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Character: Rinoa Heartilly from Final Fantasy VIII
Seamstress/Model: Tess [cupcake-rufflebutt]
Photography/Editing: Lou P. [Refractor Productions]
Location: Otakon 2007

Construction Notes:
In going through my older convention photos I was happy to rediscover this shot, taken in one of my favorite Otakon photo locations: a dilapidated little box garden along the skywalk. I have always gotten the feeling this poor little garden is overlooked due to its scrubby foliage and worn cement structure, but I think it is perfectly suited for the world of Final Fantasy VIII. This was my very first Rinoa duster; I'm now working on my fourth. (Number one didn't hold up well over the years; Number two was too chunky-looking; Number three bit the dust in a bad dye bath; COME ON, NUMBER FOUR.)

Other Rinoa Heartilly Uploads:
[link] | SUCCESSION OF WITCHES
[link] | EYES ON ME
[link] | TRABIA GARDEN
[link] | OH, BOYS?
[link] | TRIPLE TRIAD
[link] | TIMBER

Special Request:
Please no critiques/criticism; I'd like to keep this gallery happy! :3
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:iconbhish:
Bhish Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Really great cosplay!!
And you're really beautiful :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconnightphreak:
nightphreak Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
WOW...... you make an amazing Rinoa :D, absolutely love this photo
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconsuez-h3:
Suez-H3 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:) Good photo :D
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All thanks to the photographer!
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:iconschtrudelz:
schtrudelz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Perfect Rinoa
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a bunch!
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:iconlazyfist:
LazyFist Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconamaya-moon:
amaya-moon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such a cute face X3 and you make a really nice Rinoa ^w^
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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:iconprincessrin0a:
PrincessRiN0a Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Artist
I love your Rinoa *_* cause you're totally feminine, I try to explain better: I love girls with curves, and I think that you're amazing with this cosplay ^__^
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, thank you! It is refreshing to know that people still enjoy seeing cosplayers with healthy curves. So often I feel like this hobby is only for skinny girls. >__<;
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PrincessRiN0a Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Artist
I feel the same thing :), but I think it's really bad, we know, girls with curves "fill" better the cosplay ;)))))
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dougw4496tl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Beautiful.Nice pic:)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:icondragomyra:
Dragomyra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student General Artist
You make a beautifull Rinoa <3
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:icondragomyra:
Dragomyra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Most welcome :)
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:icononlyinthedark:
OnlyintheDark Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
beautiful!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconpulsecrawler:
Pulsecrawler Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Damn sexy.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconanewzero:
anewzero Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my love for the character of Rinoa (and the character of Squall) and the chemistry between her and Squall does give me extreme bias. but your lovely cosplay of Squall's hero gave me chills, just seeing how well you pulled this off.

*bows to your mastery*
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is a big compliment coming from someone who enjoys the game and its characters so much. Thank you!
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:iconanewzero:
anewzero Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D i even admire how you got the look in her eye and the coy smile on her lips. you are an artist, Tess.
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destianna Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always thought you were perfect for Rinoa. You have her figure and the same face to me so it's a perfect match! I've always wanted to cosplay as Rinoa myself-- I attempted to make her Amano design, but never finished it :/ anyway! This is beautiful, as always!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! ^///^ Your comments are always so encouraging!

I've wanted to do Amano Rinoa for a while, too, but I don't even know where I'd begin. For some reason I have a lot of trouble translating my impressions of Amano's Rinoa into a material costume where the rules of gravity apply. Everything about his design seems so floaty and weightless! (I hope that made sense, LOL.)
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destianna Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get what you mean! I started with a red brocade vest that came below my bust then attached a sheer, yellow to it for the flowy "duster" part. I didn't get much further than that unfortunately :/
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:iconscore6:
score6 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Love this one, Tess!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconsalamanderflame:
salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Such a pretty Rinny~:love:
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconsalamanderflame:
salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
^w^ :heart:
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:icontashtastic:
Tashtastic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Fantastic :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconzeeky97:
Zeeky97 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
very sexy!
just like Rinoa from Final Fantasy 8!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! >///<
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:iconsjbonnar:
sjbonnar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
As always you look completely beautiful!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, sir! <3
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:iconsjbonnar:
sjbonnar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome as always!
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:iconrinoaxyzriana:
Rinoaxyzriana Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
aww... <3 I really love your Rinoa cosplay *__*
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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:iconobsidian-fracture:
Obsidian-Fracture Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
:3 *Purrr* :3

<3 This is definitely my joint favourite cosplay of yours along with Terra! You really suit the character and the clothes look spot on!

//sighs at this beautiful beautiful picture. X
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, as always! <3
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:iconarppis:
Arppis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
That's awesome cosplay!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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:iconrosedarkdragoon:
RoseDarkDragoon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the fabrics *-*
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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