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CosBlog #57: Rikku By QuarticMay

by Meagan Marie on Jun 01, 2011 at 07:01 AM

Cosplayer Rebecca (QuarticMay) proves that cosplay doesn’t always have to be a pricey endeavor if you are crafty enough. Her Rikku costume is made almost entirely out of salvaged items pulled together in a very short span of time. Check out her work below!

Who: The Character

Rikku from Final Fantasy X

Why: The Decision

I've always loved Final Fantasy X – it's one of my favorite from the series. So when a photographer friend of mine told me to make a cosplay that would go with a beach setting, I knew I should go with Rikku. She's fun, lovable, and a bit of a goof, just like me!

What: The Process

Since this was a last minute costume decision, I had only two weeks to make the costume before the photoshoot time. Rikku was made almost entirely of reused costume parts/clothing from thrift stores. The shirt was from Goodwill, the shorts, green armbands, and green crosses were all reused from a previous TenTen cosplay, and the material for the boots came from scrap pieces from other cosplays as well. In total, I spent about $30 on the buckles, gloves, shoes, feathers, and material for the blue shoulder flags. The most difficult part of this probably was trying to assemble everything on time. I had to forego making any weaponry due to time constraints.

Where and When: The Debut

The photoshoot took place in the beautiful island  St. Martin in the Caribbean.

Links: The Cosplayer

I am QuarticMay on am part of a joint account on DeviantArt.

The Gallery

Photography by Kaitlin Freeman.

Miss the past few CosBlogs? Check out the CosBlog Hub for a full archive of past costumes.