Rubicante - Final Fantasy IV


KitaCon 2010



The pain-stakingly long amount of time this took! I made the tights for this right back in June 2009 and only just got round to finishing it February 2010. Fabric cost was an issue as well as the (probably more important) issue of lots of uni work.

I will get round to wearing this again, the only thing I am disappointed with was the headgear.

nanahara posted on 7 April, 2009 - 22:24
cool choice man

Anime_Angel posted on 10 April, 2009 - 00:25
noice, I thought about doing that one at some point myself but my cosplays are limited right now lol will be looking forward to doin that one^_^

Defrain posted on 1 May, 2009 - 09:09
awesome choice let me know when this is complete

AmethystEyes posted on 1 May, 2009 - 10:40
Sadly it won't be started on til at least September, but I'm setting February as a reasonable deadline at the moment.... Get your Edge ready mate!

GraceyDarling posted on 4 May, 2009 - 23:30
Awesome ^^ , cant wait to see the sexy leg flashing XD

Anonymous posted on 31 May, 2009 - 17:21
This is going to be AWESOME! D: I hope you bring this to May expo next year~ I'll be doing Cecil then 8D

AmethystEyes posted on 31 May, 2009 - 17:41
Oh teh noes, Cecil! D: He will definitely be done by then, so totally will bring him along then!

kitty posted on 31 May, 2009 - 19:45
WAH! you have a stupidly good choice of cosplays <3 cant wait to see this x3

JakeX posted on 31 May, 2009 - 21:01
Remember to get the Leg out when you do this =3 Ahhhhhhh Rubicante he was a real bastard to beat, but good choice in character =3

Anime_Angel posted on 10 June, 2009 - 19:01
lovin the progress so far^___^ am looking forward to seeing it^__^

Sephirayne posted on 10 June, 2009 - 21:24
Looking awesome already. I can't wait to see more progress.

PinkCharlieBear posted on 20 June, 2009 - 12:52
Wow epic progress, fab choice of character too :D I'm can't wait to see the leg flashing ;D

kitty posted on 21 June, 2009 - 21:36
oooh x3 this is looking so cool so far ^^ the tights look funky, and i love the hat/balaclava x3

Sephirayne posted on 21 June, 2009 - 21:44
Love the progress on the head wear. looking awesome.

Anime_Angel posted on 21 June, 2009 - 21:48
I love yer mask, you given me an excelent idea on how to make masks for costumes like that lol^_^

Anonymous posted on 23 June, 2009 - 12:44
i love the mask! cant wait to see the finished mask and man! thats a lot of painting work on the tights good job!

Anonymous posted on 2 September, 2009 - 05:04
Hey man nice i am working on a scarmiglione. Is should be done around December, so what cons are you going to?

AmethystEyes posted on 6 September, 2009 - 19:12
Oh my god scarmiglione! :D I won't have him ready until Kita in April, are you planning on going to that?

Defrain posted on 7 September, 2009 - 07:34
looking good

Anonymous posted on 12 September, 2009 - 22:13
I am going to try!

Defrain posted on 29 November, 2009 - 21:14

leumas posted on 1 March, 2010 - 00:44
is this complete then?Any pictures or are you waiting for Kitacon?

AmethystEyes posted on 2 March, 2010 - 10:26
I'm hopefully taking some tonight! I just haven't had the time to ask my room mate to take photos! :D

HotshotShan posted on 19 March, 2010 - 00:55
Looks fantastic! This'll be awesome in person

kitty posted on 19 March, 2010 - 15:53
SO COOOOL!!!!!!!!! YEY d(^A^)b

Manjou posted on 30 March, 2010 - 13:09
Loved your Rubicante as you can probably tell as I took like four photos of it XD http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Kitacon%202010/Saturday/ (password: letmein)

Zelda posted on 31 March, 2010 - 10:31
you were amazing on the masquerade *amano terra waves capes* I love capes =D

Defrain posted on 22 July, 2010 - 15:26
great job shame i never got to see the complete thing in person

Sasashie posted on 22 July, 2010 - 15:32
hay i will be doing a ffIV group photoshoot in May 2011 London Mcm Expo would love it if you come to this xxx there is a thread in the forum xx

MadameLapin posted on 6 September, 2010 - 22:01
(I am ze Beth Dooner <3) This was so fantastic! I squeed when you came on stage ^^

Make base of cape
Sexy leg detail
Undershirt detail
Desecrate red shorts
Paint cape detail
Mask detail
Buy fabric dye
Headwear and pens
Cape fabric

Total cost: £0.00

16th January 2010

Progress report

Oh Rubicante, you are the bane of my life... Failing to get this finished over Christmas, I started on the white paint for the cape but ran out before I could add the second layer. However, there wasn't any white paint to buy in my whole town so I've had to order some on ebay which won't come til sometime next week. However, the cape is 90% done and I am proud of it! The mask is fully completed in terms of paint, but the red fabric I left over from the cape is too obviously different to make the horns and ears that go with it. So, failing to find a similar-enough coloured fabric in town today- I ordered ANOTHER identical balaclava which I will have to desecrate. So, another £14 more and this baby will be done!

29th November 2009

Cape progress

Over the past couple of days I've been mapping, cutting, sewing and altering 4 meters worth of fabric and am pleased with the final result! The ends are slightly tattered as I couldn't sew two sides of fabric together (the stitching got bunched up so I had to cut out half of the inside of the cape) but other than that I am very pleased. Next step is to paint the diamonds on and then take it home where the rest of my cosplay pieces reside in order to work out what still needs doing. I've scrapped the donut collar as it won't be able to attach to the rest of the cape, and it actually looks better when it's just wrapped over my shoulders.

21st November 2009


This cosplay is back from the grave! Finally had the time since getting back to uni to do some serious business. Bought 5 meters of polycotton fabric, probably too much but I'm doubling up the cape so it won't fray so allowing some leway from that. Fabric was £40... Crap. The shape of the collar (from which the epically long cape will hang) has been tack stitched and once I have some stuffing it and set up my sewing machine it will work. Pictures to follow...

8th August 2009

Second attempt

Decided to just do a quick job with the underclothes. I bought a tshirt from Primark (saved dying it) and painted it as needed, as well as a pair of shorts. They're the same colour so work well enough, though are very faintly striped and the buttons are silver. I'll unstitch them nearer the time but am now ready to move on to the CLOAK OF DOOM!

21st June 2009

Starting on the mask

I haven't had a chance to go into Primark and buy some clothes to dye, so I started on the mask instead. Pretty easy if not tedious, it's still in need of patching up and the horns and ears need adding when I've got left over material from the cloak which will be the thing I'm doing last typically. Apart from that, I think this is coming along smoothly so far...

10th June 2009

Sexy sexy legs!

As Rubicante has the greatest legs in gaming history, it only made sense to do this part of the costume first. This is also the first time in my cosplay history that I'm actually pleased with something and don't want to start over again! As it turns out I love photographing my own legs, I have a load of potentially pervy pictures on my camera still that I chose not to upload *ahem* Anyway, next stage will be buying a pair of white shorts and top, dying them and then adding the top detail.

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