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Red Mage has Joined the Party by Katsumiyo Red Mage has Joined the Party by Katsumiyo
Mooostly finished red mage Viera that I wore to ALA 2013! It's missing a detail or two (as are most of my costumes...sigh!) but done enough that I decided to wear it two days in a row, which is very unusual for me. I ended up really, really liking this costume, and it ignited the cosplay spark in me that's been out for quite some time. I actually bought fabric for this costume years ago, hoping for the chance to make it, and was ecstatic when a friend began a FFTA group for ALA. The main fabric is microsuede; I wanted it to have a more interesting texture than your standard cotton. I found the fur for the ears at a local fabric store. This was my first time fiddling with upright ears and witch hats, and while some of the actual costume-making got a little touch-and-go, ultimately I managed to piece it all together and it needs very little post-con adjustment.
Red mage Viera/Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Square Enix.
Costume made and worn by me.
Photo by Joits Photography.
Staff made by Joe; I'll link to his FB fanpage once I find the darned thing.
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:icondaath-unholy-true:
DAATH-unholy-true Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
awesome cosplay, pretty girl :D!
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!(♡ >ω< ♡)
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Aarrum Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Non-costume comment, but your face works surprisingly well with that hair color.
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thank you! I was worried it would either make me look washed-out or completely orange, so I was glad I could make it work. :D
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:iconjvad:
jvad Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Awesome! Love the ears and hat! :)
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thanks a lot! :D
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SuperApartmentBros Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Looks awesome to me! Great work as usual!
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you! :D
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Zakumaru Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ahhh this is so great! FFTA is one of my favorite games (though I always seem to mess up towards the end missions when trying to get the whole 300 done. >:I ) Are you planning on doing any of the other viera classes? o: I really adore this, despite you saying it's unfinished. It's inspiring me to do one of the viera classes as well. v w v
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Aw, thank you sooo much! :heart: I want to do like half the classes, but I need to be careful and prioritize. I really want to be a fencer and possibly a summoner, but the white mage and elementalist are great, too! And maybe the summoner someday, just for the sake of having a unicorn horn and parachute pants. :XD: Please make an FFTA costume; the world needs more cosplay from that game!
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EclecticManiac Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
So cute!!!!!
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thanks, princess!
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:iconeclecticmaniac:
EclecticManiac Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
;D
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Mastershambler Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
This came out so amazingly! Glad I could see this live!
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks a lot, man!
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shiimapan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Microsuede is awesome! :) I love how your hat and ears turned out, the entire costume looked great! I'm glad I ran into you even if it was just for like 5-10 seconds. lol 8D
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks so much! Microsuede bums me out since I have to use a press cloth and can only iron it on the wrong side, but the unique texture makes it worth working with. We should have hung out! Boooo.
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shiimapan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohh man I've ruined plenty of fabrics because I'd forget to turn the iron on low and/or didn't use a press cloth. xD;; Textured fabrics are fun to work with, and give costumes that extra pop! Sometimes, they can be a pain in the ass to sew though. YEAH I'M LOOKIN' AT YOU, VELVET. .__.

Ugh, hopefully at Fanime?? ALA is a smaller con but it was sooo busy! D: I don't think I'll be doing masquerade halftime next year, so that means more time to hang out and stuff! Woot!
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Oh god, velvet. I don't even want to think of the first time I'll use that. I need me one of them fancy steamer things to get wrinkles out of fabric you can't iron...
ALA was weirdly busy this year! Though I think part of it was just more people, so it took longer to get anywhere. ^^; Say hi to me at Fanime! And make sure I know it's you...I never recognize my cosplay friends because of all the different wigs. @__@
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shiimapan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! I love my steamer, and when I can I take it to cons haha. I don't trust hotel irons!! :angered:

The Pool Deck didn't feel as busy to me because of the badge check thing?? Then again I was gone for most of Saturday afternoon and pretty much all of the evening due to masquerade-related crap, so I dunno. ^^; I hate that the con's gonna be stuck at that hotel until 2015, yikes.

Haha, no worries I will totally say hi or something when I see you at Fanime! I'm pretty good at recognizing people, but yeah sometimes it's really hard to tell because of wigs and make up. Thank goodness I have contacts now too, haha
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I don't trust those hotel irons, either! I read a story from someone who went to Japan for WCS, and the hotel irons ruined two of the four costumes she brought. I'm so terrified that will happen to me. D:
If you say hi, let me know it's you if I'm derping! And I probably will be. D:
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shiroiusagisamurai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Yay for cosplay ignition sparks!
Oh, and it looked so good I totally forgot to ask about the hat trouble. Or I was thoroughly distracted by the ears. *u*
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
The hat was a beezy and a heezy, but it's done, so now I never have to worry about it again~
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BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
-patpat- ^^;

Bunny~~ =P
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desmondlogan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you look gorgeous as always :)
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you! :)
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desmondlogan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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Schieben Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. :)
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you!~
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:iconlucario2008:
Lucario2008 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Awesome outfit & cute pose there!
NICE ONE!
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks a lot! :D
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SlyFXZ Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Call me a perv. But I do like to see a bit of thigh and a cheeky smile...
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Who doesn't, really?
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:iconjade-arts:
jade-arts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to see another post and this
is cute cosplay! :love:
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you very much! :3
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jade-arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :D
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WatcherCCG Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Ya look delicious.
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:iconkazdum:
Kazdum Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Red Mage casts "stunning"... critical hit!
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
:XD: But charm is forbidden by the match laws!
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:iconkazdum:
Kazdum Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
The judges say you're too darn cute to imprison. Charm away!
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Moogleborg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
You are a gorgeous Viera. :D <3 Wonderful Red Mage outfit. :)
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Dark-Pen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my freaking god :D :D :D :D :D <3 I love the Vieras of the TA series! So glad to see someone so pretty and talented do this justice. Though I admit, my favorite was always the Sniper class, followed by Fencer and Red Mage. <3
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks so much! :heart: I adored my fencer and was almost sad when she became my red mage, but it ended up being worth it. I'd gladly do a Fencer costume once the weather warms up!
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