Costume :Tifa Lockhart
Variant :Original
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

Tifa and Shera



Tifa, Shera and Aerith- 2009

Tree hug

Looking on...

Strolling along

Tifa Lockhart


Costume Information

Cost : Approx. £100
Time Taken : 35+ hours

Since Tifa has always been a favourite FF VII character of mine, I thought what better way to express my admiration than by cosplaying her. My first ever costume was of her AC outfit (that was a mistake) but I actually prefer her original one, sometimes keeping it simple works;, and it certainly does for Tifa.

Worn at: London MCM Expo May 2009- Saturday
Ayacon 2011 -Friday


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Looking wicked so far ^_^

by Feather-to-Earth on Thursday, 5 February, 2009 - 23:01
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Looking really good so far!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 13 February, 2009 - 20:14
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*thumbs up*

looking gurd =3
and nice workings on the wig

by JakeX on Thursday, 19 February, 2009 - 21:48
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Looking awesome so far XD Can't wait to see you at expo ^^
I shall hopefully be going as Advent Children Tifa Saturday XD

by Moonchild on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 22:29
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Looking amazing ^,^ you have a real tifa-esque look anyway ^.^ the outfit will only improve the look :P

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 09:37
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Thanks everyone ^_^
Its nice to hear motivating comments, I just hope this costume can live up to your high expectations ^_^'

by ElegantAura on Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 22:29
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Wow! Looking perfect already. Can't wait to see it complete.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 20 March, 2009 - 00:31
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Woooo i love it!!!!! That was such a great shoot yesterday, looking forward to doing another one with Pickles ^_^

by Feather-to-Earth on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 12:54
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You make an awesome Tifa! You also get extra points for doing the Original version!

Well done X3

by Demented Kid on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 13:48
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you look awsome as Tifa

by nanahara on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 14:21
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you suit Tifa flawlessly :) great job ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 14:48
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Thanks for the encouraging comments everyone ^_^ I just hope the next time I wear this costume, I remember to wear my elbow pad on the other arm lol

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 16:57
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Looking great! Probably one of the most Tifa-esque Tifa's I've ever seen ^^, This cosplay really suits you!

by Fables on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 21:57
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The finished cosplay looks great. You look spot on.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 12 June, 2009 - 21:22
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I remember your Tifa from my first expo. You look so amazing as her x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 13:20
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Oh wow can't wait to see this at Ayacon! x

by Frederica la Noir on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 - 17:21
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You make such a brilliant tifa! Can't wait to see this in real life! Pictures look brilliant! X

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 - 20:44
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Looking forward to seeing the revamped version, you make such a pretty Tifa x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 16:07
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Still best Tifa ever

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 20:55
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could you send me a link to your tifa cosplay wig @ sora_wolf5@hotmail.com ?

by Mermaid2love on Friday, 29 March, 2013 - 04:32

To-Do List

White topHighComplete
Black skirtHighComplete
Long Off-Black WigMediumComplete
Burgundy shoesMediumComplete
Black arm warmers + Elbow padMediumComplete
Red/Burgundy GlovesMediumComplete
Grey BeltLowComplete
Black BracesLowComplete
Silver Droplet EarringsLowComplete
Black socksLowComplete

Shopping List

Walking Boots£16.00Bought
Burgundy shoe dye£7.00Bought
Grey Belt£5.00Bought
Long Off-Black Wig£20.00Bought
Plastazote foam for elbow and foot guards£3.50Bought
White stretch t-shirt fabric£5.00Bought


Sneaky peak of my new wig! (Posted 6th August 2011)

I forgot how bad i am at wig styling, there i was thinking Tifa's wig would be simple but boy was i wrong. Fringes are the worst thing for me, i end up cutting them too short....which was exactly what i did with this one and made a bit of a mess but somehow i saved it a little. If i get time i'll add some extra wefts to the end of the ponytail but when i wear this i'll also make sure its all securely pinned to my head (in the photo it was quickly thrown on haha) I'm just relieved i finished faffing with it today as i have another wig for a different costume to do next...god i'm dreading it now lol

My stupid 'wig' face always makes me laugh lol

Still in progress... (Posted 27th July 2011)

Can't believe how laid back i've been about this costume, and yet I have under a month to get this finished O_O
Since I'm an idiot i wont be able to purchase the wig i really want for this, I've left it too late for long haul shipping so i'm going to buy the same wig again (as the old one is too floopy)
On the positive, I've completed her top, made it from scratch with some lovely t-shirt fabric, its so soft and scretchy! I tweeked my gloves a little more and am now working on the skirt again by adjusting the length and tidying the hem.

Really can't wait to finish this costume! I love cosplaying Tifa, i just pray i get my wig and find a pair of chunky boots in time.

P.S I had red eyes in this photo, and when i cleaned them up it made them browny. Haha reminds me I also need to get contact lenses.

Tifa Mark II in progress (Posted 11th May 2011)

I thought it was about time I revived my original Tifa cosplay! She's one of my all time favourite FF characters and her outfit is reasonbly comfty to prat around in soo i shall be wearing this at Ayacon 2011. (My first Aya and probably will wear this on the friday)
Anyways, I've been working on her gloves and arm warmer thingys for the past week or so, pulling apart the old ones and replacing bits and pieces...also i finally switched the gloves around as i'd made them wrong before and god it bugged me when i saw photos O_O but now, its all better ^^

I also spent a little time adding some small buckles to my braces, for a little more accuracy, can't believe how easy it was to attach them actually. Next up I need to get a new top as the old one just isn't right...i'll try and make one from scratch this time (as its a really simple top, clearly i was just lazy before) and I'm also on the hunt for some new boots (with more eyelets...3 eyelets look lame) and a new wig as the old one has lost its elasticity...so its basically died....sad times.