Songstress Rikku - Final Fantasy X-2
Debuted: Remade for XXXIII Convención de Juegos de Mesa y Comics
Worn to: XXXIII Convención de Juegos de Mesa y Comics, Kastucon 2009, Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival 2011
Notes: I decided to re-make this costume completely for my first time attending a Mexican convention as a cosplay guest. I had a lot of fun using my new skills, and I think the result of this one definitely shows how much I have improved since 2004! The gradient dying made this costume a lot more difficult than I had planned. I tried to get every detail right - each feather was hand colored by me, the skirt, headband, gloves, boots and coat all have their respective gradients - even the ruffles have a purple-to-white gradient going on! For some odd reason, I felt the incredible urge to bead the headband in the room before wearing it. You can't even see it in photos though!
Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival 2011:
Photos by LJinto: