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FFVIII: Wishing Star by Astellecia FFVIII: Wishing Star by Astellecia
"I don't want the future. I want the present to stand still. I just want to stay here with you..."



:iconastellecia: as Rinoa Heartilly
:iconetaru: as Siren


Photo by :iconshiroin:


I MISS YOU SIREN Q.Q

There's a really lol story behind this shot. *shiroin and I were randomly stopping cosplayers outside the AX con hall for photos when we started camwhoring in the glass which you see in the backdrop, which somehow led to him taking photos of me. So I looked at the shots and said...i think my skirt thingy should be flying and he went yeah and there was absolutely no one around we knew. After several attempts of me trying to throw up my own skirt (and failing) I spotted a group of guys hanging about a nearby staircase not doing anything in particular.

So I went up to them and went: OH HAI <3 I'm trying to do a shot but I need to flip my skirt (oh god it must have sounded really bad in retrospect) do you think you could help me out awhile :D *insert bright dazzling smile* and thus I recruited randoms to help me flip my skirt (THERE WAS BICYCLE SHORTS UNDERNEATH IN MY DEFENSE) But that was my first encounter with the nice Americans of AX :) If any of those guys see this, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

That being said. The backdrop reminds me of the solar panels at fishermen's horizon :) And I love how *shiroin did all the edits and I didn't touch anything :)

Thank you ~ashteyz and Louise for weapon help and ~PumpkinWin for wing painting good timez

Blue duster made by my tailor auntie
Rest of the costume and weapon done by me~
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:iconruskasky:
RuskaSky Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're looking wonderful! This is Rinoa on the spot, I really love this cosplay! The costume, make up, weapon, expression, effect from wind, posture - it is excellent! x)
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:iconismaellion:
ismaellion Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
excelent rinoa
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:iconfred99u:
fred99u Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
is this Rinoa Heartilly?
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
yes it isssssssssssss
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:iconfred99u:
fred99u Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
thumbs up
did you make the costume?
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I only made the inside parts >.< which was more modifying than actual making other than the skirt~ the outer duster and sleeves were done by my tailor auntie :)
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:iconfred99u:
fred99u Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
you are cosplay crazy
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
will take that as a compliment :D
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:iconfred99u:
fred99u Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
i request that you do a horror cosplay
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:iconimei2006:
imei2006 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Love the look and you're right the flipping of Rinoa's skirt... jacket... I never quite knew what that was really does add something btw the detail on her Ultimate Weapon is fantastic!
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
lol thank you! thank you very much >.< I spent awhile cutting and sticking the feathers down
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:iconkevin-oinky:
kevin-oinky Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful Rinoa!!
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
thank you *_*
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:iconsangheilis:
Sangheilis Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Wow, that is very nice. Good work!
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:iconedenfilms:
Edenfilms Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome, and I love the weapon~
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:iconravenlael:
ravenlael Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome! rarely seeing cosplay of her in battle mode~
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:iconxmiriee:
xmiriee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I wouldn't have dared to ask strangers for help hahaha xD
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
BUT THEY WERE SO NICE Q.Q all the people in AX <3
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:icondragomyra:
Dragomyra Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Waw, really beautifull Rinoa! You look so natural here, I really like the shot. <3
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
thank you :)
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:iconduostrife:
DuoStrife Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I really like this one it was done very well. Wish I could one of you shots in person. Well maybe I'll get lucky next time your in the US.
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
it'll probably be awhile though >.< US is expensive to fly to, but I'd love to go back again :D
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:iconaxellebrielle:
AxelleBrielle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
An absolutely beautiful portrayal of Rinoa. =) I love it! Wonderful job!
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
thank you so much *bows*
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:iconcollin-kerr:
collin-kerr Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
This is just gorgeous!! Well done, both yourself and the photographer!
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
THANK YOU :D hope I get to meet you at some aus con sometime :D
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:iconcollin-kerr:
collin-kerr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I know.... It gets so busy at the cons, but I will DEFINITELY seek you out in Animania :D
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I'll be cosplaying myoubi from alichino and tasha from witch hunter D: just don't know which on which day yet D:
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:iconcollin-kerr:
collin-kerr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I had to see what Alichino was - looking forward to it! You're gonna blow everybody away!!!
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I'm doing a really simple version though >.< it's one of her lolita casuals but my favs~~ My partner is going to be way more awesome than me :D
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:iconchrystal-anne-books:
Chrystal-Anne-Books Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Rinoa! Your detailed weapon really looks great! Is that foam or maybe a type of cardboard? The painted details are really fantastic and the dye job on the jacket/skirt is really beautiful. The wig looks amazing, did you style it?
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Hey sweetie~ the middle of the weapon is just cardboard and jewels, the feathers are made of foam~ ~ashteyz made me a foam base and I got ~PumpkinWin and my housemate's help to individually cut each feather out of foam and stick it down :D

ahh the skirt is actually just cordroy ( I think that's how you spell it) I really liked the fabric so I just bought it~

yeap I styled the wig, but it's a little out of shape Q.Q it was much prettier the first time I wore it >.<
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:iconchrystal-anne-books:
Chrystal-Anne-Books Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Wow, that sounds like a lot of work on the weapon but totally worth it! Bah! I think the wig looks great :)
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:iconhelenatheweirdo:
HelenaTheWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student
GREAT COSPLAY :O
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
thank you!
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:iconhelenatheweirdo:
HelenaTheWeirdo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student
your welcome :)))))
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:iconmijiko88:
Mijiko88 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
thankz :D
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:iconkaorimint:
kaorimint Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
IF I WAS THERE, I'D'VE GLEEFULLY FLIPPED SKIRT FOR YOOOOOOU. C: *_* ♥
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
:D I'D TOTALLY FLIP YOUR SKIRT WHEN YOU COS KURANOSUKE THX :D esp the short ones <3
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:iconmobuo:
Mobuo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So prettyyyyy, Skyeeeeeeeee *A*

I bet they were happy to flip skirts for a lovely lady like you. ;)
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
:D they looked more D: than anything hurhur :D possibly because I was so :D :D :D at them
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:iconpohcbsonic:
pohcbSonic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Effects. Just like wind blowing in that direction.

Though might suggest to bring an EPIC fan for the wind blowing effect, if happen to have a chance next time. :XD:
Just kidding. :XD:
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:iconthelunartemplar:
TheLunarTemplar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
I hope you realize just how epic this is

If not, LET IT BE KNOWN
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
aww thank you :D
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:iconivivified:
iViViFiED Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great cosplay! And love the story about finding guys to help with your skirt, haha! XD
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
yeah :D the fun of this entire shot was in the experience :D
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:iconakinofujiko:
akinofujiko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
So pretty!! Love the composition and the movement of your skirt.

Skirt flipping success! :D
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
20 flipping shots or so I think, it was pretty lol, we kept doing and doing and doing and I think in the end shiroin picked one of the first few ones ORZ
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:iconakinofujiko:
akinofujiko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Lol. Sometimes the first things end up being the best. :D
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