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front and back - Final Fantasy IV - Rydia
This was taken by Mike from Deathcom. The back capes are about 12 ft long each - there are five. Then I have a few more in front. And I have to iron them each time I wear this costume. Ironing alone (quickly) takes at least an hour. ;_; There's just no good way to pack it without it needing some tlc before wearing. >_< If I was smart at the beginning, I would have chosen some fabrics that didn't need ironing. But who's really thinking about that when making a costume? (I will... next time! Argh!)

Comments: 53

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Hateshinai posted on 11-07-2009 at 09:37 PM:

A M A Z I N G. thats all im going to say.

Usagitxo posted on 05-14-2009 at 03:31 PM:


Narno posted on 07-09-2007 at 01:45 AM:

This is the most literal interpretation of Rydia from Amano's art that I have ever seen. Very lovely, and all the hard work really shows through. Keep up the good work.

Kisa Valfreya posted on 05-29-2007 at 03:34 AM:

breath-taking costume!

Hanami posted on 04-08-2007 at 08:12 AM:

thats an amazing costume *_*

Celeste_Orchid posted on 01-29-2007 at 10:27 PM:

omg, wow... thats ultimate craftsmenship

Pinoko posted on 06-24-2006 at 03:31 AM:

i can only say 'perfect' amazing cosplay!

Aleera posted on 05-23-2006 at 12:49 PM:

Very amazing work there.

insanityrealmv2 posted on 05-18-2006 at 11:53 PM:

I saw you at ACen and was amazed. I still am. I'll be showing pictures of you in this costume to many, many people. I'm so thankful there are cosplayers as intense as you out there. =)

Tennyochan posted on 03-02-2006 at 10:11 AM:

Amazing. *___* Your wig is so beautiful and perfect and all the costume too.

Jaquii posted on 01-26-2006 at 08:21 PM:

moulin rouge aint got nuttin on chu

Chibi posted on 11-22-2005 at 08:11 AM:

wel, that is the best rydia I ever saw. I guess Amano-sensei would be more than happy to see one of his characters alive

ayn*chan posted on 11-13-2005 at 12:46 AM:


neoangelwink posted on 10-30-2005 at 01:11 PM:

wow ^_^ that mazing very goood!

Jia Crens posted on 10-17-2005 at 07:55 AM:

claudia: I'm starting a folder just for detail/progress shots of this costume, because there's just so much!
ms. naru: No one's stepped on them except myself. ;_; I'm actually amazed at that statistic, though I think I just jinxed it.
yui: Shut the hell up and work on a costume already!!!! You rawk. But in all seriousness - thank you. Let's continue to inspire eachother in our shininess. ^o^
Aimee: That's a really good idea! Holy crap! *_* I think I'll adapt that in some way.
Jaina Solo: Thank you. ^_^
Sterling: I haven't seen Alegria, but I've owned the soundtrack for about 8 years~~ I've only seen Dralion, but it was absolutely stunning. Cirque de Soliel makes me cry, it's so beautiful. Thank you for you lovely words.

Sterling posted on 09-27-2005 at 11:57 AM:

Have you seen ALEGRIA (Cirque du Soleil) ? Your costume has that same insane but very functional and beautiful base.
I love the Dream like feeling Alegria imparts. You really have this quality. The look of you in that costume is so nice you transcend above the Cirque style.

Jaina Solo posted on 09-25-2005 at 08:44 PM:

I wish there was something that I could say that wasn't already said 29348192348 times before, but this is just totally incredible. It really epitomizes what I believe is "Amano"; in a year that has been one Amano costume after another, you've really pulled away from the crowd and reinvented what an Amano costume is. Just FABULOUS.

And that wig!!! :O I love it.

kyandi-chan posted on 09-25-2005 at 08:25 AM:

That is simply AMAZING. Words can't say how much I love this costume!

aimee posted on 09-25-2005 at 12:55 AM:

I don't suppose you could roll the tails around a soft roll (like a rolled up tshirt?) that might keep at least some of the wrinkles out.

vickylicious posted on 09-24-2005 at 11:07 PM:

wow... you, your costume, your wig, your makeup, your props... everything in this picture is just amazing and beautiful!!

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Jia Jem

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Costume Rydia (ver. 2)
Gallery final fantasy
Event Otakon 2005 (2005)
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Character Rydia
Series Final Fantasy IV
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Comments 53
Upload Date 09-23-2005

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