Costume :Tidus
Source :Final Fantasy X
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013

Costume Photos

Masquerade 3


Masquerade 2


Wig and make up test



Costume Information

Dream costume.
Not because its super difficult or anything, but because Final Fantasy X is one of my favourite games ever, and Tidus is my favourite character. Been putting this off due to wanting to make it as perfect as i can, but im finally doing it for Ayacon.

~Showcased on the 29th September 2013~


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*Squeal* lol you're gonna rock! (even with the boobies!)

by Manticore on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 07:49
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my boobies will be hidden :P not that there is much to hide

by Leolarua on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 12:39
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You should get Laura to do Lulu with you as that'd be amazinggg.

by NakedSalad on Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 23:44
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Awesome. I'm sure you'll be amazing as Tidus.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 02:36
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You got the skills, go ace that dream costume :D

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 11:51
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*Eyes light up in anticipation*

by Nomes on Saturday, 1 December, 2012 - 13:27
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Hell yes! You will make a perfect Tidus <3

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 1 December, 2012 - 13:34
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thanks guys! hope so!

by Leolarua on Saturday, 1 December, 2012 - 22:31
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I am so stealing you for photos at some point!

by Nomes on Wednesday, 23 January, 2013 - 01:20
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Wig is looking amazing.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 19:22
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Oh my goodness!! O_o You've only done the wig and make up but you hold an uncanny resemblance to Tidus!! <3 Seriously cannot wait to see this!

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 16:17
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OMG wig is perfect!

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 16:31
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omg. The wig makes you look identical to the actually character o:

by cowiee on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 16:51
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Wow! Just wow! And that is with only the wig and make-up test.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 17:31
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Amazing..! *______* You look really like Tidus!

by BakaRinoa on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 20:51
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Looking incredible already!
Can't wait to see it all together. <3 :)

by Keekal on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 07:41
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This is looking amazing! All the detail!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 10:25
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This is looking soooooo amazing!! Your attention to detail is just so ahhhh <3
So wish I was going to Aya to see it in person >< but I look forward to seeing photos!!

by Moonchild on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 12:53
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This is looking amazing! I hope I get to see it at Aya! ( / w \ )

by soibro on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 17:10
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by Manticore on Wednesday, 21 August, 2013 - 00:15
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Urfffff! You made an excellent Tidus. I hope I get the chance to see this in person.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 21 August, 2013 - 07:13
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This was so cool, you got him spot on and I love the blitzball!

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 12:52
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This is so incredibly accurate it completely blew me away seeing it in person – I’m so impressed with all the work and detail you put into it. Hard to pick individual things to comment on because it’s all awesome, but I do really like that wig, it’s spot-on and very natural-looking.

by Angelphie on Friday, 23 August, 2013 - 19:58
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ahhh thank you guys *-*

by Leolarua on Sunday, 1 September, 2013 - 00:30
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This was amazing! I loved all the detail that went into it, especially the wig and the bracer! ^_^

by MoonLily on Monday, 2 September, 2013 - 17:57
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I was way too shy to say how amazing your Tidus was! Seriously! I cannot fault it! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 19 September, 2013 - 20:32
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Ahh this is such an awesome cosplay. Definitely showcase worthy, so congrats! =D

by Stubbled Grapes on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 20:21
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Such an amazing costume, seriously it looks like you stepped out of the game!
Such a well deserved showcase, congratulations hun!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 20:33
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Amazing costume! My jaw literally dropped in amazement when you walked onstage at Aya.

by Storme on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 21:09
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Fantastic work as always! Well done on the Showcase, you deserve it. :)

by Nesabi on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 22:07
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I was in awe of this when I saw it backstage before the Masquerade. Absolutely Brilliant! Congrats on the showcase :)

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 23:35
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I thought I'd commented on this! gtrhgrttdfdshsy
Work of a wizard Ria - let me shoot you like one of my french bois, plz <3

by Emzone on Monday, 30 September, 2013 - 04:32
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Never going to get over how great this looked! Perfect 8D

by x-Blade-x on Monday, 30 September, 2013 - 11:26
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I hadn't commented on this?! RECTIFYING RIGHT NOW

Congrats on the showcase! You are the most perfect Tidus I've ever seen, I was squealing like a fangirl during the Aya masquerade ;3;

by Freyarule on Monday, 30 September, 2013 - 22:07
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I wrongly thought I'd already commeneted on this! I was so utterly SPELLBOUND when I saw your Tidus at Aya. Like. SERIOUSLY!
The outfit and wig and all the details are spot on, but what I'm MOST impressed by (and insanely jealous of!) is your makeup. Flawless boy face~! XD

by sarmander on Monday, 30 September, 2013 - 23:36
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Love it. Dat wig.

by Exelia on Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 17:03
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FTW! So glad this got showcased. Amazing Tidus. Congratulations ♥

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 17:55
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thank you all for the lovely comments <3

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 19:10
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Amazing Tidus! Loved seeing this at Aya

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 3 October, 2013 - 00:38

Haha I got all excited about this in the Masquerade queue cos you actually had a Blitzball. :D Congrats on the showcase!

by madmazda86 on Thursday, 3 October, 2013 - 22:26

wow ;o

by LadyShizuka on Friday, 10 January, 2014 - 09:14

To-Do List



nomura is evil (Posted 11th August 2013)

this isnt even on the front of the costume, why did i have to spend so much time on this crap. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i had to handsew all this in as well, because i already had to sew the lower short bit together so i knew how big the open panel would be -___-

under shorts (Posted 11th August 2013)

for when one pair of shorts isnt enough. kinda glad though because it meant i didnt need to line the top shorts to stop them sticking to my legs in the heat. these were easy to do, i had the help of the boyfriend to hot glue blue strips to my legs though as im not a contortionist

shoes (Posted 11th August 2013)

damn these are fiiiiine. i got lazy and painted them. i wanted to alter them properly but i didnt really have the time. so lazy mode > accuracy this time. i will re-do them in future.

wheyyyy (Posted 11th August 2013)

rest painted, just giving it a try on here. bit tighter then i would have liked, also a tad too long, so im going to be a tin man on one arm. at least its my left arm.

painted stuff (Posted 11th August 2013)

my favourite bit, worbla was primed in the usual pain in the arse manner which involves lots of sanding. black basecoat was applied. then i sponged some nice creation of green and gold paint. because reference never match with each other. yeah.

hand armour (Posted 11th August 2013)

because having a hand guard makes perfect sense when you have a naked chest. also worbla

so (Posted 11th August 2013)

i made chainmail because i noticed there is a tiny bit under the gauntlet. i regretted this choice later. i will probably regret it more at the con when my arm will be a steady source of sweat.

armour (Posted 11th August 2013)

i dont know how people make worbla look nice, you must be wizards, i just manage to burn myself and make a mess. gaunlet progress. oh how i wish i could go back to this instead of sewing pleather. those were good days

jacket (Posted 11th August 2013)

i had to sew in all of those lines, and i was being anal about them standing out enough so i backed the sewn bits with wadding. i sometimes fear for my sanity. the hood was a pain in the ass, and it looked fine when i patterned it. then i sewed it on and it went horrible wrong. hopefully nobody will notice. unless you have read this journal entry. then. balls.

shoulder thing (Posted 11th August 2013)

this for me is the thing that i always see done badly on tidus costumes. after all the effort it took to get something half decent i dont blame people for not bothering. still not exactly how i wanted it, but it has shape and i can move in it. made from upholstery foam and some thick lycra, and the rage of a thousand suns

necklace (Posted 11th August 2013)

i do have the replica necklace anyway, but the chain is too thin and i wanted it to match with the chain im using in the rest of the costume. the symbol is made from polymorph. which is my arch nemesis. ive used it for jace and this and im still not sold on it.

oh god i havent updated this since i finished the wig... (Posted 11th August 2013)

haha oops. i thought i had. here have a crappy glove. i think im getting better at gloves at least though

wig finished (Posted 7th March 2013)

took me most of today to style it but hey ho. hopefully it looks ok.

voluuumeee (Posted 7th March 2013)

basic cutting done and its time to add some volume to the top :D

colouring done (Posted 7th March 2013)

wheyyy now for styling and cutting :I

getting there (Posted 5th March 2013)

shoddy picture again because no natural lighting, just about 3/4 of the crown left to do then i can style. colours are off because of the reason above, ill take proper pictures in natural light when ive styled it.

wig progress (Posted 27th February 2013)

ive been doing some of this on and off for a couple of days, hard work because its several colours blended. this isnt a great picture either but oh well.

base wig (Posted 27th February 2013)

i got a very light blonde because im going to add my own roots to it