Rosa Farrell (Amano/ds/sprite RETIRED ) - Final Fantasy 4

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Worn AtLondon MCM Expo May 2010


Photos

 


Information

2ND October 2010 -
Photoshoot with Amy Leech


cream and white cape edged with purple and pink feathers with gold detail and daisy's,rose's and lilly's sewn onto the outer layer of the cape

Ivory dress embroidered with pink and purple thread with an array of beadding work and rose details

white and purple leggings with beading and embroidery on the knee's

white pxix boots with pink and black detail with beads on the edges

arrow holder drecorated with beads, blue handmade lace and embroidery with gold tipped rose arrow's

small white clip bag with pink possies and leave details ontop of a lace background

bronze hedpeace with beading and gold covered daisy's and lilly's

was worn in my 1st masqurade entry




"A girl who conceals her emotions but harbors fires within her heart."
—Description

Rosa Joanna Farrell is a playable character in Final Fantasy IV. She hails from Baron, and is a skilled Archer and White Mage. Rosa is Cecil Harvey and Kain Highwind's childhood friend, and harbors romantic feelings for Cecil. She is gentle and kind by nature and is said to be the most beautiful woman in Baron. Though Cecil is reluctant to let her follow him into danger at first, she does accompany him and stays by his side for a great deal of the game.


Comments

Sasashie posted on 27 May, 2009 - 18:10
now im finished with my cosplay's from May 09 expo i can start on this baby as ill need the whole year for what i have planned for this baby !!

Demented Kid posted on 27 May, 2009 - 21:11
LOL!! I'm doing Cecil for May 2010!! We need photos together, oh yes! X3 Looking forward to this!

Sasashie posted on 28 May, 2009 - 15:27
Ooohh coolies !! my friend Coral will be doing Rhydia !! woo hoo a group is beginging to form hehe ^_^

SephNoir posted on 30 May, 2009 - 14:46
Really looking forward to seeing progress of this! The cape especially is just beautiful!

Sasashie posted on 31 May, 2009 - 16:42
thanks im going to be using the material of a wedding dress that i bought for my wedding but decded not to use for the main parts of the costume, and i have found the perfect material for the cape at my local fabric shop i cant wait to get started on it roll on the summer xx

Sephirayne posted on 3 June, 2009 - 18:10
Such a beautiful cosplay. i love the jewellry work you've done and can't wait to see the rest.

Sasashie posted on 3 June, 2009 - 18:37
thanks im working on her crown/tiara at the moment xx

letmelive posted on 4 June, 2009 - 20:34
Oh wow! This is really amazing, she's my fave too ^^ Just wondering what materials have you used for the shoulder armour, I want to make orignal Aeris' armoury parts and have no clue what to use lol XD

Sasashie posted on 4 June, 2009 - 21:59
awww ty so much ummm u can use alot of things for the armour i used silver material and metal buttons when i did my Aerith i used craft foam for the tiara but im going to use either plastizote or wonderflex for the shoulder pads so you may want to try those good luck with it let me know how you get on! xx

letmelive posted on 4 June, 2009 - 22:39
Thanks so much xxx

Sasashie posted on 4 June, 2009 - 22:44
any time x keep watching over the summer as ill have more progress photos up

No thanks posted on 5 June, 2009 - 00:56
wow, this will turn out beautifully your so talented!

Sasashie posted on 5 June, 2009 - 11:22
thanks so much xx

Charlie-Bear posted on 6 June, 2009 - 11:48
Rosa is so gorgeous!! You'll pull this off amazingly, and the progress is looking fab already *_* Can't wait to see more photos of this <3

Sasashie posted on 6 June, 2009 - 12:29
thanks so much! ^_^ im realy looking forward to wearing this its gonna be epic lol more progress shots next month i think im waiting for materials to arrive xx

HotshotShan posted on 11 June, 2009 - 01:21
Oh it's looking so pretty so far! Great detail on the cloak, it looks stunning, all of a sudden I really want to see this finished!!

Sasashie posted on 11 June, 2009 - 01:54
thanks so much !! still got more to do on it as its only 10% done the now eeeek id love it to be finished but its gonna take all summer at least to get it the way i want it ................... well i did the cloak today but nope ill have more progress for you soon xx

Member-XI posted on 11 June, 2009 - 20:26
Looking very good so far m'dear :D This might sound daft, but how did you manage to add a curve to your craft foam? And what thickness is it? Im after building some armor soon and Im not sure how thick the foam should be o.o

Sasashie posted on 12 June, 2009 - 20:02
aww ty muchley xx it was normal thickness craft foam just 2 peices stuck together then heated with the heat off the cooker ring then when soft i put it over a empty 2ltr juice bottle and left next to a open window and left it over night to harden. hope it helps xx

Kacela posted on 12 June, 2009 - 20:12
wow all the detail is looking awsome and very pretty, can't wait to see this finished!

Sasashie posted on 12 June, 2009 - 21:32
thanks ^_^ its a long prosess but its well worth all the time put in the cape is only 3 days in and thats what i have managed so its got a bit longer to go. I cant wait to see it finished either lol xx

Defrain posted on 17 June, 2009 - 17:53
great choice and its looking pretty sweet

Sasashie posted on 17 June, 2009 - 23:56
aww thanks alot ! xx

KamikazePenguin posted on 18 June, 2009 - 12:27
Wow! The cloak is looking fantastic, so detailed and well made. Progress is looking great! ^__^ Good luck with the rest, can't wait to see it finished. (:

Sasashie posted on 18 June, 2009 - 20:48
thanks alot x i was worried it wouldnt look good but im gettting alot of wonderfull feedback so i must be doing something right!! im glad i went with the purple tho as i was looking about and most people use pink ! so phew purple wins again lol (its my favourite colour ) xx

AmethystEyes posted on 24 June, 2009 - 23:03
Final Fantasy 4, one of the best FFs ever! Your cloak is amazing. I'll have my Rubicante done by then so may bring him down to the expo for some posing?

Sasashie posted on 25 June, 2009 - 21:57
@ AmethystEyes wow cool well we r sorting out a huge photoshoot both days in may so bring Rubicante ! aww thanks xx

Demented Kid posted on 26 June, 2009 - 18:53
That bow is looking fantastic so far huns! Love the Feathery add on XD Looking forward to the rest of this finished~~

Sasashie posted on 26 June, 2009 - 19:17
aww ty hun xx i dont think the cat liked me stealing her feathery toy lol in the middle of painting it gold the now and have added a second string as id have ended up tripping over the feathery bit XD x

Lunar_Kitten posted on 26 June, 2009 - 19:30
This is very pretty - look forward to seeing it =^_^=

Sasashie posted on 26 June, 2009 - 19:47
thanks very much xx

Lady Bahamut posted on 26 June, 2009 - 20:01
Progress is looking pretty damn good! Keep it up! :)

Sasashie posted on 26 June, 2009 - 20:40
thanks ill try to :)

Demented Kid posted on 26 June, 2009 - 23:08
Damn you and your sexy progress! The bow is looking fantastic! I may have to rummage for stuff I can use to upstage ya XD I mean... Catch up with my pretty Rosa~~

Sasashie posted on 26 June, 2009 - 23:11
your gonna upstage me !! the most beautifull woman in the whole of Barron !! thanks i never knew progress was sexy b4!! xx

Demented Kid posted on 26 June, 2009 - 23:16
It's the curves of the bow that make it sexy 8D I'm the most beautiful man! With my powdered blue lips and wavy white hair. *Shines in the sun*

Sephirayne posted on 26 June, 2009 - 23:30
Oh my!!! I'm so loving the bow right now. You've done such an excelent job.

Sasashie posted on 26 June, 2009 - 23:37
@ Demented Kid ~ ahhh yes how could i forget about those lips and flowing locks of hair Ahhhhhhhhh how i love my Cecil :D XX @ Sephirayne ~ aww thanks so much not bad for 3-4 hours work today !! xx

Demented Kid posted on 28 June, 2009 - 00:15
Absolutely Gorgeous~~ Have to ask where ya got the white rose from since I need two for my Maxi XD

Sasashie posted on 28 June, 2009 - 00:19
aww thanks ill have more cape photos done on monday its about 70% done now lol umm the rose ........it was an old hair bobble that i got from Claires! you can get them from almost any craft store but if your stuck ill get you them and send them to you x

Demented Kid posted on 28 June, 2009 - 00:27
I cant wait for more Cape photos~~ I should be starting Cecil sometime this week XD Oooh~ Thank ya hun~ I shall do some more searching and look in Claires also XD Aahaha

Sasashie posted on 28 June, 2009 - 00:32
im going to have to go out and get some more supplys as i have used nearly all the ones i had stashed away for rainy day projects lol XD yay i cant wait to see Cecil xx

Demented Kid posted on 6 July, 2009 - 19:56
You look Gorgeous!! X3 I cant wait to see this altogether~ Should do the wedding scenes >D

Sasashie posted on 6 July, 2009 - 20:12
awwwww ty *hug* ( my lipstic rubed off lol need lipstain !) i had to take my beloved cape to bits but im making it better !hence why the photos are gone :( yay wedding scenes ^_^ (shhhhh i havent finished the game yet =0 )

Demented Kid posted on 6 July, 2009 - 20:17
I havent finished it either, I only found out yesterday when looking for Reference! O-O Oooh, that sounds rough about the cape D: Hopefully it's coming together again?

Sasashie posted on 6 July, 2009 - 20:20
we should make it a task to finish the game b4 May !! xx yeah i was alomost in tears taking ti to bits my bf was like "woooo ure realy taking it to bits! but all your hard work !" its looking alot better now but still needs about 10 hours work on it to get it back to what i wanted it to look like ^_^

Sasashie posted on 7 July, 2009 - 23:45
after all the work i did today on the cape i dont like it anymore ! so im going to leave it for a few days before i go back to it x

Demented Kid posted on 7 July, 2009 - 23:48
I dunno what you on about hun, it's looking gorgeous! I seriously cant wait to see it on ya with the whole thing X3

Sasashie posted on 18 July, 2009 - 22:30
well i have takent it apart again to add some more layers in white and cream so ill work on it a bit more till i love it as much as her dress witch im so in love with even tho i broke my sewing machine making it XD

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 21 July, 2009 - 17:52
I'm loving what you've done so far ^^

Sasashie posted on 21 July, 2009 - 17:57
Thanks so much xx

FairyPorchQueen posted on 23 July, 2009 - 14:09
Progress it looking amazing :D

Sasashie posted on 23 July, 2009 - 15:35
thanks muchley xx

Demented Kid posted on 23 July, 2009 - 20:14
Oooh it's really coming along! @3@ Dress is so pretty~~

Sasashie posted on 24 July, 2009 - 11:11
awww thanks hun, its coming along slowly but i should have the cape almost finished (and photo's up of it)by the end of next weekend (hopefully) and the dress is coming along well alot more detail to add but im in love with it so far lol x

No thanks posted on 10 August, 2009 - 02:05
Looking Brilliant so far, keep up the good hard work sweetie, really looking foward to seeing this on you!

Sasashie posted on 10 August, 2009 - 15:05
aww thanks so much im working on adding more layers to the bottom of the dress @ the moment and finishing of the extra layers i added to the cape but its coming along nicely! more photos up soon xx

Zaiburst posted on 5 November, 2009 - 22:07
Looking great so far. Looking forward to seeing this in person. FFIV and amano FTW.

Sasashie posted on 5 November, 2009 - 22:10
thanks so much xx

FairyPorchQueen posted on 5 November, 2009 - 22:21
Looking so gorgeous!

Sasashie posted on 5 November, 2009 - 22:31
thanks i stil need to get the armour done and finish the beading and the belt & arrow holder and arrows and i can say its finished !!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 24 November, 2009 - 21:56
beautiful

ElegantAura posted on 24 November, 2009 - 23:48
Fabulous progress on Rosa, all that detail must be hard work >__< I can't wait to see it all finished ^_^

Sasashie posted on 25 November, 2009 - 00:36
thanks very much the detail is taking its time but the more work i do on it the better it begins to look, cant wait to have it ready to wear ^_^

goodbyeworld posted on 25 November, 2009 - 17:21
This looks so pretty! The detail is amazinggg I can't wait to see it done~ =D

Sasashie posted on 25 November, 2009 - 19:50
awwww thankies so much xx

Sakura_Blue posted on 14 December, 2009 - 20:35
hey am looking forward to seeing you too - was hoping to find a ff group will be awesome if we have a ff4 group!! Who else do you have? I was also making Kain for my boyfriend

Sasashie posted on 14 December, 2009 - 22:08
we have a Cecil,Kain and another Rosa i was hoping to make an Edge for my Boyfriend but he might not be able to get to the expo

FusionRose posted on 2 May, 2010 - 20:14
you look beautiful hun =D This is amazing Can't wait to see the full thing at expo =D

Sasashie posted on 2 May, 2010 - 20:30
thanks hun almost there xx

FairyPorchQueen posted on 10 May, 2010 - 17:48
great to see some progress on this again ^___^ you look so lovely!

Sasashie posted on 17 May, 2010 - 21:32
awww thakies hun i will be working my but off to finish the rest of it its all the fiddley bits to go now lol xxxx

FairyPorchQueen posted on 31 May, 2010 - 14:40
You looked beautiful hun, seriously...fantastic work!

phalor posted on 31 May, 2010 - 14:55
This was absolutely amazing, I was really impressed by it!

lemontea posted on 31 May, 2010 - 15:14
This was stunning! <3 So much detail D8 arghhhh >< (Im the tiny Hope from the FF photoshoot you orginized btw! >D)

Leonie Heartilly posted on 31 May, 2010 - 15:25
This was soo pretty! Your feathers left a trail all over Expo XD

DuskatNight posted on 31 May, 2010 - 17:15
This was absolutely stunning when I saw it! You did a very good job!

JupiterLight posted on 31 May, 2010 - 18:30
Kain from Expo here. ^_^ You looked absolutley amazing. FANTASTIC cosplay, no other way to describe it. :D

NightmareWings posted on 31 May, 2010 - 18:31
I loved this costume it was bloody amazing and so pretty! You did her so well hun. Was glad to have actually met you and got to take a picture of you as her. If you give me your email or whatever I can send it over so you can add it to here.

FusionRose posted on 2 June, 2010 - 16:37
this was beautiful hun, you made such an amazing rosa ^_^

Kerhys posted on 2 June, 2010 - 18:15
This was absolutely beautiful, I love Amano variations. Well done.

Sasashie posted on 3 June, 2010 - 00:01
thanks so much ^_^ i loved this costume so much and am glad thant it was well receved xx

GoldieNeko posted on 5 June, 2010 - 07:53
This is a beautiful Cosplay and it was so awesome! LOL I bet there are still lil pink feathers floating about the excel centre leaving a trace of where you'd been LMAO! Twas awesome meeting y'all and hanging out with the FF Heroines group! I hope to see everyone again in their awesome Cosplays in October!

Sasashie posted on 22 June, 2010 - 16:00
thanks for all the lovely comments i loved this cosplay so much it was a shame to take it off and pack it away lolz will have to wear it again one day xx

Kouji posted on 22 June, 2010 - 17:20
omg... all the details... just wow =O

Sasashie posted on 22 June, 2010 - 17:55
thanks so much xx

SlimDefinition posted on 5 July, 2010 - 18:02
I remember seeing you in this when I was Hrist in May. Loved it! So much detail.

Sasashie posted on 5 July, 2010 - 18:30
thankies so much it was worth every minute of stabbing myself hand sewing it all together for the responce it got xx

Leonie Heartilly posted on 12 July, 2010 - 00:19
I love the new photo!

Sasashie posted on 12 July, 2010 - 00:24
thanks hun its was all goldienekochan's good work xx

perfectly_purple posted on 21 August, 2010 - 18:34
Sorry I haven't commented sooner. I had an awesome time in the group and I just love all the detailing on this costume!

Sasashie posted on 21 August, 2010 - 23:02
Hay dont worry about it thanks so much for being in the group =] thanks for the nice comment xx

Raye-chan posted on 25 August, 2010 - 17:55
You did a wonderful job with this ^_^ It must have been so intricate to do! I just finished my Rinoa cosplay hand stitching hurts! My Fina cosplay for October is probably going to be intricate due to the gold lines - fun to come! Look forward to seeing more of your work!

Sasashie posted on 25 August, 2010 - 20:57
Thanks so much ^__^ it was a task and a half as it was all hand sewn but was so worth it xx

DuskatNight posted on 2 October, 2010 - 19:44
You make a really beautiful Rosa! The costume is fantastic! :3 You did a wonderful job!

Sasashie posted on 2 October, 2010 - 21:27
thankyou hun xxx

Sasashie posted on 2 October, 2010 - 21:59
big love to Acoustica for the amazing photos xxx

FairyPorchQueen posted on 4 October, 2010 - 16:04
beautiful new photos hun :) xxx

Sasashie posted on 4 October, 2010 - 16:09
thanks hunni i love how they turned out xx

TheEmoEmu posted on 11 October, 2010 - 10:30
Looks beautiful! ^_^

Sasashie posted on 11 October, 2010 - 14:17
thanks so much x

Anonymous posted on 31 July, 2011 - 19:12
Wow. This is a really intricate costume and you look fantastic in it. Lovely job.

Progress Journal

The detail has started (Posted 8th December 2009)

Dress - well the basic shape was worked out and i have begun to add the detail and loats of beads and now my fingers hurt as i keep stabbing myself! lolz (i have sat for 4 weeks solid just beading the dress and it is about 70% finished with the beads and the enbridery is finaly done)
Armour - well the armour has been sealed and awaiting painting but it wasnt as solid as i would have liked so i have added a few more coats of glue and left it to dry out fully and will check back on its progress in a weeks time.
Cape - well i have had huge problems with my cape but i have decided to go with that i have and work with it ^_^ i will be adding a collor to the cape along with a longer shimmery fabric layer with a feather trim at the bottom.

The Armour process (Posted 25th November 2009)

well today i started on my shoulder armour for Rosa its starting life as paper mache on a balloon sized to fit my shoulder so one layer down several more to go xx

now (7 layers later ) im making paper mache pulp to thicken and add detail to the shoulder armour

after this stage comes the finishing paper mache which is made from tissue paper pulp which will leave a smooth finish and i will use this stage to make the horns and raised detail on the armour design

then i will seal the armour with several coats of glue then white paint,
once they have dryed i will do a final 2 coats of white gloss paint and begin the beading and painting the detail designs

i have been using this tutorial

http://papiermache.co.uk/tutorials/some-advanced-papier-mache-recipes/

for my paper mache recipes which has made so much difference to the way i used to paper mache :}

The end is near ! (Posted 24th November 2009)

well i have been working on this cosplay for about 6 months now and learned alot of new tricks as this has been the most chalenginc cosplay i have done!

Never ending cape saga
well i have now made 3 different capes and each of them have been a pain in the butt at some point lolz, im now settled on a final simple design and its begining to take shape just to add the detail and flowers to the bottom and it will be done :)

the dress
i decided to make a dress instead of a corset and sash and it has take some time to get it to come together the way i wanted it to look but it has gotten easyer since i got help from my mum who makes wedding dresses to help me out and now im adding the embroidery and beads

Arm warmers

the material i have used for them came from my first cape and as i spent 2 weeks enbroidering it i had to savage it and they make the cutest arm warmers ever

Boots
started as white boring pixi boots so i beaded them and enbroidered designs from the dress on them along with adding a painted design on the heals and toes with pink paint

Bow and Rose arrows
well i had some fun with my first bow untill it got damaged as my friends dog decided to use it as i chew toy ! D8

so now i have made a new one and its a bit bigger than the last one and is till in the early stages

the rose arrows are made from fake white roses slid inside a straw and the arrow tip is made from clay then i added a few white feathers and ribbons to them to finish off the detail

i will also be working on a holder for them to sit in attached to my belt