Rinoa Heartilly (Concept version) - Final Fantasy VIII




The outfit is a modern take on the original Rinoa outfit from Final Fantasy VII. It consists of a blue top that is tied using black ribbon at the front, and lined with black satin and lace. The lower half is a pair of black wet look shorts with blue side panels that reach the floor (also lined with black satin and lace). The outfit has the trademark "Rinoa wing" design on both the back of the top and the side panels.

I chose to do this cosplay because Rinoa is my favourite character from my favourite game. She resembles me in a lot of ways - we are both headstrong and a bit silly sometimes, but we mean best :) Plus she is the girlfriend of the most gorgeous male character in gaming history! :D

The hardest part was making the satin trim. I found hand-sewing these pieces to be very fiddly as they fall apart very easily. I found the wing design relatively easy and so I decided to line the entire thing with silver in my spare time to make it stand out.

I've decided next cosplay I'm not working with Satin!!! I will probably work on a character with armour next time so I can work with a totally different medium as hand sewing is painfully slow!


- posted on 28 May, 2012 - 21:56
You made the costume in such short amount of time yet it looked brilliant on the day!

Relion posted on 29 May, 2012 - 20:08
So cute, I love this outfit!