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Topic: Final Fantasy 7 -- Cloud and Aerith costumes! --IMAGE HEAVY  (Read 9109 times)
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lilninjabear
« on: November 02, 2009 12:43:36 PM »

So about 2 weeks before halloween I decided I officially hate the Spirit halloween stores. I needed to come with something fun and cool and wasn't just an excuse to wear lingerie.

My friend and I decided we would try making our own since I just started learning to sew. Insert, Cloud and Aerith! Our favorite video characters =) Here are the game pictures we used for reference:

Aertih: http://www.ffcompendium.com/art/7-aeris-a.jpg
Cloud: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-07/art/dff-cloud-strife.jpg

I tried a so many patterns for her dress but nothing was what I wanted, so I just made up my own and am pretty happy with it.


For the Jacket, I found a red wool jacket at the thrift store and just cut the sleeves and cropped it for the right fit.


I made the bracelets out of pvc fittings from ace hardware, sprayed painted silver, grey and black for detailing. The arm braces were made from craft foam painted the same way and attached with velcro.



Found this awesome braid at a Sally's salon, just happened to be the same as my natural hair color! SCORE!


Cloud's costume took a lot more work!

We found a sweater that was the right color and style, then cut the sleeves and took in the sides to fit tight.Found some fabric that was heavy weighted enough and made the pants from him. I used a pajama pattern and just edited for the leg shape. Then pleated up the sides to give the wrinkles.



Made the belt and harness out of brown leather vinyl.


His shoulder and arm piece are made from pvc plumbing fittings and craft foam. Painted with silver, grey and black for detailing.




Made the sword from cardboard and tape, the gem(materia) are Styrofoam balls cut in half and painted. Spray painted the sword.



Well there ya go =) If anyone has any questions on how I did a specific thing, feel free to ask! I didn't take any in progress shots unfortunately =( This is my first costume making experience and I am totally hooked!!!

Hope everyone likes!

For more pics, check out my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristastic/sets/72157622595216011/
« Last Edit: November 07, 2009 03:09:29 PM by lilninjabear - Reason: fixed broken pictures! » THIS ROCKS   Logged
burnt muffin
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 01:01:04 PM »

great costumes!!  I also love the pics ^^
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Glitter Girl
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 01:15:41 PM »

Great job! Love the creativity!  Smiley
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I only look sweet and innocent
sparrowarms
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 01:26:54 PM »

Wow, they're amazing! Well done!
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MissJessica
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 04:57:48 PM »

I don't know these characters but your costumes are both fantastic!
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zenthistle
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009 07:38:14 PM »

i love it you really bring the characters to life.. the hair is cool also.. love the sword and all the details..
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Ahoy Sailor!
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009 10:37:47 PM »

love it!! i love all the extra pieces you added for the specific detail keeping it very close to the game origins. they are spot on....love the buster sword too.
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009 12:31:33 PM »

Love love love these costumes!  Grin  So well made and the photos are awesome.  And the braid is PERFECT, 100% awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009 09:57:02 PM »

aww the pics are broken, I will check back, I look forward to seeing them, I love FF!
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lilninjabear
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2009 03:10:10 PM »

aww the pics are broken, I will check back, I look forward to seeing them, I love FF!

should be fixed now! not sure what happened =/
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