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Cid Highwind

Final Fantasy VII

Last Updated: 03-13-2003

This wasn't hard to do. I bought the pants, belt, and sleeve patches at the army surplus store. The gloves and boots came from Wal-Mart. Originally, I modified some swimming goggles to resemble Cid's, but they were ugly and uncomfortable, so I have replaced them with dark motorcycle goggles. For the blonde hair, i use a rinse-out spray color. The scarf is a random sash of white fabric.

The accessories were the most fun. you can't see it, but in my hip pocket is a pewter hip flash that I bought at Things Remembered, with an engraving of an anchor and sea serpent, with the name "Highwind" below it. I fill it with gin and sip it around the con.

The other accessory I'm proud of is the spear. I found a great extendable utility pole (like people use for cleaning pools) at HQ, and attached a plastic toy knife at the end. Then I cut some rings of foam from a children's toy nunchuku set, glued them to the side, and stuck some glass beads in them. The beads fit perfectly, so I can remove and exchange them with different colored ones: my materia!

There was no sewing involved with this costume: only purchasing and arts-and-crafts. It's the only costume I ever made without the help of anyone else (because, ya see, I can't sew).


I wore this costume in a group at A-kon 9, where we won Best Skit/Presentation.

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Character Cid Highwind
Series Final Fantasy VII
Costume Views 671
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Upload Date 03-13-2003
Debuted Project A-kon 9

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