Belleza
Skies of Arcadia

Cosplayer: DefineImagineMJ

Variant: 4th Admiral of the Valuan Armada (Concept Art wig)

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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25th September 2010: We are getting there The waist cincher has loops added by Raye's mum in four places around it to hold the belts in place.

23rd September 2010: Almost finished Just the detailing on the sleeves above the cuffs and the gold circles on the leg guards to do (and picking up the cincher from Raye's mum). Then she's pretty much finished.

27th July 2010: General Progress Update Raye has informed me that her wonderful mum has almost finished making the jacket and is also working on the corset-style waistband.

Additionally, I started the tassels today and they're already half done.

28th January 2010: Halfway there already! Well it seems I already have some of the necessary materials for this costume.
The peach coloured polo neck jumper is for when it's cold, and if it's warm I have a sleeveless polo neck sweater (though it's polyester).
I already had the black leggings and boots, and I've just bought the bolero jacket and that peach jumper off eBay.


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Sephirayne - 18th January 2010
OMG! Skies of Arcadia. I loved that game. Can't wait to see this.

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agi - 18th January 2010
Excellent choice, I loved her character :)

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DefineImagineMJ - 20th January 2010
I hope to make this SOON, but primarily as a casual costume for meets and smaller events considering she has no weapons (as mentioned in the description I wrote).
I have a few things in my general attire that can be used for this, and just need to modify a few pieces of clothing to suit.

Thank for for your comments.

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FusionRose - 27th January 2010
Great choice =D
Can't wait to see this, good luck

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leumas - 20th April 2010
excellent I'de love to see this

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Alyx - 14th June 2010
Eeeeeeeeeeee!! Excellent!! FAVOURATE GAME EVER!!! I've just written all about how much this game means to me!! I'm working on Aika myself, made her boomerang today... well the base of it anyway! I really cant wait to see this!!! <3

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DefineImagineMJ - 15th June 2010
Nice one Alyx! NightmareWings is working on her Aika too. We're hoping to get Fina and Vyse for October too.
Raye's mum should be helping me with making the jacket and the weird leg guard pieces.

I hope to have Belleza ready for October. Fingers crossed!

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Alyx - 15th June 2010
Awesome, Well if you dont get it done in time, im planning to to Aika for next may, so i can make it perfect! So it would be awesome to have you as Belleza too!! <3

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DefineImagineMJ - 15th June 2010
I'm planning Claymore next May (planning!), but I might bring her along for photos if I can. :-)
You know, for meets before expo and during (after the main hall closes etc).
I should get her done. There's not a GREAT deal to do as she doesn't carry a weapon besides her ship! Heh.

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Raye-chan - 17th June 2010
Were going to have an awesome group i am cosplaying as Fina yay! Playing skies of arcadia as i type this on my mobile heh and yep my mum will help us both with our costumes :)

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sjbonnar - 27th June 2010
*might have to do Galcian or Drachma sometime...* ^_^' You're going to look amazing!

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DefineImagineMJ - 27th June 2010
Hehe, put them up as planned! When you do either of them I'll bring her out again. What am I saying? She's not even finished yet! XD!

And Thanks. Stay tuned for progress!

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AngelofSymphonia - 9th July 2010
If I see you at expo you are getting a hug! ^.^ I love Skies of Arcadia~

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DefineImagineMJ - 9th July 2010
I don't know how good it'll be though. Nevertheless, please don't jump glomp me! Give me a warning first. ^_^'

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Raye-chan - 27th July 2010
Yay! Excellent progress ;)

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No thanks - 15th August 2010
Oh lawd <3 I'd wear that jacket every day xD <3

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DefineImagineMJ - 16th August 2010
It is good isn't it? Hurray for Raye's mum's dressmaking skills!

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Exelia - 8th September 2010
Looks so awesome! It's great to see more Skies of Arcadia love <3 Belleza's outfit is a beautiful design, can't wait to see this finished! Good luck~!!

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DefineImagineMJ - 8th September 2010
Thank you Taruto. Most of the credit is going to Raye's mum though.
The tassels are done by me, and I'm going to try and get a little sewing experience by adding the gold details on the arms and cuffs.

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Alyx - 12th September 2010
Looking Ace!!!

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DefineImagineMJ - 12th September 2010
Thanks. Raye's mum is the business.

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Anonymous - 13th September 2010
Your costume looks awesome so far! ^_^ I can't wait to see it finished!

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DefineImagineMJ - 17th September 2010
Thank's Guru. ;-)
I'm looking forward to seeing your Ramirez.

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Zelda - 17th September 2010
this is looking so beautiful ^^

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visiting_wizard - 18th September 2010
This is looking good! :D

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DefineImagineMJ - 19th September 2010
^_^ Thanks. I'm just rather gutted I wasn't able to make all of it myself. Raye's mum has done an awesome job though, and she'll be getting a present for it.

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FusionRose - 22nd September 2010
This looks incredible so far hun =D x.

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DefineImagineMJ - 22nd September 2010
Glad you like it Fusion. ;-)
Raye's mum has done an incredible job.

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FuriePhoenix - 22nd September 2010
wow looking epic so far!

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DefineImagineMJ - 23rd September 2010
Thank you Cez. Raye's mum has finished the cincher now. So when I can get there next I'll be picking it up, and then all that's left to do is add the detail on the arms above the cuffs and the gold circles on the leg guards. Then she's finished.

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nanahara - 25th September 2010
this is looking really, really good ^^

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DefineImagineMJ - 25th September 2010
Thank you Nanahara. I just wish I'd been able to make all of it myself.
I am, however, very grateful to Raye's mum for helping me out with this.

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NightmareWings - 3rd October 2010
This is amazing! I cant wait to walk around with you in this outfit!

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DefineImagineMJ - 3rd October 2010
Heh. I'm looking forward to it too.

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Dark_Angel_15 - 5th October 2010
Thats a really good Cosplay did u make it?? I heard of this Game, never played it though

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DefineImagineMJ - 5th October 2010
No. Most of this was made by Raye's mum. I did the tassels, drew out the shapes for the cuffs and stuck them on as well as the circles on the leg guards. Raye cut the shapes out.

I wish I could have made it all, but I have no sewing skills yet and NightmareWings wanted to do SoA for this October, so I had to get the main parts of it: bolero jacket, waist cincher and leg guards made.

If you can get a hold of SoA, you'd probably love it. It's such an awesome game.

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yami-no-neko - 5th October 2010
Awesome is all i can say. I still don't understand why more dont cosplay from Skies. You have done a fantastic job. Make me want to finish my Vyse costume thats been in my wadrobe for two years.

well done XD

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DefineImagineMJ - 5th October 2010
Thanks very much. ;-)
Perhaps photos would be in order when you get him finished?

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RebaSephiroth2 - 11th October 2010
It's looking good Melissa and I'll see you at the expo. ^________^

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DefineImagineMJ - 11th October 2010
Thanks Reba. Be sure to come and say hi if you see me. ;-)

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RebaSephiroth2 - 11th October 2010
I will indeed. ^_^

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FusionRose - 27th October 2010
Well done Mel, you look amazing =D Really looking forward to seeing this at expo. x.

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visiting_wizard - 31st October 2010
Looks even more amazing in person! XD

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RebaSephiroth2 - 2nd November 2010
It was great to seeing again at the expo and your Belleza was amazing. ^_^

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DefineImagineMJ - 2nd November 2010
Thanks Wizard & Reba. ^_^

And sorry we didn't see each other Fusion. :-(

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nanahara - 2nd November 2010
you looked awsome ^^

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DefineImagineMJ - 2nd November 2010
Thanks. ^_^

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Exelia - 3rd November 2010
Wow, this looks SO good!! ;_; Gutted I couldn't see it in person at Expo! Are you planning on rewearing it at any other cons? <3

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DefineImagineMJ - 3rd November 2010
Thanks Taruto.

I will re-wear it certainly. I loved wearing it. I don't know when and where though as I don't have a job and can't afford other cons as they're so expensive (including travel and hotels).

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FairyPorchQueen - 3rd November 2010
YOU LOOKED FANTASTIC!!

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DefineImagineMJ - 3rd November 2010
^_^ So did you!!

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Solarista - 5th November 2010
Another beautiful costume. Her look suits you also.

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Shigeako - 2nd February 2011
very very cool! i am going to re-do my Aika cos this yeahr and have an awesome vyse too. will you wear it ever again?

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DefineImagineMJ - 2nd February 2011
Thanks. ^_^

And yeah, I always intend to rewear costumes I have. I can't wear this costume in the summer though. It was toasty even in the winter, so I'd bake in the summer time.

I couldn't say when I could do it again though. The latest I can do it is March before the warmer weather sets in. I have other cosplay plans this year as well though.