Thanks for the compliments! Terra is my favorite Final Fantasy character too, and one of my favorite characters of all time. Her questions about her own identity, her "How will I know which way is right?" and "Hope...how could anyone put their hope in me?" resonated strongly with me and have stuck with me over the years.
It's interesting that you use the word "luxurious" to describe her curls, because for much of human history, the time and resources to get dressed up all fancy and do your hair were exactly that: a luxury. The Imperial Banquet isn't the kind of event that comes along just every day, and I figure Terra and the other participants would take the time to look good for it.
I'm glad to hear that we like a lot of the same characters. Thanks for taking the time to browse my gallery, and thanks again for the fave and comment on Terra here.