Costume :Irvine
Variant :Orginal Female
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)

Costume Photos

Squall And Irvine

From The Back


Ready To Roll



Costume Information

Cost : £40, a lot of chocolate, my soul and a cake.
Time Taken : 8-9 hours

Part of a gender-switch group designed by j_mercuryuk. I got to call first dibs on Irvine because I want that hat.

Boots and gloves bought, belts found, and necklace made from a confused combination of cord, string, copper wire and paint.

Skirt finished with ease and I think I love it, though it's the shortest skirt I've ever worn. Leg pouch thing also finished using spare skirt fabric.

Top finished after minor complications regarding fastenings which needed fixing since they kept coming undone. Corded front 'fastening' fake and created with painted string. Rather like the ribbon and have some spare for the hat if needs be.

Coat finished, fur and pockets and all. Fabric is lovely yet a pain to attempt to iron as it sticks to everything and refuses to move. Fur is wonderfully soft and stitched on by hand. Pockets actually work. I love this coat. (And, as a note, self, your gloves are in your pocket, so don't panic and think you've lost them.)

Hat is fantastic. Made in Texas. Cost me a large selection of chocolate, my soul and a cake.

Went the extra...few inches and made the Exeter (cardboard, sticky tape, papiermachie, spray paint and a black Copic) and a holster for it (from the wonderful fake leather stuff I used for my other costume) since I basically cannot be bothered to carry it around all the time. Just have to remember not to sit on it.


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Loving the progress on this. Really love Irvine so i'm really looking forward to seeing this at Kita <3 x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 17:33
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love the concept great work :D

by J-Po on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 19:12
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You were so so cute as female Irvine - the concept of the gender switch group is awesome :D

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 15:26
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Aha, now I know what this costume was, I KNEW it looked familiar (and pretty sexy as well if I am allowed to say so! :O

by Bullet Hell on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 01:04
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this is amazing...loved it

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 20:29
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I love the new photos - again, awesome!!

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 23:23
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nice female Irvine ^^

by timpey on Monday, 27 June, 2011 - 23:30
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This is pretty ace, i like how you've made simple changes but they really stand out with out overpowering the original costume :)

by Sketch McDraw on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 23:43
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It was great seeing this in person at expo, its nice to see that there are still some people out there doing FFVIII characters other than Squall n Rinoha.

by Sketch McDraw on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 19:56
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I love this ^_^ Crossplay Irvine is something i dont see very often so it makes me happy =)
You look lovely!

by Moonlight_Requiem on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 14:10