Costume :Vivi Orunitia
Variant :FFIX
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo September 2008

Costume Photos

Black Waltz

I'll do my best...



Black Mage


The Iifa Tree

How High



Costume Information

Cost : ~£25

Final Fantasy IX is my far my favourite game of all time and Vivi is my favourite character, so he's always been my dream cosplay. I'd always put it under that "I'll do this when I'm better" category but when my best friend decided she wanted to cosplay Freya, we agreed on being an awesome group 8D

I started making this way back in like June or something. I ordered a base coat from Ebay because I knew I wouldn't be able to make it from scratch. I attacked the hood and stuffed it so it stood up like his collar, then set to work on the wiring in the back. I did not like this bit at all >: It took me forever to cut it right and then I tried to sew the wire in... which obviously the sewing machine did not take well to. So I stopped that, unpicked, then tried to sew the wire in by hand. Which looked rubbish, so I unpicked that and sewed like... a pocket so that I could thread the wire through. This worked but then the wire was too short so I had to take that out and put longer stuff in. In the end this took longer than any other part of the costume and it still didn't stand up like it should XD

After that I sewed the white material down the back and stuffed it so that it stuck out. I made the cuffs and stuffed them, then glued ribbon on to them. I used foam for the metal rings on the front and threaded all the red rope bits, and that was the coat finished! 8D

The hat was my favourite bit :3 I took an old witches hat we had and sewed the fleece on around it, then made the top about twice as long and stuffed it all so that it would stay up on it's own. I stuck the ribbon on and then realised that it wouldn't balance on my head anymore! So I just had to hold on to it all day haha XD

The pants were easy, I just bought a roll of cheap green ribbon and sewed it on to some pants I had found. The belt was bought from Primark and the shoes and gloves belonged to my mum 8D

I had so much fun wearing this! I've never cosplayed a popular character before so it was like AH SO MANY PHOTOS D:


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I mean after Kouya.



by Mungojerrie on Saturday, 16 February, 2008 - 21:05
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by Crazedteensie on Saturday, 16 February, 2008 - 21:09
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The hat is adorable D:

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 25 August, 2008 - 21:41
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I'm so proud of it! 8D

by Crazedteensie on Monday, 25 August, 2008 - 21:47
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he was like my fav ff9 char =)

by Xauriga on Monday, 25 August, 2008 - 23:54
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i would like to snuggle that hat verily

by Relion on Tuesday, 26 August, 2008 - 14:42
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yeah a vivi ^^

by timpey on Friday, 29 August, 2008 - 23:44
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Omgg!! This is amazing!!
O_O Your going to Midlands too?!
I HAVE to get a picture I love FF9.
8D Looks great!!! :D

by KamikazePenguin on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 16:29
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You lied, you said this cosplay would never get done ;D

Omg. It's two days away now xD I can't wait to run around as Freya and Vivi~

by Mungojerrie on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 22:39
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I am going to hug you so much in this costume.

by Relion on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 23:01
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D'awww, your 'Fall' picture is so in-character!
Loved seeing your cosplay!! 8DD You are truly awesome!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 13 September, 2008 - 23:09
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W00 for FF9 xD
Your costume was amazing!!
So glad I got a picture (:
I cheered for you muchly in the masq lolz xDD

by KamikazePenguin on Sunday, 14 September, 2008 - 12:43
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Vivi is made of win! One awesome cosplay :D

by AmethystEyes on Sunday, 14 September, 2008 - 23:45
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that picture
it makes me melt EVERY SINGLE TIME. omgomgogmogm can i just keep you plz. as vivi. you can never take it off okay. 8D

by Relion on Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 - 21:42
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B-but... air... and sight... I like them >:

by Crazedteensie on Wednesday, 1 October, 2008 - 14:53
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but cuteness D:

by Relion on Sunday, 5 October, 2008 - 00:28
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I remember seeing yer at the expo^_^ Yeah apparently it doesn't matter if it's in cosplay because as long as i don't tell anyone, I'm sure thats ok, but since I decided to cosplay as that version, only those who seen the anime all the way through will know^_^

by Anime_Angel on Saturday, 18 October, 2008 - 21:33
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Kyaa! You make such a good Vivi! :3

by Roze-Chan on Monday, 3 November, 2008 - 00:40
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That's so good! and REALLY cute ^_^

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 14 January, 2009 - 12:08
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Awesome Vivi!
I remember you from the Midlands Expo! :D

by MikeJenks on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 22:21
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I looove your vivi, it's adorable!! =]
My favourite picture is the one when you've fallen over, it's so cute ^^

by FusionRose on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 11:09
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Your vivi is so amazing and cute, it just makes me wanna come and cuddle you ^^ amazing work.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 11:36
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This is awesome! XD

by GoldieNeko on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 19:53


Splody (Posted 13th September 2009)

Splodgy, our mage staff, is all finished 8D