Costume :Shiva
Variant :Summon
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Bodysuit to edit

Acquired body suit!! April 2014











Costume Information

Cost : £12
Time Taken : 4 Hours

I have always wanted to cosplay as Shiva from FFVIII so I am putting it up as planned! All i need is a good wig, boots and body suit ;)

I have added a youtube reference - my favourite part is when she opens her eyes in the ice ^^ Diamond Dust!

Shiva is available as one of two default Guardian Forces assigned to protagonist Squall Leonhart at the start of the story. It is implied that she knows Ifrit, as he will comment on her if the player summons her in the battle against him. Shiva may be assigned to any party member throughout the game.

Diamond dust is amazing ^_^ Im going to practice the bending backwards pose!!


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Ahhhhhh epic choice!!!!!!! Can i join you when i do FFX Shiva *puppy eyes*

by Zelda on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 13:09
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Of course! ^_^ I was tempted by X Shiva but I love FFVIII Shiva too much ^^ Shes my fav summon of all time!!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 13:28
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Can't wait to see this! You'll look fantasticly awesome!

by DuskatNight on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 14:41
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@DuskatNight - Thank you!! ^_^ I can't wait to make it - already been looking at body suits! ;)

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 14:44
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I need a body suit for Flare Dancer and Sandy. They're not very cheap though!
And I can't wait to see you put this in progress. ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 18:35
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Yeah the cheapest was around £25 for a long sleeve, long leg white body suit >_< so i would be doing alot of paint work! I'm thinking (if i can go) Oct expo next year...

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 23:03
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shiva is sooo awesome...good luck ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 20:14
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Ill def have to bring my quistis back out for october expo so i can summon you ;) XD

by Zelda on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 22:12
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Thanks RinoaHeartilly :) I love her too she's my favourite summon! I'm putting this into progress now as I want to make her for the end of the year if I go to October Expo :)

by Raye-chan on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 22:13
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Cannot wait to see your take on this Raye!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 23:51
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^_^ thanks x im already having nightmares about how to make the wig haha

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 19:20
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Shiva! I love 8's Shiva, she's my favourite! Can't wait to see this Hun ^.^ x

by FusionRose on Saturday, 12 April, 2014 - 10:36
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Shes my favourite too! :D x I'll be taking my time on this one - especially that crazy hair xD

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 12 April, 2014 - 22:26

To-Do List

Body SuitLowPlanned
Blue silver face paintLowPlanned
Blue silver fabric paint?LowPlanned
Dark blue materialLowPlanned
Boot flapsLowPlanned
Glove flapsLowPlanned


Long project awaits... (Posted 1st June 2014)

So the first thing I need to do is take the hood off the body suit and then work out what materials I need to make the markings/gloves etc

Bodysuit fits and legs! (Posted 4th May 2014)

Good news is the bodysuit fits ok xD may need altering on size slightly in some places that are too big!

So it's ready to make all the alterations and marking additions which I will use fabric for with glue and sewing :3

Love how my legs look in it!

Yay parcel (Posted 25th April 2014)

Bodysuit arrived safely! Just need to plan the markings now...

2014 is the year of Shiva (Posted 11th April 2014)

After repeated dreams about this cosplay, I have decided to get on and doooooo it!

I have acquired a silver based body suit!!

No idea when to do this cosplay for, I'm just gana take my time with it and make sure it turns out epic!

I had a dream.... (Posted 27th February 2014)

So I had a dream the other night about making this, so been looking at body suits XD

I have looked at various body suits and I do now feel my best bet is to buy a white one and dye it because none of the blues match....

I could have it glove less because looking at the detail Shiva's hands appear glove like as they flick at the elbow!

Shopping fun! (Posted 12th January 2011)

I have been to Hobbycraft today buying some blue and silver facepaint to play with ;) progress pics to follow! I still need to get everything sorted out....

In Progress ;) (Posted 11th January 2011)

I have been looking at body suits, potential body paint and also having dreams of 'The Dreaded Wig' O_o