown - have to say, I really do feel like a Disney princess :D (Sorry for the bad night photo ¬¬)

6th August 2011


Obviously I'm reusing my Selphie wig and from the ref, even though she's wear a headband I'm opting to have a tiara instead as it gives off a more 'princess' effect :D

6th August 2011

Sleeve progress

Did both the sleeves this morning - again I think I failed cos it's not as puffy as I want it though it still does have a little volume

5th August 2011

Bodice progress

Seeing as how I had a bit of left over fabric from Anastasia, I decided to recycle it for this cosplay - well the bodice anyways ¬¬ (need to get more for the dress) Anyways, I failed a little bit with it as I included the bodice to have shoulder straps instead of none from the ref. This also meant that it rduced the sweetheart neck line effect T^T But I'm not honestly too precious about the accuracy for this one ^^;; Not sure if that's a good or bad thing.... along with this, I also created more panels to get that front detail

1st August 2011

Reference fan art

To go with Fusionrose's Quistis and Babemroze's Rinoa :D One Princess Selphie on the way!! >:D