Irvine (Orginal Female) - Final Fantasy VIII




Part of a gender-switch group designed by j_mercuryuk. I got to call first dibs on Irvine because I want that hat.

Boots and gloves bought, belts found, and necklace made from a confused combination of cord, string, copper wire and paint.

Skirt finished with ease and I think I love it, though it's the shortest skirt I've ever worn. Leg pouch thing also finished using spare skirt fabric.

Top finished after minor complications regarding fastenings which needed fixing since they kept coming undone. Corded front 'fastening' fake and created with painted string. Rather like the ribbon and have some spare for the hat if needs be.

Coat finished, fur and pockets and all. Fabric is lovely yet a pain to attempt to iron as it sticks to everything and refuses to move. Fur is wonderfully soft and stitched on by hand. Pockets actually work. I love this coat. (And, as a note, self, your gloves are in your pocket, so don't panic and think you've lost them.)

Hat is fantastic. Made in Texas. Cost me a large selection of chocolate, my soul and a cake.

Went the extra...few inches and made the Exeter (cardboard, sticky tape, papiermachie, spray paint and a black Copic) and a holster for it (from the wonderful fake leather stuff I used for my other costume) since I basically cannot be bothered to carry it around all the time. Just have to remember not to sit on it.


FusionRose posted on 18 January, 2011 - 17:33
Loving the progress on this. Really love Irvine so i'm really looking forward to seeing this at Kita <3 x.

J-Po posted on 8 March, 2011 - 19:12
love the concept great work :D

Pandora-Chi posted on 22 March, 2011 - 15:26
You were so so cute as female Irvine - the concept of the gender switch group is awesome :D

Bullet Hell posted on 24 March, 2011 - 01:04
Aha, now I know what this costume was, I KNEW it looked familiar (and pretty sexy as well if I am allowed to say so! :O

SamanthaKaiba posted on 5 April, 2011 - 20:29
this is amazing...loved it

Pandora-Chi posted on 5 April, 2011 - 23:23
I love the new photos - again, awesome!!

timpey posted on 27 June, 2011 - 23:30
nice female Irvine ^^

Sketch McDraw posted on 15 August, 2011 - 23:43
This is pretty ace, i like how you've made simple changes but they really stand out with out overpowering the original costume :)

Sketch McDraw posted on 1 November, 2011 - 19:56
It was great seeing this in person at expo, its nice to see that there are still some people out there doing FFVIII characters other than Squall n Rinoha.

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 10 May, 2013 - 14:10
I love this ^_^ Crossplay Irvine is something i dont see very often so it makes me happy =) You look lovely!