This costume is my baby! It was completely handsewn, with over 400 rhinestones and hundreds (I refuse to count how many) seed beads sewn onto the costume, mainly on the back of the skirt. Also I used many glass beads for the wig and strands around the waist, and the whip. This is my best work to date, in my opinion, and I doubt I'll retire it! FFIV is also my first RPG from way back when, and even at a young age I adored Rydia, so this was an homage to the past for sure!
1st Place - Advanced Division at Anime Festival Orlando '05 Costume Contest