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Cosplayer Rynn > Costume of Selphie Tilmitt (Final Fantasy VIII)

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Final Fantasy VIII
Selphie Tilmitt
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Anime Central 2006
Anime Iowa 2008
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I love Selphie! I never managed to finish FFVIII but her upbeat, cheery personality was so cute that it made me want to cosplay her even though I didn't have extensive knowledge of the game. When I mentioned that I wanted to cosplay Selphie at Acen 06, my best friend Kayla decided to cosplay Rinoa and it was all go from there! This costume came at a great time. I was still very new to sewing and this simple dress really helped me learn more about patterns, zippers, and fabric choices. The dress itself was made using a really simple pattern and modifying where the zipper placement. The zipper was, stupidly, one of the most difficult part of the entire costume. I couldn't find an appropriate zipper ANYWHERE! I ended up buying a silver zipper with a white edge and had to paint the white areas yellow...which made it REALLY hard to pull the zipper up and down. XD It was a dilemma..Anyway, I used sculpey for the zipper's design, more sculpey for her train necklace, (I thought it was fitting..) and blue ribbon for the braclet. The wig was relatively easy and came together quickly with the help of hairspray and toilet paper rolls. I had a lot of fun in this costume and if the dress wasn't so short, I'd probably wear it all the time.
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