Pandora-Chi
 


Costume :Selphie Tilmitt
Source :Final Fantasy 8
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011


Costume Photos

Oops! hehe

Days like these are precious

Calm before the mission

Selphie pout

Name's Selphie Tilmitt from Squad A

Selphie to the rescue!!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £30 ish (inc wig)
Time Taken : One week and a half

Description
My friends kept saying that I badly reminded them of Selphie cos of my cheerful personality and when my friend used a pair of straighteners to flick my hair up, they were like - "definitely Selphie" =b Also, FF8 was the first FF game I got into badly - when I hadn't played it before, my friend gave me trial runs of all the FFs she had and 8 caught my attention most <3 I've grown to like her lots so I thought, why not try her out? ^_~

UPDATE 14/06/11

I has started!! If I complete this, this will be one of my ambitions ticked off!!

UPDATE 23/06/11

HUZZAH!! I HAVE FINALLY DONE MY FIRST FINAL FANTASY COSPLAY!!!

AND ONCE AGAIN I have avoided the weapon XD this time is due to time issues - I wanted to take some photos of myself in this cosplay by the docks as I knew yesterday was my last chance to be near it again T^T Nevertheless, I think I got quite a few nice little shots there and I really enjoyed it!

Selphie has been one of my aims for ages and I was determine that she'd be my first ever FF cosplay cos I could relate to her in personality a lot so it felt so natural being her :3 If I have time to perhaps get the weapon sorted, I hope to wear her again at a con - her outfit was really comfortable even though it was a little awkward to bend over in lol

UPDATE 24/06/11

Looking at my comments, it reminded me of something I had to add to this info - thinking about it now, this has been not only my quickest but most stress free cosplay I believe XD I'm actually quite surprised at myself seeing as how lazy I am and quite a terrible procrastinator XD Nevertheless, I am very happy with this <3

UPDATE 30/06/11

If I can make the nunchaku weapon, I'm planning to wear this at my first Hyper Japan event <3

UPDATE 24/07/11

In the end I didn't end up wearing this for Hyper Japan cos I was both unwell and the shoes you see me wear in the photos have been thrown out by accident :(

UPDATE 23/08/11

It was so damn hot on the Friday!! but luckily Selphie's outfit was nice and cool :D I loved wielding the nunchucks ^^

UPDATE: 07/09/11

Since she's finally got an account now I can reveal my lovely wig stylist and photographer is xXSylentiumxX Thank you very much lovely -^^-

Comments

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Ooo you could totally cosplay this with me sometimes :) i'm doing Rinoa sometime ^^
And my friends doing squall

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 23:32
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OOOhhh that is a wicked suggestion! Not sure when I'll get to doing Selphie though ^^;; but I like the idea ^_~

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 11:11
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aww be cool to see this!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 20:55
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I think you should do this for Kita!

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 00:23
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I so wish I can attend Kita as her >.< But would be great to get a FF8 group together for another con =b - I think you should go through with being Squall - it'll be epic!

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 12:33
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YAY! Piccies with you are a muuuuust!

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 - 19:11
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Yes definitely my dear! -^^- Just have to wait for the zip to arrive so that I can hopefully be able to complete the dress x

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 12:48
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cant wait to see this x

by rosieroo on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 17:43
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Progress is epic! <3 You are going to make such a pretty selphie ^_^ x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 21 June, 2011 - 17:35
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loving your progress of Selphie!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 21 June, 2011 - 18:41
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OMG the dress looks amazing!!! xx

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 21 June, 2011 - 19:03
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the dress looks beautiful....nice work

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 21 June, 2011 - 20:34
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Looks great so far, looking forward to seeing this ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 - 18:50
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o wow u made this so fasttt and it looks great!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 - 21:19
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wig look great!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 12:16
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You look so awesome!!!! One of the best selphies i've ever seen <3 x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 14:39
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I have to agree with FusionRose - You make a truely epic Selphie!

by Numta on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 14:56
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Yey, congrats on your first Final Fantasy cosplay!
I love the shot of you jumping down the steps ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 15:19
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Nice Selphie, you look really cute :D The dress looks great!

by j_mercuryuk on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 15:32
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wow, you look so cute! :)
Great cosplay, the wig looks great ^^

by amayhun on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 15:50
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Awwwwwh, so cute!!! I love the jumping one :3
You've made this incredibly quickly!!

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 01:30
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Wooow! This looks so amazing, well done! :D

by Freyarule on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 09:08
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Awww thanks so much for all these wonderful comments everyone ^^ I didn't expect so many but they really do mean so much to me *bows*
@kila - lol I didn't realise I worked that fast on it - I thought it was slow but I guess compared to my previous cosplays, it was VERY quick XD
@tsuchinoko - I'm so happy I've finally done a FF cosplay (even though it wasn't the hardest) ^^;; but thank you!
@furiephopenix and amayhun - I'll be sure to tell my friend bout the great job she did on the wig - She'll be damn happy :3
@Fi - Thank you so much ^^ I'm kinda surprised at myself for sewing the dress that quickly but it felt so REFRESHINGLY easy after my last couple of cosplays LOL and about the shot in the air, it actually only took about 5 shots to get that - I was surprised how my friend captured it but I like it! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 12:05
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Selphie looks GREAT!!! You look so cute as her in the photos!!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 12:07
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This is such a lovely Selphie, very cute, and I particularly like the jumping shot.

by messengercat on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 12:14
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OMG YOU'RE SO EFFING ADORABLE!!!! *squeeze!*

by BabemRoze on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 13:29
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you make such a beautiful Selphie...love the pictures

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 13:51
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What a cute Selphie ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 28 June, 2011 - 10:51
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so adorable!

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 28 June, 2011 - 15:08
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The weapon is amazing...great job...

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 12:07
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You look so cute! ;) Lovely pictures! :)

by Angelbo on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 15:12
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The wig is perfect! you suit her so much!

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 18:05
 

Journal

NEW BOOTS!!! :D (Posted 27th July 2011)

Even though I was attached to the other pair, I found some that I felt would be an ok replacement with Selphie's cosplay - the colour or the shapes not exactly accurate but it's about the right height and comes with a buckle on top :D - I also threw on the entire outfit with my nunchaku not only to show how the boots look with the outfit but for fun cos I ADORE this cosplay <3 <3

Nunchaku complete (Posted 16th July 2011)

I has my first prop weapon :D

Nunchaku progress (Posted 7th July 2011)

Seeing how proud I was for completing the dress, I needed the weapon to make it FULLY complete - just put together in 1 hr, my fantastic dad did this for me even though I don't think he knew what it was for ^^;;; all I have to do is paint it which a part of me thinks my dad would propbably do that as he's a slight perfectionist with painting lol If I enjoy the masquerade experiance from LFCC, I'll enter this cosplay for the Hyper Japan square enix contest ^_~

Wig styled (Posted 23rd June 2011)

Seeing as how I'm inexperienced with wig styling and how my friend insisted, she did the wig for me AGAIN XD I think the finished outcome looks fantastic and couldn't be more greatful towards her -^^- While some cosplayers followed the game art, she just went with a realistic curled effect which I think works just as well <3

Base wig (Posted 23rd June 2011)

As I was finished with Souseiseki, I recycled the wig for Selphie ^^;

Necklace (Posted 22nd June 2011)

I knew Selphie wore a necklace but had no clue what charm hung from it - As I was browsing through photos of Selphie cosplays and any reference art, I came to a conclusion ... there is no definite charm so I searched my room for any kind of charm and found a four leaf clover - so I used this on a chain I already had

Back view complete (Posted 22nd June 2011)

Added the tab and pockets at the back - now I am very happy with the dress :)

pockets! (Posted 22nd June 2011)

As I can't sew in a straight line, I made these terrible pockets... at first I wanted them to be more curved around the edges but they somehow became straight...meh! they'll do XD

Dress front complete (Posted 21st June 2011)

After leaving the zip to dry over night, I sewed it onto the dress and punched in the silver studs at the top - still have to do the back such as sewing the white label and make pockets but I am really proud of it :D

Zip (Posted 20th June 2011)

Zip arrived huzzah!! .... until I opened it and realised it was a brass coloured ¬¬ but as I had a can of silver enamel spray paint at hand, I fixed this XD
Left: Original colour
Right: After spray painting

Boots! (Posted 19th June 2011)

The footwear would always be one thing I hate bout cosplays in terms of finding the exact pair! >.< But luckily, I had an old pair of boots which I hardly wear anymore and realized the shape was kinda similar - so I used acrylic to paint the base - I don't think I'll add the brown strap on top though as I don't have any scrap piece for that

Straps (Posted 18th June 2011)

Seeing as how I had to wait for the zip to arrive, I started making the straps - afterwards, I then had to loop the buckle round it ... this next bit sounds a bit stupid but I actually had no idea how to ^^;;; so I sat there fiddling with this for about 30 mins (I kid you not XD) til I finally got it lol

Dress base (Posted 13th June 2011)

After cutting everything out, I sewed the dress together - now I have a base for it - it is indeed a little stiff and (hopefully) fit to my shape - just need the zip to hold it in place - also, I decided to cut out the white square and test on the back of her dress

Dress preparation (Posted 12th June 2011)

Ok seeing as how the internet went down for 5 days, I had no choice but to sew something ^^;; I decided to give Selphie's dress a go - it definitely consisted of several panels - upon looking at some refs, some people have done about 8 panels and others, 12 or so... seeing as how I'm lazy I decided to do the minimum number - so I spent the day cutting out 24, yes 24 panels ... 8 for he fabric, 8 for the interfacing and 8 for the lining... I was so damn sleepy after that...

Reference collage (Posted 11th June 2011)

A small art, game and figurine reference - couldn't be asked to screen cap the back shots but know she has pockets and a tab :3