Seriously, aside from binding, this is the most comfortable cosplay EVER. And I only had to make the jacket. XDD And the belts.
I guess Squall appeals to me more visually than emotionally. I like him as a character, but if anyone provokes a knee-jerk reaction out of the FFVIII cast, it's Seifer. But, you know, I'm too short and weedy to ever pull off Seifer, so Squall it is.
The leather pants I got from a charity shop, before I even decided to cosplay him. They're so sofft and comfortable, and they make my butt look great. XDD The vest, LOL, I bought from Primark in a pack of four. They're for twelve-year-old boys, and still loose on me. The jacket was made from scratch, the only part of the outfit that was, and I'm still really proud of how it turned out. I actually had someone ask me how much it cost me. XD The belts are a love-hate relationship, I did have all the thigh belts, but they all broke, so I need to remake them at some point. e.e And the wig was styled by my Raijin, after the original wig sucked balls and refused to be styled.
All in all, this is one of my favourite cosplays to wear. I feel so comfy in it and I don't think I look too shabby. XD It helps that I have a beautiful Seifer.