Costume :RED XIII
Variant :Hybrid of Advent and ingame.
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Is that...a cockroach?

I'm so furry Cloud can't resist.

How do you even lift this sword?

We both have issues so deep no gamer would understand.

Don't worry you look great Cloud, the men will be all over you.

Red does not play fetch.

Is he...crying?

My tribe would not approve of this...cross-dressing thing humans seem to do.

Yummy...Cloud Emo Sword taste good too!

Yummy...Cloud Emo tastes gooood!

RED XIII himself


Costume Information

Cost : 50
Time Taken : Evenings over a month or so

I chose to make it as Nanaki was my favourite character from Final fantasy 7. It was a challenge as this was my first ever cosplay and I had to make paws and learn to style a wig as such. The easiest part was fabric spraying the modified clothing underneath.

I need to reinforce the top to stop it bunching up in rolls as the paint has made it stiff. I also need to add more wefts to the wig too and touch up the paws. I may redo the bands as there has been too much wear and tear, probably need to make them out of a different material to craft foam. The tail I will need to add fishing string to make it stay up and move around. May need to redo the tail in a much more flexible material if that is the case but we shall see!

I think I will also change the make up to make it look a lot more wolfy/catty.

I learnt most of all that making cosplay outfits is incredibly frustrating (its 1am but I must..keep PAINTING!!] but the results are awesome :D Time management is key as its difficult to find the time to do a costume alongside a postgrad degree. Nevertheless, this shouldn't put anyone off making an animaly costume.


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by Nomes on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 09:07
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Awesome! Really like this way of doing Red ^^

by Darkiekun on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 20:11
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Awww, I really, really like your version of Red! You look awesome :3

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 11:36
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OHh thank you >_<

by Chibi020 on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 09:38

ooh, neat interpretation. Using a corset to emphazise the waistline was a great idea. I also like how you included the firey highlights on his legs, just like in the artwork. Your mane of hair is very effective as well!

by birds-hate-flying on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 15:50