Zidane Tribal (Retired) (Dissidia) - Final Fantasy 9


Ayacon 2011

Manchester Manga Night July 2011 Winner




I have always loved Zidane and I keep putting this up and taking it down and yeah..... Hoping to keep it up this time lol

I have finally started Zidane after years of wanting to be him. I have found a wig I am hoping is as perfect as the photo tells me and I have found the fabric I want for his pants at a crazy low price! I am also im the mix of trying to get a moving tail for this! C8 aiming to work with plastazone and foam board too C8


Working with Plastazone was a lot easier than I first thought as well as working with Latex. I love my necklace that I have made for Zidane even if it is a little heavier than I hoped for still good people!

My machine still doesn't agree with Lycra but I do like the stuff when it likes the Machine xD It's amazing how small things can be and still fit o.o Good old stretch! XD


I currently have;

Garnet - Zedela
Kuja - Koiice
Tifa - Supanoodle
Terra - Tif
Sephiroth - Sephirayne

Would love any other Final Fantasy people or Dissida!


Events Attended(Or Attending XD);

Manchester Manga Night - 04/07/2011 - Winner Of cosplay Competition ^3^
AyaCon 2011 - Friday
MCM London Expo October 2011 - Sunday


FusionRose posted on 21 April, 2011 - 22:41
Looking forward to seeing this. Zidane is the greatest FF9 character ever!! x.

J-Po posted on 24 April, 2011 - 10:10
you will be great:D wish you was doing it at may :P

Sephirayne posted on 30 April, 2011 - 16:05
Looking forward to seeing this :D

Lirael_tribal posted on 20 May, 2011 - 23:54
Looking good! I borrowed your idea of a K'Nex tail, but I did mine different. I think it's only right I thank you for having that picture up to inspire me. And of course, everything else looks fab too, anyway!

Manticore posted on 14 June, 2011 - 12:02
Looking REALLLYYY Good Hon!

J-Po posted on 14 June, 2011 - 12:42
your too cool :D

J-Po posted on 22 June, 2011 - 09:38
love the pics XD

Numta posted on 22 June, 2011 - 10:29
LOOKS EPIC! Can't wait to see it at Ayacon!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 4 July, 2011 - 22:15
Absolutely fantastic, you should be proud! ^-^

J-Po posted on 4 July, 2011 - 22:21
They had a manga night in manchester an I missed it lol you do look so ace face XD

Darkiekun posted on 4 July, 2011 - 23:04
Chu missed it J-Po tut tut XDDD Glad you all like it ^3^

J-Po posted on 1 August, 2011 - 23:03
not long nowwwwww XD

J-Po posted on 24 August, 2011 - 22:23
<3 <3

Ino posted on 2 September, 2011 - 22:00
Oh I saw you as Zidane at Aya! You did a fantastic job ^_^b I really like the weapons~

sarmander posted on 31 March, 2013 - 00:26
ZIDANE! Yay~ I love your idea for the tail mechanics! =O Did it work? Did it stay animated even with the fur over the top? It's certainly an ace concept!

Darkiekun posted on 31 March, 2013 - 00:36
sarmander - It worked but not as much as I hoped XD I think i didnt use enough eleastic and so on ^^ I also if was to redo would use the smaller kenex i found out exsisted XD But you need LOTS of bands to get the momented just right I think ^^ I just didnt judge the weight of the fur perfectly XD

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Progress Journal

19th June 2011

Zidane Complete

Other than the daggers Zidane is complete! Just need to buy some dark green for the handles and add beads to it and then they are done too! Roll on AyaCon and Expo >D

18th June 2011

Leather Jacket

Made from real leather which I bought for this cosplay 8D Still find it odd how its skin........*shiver* Anyway This didn't take long but the back cross isn't totally centre and I can't move it now =3= Else it damages the leather under it so its stuck slightly off centre oh well...

14th June 2011

Daggers WIP

Today the foam board arrived so I started work on this right away XD Currently gluing the wood into it. I am gonna test the strength of the glue once it dry. Soon to be painted/Spray painted and details added but its a start! 8D

11th June 2011

Getting back to this XD

Last thing I worked on this was ages ago! Meh bad XDD Anyway Today I spent a small fortune on Zidane buying the materials to make his daggers, fur the tail and also make the belts. Only other thing left is the leather jacket thing that he has =/

8th May 2011

Tail Mechanics complete

I completed the tail mechanics a few days ago but Heres a photo XD Will have a video of it moving soon as I can. I shall cover it in fur soon in hope it actually will stay as bouncy and free as it is now.

8th May 2011

Pouch WIP

Made from Plastazone bought from CosCraft I have created this! This is it without being latexed or painted. It also is with the flap part up and without the 3D bit involved at the moment. First time using latex and plastazone so >DDDD Going well I think XD

3rd May 2011

Ordered Plastazote sheet (white) - 3mm

Today I ordered some Plastazote sheet (white) - 3mm off of Pez's CosCraft shop! This will be the first time I ever used said item and it will be used to make the thing on his belt. His little bag thing XD Which will be used to hold my stuff for when I am him XD
Hopefully all will go well.

2nd May 2011

Necklace and Earrings

Here is the finishing result for my Zidane Necklace. Rather happy with this! Made using £10 worth of beads (Believe it or not...... darn you bead shop in Afflex!) Anyway and using metallic gold Effect fimo ^^

30th April 2011

Necklace WIP

The fimo arrived today so I went to work on my necklace for Zidane. Its not finished yet but after scavenging references I got this so far! *Reminds me of a happy owl or something o.o* Just need to cook, Add beads, turn into a actual necklace and tis done >D

24th April 2011

Pant Material

I have bought the material for the pants at a crazy price of £7 for three meters! Hopefully its perfect and I got a bargain otherwise ill be annoyed XD But the idea it amazing since in my local shop (Aka in Manchester) Drill is £7+ a meter and doesn't come in blue =/ Ebay don't fail me! *puppyy eyes*

21st April 2011

Knex bits

Thanks to a friend I am getting my hands on some Knex parts for free! *huggles him* C8 So I should be able to get my tail finished next week! *cheers*
Oh and I also bought the wig I was after as Pez was worried it might sell before I bothered XD

21st April 2011


I have decided for Zidane I would love a moving tail! I have seen this guide on a Knex tail and using left over parts Zedela left at my house I started to build this........don't look like much as I don't have many parts but heres what I got XD I think it's going rather well! I'm currently looking to buy more pieces and hoping it will turn out okay XD