Costume :Chocobo
Source :final fantasy
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2007

Costume Photos

Chocobo and Tonberry

Chocobo on the catwalk

Chocobo in the masquerade



Costume Information

Cost : £15
Time Taken : 2 days

This was so fun to make, and got a lot of attention! I'm definately going to improve on it and rewear it at the next Amecon that i go to!!

It was a really simple variation on the chocobo character that we all know and love. The dress was a cheap summer one from Primark, that only cost about £5.

I bought feather edging which i then sewed onto the collar and bottom of the dress.

Since i made a tutu from yellow netting (so easy to make tutus) i had to cut slits in the sides of the dress so that it sat on top of the tutu, looking more poofy than trapping the tutu down. I made a part of the tutu longer at the back, so it looked like an attachment of the tail.

The tail was made from 4 or 5 feathers sewn together. I hadn't realised how tough the quills were and i snapped two needles attaching them together...T_T i then gluegunned the feathers to the belt.

The belt was made from old curtain blinds. The venetian type, made from really tough starched cotton or something, so it was stiff. I covered that in fabric, and sewed velcro onto it.

The tights were H+M, and the shoes were Primark!

The feather boa i just cut in half, and sewed to the edges of the sleeves, and put some string on the end that i could loop over my fingers.

The mask was pretty hard to make! I remember the competition photographer was like 'WOW thats such a creepy mask!!' I was like 'thanks....? =_=' but anyway! It was just basically two balloons taped together to make the head and the beak. Then over 2 days (it was nice and sunny so i could leave the mask outside to dry) i papier mached newspaper onto the balloons, then painted it. Gluegunned the feathers on, sewed some elastic....and that was it!!!

It was pretty easy and relatively cheap to make, and i hope to improve on it in the future!!


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Argh, so cute! 8D

by PapercutPerfect on Wednesday, 9 April, 2008 - 10:28
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I love this costume :3 Soooo cute ^^

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 9 April, 2008 - 16:41
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>_< i love this costume! so wish i did come up to you and give you a HUGE glomp!

i heart you for doing this costume!!!!!!!

*chocobo glomp*

by Kaka Extreme on Wednesday, 9 April, 2008 - 20:40
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You rock Yaz Yaz, such an epic cool costume, can't wait for Ame!

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 22 April, 2008 - 23:35
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I remeber this from Ame - such a good idea and well executed. Your mask was very cool. So cute :)

by Taffeta_Rose on Monday, 12 May, 2008 - 06:21
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What a brilliant idea, looks so much fun to wear :D

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 2 September, 2008 - 10:57
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I remember you from Amecon 2007. You looked great! ^_^

by cheerful_bunny on Monday, 13 October, 2008 - 19:47
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*cuddles* so so cute ^__^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 23:48
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you make such a good chocobo! i love the design ^^

by Kitticus on Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 19:45