Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Last Updated: 02-27-2010
Since my boyfriend at the time was cosplaying Reno, I decided for AUSA that I wanted to do a Final Fantasy VII costume so that we could cosplay together. I chose to cosplay Elena so we could both be Turks. I've always loved the Turks, Elena especially since she's the one I can identify with the most. Anyways this character also seemed a good choice because it is a very simple costume. This was important since I had waited to decide I wanted a second cosplay until 4 days before the convention!
I already had black slacks, black dress shoes, and a white button-down blouse, so I purchased a fitted black blazer and a black tie to complete the costume. The real issue with putting the costume together at such short notice was finding a wig...
For the wig, I ended up having to purchase a long, pale blond wig from a local wig shop, which I quickly realized when I got home was EXTREMELY heat resistant, and could not be styled AT ALL. Then I accidently cut it too short because I was styling it on a foam wig head (which is much smaller than that of a normal person's), and since I was unable to curl the ends under, it ended up looking like a choppy mess for AUSA. (also, the part was on the wrong side.) It looked terrible and I have not kept any photos of the costume from that convention.
For Katsucon, I got a different blond wig in a more flattering color, and I took my time styling it to make sure it was as accurate as possible. It still could use some touching up though, before I am 100% satisfied with it!
As for the jacket... I keep meaning to sew a zipper closure into it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Even though I bought it specifically for this costume, the black blazer is actually very flattering on me, and I've been putting off inserting the zipper so I can wear it for non-cosplay stuff... it IS going to happen though... someday! For now I'll be leaving it out just in case I need to cosplay a Turk from Before Crisis. :)
I think one of these days I will also make a ShinRa ID card to spruce the costume up a bit! We'll see! ^_^
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