Rinoa Heartilly

Final Fantasy VIII

Last Updated: 06-27-2004

There's a story here. FFVIII was actually my third FF; I played FFX first, and then VII. Yuna is still my favorite, but I didn't find much cosplay inspiration in VII. VIII on the other hand had very believable characters, a beautiful, fun environment, and interesting outfits. I've done Yuna so many times that I don't seem to get the rush anymore. The endless flurry of compliments is nice, but once you get good at something, it just is no longer a challenge. Before finishing FFVIII, I intended on cosplaying Selphie...but by the end, I had fallen in love with everyone's favorite, overdone-costumed angel. Her character was so inspiring; I love feathers and wings, and the starcrossed love story was right up there with Tidus and Yuna's. Fighting the final battle, Rinnie was my greatest asset, unlike most typical FF heroines. Truly something admirable, ne? While this costume is ridiculously overdone, just like Yuna, I tried my best to make this outfit something incredible, complete with a custom streaked and layered wig, and on obscure Rising Sun weapon. :-)


Honorable Mention (2nd Place) Best in Show Presentation at AnimeCentral 2004

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Character Rinoa Heartilly
Series Final Fantasy VIII
Costume Views 1546
Favorites 5
Comments 2
Upload Date 06-27-2004
Debuted AnimeCentral 2004

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