Rikku - Final Fantasy X

Worn AtKitacon IV (2012)




Tentatively scheduled for Kitacon, purely because that's when the other members of my group have plumped for. Eek! XD

Okay, I'm totally gonna be a Dat Ass Rikku. And not in a good way. But hell, I'll try my best with her, since she was my favorite female character in 10.
Ho shit, hold up. FEMALE. FEMALE? FEMALE! I'll be cosplaying a girl again! How rare! X3


Ino posted on 1 September, 2011 - 00:02
Yay you'll be brilliant! Hope you didn't feel like you had to do a FFX cosplay ... but I really always thought you'd make a great Rikku! ^_^

Natsumi posted on 1 September, 2011 - 00:46
You're going to make a really cute Rikku! I love her costume a lot, so many bits that look like they'll be fun to make :3 Plus goggles!

birds-hate-flying posted on 29 December, 2011 - 21:55
The blacked-out teeth look cool, though! Also, is that your natural eye colour in the make-up test photo? Even if you don't go with spiral contacts your iris colour is perfect. I agree with Ino that you're going to make a great Rikku.

SamanthaKaiba posted on 3 March, 2012 - 22:39
I hope to see this at Kita...you look great

Manticore posted on 25 March, 2012 - 03:14
GFTO! Looking awesome lovey!

birds-hate-flying posted on 25 March, 2012 - 10:24
and it was so, that when all was sewn and done, you do make a great Rikku. Did you do anything to weather the oven-mitt? My eye keeps wandering back to it in the most recent photo, the texture looks really interesting and authentically lived-in. I hope the hair-dying goes well!

sarmander posted on 25 March, 2012 - 22:30
Thankyou~! =D @birds; Thanks so much! XD It's a cotton glove and plain cotton drill that I attempted to dye a specific shade by combining a few colours together. It didn't turn out as planned (it came out streaky and blotchy)...but I'm rather glad, since I actually prefer this outcome. XD; And thanks again!

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 April, 2012 - 18:42
firstly, thank you for the lovely comment on my Rikku. and secondly- dont be intimidated!!! I'm REALLY kind of freaking about wearing the X-2 costume as I've gained a bit weight and desperately trying to get rid of it in time lol. So definitely no need to feel intimidated by my Rikku!! I dont think I suit her at all!!! But cosplaying her anyway! Also, Your Rikku looks ACEFACE!!! The hair is perfect for this version of her too!

CyanideCustard posted on 17 April, 2012 - 16:56
ah the younger model i traded the other in for! you looked great! =D grtz,gippal

Zelvyne posted on 17 April, 2012 - 17:03
Hey, you looked great ^_^

sarmander posted on 17 April, 2012 - 23:37
Aww, thanks FuriePhoenix, Codename and Zelvyne. You guys were so epicly awesome~!! *___*

ElegantAura posted on 19 April, 2012 - 23:31
You make the perfect Rikku! Fantastic Work! Was soo pleased to see you and your X group! You guys rocked <3

Natsumi posted on 21 April, 2012 - 01:17
Haaaa! XD I love the doodling over photo! XD Man, you made one awesome Rikku! You suit the hair colour too! <3 <3 I was happy to be part of such an fab team! 83

J-Po posted on 21 April, 2012 - 19:30
you was adorable

FuriePhoenix posted on 21 April, 2012 - 19:43
loved your X Rikku!!!

Nomes posted on 21 April, 2012 - 20:19
So good to meet you! You looked awesome and thank you for obliging my posage whims. I had to double take when I saw you as Zidane the following day. I couldn't believe it was the same person!

Pandora-Chi posted on 21 April, 2012 - 22:04
Can't believe I never saw this but you make such an adorable Rikku <3

sarmander posted on 23 April, 2012 - 22:14
Thankyou so much, guys! T^T

CrystalNeko posted on 30 April, 2012 - 23:53
You are just suuuuch a cute Rikku!! I really loved how you used your real hair too, just makes it look that much more natural~

Kaerith posted on 22 May, 2012 - 11:43
Awww gutted to have missed this! You make such a sweet aweomse BUBBLY RIKKU! XD <3

Yasmia posted on 11 March, 2013 - 22:43
You make a lovely Rikku, this cosplay suits you alot!

Progress Journal

Okay, so THIS is the final part (Posted 25th March 2012)

SILLY ME! I forgot the feathers. NOW it is finished~! XD;

Final piece (Posted 24th March 2012)

The final part of this outfit is now in place. Goggles, modified and attached; CHECK~

Bits and bobs (Posted 14th March 2012)

Boots, shorts, webbing thang and glove. Well, hopefully that should be obvious...!

Moddy Boots (Posted 8th March 2012)

Nearly finished on the boots. Sewing through 3 layers of leather FFFFFFFF my thumbs. T^T

CHUNKY (Posted 3rd March 2012)

Arm bands/belts/strappy things. Oddly NOT as uncomfortable as I thought they would be. If my hands turn blue, though, please let me know~ ^_^V

These boots were made for walking (Posted 3rd March 2012)

But only if you're a size 6. Unfortunately I had to buy a pair that were a couple of sizes too big, since I don't have much choice and time. =/ I'll be modding these completely.

Who likes short shorts? (Posted 2nd March 2012)

....not me. So these aren't cut as high as they should be, but they're still short enough to be nearly obscene. XD;; Well, I have a lot of ass to accidently flash....*facepalm*
Anyway, this is clearly a progress shot of me altering the shape of the shorts and adding the FUCKNOMOREOFTHISSHIT trim...which I made from scratch....X_X So many hours. Numb.
BUT. The shorts are actually now finished.
All I need to work on now is the boots, gloves and goggles....and worry about my hair.

Belt up, Rikku~ (Posted 2nd March 2012)

Belt complete-o. Pretty happy with it, but took a frustratingly long time to make since it took so ruddy long to source a double-pronged belt buckle. Who'd have thought! >__<;

Top complete (Posted 16th February 2012)

As the titale says. All finished. Made the flappy bits at the back removable, for storage and packing.

Top (Posted 2nd February 2012)

Nearly complete. I've been chipping away very gradually at this top....it looks so simple, but \i've been finding the collar to be a total bee-atch. >_<

Top so far (Posted 14th January 2012)

Just a progress report for the top. It's been a lot easier to make it fit my shape than I thought it would be. Unfortunately I'll probably still have to start again as I made the neck hole on this one far too wide to put the collar around...well, i'll try anyway. (Green shorts pictured are not the ones I'll be using.....unless I have some kinda clothing emergency!)
...Ugh. Flabby mishapen legs are flabby and mishapen. I need to tone up. T^T

Vest top (Posted 29th December 2011)

Making a start on the top.....basically making 2 at the same time as i acn't decide which material to use yet. one is a better colour but doesn't stretch and the other is a stretchy one that's way too dark. Choices, choices!

Make-up test (Posted 21st December 2011)

Probably doesn't seem very different to normal but I DID change things a little. XD Also had to add that little scar/dimple thing and....black out some teeth. LOL! I REALLY loved the idea of ding that, but in practice I realise it makes me look like some withered old hag!!!!
I'm going to need to experiment with that....