Costume :Zidane Tribal
Variant :Original
Source :Final Fantasy 9 IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

Gold Digging




You are Not Alone


1 Gil

Soul Blade




Wig 99%


Costume Information

Awards : 2nd Place - For Best Costume - at Tokonatsu 2009

Was so fun wearing this costume - along with the rest of FFIX-UK~
Our masquerade entry can be found here~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INngghk3c08

I decided to make the 'Butterfly Sword' with this costume since I have two models of it already XD. Both blades were crafted from two blocks of wood, the handle was a rounded peice. My father did a majority of this as I was very busy with the costume. I painted it using spray paints - spraying into a tub and using a paint brush so it was varnished at the same time XD

The tail turned out to be a bit of a pain - I ended up having three attempts - which when this involves turning it inside out and back again - which takes agesssss - can be very annoying.
It is bendable and its a sort of fleecy material 83 Very strokeable.
This has now been attatched to my pants and swings when I walk 83
I kept tripping over it though over the weekend XDXD

The pants were made from scratch and dyed, it would appear my gloves had a hole in during the dying process as my left thumb was a distinct shade of blue x_x

The cuffs were made using the same material as the pants and dyed. I sewed cardboard inside to allow them to stick up and refrain the shape.

Waist coat was made- again using the same material but dyed a darker shade. The back belts were made from vinyl. I ran out of time and thus had to make them from a single peice rather than giving them volume.

Shoes were white boots that I covered in grey vinyl.


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Hey your planning a Zidane cosplay aswell^_^

Nah I did my Zidane cosplay in Milton Keynes collectormania yesterday on Saturday, there wasn't alot of anime fans around the area lol.

by Anime_Angel on Sunday, 28 September, 2008 - 19:02
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Yaaay, Zidane! =) Hopefully we can get photos together when this is done! =D

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 28 September, 2008 - 20:56
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Yeah, you can expect to see me using this costume for the ball, have you booked your tickets for the ball in October?

by Anime_Angel on Sunday, 28 September, 2008 - 23:05
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Yay! I'm sure you'll make an awesome Zidane, brother dearest. :P

by MoonLily on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 18:50
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Yay Zidane!!! 8D

by Freyarule on Monday, 12 January, 2009 - 12:19
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This will look very cute and impressive- Must see!! x333

by Spinni on Thursday, 29 January, 2009 - 10:28
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Very much looking forward to this. XD Hope there will be progress pictures! XO

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 11 February, 2009 - 00:28

I wanna it jaaa :3

by Ritsusha on Sunday, 1 March, 2009 - 22:18
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Wig looking very good! Very Zidaneish XD Ifyou managed to pull together a quick Zidane costume like that, looking forward to the actual thing!

by Demented Kid on Thursday, 26 March, 2009 - 23:09
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looking awsome so far ^^

by nanahara on Friday, 27 March, 2009 - 16:10
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I very much want to tug that tail O-o

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 01:54
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Tug it, dear brother, and I may go Trance on you =]

by Emzone on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 01:56
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*pulls tail*

by tousen_218 on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 04:42
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8D loving the tail!
Looks so strokable *3* Thatll be me all day xD

by Solaria on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 14:32
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Looking like a cutie Zidane XD Cant wait to see this revealed at Expo <3

by Demented Kid on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 17:12
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*giggles* It looks like this is going to be brilliant! Can't go wrong with a bit of the beloved Squeenix Monkey boy! XD

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 17:33
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Loving the Butterfly sword progress X3 Cant wait to see this all done!

by Demented Kid on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 16:02

Smexiful cuffs 8)

by goodbyeworld on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 18:19
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GOGOGOGO! Get this finished so we can be awesome together XD

by MikeJenks on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 18:23
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Sexy cuffs O.O

by Solaria on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 18:33
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looking wicked Emi, keep up the awesome work :D

by JoeDLuffy on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 17:35
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Looking like an adorable Zidane! Seriously looking forward to seeing this at Expo! X3 Shall be tail tugging! >P

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 02:10
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Woooo check out the progress. You can do it! Woop woop! 8D

I mean...

Why must you dedicate so much time to outer garments when we are merely vessels for souls? -_-

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 02:17
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I cannot tell you how much I'm looking forward to seeing this completed. I'm so excited! XD

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 11:02
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8D not long to go x3
Loving it 8D Keep working hard you really look like Zidane x3

by Solaria on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 11:42
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Just seen the masquerade entry on Youtube, and I have to say you looked pretty Goddamn awesome!! :)

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 00:09
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Yuuuus you're a fantastic Zidane, brother dearest. O_~

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 16:30
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Wonderful Zidane :D I'm so impressed by your butterfly sword, it looked perfect and that was one amazing group, I loved seeing everyone together!

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 16:39
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You made such an adorable Zidane! And I just remembered I didnt get to tug your tail D:

Loved getting photos with you and seeing you and all ya FF9 group<3

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 23:31
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without a doubt one of the best Zidane cosplays I've seen

by nanahara on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 14:19
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You made a great Zidane! I'm not sure if I'm the only one who notices but in the soul blade photo before zooming in it looks like you just slapped Kuja. Love it!

by AmethystEyes on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 20:09
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haha I did in a different picture
I whacked her with my sword during a spin ^^;

by Emzone on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 01:36
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I stroked your tail outside the PTI Sunday night while I was drunk!!

Your costume was immense, I wanted to see it AT the expo but I never did. But, I'm glad I got to see it in the end at the PTI!

by Elyiel on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 23:56
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Photos of me drunk?!?!? Oh God. *CRY*

by Elyiel on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 14:02
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O HAI ZIDANE! Your costume was so unbelievably accurate, all the hard work paid off~ One of the best Zidane's I've ever seen *_*
It was fun being in a group with you guys! ^o^

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 8 June, 2009 - 23:39
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hehe nice love the group shots ^^

by timpey on Wednesday, 24 June, 2009 - 00:43
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Best Zidane ever ;)

by Kerhys on Thursday, 25 June, 2009 - 23:57
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Even though I'm not a FF player I loved the Zidane cosplay, especially when you wore it to Pizza Hut on Sunday night (yeah it's Franky's friend Ricky). A lot of work mustve gone into the costume - if I had tried, there would be a lot of TABLE RAGE! (you had to be there) Anyways seeya at the next event!

by Son Gopaul on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 - 23:54
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your zidane is awesome, and you are the first to do that weapon. and your group, sooo many characters!!!

by negativedreamer on Thursday, 2 July, 2009 - 00:10
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Well done coming 2nd in the masqueraude at TOKO!

by Berserk667 on Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 16:37
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it was great to see your zidane again, bet u had lotsa fun with your group ^^

by timpey on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 11:21
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I would of loved to see this T_T

God damn living so far away!! Your Zidane is awesome!


by letmelive on Thursday, 3 September, 2009 - 10:33
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Wow im speechless O_o you look awesome! *ps thanks for steiner comment lol*

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 13 September, 2009 - 18:12
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Awesome Zidane!! You did a really good job, and seem to suit him so well! xD

by yukioto on Tuesday, 6 October, 2009 - 01:56
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Such a wonderful Zidane! And I'm astounded by the group shots too, so many great characters.

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 13 November, 2009 - 12:13
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Lol seeing that picture cheered me up a little just now

It still amuses me what you got for your prize at Toko lololol

Definitely my fave little brother~

by Demented Kid on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 02:35
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Awesome photos and costume. Love it hun XX

by Sephirayne on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 04:23
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I love your zidane ^__^ *claps*

by Zelda on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 18:59
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Thankyou all very much for the comments 8D

by Emzone on Friday, 15 January, 2010 - 05:30
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50th comment 8D

by MikeJenks on Friday, 15 January, 2010 - 12:22
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you make such a cute Zidane!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 27 May, 2010 - 17:26
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this looks great :D :D

by J-Po on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 18:28
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your Zidane out is amazing, you portrayed him really well ^^

by XxSylentiumxX on Friday, 11 November, 2011 - 14:54
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Epic! You suit him so well. :D

by HarryKurt on Friday, 23 November, 2012 - 13:29

To-Do List

Make waist coat HighComplete
Make pantsHighComplete
Dye waistcoat/cuffs/pants HighComplete
Attach Tail to pantsHighComplete
Make Butterfly SwordHighComplete
Buy/Style wigHighComplete
Find suitable pants or material to make someHighComplete
Make waist coat belts/back peiceHighComplete
Make cuffsHighComplete
Make middle beltMediumComplete
Buy base shoes and add covers - customise them etcMediumComplete
White vestMediumComplete
Buy lace for gloves - frillage ness XDLowComplete
Obtain glovesLowComplete
Make TailLowComplete
Make cuff linksLowComplete