Costume :Zidane Tribal
Source :Dissidia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

Out Comes The Sun

Still Searching...


Knock it off, Bartz!

Bring It On

I shall accompany you~

Heroes shouldn't be judged by size

Home Turf

Ethereal Glow

Meeting at Dusk

So...have you ever flown on an airship before? X3



Costume Information

Cost : Around £60
Time Taken : About 6 months of on-off tinkering. Possibly the most organised-in-advance I've ever been! =O

KYA I've been wanting to cosplay Zidane for years, anyway, and I think that finally, 2010 is the year! *fingers crossed* I just hope that, after all this time, I'm able to do him justice.

EDIT; Okaaaay, it's now 2011....THIS will be the year for Zidane! XD;; For certain, this time! In progress, in progress~ *cough cough* ORZ

DOUBLE EDIT; Groupage shall commence for Ayacon, and I am THIS Excited! *spreads arms wide*

TRIPLE EDIT; THANKYOU SO MUCH for the showcase! I'm utterly chuffed but humbled by all the others that have come before. So much talent that I couldn't possibly live up to!


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Seriously looking forward to this~ You shall do awesomely!

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 29 December, 2009 - 01:51

lookin forward to zidane as kuja i shall hav to hug and glomp u

by on Tuesday, 29 December, 2009 - 01:56
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Woot! This will be awesome. Can't wait to see.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 28 March, 2010 - 14:52
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huzzah for in progress my dear brother!

by KuroStylr on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 23:44
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by J-Po on Friday, 22 April, 2011 - 21:52
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wow that detail :D

by J-Po on Monday, 25 April, 2011 - 23:10
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HOLY COW *___*

by Ino on Monday, 25 April, 2011 - 23:43

This is looking amazing so far. Looove the detail

by - on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 00:06
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This is pretty damn epic! Can't wait to see it complete x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 00:17
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Aaah, looking so amazing! @___@ <3

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 02:34
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This is looking beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

by PapercutPerfect on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 02:46
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top looks amazing!

Can't wait to see the rest!

by Numta on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 12:20
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top looks incredible!!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 20:05
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Oh man that top looks perfect!! Fantastic progress :)

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 22:51
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Gosh, thanks so much everyone~! =O_O= I just hope I'll be able to pull it all off in the end.

by sarmander on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 00:29
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It's looking amazing so far!!!!

by NixieThePixie on Saturday, 11 June, 2011 - 22:30
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This is looking really good. Even though this is the Dissida version (which is much the same costume), finding you as Beatrix might be fun depending on what day(s) you're wearing him. It'll be the Saturday for Beatrix providing I get her finished in time.

Great work!

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 22:32
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Ah, thanks so much! Ooh, as luck would have it I'll be wearing him on Saturday, too. Yay! I really hope we run into eachother~

by sarmander on Friday, 15 July, 2011 - 01:04
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Amazing progress on this

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 14:56
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Have to say I love that manbag :'D
Progress is looking awesome! Hope to snap up lots of pictures of you~

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 15:29
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Your progress shots are freakin' fantastic!

by NakedSalad on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 23:58
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Awesome dudette awesome. *__* The tail looks so cool, it's like an actual PART of you. :o

by Natsumi on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 23:34
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Whoa the weapons rock! What kind of paint did you use? :o awesomes

by Natsumi on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 23:31
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Hehe thankyou me dearie! =3
It's just plain ol' acrylic for the most part. Just have to hope it doesn't rain. Well, I guess we'd be praying for that, anyway. XD;;

by sarmander on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 23:47
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Ahh yaaaaaaay completo~! :D :D

by Ino on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 23:55
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Looks absolutely amazing, the weapons are incredible!

by Eloraborealis on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 00:33
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Looks pure awesome as always!
You really suit the character too, spot on!

by Chibi on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 03:10
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Oh you cheeky monkey boy ;D You look really great as Zidane! Awesome job :D

by Lady Bahamut on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 20:09
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Squee. You were awesome as Zidane. <3

This was so much fun ; u ; I want to do it all over again!!

by Natsumi on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 22:33
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Natsumi, you were the prettiest Terra EVER! (Which really contributes to getting in character as Zidane XD) We are SO doing this again. For sure!

by sarmander on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 22:50

I think you nailed this character design, both visually and in communicating his mannerisms(-the latter particularly in the 'airship' picture with Natsumi/Terra). Construction of the, well, everything is very impressive. I particularly like the waistcoat and the colour gradient on the daggers.

by birds-hate-flying on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 18:04
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I loved your Zidane :) your pictures suit him so well!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 5 November, 2011 - 14:10
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You suit Zidane so well it's just stupid XD Love the new photos! <3

by Lady Bahamut on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 21:43
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Congrats on the showcase hun! ♥

by Shenny on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 - 19:00
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Brilliant Zidane and congrats on the showcase

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 - 19:48
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congrats on the look amazing

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 00:55
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Oh Wow! Congratulations! and yes well done to your Zidane

by Manticore on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 01:33
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T_T Thanks so much, guys!

by sarmander on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 02:15
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congratz on the showcase! lovely costum

by Leolarua on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 16:12
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Amazingly perfect, everything looks awesome and I love the photos! 8D Congrats!

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 20:46
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Thankyou so much~!!

by sarmander on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 22:16
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This is flawless! You're a perfect Zidane! Love the details and the tail looks great. :)

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 23:49
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How did I not see this!? its perfect! love love love it!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 00:50
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I still love this so much, you make an amazing Zidane! <3 also I would KILL for the amount of awesome facial expressions you can do in all your photos (I have 2: smile or no smile XD)

by Chibi on Monday, 27 May, 2013 - 00:26


Garnets. I mean, DAGGERS (Posted 1st August 2011)

Everything is now finished! WHOOP! I'm going to go and change the stutus to 'complete' as soon as I finish this wee journal entry on the daggers/short swords/flamboyant stabby thingies.
The blade and hilt was cut as one piece out of mounting board which I then built upon using paper mache for the guard and to make the hilt chunkier. Gradiating the colours on the blade was a b*tch and pretty hit-and-miss. Spent many hours waiting for layers to dry. The designs were painted on with puffy 3D pearlescant paint....which had to be done right first time or it'd be buggered up entirely. No pressure, then. >_>;
Finished with fimo bits, beads, wire....stuff and stuff. I like how they came out! Just....please don't inspect them too closely T^T

90% DONE (Posted 25th July 2011)

So, hair is finally styled..although due to its' choppy nature it hangs differently each time I wear it, so it's going to take me a long time to get it set correctly actually on the day. =/ Still!

Tail also complete! I've sewn a piece of plastic into the inner backside of my trousers so that when the tail is stitched onto it, it stays rigid and doesn't pull the trousers down! The tail is also wired so it is poseable AS WELL as swingy! I'm gonna have fun shakin' my butt around....Zidane approves also! X3

All that's left is the daggers, and I'm on it!

Mop (photo is darker than irl) (Posted 19th July 2011)

Wig in progress. Had to cut off a load of the length around the sides then made them into wefts to then sew back In to the wig around the face where it was too short. XD;; Gah.
Copious amounts of pva used for spiking and texture.
Shame it looks better on the wig head than it does on me, though....T^T

Tales of....tails (Posted 16th July 2011)

Tail is finished. Here you can see several rejects, also.
See, I'm fussy. Since I couldn't find the exact fur that I really wanted, I bought some bog-standard cream 'fun fur' fabric, cut it into lengths and took to each of them with a spray bottle full of ink mixes and a sponge. XD

Took many atempts to get the colour that I wanted and the gradiation but found it in the end. I'm pretty pleased with the finished effect, although it doesn't show very well in the photo. It actually looks like I've butchered a lion. o_0

Wiggles (Posted 7th July 2011)

I've finally hit upon a wig that I actually like. X_X Ugh. Blonde shades are the HARDEST colours to get right, don't you think? I've ended up spending a fair bit of cash on wigs that aren't suitable, dammit. Anyway, this mop is actually GORGEOUS; so thick and silky and HEAT STYLABLE WHOOT, I'm almost dreading cutting it. XD BUT IT MUST BE DONE!

Getting there gradually (Posted 30th June 2011)

Well, I say gradually but I'm suprised at myself how prolificly (is that a word? XD; ) I've been working recently. o_0 Stress from work seems to do funny things to me; makes me want to go and get stressed over other things instead, it seems. Anyway, in the limited time I have between jobs and sleep I've gotten all the beltage finished. Whoot~

I have discovered a problem, though. Zidane will not easilly be able to sit, crouch, or generally move around in any stealthy thief-like way. *shakes fist*

Main body of outfit complete~ (Posted 11th June 2011)

Waistcoat done, just needs fastenings to hold the front togethor. Cravat and clasp; done. Beads. LOTS of beads. Done and done. Cuffs, done. Gloves, complete. Trousers, complete-o.
Starting on the boots (Building up from a pair of shoes) and the many belts (working with a mix of pleather and vinyl), then onto...well. Everything else. o_0
Please excuse my fat, derpy face in this picture.

Stoof (Posted 26th April 2011)

Cuffs complete, not quite the shade of blue I had hoped but I'll work with it. Now working on the armourment on the gloves. that a word? The uh...gauntlet things...metal plates...stuff. o_0;;
PSSH like Zidane knows what he's wearing. It just LOOKS cool, okay? X3

(oh and little dangly winged-egg thingy to attach to...lord knows where, I'll have to check back on the ref. pictures XD;; )

Waistcoat complete~ (Posted 22nd April 2011)

And about bloody time, too. I had a feeling that it would be the trickiest part of the outfit from the outset. Just sewing the edging on took me a whole day! And why? Because I'm a rubbish seamstress but I still push myself to try to recreate semi-decent items of clothing. I R glutton for punishment.

Anway, it looks a bit squiffy and mishapen on the manequin, but that's because the manequin is squiffy and mishapen. XD Or, rather, I am squiffy and mishapen and the manequin won't adjust to my exact measurements, so....ahem. Anyway. it fits well on me, at least! ^_^;;

Working on the leatherwork stuff now. Much more fun!

Never again will I use this crap (Posted 16th April 2011)

Okay, I knew there was a reason why I&#039;ve always avoided working with this kind of fabric, other than for the fact that I just hate the way it looks.

CRUSHED VELVET IS A BITCH TO WORK WITH. REALLY. I&#039;ve torn out so much hair I&#039;ll need to wear wigs when I&#039;m NOT in cosplay. &gt;__&lt;
Unfortunately i HAD to pick this fabric because it was the only way I could get the exact colour I need for the waistcoat.
After much gnashing of teeth I had a sudden brainwave; use the reverse side of the fabric instead! (Duuuur X_X) This cured a lot of problems AND means I don&#039;t have to have a horrible veloooooour-looking waistcoat.
*shakes head* Go me.

(On a plus note, I have super sexy lining. X3 It's LURVELY material, shines like Magpie feathers! Shame no-one will see it....)