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Michi
03-18-2003, 03:26 PM
The mere fact that a FF subforum has been made shows how crazy FF cosplay is.. especially with FFX-2.

I have a question, though.. I've only done a handful of FF cotsumes, for my love of the games. How many of you actually like the games to cosplay it, or are doing it because it's popular?

It seems a lot of FFX-2 cosplayers are doing it because it's the in-thing.. like some CLAMP series I could name. XO

And as a general note -- I've heard joking comments about FFX-2 being made for cosplayers because of the job classes.. but um, job classes in FF games have always had fun outfits, like FFT. You know what I'd like to see? Job class cosplay from FF5! I saw G-chan did Reina in her Berserker costume.. That was great. XD

Whee, yeah. o_o

Maryssa
03-18-2003, 03:38 PM
i cosplayed terra because I <3 terra ^_^

i dont <3 rikku quite as much as terra, but i think her character is *darling.* my 2 friends were going as yuna & paine so i was happy to be their rikku. however, i was never all that keen on her default Thief outfit; therefore, I am going to make ger gunner outfit later on because I want to be rikku in a cool snazzy outfit ^^ (that and i am in love with the color scheme!)

Michi
03-18-2003, 03:41 PM
You look like the Amano drawing, too. :D Like, her profile image in the menu. It's crazy. When do I get to take pictures of it? :X

Rikku is great and full of energy! I love her character. Reminds me of Yuffie, only somewhat more trustworthy. ^_^; I haven't played much of FFX, and her main outfit doesn't appeal to me, but I was considering the crazy belt outfit when she first shows up in the game... Now I almost wanna do the thief outfit from FFX-2 as well..

You're gonna play FFX-2 when it comes out, right? :P *has plans to import it*

zoinomiko
03-18-2003, 03:41 PM
I'm guilty of the 'just because it's popular' thing. ._. Not because I don't like FF, but because I didn't even have a Playstation until last year, so all I'd played were SNES roms... then I went and cosplayed Quistis. x.x; Still haven't actually played VIII.

On the other hand, I have played Tactics, so I don't feel nearly as shallow deciding to cosplay from that. I have considered doing Faris class cosplay. :D Dunno which one, though. Or when. ^^;

Kamui Motoaki
03-18-2003, 03:44 PM
I cosplayed squall cause i thought Gunblades were kewl! LoL
and the fact that at one point in the game he mentions he'd protect Rinoa even if he must become a black knight or something. .

I cosplayed FF7 cause Materia system rocks!! ^_^
Squall and Cloud are my BOYZ!! LoL

:cheers: :dance: :drink:

oh yea. . Happy B-lated B day to Zell :bigtu:

isami
03-18-2003, 03:45 PM
Hmm. To be honest, I went to a convention this summer before I had ever touched a PS controller, and even though I could say "hey, that's that girl... Yuna, right?" i didn't think much about it.
Then christmas came. I got PS2 and then bought myself FFX and became obsessed. Of course, I wanted to cosplay it!
But then I noticed how... one out of every like... 3 photos on this site is FFX or FFX-2 related and I thought "maybe... some other time..."
Don't get me wrong: I'm all for cosplaying who ever you want despite how little or how much it's cosplayed. But sometimes... I dunno, it's just so overwhelming. It's seems like everyone's doing it, and then it almost takes away from the cosplay experience. You wanna see a bit of everything, you know? So it's kind of the opposite. It's the "in" thing, so I'm trying to stay away from it.
Ack. Back on topic: I'd do it cause I like to and I like the game, not cause everone else is. WEEE!
Good topic. ^.O
~Isa

yuffieleonheart
03-18-2003, 03:46 PM
i cosplayed yuna cuz i love yuna. plus i really like her gunner outfit.

Michi
03-18-2003, 03:51 PM
Carrie needs to come to my house for a weekend when she comes back from Canada, and we'll play FF8. ^_____^ We need to take Quistis/Zell pictures still!! *bounces* FARIS! I love Faris. We have to do FF5 job classes together too. I have to go through them.. I love both Faris and Reina. *_*

Will! Yes! Yay! Zell's birthday! XD I loved the image I made in my LJ. I'm such a geeky fangirl. Lalala... Zell ties for my favorite game character, almost..
Squall's a great character. When I finished the game, I was like "...Wow." and wanted to be EVERYONE. So I've got... Zell, Squall, and Irvine down.. Next Rinoa.. and I want to be Selphie and Quistis in their Balamb & SeeD uniforms respectively.. and I wanna be the Library Girl that has a crush on Zell someday. HAHA. I'm rambling. *posts*

zoinomiko
03-18-2003, 04:13 PM
But... I don't have Quistis hair anymore. ._. http://www.carriesager.com/pic.jpg see? ;.; Maybe I'll get a wig or something. >.>

I want to see someone cosplay Dancer Bartz. XD

lialia
03-18-2003, 04:30 PM
im doing a yuna cause i love the games i love the story and i love yuna
and i also did a tifa cause there was one needed. i honestly like aeris better but tifa is great too

im just a big ole sap for mushy romantic love torn characters and goddamn these outfits freakin rock theres only a few that i wouldnt do

Reiko
03-18-2003, 04:53 PM
I loved cosplaying Rinoa cause Squall protected her and thats something that I would like some day you know? I think the whole love story is great and they are such a cute couple! LOL I dont care if I look nothing like her....I still think she is totally cool!
The Garnet thing was awsome too..I think I look more like her then anyone. not to metion the love story was great..a princess in trouble her hidden love!
*Sigh* I'm such a hopeless romantic...

Kellie
03-18-2003, 04:58 PM
I've only played FFT, FF8, FF9 and FF10 and I adore them all. I've cosplayed as Selphie in her SeeD costume and I'm planning a Beatrix costume.

If I would cosplay a FF character, it would be a character I could relate to or just really liked. Sure, Selphie may be over-done, but I did her SeeD uniform (which I'm planning on redoing) and I'm planning on making her Trabia uniform (if I can get a decent screen shot of the colors) and her Balamb uniform.

Sure alot of FF characters are popular lately, but that certainly shouldn't make you want to make a costume. Besides, if you make a Yuna costume, you might notice something different about another Yuna and swap ideas on how each went about making it. x_x; Just no stealing or anything like that.

And I lost my train of thought completely. That's what I get for getting up half way through a post. Haha!

Gothic_Lulu
03-18-2003, 05:25 PM
When I saw this forum I was like "Holy Crap 0_o" lol


I have played almost all the games so I think I don't have too feel shallow about it lol....

My fav character from all of the games is Edea and I just finished that costume ^_^ She just kicks ass.....she also is not done that much...

My second fav is Lulu and I commsioned her way before I found out that she was a really popular cosplay character.....I just really like her personality and I thought she was very unique....

My third fave is Aeris....I did not like her at first while I was playing the game but she sort of grew on me ^_^

I would like to do some Tatics cosplay...it is an amazing game and the designs are elegant and simplistic........

Michi
03-18-2003, 05:32 PM
Kellie, you get extra awesome points for wanting to do Selphie's Trabia uniform. Go you. :D!

Kellie
03-18-2003, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by Michi
Kellie, you get extra awesome points for wanting to do Selphie's Trabia uniform. Go you. :D!

Woohoo! :D I love points!

Jibrille
03-18-2003, 06:27 PM
well, three of the FF's i've cosplayed from so far, i have played. FFT (mimic and mediator) FFIX (beatrix) and FFX (seymours mother)
i obviously havnt played ffx2 yet. but paines character design grabbed me the most out of all the scantily clad costumes of the three leads.
lately i have been on a desperate search for costumes to do, so the release of this game was nice and convenient. ^^
the black mage costume was ALL about the hat. XD i love that thing, and i cant wait till the official art of it comes out so i can truely finish the costume. ^^
samurai and animal trainer are next on the hit list. ^^
i also enjoy it because in my group there is a yuna cosplayer (i love arisuchan! ^^ ) and an occasional rikku cosplay (yo angelyuki! ^^ )
so having all three is nifty as well. ^^



FF is kinda scarey though.... O.o
the fact that there is a need for a whole forum dedicated to just its cosplay. o.O

SuthrnBelleChan
03-18-2003, 06:45 PM
I cosplayed Rikku because i just loved her character in the game. I was totally in love with the game. ANd I am such a freak for totally akward fashion, which is why i'm cosplaying some of X-2, like the Dark Mage i was jsut like OMG it's a Jester Vegas Pimp!! SCORE! lol

Lynzie
03-18-2003, 07:20 PM
I don't think I'd ever cosplay a character if I hadn't at least seen part of the anime or played part of the game... preferably finished the game, and/or seen 90% of the manga/anime/whatever. :D Even though I plan to make Rikku's thief outfit from FFX-2 someday, I won't do it 'til after I play the game. The only reason I'm pretty sure I'll do it is because I liked Rikku in FFX. Why should she change so much in FFX-2 that I wouldn't like her there?

krystal1314
03-18-2003, 08:06 PM
I cosplayed Rinoa because my friends wouldn't stop bothering me to cosplay her XD LoL... But then I really got into the game, and she became my fave FF character since she gives a whole new meaning to "wearing your heart on your sleeves" ^_^
I cosplayed Rikku because... well, honestly, at that time, I never even played the game before, and I thought her costume looked pretty challenging and not to mention awesome too!
And there's so much more FF costumes that I want to make!!! LoL

Sakura
03-18-2003, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by Michi
You know what I'd like to see? Job class cosplay from FF5!

YEAH! One of these days I'm going to be Faris... ^_^ maybe a Knight because that's one of my favorite classes.

dizzylizzy
03-18-2003, 08:58 PM
i didn't expect the yuna cosplay to be so big when i made the costume. i chose her cuz i loved the character and identified with her. i also loved the kimono-like outfit.

as for yuna-2. i was excited for the new game.... i'm not wearing it again though.... cuz i know ther will be tons more in the summer.

and the clamp character?? ::cough:: chii:::cough::???? ::raises hand:: i have one of those too.... but at least there are different dresses to do. : ) i just think she's cute and interesting. and i love the dresses. hee hee

Yuna
03-18-2003, 09:02 PM
Don't let popularity discourage your cosplay. One in 10 of the new Yunas will really love her character and be cosplaying for that reason.

Ukayoru no Chou
03-18-2003, 09:10 PM
Waah, nothing to put in here, seeing as how I havn't had a chance to cosplay anyone from FF ( I plan to though.. **; ) but , yes, Rikku's Black Mage outfit is wicked *_*; I love it, and if I was better lookin, I'd cosplay it. Lol.

Im with Lynzie and rather see most of something first, inless im desperate, then I will cram my brain of knowledge and be honest when people ask me things ^_^()

Tenshi
03-19-2003, 01:23 AM
I cosplayed Terra because I love her. I'm cosplaying Fuujin because I love Seifer and she's his main girl (plus she's cool all by herself ^^). I cosplayed Celes because. . .um, I like the game she's from? XD So yeah, I love Final Fantasy and I cosplay it because I like it.

PikminLink
03-19-2003, 02:07 AM
well...i havent done any final fantasy cosplay yet.....but i really want to cosplay as squall....and i also started gathering some material for Leon from kingdome hearts......i think squall is cool...so thats basically the main reason why i would cosplay him^^............

cyankirby
03-19-2003, 02:30 AM
I'm cosplaying bahamut because:
I think he's really cool! :D
I want a challenge
I love dragons (plus he's a dragon with an awesome and unusual character design!)

I cosplayed Quistis in the past because:
I love her character
I can relate to her character
I look somewhat like her

But actually, I like to stand out so the popularity aspect has nothing to do with it.

Kellie
03-19-2003, 11:07 AM
cyankirby - O_O You're making a Bahamut costume!? That's AWESOME! I must see this when you're finished! :D Kudos!!

soshi
03-19-2003, 03:27 PM
I do have a FFX-2 costume I wouldn't mind making, but if I ever do it, it'll probably be long after the frenzy to be "FIRST FIRST FIRST AAHHHH WHEEE NEW SCREENCAPS" dies out. not only because I don't like being associated with that kind of shallow fandom, but because I am lazy, and I make costumes slow. ^_^;; for example, the costume I'm making from FFX... I've been planning it for over a year, and am just now begining construction. *heh*

I think regaurdless of how people feel about cosplaying from FFX-2, it's going to seem like they're just doing it to be popular - I mean, the game only just came out this month, and people have been planning obsessively since way way before! @_@;

neoangelwink
03-19-2003, 06:04 PM
i cost play as white mage. i do like white mages. i have played 8- bit ff a little. also read 8-bit theather. but will not carrie a hammer. some people have told me that i would make great mage. there nother reason but it sercit ^_^. tifa becoue alway want to casplay her. i love ff7. also would to be Aerith. she very much like me.

Adella
03-19-2003, 08:44 PM
I'm pretty crazily obsessed with Aeris. And I know that Nessa is Yuna obsessed. @_@ My license plate says "Aeris drives this car" on it's frame lol.

I really love Beatrix so I'm going to make her costume, and Shiva is totally cool, as is Celes. I wanted to cosplay with Maryssa and I totally love Celes so I'm gonna cosplay her with Maryssa's Terra ^_^

Aeris is still my #1 priority though.

Troppy
03-19-2003, 09:29 PM
When it comes to FF, I'm basically a Yuna cosplayer. I'm also proud to say that it is because I truly love and adore the character; who she is, how she acts, what she stands for. Unlike a lot of Yunas I've seen, I honestly try and take a lot of time with each costume to make it beautiful and to do my favorite character justice, instead of just being the "first." When it's done well, you WON'T be regarded as "just another Yuna," because people notice the heart you've put into it. It shows. :)

As for FUTURE FF prospects...I'm working on a Carbuncle girl (moogles are sooo last Tuesday, lol) and I'm in the process of choosing a more obscure FFX character...Shelinda, Svanda, Naida...something like that. Power to the unknowns, baby, power to the unknowns.

Adella
03-19-2003, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Troppy
Unlike a lot of Yunas I've seen, I honestly try and take a lot of time with each costume to make it beautiful and to do my favorite character justice, instead of just being the "first."

Wow that's quite a diss on other Yuna cosplayers :\ I'm sure most of the others have tried their hardest and put their hearts into it too.

Troppy
03-20-2003, 12:12 AM
ah, I didn't mean it that way...not to MOST people anyway. I just get really upset when I see cosplay competition over who gets to be the "first warrior yuna" or the "first gambler rikku" etc.... I'm not saying that nobody else puts their heart into it. I know they do, and that makes me very happy. ^_^ I'm just not a huge fan of the ever growing "this is a big race" concept that seems to be growing...

PikminLink
04-04-2003, 01:20 AM
yay!!...i started on my squall outfit.......hehehe.......im like...um 20-30% complete...bwhahaha...........um okay.......once i get finished with that..im going on to the ballroom outfit, and Squall/leon from KH.............hehehehe.....^^

Raya
04-04-2003, 02:22 AM
Originally posted by Troppy
I'm just not a huge fan of the ever growing "this is a big race" concept that seems to be growing...

Hmmm... I don't think it's a matter of a 'race' actually... Perhaps with some people... But what you and Aeris said are both true.

It brings up an interesting point actually! People do the costume because they LOVE the character and they work hard to the best of their ability to make a costume they can be proud of! But people also take different amounts of time to make costumes. Some have more free time than others and spend it accordingly...

Of course, theyre is a growing passion for FF X-2 costumes in general... and no wonder! There are so many AWESOME costumes from this game! ( I want to make like-- every one I see! Except Rikku's... ^^;; No diss to Rikku cosplayers out there, I'd just be too self contious! It's all me!) Anyways, everyone wants to make one! And we are all competitive people. That's how people are. In some cases with costumes that are very popular (Like Yuna) They see a Yuna costume done by another cosplayer that they think is really really good and they want to make one too. We all fuel the desire. They love the character so much and so they want to make the best costume they can and be the best Yuna they can be. It's really all about passion for the character.

I had a week off from work recently, and I made a Queen Costume in that week and I think I did a pretty good job! But I worked on it like every day ALL DAY! As opposed to my Yuna costume, which took a year to make because I worked on it off and on while I was finishing my degree, but I think total they both took about the same amount of hours.

I don't know what my point is... I guess it's that everyone is different! So I suppose we shouldn't generalize that people who get their costume done faster are necessarily 'racing.' (Though sometimes it does seem that way!) They just love the character!

Just my thought on the subject. Geez that was a major ramble...

I hope I don't get flamed for this... I don't post very often. *runs and hides*

Kawaii Yuna
04-04-2003, 10:08 AM
I will be cosplaying Yuna FFX-2 for the fact that she's a Final Fantasy character. I so love all the FF games and cosplaying characters from the series is such a delight. I wouldn't cosplay a character because it is/was "in", but for my high interest and love. I may plan to create a Rinoa and Garnet costume in the future. :)

Selphie_fairy
04-05-2003, 11:36 AM
im gonna be cosplaying as selphie in her default outfit for shoujocon and BAAF. I might go to otakon but my parents are still thinking about it *sigh* i was going to cosplay as aeris cause she is one of my favorite characters as well but i thought id be a better selphie and her costume is easier for a first costume ^^; im hoping to do aeris tho one day....*sigh* oo and thanx to adella!^^ she kinda inspired me to cosplay!^^

Adella
04-05-2003, 03:31 PM
:heart: ^_^ awww thank you too that's so nice. People like you are needed more in the cosplay community selphie. I should clone you! :D lol

Yuna
04-05-2003, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Raya
Of course, theyre is a growing passion for FF X-2 costumes in general... and no wonder! There are so many AWESOME costumes from this game!

Yeah, there is a definate growing "passion" for FFX-2 costumes. On a personal standpoint, I can't stand it. it's driving me absolutly insane. Not Squaresoft's marketing or anyhting, just the HUGE over whellming fanbase. I know it's pretty and all, but jeeze. After the release of Lenne and Shuuin, I'm questioning the quality of the game... and refusing to make any other FFX-2 costume until I can play the game. I think people really need to calm down. I can wait until November 4th, it's not that far off; patience is a very wonferful thing to have. *shrugs* one person's frustration is another's passion. I've put all FFX-2 costumes (save for the default one which I've already put TOO much time into to stop doing) on the back burning and I'm waiting until I have the game. I have it reserved, I've bought some merchandise *huggles artbook and Yuna strap* so my cosplay can wait.

Bell-chan
04-05-2003, 04:56 PM
I cosplayed Rinoa because I loved her and her relationship with Squall *drools* And I will be cosplaying Yuna because I loved the game, and she was undeniably my favorite character.

Originally posted by Selphie_fairy
oo and thanx to adella!^^ she kinda inspired me to cosplay!^^ ^_^ hehe yeah! She and Sailor Jamboree inspired me, too! After seeing her Aeris costume, I was so impressed I started researching, out of my own free will. (me? researching for something other than school??)

RyuHayabusaDOA2
04-05-2003, 07:48 PM
well, since I guess I'll be the second guy to post in this topic: here are my choices for characters that I would love to cosplay from FF:
FF6-Locke-Love and Tragedy are hidden beneath his cheery exterior, just like me. :D
FF7-Barret Wallace-since he has my skin complexion and I can pull it off.
FF8-Squall? I don't know If I can pull it off.
FF9-possibly Zidane...or random Black Mage... LOL
FF10-Tidus. with him it should be easy.

I would like to see like the older FF's cosplayed. specially FF4. ^_^

well, I wonder if I could pull off Cecil as a paladin though...I guess i have to look at the sprite..to see how it is. ^_^

The 1st time I saw Aeris at Ani-Magic 2001, I was like Whoa! cause she looked exactly like her. I was deeply impressed and how she carried the whole thing.

Selphie_fairy
04-06-2003, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Aeris
:heart: ^_^ awww thank you too that's so nice. People like you are needed more in the cosplay community selphie. I should clone you! :D lol

:heart: thankies adella!!!! lol :heart:


Originally posted by Bell-chan
^_^ hehe yeah! She and Sailor Jamboree inspired me, too! After seeing her Aeris costume, I was so impressed I started researching, out of my own free will. (me? researching for something other than school??)

i had to research too ^^ im so happy!!!hehe adella is special to fellow cosplayers^^ she deserves to be cosplayer of the month lolz