Costume :Tifa Lockhart
Variant :Game Version
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)

Costume Photos

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photo (c) of Many Lemons

ready for battle

Tifa with avalanche

Tifa wishes to be a princess

Tifa overload

With Cloud


Ref of all angles

Ref pic


Costume Information

Cost : so far about £4

I did have this pretty much finished, but i out grew the skirt shamefully lol. Now all i have is the white top and the braces. But one of these days it will be completed!

UPDATE: Decided to put this into the 'in progress' section as I found the top I had gotten years ago. Now all I need to do is find the braces and get the wig and boots. XD!

UPDATE 2: Will be doing this for Kita now as I cant afford to do Lightning... again.... XD!

UPDATE 3: Should have put this in complete ages ago but I didn't. WHOOPS!

UPDATE4: May re wear this for Hyper Japan on the FRIDAY as I cant get Re-L finished in time. Only a maybe though, as I'm still in two minds whether to cosplay on the friday or just wear my hipster ariel or something thats halfly cosplay lol


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Awesome. Be sure to do the fish tail at the bottom. So few people actually add that in.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 19:55
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yeah That's what I intend to do when I get round to doing this lol

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 10:37
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Nice top for your cosplay. ^^b

by Mangamad on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 15:56
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by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 20:15
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Looks good so far!

by Numta on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 20:19
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Thanks hun!! I found the perfect skirt in the sale in Primark for this, so I might get it at some point instead of making it. Then I could put all my efforts into her armour bits and stuff!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 20:33
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There is a hell of a lot of tifa's at the moment xD We are going to have a gang of them!

by Numta on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 20:43
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Looking great. As Numta3 said - so many tifas o3o

Good luck with the rest

by isamiaella on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 23:24
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haha yeah. Tifa seems to be even more popular than ever before at the moment. Dunno when I'll actually wear this though, when its finished XD! And thanks hun!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 30 December, 2010 - 20:33
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love it also *steals body* lol yey for tifa i was thinking and this might be a pipe dream a Guinness world record of the most tifas in one place, at the october expo

by J-Po on Thursday, 30 December, 2010 - 21:21
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XD I could do it at october expo actually you saying that lol. I never thought of that for this cosplay

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 30 December, 2010 - 23:07
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It would be a Tifa army!!!

by Numta on Thursday, 30 December, 2010 - 23:21
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by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 31 December, 2010 - 19:50
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I declare myself the Roly Poly Tifa!! :D LOL! <3 You're gonna look smashing hun! xo

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 6 January, 2011 - 16:23
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Aww thank you so much hunni!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 6 January, 2011 - 20:06
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Ooo can't wait to see more progress! Great choice on a wig too! And I love the top you've used :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 18:14
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Thank youuuuuuuu!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 19:17
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Love the armour bubs! You did an awesome job =D x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 00:54
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thank you hunny!!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 17:10
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Loving the armour =D you suit her so well! x

by BabemRoze on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 17:39
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aww thank you very much! I cant wait to buy the wig to see if i can pull her off haha.

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 17:43
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jealous you got the perfect braces :D looks ace face :D cant wait to see it in real life its shal be epic of the ness

by J-Po on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 20:37
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XD Thanks hun! I got the right braces thanks to FairyPorchQueen selling me her Tifa braces. ^_^!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 20:42
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Looking fantastic so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

by PapercutPerfect on Saturday, 22 January, 2011 - 12:58
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aww thank you! I cant wait to finish it up with the little bits!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 22 January, 2011 - 17:35
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tis is looking awsome ^^. I hope I can get some pics with you when I do Dyne at Kita in the evening

by nanahara on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 16:34
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I doubt I'll be wearing Tifa in the evening as I want to be Ariel in the evenings ^_^ And thank you very much!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 22:21
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One day we need to get Aeris and Tifa piccytures @_@ Progress is looking amazing =D x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 22:55
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yes we do!! And thankies

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 21:28
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I WANT YOUR FIGURE!! *grrrr* <3

by BabemRoze on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 19:33
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XD Awww you flatter me too much hun!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 - 18:48
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lovely :D :D

by J-Po on Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 - 20:56
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It's so good to see Tifa's original design! Great costume ^__^

by ElegantAura on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 20:40
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Thank you! I had great fun wearing her! ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 20:50
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You make an really great Tifa! You look great! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 20:09
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Aww thank you so much!!! I adored wearing this version as I've always wanted to do it for about 4 or 5 years now XD

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 20:37
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This was you? I wish I'd come and said hello ^_^'

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 14:42
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yup! Twas me! You should have!! I wouldnt have used beat rush on you! ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 19:48
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Woulda much rather had a hug? LOL

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 13:59
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by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 17:15
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Love how your Tif turned out :D :D you look lovely missy!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 00:28
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Aww thank you hunny!!! ^_^ xx

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 18:01
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Epic Tifa!

by DizzieDee on Friday, 23 December, 2011 - 18:45

To-Do List

Do armour on boots and for elbowHighComplete
Braces from FairyPorchQueenHighComplete
shorten skirtHighComplete
Style wig once boughtHighPlanned

Shopping List

Black skirt£2.00Bought
Red boots£16.99Bought
Long black wig£20.61To Buy
Buy thick thermal socks£3.00To Buy


everything done apart from... (Posted 18th March 2011)

Everything is pretty much done apart from her arm warmers which I&amp;amp;#039;ll do later on today for something to do, and I&amp;amp;#039;ll need to re glue on the little grey &amp;amp;quot;studs&amp;amp;quot; to her boot armour and elbow armour as some of them have come off. I&amp;amp;#039;ll do the gluing on the Thursday of Kita in the hotel room though so they dont get damaged in the transportation of them!

Oh yeah! With 2 weeks to go before Kita I have decided I want to add her earrings to the costume which is typical of me! But I failed so epically on making them, that a lovely friend of mine who is experienced in making jewellery and earrings, will be making them for me instead and giving them to me before I go to Kita! YAY!

UPDATE: Armwarmers complete!

UPDATE 2: I got my earrings for Tifa from my lovely friend yesterday and they're perfect! Woo so now this is definitely 110% complete XD So looking forward to wearing Tifa at Kita its craaaaaaazzzzyyyyyy!!!

Braces continued and progress (Posted 21st January 2011)

So I've good head way with this costume!

Everything is done apart from getting the right socks, getting a belt, doing the armwarmers which I'll be making out of incredibly thick tights that my mom said she has laying around somewhere that she doesn't wear anymore, so once washed they'll be perfect! And it saves me money!
I also have to get the wig, I was going to buy from Wig Fever but I found another cosplay wig seller on ebay (with thanks to the disney thread on cosplay.com which do the exact same wig but £6 cheaper!!! And they do free shipping like wig fever which is fantastic!! I'm glad I held off for a bit before delving in and buying off wig fever again. ^_^

Now.. onto the braces:
They are utterly perfect!! Except for the fact that the back clasp wont grip onto my skirt and stay put. It keep pinging off and slapping me in the face... which hurts.... which hurts alot. XD! So I'll need to get a new clasp and switch it over to one that stay on my skirt... i think it's because my skirt is shiny.

But other than that my cosplay is like 90% complete!!

I add my crappy phone piccie onto this journal, as I'll upload better quality ones later into the "gallery" section ^_^

Braces (Posted 19th January 2011)

With thanks to the amazing FairyPorchQueen, I now have the accurate braces for this costume! I bought hers from her and received them this morning!

So now I just got to do her extra long arm warmers, finish up her 2 bits of armour, and buy and style the wig. WOOP! I was thinking if I can figure out how to do it, I'd add the red tips on the bottom of her hair as I haven't seen anyone do that yet.

Skirt WIP and more (Posted 11th January 2011)

I bought the most perfect base black skirt today from Primark for £2, it just needs shortening to Tifa's stupid &quot;length&quot; of a mini skirt haha!

Will be adding photos tomorrow when I can be assed to take them with the top together.

I found fantastic boots today in a store called priceless shoes, but they didnt have sizes any bigger than 13 (junior boots!) but I went on their site just now and they do a size 5 in the same boots!! So I got them! Nice and cheap! They're a tad shiny but I think they're plausible for Tifa's. If anyone has ideas on how to make them less shiny I'll be happy to hear them!

Now I just have to either find my braces I got years ago, or get new ones, buy the wig and style it, do the armour on the boot and elbow, do the armwarmer and I'm going to commission the amazing FairyPorchQueen for the gloves as I have NO experience in glove making at all!