snowkirby: Let's see, I-con's in March. I have to worry about Otakon and then moving first, but I'll let you know if I can go. It'd be cool to meet up!
KaineMaxwell: Great! See you at Otakon! If you have any trouble coming up with a ride, check out the thread about rides and rooms, there's probably someone close to you who you could carpool with.
Tenucha: Welcome back to the thread! Yeah, sometimes you'll luck into the right jewelry, but alot of times you'll have to make it yourself. For Celes I took a few liberties with the jewelry because I found something I thought looked nice and Amano-ish, even though it wasn't that way in the picture.
REAL old school? Well, you can never have enough Lockes I always say!
But what about Edge or one of the guys from FFII? Like Gordon: http://www.ffcompendium.com/chara/2-gordon-a.jpg
or Leon: http://www.ffcompendium.com/chara/2-lionheart-a.jpg
If you're having trouble finding all the beady bits and jewelry though, snowkirby's right, you could always do a sprite or CG version.