Final Fantasy X
Summoner Ginnem went on her pilgrimage to defeat Sin several years prior to Final Fantasy X
, and was guarded by a young Lulu. Ginnem died trying to obtain the Yojimbo Aeon in the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth, while Lulu managed to escape. In 2015 I was making Summoner Belgemine, and since Belgemine and Ginnem's costumes are so similar, I decided to help my friend Scarlett make a matching Summoner Ginnem costume at the same time.
McCall's 2940 kimono pattern was heavily modified to create a three panel jacket with a circular bottom hem. A dark blue bottomweight fabric was used for the main coat with light blue cotton and bias tape being used for the details. The sleeves are an original pattern with a poof gather at the top and made from ivory linen. Lines were drawn and then stitched down the sleeves to create the lined pattern and yellow cotton, bias tape, and orange buttons were added before the sleeves were lined and attached to the jacket. The obi is cotton stiffened with two layers of interfacing and bias tape accents. The tie is scrap red fabric attached to a wooden ring painted gold and finished off with a red tassel. The A-line skirt is made from ivory linen and detailed to match the sleeves. The ruffles were made from two yard-long strips of pink casa which were airbrushed with purple paint to add the gradient. I then ran them through the serger to add a purple edge, pleated them and stitched them onto the tulle of the petticoat. The gloves were made from scrap, and the turtleneck shirt we found online. My husband Sketch made the ear cauls from worbla, insulation foam, caulk, and hair combs. This costume was slightly less work than Belgemine because it had fewer details, but it was still a time-consuming project and I love how it came out much more than I expected to. These costumes look amazing together!