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Final Fantasy Tactics
Princess Ovelia
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This took me a long time to complete..mostly because the trim on the bottom was soo boring to do, that I kept getting distracted like super easily! hehe So, ok, with this costume I went with a more "ye olde" color pallet, like in the official art instead of the bright colors used for the sprites. I also went with like RenFaire type old looking fabric, so I have double thick "linen look alike" fabric in an off-white for the dress and the skirt, with tan hem tape used for the details at the bottom. I went with hem tape over paint or embroidery because in the image it was drawn where it appears that the lines overlap, and you see them cross over each other. There was a dress and a skirt because she has a wide slit up both sides of the dress and then you see her skirt underneath. So this means that the front and back panel of the dress as well as the skirt has that horrible trim on it, hehe. The cape type thing I just draped because it looks like it is just sitting on her shoulders ever so slightly, so instead of making a full on cape, I just cut it into a shape that would just hang off of my shoulders. The buckle I made from super light sculpy and gold paint. The cape is lined with a plaid, because for some reason that is what she has. *shrug* The trim was this stuff from JoAnn Fabrics that you're actually supposed to cut free so it turns into fringe, but it looked so perfect all stitched up, so I sewed it onto the cape just like that! The strap that kept the cape on had the trim on it, and then it just stayed put with a big 'ol snap! :) There was also a petticoat worn under the skirt so it would keep the shape better. The petticoat was made by Becky. The wig was a long bangless blonde wig that I cut and styled the bangs into, then braided the two braids on each side. After I did this, the wig looked a little thin in the back, so I added in some extra wefts. The hair things were made by Craig out of magicsculpt.
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