Cosplayer Ashbrie > Costume of Rikku from Final Fantasy X-2
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- I actually bought much of the fabric for this outfit while I was in Tokyo. The orange is a stretch cotton so that the outfit would be both form-fitting and dyeable. The purple is just some plain cotton—I’m glad it pleated so well! The belt basically a sleeve of white vinyl that I put over an old belt (my old thief Rikku belt, actually. It’s like my old Rikku costume is reincarnated into this one, hehe).
It’s a very minor detail, but I love my headband! I used satin stitch for the lines, because I just love the way satin stitch looks. I used different colors of purple to add my own little personal touch to the costume.
The gradients are just trial and error using both dip-dyeing and spray dyeing (I prefer the dip dyeing method).
The feathers I lucked out—there is an ebay site that sells small plumes of feathers and they just so happened to have plumes of mixed purple and black ones! They were perrrrfect and I didn’t have to buy some huge bulk bundle like many other feather stores make you do.
The boots are an old pair of leopard print boots I’ve had and have been using for cosplay for yeeeeears. I just love the shape of them, so I make bootcovers for them for different costumes. Unfortunately, they kind of died on me at Otakon, but hopefully I can fix them!
I was so happy that my friend Sorahana ran around with me as Yuna! It’s so fun to mess around as these two characters together. I had so much fun and I really enjoyed making and wearing this costume :)
- Personal Thoughts:
- This costume is soooo fun to wear! It's bright and obnoxiously colorful, it's fairly comfortable (other than the wig, It is heeeeeavy!), and it's Rikku! I love goofing around as Rikku.
- Styling Notes
- Hoo boy. This wig was originally a Clover L from Cosworx. I put in A LOT of extensions to make it super-thick and to give it a lot more color. The wig itself was originally a golden blonde, and I added some lighter blonde, some darker blonde, and a tiny hint of red.