Costume :Rose
Variant :Regular -RETIRED-
Source :The Legend of Dragoon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

Dark Edit

Rose - Home of Giganto edit

Rose "If I cannot find you, I will look up to the sun" edit

Rose - transformation edit

Rose & Firebird edit

Rose - fire background (by Pouncy)

Rose - sword point 2

Rose (looking up)

Rose 3

Sword (just needs touch up and varnish)

Character Art

Rose's Sword


Costume Information

Cost : In excess of £100
Time Taken : 5 1/2 months

This version will be Rose's standard costume in the game.
For what I am currently doing, please see the to-do list.
My cosplay blog for this is at

Expo pictures coming soon.

Cosplay Blog for Rose -

Progress album -


oh wow Legend of Dragoon was an epic game!

by notinuse on Friday, 8 May, 2009 - 21:33
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Yes! Whip Smack! XD looking forward to this :)

by Manjou on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 22:03
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I hope to do this one next. It's not definite it'll be next, but I'll post if/when.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 18:45
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this is one of the most beautiful games that i had to research on for my course work! and was very upset as it didn't get much love!

i am so happy you doing this and really looking forward to seeing progress work 83

by Kaka Extreme on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 19:30
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Legend of Dragoon is one of my favourite games! I'd love to do Dart someday! Gods, this'll be amazing!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 20:25
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Well, me and Loveliesbleeding (on the expo forums) have a plan. I can't talk about it openly though. It's a plan we need others to pitch in on, and if you want to do Dart...

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 21:30
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ive only seen thegame briefly but i love the guy with the spear a lot :P i want to cosplay as him sometime ^^ maybe 2010 ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 18:54
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Hun, let me know in a PM and I'll get back to you asap ^_^

by sjbonnar on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 22:54
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This will be wicked, i cant wait!

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 16:54
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The coronet looks nice :)

by Odd-One-Out on Saturday, 27 June, 2009 - 21:37
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This is looking fantastic!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 00:01
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progress is looking great XD

by nanahara on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 03:46
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Thanks. The horns are now glued on, so I just need to touch up some areas and re-adjust a little where my ears are concerned (still a little uncomfortable).

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 16:18
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looking amazing!!! loving the head piece!!!

by Kaka Extreme on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 19:20
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The headpiece is great! What did you make it from?

by AmethystEyes on Monday, 29 June, 2009 - 19:54
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I've sent a PM to you regarding that one. It's been such a long-winded process.
I'm dreading the armour now!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 29 June, 2009 - 22:09
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looking fantastic Slim!

well done and keep up the good work xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 7 July, 2009 - 21:12
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Ooooo looking good. Can't wait to see it finished.

by Shenny on Tuesday, 7 July, 2009 - 22:12
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Looking gooood! :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 30 July, 2009 - 20:30
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by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 30 July, 2009 - 20:35
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Wow, excellent - Good choice, and many props for Legend of Dragoon love.

by Snap on Thursday, 30 July, 2009 - 20:44
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progress on this is looking great

by nanahara on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 01:00
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Everything's looking great so far!

I can't wait to see it in October!

I love LoD, still can't believe how hard it is to find that game >_>

by Ransi on Monday, 31 August, 2009 - 23:27
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It can be found online. It's just REALLY EXPENSIVE!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 1 September, 2009 - 19:59
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hee, I know, I actually own a copy, after spending ages searching for it XD

by Ransi on Wednesday, 2 September, 2009 - 16:05
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looking really good :)

by leumas on Friday, 18 September, 2009 - 17:52
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Ok i am impressed wit the armour.
Really am :D its lovely armour at the moment!
cant wait to see it all together finished!

by JakeX on Friday, 18 September, 2009 - 18:09
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This is looking amazing! Good luck with the rest of it. :)

by Freyarule on Friday, 18 September, 2009 - 19:19
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Thank you everyone.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 18 September, 2009 - 20:20
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progress is looking amazing XD

by nanahara on Friday, 18 September, 2009 - 21:25

Looking good already, Now if I can only see a good Meru cosplay in the UK I'd be satisfied.

by Jojo_nexuz on Saturday, 19 September, 2009 - 04:15
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Wicked progress :D can't wait to see it all come together!

by Pixel on Tuesday, 22 September, 2009 - 15:06
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Brilliant 8D

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 13 October, 2009 - 14:45
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Looking really great, the armour looks so solid.
There's not enough LoD cosplay <3 Rose!

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 20 October, 2009 - 22:09
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This looks amazing so far~! Look forward to seeing it

by yukioto on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 00:18
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cant wait to see it! you look lovely!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 00:27
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Freakin awesome!

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 00:42
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This is fantastic! I love the sword!

Can't wait to see this 8D

by Elyiel on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 02:14
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im gutted i didnt get to see this >___<

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 22:25
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Aww I'm sorry. Were you there?
I've uploaded some more pics for everyone to look at.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 22:50
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I saw this at the Expo and it looked great.Really good job on the armour,really nicely painted and made :)

by leumas on Friday, 13 November, 2009 - 00:14
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This is so beautiful ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 02:31
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Thank you both.

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 30 January, 2010 - 21:36
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Very awesome costume. I love the armour and the overall look.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 28 March, 2010 - 17:06
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Thanks Sephy.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 22:11
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That armour must have taken a lot of work, it's turned out very nicely though.

by Solarista on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 22:11
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It was too big and heavy really. I will be remaking it as soon as I can put the money toward it. It still looked good, and I was happy with the first turn out of it.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 23:06
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Awesome! Legend of Dragoon needs more love

by Arianna on Sunday, 17 April, 2011 - 19:26
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It sure does, and as soon as possible I am revamping this costume. ;-)

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 23:07
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Can't believe I missed this one! :O Absolutely stunning.

by Ino on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 23:34
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Thanks Ino. ^_^ I am going to remake the armour and leggings in a revamp soon enough. Just need enough money for wonderflex to do that really.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 27 June, 2011 - 12:33
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Wow! Just wow! :o You're one good armour smith! looks fantastic aswell as very sturdy!

by Natsumi on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 21:27
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I made this armour a little too big, but it still survives. I'll remake it when I can afford to though. Thanks btw! ^^'

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 22:21
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*squeall* GOD... Rosie you legend! This looked awesome! Ditto to what Natsumi said!

by Manticore on Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 16:40
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Thanks. ^_^'

The armour IS indeed very durable (I have a long-winded way of making armour but it means you can smack it a lot and it won't even dent), but I made it a little bit too big that time. It was my first attempt at armour, and so I will be doing the version 2 in the near future.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 19:49

To-Do List

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Getting there (Posted 18th September 2009)

I've updated my progress with photos. At a guess I'd say the armour is about 80% finished now.

Coronet and horns are finished... (Posted 2nd July 2009)

But I need hair extensions to go over the top as the damn thing won&#039;t sit right under the wig. Grr!

The coronet and horns have since been varnished following that photo.

Coronet and horns almost finished (Posted 19th June 2009)

I'm about 3/4 of the way through making them now.
The coronet is a bit tight, and I have to wear a wig still, but it should be ok.
I will show a picture as soon as possible.

Sewing machine, midnight blue jersey fabric, and gloves (Posted 2nd June 2009)

I've just bought all three of those things on eBay.
Whee! Mini sewing machine for £11.99! Sweet. Should make cosplay life a lot easier.