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Final Fantasy VI
Relm Arrowny
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Amano Artwork
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Costume worn at:
Katsucon 2015
PortConMaine 2010
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The base of this costume is relatively simple; the pants are lined chiffon made using a "genie" pant pattern, and the top is a steel-boned corset covered in black spandex to give the tube top nice lines without the seams of a corset. The armbands are made out of fabric, ribbon, flowers, and feathers. The sash is an adventure through the scrap fabric bin in our craft room, and one of the most deceptively challenging parts of this costume. It is very difficult to make something which just appears to be thrown together but actually is harmonious color and texture wise and is fitted. rnrnFor the turban I made an Arabian Nights-looking foundation turban from pipe insulation and fabric, and then wrapped beautiful pale yellow and blue patterned fabric on top of it. I then fitted another ring of pipe insulation covered in fabric on top of it, garnished with feathers. For the necklace I cast a large gem in resin which is glued to a wooden base and strung with leather cording. Two beaded necklaces accompany it. The blue suede shoes (no, really!) were an ebay find from Relm 1.0. For 2.0 I covered the toes in stretch gold fabric and added beading. The paintbrush and palette were from our painting supplies at home. I added some feathers and bias tape to the brush to tie it in with the accents on my costume.
Personal Thoughts:
I love Relm; she's cute, she's sassy, and her weapon is a paintbrush. I originally made this costume quickly for a group EllyStar was putting together in 2010, and it did not come out very well at all. When I was asked to wear Relm again in 2015 I revamped Relm completely and am much happier with this now!
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