Rydia (Final Fantasy 4)

Well I just realized I have done a horrible job keeping up my cosplay blog and have many completed costumes to share so today I am making it a goal to start getting  this page updated. I left off with progress of Rydia (Final Fantasy iv) which I wore last year to A-kon 26.

As I probably stated in my previous post, the fabric for the corset, arm pieces, and belt pieces were all constructed from an old prom dress that I found at the $2 goodwill. As always, working on a budget while still making things look good is my goal, along with putting my own personal touch on each character. Corset is made with steel boning, and lined with heavy twill. Each star is hand made by cutting out fabric stars  and gluing thousands of tiny tiny gold balls/beads) and then lining with gold trim. All the beads on this costume are hand painted gold.

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Pics 1-5 photography by Patrick DT and last set by Lauren Koehler.

 

Forest Fairy

Wow, I have been doing a really horrible job of keeping up with this blog. I have been posting everything on my Majestic Thorns art blog so started neglecting this one. Feel free to follow me here  where things are more likely to be more updated. I post my costumes, as well as my art dolls, drawings, and modeling pics.

I have a lot of things to update so I will just start where I last left off….my forest fairy costume which was worn to Texas Renaissance festival 1001 Dreams weekend. As with all my costumes, I worked on a budget using old clothing that I cut up  as well as old scraps of fabric. Luckily I have built up quite the collection of random fabrics so I have lots of things to work with. I wanted a messy random look for this costume so all the scraps worked out perfectly.

As for the wings, this was my first pair of fairy wings so it took me a few times making them before I was satisfied. I used the old fashion method of using panty hose over wire and acrylic paints. Although they stressed me out at first and I pouted quite a lot in the beginning, I am quite pleased with how they turned out.

It was quite fun running and bouncing around like a little fairy. In fact, I am so ready for next year so I can make a new pair of wings….although I guess really I have no reason to wait. Who knows maybe I will make a new pair soon. I am thinking purple!!

Forest Fairy costume Wip

This coming weekend is Texas Renaissance Festival 1001 dreams so I have been working on a fairy costume, something I have been wanting to do for a while.  I didn’t have much money to spend on this costume so the entire thing is made of scrap fabric, green tulle and old clothing  that I cut up. The shoes are also some old shoes that I just painted and added flowers and tulle.  I think the only thing I spent money on was the wig, which is from Arda wigs. Also this is my first time making fairy wings and although I was a bit frustrated and had to rip them up several times, I am feeling a little more confident about the way they turned out.

Everything is original design for this costume.

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