Series: Final Fantasy IV for DS
Debut: Dragon*Con 2009
Competitions: Dragon*Con 2009 Masquerade
Rosa is of course one of my favorite Final Fantasy characters of
all time, and when I found out that 4 was going to be re-released on
the DS, I jumped all over it!
This is a beautiful design that - different from my previous
incarnation - I worked hard on to complete as accurately as
possible. There are a lot of different aspects to this
costume, but I feel like I had a lot of success making it not only
accurate, but practical, as well.
As I planned on this being a competition piece, I did extensive
documentation. And I mean extensive. I can't put it all
here because it would be too long, and you would be bored. But
if you want to check it out, you can view it
here. There are
also additional photos
As a whole, the costume was an exercise in... exercise, really.
It contains almost every aspect of costuming that I've encountered,
including the garment creation, paint and appliqué, armoring, metal
and jewelry work, and wig design.
This costume made its debut at
Dragon*Con 2009 with Dahlia as Rydia, and we participated in the
Masquerade at that event.
Photos courtesy of