Myself as an Yoshitaka Amano version of Aerith Gainsborough from Final Fantasy VII. Photo taken by Al [Eurobeat King] at Katsucon 2009. This is the costume I've been busting my bum over for weeks and it sadly didn't get anywhere near completion for the convention. The main garments are mostly finished, but there is a gregarious amount of detailing and accessorizing left to do. Still, I was very happy with what I had accomplished for Katsucon. The jacket and bodice are fully-lined, and about 60 hours of hand-beading and custom painting have gone into the costume thus far. I'm especially fond of the little materia bag. ^__^ If you would like to read some background information on this particular design, feel free to check out my rough sketch of the costume here: http://cupcake-rufflebutt.deviantart.com/art/quot-Amano-quot-Aerith-Concept-Art-107926027. Things left to finish: Wig, beading on the scarves, jacket, and bodice, STAFF STAFF STAFF, belt, and belt accessories. Seems like such a short list, but I should definitely have over 200 hours into this sucker by the time I'm happy. ^__^; This is the only shot that has turned up thus far, so many thanks to Al for snagging it!
Oh, and as embarrassed as I am to admit this, a friend lured me into entering the hall contest at the last moment, and I ended up somehow receiving a judge's award. I felt it was extremely undeserved [especially given how HOLYCRAPINCOMPLETE the costume is], but it gives me the extra push to continue with my beading!
Angelica wow this is so pretty! I can't wait to see what it looks like when its 100% great job! :)
neoangelwink very nice work ^_^ great mind think a like
Tessceres Your Costumes are always amazing!!!! I truely love your work ^_^ It came out Beautifly
EndlessNights I´m spechless!
Shirak This is great!^O^
Sarabella Amazing. I love how you interpreted it. Your make up is beautiful ... I love the bag of materia, too!! Good job!!
Khos 0.0 I don't even like Aerith and I think this costume is AMAZING. You look very beautiful in this picture and the costume is lovely. Congrats on your Judge's Award, too. It's such a pretty costume!
Avianna It really looks lovely. I can't wait to see it finished. It just looks so soft and detailed. Which is sometimes hard to accomplish when making a costume based off Amano's art. You pulled it off very well. Congratulations!
BalthierFlare So pretty! ^^ I love the colors you chose, they are very soft, which reminds me of Aeris...and the wig is gorgeous!
Adella I cannot even begin to describe how much I love this. Its the only TRULY original one that I have ever seen!
viiictoria This looks so beautiful!
LiL KRN YUNA I don't know how you do it but you seem to fit every character so well! But moreover, the COSTUMES. Your eye for details are stunning and your costumes are simply a work of art! Love it! :)
Hopie Wow, I've never seen this version! You look great!!
Raven_Roth this is so beautiful I absolutely love it
Tif9123 I adore this aerith costume ^__^