Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X
is one of my favorite games, and I've always wanted a Summoner Yuna costume, though I was never really motivated to make one. After making Summoner Belgemine and Summoner Ginnem in 2015 I wanted a Summoner Yuna costume which could be used by myself and shared amongst our friends so we could cosplay as a group of summoners. In 2016 I found a really nice one online and bought it; since I'm not emotionally attached to it because I didn't pour hours into making it, the outfit is perfect for sharing and fits a wide range of our friends with only a few adjustments. I'd like to make an upgraded one for myself down the road, but I love having this version on hand!
This was a really nicely made costume for something store-bought; unfortunately the place we bought it from no longer sells it, but pre-made cosplay costumes have come a long way over the years! The skirt is especially well-made out of a durable and washable rayon-type material and fits perfectly with the flower pattern silk-screened on. The pattern on the obi is perfect, as is the obi bow, but the obi belt itself needed some stiffening. I opened the obi belt and added several layers of interfacing to the inside to give it a better shape. The back fastened with hooks, but I added a panel with industrial velcro so it would have more leeway to fit myself and friends with varying waist sizes. I also added snaps for the obi belt flower, which was originally attached with a pin that was insufficient for supporting its weight. The white shirt and black undertop functions well but will probably be something I remake down the road for a better fit. When sharing we usually have friends use their own black top just to it fits securely on their body shape. The sleeves are made of a polyester with a very light gradient, but they wrinkle easily and require quite a bit of ironing after transport. All of the jewelry came with the outfit and is excellent. The boots I found second hand on eBay and had the perfect look for Yuna, and I use my Korra wig for the costume though some of our friends use their own. Sketch made Yuna's default summoning staff to go with the outfit using the same methods he used to make the Nirvana and Punisher staves for Belgemine and Ginnem.