Costume :cid highwind
Variant :origional
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

final fantasy line up

dynamite limit break time .!

cid with mop :D

cid highwind reference

the finished cid highwind cosplay at mcm expo may 2012

fisished cid highwind jacket

spear end (grip and materia)

cid highwind patch

cid highwind full progress test 2

cid progress / test

sleaves done ! :D



Costume Information

Cost : quite expensive for gloves and goggles the rest was very cheap
Time Taken : since christmas this year

cid as he apears in battle mode , cut scenes and artwork (and menu). im now sticking to his origional spear .if i can make it of corse ,if not i'll stick to the mop which just needs painting .


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This looks great!

by cosplayinghats on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 - 17:53
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ah your too kind :D its not even finished yet but im so pleased you like it :D ill post any progress i make :).

by cosplaymatt1 on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 - 20:14
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Progress is looking good dude!

Keep it up!

by Numta on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 12:30
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This looks fantastic. Good job!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 17:51
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thank you all :D see ya in may if yer going ! im still working on some detailing but if its not done in time i could..... go for a more "in battle" less detailed version .

by cosplaymatt1 on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 18:08
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Look great :)

by Zelvyne on Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 12:20
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This is fantastic! I love that you actually brought a mop, that's legit the best thing ever. Hahaha! Absolutely. Love. It. |D

by TrafalgarLawless on Sunday, 3 June, 2012 - 13:10
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You make an awesome Cid!

Well done dude and I love the mop! xD

by Numta on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 12:41

To-Do List

find trousers green / brownHighComplete
make origional spear and adjust so it can be carried roundHighComplete
blue jacketHighComplete
find a white scarfHighComplete
modify the sleaves (white )MediumComplete
modify a cigarette packet for goggle strapMediumComplete
brown shoesMediumComplete
find straps for over the shoulderMediumComplete
fake cigarette/sLowComplete
make patches one saying h/w LowComplete
find trouser clipsLowComplete
paint mop brownLowComplete
make a stick of dynamite prop ( limit break)LowComplete
make an "air ship" patchLowComplete

Shopping List

tennis racket (handle grip for spear grip)(charity shop)£1.00Bought


finishing touches (Posted 13th May 2012)

well im nearly done on the patches and acessories etc . but i can already see when i compare my current costume to the reference picture there are bits i could improve on for october . such as bigger trousers and a shorter scarf etc but as i havent been able to find them i'll do the best with what ive got :D.

looking good so far (Posted 1st May 2012)

tried all my costume on today while round my freinds house . and it looked good and got a great reaction from them all especially pete and rose (whatsername).

blood and sweat.... no tears yet thou ;) (Posted 25th April 2012)

i finsihed my sleaves today despited pricking myself with he needle many times it was the one thing i kept putting off and was worried about .i literall put blood into this :O dont worry none went on the costume

basically done (Posted 20th April 2012)

okay so my costume as it stands is as it apears in the game: blue jacket, green trousers , gloves and goggles when hes in world map (as party leader)(only missing long scarf atm) or when not in battle or cut scene. when he enters battle and cuts scenes he is more detailed with badges/ patches , cigarette ,weapons trouser clips and so on ...... very pleased with goggles and gauntlets i ordered . went into reigate on monday and found some paint for me and my group among other things. waiting for the rain to stop so i can do some outdoors spear work / allway have the mop as a back up :D