Rosa Farrell
Final Fantasy 4

Cosplayer: Sasashie

Variant: Amano/ds/sprite RETIRED

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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8th December 2009: The detail has started 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.

25th November 2009: The Armour process 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 :}

24th November 2009: The end is near ! 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


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Sasashie - 27th May 2009
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 !!

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Anonymous - 27th May 2009
LOL!! I'm doing Cecil for May 2010!! We need photos together, oh yes! X3 Looking forward to this!

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Sasashie - 28th May 2009
Ooohh coolies !! my friend Coral will be doing Rhydia !! woo hoo a group is beginging to form hehe ^_^

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SephNoir - 30th May 2009
Really looking forward to seeing progress of this! The cape especially is just beautiful!

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Sasashie - 31st May 2009
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

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Sephirayne - 3rd June 2009
Such a beautiful cosplay. i love the jewellry work you've done and can't wait to see the rest.

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Sasashie - 3rd June 2009
thanks im working on her crown/tiara at the moment xx

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letmelive - 4th June 2009
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

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Sasashie - 4th June 2009
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

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letmelive - 4th June 2009
Thanks so much xxx

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Sasashie - 4th June 2009
any time x

keep watching over the summer as ill have more progress photos up

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No thanks - 5th June 2009
wow, this will turn out beautifully your so talented!

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Sasashie - 5th June 2009
thanks so much xx

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PinkCharlieBear - 6th June 2009
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

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Sasashie - 6th June 2009
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

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HotshotShan - 11th June 2009
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!!

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Sasashie - 11th June 2009
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

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Member-XI - 11th June 2009
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

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Sasashie - 12th June 2009
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

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

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Sasashie - 12th June 2009
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

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Defrain - 17th June 2009
great choice and its looking pretty sweet

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Sasashie - 18th June 2009
aww thanks alot ! xx

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KamikazePenguin - 18th June 2009
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. (:

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Sasashie - 18th June 2009
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

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AmethystEyes - 25th June 2009
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?

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Sasashie - 25th June 2009
@ AmethystEyes wow cool well we r sorting out a huge photoshoot both days in may so bring Rubicante !


aww thanks xx

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Anonymous - 26th June 2009
That bow is looking fantastic so far huns! Love the Feathery add on XD Looking forward to the rest of this finished~~

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Sasashie - 26th June 2009
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

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Anonymous - 26th June 2009
This is very pretty - look forward to seeing it =^_^=

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Sasashie - 26th June 2009
thanks very much xx

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Lady Bahamut - 26th June 2009
Progress is looking pretty damn good! Keep it up! :)

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Sasashie - 26th June 2009
thanks ill try to :)

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Anonymous - 27th June 2009
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~~

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Sasashie - 27th June 2009
your gonna upstage me !! the most beautifull woman in the whole of Barron !!

thanks i never knew progress was sexy b4!! xx

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Anonymous - 27th June 2009
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*

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Sephirayne - 27th June 2009
Oh my!!! I'm so loving the bow right now. You've done such an excelent job.

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Sasashie - 27th June 2009
@ 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

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Anonymous - 28th June 2009
Absolutely Gorgeous~~

Have to ask where ya got the white rose from since I need two for my Maxi XD

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Sasashie - 28th June 2009
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

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Anonymous - 28th June 2009
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

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Sasashie - 28th June 2009
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

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Anonymous - 6th July 2009
You look Gorgeous!! X3 I cant wait to see this altogether~

Should do the wedding scenes >D

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Sasashie - 6th July 2009
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 )

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Anonymous - 6th July 2009
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?

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Sasashie - 6th July 2009
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 ^_^

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Sasashie - 8th July 2009
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

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Anonymous - 8th July 2009
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

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Sasashie - 18th July 2009
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

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jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 21st July 2009
I'm loving what you've done so far ^^

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Sasashie - 21st July 2009
Thanks so much xx

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FairyPorchQueen - 23rd July 2009
Progress it looking amazing :D

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Sasashie - 23rd July 2009
thanks muchley xx

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Anonymous - 23rd July 2009
Oooh it's really coming along! @3@ Dress is so pretty~~

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Sasashie - 24th July 2009
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

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

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Sasashie - 10th August 2009
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

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Zaiburst - 5th November 2009
Looking great so far. Looking forward to seeing this in person. FFIV and amano FTW.

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Sasashie - 5th November 2009
thanks so much xx

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FairyPorchQueen - 5th November 2009
Looking so gorgeous!

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Sasashie - 5th November 2009
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 !!

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FairyPorchQueen - 24th November 2009
beautiful

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

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Sasashie - 25th November 2009
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 ^_^

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goodbyeworld - 25th November 2009
This looks so pretty! The detail is amazinggg
I can't wait to see it done~
=D

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Sasashie - 25th November 2009
awwww thankies so much xx

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Sakura_Blue - 14th December 2009
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

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Sasashie - 14th December 2009
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

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FusionRose - 2nd May 2010
you look beautiful hun =D This is amazing
Can't wait to see the full thing at expo =D

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Sasashie - 2nd May 2010
thanks hun almost there xx

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FairyPorchQueen - 10th May 2010
great to see some progress on this again ^___^ you look so lovely!

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Sasashie - 17th May 2010
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

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FairyPorchQueen - 31st May 2010
You looked beautiful hun, seriously...fantastic work!

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phalor - 31st May 2010
This was absolutely amazing, I was really impressed by it!

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Anonymous - 31st May 2010
This was stunning! <3
So much detail D8 arghhhh ><
(Im the tiny Hope from the FF photoshoot you orginized btw! >D)

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Leonie Heartilly - 31st May 2010
This was soo pretty! Your feathers left a trail all over Expo XD

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DuskatNight - 31st May 2010
This was absolutely stunning when I saw it! You did a very good job!

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

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NightmareWings - 31st May 2010
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.

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FusionRose - 2nd June 2010
this was beautiful hun, you made such an amazing rosa ^_^

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Kerhys - 2nd June 2010
This was absolutely beautiful, I love Amano variations. Well done.

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Sasashie - 3rd June 2010
thanks so much ^_^ i loved this costume so much and am glad thant it was well receved xx

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GoldieNeko - 5th June 2010
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!

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Sasashie - 22nd June 2010
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

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Kouji - 22nd June 2010
omg... all the details... just wow =O

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Sasashie - 22nd June 2010
thanks so much xx

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DefineImagineMJ - 5th July 2010
I remember seeing you in this when I was Hrist in May. Loved it! So much detail.

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Sasashie - 5th July 2010
thankies so much
it was worth every minute of stabbing myself hand sewing it all together for the responce it got xx

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Leonie Heartilly - 12th July 2010
I love the new photo!

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Sasashie - 12th July 2010
thanks hun its was all goldienekochan's good work xx

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

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Sasashie - 22nd August 2010
Hay dont worry about it thanks so much for being in the group =]

thanks for the nice comment xx

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Raye-chan - 25th August 2010
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!

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Sasashie - 25th August 2010
Thanks so much ^__^ it was a task and a half as it was all hand sewn but was so worth it xx

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DuskatNight - 2nd October 2010
You make a really beautiful Rosa! The costume is fantastic! :3
You did a wonderful job!

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Sasashie - 2nd October 2010
thankyou hun xxx

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Sasashie - 2nd October 2010
big love to Acoustica for the amazing photos xxx

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FairyPorchQueen - 4th October 2010
beautiful new photos hun :) xxx

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Sasashie - 4th October 2010
thanks hunni i love how they turned out xx

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TheEmoEmu - 11th October 2010
Looks beautiful! ^_^

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Sasashie - 11th October 2010
thanks so much x

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Anonymous - 31st July 2011
Wow. This is a really intricate costume and you look fantastic in it. Lovely job.