FairyPorchQueen
 


Costume :Tifa Lockhart (Christmas)
Variant :Original Design
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

Christmas Tifa

 


Costume Information

General
Time Taken : About a week

Description
So basically this costume will be used for sasashie's Final Fantasy group in May for the calender.


I wanted my design to have an elegent feel to it insead of just doing an obvious two piece or super short dress, Tifa needs some elegance.

By the looks of things shes is going to end up looking a bit lolita-ish.


My ideas with this design were:

Putting a cutout bit on the back of the dress to go with her wallmart dress design that she has on the front, and adding a little bow underneath ^__^

Having her in socks as she has socks in her original design, and the lace goves to go with the long black bits that go up her arms (the gloves will be fingerless of corse). Ive decided on lace as its softer and reminds me of christmas, they are down as black at the moment but maybe green could be used? There will be white tights to keep the legs warm.

The dress will still be short to tie in with Tifa's short black skirt. And raised at the front to give the illusion of a crop.
I wanted ruffles to add a bit of christmas fun, and i wanted a contrast with Tifa's original quite square-ish design.

The shoes will still be red. But dainty t-bar heels again to contrast with Tifa's bulky boots.

Tinsel will be used at the bottom of the hair, a fur trim on the top of the dress, a green round ring ill be worn on the right hand to tye in with the material on her glove, and most likely a christmas hat.



Photos courtesy of hippyfaith - http://cosplayisland.co.uk/profile/view/hippyfaith

Comments

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Yay for our christmas tifa here. you will make this look amazing, so now we have a christmas tifa, aerith and rosa ^__^.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 15 December, 2009 - 23:20
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yey!! :D i cant wait!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 15 December, 2009 - 23:43
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lols me neither xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 15 December, 2009 - 23:49
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wow thats an awsum xmas Tifa! love it xx

by Sasashie on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 22:52
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looking great hun =D x

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 22:55
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Just hope it looks christmas enough eheh >__<

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 23:06
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It will look great, we shall have aerith and tifa exchanging gifts and looking so elegent hehe.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 23:16
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eeee it will be so cute!! ^____^

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 23:28
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Nice idea :)

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 23:31
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Aww - design looks really good :)

by Shiro Hana on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 11:05
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Thank yooou ^__^

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 14:20
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looking awsum chicka need to get my progress photos up as im almost done xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 22 December, 2009 - 15:12
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you mut i want to see!! :D xx

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 22 December, 2009 - 15:51
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Ohhh your progress looks so pretty =]

by Zelda on Tuesday, 22 December, 2009 - 16:22
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Opps not mut must** haha. Its coming along ok ^___^ i cant wait to see more of yours either Tif9123!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 22 December, 2009 - 16:30
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Awwh this is so cute :3

by letmelive on Tuesday, 22 December, 2009 - 16:59
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hehe thank yoou

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 22 December, 2009 - 18:41
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Ooo what a wonderful design, and your progress is looking fantastic, i love those shoes and socks ^__^

by ElegantAura on Wednesday, 23 December, 2009 - 21:10
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Really cute design and I love the lace socks/gloves :)

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 11:40
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Thanks ElegantAura and Amy-Lou ^___^ I love lace hehe

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 11:44
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This is gorgeous! It looks very well made as well! ^^

by MoonLily on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 12:15
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aww thank you ^__^ sadly it isnt made from scrath :(

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 12:45
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The design is so cute!!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 12:45
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the design is amazing! :) it looks great ^^

by amayhun on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 13:21
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You look amazing hun =D

by FusionRose on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 17:01
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I love the design and you look fantastic!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 17:37
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Looking absolutely gorgeous! That skirt is lovely~

by HotshotShan on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 20:12
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Simply amazing! So that makes Aerith, Tifa and Rosa that I've seen so far... dang I need to hurry up XD.

by Shiro Hana on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 22:29
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that's REALLY damn cute! lol
merry xmas darlin xx

by callmemilo on Friday, 25 December, 2009 - 00:41
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CHRISTMAS TIFA! You look stunning sweetie ^^ Have a fantastic Christmas =D

by MadameLapin on Friday, 25 December, 2009 - 20:18
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Cool Rosa is finishes =] your tifa is so beautiful and finished, and i just finished my aerith.

You just look amazing hehe =] Friday is going to be so fun ^__^

by Zelda on Saturday, 26 December, 2009 - 01:05
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Awwh this is lovely, I like how you've made it a totally unquie design rather then just buying one from ebay! I love how you've also tried to keep some of Tifa's elements of her original design!

I wish I had time to sort Garnet out and go to expo. Could of done a Christmas one of her :(

xxxx

by letmelive on Sunday, 27 December, 2009 - 23:38
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I just love this outfit- you are so creative!

wish i could make stuff like this

by Samstar1990 on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 14:12
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Thank you everyone ^__^

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 14:24
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Love the snow pictures :D!

by letmelive on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 15:12
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hehe i saw it and just had to!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 15:18
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So beautiful =], i want to take my christmas aerith out for pictures but im to cold ><

by Zelda on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 15:53
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Wonderfull to get the snowy pictures in this costume, perfect setting.
You must have been f-f-f-freezing! esp in those lil T-bar shoes. Tis all very cute looking btw ;)
What happened to your original sketch of the costume design? can you stick it in the journal or somewhwere, cuz as far as I remember you made the cos quite accurate to your original drawing.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 16:35
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It was sooo cold! and my feet kept sinking, so they were buried the whole time, but so worth it! ^___^ I will certainly pop my sketch in the journal. I just added a cape and hehe. I had one laying around and i though it would be warmer! And popped a pretty chrsitmas bow at the front.

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 16:41
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Really good pictures ^^ agree with Ranma1-2, perfect setting. Somehow I doubt it will snow in May ><
At least there ought to be one snowflake there.... >_> <_<

by Shiro Hana on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 16:58
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I love it =D
The snow pictures are so cute ^_^

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 17:28
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Oh goody, design pic is back ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 19:19
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hehe yes! just for you ^__^

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 19:44
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Aww Brilliant Snowy photos! And the cape is a great touch too ^___^

by ElegantAura on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 20:27
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Hehe i still can't get over how beautiful this is ^^.

by Zelda on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 22:39
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hehe thank you ^_^

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 20:50
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Thats amazing! I love it, you do her so well.

by NightmareWings on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 18:20
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loving this so much cant wait for the friday xmas shoot now xx

by Sasashie on Sunday, 25 April, 2010 - 15:08
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Crud! Look at the size of those snowballs. O,O!<

lol XD Coolness Cwimbo Tifa.

by Mangamad on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 01:20
 

Journal

Sketch (Posted 6th January 2010)

A picture of my original sketch! ^___^

eee (Posted 24th December 2009)

Need a peticoat or under skirt, You can see my underwear not good

Alas (Posted 22nd December 2009)

I dont currently have the capabilitys to make Ruffled skirts, i have tried and failed. So i am resorting to a tutu/peticoat kinda thing instead. So unfortunatly this costume will be made from ultered clothing as apposed to being made from scratch...i suck ¬___¬

oh (Posted 22nd December 2009)

...............i have a cape too! I found it from an old red riding hood costume i did.

HEHE (Posted 22nd December 2009)

Almost Christmas!! :D
And i tink i may actually have this done for it hahaha, I wanted to have its done for christmas. I have bought a cheap santa dress which i am playing around with just so i can get it done a bit quicker. Just going to have some fun with these ruffles now ^__^