This is actually my first cosplay to be worked on by scratch^^:;;;;;
Shirt: I took the base of my red tube top and used it as a draft. Later, we noticed it keeps opening in the middle ALOT (not in a good way). So...my father proposed we used metal grommets on the sides of the middle part to keep it there. (Thanks dad!) Also... I am wearing a stick-on bra to prevent any wardrobe malfunctions. lol
Skirt: was actually fairly easy on the dying (considering its my first time to gradient dyeing). Also, I like the fact that I found a cotton fabic that has a crinkle effect naturally like in the artwork and CGI picture^^
Hair: ppffttt...just a wig with my long hair sticking out under and putting extra length on it ^^;;;; I used wire ribbon to cover and the wire helps to hold it in place..^^ Then added the white with pink gradient cloth later. ^^
Symbol: hard as the shirt itself >>; first we tried using the black acrylic glue thing ONLY but turned out it came out floppy and too soft. The final design was using illustration board with wire and top it off with the black acrylic glue on top to give out the shiny look.
The Belt: is modified from a old purse and touched up with acrylic paint too ( due to minor cracks). The medallions of the belt (the circle things) are actually made from 4 ply illustration board and beads. Spray painted and super glued gave it a old tarnished look like the old west films (and how a adventurer supposed to look lol).
Necklace: gone through SOOOO many changes through the years since its debut...
2010= Inaccurate Bootleg I bought
2011= handmade pendant thats accurate to the official size
2012 and beyond= Official Squarenix pendant.
UPDATE (As of Jan 11, 2011): I got new lace up boots and made a new pendant as well as hiking up the lacing on the skirt with exact stitching.
Participated in AM2's Walk on Masquerade thats all.