Shiva (Summon) - Final Fantasy VIII

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I have always wanted to cosplay as Shiva from FFVIII so I am putting it up as planned! All i need is a good wig, boots and body suit ;)

I have added a youtube reference - my favourite part is when she opens her eyes in the ice ^^ Diamond Dust!

Shiva is available as one of two default Guardian Forces assigned to protagonist Squall Leonhart at the start of the story. It is implied that she knows Ifrit, as he will comment on her if the player summons her in the battle against him. Shiva may be assigned to any party member throughout the game.

Diamond dust is amazing ^_^ Im going to practice the bending backwards pose!!

Comments

Zelda posted on 13 November, 2010 - 13:09
Ahhhhhh epic choice!!!!!!! Can i join you when i do FFX Shiva *puppy eyes*

Raye-chan posted on 13 November, 2010 - 13:28
Of course! ^_^ I was tempted by X Shiva but I love FFVIII Shiva too much ^^ Shes my fav summon of all time!!

DuskatNight posted on 13 November, 2010 - 14:41
Can't wait to see this! You'll look fantasticly awesome!

Raye-chan posted on 13 November, 2010 - 14:44
@DuskatNight - Thank you!! ^_^ I can't wait to make it - already been looking at body suits! ;)

SlimDefinition posted on 13 November, 2010 - 18:35
I need a body suit for Flare Dancer and Sandy. They're not very cheap though! And I can't wait to see you put this in progress. ^_^

Raye-chan posted on 17 November, 2010 - 23:03
Yeah the cheapest was around £25 for a long sleeve, long leg white body suit >_< so i would be doing alot of paint work! I'm thinking (if i can go) Oct expo next year...

SamanthaKaiba posted on 10 January, 2011 - 20:14
shiva is sooo awesome...good luck ^_^

Zelda posted on 10 January, 2011 - 22:12
Ill def have to bring my quistis back out for october expo so i can summon you ;) XD

Raye-chan posted on 10 January, 2011 - 22:13
Thanks RinoaHeartilly :) I love her too she's my favourite summon! I'm putting this into progress now as I want to make her for the end of the year if I go to October Expo :)

SlimDefinition posted on 10 January, 2011 - 23:51
Cannot wait to see your take on this Raye!

Raye-chan posted on 11 January, 2011 - 19:20
^_^ thanks x im already having nightmares about how to make the wig haha

FusionRose posted on 12 April, 2014 - 10:36
Shiva! I love 8's Shiva, she's my favourite! Can't wait to see this Hun ^.^ x

Raye-chan posted on 12 April, 2014 - 22:26
Shes my favourite too! :D x I'll be taking my time on this one - especially that crazy hair xD

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Progress Journal

1st June 2014

Long project awaits...

So the first thing I need to do is take the hood off the body suit and then work out what materials I need to make the markings/gloves etc

4th May 2014

Bodysuit fits and legs!

Good news is the bodysuit fits ok xD may need altering on size slightly in some places that are too big!

So it's ready to make all the alterations and marking additions which I will use fabric for with glue and sewing :3

Love how my legs look in it!

25th April 2014

Yay parcel

Bodysuit arrived safely! Just need to plan the markings now...

11th April 2014

2014 is the year of Shiva

After repeated dreams about this cosplay, I have decided to get on and doooooo it!

I have acquired a silver based body suit!!

No idea when to do this cosplay for, I'm just gana take my time with it and make sure it turns out epic!

27th February 2014

I had a dream....

So I had a dream the other night about making this, so been looking at body suits XD

I have looked at various body suits and I do now feel my best bet is to buy a white one and dye it because none of the blues match....

I could have it glove less because looking at the detail Shiva's hands appear glove like as they flick at the elbow!

12th January 2011

Shopping fun!

I have been to Hobbycraft today buying some blue and silver facepaint to play with ;) progress pics to follow! I still need to get everything sorted out....

11th January 2011

In Progress ;)

I have been looking at body suits, potential body paint and also having dreams of 'The Dreaded Wig' O_o