Costume :Zidane
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Zidane Full

These Boots were made for walking XD

Jacket with Belt (Back)

Jacket with Belt (Front)

Jacket started

Cuffs completed

Belt for waist done

Cuffs half way there

Making the Boots

Tail made

Jabot and Ribbon

Ref pics


Costume Information

Cost : about £100
Time Taken : about 3 weeks (roughly)

I've really enjoyed playing as Zidane in Dissida and i thought that it would be fun to cosplay him.

I am at the moment playing through 9 and i still Like Zidane so i am glad i decided to cosplay him ^^


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Awesome ^^ when do you plan on doing zidane?

by Zelda on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 20:27
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I'm aiming for the May Expo :) but i didn't put a time on here because i wasn't sure i could finish him in time due to uni :)

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 21:05
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That tail is awesome, i can't wait for this ^^.

by Zelda on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 19:56
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hehe i enjoyed making it - even if the fur did get up my noes LOL

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 20:02
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Lol really XD that must of been so annoying ><, and you boots are looking awesome so far to ^^.

by Zelda on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 20:04
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aww thank you i just hope i can do him justice :)

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 20:11
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Omg thats an awesome ribbon! *loves* I wanna be Zidane too XD but I fail at being arsed to make the rest lol. Awesome Job can't wait to see it finished! *waves the cheering flag*

by Darkiekun on Saturday, 30 January, 2010 - 01:45
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hehe thank you Sora ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 30 January, 2010 - 18:12
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Looking good so far, the tail is epic <3


by letmelive on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 09:15
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cheers hun ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 23:10
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Your progress is looking awesome, your working hard on your zidane and im working hard on my garnet =D

by Zelda on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 23:53
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aww thank you *hugs*

coolness i hope your's is turning out as good as you hoped because personally i like your Garnet cosplay so far ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 00:21
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Thank you so much =], and your zidane boots are so accurate, there amazing =D

by Zelda on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 01:17
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aww thank you so much ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 18:41
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by Member-XI on Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 19:54
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well at least i can run a round walls XD

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 20:20
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So? My hair is brown.

by Member-XI on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 00:07
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Don't make me get my friend Cloud to summon his super secret weapon that moogles quiver at XD

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 00:33
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Cloud is so gay, he makes Wakka look straight. D8
Have your sorted your trousers yet? :3

by Member-XI on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 00:39
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No not quite i've been doing my essays and with me going away for a few days i've not had chance to do them >.< but i'm hoping to do them this week i just need to re-do the fly, then attatch the tail to the back and then do the waist band, then i think they are done ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 16:37
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Awesome Zidane, can't wait to see this at expo ^_^

by FusionRose on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 13:27
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aww thank you i just hope i can do him justice ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 - 19:52
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Lookin good. I esp like your lil lace jabot thing. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 20:43
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Thanks Ranma :D all i need to do now really is add the loops for my belt and do the hem on the bottom of the trousers ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 21:14
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Good work finishing on time, You're lucky..I am about to make a start!! on my Sundays costume tommorrow. I hope it comes together really quickly.. I don't want to be doing all nighters again.. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 23:46
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aww i hope so too i love your cosplays :)

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 11:22
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Zidane turned out great, you put a lot of work into him. Aww its a shame you only got one pic. (That happened to me with Velma. I put so much into that dress too!) The only thing we can do is wear the costume out again and take a camera for more pics. :P

Oh I did get my sunday costume ready - just! (there were literally safety pins holding some parts though ;P but it was good enough to go for the masquerade performance and I had a lovely time cosplaying Florence on stage. Hope you really enjoyed Expo. :)

Are you going to London Film and Comic Con in July?

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 11:00
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Zidane! <3 I love this you look awesome and detailing is amazing =D x.

by FusionRose on Sunday, 21 November, 2010 - 19:54
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Thank you i really appreciate that ^^ *hugs*

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 04:12
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Fantastic work! You look great!

by BlueberryTale on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 - 07:50
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I love the details on this, great job!

by ToroSonyCat on Friday, 5 December, 2014 - 00:57

To-Do List

Make TrousersHighComplete
Make JacketHighComplete
Make the tailHighComplete
Make CuffsHighComplete
Make Belts (Waist)MediumComplete
Make BootsMediumComplete
get glovesMediumComplete
Make Belt (Shoulder)MediumComplete


finished ^^ just need to do improves now (Posted 17th April 2010)

YES!!!!!!!! finally done the pants and added the tail to them ^^ so just to make me feel better about this i'm going to add loops on the pants to fit the belt too and also i'm going to add to the jacket and try to make it fully fit up to my neck. Then i can change the stats from "In Progress" to "Complete" :D

Take Two AAAAUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!! (Posted 24th March 2010)

For the past few weekends i have been going home from uni mainly to do Zidane as i've mentioned in previous journals but sadly there has been quite a lot of things happening at mine so i haven't had chance to do his pants :(

Today i was determind to do or at least get properly started on them i had already cut them out ready to put together.

whilst i was doing them i had this horrid feeling that something bad was going to to happen mainly because 1 it's me and 2 so far things seem to have been turning out ok on him.

Well todays mess up made up for it

When i was attatching the pockets together i didn't really think that anything was going wrong same for when i did the rough edges of the pants, down the side and attached them. The only way i found out it was wrong was when it came to putting the left and right sides of the pants togehter the way i found it was ............ BOTH SIDES WERE FACING THE SAME WAY *Cries* so i thought "that's so annoying especially seen as i had been at them for about 6 hours oh well i canjust un-do 1 of the legs and flip it" ........ No.

Not only was 1 leg facing the worng way but so was 1 of the stupid pockets which i had overlocked together and done all the straight edging on and added the facing on so all of that had to be un-done too *screams*.

So now all i've done is turn 1 leg the right way and overlocked it together and wrote in taylors chalk which side is which so i don't do that mistake again. and i've re-done that pocket and sewed it the right way and wrote on that too.

What is making me worry now is if they don't fit. If they don't i will most defantly cry as i don't have any more material or a pattern that would be big enough. what i would have to do and i pray that i don't is do what 1 of my friends did for their pants and that was to get an old pair of already made trousers un-pick the seems and use them as a pattern.

Tomorrow i am trying again with them lets hope it all turns out ok, but it's offical those trousers are the bain of my life D8

So close now ^^ (Posted 17th February 2010)

Yes finally i've done his jacket because of the pattern i used was designed to not be closed i've had to make some alterations and i had to cut more off the sleeves and sew them but i feel happy with it especially seen as i've never done made a jacket before.

i am currently making the belt now for his shoulders and attatching it to the jacket. the main thing i am really worried about it the trousers as the pattern is a size smaller than me so i will have to make some changes to them.

The boots are painted but i forgot my fabric glue to stick the material on with >.< but at least everything is near enough cut out for them.

Starting the pants and Jacket (Posted 8th February 2010)

this weekend i had finished my cuffs and whilst doing my essay for uni i have been able to start making the trousers and the Jacket so far things have been going ok, but i have this awful feeling that something will go wrong on it, mainly because that's the way my luck is lol XD

This week if my mum is able to take me back to uni tomorrow i will be doing my boots again, but if she isn't i'll have to wait for the weekend ^^

Belted up (Posted 3rd February 2010)

i finally finished making his waist belt it took ALOT longer than it would normally mainly because i couldn't get my sewing machine to work so i sewed it by hand. To keep the shape of the belt my friend Member-XI gave me the idea to strengthen it so i got some card and i cut it into stripsand stuck them together.

i used the strips as a pattern to make the thickness of the belt then i sewed up the side and one end then i pulled it through. then i added the buckle on one end. due to my stuff being at my parents with any luck i should get the other stuff so then i can finish him soon ^^

Cuffs done time for belt (Posted 31st January 2010)

i've now finished sewing the cuffs together but i'm now back at uni and i've realised i forgot the buttons to put on the side and i need to get some velcrow for the inside to make them stay in place >.< but thankfully i should with any luck be going home in 2 weeks time for the weekend and i will be able to pick them up then. i decided instead of starting his shoulder belts (i don't know what to call them lol) i thought i would start on making his waist belt tomorrow instead as i couldn't find one suitable i thankfully remembered the buckle to add on the end for that.

The reason why i'm doing his waist one first also is because i want to do his jacket first before starting the other one, then i can see how big i need to make it so it fits nicly on it and i'm going to use the arm hole of the jacket pattern to make his shoulder belt, but if it turns out i can't go home due to my lessons i will most likly beg my mum and dad to send them and my boots in the post so i can do them in between doing my uni work XD

Making the Boots (Posted 29th January 2010)

i've done his tail, and now i'm starting to make his boots. i've done them using card and when i get the white and grey fabric through the post i'll be backing them with it.

On The Way (Posted 28th January 2010)

i've now finished doing Zidane's Jabot by adding the ribbon, for it to sit nicely instead of making it one bow i decided to make the loops and tassles and adding the little bit in the middle afterwards. i lit the ends to prevent it from fraying. i have near enough finished my tail now all i need to do is stuff it then it's finished. Today my gloves had come and the material to make his jacket and trousers came yesterday so i will be starting to make them next as well as his cuffs.

On The Make (Posted 24th January 2010)

well sadly as it turned out that 1st fabric i bought to make Zidane's tail was all wrong not only was it way too small but the actual quality was terrible *cries* so i decided the other day to buy some more from a website my friend showed me and i wanted his tail to have a bend in it so i made the shape using two old cloth-hangers and bent them into shape and taped the ends so then all the sharp ends were covered. so all i need to do now is sew it together and fill it full of stuffing and in a few days i should get the material coming soon so i can then make his jacket and his trousers.

Bits and pieces (Posted 8th January 2010)

Now i'm starting to actually buy some of the stuff to make Zidane i bought today the buckle for his shoulder belt and i was able to find some mohair that should work for his tail. Later on i'll be getting some padding for the tail and i'll be buying the pattern to make his jacket.

Finding the stuff (Posted 12th December 2009)

At the moment i have found what sewing pattern i am going to use for Zidane's jacket and i am currently trying to research for the fur to use for his tail. The thing i have found the hardest to find so far is the boots that would work for him. Hopefully soon i will be able to get all the stuff i need for him and begin to put it all together. :D