View Full Version : Quick Question: White Mage Original Concept

01-09-2007, 12:49 AM
Ok, I want to try to make some kind of an original White Mage concept, old-school style. I don't want to stray too far from the original design, but I do want my costume to have its own flair.

I was thinking of making a simple dress (something like this, (http://www.1sewingpatterns.com/images/bk3020b.jpg) probably view E) and put a poncho kinda like this (http://www.1sewingpatterns.com/images0/bk4621b.jpg) with a hood over it. I'd adorn the edges with the traditional red triangles, and probably find a pair of high heeled boots in white. (http://www.payless.com/Images/beauty/052018_beauty.gif)

So it sounds like I've got this pretty mapped out, right? So then, what's my question? I guess it boils down to I want to hear your opinions. I'm a total newb to original designs, and I have no idea what FF fans are going to think of this. Is it acceptable? Total sacrelige to the games? Tell me what you think, please!

01-09-2007, 08:36 AM
You might get criticism from other cosplayers if you go modifying a staple costume. What about Garnet from FF IX's white mage cloak? It's very modern looking. I'm just saying one of my friends cosplayed Dion Rogers (the X-2 style) Rinoa before it got popular and there was backlash, so be aware.

01-09-2007, 02:09 PM
Yeah, I'm aware therw's going to be some backlash. I've seen other modified White Mage's at the con I go to though, (NDK) and they don't seem to get treated too badly. And I thought about Garnet's white mage cloak at the beginning, and yeah it is modern, and I really like it, i just like the idea of coming up with my own a little better.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback!

01-09-2007, 05:08 PM
I think that is a very well thought design. I personally like it ^_^ Are you planning on doing the red triangles on the poncho or adding them to the bottom of the dress? Any way you do this, I think its going to look really cool. Good luck!

01-09-2007, 05:15 PM
go for it ^^ i modified the FF1 redmage costume to make it more girlish.. and i had a lot of fun doing so! so.. have fun with it!! hehe =^.^=

01-09-2007, 05:22 PM
Zashi, I'm putting the triangles on both the edge of the poncho AND the bottom of the dress, and I'm debating doing it around the edge of the hood as well.

I appreciate your compliments!

Edit: Syrinx, I just checked out your Red Mage costume, and it looks awesome! Kudos! Lol.

01-09-2007, 05:40 PM
*blush* thank you! it was my very first costume, glad you like it! =^.^=