Princess Sara
Final Fantasy I

Cosplayer: TheStarlightFairy

Variant: Amano art inspired

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Best Individual Entry - Play Expo 2014

7th October 2014: Crown veil contraption thing With will power, Evo-Stik and a load of beads, I have a crown! After fixing it with more Milliput and painting it gold, I used a combination of glue and thread to attach the horned bauble to the veiled hairband. I then strung beads onto lengths of wire and wrapped them around the bases of the horns. This added an extra support to the bauble AND made it super bling-y. To finish off, I sewed beads onto the hairband.
I'm going to take some superglue with me in case all else fails, but it seems to be holding up as it is!

5th October 2014: Cape and sleeves MASSIVE THANKS to my mum, who did about 80% of the beading on the cape, while I was at work and away in Cardiff <3 It also meant I had time to work on Anna and Mario c: Going to add sequins soon!
The sleeves are almost done! I made tubes of chiffon and gathered one end and added elastic, so I have slightly poofy straight sleeves c: I just need to sparkle them up a bit and they'll be done!

I accidently broke the hairpiece. It was tragic and hilarious. So that's been fixed and repainted, so hopefully I can finish that soon too...

EDIT: I've decided that the sequins I've chosen for the cape are a bit too bright and I don't think I'd like the effect, so I'm going to leave them for now and focus on getting everything else done!

25th September 2014: Progress again! I put this on the back burner while I worked some more on Anna but I'm ploughing through some of the final details for this now c: I've started work on the veils, cape and hairpiece!
VEILS: A wide strip of chiffon folded into two layers, roll-hemmed and then swarovski crystal beads sewn on. I then gathered it onto a hairband. It's turned out a bit more rectangular than I intended, but it looks like the Theatrhythm sprite so they'll do!

HAIRPIECE: after much um-ing and ah-ing, I finally devised a plan! The main piece is an old christmas bauble (with most of the glitter scraped off) wrapped in a spiral of wire. The 'horns' are more wire doubled over and bent into shape before being covered in a small amount of milliput and painted gold. I also have a gold circular earring with a red bead in the centre ready to attach to the hairpiece with bead chains! I have no idea how I'll attach this to the hairband...
CAPE: It's currently just a long strip of the same chiffon as the veils, and I'm in the process of roll-hemming it.

17th August 2014: Wig Got bored earlier so I did a bit of wig styling. I'll neaten it up nearer to Expo, but for now it'll do c:
The wig is from eBay, and is a gorgeous pink to blonde gradient (in the picture I pulled a bit over my shoulder to show this off) but the bangs were already cut in, so I'll have to spray them into place on the day.
The bun/loop things are just sections of the wig plaited and looped up. I'll make some shiny bands to pretty them up at some point?
Excuse my terrible selfie, I'm so bad at taking them...

10th August 2014: Dress I'm cheating and making this in two halves. Mostly so the beads on the bodice don't catch the skirt in storage!
I've used my trusty Simplicity 1910 pattern for the base, and used leftover duchess satin from Meruru for the corset and skirt.
The sparkly net I used for the overlay has a scalloped edge so I ended up sewing it into a tube and gathered it onto the satin skirt (much stress here!) before pleating the skirt as normal.
The bodice detail is a strip of the sparkly net with beaded trim attached (leftover from Gou), and the charm is a pendant with beads I added.
I love how it looks so far!

25th July 2014: jewellery 1 It's still a bit too hot to sew, so I started on the jewellery today! While shopping for beads and cheap earrings, I came across a shoulder chain and a necklace with over 30 teardrop shaped glass-cut beads. I was wondering how I was going to do all the jewellery, so this solved a huge chunk of my dilemma!
I'm so happy with how this has turned out, especially as it only took an hour c:
Left: one side lain flat. Right: don't take photos of your own shoulders!

22nd July 2014: The quest begins! After finding all my left over duchess satin from Meruru, I'm going to be starting this quite soon!
While shopping today, I found some GORGEOUS fabric which I hope to use for the skirt/halter or the sleeves. It's the same sort of stuff that I used for my Terra arm-cape, but it's yellow/white gradient and so sparkly!

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WhiteWraith - 28th May 2014
Ahhh this is so pretty, you would look awesome :D

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Anonymous - 28th May 2014
Love this design :D

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InfiniteJester - 22nd July 2014
That fabric is so nice! Can't wait to see this!

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Siouxsie James - 10th August 2014
Looking beautiful already. I can't wait to see this :)

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Anonymous - 20th September 2014
Gorgeous! Princess Sara is one of my favourite FF characters and that's also my favourite Amano design! Great minds, eh? I can't wait to see this finished as you'll be super gorgeous in it. I'll eventually get around to doing my version of this too lol. :D

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TheStarlightFairy - 21st September 2014
@Pudding: It's such a beautiful piece of artwork, isn't it c: I can't wait to see your version, Sara needs so much more love <3

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Heorot - 10th October 2014
Ohh this looks wonderful! Are you going to the Square Enix Collective meet at Expo? :>

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Siouxsie James - 11th October 2014
Awesome! You are beautiful and your costume skills are phenomenal! Well done on your win :)

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Dax79 - 12th October 2014
Great Costume, Great WIN!!!!

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Pocketdreams - 13th October 2014
Wow gorgeous.

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HotshotShan - 14th October 2014
You look absolutely mesmorising! A lot of hard work has gone into this and it shows

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InfiniteJester - 2nd November 2014
Loving the new photos of this! Truly stunning costume!

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JustPeachy - 2nd November 2014
This is absolutely stunning! Truly great work :)

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amayhun - 4th November 2014
The detail in this is amazing, the costume looks great! :)

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MadameLapin - 4th November 2014
This costume is breathtaking. You look beautiful!

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Anonymous - 7th November 2014
OMG, this is absolutely gorgeous, you look stunning in this! Great job! :D x

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yuubalu - 11th November 2014
The beadwork on this is amazing, and you look stunning~!

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Astral Locke - 18th November 2014
Wooooooow!!! This is so STUNNING! You look fabulous :D

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White Tigress - 5th April 2015
Absolutely stunning! I love all the little details!

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Kinreal - 23rd November 2015
This looks well done, I love the details, one of my favourite things about amano! :)
You also suit her well!