Selphie Tilmitt - Final Fantasy VIII




8.12.2011: I may take this along to Kita but won't necesarily wear it unless I come across a photo opportunity I can't resist. Alternatively, I might wear it to one of the parties.

My second costume and my first time following a pattern which is pretty much why I chose this costume: it was simple to adapt a pattern for and a great learning experience.

Dress: The dress was adapted from simplicity pattern 5561 and was made out of white denim. The front panel was elongated and cut in two to insert the zipper (silver, metal teeth with brown polyester rimming). Once I'd constructed the dress (hand sewing) it, as well as the straps and pockets, was dyed using medium yellow Procion MX dye. It almost went orange! Luckily the washing machine saved it. By this point my Mum had picked up a sewing machine for £10 from a charity shop so I topstitched on the lines with Gutermann topstitch thread colour 448. The dungaree clips were bought at John Lewis and threaded onto the straps along with metal sliders to make them adjustable. After the topstitching had been completed the pockets were sewn onto the back.

Zip pull: made out of salt dough, spray painted silver and then glued on.

Necklace: The pendant was made from salt dough and threaded onto a chain.

Boots: ebay. They're extremely comfortable to wear. I was tempted to paint the belt decoration a lighter colour for extra accuracy but I rather fell in love with the boots too much.

Wig: Ebay. It was already flicked out so didn't require too much styling. I decided to go for natural outflick as opposed to Selphie’s three separate flicks.

Bracelet: Made out of blue ribbon and poppers.

Nunchaku: Made from papier mache on chicken wire. The chain was plastic from a hardware store spray painted silver.


FuriePhoenix posted on 19 July, 2010 - 19:24
love it! You're an awesome Selphie!

Numta posted on 20 July, 2010 - 07:47
Saw you on the sunday, you made a really great selphie!

Zelda posted on 20 July, 2010 - 08:37
You looked so cute ^^ great job.

Nomes posted on 20 July, 2010 - 18:35
Thanks guys. I just wish the wig hadn't slipped back. I had almost an entire pack of bobby pins in it too. C'est la vie. Hopefully I'll get some shots soon with it in the right place.

FusionRose posted on 20 July, 2010 - 20:37
I'll say again, your selphie is amazing =D The attention is amazing, you even have the belts on the boots and the pockets on the dress ^_^ Well done. Also love the photos you got of you at the train station =D x.

BabemRoze posted on 20 July, 2010 - 21:03
You're so cute!!! :D And your pictures are awesome!

Pandora-Chi posted on 30 July, 2010 - 20:12
Wow you make a really great Selphie! ^^

hacwa posted on 10 October, 2010 - 00:45
wowwwww this is awesome!! we need a FF pic

Manticore posted on 11 February, 2011 - 13:31
I've got some motion ones for you if you want them love, It was a good Midair/attack pose from you!

Adamoluna posted on 11 May, 2011 - 06:41
I admire your perfectionist skills. The dress is perfect; the fit is just right, the texture is spot on, the colour is exact. On top of that you're playing the character to the full extent, getting some great photos as a result!

RevolverKitty posted on 17 May, 2011 - 12:46
Fantastic location and cosplay :D

J-Po posted on 11 October, 2011 - 19:51
love the train pics XD

SamanthaKaiba posted on 6 February, 2012 - 22:34
love the pictures and you suit her very well

Progress Journal

20th July 2010

Damn the wig

It slipped back... Next time more pins. Hmm I already used an entire pack of bobby pins.

Also the bracelet will need redoing due to some frayage of the ribbon, but that's easy enough.