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Rydia. by cupcake-rufflebutt Rydia. by cupcake-rufflebutt
Character: Child Rydia (Sprite Version)
Source: Final Fantasy IV
Seamstress/Model: Tess [~cupcake-rufflebutt]
Photography: Lionel [lionboogy]
Location: Otakon 2012

Construction Notes:
A week or so before Otakon I realized that I had a predicament: My "big costume" (Sakizou Terra) was almost finished (YAYYYYY!) and I was ready to start on another costume, but all of my secondary costume projects were a little too time-consuming to kick out in a week. (I swear, snails could sew faster than me. T___T) So I started looking for an easy costume, something I could make in 2-3 days, and I kept coming back to Child Rydia from Final Fantasy IV. Now, what with my slightly unhealthy preoccupation with making Terra costumes, you'd think my favourite Final Fantasy would definitely be VI, but I have to confess that I ABSOLUTELY ADORE IV, and it's been bugging me for a while that I haven't cosplayed from it yet. So, despite not being anywhere remotely near 7 years old, I somewhat foolishly settled on Child Rydia. >//////< Anyway, I modeled my costume off of the teeny-tiny gashapon figure that was sold when the game was re-released on the DS, and I really tried to embrace the simplicity of the design, rather than "soup it up" with a bunch of details from other Child Rydia illustrations and fanarts. (This was actually hard for me, because I love details!) The leotard and shoes were purchased and modified, and the wig is a Claudia from Arda that I teased for more volume. The sarong and sashes were dyed and bedazzled (okay, I did add a few extra details here and there) and the flower hairpiece, earrings, bangles, and pauldrons were all made from craft foam, which I sealed with copious amounts of Modge Podge and painted/bedazzled. I also started work on a mage staff, but was unable to finish it before the con. All in all, this costume proved two things to me: 1) I can make a costume in 3 days! This was an exciting revelation for me, since I usually get so caught up in tedious details that even the simplest costumes take weeks upon weeks. 2) I really can't pull off kiddie costumes and should probably avoid them in the future. I mean, I knew going into this project that I wasn't going to look 7 years old, but YIKES, I look so creepy and old in 99% of the photos I got back from the con, LOL. If I ever do wear this again, I'll definitely shorten the wig and poof it out a bit more -- I LOVE her crazy fly-away hair -- and invest time into some upper arm workouts. (BLECH.) Hopefully my next foray into FFIV cosplay will be something a little more substantial (Rosa, perhaps? Or UNF UNF UNF Cecil?) but I'm just glad I finally got to cosplay from my favourite game!

Other Child Rydia Uploads:
fav.me/d5bu2p7 | CHILD OF MIST

Special Request:
Please no critiques; I'd like to keep this gallery happy! <3
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:iconthetaijutsumaster:
thetaijutsumaster Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely i adore Rydia
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:iconzuo2012:
zuo2012 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Great job. You are a good cosplayer.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, thanks! <3
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:iconzuo2012:
zuo2012 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
and Your talent is wonderful.
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
You're gorgeous!!(o´3`o)ノ
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Daw, thanks! :D
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:iconcosmicmodel:
CosmicModel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! You always look awesome in your costumes! How do you afford to build all these outfits?
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! As to how I afford this hobby, you first have to realize that I only make a few costumes a year. I started in 2004, so what you see in my gallery is almost 10 years of work. I have been teaching elementary music for 5 years now, so affording costume supplies and travel expenses is not a problem.
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CosmicModel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know! You know what you should do, post a fundraising link on your profile page. I have no problem donating 20 dollars here or there to people who do excellent work. I'm sure there are many fans of yours who would do the same. Your costumes are amazing and I'd like to support you in your endeavors
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Horina-cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
<font><font>Kawai^^</font></font>
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! :D
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:iconconnorcat:
ConnorCat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Great to see another cosplay pic from you!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I hope to get back to posting weekly images. Life has been wonderfully hectic lately!
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:iconconnorcat:
ConnorCat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I fell ya! Though I'm looking forward to putting July in my rearview. This month has sucked.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh no, sorry to hear that! Hope things get better for you!
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
It's not terribly bad. Mostly my cat, who I had since I was 8 years old (I'm 25 now) died at the beginning of the month.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that! Pets are precious parts of our lives and it's understandable that you'd be feeling down. My puppy is literally like a son to me, and just thinking about losing him makes me want to cry. I hope you find happiness in pictures and memories of her!
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
It has. What really chokes me up is what the last thing she really did was. I had just started a new job and all the changes and stuff made sleep very difficult for me to manage and she had actually crawled under my bed by that point. I kept getting up and going to find something to do to help me relax and when I came back she was lying at the foot of my bed like she always had when I was particularly stressed out and I laid down and tried not to move around too much so I wouldn't disturb her. She stayed right there with me and helped me relax and sure enough I fell asleep. She made sure I was sleeping good before she crawled back under my bed and stayed there until it was over...
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Magureatari Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay, another Rydia photo :D I really think your cosplay of her as a child is the best I've seen. I just recently played the revamped DS remake version of FFIV that came out a while back for android devices, and your cosplay of her looks exactly like her while she's a child in the game, especially that hair *-* When I first saw your cosplay for Ryida the hair is what stood out the most. Heh, sorry I'll stop ranting now. I just really love seeing the amazing work cosplayers doing with re-creating the characters they dress as. You have real talent for it and I look forward to seeing your future work. :eager: by darkmoon3636
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dawww, thank you! I love her crazy hair, too!
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PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I love Rydia, she's my favorite in FF4!

Glad to know that someone knows her to cosplay her :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you liked my costume and thank you for the comment! :3
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PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Indeed I do, you did a tremendous job on her!
Well done <3
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