Costume :Aeris/Aerith Gainsborough
Variant :Crisis Core
Source :Final Fantasy VII - Crisis Core
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

zack and aerith ^^

crisis core aerith

Aerith on the train!







Costume Information

Cost : roughly £50
Time Taken : 2 Weeks

Aerith gainsborough. . . . . . .

Aerith has always been my favourite character and at college, youtube and forums she is my character. . . . . .
I finally decided to cosplay her. . . . This cosplay is a great one to do if your short on Money. . . .

Originally i wanted to cosplay aerith from advent children however i didn't have the money for her outfit so i though about cosplaying crisis core aerith instead . . . not to mention im the same age as crisis core aerith. . . .

Crisis core aerith's outfit is simple to make if you have the patience. . . .

For her top i used a tight fitted white vest top and the same for the pink one underneath. The blue bow is made of ribbon and was sewed on. the flowers were glued on with fabric glue ( make sure you buy proper fabric glue on construction glue for wood which says for fabric to because it does not work!) and the flowers on the straps were sewed on to make sure they didn't fall off.

The skirt was a plain white skirt that i cut and sorted out because it was far to long.

The i used bias binding tape to make the pattern on the skirt. Do not just get a piece of ribbon and stick it on the dress because thats wrong and people who think thats what aeriths dress is kinda annoy me lol.

Wheb you do the 3 lines of bias binding tape just use fabric glue to stick them on. The shade of blue i used was Powder blue (Light) not dark powder blue.

When doing this do the first line of her dress pattern on the bottom of your vest top. . . this easily gives it the exact same look as aeriths making the top and the skirt look like a dress.

The shoes. . . . get a nice pair of summer platform shoes with a strap that goes over the foot just before the toes and get some lovely flowers and stick them on.

If you want more advice feel free to pm for costume help or tips on aeriths hair and bow.

This costume was made for the London mcm expo may 2009. It was amazing fun and i made so many friends. i went to the convention with my best friend who cosplayed Rinoa Heartilly

For all the girl cosplayers out there who don't know what to do for a first costume, this one is a very good choice if you want something easy and from final fantasy.


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Aww this is really sweet, your dress detail's lovely!

by AmethystEyes on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 13:13
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awwww you make such a pretty Aerith!

by GunstarVixen on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 13:16
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nice aeris very pretty

by timpey on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 14:10
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Awwh this is soo cool! ^^

by letmelive on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 16:47
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nice costume,you make a good Aeris

by leumas on Monday, 24 August, 2009 - 10:39
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Awww thank you. ^__^ i don't think it was to bad for my first ever made cosplay.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 20:21
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gotta loves aeris

by Defrain on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 21:40
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Your Aeris is stunning! ^_^

by Jenangel on Thursday, 31 December, 2009 - 11:54
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Aww thank you very much ^__^

by Zelda on Thursday, 31 December, 2009 - 13:38
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I love your Aeris your eyes look so innocent :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 31 December, 2009 - 14:15
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Hehe thank you so much ^__^

by Zelda on Thursday, 31 December, 2009 - 17:11
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very cute indeed ^_^ bit surprised i didnt pump into you though T.T

by Kaka Extreme on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 03:27
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Ahh i know =[ but one day i do plan to redo this cosplay =]

by Zelda on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 12:47
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u look so sweet! O.< ur hair looks so much like hers as well O.O XD

by chobigal on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 22:40
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Thank yoooou so much ^^ *hugs*

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 13:16
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love your aerith. ^^

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 22:08
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Thank yooooou *hugs*

by Zelda on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 22:12
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Hey! :) I have a few questions, so is it alright if you message me the answers? (: Thankyou.
+~ Where did you buy the wig? I'm planning to do this for London 2010 if I can go, or for Midlands 2011.
+~Where'd you get the shoes?! :O I'm not entirely sure what shoes she wears, but they look like something she'd wear. :)
3! Last one. xD
The basket. Is that just a basic one that you can buy anywhere?

by iTiffy on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 10:57

To-Do List

Base WigHighComplete
Add flower design to side of topHighComplete
Blue Bias Bind the skirtHighComplete
Base SkirtHighComplete
Base TopHighComplete
Style WigHighComplete
Add flower design to shoesMediumComplete
Flower BasketMediumComplete
Hair bowLowComplete
Pink undertopLowComplete