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Princess Garnet Tutorial by Xelhestiel Princess Garnet Tutorial by Xelhestiel

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*This is the same exact tutorial I handed to the judges! Only I added pictures because I did not have time to edit them in before the convention because I finished embroidering the last fleur de lis the night before the con.

This is everything about how I made my Princess Garnet cosplay! It has some images [not a lot though, perhaps I will take more in the future] because I couldn't really take pictures of me making it while I was making it >.<

I spent a lot of time on this costume [as my tutorial entails] and I am very happy to have won Best Craftsmanship for Novice with this costume!

I put my heart, sweat and blood into this costume - literally! I hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Notes and Edits
I have been asked this a few times, even by one of the judges who judged my costume for the Masquerade. I am not wearing a wig for this cosplay. That was one of the reasons for me choosing Garnet, because I didn't have to spend $40-50 on a wig when my hair was already the right colour/length.

For the necklace, you can use an octagon shaped prism. I believe Swarovski sells them - I would get the biggest size they have, however, since this is Swarovski, it will be $20-30. That's why I went with the 3 inch tear-drop prism that I purchased on amazon.com for $7. Perhaps someday in the future I will spend the money on an octagon prism from Swarovski, but my dress had already cost nearly $200 and I was not going to spend that kind of money on a crystal @.@ My ticket for the convention was worth that much!

Also I apologize for the quality of the pictures >.< and the lack of them... I really should take pictures of the armbands, necklace, belt close up... that belt went through HELL! Over the course of a three-day convention, it broke around 8 times, I ran out of superglue and had to spend $6 at the hotel for more, and I had to support it with medical tape in the back.... @.@ My crown had also broke [once thank goodness] as well as my necklace when I was spinning for this photoshoot... The accessories for this costume are so incredibly fragile that I am afraid to even wear the costume again!
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GothLoliChanKaru Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing work!
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AquaMoonlight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I,ll keep this in case i want to make a Garnet cosplay. Thank you for sharing this helpful tutorial.
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
You're welcome and thank you for viewing it!
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Naiiki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Photographer
This is such an amazing tutorial. Thank you for posting!
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thank you and no problem!
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Naiiki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Her headpiece really intimidates me... Seeing it here makes me realize it's still just as intimidating, but completely possible. Again, thank you. :)
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
*faves* Think I can do it my March?
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
If you work on it often enough. I did mine over the course of six months because I had to wait for my neighbors availability to teach me how to do different sewing techniques - if I knew how to do them already I would have finished this in less than six months lol
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Chrystal-Anne-Books Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
This is so amazing thank you so very much for being nice enough to post this! Most cosplayers do not share this kind of thing. :heart::heart::heart:
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