Costume :Selphie Tilmitt
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo 2011

Costume Photos

I'll Make You Happy!

A Carefree Spirit

Strange Vision


Take Us Away

But but..the hat



Looking Badass

Hee hee

Selphie is happy, Irvine is mad

Mah hat


Costume Information

For i-c's ff8 group c:
Having now studied the storyline, and played a bit of FF8, and read an amusing re-telling of the story, I love Selphie as a character ^^ She's so so cute!

I'm using the brown boots I use for Rikku for this. They arent that accurate, but I'm too lazy and would rather focus on the dress and wig
Dress is made from yellow corduroy.
I've never styled a wig before, so this one is really messy. But I tried my best and suffered many allergic reactions to the hairspray so I'm determined to be proud of it haha pleasedontlaughathowbaditis

Wearing this costume is so fun ^^ The dress is really comfortable, and my mum lent me her awesome comfy boots because I lost mine somewhere. The ribbon was irritating though as it kept slipping!
The wig... bane of my life. One half stayed together wonderfully (the side you can see in the photos, I posed so the bad side was hidden), but the other half slowly collapsed throughout the day, assisted by bumps and seatbelts XD I will fix it though, as I want to wear this again and again ^^ I LOVE BEING SELPHIE

NEW PHOTOS UP 8D Last minute choice for the photoshoot was last-minute, so I forgot to take in the dress and fix the wig XD Fortunately Luminescence is a wizard and magically repaired the wig while I floundered around like a lost and useless fool XD

Icon made from a photo by Ravenblakh
Thanks to Mungojerrie for lending me her figurine for reference, and for her photos c:
Thanks to MadameLapin and Ravenblakh for their awesome photos!
Thanks to Crazedteensie for being an awesome Irvine and for putting up with me stealing her hat so much XD


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This wins 8D

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 18:27
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yes, yes, and YES.

by Relion on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 18:31
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You will be the cutest Selphie ever! I look forward to this very much! =D

by MadameLapin on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 18:33
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Selphie is awesome!!! :D Hope to see you when you do her :D

by JakeX on Tuesday, 21 December, 2010 - 00:26
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I can't wait to see this 8D you'll make an awesome Selphie <3

by Devil_Trigger on Thursday, 6 January, 2011 - 23:28
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Ooooh you look so cute as Selphie!! Great job on the wig too~

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 00:07
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I think you really suit her so much c: you looke adorable as her and you can pull off being a brunette xD

by Devil_Trigger on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 01:18
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@CrystalNeko Thank you ^^ haaa you can see how my wig started to collapse in the Tofu picture XD

@Devil_Trigger Thank you! Please be Squally someday c: And I am naturally a brunette so technically I should be able to be that hair colour XD

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 01:21
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I will be c: if you ever wanted to you could alsp prolly pull the Selphie cosplay during a KH group xD and yeah I knows but I haven't see ya like it c: oh and it's be weird to see a Squall x Selphie though xD

by Devil_Trigger on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 01:44
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OMG I have a back up plan for if I cant get Alice done in time for the KH group next year! You are a genius sir!

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 02:02
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You have a whole year so I'm sure ya can get it done xD but yay for backup plan c:

by Devil_Trigger on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 02:08
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You look so so so amazing as Selphie <3

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 13:38
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Aww you make a really sweet Selphie ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 19:04
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Oooh this is too cute! I love how you did the hair :) must've taken some serious work to get it to stay all bouncy like that!

by Sammykins on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 00:01
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Thank you everyone <3
@Sammykins Yeah the wig did take a pretty long time, though I should have spent more on the side that collapsed so that it held up better ;.; Hopefully will fix it soon!

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 01:30
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Your Selphie is really stunning. :-)

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 17:05


wig 2 (Posted 19th January 2011)

Tried making a start on the wig~ Never tried properly styling wigs before so this is very daunting XD

Half of the wig is styled~ I have to do this in halves because I seem to have a skin allergy to hairspray. The hairspray seems to work pretty well so I'm sticking with it.

wig (Posted 6th January 2011)

I bought a wig! Though my hair dryer is at uni right now so I can't style it properly :/ I'll try blitzing it with hairspray and see how it copes on the train journey XD

only a wig to go #2 (Posted 16th September 2010)

sorry for rewriting this journal~
The dress is complete, and I just have to buy a wig and style it. I have til february so I have pleanty of time.
The pockets look wonky but I assure you they arent lmao

woo dress (Posted 14th September 2010)

So the dress is almost done c: Just got to make and attach the straps. Also locate where the kitten has taken the MX label to :/

oops (Posted 2nd September 2010)

Due to feeling utterly crud, I neglected working on this or anything for a week or so.
Am currently sewing the zip into the front of the dress as I typ this entry c:

woosh (Posted 27th August 2010)

Again, work was put off on this o.o but but I cut the dress shapes today! I'm going to start putting them together over the weekend.
Sadly my cat decided it wanted to claw the fabric to I had to spend a lot of time fixing the littlee pulled threads on the corduroy (which WAS going to be spent sewing dress panels ¬¬)

Lets go! (Posted 20th August 2010)

So I bought a shell charm for the dress zip 8D Imma start making this over the weekend 8D

Supplies (Posted 23rd July 2010)

Dug out my brown boots, and bought some yellow corduroy fabric today ^^
Still trying to find some good refernce though