Costume :Edea Kramer
Variant :Sorceress
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Facial Reference

Headpiece Reference

Full Body Reference


Costume Information

Cost : £90+

I don't understand why Final Fantasy VIII is so underrated, it's one of the finest games in the series!

When first introduced, Edea is portrayed as a cruel, sadistic woman.

You meet her properly in Deling City, where Squall and his party are tasked with assassinating her. The attempt fails, and Edea responds with a vicious attack. You encounter her again later on, and upon defeating her in battle, you discover that she was in fact possessed by Ultimecia, a malevolent sorceress from the future.

Edea is actually a gentle, loving matron who cared for children at her orphanage.

I love this woman, she's elegant, mysterious and badass!


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YAY! EDEA! Can't wait to see this! FF8 really is underrated! It's the best! <3

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 08:00
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Looking forward to seeing this, there aren't enough Edea cosplayers x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 12:47
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I hope I can crack on with it soon!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 14:43
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I agree with Fusion. There aren't enough people who give Edea the love she deserves. Good luck with this.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 21:47
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the makeup is spot on hun its beautiful xx

by Sasashie on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 18:10
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looking good with the make up, can't wait to see more =D

by tousen_218 on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 18:43
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Thanks very much, guys! 8D

by tripletriad on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 18:51
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Jeeeeeeesus, you look freakin' fantastic with that make-up, BB!

by pocket-tammy on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 18:56
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Wow perfffect!
Make-up looks spot on! D:

by isamiaella on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 18:58
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Fankoo bb! <3

by tripletriad on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 18:58
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love the make-up, amazing job

by SamanthaKaiba on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 21:38
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Your make up test is beautiful! I really cannot wait to see the rest of the progress ^^ <3

by Zelda on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 15:26
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Fanku <3
Need to make my eyebrows more evil XD

by tripletriad on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 15:33
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That make-up test is awesome. Keep up the great work!

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 14:25
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Those Latex veins look like pretty cool pieces of watercolour to me for some reason XD

So looking forward to this~ Your make up test is just beautiful!

by Demented Kid on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 21:45
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I see what you mean about the watercolour, actually XD
Thank you so much, it means a lot! =]

by tripletriad on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 21:57
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make up test is wonderful! and i love the veins! cant wait to see more

by Leolarua on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 22:29
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Waaaowie you've got the make up spot on! The veins look like they're coming along nicely too.

by Natsumi on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 08:25
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Can't wait to see you with the veins on, man!

by pocket-tammy on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 01:15
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The make up is spot on for Edea <3 cannot wai to see this x

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 17:06
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Thank you! =]

by tripletriad on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 19:32
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SQUEEEAALLL! We MUST do something Magicallly Evil together woman!

by Manticore on Friday, 19 August, 2011 - 19:44
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Make up test looks fantastic, cant wait to see everything all done :D

by RevolverKitty on Saturday, 20 August, 2011 - 14:53
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@Cpt.Wakka - Definitely! Really can't wait for October 8D
@RevolverKitty - Thank you very much! I can't for it to be done either XD

by tripletriad on Saturday, 20 August, 2011 - 15:05
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No probs :), its always great seeing more cosplayers show more love to FF8 and Edea :D

by RevolverKitty on Monday, 22 August, 2011 - 23:05
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Really really really really really can't wait to see this!

by Numta on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 13:55
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The parts for the headdress are looking awesome!
Can't wait to see this.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 14:08
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Progress on the headdress is looking great!

by Alyx on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 20:10
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looks great, all that hard work sanding has paid off!

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 20:57
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Thanks guys! =] <3
I'm not done sanding just yet, I've got to apply clay to the base helmet, work the horns into place... and sand some more! T__T

by tripletriad on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 21:17
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Woohoo, I can finally see photos! Keep it up, great job so far.

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 12:21
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Looking INCREDIBLE! <3

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 18:27
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Thank you very much! <3
And Phweebs, I'm so glad you approve! 8D

by tripletriad on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 14:48
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The accessories look fantastic!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 16:14
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Wow! they broke it? ff
good luck on the new one, it's always a pain to have to make something over!

by isamiaella on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 22:11
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Yeah =[
Weh, tell me about it, but I'm trying to be optimistic; I've learnt so much from making it the first time, so this one will hopefully be a lot better! Thank you =]

by tripletriad on Friday, 10 February, 2012 - 00:45
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The dress is looking great!

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 16:40
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loving the latest progress. I really look forward to seeing this complete as Im sure you'll look stunning ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 18:28
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Love the gradient! Hardly any Edeas get the gradient so it's nice to see (:

by Relion on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 18:38
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I think the dress looks amazing! you'll make one AWESOME Edea!

by Numta on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 18:44
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AS;LDKFJL Holy crap. Thank you so much, guys! :')

by tripletriad on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 18:55
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I really want you to finish this as I think you'll make a fantastic Edea!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 13:42
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I'm so glad to see you're doing the full gradient on the dress! Many Edea cosplayers leave that detail out. Yours looks excellent and the dress has a great shape to it as well.

by Mighty Odango on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 14:49
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Ohhh gosh, wow! Thank you both so much! <3

by tripletriad on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 20:32


Backpiece bits (Posted 18th March 2014)

I would actually pay someone to carve this right now.

This has got to be the most frustrating/boring part of this cosplay.

Horns (Posted 17th March 2014)

I'm trying to remember to take photos throughout this time!

So the core is made from tightly compacted foil which I shaped into the horns, which I then mod rocced for rigidity, and then lightly coated in paperclay so that I can sand it smooth (applying Homestuck cosplay knowledge here).

The reason I did so rather than just molding some clay is because I need it to be as light as it can be, considering it's going to be on my head all weekend, but it also needs to be rigid and smooth.

Basic helmet (Posted 17th March 2014)

Took a mold of my head using Kobracast (brilliant stuff, thank you Coscraft!).

I then did the same thing I did with the horns, applying mod roc and paperclay (though I haven't got round to the clay yet..)

Take 72 or something? (Posted 8th December 2013)

If I don't finish this by Kita I'll fricking chew a wasp.

I didn't measure the spacing but as long as it looks alright by eye. Nobody's gonna get a protractor to it.

Okay so I work messy, but no more nails is the shit.