Rydia (Amano) - Final Fantasy IV




I adore Amano's designs, and after playing FFIV I got completely hooked on the characters and story. Rydia instantly took place as my favourite Final Fantasy girl, and I am so looking forward to cosplaying her for the first time.

This outfit shall be debuting at May 2012 Expo, with my friend as Amano Edge.
We'll be cosplaying them again in October 2012, but only for one of the days, and are hoping to have them perfected for then!

Outfit's Design/Inspiration:

Amano is obviously the basis of this outfit, and so beads, sequins, and overall detail is going to be a signature to the style.
However, I had a look online for already existing cosplays of Amano Rydia, and have thrown together a load of inspired ideas from others into this outfit, because they are all absolutely gorgeous.

I want to give one design and outfit my particular recognition though, because I just look to this outfit in absolute awe, and I have taken a GREAT amount of inspiration for my own version from her. Elsch's Rydia is renowned online, and so this will be kind of a little inspired tribute to that outfit.

Go check it out, you really won't be disappointed!


I have decided to stick with the more lime green afair, however, to keep with the original artwork.


SlimDefinition posted on 20 November, 2011 - 19:04
Now this will be something to see! Looking forward to it. I'll be a little slack with cosplay until after Christmas, but Amano FTW! I'll be working more on Amano/CGI Faris soon!

- posted on 21 November, 2011 - 01:23
Ohh looking forward to this! I love this design so much, it's realllly interesting ^_^

Kaerith posted on 3 December, 2011 - 13:23
Thanks you guys!!! :D I'm focusing REALLY hard on this one for expo! I love Amano's artwork ^^ Can't wait to see your Faris!!!!

Manticore posted on 14 December, 2011 - 00:40
Can't wait my dear this will look STUNNING!

SlimDefinition posted on 17 January, 2012 - 20:47
Ah, the work that has to go into Amano versions eh? I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. I should have more work done on Faris in the near future. :-)

ElegantAura posted on 25 April, 2012 - 22:19
Loving the sparkles! Rydia is one of my favourites, So excited for the Amano group ^_^

DangerousBox posted on 2 May, 2012 - 17:59
Looking awesome!!! All of the rydia love! Can't wait to see this finished :D

Britlander posted on 5 May, 2012 - 20:48
This is looking AWESOME! Your going to look great at Expo, and can wind Cecil up to your hearts content :D

Kaerith posted on 14 May, 2012 - 00:12
Awww thanks so much guys!! I'm SOOOO excited for this one it's unreal! XD Looking forward to seeing all your awesome cosplays at expo! ♥

SlimDefinition posted on 14 May, 2012 - 14:47
This is looking awesome! Looking forward to seeing it. :-) I'm annoyed I can't do Amano Faris this time round for the I-VI Amano group, but hopefully October.

sarmander posted on 24 May, 2012 - 22:03
Progress on this is looking fantasitic! =D I can't wait to see it at Expo~~

SlimDefinition posted on 29 May, 2012 - 20:03
You look stunning!

j_mercuryuk posted on 30 May, 2012 - 08:00
I really love what you did with this. I looks beautiful and you look great in it :D

Pandora-Chi posted on 30 May, 2012 - 10:01
Gorgeous! 8D

Kaerith posted on 30 May, 2012 - 13:23
Awwwww thank you all! >w< Definitely my favourite, and favourite character <3 Bring on more Rydia for Octoberrrr!! XD

Cattrocious posted on 30 May, 2012 - 15:48
This looks stunning. Rydia is amazing and you definatly did her justice! It's a beautiful costume, many congratulations on how it turned out :)

ChaoticBlossom posted on 3 June, 2012 - 11:40
You ish an awesome Rydia =D

Kaerith posted on 8 July, 2012 - 22:59
Awww thanks both of you! I really appreciate your comments!! Was lovely seeing you both at expo!! :D

Progress Journal

22nd May 2012

Spangle Skirt

Beads.. oh my gosh this took me AGES.. X_x And I still want to do more to it! Perhaps for October when I bring this back.
Just got to attach some velcro to it and wuhluh! One miniscule-only-just-covering-my-butt skirt done! xD
(Apologies for poor picture quality.. *doesn't have a decent camera* >>;)

2nd May 2012

Headdress Progress

Right so my bird is done.. i.e. the many many feathers attached to the red flower. Also started attaching the draping beads! May take the one for my forehead up slightly, as it seems a bit too low to me.. Shall have to see! Many many mores beads to go! Shall hopefully have lots splaying out from the wig to make it seem magicalllllll! .. And her outfits are always so intricate and beaded anyway! XD

Also, capes are done! Shall pretty them up some more for October though ^u^ The stripey ones go quite well with the colour of my wig!

24th March 2012

Beginning of the Many Capes

I've used quite light-weight material for the striped capes, as I'm hoping they'll be able to flow in any wind quite nicely.

The white capes have been cut, shaped and hemmed around the edges, and now I'm tackling the green stripes! All I can say is this is gonna take a while... XD 4 down, another 20 or so to go!

I have two of these style capes, and they're around 2 meters long each.