This particular Rydia shot allows you to see some of the hand-beaded details on the costume, particularly on the skirt, bag, belt and stockings. I'm still picking little green sequins and seed beads out of our carpet, it's rather ridiculous!
Love the setting of this photo - it's very fitting of FFIV and also a representation of New Zealand, NZ ftw!
I entered this costume into the Auckland Armageddon 2009 cosplay contest with my Clan Biscuit homies, ~JVCA
. We came away with 'Best Group' and 'Best Performance' which can be seen here - [link] We wanted to present a skit that was quite interpretational but also entertaining, I hope that comes across.
Costume, model & make-up are all by me.
Photo credits to ~static-sidhe
Published in Otacool 2: Worldwide cosplayers.