Jessica Albert / ゼシカ・アルバート / Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King / ドラゴンクエストVIII 空と海と大地と呪われし姫君

Jessica from Dragon Quest VIII (game)

 

Our trio at Cherry Blossom

Inspiration: As I noted on my Bianca costume page, I love Dragon Quest. A lot. I’m surprised it took until VIII was released for me to cosplay from it. My first game in the series was VII back in 2001. I loved VIII just as much as the others, and after working on a Jessica costume in 2006, I was finally able to debut it in 2007.

Costume Notes: Oh gosh, this costume. I started working on it in 2006, after playing the game in 2005. The skirt is moleskin, and I can’t tell you how many times I nearly sliced my fingers trying to gather it with thread. So tough! The underskirt is indeed an entire second skirt, which is a detail true to the design that I don’t think many people realize. My friend Daichan made me a pattern for the waist cincher, and taught me how to put the grommets into it.

When I debuted it, I convinced Ellome to be my Angelo, and dressed up my younger brother as the hero. I had a lot of fun with our little group at the Cherry Blossom Festival!

I love this costume. I cut my hair in June 2007, so I stopped wearing it, and haven’t gotten around to pulling it out since. I’d like to remake the top, but other than that I’m really overdue for wearing it again! I wore it for such a short time at Fanime and would really like to get better photos.

As usual, all the slimes in the photos are from my plushie collection.

Stats:

– Created April 2007

– Worn at Cherry Blossom Festival 2007, FanimeCon 2007

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Photo Credits: Eurobeat King, Mike Schweizer

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