Tidus - Final Fantasy X


AyaCon 2013

Showcased 29th September 2013 What is this?




Dream costume.
Not because its super difficult or anything, but because Final Fantasy X is one of my favourite games ever, and Tidus is my favourite character. Been putting this off due to wanting to make it as perfect as i can, but im finally doing it for Ayacon.

~Showcased on the 29th September 2013~


Manticore posted on 6 October, 2011 - 06:49
*Squeal* lol you're gonna rock! (even with the boobies!)

Leolarua posted on 6 October, 2011 - 11:39
my boobies will be hidden :P not that there is much to hide

LittleRecordGirl posted on 2 April, 2012 - 22:44
YES! You should get Laura to do Lulu with you as that'd be amazinggg.

Sephirayne posted on 28 November, 2012 - 01:36
Awesome. I'm sure you'll be amazing as Tidus.

Amy-Lou posted on 28 November, 2012 - 10:51
You got the skills, go ace that dream costume :D

Nomes posted on 1 December, 2012 - 12:27
*Eyes light up in anticipation*

Pandora-Chi posted on 1 December, 2012 - 12:34
Hell yes! You will make a perfect Tidus <3

Leolarua posted on 1 December, 2012 - 21:31
thanks guys! hope so!

Nomes posted on 23 January, 2013 - 00:20
I am so stealing you for photos at some point!

Sephirayne posted on 7 March, 2013 - 18:22
Wig is looking amazing.

Pandora-Chi posted on 8 March, 2013 - 15:17
Oh my goodness!! O_o You've only done the wig and make up but you hold an uncanny resemblance to Tidus!! <3 Seriously cannot wait to see this!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 8 March, 2013 - 15:31
OMG wig is perfect!

cowiee posted on 8 March, 2013 - 15:51
omg. The wig makes you look identical to the actually character o:

Sephirayne posted on 8 March, 2013 - 16:31
Wow! Just wow! And that is with only the wig and make-up test.

BakaRinoa posted on 8 March, 2013 - 19:51
Amazing..! *______* You look really like Tidus!

Keekal posted on 11 August, 2013 - 06:41
Looking incredible already! Can't wait to see it all together. <3 :)

InfiniteJester posted on 11 August, 2013 - 09:25
This is looking amazing! All the detail!

Moonchild posted on 11 August, 2013 - 11:53
This is looking soooooo amazing!! Your attention to detail is just so ahhhh <3 So wish I was going to Aya to see it in person >< but I look forward to seeing photos!!

soibro posted on 11 August, 2013 - 16:10
This is looking amazing! I hope I get to see it at Aya! ( / w \ )

Manticore posted on 20 August, 2013 - 23:15
Best.Tidus.Ever! NOW LAUGH BADLY!

Sephirayne posted on 21 August, 2013 - 06:13
Urfffff! You made an excellent Tidus. I hope I get the chance to see this in person.

Amy-Lou posted on 22 August, 2013 - 11:52
This was so cool, you got him spot on and I love the blitzball!

Angelphie posted on 23 August, 2013 - 18:58
This is so incredibly accurate it completely blew me away seeing it in person – I’m so impressed with all the work and detail you put into it. Hard to pick individual things to comment on because it’s all awesome, but I do really like that wig, it’s spot-on and very natural-looking.

Leolarua posted on 31 August, 2013 - 23:30
ahhh thank you guys *-*

MoonLily posted on 2 September, 2013 - 16:57
This was amazing! I loved all the detail that went into it, especially the wig and the bracer! ^_^

Pandora-Chi posted on 19 September, 2013 - 19:32
I was way too shy to say how amazing your Tidus was! Seriously! I cannot fault it! <3

Kestral posted on 29 September, 2013 - 19:21
Ahh this is such an awesome cosplay. Definitely showcase worthy, so congrats! =D

Littlegeeky posted on 29 September, 2013 - 19:33
Such an amazing costume, seriously it looks like you stepped out of the game! Such a well deserved showcase, congratulations hun!

Storme posted on 29 September, 2013 - 20:09
Amazing costume! My jaw literally dropped in amazement when you walked onstage at Aya.

Nesproxy posted on 29 September, 2013 - 21:07
Fantastic work as always! Well done on the Showcase, you deserve it. :)

gaming_goddess posted on 29 September, 2013 - 22:35
I was in awe of this when I saw it backstage before the Masquerade. Absolutely Brilliant! Congrats on the showcase :)

Emzone posted on 30 September, 2013 - 03:32
I thought I'd commented on this! gtrhgrttdfdshsy Work of a wizard Ria - let me shoot you like one of my french bois, plz <3

BladeyCakes posted on 30 September, 2013 - 10:26
Never going to get over how great this looked! Perfect 8D

Freyarule posted on 30 September, 2013 - 21:07
I hadn't commented on this?! RECTIFYING RIGHT NOW Congrats on the showcase! You are the most perfect Tidus I've ever seen, I was squealing like a fangirl during the Aya masquerade ;3;

sarmander posted on 30 September, 2013 - 22:36
I wrongly thought I'd already commeneted on this! I was so utterly SPELLBOUND when I saw your Tidus at Aya. Like. SERIOUSLY! The outfit and wig and all the details are spot on, but what I'm MOST impressed by (and insanely jealous of!) is your makeup. Flawless boy face~! XD

Exelia posted on 1 October, 2013 - 16:03
Love it. Dat wig.

Sephirayne posted on 1 October, 2013 - 16:55
FTW! So glad this got showcased. Amazing Tidus. Congratulations ♥

Leolarua posted on 1 October, 2013 - 18:10
thank you all for the lovely comments <3

Leonie Heartilly posted on 2 October, 2013 - 23:38
Amazing Tidus! Loved seeing this at Aya

madmazda86 posted on 3 October, 2013 - 21:26
Haha I got all excited about this in the Masquerade queue cos you actually had a Blitzball. :D Congrats on the showcase!

LadyShizuka posted on 10 January, 2014 - 08:14
wow ;o

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

11th August 2013

nomura is evil

this isnt even on the front of the costume, why did i have to spend so much time on this crap. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i had to handsew all this in as well, because i already had to sew the lower short bit together so i knew how big the open panel would be -___-

11th August 2013

under shorts

for when one pair of shorts isnt enough. kinda glad though because it meant i didnt need to line the top shorts to stop them sticking to my legs in the heat. these were easy to do, i had the help of the boyfriend to hot glue blue strips to my legs though as im not a contortionist

11th August 2013


damn these are fiiiiine. i got lazy and painted them. i wanted to alter them properly but i didnt really have the time. so lazy mode > accuracy this time. i will re-do them in future.

11th August 2013


rest painted, just giving it a try on here. bit tighter then i would have liked, also a tad too long, so im going to be a tin man on one arm. at least its my left arm.

11th August 2013

painted stuff

my favourite bit, worbla was primed in the usual pain in the arse manner which involves lots of sanding. black basecoat was applied. then i sponged some nice creation of green and gold paint. because reference never match with each other. yeah.

11th August 2013

hand armour

because having a hand guard makes perfect sense when you have a naked chest. also worbla

11th August 2013


i made chainmail because i noticed there is a tiny bit under the gauntlet. i regretted this choice later. i will probably regret it more at the con when my arm will be a steady source of sweat.

11th August 2013


i dont know how people make worbla look nice, you must be wizards, i just manage to burn myself and make a mess. gaunlet progress. oh how i wish i could go back to this instead of sewing pleather. those were good days

11th August 2013


i had to sew in all of those lines, and i was being anal about them standing out enough so i backed the sewn bits with wadding. i sometimes fear for my sanity. the hood was a pain in the ass, and it looked fine when i patterned it. then i sewed it on and it went horrible wrong. hopefully nobody will notice. unless you have read this journal entry. then. balls.

11th August 2013

shoulder thing

this for me is the thing that i always see done badly on tidus costumes. after all the effort it took to get something half decent i dont blame people for not bothering. still not exactly how i wanted it, but it has shape and i can move in it. made from upholstery foam and some thick lycra, and the rage of a thousand suns

11th August 2013


i do have the replica necklace anyway, but the chain is too thin and i wanted it to match with the chain im using in the rest of the costume. the symbol is made from polymorph. which is my arch nemesis. ive used it for jace and this and im still not sold on it.

11th August 2013

oh god i havent updated this since i finished the wig...

haha oops. i thought i had. here have a crappy glove. i think im getting better at gloves at least though

7th March 2013

wig finished

took me most of today to style it but hey ho. hopefully it looks ok.

7th March 2013


basic cutting done and its time to add some volume to the top :D

7th March 2013

colouring done

wheyyy now for styling and cutting :I

5th March 2013

getting there

shoddy picture again because no natural lighting, just about 3/4 of the crown left to do then i can style. colours are off because of the reason above, ill take proper pictures in natural light when ive styled it.

27th February 2013

wig progress

ive been doing some of this on and off for a couple of days, hard work because its several colours blended. this isnt a great picture either but oh well.

27th February 2013

base wig

i got a very light blonde because im going to add my own roots to it