Character: Rinoa Heartilly Game: Final Fantasy VIII Debuted: A-kon 1999

Photo Courtesy of Jason Martin
Photo Courtesy of Jason Martin

My friend Parker (who was constructing a Squall costume) called me up one day and asked if I might consider making Rinoa's blue outfit so that he would have another Final Fantasy VIII character to walk around with at A-kon '99. At the time there was very little FFVIII artwork around the web, and I had a really difficult time figuring out exactly what Rinoa's blue outfit looked like ^^;. Thankfully though, I stumbled upon a Japanese website that featured tons of screenshots, and was able to complete the costume accurately. I'm really happy with the final result, especially the skirt!

This costume has been sold.