This is everything about how I made my Rikku cosplay! It has some images, but for more, please look in my W.I.P. gallery! [link]
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!
**REFERENCE IMAGE DOES NOT BELONG TO ME!
If you plan on making her thief blades, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SAME MATERIAL I MADE MINE OUT OF!!! My blades were fine until the summer came and then the summer heat completely warped them and I can no longer use them.
Use styrene sheeting instead! If you cannot find styrene sheeting near you (like myself) please purchase it through this wonderful person who helps cosplayers like us get materials we can't find!! [link]
For the bikini top/"thong" straps I used bathing suit lycra material For the skirt - I think it was a denim? I cannot remember off hand...to be honest I can't remember what material the sleeves were made of either but it feels like peachskin (but I know it isn't peachskin. The belt was pleather found in the furniture fabric section of one of my local fabric shops.