So I've started putting together my Rydia costume. First step was making a mock-up of the bathing suit with scrap fabric. The pattern I drafted works beautifully! Now I just need to work up the nerve to cut it out of the good nylon/lycra I bought. ^^;
Next, I started working on the gold belt. I finished the main belt and the gold strap that hangs off her hip as well as the beaded parts. I also finished the green center sheer piece.
I still have ways to go before I'll start posting progress pictures.
EDIT: Alright, got a progress shot!