Alias Cosplay

Costume :Sorceress Edea
Variant :Matron, Edea Kramer
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM May Expo 2007

Costume Photos

Sorceress Edea, Final Fantasy

Sorceress Edea, Studio shoot

Edea, Studio shoot

Sorceress Edea, 2013 update

Edea, 2013 update

Matron of the Fated Children


The True Garden

Blizzard Palm

Matron of the Orphanage

Ice Strike

Edea 1


Costume Information

Awards : 1st place in Cosplay Islands FFVIII Look-a-like comp

First worn at London Expo, May 2007 and was updated for Amecon 2010 and recently updated again in 2013 for a studio shoot.

Edea is initially presented as a power-hungry sorceress who seizes control of Galbadia from President Deling. Her motives are unknown, but SeeD is dispatched to assassinate her. Edea is also the wife of Headmaster Cid, and was known as "Matron" to Squall and his friends during the time when they lived with her at the orphanage. It is eventually revealed that Edea was possessed by a sorceress from the future named Ultimecia. When Ultimecia's control is broken, Edea takes the side of the SeeDs in the struggle and joins the party for a short time. However, she accidentally gives her powers to Rinoa, making her a sorceress.

Being a sorceress, Edea attacks with magical bursts of energy and her Limit Break, Ice Strike, consists of a magically conjured icicle, hurled like a javelin. This Limit Break is depicted in a cutscene during her coronation as head of Galbadia when Ultimecia commands Edea's body to pierce Squall with it.

Edea is one of three character concepts, to have been created before Final Fantasy VIII. Nomura had designed Edea before the development of Final Fantasy VII, based on the style of Yoshitaka Amano.


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I really love your Edea cosplay! You look amazing :)

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 19:27
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Why aren't there more comments on this? It's fantastic, great work on the headpiece in particular it's so smooth~

by HotshotShan on Tuesday, 2 June, 2009 - 13:43
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Thank you :)

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 2 June, 2009 - 14:31

Absolutely spot on!! :DDD Fantastic!

by on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 19:15
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Thanks miiol :) I'll be updating this for Fuyucon.

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 - 18:00
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The new makeup looks even better! Almost scary!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 27 September, 2009 - 18:31
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O_O' Wow. Sorry can't think of anything else to say.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 27 September, 2009 - 18:58
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Thanks :)

by Alias Cosplay on Sunday, 27 September, 2009 - 20:07
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The new makeup is incredible! :)

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 27 September, 2009 - 21:02
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you make and amazing edea ^__^ and those make up shots are amazing great job :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 28 September, 2009 - 13:26
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Thank you!

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 28 September, 2009 - 18:08
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I love it! That is amazing! I want to do her at some point. Can I use your pics of refrence for the headdress?

by NightmareWings on Monday, 28 September, 2009 - 23:03
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I'm flattered that you want to use them as a reference, sure you can. I'm retouching the head dress soon so there will be photos. :)

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 30 September, 2009 - 18:24
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Thankyou so much! I love how you made it and the make up is awesome.

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 1 October, 2009 - 08:38
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Youre welcome! :)

by Alias Cosplay on Thursday, 1 October, 2009 - 17:55
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o wow love you ice strick thingys

by Samstar1990 on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009 - 18:41
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Wow! That is incrediable. Very spot on. I do love the make up.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009 - 19:28
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Christmas ornaments and hot glue = EPIC.

Can't wait to see this.


by KhaosKreator on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009 - 21:14
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Thanks Tab! Youre the only person who has recognised what I used :) It turned out better than I thought in the end.

by Alias Cosplay on Thursday, 8 October, 2009 - 17:49
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The back decoration is absolutely immense. My inner fanboy leaped and squeeee'd when I saw it :D

by dark_magician07 on Thursday, 22 October, 2009 - 13:12
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brillant Edea i love the head dress

by timpey on Thursday, 22 October, 2009 - 15:34
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Thank you :)

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 27 October, 2009 - 21:13
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This is absolutely incredible =O
You make such an awesome Edea =D

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 26 January, 2010 - 21:22
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This is by far one of your greatest projects

by Leadmill on Sunday, 31 January, 2010 - 19:09
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Fabulous cosplay.
The backpiece is so ornate. Well made. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 5 March, 2010 - 20:41
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this is AMAZING XD

by nanahara on Friday, 5 March, 2010 - 22:54
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this is pure awesomeness,my favourite character from ffviii and you brought her to life perfectly

by leumas on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 11:06
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Awesome Edea!

I'd love to be your Knight sometime!

by Numta on Thursday, 20 May, 2010 - 19:54
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Thank you ^^

by Alias Cosplay on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 17:04
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everytime i see this it makes me want to do edea >___< i wouldnt even want to try, this is too epic!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 19:45
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Oh yes I did see you in the masquerade queue, just didnt realise it was you. We were saying how your Edea looked Fab, and that your ornate backpiece was so successfull, it looked lightweight but not flimsey. It was great to see in real life. Next time I will have to chat with ya. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 22:30
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I think you've confused me with another Edea since I was cosplaying something else at Expo ^^

by Alias Cosplay on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 13:10
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I'm actually speechless at how amazing and gorgeous this cosplay is.
I love your attention to detail, specially with the make-up.
If they ever made a live action FFVIII movie, they should hire you!

by NakedSalad on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 02:48
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I think this is my favourite of your costumes. The detail of the head piece and back piece is absolutely stunning! It’s truly a wonderful costume.

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 17:40
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You make such a fantastic Edea!

by Leadmill on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 11:17
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Incredible outfit! You really do justice to Edea.

by Marauchettes on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 12:04
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This is simply outstanding, sick work on this costume. Epic miss.

by isamiaella on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 14:16
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I remember seeing this back in Expo several years ago! It was incredible then, and looking at the photos now, it's still incredible! I love your headdress.

by Pez on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 15:06
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You make a beautiful Edea, suit her very well!

by DuskatNight on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 14:16
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Utterly beautiful! Amazing work as always dear!

by Alyx on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 11:19
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truly amazing look at all the detail

by J-Po on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 11:29
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WOW! Utterly amazing Edea!!! O___O

by PapercutPerfect on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 15:41
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You make such an amazing Edea!! Beautiful work ^-^

by Moonchild on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 22:00
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Absolutly stunning Edea. Love all the details.

by Xiao-Lang on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 22:55

Oooh you're totally the inspiration I need to get my ass into gear and crack on with my Edea!

Absolutely amazing work =]

by on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 01:00
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You do such a great Edea cosplay, Sweety. ^o^v

by Mangamad on Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - 10:31

you look AMAZIN! !!!!

by hacwa on Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - 11:15
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I hope my Edea turns out as amazing as yours and ill be happy :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 12:23
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Dude how did I miss this? Amazing. Where abouts in the W mids are you based?

by 1000014 on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 23:50
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Stunning Edea ^_^

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 24 November, 2010 - 22:05
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Great to see this showcased. This is an amazing Edea. You look so spot on and I love the photos. The location works so well too.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 5 March, 2011 - 09:36
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you look just amazing...perfect Edea

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 5 March, 2011 - 15:07
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This looks fantastic some gorgeous work and nicely done with the makeup too! very effective ^^

by Kitticus on Saturday, 5 March, 2011 - 18:15
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Congratulations on the feature, hun :) Still adore this costume!

by roguearcanis on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 00:14

You truely make a STUNNING Edea.

by Donna on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 16:29
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You did this absolutely fantastically :)
Im so greatful someone was brave enough to do it, and you did it perfectly :)x

by TheManOfManyFaces on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 00:05
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Beautiful cosplay. You did a fantastic job ^^

by Ouca on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 04:54
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Cant believe I haven't commented on this before! One of my fav cosplays of yours and one of the best Edea's I've seen =)
Currently looking at finally updating my original Rinoa so hope we can sort out a shoot one day.

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 19:27
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Wonderful. ^_^

by Nesabi on Saturday, 19 October, 2013 - 15:46
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Simply stunning. Hope I can improve my Edea so as to be as good as yours.

by TheEmoEmu on Friday, 15 November, 2013 - 19:36
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Just wow.... simply beautiful and very detailed, kudos to you and wow it does suit you

by Clockwork Dandy Noodles on Friday, 22 November, 2013 - 16:44
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by ValentineCosplayGaming on Monday, 6 April, 2015 - 15:18
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Edea! Absolutely stunning <3

by Ulbandi on Wednesday, 24 June, 2015 - 11:34

To-Do List

New make-up test with an improved way of applying the latex veinsHighComplete
New gown: hem detail/feather necklineHighComplete
New yellow contactsHighComplete
Parts of the back piece to be remade/alteredHighComplete
Gloves with extended fingersHighComplete
Colour retouched on head dressHighComplete
Limit Break ~ Ice Strike propMediumComplete
New red maskLowPlanned


Visor/Mask (Posted 15th September 2013)

Finally using this, reinforced the foam with worbla pieces and created a socket to hold a clear PVC tubing that will help hold the mask up for photo's.