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Myself as Aerith Gainsborough from Final Fantasy VII, inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's original character illustrations. Photo taken by Dave Ng at Katsucon 2009.

I recently realized that I had never uploaded a full-body shot of this costume, so here is one of my favourite photos from the wonderful [and now sadly retired from cosplay photography] Dave Ng. ^__^ Personally, I think it's a prettier costume from the back because you can see the full length of the wig, which I spiral-braided and beaded. This is the earliest incarnation of the costume, and I have since added more beading to the jacket and sewn a new belt. At some point this spring/summer I would love to finally finish that staff, which is so barren and sad. [Definitely a product of "OHSHITOHSHIT I HAVE TO FINISH THIS IN 15 MINUTES QUICK WHAT CAN I THROW ON THIS CURTAIN ROD THAT LOOKS ARTSY?"] The sandals were a fantastically lucky find in that they look EXACTLY as I'd wanted them to look, but I did end up paying quite a pretty penny for them. They are also the most uncomfortable shoes ever.

Please no critique/criticism; I'd like to keep this gallery happy! :3
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RWQFSFASXC1234562 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutelly beautiful
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a bunch! :D
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RWQFSFASXC1234562 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You welcome.
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Very interesting costume design!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Amano's work is very inspiring source material.
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
You're very welcome :)
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jmercuryuk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Beautiful and perhaps the most unique take on the costume :D
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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elsch Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
I totally love your rendition of Aerith. The fabrics are so beautiful and the colors blend so well. Very elegant and harmonic. I like ^^
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That means a great deal coming from you. <3
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Cheylene Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
hello there dearie, I'm currently working on amano Relm and I was curious as to whether you used a pattern for the pants in this picture
and if you did which pattern?
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simplicity 5359 with some modifications to the waist.
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Cheylene Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
ahhh thank you ever so much =3
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ArtByElizabethKeel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You make this costume look so much cooler then the finished design for the game :-P Great job!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL, I'm glad you think so! Personally, I enjoy Aerith much more in pale pinks and creams. ^__^
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Unsung-herro Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
you are great at what you do.good taste.the rod looks great to.simple yet perfect
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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Dokudel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
That wig is crazy! Did you style the curls in or it was like that?
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The curls were actually CURLIER than that - a complete rat's nest - but I relaxed them a little. This is actually the same base wig I used for the Amano Terra I wore at AUSA. Darker shade, though. ^__^
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EmmyLou Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just love this costume. Its one of my favorites of yours!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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Caliphone Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
where is the art this is based off of? i'd like to see, but the only one i can see is of aerith and cloud and shes barely visible
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My source for Yoshitaka Amano artwork is: [link]
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Caliphone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Huxxxley Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
nice to see a costume based on original sketches rather than final product!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Personally, I really like the softer, creamier colours for Aerith. ^__^
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BalthierFlare Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
I love the sandals! The wig is gorgeous, too!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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etaru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Hammer Pants, win!! :heart:
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, I fecking LOVE those pants. She and Suki are the most comfortable costumes ever because they have the same poofy pants.
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BnGJessie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Wow! That is really different from the design they went with for her. Reminds me of Final Fantasy 6. Like a cross between Celes, Terra and Relm. :D
Great costume! ^_^
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was mistaken a lot for Rosa from FFIV, actually. It got annoying after a while, but given how obscure either design is, I was just relieved they pinpointed me as being from Final Fantasy. ^__^;
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BnGJessie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Lol, I didn't think of her. But I can see it.
Amano's work is pretty recognizable for Final Fantasy, so anyone can look at the costume and most will guess or know it's from Final Fantasy. I wouldn't have guessed it right either if I didn't know myself. ;P
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow! Fantastic! The wig is beautiful, and I really love your fabric choices! =^.^=
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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AriaAlways Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
No words other than WOW. 8D
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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AriaAlways Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Welcome =D
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DarkainMX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
You are just sooo purdy!!! :heart:
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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animeluver1029 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
So pretty~ :3
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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