View Full Version : New costumes! Rinoa and Usada!

05-19-2004, 11:45 PM
Woo... time to post some of my new costumes for critique. ^^ Please be nice!

My first one is Rinoa from FFVIII. I debuted this one at Cleveland Colossal Con, but I didn't get any decent shots of it until Acen. I had so many problems with this costume. I had the perfect ribknit fabric, but it refused to dye the right shade, and ended up blotchy and very stretched on one armhole. I just decided to ditch the whole thing and remake it with this really pretty blue ribbed velour fabric. It's not accurate, but I love how it feels. ^^ So here it is:


The second costume is Rabi~en~Rose from Di Gi Charat Nyo. She's a bit different in this version than others. She has a hot pink dress, maryjanes with a bow on them, and lacy socks instead of light pink or red, high heels with lots of lace and knee-high sock thingies. I didn't have enough money for a full pink wig, so I used brown hair extensions for the pigtails and styled the rest of my hair like hers. Though you can't see it too well in the pictures below Al got some better pictures of it later but he hasn't posted them yet, so all I have sofar is these fansview pics. I'll add more to this thread later. ^^

http://www.fansview.com/2004/animecentral/0514c0269.jpg (me being goofy wearing Puchiko wig and ears with Rabi's dress ^^)
http://www.fansview.com/2004/animecentral/0515f0053.jpg (from the masqurade)

Edit: Better pictures! ^^

05-21-2004, 10:04 AM
I really like both of these, I really don't see anything I would change, I especially Rabi~en~Rose, it's well constructed and it flatters your figure nicely ^__^.

Overall, very cute and well made.

05-21-2004, 01:12 PM
The only thing I see kinda that is a little wierd to me is the coloring on the Rinoa skirt. It almost seems a little too light? I just thought hers was a darker denim color.

But that it! Good job on her wig!

05-21-2004, 02:35 PM
-points- I Reconize that Rabi Petti Coat lol ^^ Looks great bobbi Im so glad I got to see you Rinoa in Person ^^ it was so purtiful! Rabi~En~Rose Looks so pretty perfect awsomeness! ^^ great job

05-21-2004, 09:19 PM
I can always redo my rinoa skirt or dye it with some rit dye to get it a darker color. I just loved that fabric though. How can I resist stonewash denim print coordory? ^^ It was spiffy.

I realized I forgot my little heart for the Rabi costume and I wasn't wearing the ribbon for Rinoa in those pictures but i have them. bleh.

Thanks everyone for the comments!

05-24-2004, 10:18 AM
Those look great, however I think the Rinoa skirt should be more of a solid color than that, seems too splotchy. And maybe you could consider getting a pink wig for Rabien Rose? I think the dice around her ears are bigger and the skirt is a little darker as, but those are just nit picky things.

edit: Oh yeah forgot to mention, kudos on getting the ribbed fabric and perfect hair! ^__^

05-24-2004, 01:05 PM
Very cute, you have some good camera poses ^.^ Rabi en Rose is waaay adorable, both costumes look really well done. Out of curiousity, how many petticoats are underneath the pink skirt?

Xanthe Kelsylva
05-24-2004, 01:27 PM
Very cute! :) I love the way you have every last detail in the Rinoa costume, right down to the ring. And the outfits fit perfectly too, which is impressive. Nice job!

05-24-2004, 02:43 PM
Pixiekitty, Thanks! I may or may not get a wig for Rabi. I think that a pink wig would almost be an overkill of pinkness on the costume. Granted, if I had enough money to buy a wig and extensions to make a nice Rabi wig I would. But I like using my natural hair and extensions for the pigtails... just personal choice. ^^ I might get one later though. Plenty of Japanese cosplayers don't wear wigs and I think it looks great as long as you can get a simular hairstyle down. ^^

I was doing the Nyo version which is a lighter hot pink color instead of red or light pink. Reference Piccy: http://burn.nu/cosplay/characters/usada/images/example2.gif My skirt is pretty close to that color. ^^;;

Rinoa's skirt does have a stonewash effect to it, but I may put my skirt in some denim rit dye for a few minutes to darken the lighter areas just a little. I still need to do some work on that skirt too, so I'm not too worried about it at the moment. ^^

I need to find some giant car dice somewhere. I'm too lazy to make them and everywhere nearby seems to carry the small sizes like the ones I used, which were actually from my ex's Rabi costume. =P

Sparki, thanks! I actually just have one petticoat under the skirt. I borrowed it from Dejik0 Charat... hopefully I can find an all white one just as nice that I can use myself. ^^

Xanthe, thanks! I'm missing a few things on my costume tho... like for those pictures I couldn't find my bow (which was burried in my suitcase, I wore it on Sunday though ^^) I also lost my more accurate necklace which had a chain that's closer to what it's sopposed to look like and two rings. Bleh, thankfully the set I bought off ebay comes with 2 griever rings. =P