Final Fantasy IX

Cosplayer: Sasashie

Variant: Queen Coronation Gown

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

10th October 2011: new embroidery and beads i have decided to add a bit more detail and beads to the costume

10th October 2011: new wig as i borrowed my friends black wig for Ayacon and it was a brilliant wig but it was a bit to short

i have decided to get this wig from wonderland wigs as its long and has the right fringe plus its next day delivery ^^ and all i have to do is remove the curls and trim it to the right style and i will be one happy Garnet

6th October 2011: breakage of the crown we had to do an emergency repair on my crown today my sister picked it up wrong and a pointy bit cracked i managed to repair it with hot glue i hope it makes it to expo as its my pride and joy

7th August 2011: crown made from air clay and a plastic headband for shape and strength painted black then silver and dark silver shading

green beads to finish

6th August 2011: Gold pattern with fabric paint today i marked out the pattern and painted the gold fabric paint over the design needs another 2 coats but its coming along nicely

3rd August 2011: Gloves i made the gloves with leftover off white satin and covered it with the white polyester just like i did with the dress sections

then i edged the edges with white satin bias tape and embroidered the leaf pattern

3rd August 2011: Hooped skirt part two once i measured the length i needed the skirt to hang i measured out the white tulle and pinned it around the glow stick hoops and hand sewed the tulle around it and moved onto the next section and sewed that onto the 1st set

3rd August 2011: Hooped skirt part one i made a hooped skirt for going under the dress to make it easyer to walk in, i couldnt find one in my local town so i had not choise as im running out of time

i started off with making the hoops out of glow sticks and then wrapped them with black tape and then the last hoop i covered with white tape

3rd August 2011: Hair tie finished gold hair peice

11th July 2011: beads arrived and the work begins 6 hours into the beading

11th July 2011: tracing the details once i cut out the templates i drew them onto the skirt with pencil

10th July 2011: pendant i bought this pendant 3 years ago in a local British heart foundation as it was a perfect stone for Garnet but never used it till now

10th July 2011: leaf design template i used a peice of pink craft foam to cut out the templates for the vines and leafs

10th July 2011: outer skirt progress the outer skirt was made buy cutting both fabric polyester outer layer and cotton under lining layer using a circle skirt pattern on the d shape and sewed then together on the hem.

once sewn i began to sketch the leaf design

8th July 2011: detail begins today after i have handsewed the 3 bodice peices together i sketched out the basic shape of the leaf design on Garnets dress

i did this in peicil now i have begun to sew this design with grean thread and will start adding the leafs b4 i add the beads ontop of the design so i have the same design on both sides of the bodice

8th July 2011: dress front here are the front peices for the boddice once sewn back together i will draw out the design for the leafs to be sewn on with the beads

8th July 2011: base dress stripped today i finished taking the dress back to the base pattern peice's the photo shown is the under dress that i have added tulle to help make the skirt fuller i may add more tulle if needed along with the hopped skirt later

this whole process took 2 days to fully take each bit of detail off the dress along with taking each seam out by hand

6th July 2011: Extra fabric as the base dress has only one train i had to buy extra fabric for her outter dress layer and her gloves

6th July 2011: beads these are the beads i will use for the leaf pattern on the dress and the headress

2nd July 2011: Base dress detail this is the detail on the front and back of the dress and the outter fabric that will be removed from the dress and salvaged for my Amano Rosa

2nd July 2011: Base dress this is my base dress that i will be taking to bits and using the base white fabric for the dress

1st June 2011: refrence artwork reference artwork

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FusionRose - 19th December 2010
Can't wait to see this =D You'll look so beautiful ^_^ x.

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Sasashie - 22nd December 2010
ty hunni, i hope i do her justice xx

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LittleRecordGirl - 10th March 2011
Can't wait to see this complete! :D
A lot of us were thinking a FFIX group for the next Auchinawa.
Do this for it! :D x

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Sasashie - 10th March 2011
i will either do this or my Ruby for next Auchinawa ^^ just for you NakedSalad ^^

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J-Po - 5th July 2011
gonna be great bring her on friday im gonna be battle garnet and we got a zidaneeeee

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Sasashie - 5th July 2011
ok hun i hope this comes out ok ^^

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J-Po - 5th July 2011
it will your the pro of detail :D

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Archer - 6th July 2011
Can't wait to see this :)

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sjbonnar - 6th July 2011
This is looking amazing!

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BabemRoze - 6th July 2011
That dress is perfect for Garnet! I can't wait to see this :D! Will deffo be getting piccies

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FusionRose - 6th July 2011
You're going to be a beautiful garnet sweetie, it's really sad you are going to cut up your wedding dress though >.< x.

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FuriePhoenix - 6th July 2011
wow you're going to look SOOOOOO beautiful in this!!

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Zelda - 6th July 2011
Yaaaay more garnet loooove <3 im looking forward to the progress on this :)

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BabemRoze - 8th July 2011
Detail is brilliant :D

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CrystalNeko - 10th July 2011
My gosh you're getting through that embroidery quickly, I am in awe of your embroidering speed and skills!! It's looking very pretty so far, can't wait to see it all finished :)

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DefineImagineMJ - 10th July 2011
Looking good Sasashie! What day are you doing this for? I HOPE to get Beatrix finished for Ayacon.

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Einmyria - 10th July 2011
The details look amazing so far!! I look forward to seeing it completed ^^

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Sasashie - 11th July 2011
thanks for all the wonderful comments ^^

@SlimDefinition - This will be worn on the Friday

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- - 15th July 2011
So much detail! and so brilliant.

Wish i could see this in person! :£

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Hannah-Kiwii - 15th July 2011
It looks SO pretty though and you've done such a good job!

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Anonymous - 31st July 2011
Oh man, that beading must've taken ages. Might have to pop along to the FF gathering to catch a glimpse of this as the progress pics look super. :)

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Irynmudda - 8th August 2011
This is beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished :)

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Freyarule - 16th August 2011
Can't wait to see this in real life hun :D

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Megitymeg - 17th August 2011
Loving the progress pics and cant wait to see it for real on friday! I'm gonna be ff9 ruby so i'll be hunting you down for pictures xD

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Manticore Arts - 23rd August 2011
This was pure brilliance! Your Majesty ! You truly owned Ayacon like you Owne Alexandria!

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FuriePhoenix - 24th August 2011
wow this utterly gorgeous!!!!

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Lady Bahamut - 24th August 2011
Beautiful cosplay! :D You can really see how much work you've put into it :)

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DuskatNight - 25th August 2011
You look amazing! You've put a lot of work into it and it's certainly paid off. :3

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J-Po - 25th August 2011
truly impressive you looked amazing :D steals pendant :P

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ElegantAura - 30th August 2011
Such a stunning Dress, soo pleased i got to see this in person! your embroidery and bead work is just fantastic <3

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Sasashie - 30th August 2011
thank you so much everyone im very proud of the dress xx

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FusionRose - 30th August 2011
This was absolutely breath taking hun, you did such an amazing job on her and you suited garnet so well! X.

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Anonymous - 31st August 2011
You look absolutely gorgeous! You've done a fabulous job, HUGE well done <3

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Kacela - 13th September 2011
You look so beautiful, the dress and tiara are gorgeous. Great job =]

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DefineImagineMJ - 24th September 2011
Are you still doing this at October expo? I'm Beatrix on the Friday and Saturday. I loved you in this at Ayacon.

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Sasashie - 24th September 2011
@SlimDefintiton - i may bring her out on the Friday as well as the Sunday so we can get photos together ^^

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Donna - 14th October 2011
You make a very pretty Garnet, great job!

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Anonymous - 15th October 2011
Love the new shots, you look absolutely stunning!

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Angelphie - 31st October 2011
I love the beading and embroidery work on this, it's a beautiful dress.

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Pandora-Chi - 2nd November 2011
Everything about the dress was just beautiful!! and you looked so gorgeous!!! Also, thank you so much for your kind words on Will of the abyss and the congratulations - it really did mean a lot lovely xx

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Sasashie - 5th November 2011
thank you so much for all the nice comments xxx

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Hannah-Kiwii - 12th November 2011
Gorgeous dress, and it suits you so well!

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J-Po - 12th November 2011
epic love XD

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CharlieDoryRose - 12th November 2011
It was great meeting you! You look beautiful in this x

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Anonymous - 13th November 2011
You look amazing!