Costume :Aerith/Aeris Gainsborough
Source :Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Happy times

At Expo



Hunk and Aeris





Costume Information

Cost : £78
Time Taken : 6 hours

Aeris is my favourite female character of all time. I was blown away with her as soon as I met her in the Church for the first time in Final Fantasy VII.

My Grandad called her Jade because at the time I was too young to figure out how to play RPG type games and seriously I've never loved a character more. I'm sorry to all the Cloud x Tifa fan girls, but how can't you see the love that Aeris holds for Cloud and vise versa?

I wanted to get anything to do with Aeris, as I have mostly all her figures nearly now. I think it was for my 14th or 15th birthday, I finally learned about cosplaying and decided to buy a costume. I saw Advent Children Aeris on e-bay and bought it straight away.

When it came I was pretty shocked, it was nothing like the photos that the seller had posted. The pink trim around the dress wasn't on, the buttons were ugly and huge and everything was too big for me. I dunno if it's because I measured it wrongly but yeah, I was really peed off, espically for the price.
I think this costume is going to always be a one I'm going to be constantly trying to make better, because Aeris is my baby.

Possibly in the future I might get the whole jacket re-made as it's not as short as it could be and I don't think the same colour but we will see.


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aww you make a kawaii Aerith ^^

by nanahara on Friday, 10 April, 2009 - 17:13
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Aww! ^__^
You make such a cute Aeris!

by KamikazePenguin on Friday, 10 April, 2009 - 22:08

I remember taking that picture of you with the flowers

by No thanks on Saturday, 11 April, 2009 - 16:23
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Awwwh thanks everyone ^^, and yey I remember too! Thank you for commenting!

by letmelive on Sunday, 12 April, 2009 - 21:48
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owww your such a adorable and beutifull aerith *__*

by Feena on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 07:59
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Thank you ^^!

by letmelive on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 21:22
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Oh bugger I thought I had gotten rid of all of the photos of me as that tragic Yuna. Wahhh you're such a pretty Aerith though! \o/

by phalor on Friday, 5 June, 2009 - 10:49
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You looked nice! and thank you n_n!

by letmelive on Wednesday, 15 July, 2009 - 14:39
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aww ^__^ the train station you are at is perfect for these pictures!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 4 August, 2009 - 15:00
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ahah I never even thought of that XD! Thanks :3

by letmelive on Saturday, 22 August, 2009 - 18:31
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well done you it is a lovely looking aerith.

by Zanaso Rymm on Monday, 24 August, 2009 - 23:57
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ahah thanks ^^!

by letmelive on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 11:03
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Such a cute Aerith. You look great.

Thanks for the comment on OWA Sephiroth XX

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 29 August, 2009 - 01:52
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it's a really good Aerith cosplay well done :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 29 August, 2009 - 11:53
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Thank you both of yous ^___^!!

I am aiming to make it better, so maybe new pictures when it gets there ahah ^__^


by letmelive on Saturday, 29 August, 2009 - 16:56
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Awww you're definetly one of the cutest Aeriths i've ever seen
This is so cute

by FusionRose on Thursday, 31 December, 2009 - 01:55
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ahah awwh thank you! I'm planning on getting this altered.. again.

Think it's just one of those things when you love a character so much you never think the costume looks perfect or good enough ahah.

by letmelive on Saturday, 2 January, 2010 - 16:47
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-Squees and clings to!-
You look so effing amazing and adorable! :3
Cant wait to see your other Cosplays!

by StrawberryCherry on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 23:12
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Awwwh thanks you so much! I'm planning to alter this shortly, because it's just one of them things aha, you love a character so much it will never be what you want it to look like, so more photos soon! I hope :)


by letmelive on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 23:49
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I know exactly how you feel. xD be sure to let me know when the photos are up! :3

by StrawberryCherry on Wednesday, 20 January, 2010 - 15:09
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If you're going to Expo, I'll have to track you down since I lost all of the pictures from that day and I want a photo of this. :)

by phalor on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 15:46
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Awwh thank you baba! I really hope I can make expo, I've never been before and since my bf lives in Cambridge which isn't to far away, I might camp at his then go there :3!


by letmelive on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 20:01
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If you go to expo.... Can I please have a picture with you when I do Tifa? -clings- :3

by StrawberryCherry on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 22:46
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Awwwh! <3 Of course you can, I'd be so happy too!


by letmelive on Saturday, 23 January, 2010 - 17:36
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;O new photos look amazing hun!!! love the wig its perfect!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 21:37
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Awwh thank you Emmy! I told you the bow was perfect ^____^


by letmelive on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 21:50
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ohhhh it's so pretty, amazing to finally see it finished ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 22:39
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ahah thank you Tif9123! I know its about time its finished XD

by letmelive on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 23:06
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you look amazing....great outfit....still working on my duster lol but cant wait for photos ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 12 June, 2010 - 14:13
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Awwh thank you so much! I can't believe it's only a week away so looking forward to it :3


by letmelive on Saturday, 12 June, 2010 - 19:02

HAHA~~U have me there in one your pic XDXD

by kuro on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 00:58

Hey you look amazing ^__^ i was nemacon as lightning, you might off seen me depending on what day you were there ^^

by - on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 12:41
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I love your Lighting cosplay so much <3 Would of loved to got a picture with you


by letmelive on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 14:42
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You look lovely :D

by Member-XI on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 03:08

you look sooo sweet!! =D

by hacwa on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 13:45
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I love the death picture...looks awesome ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 14:31
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You make such a cute aerith hehe ^^ <33

by Zelda on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 20:33

To-Do List

Red coat made smallerHighComplete
Get a wig :3HighComplete
Re-style wigHighIn Progress
Recieve braceletsMediumComplete
Get better flowers (some got stolen at Nemacon T___T)MediumComplete
Recieve pink ribbon (love you Emmy!)MediumComplete
Green contacts!MediumComplete
Got bracelets/ribbon comissioned by Demented Kid ^__^LowComplete
Dress made tighter and pink lining fixedLowComplete


Dress (Posted 20th August 2010)

The dress managed to get a tiny hole near one of the button holes, of course I'm scared to sew it myself in case it's still noticable so I'm taking it to get sorted along with my Jill t-shirt.

29.6.10 (Posted 29th June 2010)

The wig came back battered a bit ahha! Also it was way to heavy for my head so I've added hair extension clips and made the bangs more up XD It looks a bit better but it still is so heavy >___<

04.06.10 (Posted 4th June 2010)

Finally got my ass to take my dress and jacket to get altered lol.

Jacket is at a different shop as the first place I went couldn't do button holes ¬_¬

Dress is getting tightened and the pink bias tape is getting re-added to the straps, the straps are going to be completey pink so then I can re-use the dress for KH Aeris in the future ^___^

24.4.10 (Posted 24th April 2010)

bought the wig :D

08/04/10 (Posted 8th April 2010)

Emmy (fairyporchqueen) is making my bow for me as I've told Demented kid not to bother as she already has my necklace and wig to do XD

and I have to say the bow looks amazing already! I also bought two more buttons today so I'll have to put them on which I'll probably do in a moment :3

20/03/10 (Posted 20th March 2010)

Going to get some buttons this Thursday, I'm quite annoyed because the shop I got them from might be closing down so if it's closed down by the time I get there will have to buy a totally different button set ¬_¬

07.12.09 (Posted 7th December 2009)

Well I might be able to go to an expo :D So I need two costumes for it, this will be one of them the other Garnet! ^___^

I have found the perfect pair of ugg style boots, with a strap already on, going across the front. BUT they've sold out online, so my bf who lives in Cambridge, nicely said he'd check the shop out next time he was by, because it's HUGE there.

So hopefully I will have them soon, also I have decided I want a wig, because my hair is growing *finally* but won't ever be perfect/long enough so wig will do. Found some cheapish ones, already pre-styled online so thats what I shall do :3!!

Also when I go and get my Garnet costume sorted, I'm going to ask them to fix the dress up, it's still baggy and the dark pink seems to be fraying a bit :3 so even more joy after Christmas <3

Also person I got the bangles comissioned from, are coming along ^_^ she is also making me a better bow so can't wait for them :3!

14.7.09 (Posted 15th July 2009)

Had jacket sleeves made tighter, as they looked really crap baggy, jacket shortened and new buttons! I feel alot happier with the look now, just need to take some picture soon ;D