Costume :Kain Highwind
Variant :Amano/Dissidia
Source :Final Fantasy IV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2015

Costume Photos

Finished at last!

New wig

New base layer progress

(c) Alasdair Watson

(c) JP

(c) JP

(c) JP

V.1 test shot (aka: holding bits together)

Leg progress


Pauldron progress

Helmet progress


Costume Information

Provisionally planned for debut at Auchinawa 2014, although I anticipate some revisions will be required after Kain's first outing.

Also planned for a Dissidia group at MCM and an FFIV group at Kitacon 2015!

Kain Highwind is one of my all-time favourite Final Fantasy characters, so I'm really excited about the prospect of making this costume. It's been a bit of a dream costume of mine for a long time - these days I'm confident enough that I can make the armour to the level of detail I want. So, here goes! :)


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Oh man, this makes me so excited! :'O

by Squiggles on Monday, 5 May, 2014 - 19:26
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Love the character and his design, I will be looking out for this one.

by Clockwork Dandy Noodles on Saturday, 14 June, 2014 - 22:29
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Thank you! I adore Kain, he's been a dream cosplay for such a long time! Hopefully I can do him justice. :) We're planning an FFIV group next year too! :D

by Nesabi on Saturday, 14 June, 2014 - 22:50
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OOoooo...Look forward to seeing this!

by Kata-san on Sunday, 15 June, 2014 - 23:14
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Thanks! Looking forward to making it! Hopefully I'll be able to start the build towards the end of the year! ^_^

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 17 June, 2014 - 20:56
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This is looking great so far!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 4 August, 2014 - 09:30
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progress looks great. I look forward to seeing this

by nanahara on Monday, 4 August, 2014 - 11:05
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Progress is looking amazing! Can't wait to see this complete :)

by WhiteWraith on Tuesday, 5 August, 2014 - 12:15
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Oh my! The helmet looks amazing so far! :O

by Lady Bahamut on Tuesday, 5 August, 2014 - 20:39
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This looks like this is coming on superbly!!!
Cannot wait to see this complete

by Kitticus on Monday, 11 August, 2014 - 14:55
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Thanks for the awesome comments guys! Hopefully I'll have more progress up in the week! :)

by Nesabi on Sunday, 17 August, 2014 - 19:13

Wow. Fantastic progress so far, this looks like it's going to be a jaw-dropping cosplay when it's done. Good luck! :D

by on Wednesday, 24 September, 2014 - 01:13
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Holy Dagoon's!

i <3 ff4 soooooooooooooooo much I think i will have to bring my Amano Rydia out to get photos with you xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 14 October, 2014 - 23:40
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Goodness, yes please! Your Rydia is gorgeous! <3

by Nesabi on Wednesday, 15 October, 2014 - 18:26
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This already looks great. I have a photo of you in this from the October MCM:

by ArcaneArchery on Thursday, 13 November, 2014 - 22:42
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I love this so much, you look incredible <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Friday, 14 November, 2014 - 00:38
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Thank you so much! I'm slowly adding to it but I need to make a few more bits and neaten it up in places. It's a long project, hopefully it'll eventually be how I want it! xD

by Nesabi on Saturday, 15 November, 2014 - 13:24
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Everytime I see you, you just get more and more kick ass at the armouring! Good Job Sweetie!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 - 21:50
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Looks amazing!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 10 December, 2014 - 20:21
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Looking good Nes. ^________^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 29 March, 2015 - 17:11