Princess Garnet Til Alexandros 17th/ Dagger
Final Fantasy IX

Cosplayer: Zelda

Variant: Orange suit with long hair [Retired]

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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24th April 2010: Completed Staff once the red paint was dry enough for me to touch i did the rest of the areas with green paint and then hair dryed them again, and ta da, but there are loads of mistakes =[ but i will edit those. I know the staff sucks lol, but i have not made a lot of weapons in my time ;)

24th April 2010: Staff progress part 5 After spending an hour drying the paper clay with a hair dryer i finally got down to painting it, i drew the lines on the ball with a blunt pencil and then painted it, then used a hair dryer to dry it for another 30 minutes.

24th April 2010: Staff progress part 4 Basically i wa going to paint then lines of the staff on, but with the lack of time, i grabbed some red tape i had and swung it round the staff for the pattern XD
the tape i used is usually for wires but it worked wonders for the pattern ^^

24th April 2010: Staff progress part 3 fail fail! the staff looks horrible, im so sorry, anyway the triangle bit was not working, i couldn't get it to shape, so i just did what you see. Note to self get better at using paper clay ^^

24th April 2010: Staff Progress Part 2 Ok so i started spray painting the wooden dowel. . . that was simple enough apart from the fact it has been raining the past 2 days and this staff needs to be done for saturday morning >< damn the art festival better be worth it lol. I went to paint the styrofoam ball with paper mache on it, Well that didn't work all the cracks from the paper mache showed through and it looked horrible. So i pulled all of the paper mache off, and spray painted the styrofoam ball again. The paint melted the ball!!! omg i couldn't believe i was so angry ><. Anyway just when i thought all hope was lost, the mail came and so did my paper clay, thank god, i covered the melted ball with paper clay and did my best to make it as flat as possible which failed so now the ball of my staff is going to be lumpy!

1st March 2010: Staff Progress (Part 1) Ok i brought a styrofoam ball for the head of the staff and a wooden dowel for the stick of the staff, the wooden dowel was to long, as garnets staffs are shorter than her, so i cut the wodden dowel and this is what i have so far

1st March 2010: Choker and Gloves These were brought of ebay for really cheap lol, im currently working on the belts that will go on the gloves

1st March 2010: Back of bodysuit The lace was done with eyelets that i hammered together to keep them firm, and because the fabric im wearing is stretchy i then glued them inside the tiny gap to ensure they stayed in place, the lace is just sone orange ribbon that is so pretty =]

1st March 2010: Completed shirt The puffs on the sleeves were done by threading in and out and pulling the thread tightly so the puffs were created in the sleeves.

1st March 2010: Pendant (part 3) Painted with silver metallic paint, i did 3 layers to check all areas were painted nicely and evenly, and the pendant is now finished =]

1st March 2010: Pendant (part 2) I brought some clay to make the crown, unfortunatly the clay was awful and wouldn't stick together or take shape, so i just had to do the crown ontop of the pendant quickly, then took me A LOT OF GLUE, to get that pendant to stay in place, then i brought some curtain pins and put one ontop of the crown while it was drying so i could put the chain through and wear it as a necklace.

1st March 2010: Pendant (Part 1) after studying other garnet cosplays on cosplay.com a friend told me what was the name of the jewel she used for her garnet pendant, so i looked on ebay and found a couple, however no one makes the jewels very big like garnets actually is, so i had to settle for the biggest i could find, i made sure i brought one that shined green in the light as when eiko and garnet connect the pendant does indeed shine green.

1st March 2010: Belts (part 3) After 1 hour on each leg i got both belts done on the legs, i stitched originally with black thread as a guideline, and now have pulled all the threads out and re stitched them with orange thread.

1st March 2010: Belts (part 2) Got the belts, edited them a little bit as the straps were far to long and thick so i gave them a trim, the nightmare was i had to wear the bodysuit while stitching them onto my legs as the fabric had to be stretched, otherwise the belts would be stitched in the wrong places of fabric and then my legs wouldn't get into my bodysuit, i pinned myself about 20 times lol.

1st March 2010: Belts (part 1) once the bodysuit was ready to have details added to it. . . i thought right belts, yes there not perfect but i was happy with them, this is just a picture of the side of the bodysuit before i started on the belts


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FusionRose - 9th November 2009
I will steal your pendant and return it to queen brahne mwahahahahaha!

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Emzone - 4th December 2009
I'll look out for this at Midlands 8D

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Zelda - 4th December 2009
Ahhh your going to be at Midlands to? ^__^ i can't wait lol, the bodysuit is alomst done hehe.

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FusionRose - 17th December 2009
Kara tidy your room *shakes head*

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Anggul - 17th December 2009
Wow, that's one hell of a stone (:

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Zelda - 17th December 2009
I know, isn't it beautiful =] so many people forget to do her pendant, but im my opinion the pendant is one of the main features of her costume =].

I ca't wait till it is finished hehe ^__^

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timpey - 1st January 2010
look forward to seein this ^^

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Zelda - 1st January 2010
Aww thank you =] i look forward to you hopefully joining the FFIX group ^_^, I can't wait to wear this to expo.

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FairyPorchQueen - 1st January 2010
agreed the pendant is too important ^___^ cant wait to see progress on the suit hehe

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Zelda - 1st January 2010
Thank you, and i know in my opinion the pendant is one of the most important features about her, I can't wait for this to be complete, I will def have piccys up of the suit soon.

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LekLek - 2nd January 2010
Ohh my it is bright
I wanna touch it

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Zelda - 2nd January 2010
I know isn't it XD, and you can in may, i will let you be the firstt one to touch it =].

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Anggul - 7th January 2010
Ooh, can you tell me where you got the bodysuit? I need one for mine this year ^_^

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Zelda - 7th January 2010
Im sorry but i did actually make the bodysuit with my friend fusionrose, it was intended for me being an orange smartie, but now we have cut it up for garnet. Sorry i can't help you more.

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FusionRose - 1st February 2010
Progress is looking good hun =]

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Zelda - 1st February 2010
Spank you ^^!

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Anonymous - 20th February 2010
I can't wait to see the rest kara, you know when youv been tangoed

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Zelda - 20th February 2010
Stop insulting the colour, i didn't design the characters of final fantasy 9 so there is nothing i can do about the costume ><. I can't wait to get her finished =]

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RebaSephiroth2 - 28th February 2010
That will be really cool and your going to look great. ^_^

I can't wait. ^_^

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Zelda - 28th February 2010
Hehe thank you so much ^^, obviously everything is done apart from the wig.

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DuskatNight - 10th April 2010
It's not going to be difficult to spot you at the Expo then. That bodysuit is really orange! But the costume looks great anyhow! :3 Well created!

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Zelda - 11th April 2010
Thank you so much sweetie hehe, make sure you keep a look out for me then ~^

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NightmareWings - 16th April 2010
This will look cute baby! Hurry and get the wig!

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Zelda - 16th April 2010
I really do need to get the wig o.0 im wearing it next month lol ><

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Anonymous - 26th April 2010
yay can't wait to see the wig

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Zelda - 26th April 2010
Thanks sweetie, should be here this week hopefully now that international mail is flying back into the uk =]

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Lady Bahamut - 2nd June 2010
I think I saw you around! Loved the costume! <3

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Zelda - 2nd June 2010
Thank you so much ^^

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Anonymous - 3rd June 2010
Ohhh I remember thinking yours was a great Garnet~ Nice!

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Zelda - 3rd June 2010
Thank you ^^

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DefineImagineMJ - 15th June 2010
Princess Garnet truly steps out of CGI and into the real world at expo!

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Zelda - 16th June 2010
Awww thank you so much slim! =D Best comment ever ^^

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DefineImagineMJ - 16th June 2010
It's because I really do like Garnet as a Princess, and you did her so well! ^_^

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Zelda - 18th June 2010
Thank you so much ^^ she is my fav ff girl, makes me happy to hear you say that about my cosplay ^^

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SamanthaKaiba - 1st October 2010
Cant believe I havent commented on this yet...I have looked at it a few times and showed some friends...I love this...its amazing and I do like her with the long hair...it really suits her and you ^_^ sorry for the delayed comment