Cid Highwind

Advent Children

Final Fantasy VII

Last Updated: 02-23-2011

This is my first "real" costume that I actually did for a con. When I started, I had no idea that such a "simple" costume would turn out to be so complex. (I totally sympathize with the Advent Children animators, who said in the interview in the photobook that ironically, the simplicity of Cid's costume was what made it the most complex.)

Wig from Amphigory
Goggles made from motorcycle goggles, stripped and covered with leather and faux suede and metal hardware finishings
T-shirt from Old Navy
Jacket was my mother's
Pants from Army/Navy surplus store
Combat boots and dogtag mine

The Venus Gospel (spear) is made from scratch. The spearhead comes off and the haft folds for easy transport. Haft is wood, cut, sanded, painted black, and fitted with hinge and latch so it folds in the middle. Spearhead is cardboard, wonderflex, Friendly Plastic, styrofoam, and wood. The white taping is athletic tape.

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Character Cid Highwind
Series Final Fantasy VII
Costume Views 2329
Favorites 3
Comments 3
Upload Date 03-29-2008
Debuted Halloween 2007
Retired Otakon 2009

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