Costume :Yazoo
Source :Final Fantasy: Advent Children
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

Now what?

Velvet Nightmare!

Northern Crater Born

Don't Cry Brother



Costume Information

Cost : My wallet hurts! All that newbie equipment!
Time Taken : Far too long!

This was my first ever cosplay! I'm still proud of it, even though it's mostly been cannibalised into other outfits and what's left is falling apart!

Looking back now I can see all the errors I made. The sleeves are too loose, and if you look closely, you can see the parts I had to duct-tape.

A real learning experience, this one! But it gave me cosplay fever!

I adore Yazoo as a character. He represents the allure, strategic mindset and cold charm of Sephiroth. I only hope I did him justice the tiniest bit.

Thanks so much for looking!


UPDATE! I'm wearing the revised and improved version of this outfit to MCM Expo London, it will be it's convention debut! XXX


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Such an awesome Yazoo cosplay. You look just the part! Great job for your first cosplay XD

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 23:15
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Yazoo's so cool he gets his own gunblade ^.^ you did just as good a job on this as cloud O_o I totaly look forward to you filling up your cosplay portfolio :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 16:23
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Amazing cosplay.I love the added effects with the makeup-nice touch! ;)

by Argent on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 01:43

You look fantastic, enough said ^^ Fantastic!

by Missytetra on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 13:48
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Best Yazoo I must add :P

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 23:02
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Very nice, would be great to get another AC group up together sometime.

by White Leviathan on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 19:19
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Excellent Yazoo. It will be great to see in person. Love the make-up and the hair.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 9 April, 2009 - 02:11

Ooh that's a great costume! You really look the part :)

by on Thursday, 9 April, 2009 - 11:05
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I meant to comment sooner but busy times xD
You make an awesome Yazoo.
Photos at Expo are a must!

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 14 April, 2009 - 21:21
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HAPPY GOSH DARN B-DAY A-JAZZY ^.^ have a great day :P

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 19 April, 2009 - 01:22
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The gunblade is looking awesome.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 02:10
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Wow just saw the start of Velvet it looks amazing ^.^ I totaly knew you could do it :P

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 10:08
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Thank you both... But don't speak too soon! It isn't done yet! I may still accidentally saw my arm off or glue gun my eyes shut!

by PKNIVES on Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 22:02
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You already know I love this. :)

Velvet - "Now what?" --now you round off the corner edges. I hope the wood is soft otherwise you could be at it for.. years. :P If you are o-fey with sharp tools, eg Stanly knife..chisels, you can use them to speed up the process. (but be very carefull with hands.. GOLDEN RULE - ALWAYS keep ALL parts of your body behind the cutting edge! Cut away from your body. (that way if the knife suddenly passes through the wood there is no flesh to slice into. If you obey that rule you will not get cut.)
Then afterwards you can go in with sandpaper to smooth and refine the shapes.

If I was making this the first thing I would do is get loads of ref pictures from different angles so I was familiar with the 3D shapes and how the constituant parts all go together. You might even find some places on the web selling replica Velvet props, from which you can 'borrow' their pics. Sometimes you can also buy small figurines complete with miniature weapons which you can use to copy from onto your larger version.
Hope that's helpful. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 11:28
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My friend is right ^.^ get all the pics you can and saftey first. it also might be worth pausing the points in advent children *however scarse* when he uses it ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 11:38
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Brilliant advice, thank you! I'm going to study reference pictures and figure out how to do this nice and slowly! XXX

by PKNIVES on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 20:17
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You make such a gorgeous Yazoo! Seriously, best one I've seen I think! <3

by Nocturnal Blossom on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 22:08
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Pretty Yazoo is pretty. If this is a first go I can't wait to see the improved version at Expo! ^^

by Monkey on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 15:23
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Thank you! You are all so lovely!

by PKNIVES on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 21:10
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wow you are the most stunning yazoo ever!!!!

your costume is soo shiny xD its brilliant

and omg you have such attention to detail in all your cosplays..**in awe**

by Toshi-chan on Monday, 27 April, 2009 - 21:19
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This is fantastic, i love it :D Your wig is lovely! and youve really captured it all well. YAY for the gunblade ^_^

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 13:54
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Wooooow you make a brilliant Yazoo! You look just like him! *__*
The gunblade is looking awesome aswell!
Drool worthy cosplay ftw 8D

by Pem on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 14:36

Now Ajay you know I think you're awesome already!!

by neverbeamemory on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 13:23

Oooh! this is a rele good lookin cosplay! lol well.. it has my vote =] nice work!

by YattaOfMez on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 13:41
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Woah! This is the best Yazoo cosplay I've ever seen done, and you have such great shots in it too! Honest! Well done! <3

by ShadowAlpha on Friday, 19 June, 2009 - 00:44
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I was a lone Kadaj. I would love to do this again, if you do please let me know! It looks amazing.

by 1000014 on Monday, 7 September, 2009 - 21:24
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Bugger me!
Such a nicely done Yazoo!
i mean perfect pale skin also that works with him! and love the hair =3

by JakeX on Monday, 21 September, 2009 - 22:55
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Don't cry yazoo

its an awesome cosplay I love it

by LekLek on Monday, 28 September, 2009 - 09:01
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You look really great.Very nice

by leumas on Wednesday, 10 February, 2010 - 09:48
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OMG!! o.0
You look perfect! <3


by Bambi. on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 20:12
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Wow you look amazing!!

by cowiee on Sunday, 6 March, 2011 - 16:36

To-Do List

Construct Yazoo's gunblade Velvet NightmareHighPlanned


I'm stuck! (Posted 19th April 2009)

I've managed to cut out the shape of the Velvet Nightmare (Yazoo's Gunblade) but I just don't know where to go from here, or how to shape what I've already got. My inexperience is really beginning to make me sad... This is so difficult!


Falling Apart! (Posted 5th April 2009)

After the first photoshoot, it became quickly apparent that the costume wasn't umm... Perhaps as sturdy as I might have imagined! My main priorities for MCM are:

1) Repair back of cape
2) Replace duct-taped areas with proper stitched pleather!
3) Alter sleeves, as they are HORRIBLY loose.

Please, PLEASE if any one has any advice for me I will be eternally grateful *huggles*