A wedding dress inspired by Rydia from Final Fantasy IV

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Tribe member Kouhotaru had an unusual and, well, downright nerdy vision of her perfect wedding dress…

“Being a gamer ever since I was a wee tot, I pined for every scrap of Nintendo memorbilia I could get my hands on, I even wanted to get married in Princess Peach‘s or Princess Zelda‘s dress. If I was going to go princess, by gorsh, I wanted to be a PRINCESS!

Once I started planning my wedding, Princess Peach was already out, as pink hasn't looked good on my skin ever since I got out of middle school. Yeah, I could have gone for one of her white gowns, but eh, I wasn't feeling that vision anymore. As for Zelda, I would have wanted armor and all of her other newer trappings, adding to the cost significantly.

Now, when I prompted the fiance on his own personal vision on what I should wear for our day, his response was something different: “I would love to see you in something green and flowing.” He had gotten hung up on the concept of seeing me in green, feeling it is the best color on me, and frankly I am inclined to agree.

With my fiance's request in mind, I flashed on to another childhood favorite of mine — Rydia from Final Fantasy IV! She was spunky, had cool powers, and she still is my absolute favorite from the series. While her outfits aren't exactly wedding friendly to more traditional types, I knew it could be worked into something more wedding-y.”

With the help of a cosplay fashion designer, Catherine, the owner of God Save The Queen Fashions, Kouhotaru's dream became a an unbelievable reality…

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Oh, but the dress actually on her! Ugh, like flowing magicness!

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Kouhotaru and her (now) husband got married at the Arizona Renaissance Festival and I hope we get a bride profile from them soon. (Hint! Hint!)

Comments on A wedding dress inspired by Rydia from Final Fantasy IV

  1. WOWWWW! I am absolutely speechless! You and your new husband look so amazing! As a Final Fantasy Fan myself, I believe this is the best wedding outfit I’ve seen so far. 🙂

    • Thank you very much! Cathy busted her hump on it and it shows. I was kinda scared about the corset fit living across the country from her but one mockup later, we were golden.

  2. eBay is FULL of cosplay costumes and accessories that could double as wedding attire. Wigs, boots, swords, belts… you name it and someone will sell it. A lot of cosplay costume sellers take your measurments and make you an outfit just for you.

  3. Amazing, absolutely amazing. I’ve always loved the character. I never ONCE thought of doing a character inspired dress. You rock, and look absolutely gorgeous while doing so!

    • Thank you! I figured if I was going to have a costume party like a wedding, I might as well have a costume I can reuse. The husband and I are planning to hit up the Labyrinth of Jareth sometime for example.

  4. *Faints* So gorgeous, the whole shindig!

    <3

    P.S. Thank you, thank you, thank you for linking to GSTQ Fashions – they look like exactly the people I needed for my plans too! AH!

    • You’re welcome! She’s booked until September right now but she does fit in projects when cancelations open up holes in her schedule.

  5. This is just freaking amazing! If I were a talented designer/dressmaker or if I had a larger budget, a part of me would love to have a dress inspired by Celes from FF6. Rydia is one of my fiance’s favorite Final Fantasy characters, so he’ll go berserk when he sees this!

  6. This is AMAZING! Especially since I am so obsessed with Final Fantasy games I’m using only their music for my entire ceremony!

  7. OMG I LOVE YOUR DRESS!!!! It is so freakin epic and awesome. I am so happy for you and ur new hsuband, best wishes!!!

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