Costume :Zack Fair
Variant :Vacation / Beach
Source :Final Fantasy VII ; Crisis Core
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

Beach Zack Masquerade Entry

Zack plays on the beach

Zack meets Zack

Umbrella Complete Side

Umbrella Complete Front

Drying - Shorts Pattern Front Finished

Painting Shorts Pattern Back

Parasol Shortened version without base added

Dad helping me adjust length of Parasol

Finished Paint Umbrella - Drying

Dear mother helping me Paint =D

Parasol Unpainted


Costume Information

Cost : £40
Awards : None sadly, only an Invite to FF Round Up, which is a reward in itself =D
Time Taken : 1 Month

Well you'd be surprised how difficult it would be just to buy a Blue and White striped umbrella XD. So seeing as there were no available i managed to pick on up at the Range for about £20, but it was pure Cream. But you can buy some Blue Fabric Acrylic paint and use masking tape to seal of the parasol into sections and paint it alternate blue and white.

*Note If your parasol is cream, rather than buy light blue and white paints, you can just buy a dark blue paint and when it dries, the dark blue will balance out the cream and make it look white and blue ^^.

After that the ratio of the pole:fabric was out so we sawed the parasol and then sanded the bottom off and re-attached the base of the pole to the new base. Even though the parasol was shorter, it gives the appearance that the umbrella is in proportion and the right size =D.

As for the shorts, we just got some basic grey shorts, its important to go for size rather than color at this point, as shape is harder to adjust. After that, 2 attempts at dying left the shorts with the perfect jet black color. After they dried use red/yellow fabric paints to apply the pattern on the left leg of the shorts.

*Note this pattern was a real Pain in the ***, as there are hardly any moments in the game where you can freeze it to get a good look. However we managed to work the pattern out piece by piece, you can get a good look of the final pattern in the photos if you need ideas on what to do for your pattern.

Then the final Part, and by far the hardest lol, Zack's sexy hair =D, i managed to do it by getting my own hair cut into shape and then using a combo or hairspray and straightening. I am in the process off trying different products but it can absolutely be achieved with just those two.


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OMG I love you for this! I can't wait to see this, but you're going to freeze!

by Nomes on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 18:10
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Lol, this is awesome!

by j_mercuryuk on Saturday, 6 August, 2011 - 18:02
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Heya, welcome to cosplay island Tom^__^

by Anime_Angel on Saturday, 6 August, 2011 - 18:02
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LOL you have the parasol too!! xD This is brilliant, well done x.

by FusionRose on Saturday, 6 August, 2011 - 19:52
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I love the pic of you n Katie, especially with the comment underneath! XD

by Sketch McDraw on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 00:30

Ah ha ha! Found you! Love this costume of yours so much!

by Tundra on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 19:16
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Haha awesome!

by Fliss on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 15:34