Costume :Cloud Strife
Variant :femme Advent Children/Wallmarket
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos


Cloud + Red

At the expo


Costume Information

It's finally finished!

Black top was bought, as were the shorts and the jacket (but I cut off the sleeves and my gran added the zip). Skirt was bought from a charity shop, boots are from another cosplay, I already had the gloves, and the wig is Punky XL from Cosworx. The rest sewn 100% by me (for once). The brown wristband is made from pleather with metal hoops pressed into it for the holes, and I just used any old lace I could find to tie it up, since it was a bit of a rush job. The arm cover is attached to the jacket, so unfortunately I can't pull it off... Black side skirt-thing (don't know the proper name for it) was made from a really simple pattern, as were the belts. The buckles are just card ;D

The swords are made from two sheets of cardboard each, with a wooden spine, covered in paper mache, then spray painted. It's *supposed* to have that worn down effect, and I might smear some red stuff on it if I have time. The bandages are just to make it look a bit more realistic. As you can tell, I gave up on making the full fusion sword (at the moment. I'll attempt it again in a year or so).

Wig was styled using gel on the tips first to form the spikes, the sprayed all over to keep them in place.

Fake blood is shop bought~



Re-styled the wig, and bought different boots, which I'll make new covers for. When I manage to get my Grandma's knitting machine down from the attic, I'll re-make most, if not all of this costume, with a slight design change. I'll also make the full fusion sword once I've learnt a bit more about how to make simpler swords.


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Ahhhh~ that looks awesome xD really good idea too~ 0___0

by LemonPanda on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 21:01
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Thank you! ^^

by Kess on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 16:25
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Looked amazing when I saw it at Expo! Very good job!

by DuskatNight on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 21:06
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Thank you so much! ^^

by Kess on Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 17:13
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yay found you little femme cloud thats for showing up to the photoshoot hun xx

by Sasashie on Saturday, 10 July, 2010 - 12:36
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Wow love this idea, and you nailed it!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 15:32
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Thank you so much! ^^ I was kinda worried that it wouldn't turn out ok, since it was such a rushed job due to my lack of organisation xD

by Kess on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 16:33
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Not bad at all. I can really see this as a femCloud. You've kept true to the character (and costume) while producing something definetly feminine and it’s not overly sexed up :D I like it :D

by j_mercuryuk on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 20:11