Aerith Gainsborough (Amano) - Final Fantasy VII

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Worn AtMidlands MCM Expo September 2008


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Worn to:
- Midlands MCM Expo 13th September 2008
- Midlands MCM Expo 21st February 2009

I love Yoshitaka Amano's artwork, and think that his drawings of Aerith are especially beautiful. I've wanted to do this costume for quite a while, now, and after finding the perfect material in the fabric shop (although I was looking for material for my Crisis Core Aerith cosplay!), I snapped it up instantly. After a crisis of "oh crap, I haven't got enough of this fabric!!", I managed to resolve it by using another large piece that I found when I got home. :)

I really enjoyed working on this costume; I wanted it to be rather elegant and so that's why I used posh-looking material. Normally, the pink satin would have been £10.21 a metre, but it was on sale and I was able to pay a lot less for it! :D I was told that satin is a bitch to work with, but I found that it glided through my machine perfectly and I am so happy with how it turned out. <3 The red velvet was also lovely to work with, although I had to ask my mother for help with the sleeves, as I wasn't sure how to make them poofy. Fortunately, she's an experienced seamstress, so she helped me with them and they were finished rather quickly. ^_^

The beading work was a lot easier than it looks; some of it was bought from the shop for me to sew on, and so of the beads and sequins were ones that I had lying around at home. The bracelets were bought (I would have liked to have made my own, but I ran out of time and I thought these were rather suitable, and the wig and necklace were the same that I've used for my other Aeris costumes. The shoes were a pair that I bought ages and ages ago for the sole purpose of doing this cosplay; when I saw them, I knew they were suitable and just had to have them!

Finally, I made the matching bag out of some left over satin. I thought that if I wore this dress and carried around a satchel like I normally do, I'd look rather...silly. So, I decided to make the bag for my phone and purse, and other convention essentials!

Comments

fusioncell posted on 13 August, 2008 - 12:25
This one is really cool I can't wait to see it finished, the material is awesome and shiny. I really like the beeds v.cool. Not much left to do besides put the train on i guess.

BlusterSquall posted on 12 September, 2008 - 19:15
This is a really lovely take on this version of Aeris. I love the jacket, and the detailling you've done and the dress is gorgeous. Can't wait to see more photos. :3

Crazedteensie posted on 13 September, 2008 - 21:54
THAT'S BECAUSE YOU ARE PRETTY :3

Neko-Chan posted on 13 September, 2008 - 21:58
eeee! i saw your aeris, Twas epic!! cause i almost whacked you with my keyblade xD so im terribly sorry about that... :3

KamikazePenguin posted on 14 September, 2008 - 12:45
Yay! Aeris!! I also saw you too (: Such a nice dress, you looked great!

fusioncell posted on 16 September, 2008 - 08:20
WOW that's an amazing dress you look stunning in it <3

TheStarlightFairy posted on 24 July, 2010 - 19:23
FABRIC BUDDIES 8D As always you look lovely ^^ This dress really brings out your prettiness

MadameLapin posted on 5 September, 2010 - 21:14
Did I ever mention how beautiful you look in this costume! So damn gorgeous ^^

SamanthaKaiba posted on 27 September, 2010 - 15:46
Beautiful outfit ^_^ You look amazing