Vivi Orunitia - Final Fantasy IX




This costume went down a treat. I've never seen a Vivi cosplay before (except online) and Vivi is one of my faves so I loved making it. Sadly the sewing machine bust after my last costume so this one was done entirely by hand!

The hat was probably the biggest challenge - I used a kind of straw-like fabric and then stiffened it with PVA glue which worked perfectly. I used fabric paint for the stripes on the trousers and jacket cuffs, and the mask was made out of a stretchy black fabric with a bit of netting sewn right at the top so I could see! I also cut several tiny holes in the front - they didn't look pretty but otherwise I was afraid I would pass out.

I was overwhelmed by the response to this costume. Every few minutes I got stopped for photos, hugs, or just to say hi. One guy even cried on me (due to a sad part in Vivi's story which I won't go into here). Vivi's now going into hibernation for at least a year, but he'll definitely be back!!!


CrystalNeko posted on 27 October, 2008 - 13:56
I saw yooou! Your costume was awesome and made me squee so much! Sadly I couldn't take a picture ;__;

Kiyoshi-Ryuu posted on 30 October, 2008 - 16:49
I saw you too! Pretty sure I have a decent shot of your outfit. Once I've sorted through my photos I'll let you know. I was cosplaying as Tseng from Final Fantasy VII.

Freyarule posted on 20 January, 2009 - 08:26
yay I found you!! Do you remember me and my friend? We were running after you screaming "VIIIIIVIIIII!!!" right in the middle of the room xD This costume was so awesome! I loved it <3

Odd-One-Out posted on 4 May, 2009 - 10:38
That cosplay is very very good! Props to you.

Emzone posted on 13 May, 2009 - 02:01
I regret not seeing this D8 It looks amazing!

Zelda posted on 4 December, 2009 - 22:24
Ahhhhh ^__^ your vivi is so cute!