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Final Fantasy VII
Tifa Lockhart
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Third Place Master Division in the Tokyo Kid 3rd Annual Halloween Cosplay ContestBest Over-All Group in the Bakuretsu Con 2005 Cosplay Contest for our skit: Final Fantay Lockdown
Costume worn at:
Anime Boston 2006
Bakuretsu Con 2005
Katsucon 2008
OhayoCon 2006
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The top is made from a Lycra cotton. It's been remade twice.

The skirt is leather.

♥~Suspenders & Belt~♥
The suspenders & belt are faux-leather with metal hardware.

The gloves are a combination of leather and Lycra spandex with mounted resin gems for materia and athletic tape for accenting.

The earrings are all sterling silver I hand made at a local bead/jewelry store.

The bracelet is a wooden bracelet I painted silver and added the mounting for the glass gems that served as my materia.

The elbow-guard & wrists bracelets are sheet-metal and the elbow-guard is accented with silver painted clay bumps and padded on the inside.

♥~Socks & Boots~♥
The socks are thick woolly-style comfy socks. The boots were first painted then later covered in spandex since the paint I used on the original boots cracked really easily.
Personal Thoughts:
Ok, so maybe I'm a bit behind...but anyway I played FF7 the summer of 2005 and fell in love with it and in honor of beating it ^_^ *cheer cheer* (also greatly due to the scene where Cloud's memory is pieced back together)...I deiced 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 made sense.

I debut this cosplay at Bakuretsucon 2005 after only starting it a few weeks prior, I even made the suspenders from scratch. For Ohayocon 2006 I re-did the boots so that they were finally more accurate and much less frustrating. I replaced the shirt for Anime Boston 2006. I still need to attach the metal boot-plates and a few other minor finishing details.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Wig Name
Original Color:
Coffee House
Styling Time
9 hours
Wig Quality Rating
5 / 5.00
Styling Notes
I had to cut in the bangs and whatnot into the front of the wig, the bangs were styled with some heat, hairspray, and a razor. For the back I added in a packet of loose extensions that I made into wefts for volume and then styled the "fishtail" with a ribbon, some heat, & hairspray.
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