Princess Garnet til Alexandros XVII
Final Fantasy IX

Cosplayer: CrystalNeko

Variant: Coronation Dress

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

1st Tokyopop ReCon @Taunton in October

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Ichigo-Chan - 26th November 2007
I am really sorry to hear what happened to your crown and I hope your 2nd attempt goes well. Good luck with the rest of the costume!

I'm not going to start on my Garnet cosplay until I finish my Ashe FFXII costume because I have sooooo many costumes in progress which are not listed on my profile and I keep on leaving them unfinished.

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CrystalNeko - 26th November 2007
Lol aww it's okay xD I'm all over it ^^... Besides it's an excuse to play with MOAR fimo! XD Which is great cause I'm started to get addicted to fimo... again xD
Yay! Ashe! =D I'm sure you'll do great ^^ Lol and I know how you feel! I have tons of costumes that I've made... but never finish xD

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Anonymous - 2nd December 2007
Oh no!!! Sorry to hear your first attempt at the crown didn't work out (after all that time you spent on it as well) >_< Have you thought of using some other material that does not require heat setting? I myself am too scared to make anything out of clay because I know with my pathetic skills, the damn thing will crack after going through the oven... Maybe you can try something like Newclay or Milliput? Both of them are air hardening material so that could minimise the chance of the piece falling apart in the baking process.

Good luck~!!!! I would love to see some FF cosplay other than *cough*overdonetodeath*cough* FFVII... and FFIX is probably my favourite FF out of all the ones I have played!!!!!

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CrystalNeko - 2nd December 2007
Lol it's okay xD; I'm gonna give up on fimo after my 3rd attempt ¬_¬... Cause I still have quite a lot of fimo left! XD I'm getting faster and faster with fimo now so it's not so time consuming anymore ^-^. Newclay? Milliput? =O No I haven't heard of them but I'll definately hunt some down it it just hardens in the air! *o* *chucks darn fimo out the window* Right! Off to hunt some Newclay/Milliput! XD

Lol I was thinking of doing a FFVII cosplay... but thought it was way overdone so I decided to go for FFIX XD. Thanks for the luck! ^^ I'll need it xD;

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Mungojerrie - 19th January 2008
Omg CN! That crown = EPIC! Well done, I'm sooooo proud of you LOL! 6th time lucky, eh xD WELL DONE!!! 8D

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CrystalNeko - 19th January 2008
Eeep! Thank you Freya! X3 I STILL have a silly grin over my face right now! XDDD And yeah forget about 3rd time lucky... It's 6th time lucky for me! XDDD

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MoonLily - 19th January 2008
You deserve a medal after sticking with that crown after SIX attempts. Well it looks like it paid off, well done! ^_^

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PinkCharlieBear - 19th January 2008
Yay Riku! I'm so glad you got there with the crown in the end! =D I know how much you were getting annoyed and stuff, so it's great too see your work paid off! =D

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Anonymous - 19th January 2008
Yay! You managed to get the crown done in the end! Good job~!!!

Now on with the dress XD

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CrystalNeko - 19th January 2008
Lol I'm glad I stuck with it too! I was considering giving up... but decided to give it one last shot as otherwise that bake and bend sculpey would have gone to waste xD... And I'm so happy that it's not falling apart! [thank goodness the wire is holding up the snapped part!] It's not as accurate as I wanted it to be as some bits are too short... But I mustn't complain! XD I definately do not want to go through all that ever again.. EVER! XD

And oh dear god! Yes onto the dress xD; This will be... fun xD;

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Relion - 21st January 2008
You're gonna make SUCH a pretty Garnet!

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Mungojerrie - 23rd March 2008
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. That is looking ACE! 8D You're gonna be such an awesome Garnet, I can tell! I can't wait to see you in May and take photos! X3

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Luminescence - 23rd March 2008
My sister (FreyaCrescent) keeps raving to me about how brilliant a Garnet you're going to be, and I agree with her! :) I hope there'll be more progress on the dress soon!

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Anonymous - 24th March 2008
Wow! The dress is coming along really nicely~ Can't wait to see it complete!!!

Btw, can I trade for some of your sewing skills please? XD

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CrystalNeko - 24th March 2008
@Relion: Thank yoou! ^o^ Though the crown broke again... my fault though... I prodded it too much eheh heh xD;;

@Freya: Thank yooou! X3 And your gonna make an awesome Freya! 8D And yeaaah! First thing Sunday morning I shall hunt you down for photos! X3

@Luminescence: Aww thankies! And wow you've got Eiko planned? I can't wait to see it! ^o^

@Cat_Cat: Arigatou! Haha I'll trade some of my sewing skills for some of your drawing skills! XP [But you know you don't need my -bad- sewing skills xP... You've made a fantastic Chopin cosplay *o*]

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stripey_dani - 24th March 2008
You can do it! *dances*

Looking lovely so far :3

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Hexi - 30th March 2008
lewking good! i'm looking forward to seeing this even though i don't like FF. i tolerate it. but it's nice to see something other than all the over done characters *cough*yunacloudreno*cough*

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Hexi - 5th April 2008
Torchwood last night made me cry!!!! T~T Tosh and Owen were my 2 favourite characters!!
Did you watch Dr Who? Catherine Tate is a bad addition i think. bad choice. but ROSE! OMG i want her back!

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Mungojerrie - 6th April 2008

I can't wait for May~ =D

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Luminescence - 6th April 2008
That embroidery's looking gorgeous so far, honey. :) Keep it up! I hope we'll see more soon.

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Hexi - 11th April 2008
STILL looking awesome! >< it just sucks i'm not gonna be able to get a photo! >3<

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GunstarVixen - 16th April 2008
Looking great hon! FFIX FTW!!!

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Hexi - 12th May 2008
It looks awesome Neko!

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timpey - 13th May 2008
your garnet cosplay looks great and the crown looks amazing

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White Leviathan - 22nd May 2008
wow that's looking really awesome!

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Defrain - 22nd May 2008
simply astounding i will need a picture with you

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Manga Girl - 23rd May 2008
I can't wait to see this cosplay!

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Mungojerrie - 26th May 2008
Omggggg Fi.

I'm so sad that I missed this in person, but you make such a fantastic Garnet. <3 You look so beautiful in that dress, and gahhhhhh. You look so awesome. I'm just hoping that some day we'll get to do our Freya and Garnet photos together xD

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Hexi - 28th May 2008
WOW! Neko~! itlooks sooooooooo good! you look so purdy in it! ^^
sorry i didn't have my hat on when we saw you on saturday! one of the ball chains broke and i was looking for a way to fix it at the time! ¬3¬ but hen i found someone with a lighter so it was all ok! ^^ you look awesome! ^^

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Monkey - 30th May 2008
Love this outfit! I did see you on the sunday in it (but only very briefly I'm afraid :S) We were being dragged away so I didn't get a chance to get a photo of you! Boo! But you looked gorgeous and I love the photos you have! - Plus I would've wanted to hug you and with the blood on me I think that would've been a bad idea! Next time if you wear it I'll be sure to get a photo and ask for hugs! Yay Princess Garnet! ^^

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BlusterSquall - 12th June 2008
You we just so CUTE in this outfit~! <33
All the hard work you put into it completely paid off. The dress is beautiful and I really hope you wear it again! ^__^

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White Tigress - 19th June 2008
Fantastic work, well done!

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Anonymous - 10th July 2008
Damn you fi, so popular *shakes fist* :P realized i don't think i've commented on this cosplay, and its awesome so hey, well done ^_^

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Brinny-Chan - 23rd October 2008
Congrats on winning last night! (the quiz too! Deary me...)

XDXD Awesome cosplay!

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Uni - 27th June 2009
i can't get over how adourable you look in this cosplay : D