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Cosplayer Ambrosia > Costume of Celes Chere from Final Fantasy VI

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06-13-2010
Series
Final Fantasy VI
Character
Celes Chere
Special Variation:
Yoshitaka Amano Artwork
Year Completed:
2004
Construction Difficulty:
Difficult
Awards
Best Overall Novice, Hex's Award, Best Overall Craftsmen (AnimeNext 2005), Best Craftsmanship (Katsucon 2007)
Costume worn at:
Anime USA 2006
AnimeNEXT 2005
Dragon*Con 2007
Katsucon 2011
Katsucon 2007
Katsucon 2006
New York Anime Festival 2008
Otakon 2005
Otakon 2004
Videos
Featured in 2 Videos
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
This was the first big project I ever undertook, and for something I made with little to no sewing background at the time, it managed to hold up beautifully for years. The pink lining and trim were made from a kimono I was given as a kid, so I learned how to make my own trim/bias tape through trial and error. The vest, bodice, scarves, gloves, jewelry, and cape are all hand-beaded and I can't even remember how many weeks it took to complete. The boots were something I was incredibly happy with, all covered in antique lace, foam/glue detailing, and gold leafing. And they hurt. A lot.
Personal Thoughts:
I loved this costume. I still love this costume. So many memories, experiences, friendships, and emotions are attached to it that nothing else I've made has ever managed to come close to. In 2008, Yoshitaka Amano was even kind enough to sign my vest and provide me with a personal sketch of Celes. I still plan to remake this entire costume soon with much better fabric and a lot of different techniques I wasn't able to use the first time around. But this particular version will always be my baby.
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