Beatrix - Final Fantasy IX


Ayacon 2011




Really wished I had more time to get this costume together but blah I only had myself to blame! I take no credit for the wig the LOVELY Kamiko helped me out with it last minute because I litereally had no time to spare! Thankyouthankyouthankyou! I think it really made the costume aswell ; u ;!

The costume wasn't too hard to put together I just wish I had a bit more boobage to fill out Beatrix's figure! XD The rose embroidary was the more tedious and I'll hopefully get a proper photo of it when I wear it next time!

This was my first attempt at armour and I was quite pleased with how it came out, I might remake the shoes as I literally have to use a knife to get out of them! GAAAH. Scary times! XD


sarmander posted on 25 July, 2011 - 21:41
YAY you're going to be an amazing Beatrice! The armour is looking like it'll be stunning!

Yuka posted on 26 July, 2011 - 19:40
OMG EXCITE <3 Can't wait to see this at Aya eeeeee~

Ino posted on 26 July, 2011 - 22:36
Your armour is better than my first attempt! Eyah~ XDD This is going to be awesome, so excited about the FF9 groupage :3

SlimDefinition posted on 28 July, 2011 - 19:39
Your armour looks nice! I have a much bulkier way of doing mine but it lasts and lasts as a result. What's yours made from?

Natsumi posted on 28 July, 2011 - 19:45
Just standard foam!! ^^' This is the first time I've had to make armour/weaponry for a cosplay before so I figure I'd get the daunting stuff done first! How about you? X3

SlimDefinition posted on 28 July, 2011 - 20:13
Mine is: corrugated card sandwiched between normal card, gaffer tape, craft foam, more gaffer tape, and then paper mache will follow, then grout to fill in any lumps and dents, THEN primer and paint and finally varnish to make it weather-proof. It's long-winded, but you can hit it hard and it won't break. Adds weight though. Armour/weapon-making is a very tedious job. My first attempt was Rose, and my second attempt was Hrist (take a looksee on my complete list). If you want any tips, I'll be happy to give them. ^^' The coat is made from a waist coat I found on eBay.

Demented Kid posted on 7 August, 2011 - 21:50
Pleeease say you're wearing this on the Saturday of Ayacon! Love Beatrix~

Natsumi posted on 8 August, 2011 - 20:09
I'm not sure what day I'll be wearing this yet! Is there a reason to wear it for Saturday in particular? :)

Demented Kid posted on 8 August, 2011 - 20:34
I'll be wearing Kuja on Saturday with a few other FF9 peeps so it would be awesome for pictures with you~

tripletriad posted on 8 August, 2011 - 23:18
That gauntlet looks amazing!

Natsumi posted on 9 August, 2011 - 22:57
@Demented kid Oh man that would be awesome. :D I'd really love that so I'll try and see what I can do~! No idea what days I'm meant to be doing my other costumes will ask around.

Shenny posted on 10 August, 2011 - 22:39
Holy crap! You will be an amazing Beatrix!

Manticore posted on 11 August, 2011 - 19:46
looking awesome honey!!! I wish I could see this in person then kiss you still!!

Natsumi posted on 13 August, 2011 - 21:11
Ah thanks guys :D And uhm, 0_0 Thankyou but I think you might have mistaken me for someone else? XD

Megitymeg posted on 13 August, 2011 - 21:16
wow this looks brilliant so far! cant wait to see the finished thing :)

CrystalNeko posted on 13 August, 2011 - 21:20
Have to say I particularly adore the detailing on the belt! The progress is amazing so far, you're going to make an amazing Beatrix!

Mungojerrie posted on 13 August, 2011 - 21:20
This is looking fantastic so far!! :D Cannot wait to see the rest of it :)

Zelda posted on 13 August, 2011 - 21:22
Your rose looks stunning!!!! I can't wait to see this complete!

SamanthaKaiba posted on 14 August, 2011 - 03:15
The progress on this is will look amazing

Pandora-Chi posted on 14 August, 2011 - 13:19
The detail is gorgeous! This is gonna look amazing! <3

Relion posted on 14 August, 2011 - 19:02
Looks great!

Natsumi posted on 14 August, 2011 - 23:22
Eyaaah thankyou for all the lovely comments <3 I just hope it all fits together nicely. XD @Tif Thankyou! ^_^ I realised soon after the hard work is a little moot because the wigs going to cover the rose anyway! At least -I- know it's there... XD

j_mercuryuk posted on 26 August, 2011 - 08:34
Love the wig, it's amazing. I wish I'd managed to get mine like that. I envy your skills. I also love the armor and you're boots.

SlimDefinition posted on 31 August, 2011 - 14:21
Thanks for the comments. :-) And well done on Beatrix! Love it. I shall be 'I hope' finishing mine for October Expo. Then, if you can find me I'll let you handle the sword. ^_^'

Natsumi posted on 31 August, 2011 - 20:26
@slimdefinition Thankyou! Oh exciting!! I can't wait to see your Cosplay! Haha I-must- be kept under supervison Or I may hurt myself :p I shall keep an eye out for you!

Pandora-Chi posted on 4 September, 2011 - 16:24
I don't I saw this in person but u look stunning!! <3 Beatrix suits u very much! x

FuriePhoenix posted on 4 September, 2011 - 19:45
wow this is stunning!!

GAINAX posted on 17 September, 2011 - 16:31
About time someone cosplayed Beatrix! Like Vossler, totally unappreciated 8( Nice work! 8D

Kei Lin Sama posted on 26 August, 2013 - 20:38
I remember you from last Ayacon! Such a perfect Beatrix!

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Progress Journal

10th August 2011

Artistic license

Ok so in failing to find any close ups of Beatrix's belt I've had to use a little artistic license on the design which looks more intricate then I've probably done but hey ho I'm running out of time! XD
Still need to make the buckle for her huge ass belt, it's so big I cant find any buckles I can just attach! Not sure what to make it out of yet... :s

9th August 2011


Working on the shoes at the mo... also the embroidery for the rose is coming along slowly... Time limit.... gwahhhh

7th August 2011


ok so cosplay has exploded all over my room and its the equivilantif not worse then Nodames room. So apologies. XD'

Started Beatrix's coat today, well on my way to finishing! Photo shows outer material only, I now have the two different sets of inner lining sewn together. Working on the rose for the back, have to sew that on first before sewing the lining and outer parts together. Wheeeew.

29th July 2011

Melting down!

Things are arriving in the post almost daily now, my postman must be getting pretty fed up! My wig(s) for Beatrix arrived yesterday, however! They've turned put to be far to light in colour! D: one I can possible use for highlights but the other I'm definitely going to have to recolour somehow. u_u more work to add onto the load! The gauntlet pieces are coming out a bit better then I had expected, I'm just hoping they last until the convention! also my tights have arrived luckily the colour for them is fine and they're super thick so I don't think I'll be making any ladders easily, woop!