Costume :Squall Commission
Variant :Seed Uniform
Source :Final Fantasy 8
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Close up of the hand stitching on the bias binding

Close up of shoulder embroidery

The cuffs

How the chain attaches

The lining

The fastenings on the front

Close up of the belts

The back

Close up of the collar

Close up of the shoulders

Front view


Costume Information

Cost : £150

This commission was for a tailored duchess satin jacket with matching belts. It's fully lined and finished with hand made bias binding. The binding has all been stitched down by hand to give a perfect finish. The front is done up with 5 hand sewn snaps.

The embroidery on the shoulders was sewn free hand on my machine, and the embroidery on the collar was done by hand in a satin stitch. The embroidery was designed based on the reference pictures given and to match the belt and button designs.


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Holy crap o____o

The collar work is better than I could ever do!

by RanmaSyaoran on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 18:17
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The embroidery work you have done is gorgous!

by Cosplex on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 18:31
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You've made a really gorgous jacket. The details really make it!

by DarkElf on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 18:52
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Lex- thank you very much, that's a huge compliment coming from you!


by KhaosKreator on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 18:55
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Pretty darn good :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 19:00
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As a huge FF8 fan I love all the details! Very well done *thumbs up*

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 21:21

This is amazing. When I was a lot younger I wanted to cosplay all of Squall's costumes (I made like 3 or 4?! haha) so to see it at this standard is fantastic. :)

by on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 21:25
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looking gorgeous as always!

by KuroStylr on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 23:17
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I love the embroidery! Impressive work as always!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 12 June, 2010 - 00:09
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great work, looks really good

by Dan on Saturday, 12 June, 2010 - 03:33
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Great piece, I'm really looking forward to wearing this :D
Its nice and comfy!

by MattDark on Saturday, 12 June, 2010 - 22:17
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@ Leonie Heartilly- I'm glad I've passed the fan test! I'm only working off the references I was given by the commissioner which makes it hard to get details sometimes as I don't know as much about the character, but it's nice to know I've got it right.

@Miiol- Thanks very much! I don't really control the commissions I get/take, so I hope I have something else you like soon :p

@MattDark- Glad to hear it! It's nice to get the commissioner commenting on the costume so people know your opinion of it. After all it's kind of the one that counts in the end. XD


by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 00:19
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Is the £150 the price of the commission? If it is, then whoever commissioned this got a real bargain!

by Pez on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 12:42
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Yes that's the price of the commission. I find I'm expensive compared to a lot of cosplay commissioners, but when compared to the price of what something would be in a clothing shop I'm actually much cheaper. Especially men's jackets.


by KhaosKreator on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 23:33
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I don't mean to suck up but really, looking at the quality of your work, your pricing seem very fair, maybe even cheaper than I expected. If anyone thinks it's too expensive, they probably have no idea the amount of time and skills it takes to complete something that's totally customised rather than made by machine or by children in sweatshops.

by Pez on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 00:07
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damm tab that is one sweet job youve done

by Defrain on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 07:52
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VERY nice and delicate work! Especially like your attention to detail on the shoulders :3

by Kitticus on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 22:00
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This is really nice work on the detail

by My__RoadOfBlood on Saturday, 14 August, 2010 - 13:00
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This is fabulous i love it :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Thursday, 6 January, 2011 - 18:23