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Cosplayer Starlightslk > Costume of Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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05-04-2011
Series
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Character
Tifa Lockhart
Year Completed:
2006
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Costume worn at:
Anime Boston 2009
AnimeNEXT 2006
Katsucon 2010
Katsucon 2006
Llamacon 2006
Otakon 2009
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
♥~Tops~♥
The black top is made from stretch pleather material with a real metal silver colored zipper and I drafted the pattern for it so that it would fit properly. The white top is a lycra-spandex tanktop.

♥~Bottoms~♥
The shorts are made from a cotton-blend complete with a functional fly and two loops at the bottom of each leg for the ribbons. I initially made the ribbons on the bottom of the shorts out of the same fabric as the shorts but later switched it out for some nice 2" black double-face satin ribbon.

The butt-cape, which is attached to the pants is made from a coarse weave linen-lookalike fabric which was doubled over since it was a little too see-through otherwise, it looked just like the texture in the reference pictures. I completely patterned it from scratch and the bottom part of it is box-pleated which gives it just the right look.

♥~Apron~♥
Made from the same material as the butt-cape, I also drafted the pattern for this, and once I realized that it was based on a waitress's apron the pockets in the front made sense. I used a small silver buckle for the side since that was what it looked like it was in the reference pictures and 6 giant buttons that I hand-sewed onto the front.

♥~Earrings & Accessories~♥

I hand made the earrings at a local bead/jewelry store, they are sterling silver.
The pink ribbon is ¼"wide Swiss double-faced satin ribbon in a dusty rose that was fraychecked.
The gloves are just simple black leather gloves.

♥~Shoes~♥
Basic knock-off chuck's that have been re-laced with 1½" gross-grain ribbon that was fraychecked.
Personal Thoughts:
When I played FF7, I fell in love with it; and greatly due to the scene where Cloud's memory is pieced back together I wanted to cosplay Tifa. ^_^

She is so strong yet caring and cheerful; she believes in Cloud and gives him the benefit of the doubt no matter what. I felt a strong connection to Tifa as I played through the game, so it only makes sense. Also now having seen Advent Children, it only makes me want to cosplay her even more. ^_^

I had already made her game version when I decided to make this cosplay but also chose to make her AC version since it's a bit more winter con friendly, and it's also a ton more comfy.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Beverly Johnson
Wig Name
Jazzelle
Original Color:
2
Styling Time
30 min
Styling Notes
I had to re-part the wig since it came with a center part. I had to change it to a side part which I did by heat training the fibers.
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