30th July 2011: 2:28am and counting! So here I am at half two in the morning with the wonderful silveradestinova and fusionrose by my side helping me get this finished for tomorrow...today. We've cut everything out - Duster wings, duster, armwarmers & skirt. The top & shorts i'm reusing. I've got clip on brown extensions which work really well. We're cracking on into the night but these two are deffo putting in loads more hard work @.@ coz I somehow break the sewing machine...and numta3 playing ff8 on the psp xD
24th July 2011: Duster Progress I was failing trying to make it from my own idea. So I got my v.1 duster and put it over the material and cut around it. Now I need to neaten the edges, thicken it up a bit, edit the shape a little bit and then add the fastener/tie and white wings. @.@ I can't believe I left it so late to start this...
3rd July 2011: Update 2 The knitted material arrived. Its alot darker than it looks =/ but I'm gonna give it a go anyway. I bought some buttons online but then found the perfect buttons in a market XD I'm currently making the skirt and so far so good!..I hope xD After that I'll do the armwarmers and then duster. I'm leaving the shorts til last because if I run out of time I can use my old ones. I'll be using my Rinoa top I already have but will try and make/edit my own shorts. I've got to get some different boots because the shoes I have give my nerves horrible pains and something or other @.@ but at least I'm finally starting! :D
30th May 2011: Update Okay. So the hair extensions arrived and they were red >_> not a browny red. Red red. So I'm going to buy extensions from an actual shop so I can see the colour as it actually is. At MCM Expo I was able to collect my new necklace from Liz-Chan and it's such good quality and is so lovely and pretty :D I'm very pleased! The velvet has arrived too and I'm still waiting for the ribbed material. Our photoshoot has been changed to August now so we can look for a Squall to join in so I'm now working toward Manchester expo in July. This also gives me a month to try and shed some lbs! I want this version 2 to be perfect and not just the outfit but myself as well. I'm even looking into lazor eye surgery which my nan has offered to contribute too as well! I'm sick of contacts so hopefully by July everything will be perfect!
23rd April 2011: Hair Extensions I know they seem pretty dark, but ages ago Fusionrose bought a colour from this place that we thought was 100% perfect. But when they arrived they were VERY light. So I'm hoping when these arrive they're lighter and a good colour. If not there are lots of wig/extension shops near where I live so I'll see if I can buy some in there
22nd April 2011: Knitted Fabric I noticed it would take 4-6 weeks to get here! omg. So by my Calcs that's like end of May. And since our photoshoot is 11th June I was like O_O!!! So I regretfully spent £33.72 on this fabric -.- but it's so pretty =D I got three metres as advised. So I hope that's more than enough as I might need some for my secret cosplay >.>... but yeah it better arrived!! *shakes fist*
LadyShizuka - 23rd April 2011
where did You get the material for duster?;D It's amazing!
BabemRoze - 23rd April 2011
I'll PM you a link :D it's quite expensive though >.< x but thanks :D
Pandora-Chi - 23rd April 2011
You really do suit Rinoa so so well - I can't to see this new version x
Anonymous - 26th April 2011
Yay for another Rinoa! Your fabrics look great. Will see you there! :)
FuriePhoenix - 14th May 2011
you're gonna look great in this version 2! Coz you ALWAYS look great as Rinoa!
BabemRoze - 14th May 2011
Thank yoooou!! =D She's my favouriteeeee!!!
j_mercuryuk - 2nd July 2011
Velvet for the skirt? That's different, but I can see why. Look forward to the finished product :D
Anonymous - 13th July 2011
You've made so much more progress than me! My fabric's a deep shade of blue too, but I have seen pictures of Rinoa wearing a darker duster, so all's well! I'm really looking forward to the Expo now, there's gonna be so many FFVIII cosplayers there! :D
BabemRoze - 13th July 2011
Awww haha I'm really slow xD Gonna make the skirt and armwarmers this week >.< hopefully will get the duster completed soon as well D: I'm just scared i'm going to mess up! Can't wait to see your Rinoa! <3
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