Costume :Cloud Strife
Variant :Wall Market dress
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Cosplay Ball

Back view

Reference pic


Costume Information

Cost : £70~£80 ish
Time Taken : Two weeks, with a lot of flailing and rushing.

Worn only once for an evening for the Cosplay Ball, so I'm planning on reusing this one sometime.

Wig - Same one as used for the Crisis Core costume. The plaits were made from two of those thick clip-in ponytails sewn to a wig cap worn beneath the main wig.

Dress - Found a dress with a similar style in a charity shop and used that to create a pattern. Then used said pattern to sew the dress out of the new purple material I'd bought. I had a lot of help from my mother with that - I can't use a sewing machine to save my life. >> I made the pattern and pinned everything into place and gathered the skirt and sleeves, she sewed (is that even a word?) everything down. ^^;; The collar was cut off from one of my brother's old school shirts that I stole and sewn onto the dress, and the chain for the locket was sewn into place beneath it.

Sash and bow - I was making this part up as I went along. >> Made from some random red silk that my mother had floating around and let me steal. The bow is kept in shape by wire inside.

Shoes/stockings/tiara - Bought from various stores.


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didnt i see you at the Grand Cosplay Ball? awesome cosplay, really turned heads ^^

by Fishyfins on Monday, 6 December, 2010 - 15:00
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this is so ace oh i wish you was going to kiticon me and my mate are doing areith snd tifa wall market :P

by J-Po on Monday, 6 December, 2010 - 15:17
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by Nomes on Monday, 6 December, 2010 - 22:57
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lol love it

by Defrain on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 11:21
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You look great, lovely cloud indeed XD! Oh i wish i could of made it as wallmarket tifa =[.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 23:14
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awesome outfit....looks great ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 23:28
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This is such an awesome costume!! :D everything looks great ^_^

by SarahSaiyan on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 23:59

YAY You actually went ahead with it! See you at Expo hun! <3

by neverbeamemory on Sunday, 6 February, 2011 - 23:40
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Best Market Place Cloud i've ever seen, concidering their arent really any decent refrence pics that arent 'in game pics' you got it looking really good with the detail and the material you used :)

by Sketch McDraw on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 15:43