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Cosplayer Naiiki > Costume of Garnet til Alexandros the 17th from Final Fantasy IX

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06-24-2013
Series
Final Fantasy IX
Character
Garnet til Alexandros the 17th
Special Variation:
Princess Dress
Year Completed:
2012
Construction Difficulty:
Difficult
Costume worn at:
Anime Central 2013
Anime Central 2012
FanimeCon 2012
Katsucon 2013
Katsucon 2012
Youmacon 2012
This Costume has been retired
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Originally, I had planned this costume for Anime Central. I decided to attend Katsucon late December, and when I decided that, I KNEW I had to pump out this dress for the con. The location is too good to pass up for photos! It took about five consecutive weekends to complete.

I followed a bridal pattern by Simplicity closely, though I altered the skirt to match Garnet's dress. This was my first time hand embroidering; I think it turned out well for a beginner!

I followed Euphoria's tutorial when it came to the headpiece and belt! I am currently planning to remake both for ACen though, as model magic is too fragile. I had to keep Gorilla Glue on me at all times, just in case.

I did not make the crown piece for her necklace, though that will be made for ACen. I also plan to re-hem the dress as it is currently unfinished underneath.
Personal Thoughts:
I absolutely love this dress. I feel like a real princess! At Katsucon, little girls were coming up to me and asking for photos with me. Most adorable moments ever!

You can find this costume featured in videos on YouTube!
acksonl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQuFGAVPPD4
MLZ Studios: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XgmiviXStA and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0LxHMQAbzY
...and a few others! :)
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Le Tigre Long
Original Color:
Dark Brown
Wig Quality Rating
5 / 5.00
Wig Review
Despite how easily long wigs tangle, this one took almost no time to detangle! I was very happy.
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