Sephirayne
 


Costume :Sephiroth
Variant :Film version
Source :Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2008


Costume Photos

The Mako Stare

Preparing to strike

Seph Chilling

Sword posing

Sword display

Seph At Neo Cosplay Corner.

Seph close up

Surrounded

Battle

Stabbing cloud

Cosplay comp photo

Sephiroth hair test

 

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Costume Information

General
Cost : Between £200-£300 (mainly for new tools)
Time Taken : Approx a year

Description
A costume that I've been wanting to do ever since I first saw that DVD cover. I fell in love with the character design and felt that it would suit me as a cosplayer. I wanted a challange so I decided to go with a technique I've never done before. So the armour is being done by a method I've never done before which is plastic moulding.

The sword is complete and I'm pleased on how its turned out. Its shorter than its meant to be due to the height restrictions of some events. It was made out of a long piece of soft wood with plastic hilt and pommel. The handle detail was added using Miliput. It was then finished off with acrylic paint.

The armour was made out of foamex plastic and two baseball helmets. All pieces were cut with a dremel saw and then shaped using a heat gun. I then drilled the holes using the Dremel before adding the edge ridging. It was then sanded down before being painted with sliver car spray piant. It was finished with a couple of layers of gloss varish to bring out the armour shine.

The jacket was made from a pattern I designed from scratch. Made out of pleather and lined with strong lining fabric. I hand made the buckles out of chocolate plastic sticks and Miliput. The Armour was then added once the jacket was finished. That was done using the same method as the shoulder armour.

The Shrina vest is my old one from the first attempt at the costume before it went horribly wrong. I will be remaking it as its too big. Its made from Pleather with the shrina design made from hard floor plastic.

The trousers were ones that I adjusted to fit. I will be making new ones totally from scratch at a later date.

The hair is my own that I added hair extentions to. Due to me not being able to find ones in my hair colour at the right length. I built them from scratch from loose hair.

The cats eyes contacts are by Wildeyez.

*UPDATE* This costume is now considered complete and will be my first version. I'll be doing all the remake plans with my 'One Winged Version' as the remake means more or less making a new costume.

In the end when I finally got to wear him at Amecon 2008 I was happy with the result.

I would like to thank the following people who helped;
- Lord Masamune. For the armour advice. You are my Armour Gandalf. Thanks Matt.
- Deppalike. For hair help and paint sugguestions. Thanks little Bro.

Comments

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Squeeee, ma Sephy! 8D You're going to look EPIC hunny ^__^

by PapercutPerfect on Thursday, 3 April, 2008 - 17:22
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Looking wonderful so far! You seem to have his hair style at the front spot on! This may be a stupid question (But I'm gonna ask anyway!)... How did you get your eyebrows white?

by Dei Dei on Monday, 28 April, 2008 - 21:17
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The make-up on the eyebrows is Snazaro white. I just wet the make-up slightly and then apply with a narrow make-up brush. It worked well.

Thanks for the comments

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 01:26
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Yeah I was gonna cospaly as Byakuya but as you may have hered on the forums, the wig got destroyed so it's Gin all the way^_^ I'll also be cospalying as Gin in May Expo aswell^_^

Yeah I thought I'd do somat different and cospaly as Misa in May aswell if I can get the costume finished in time, but I do hope I'll cosplay as Misa in Collectormania in November if am brave enough lol

by Anime_Angel on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 10:16
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Sounds great Anime-angel.

Sephiroth's progress is a bit slow at the moment. I hope to get on when I've moved house.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 12 May, 2008 - 19:59

Your going to Amecon?

SAME HERE!! wow there will be too sephiroths but yours is waaay better than mine.

Nice sword : D

by HitachiinTwin01 on Friday, 4 July, 2008 - 18:36
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It was great meeting you finally lol loved your sephy thanks for the photos there where epic hope to see you real soon

by Defrain on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 15:12
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Excellent photos! There Hawt! : D

You make an awesome sephy! *hugs*

by Uni on Wednesday, 13 August, 2008 - 10:21
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Whoa, your Sephiroth is awesome! The pictures are great :)

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 13 August, 2008 - 19:44
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Very nicely done Sephiroth, especialy liked the armour.
Didnt really get to chat but twas nice meeting you.

by Ilpala on Friday, 15 August, 2008 - 09:32

You looked amazing! :) Thank you so much for your lovely comment on Wakka! Sorry, in person, I felt so embarrass my costume I was too shy to go up to you!! x

by on Friday, 15 August, 2008 - 21:57
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Thanks everyone.

Illpala, It was nice to meet you. Maybe have a chance to chat more at a future event. I loved your Cervantes.

Miiol, No worries, I'm quite shy myself. So I can completely understand.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 17 August, 2008 - 03:13
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UK'S BEST SEPHIROTH, was just way too cool of a costume and i was bloody impressed with the shoulder armour well done on this , im working on kingdom hearts cloud hun so well have to get kingdom hearts cloud and sephy pics(number 1 KH cloud)

by ryaoki on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 06:48
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LOVING the new pics! I love your Sephy so much, it's an honour to have have taken pics with you. We need MOAR! 8D

by PapercutPerfect on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 14:37
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LOVING this Sephy cosplay - and yay for CC-style hair! Would love to get some photos in october ^_^.

by Skyla on Sunday, 21 September, 2008 - 21:23
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Im stealing u for photos xD we should do a double Sephiroth pic xD

by CosplayChris-San on Friday, 17 October, 2008 - 16:29
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Its a awsome cosplay and great pictures as well ^^ i lkove it ^^ i hope i get to see it at a future convention!!!

by Mothfox on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 13:22
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oooh you finally finished Sephi ^^
Lookin' good 'Rayne :3
Don't really get to talk to you as much with ACF being dead and all that >.>
Hope your ok
Love Debs/Shadow
x

by Teorau on Thursday, 13 November, 2008 - 20:01
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EPIC SEPHY!
btw thankies for the comment ^__^
yh i did enter the comp.

my twin did a sephy cosplay

by Black-Cat-1 on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 16:20

absolutely amazing Sephiroth. Can't wait to see your one-winged angel version.

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 01:15
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looks superb. I love the metal shoulder armour, and the hair looks just right too.

by Zaiburst on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 23:02
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I really love your Sephiroth cosplay :) looks awesome!

by x-Blade-x on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 17:27
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Still one of my favourite Sephiroth's, perfect!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 18:06
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I love the new photos, your Seph is wonderful!

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 09:23
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As always more pics come and im more and more impressed, best female and general sephiroth on the nets :) keep up the awesome work.

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 00:41
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pic - "Stabbing cloud" - lol, this pic looks so much fun! ^^

Great pics Sephy.

(..Get that sword fixed! =P )

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 13 July, 2009 - 10:09
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Great new photographs!

by PKNIVES on Monday, 13 July, 2009 - 10:54
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Film worthy as always :) quit making us looks stoopid ^.^ neo cosplay corner shot my fave I think ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 30 July, 2009 - 17:29
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Thanks for all your comments.

Seph is my personal fav so its great to see the feedback.

Rykredapples, I don't think I make you all look stoopid. Lol! The Neo shot is one of my favs as well.

Ranma 1-2. Sword is being remade for the one wing version. That way its fully con safe and I can show progress.

PKNIVES, Thank you. XX

by Sephirayne on Monday, 12 October, 2009 - 21:57
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Wow awesome sephiroth =]

by Zelda on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 18:41
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You make such an epic Sephy *_*

by Lady Bahamut on Tuesday, 8 December, 2009 - 14:29
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-fangirl tackles the sephy- 8D!
YOU LOOK AMAZING! :3

by StrawberryCherry on Monday, 18 January, 2010 - 18:29
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Oh epic~~ Your make a awesome Sephiroth! >w< <3

by rocksanie on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 23:11
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Thank you ever so much. *bows*

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 17:35
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arsome cosplay dood :)

by crimson blood on Monday, 6 December, 2010 - 14:34
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Thank you Crimson Blood ;)

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 8 February, 2011 - 13:41
 

To-Do List

Re-make some of the armour piecesHighIn Progress
Re-make coat so that it fits better MediumIn Progress
Re-make Shrina vest band MediumIn Progress
Sort out new trousersMediumPlanned

Journal

Armour problems (Posted 8th November 2008)

Finished the new armour pieces but had major armour problems at expo. It turns out that the baseball helemts that I got for the pauldrons are too small so I'll be taking break from Seph while I get new helemts of a bigger size. Then I'll be making a clip system to hold the armour on.

New Armour (Posted 22nd October 2008)

The new replacement shoulder pieces are coming along nicely. Have managed a better fit this so hopefully will be more confortable. I'll be added some clips to hold it all together better as although the velcro held well enough I did have pieces fall off anytime some one glomped me or bumped into me.

So please no Glomping for this set, Thanks.

Adjustments for Oct Expo (Posted 11th September 2008)

Although I finally finished Sephiroth for Ameocn there are several things I want to adjust remake before Oct Expo. The coat ended up being far too big so ended up lacking shape. So it wil be remade. The armour pieces need some reworking as the two lower plates kept falling off. I hope to coloured contacts as well as I felt I didn't look right with my own eye colour.