Zidane Tribal (Original) - Final Fantasy 9 IX


London MCM Expo May 2009

2nd Place - For Best Costume - at Tokonatsu 2009




Was so fun wearing this costume - along with the rest of FFIX-UK~
Our masquerade entry can be found here~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INngghk3c08

I decided to make the 'Butterfly Sword' with this costume since I have two models of it already XD. Both blades were crafted from two blocks of wood, the handle was a rounded peice. My father did a majority of this as I was very busy with the costume. I painted it using spray paints - spraying into a tub and using a paint brush so it was varnished at the same time XD

The tail turned out to be a bit of a pain - I ended up having three attempts - which when this involves turning it inside out and back again - which takes agesssss - can be very annoying.
It is bendable and its a sort of fleecy material 83 Very strokeable.
This has now been attatched to my pants and swings when I walk 83
I kept tripping over it though over the weekend XDXD

The pants were made from scratch and dyed, it would appear my gloves had a hole in during the dying process as my left thumb was a distinct shade of blue x_x

The cuffs were made using the same material as the pants and dyed. I sewed cardboard inside to allow them to stick up and refrain the shape.

Waist coat was made- again using the same material but dyed a darker shade. The back belts were made from vinyl. I ran out of time and thus had to make them from a single peice rather than giving them volume.

Shoes were white boots that I covered in grey vinyl.


Anime_Angel posted on 28 September, 2008 - 18:02
Hey your planning a Zidane cosplay aswell^_^ Nah I did my Zidane cosplay in Milton Keynes collectormania yesterday on Saturday, there wasn't alot of anime fans around the area lol.

Mungojerrie posted on 28 September, 2008 - 19:56
Yaaay, Zidane! =) Hopefully we can get photos together when this is done! =D

Anime_Angel posted on 28 September, 2008 - 22:05
Yeah, you can expect to see me using this costume for the ball, have you booked your tickets for the ball in October?

MoonLily posted on 22 December, 2008 - 17:50
Yay! I'm sure you'll make an awesome Zidane, brother dearest. :P

Freyarule posted on 12 January, 2009 - 11:19
Yay Zidane!!! 8D

Spinni posted on 29 January, 2009 - 09:28
This will look very cute and impressive- Must see!! x333

Demented Kid posted on 10 February, 2009 - 23:28
Very much looking forward to this. XD Hope there will be progress pictures! XO

Ritsusha posted on 1 March, 2009 - 21:18
Ooooooh~~~ I wanna it jaaa :3

Demented Kid posted on 26 March, 2009 - 22:09
Wig looking very good! Very Zidaneish XD Ifyou managed to pull together a quick Zidane costume like that, looking forward to the actual thing!

nanahara posted on 27 March, 2009 - 15:10
looking awsome so far ^^

Demented Kid posted on 13 May, 2009 - 00:54
I very much want to tug that tail O-o

Emzone posted on 13 May, 2009 - 00:56
Tug it, dear brother, and I may go Trance on you =]

tousen_218 posted on 13 May, 2009 - 03:42
*pulls tail*

Solaria posted on 13 May, 2009 - 13:32
8D loving the tail! Looks so strokable *3* Thatll be me all day xD

Demented Kid posted on 14 May, 2009 - 16:12
Looking like a cutie Zidane XD Cant wait to see this revealed at Expo <3

BlusterSquall posted on 14 May, 2009 - 16:33
*giggles* It looks like this is going to be brilliant! Can't go wrong with a bit of the beloved Squeenix Monkey boy! XD

Demented Kid posted on 15 May, 2009 - 15:02
Loving the Butterfly sword progress X3 Cant wait to see this all done!

goodbyeworld posted on 17 May, 2009 - 17:19
Smexiful cuffs 8)

MikeJenks posted on 17 May, 2009 - 17:23
GOGOGOGO! Get this finished so we can be awesome together XD

Solaria posted on 17 May, 2009 - 17:33
Sexy cuffs O.O <3

JoeDLuffy posted on 19 May, 2009 - 16:35
looking wicked Emi, keep up the awesome work :D

Demented Kid posted on 20 May, 2009 - 01:10
Looking like an adorable Zidane! Seriously looking forward to seeing this at Expo! X3 Shall be tail tugging! >P

MoonLily posted on 20 May, 2009 - 01:17
Woooo check out the progress. You can do it! Woop woop! 8D I mean... Why must you dedicate so much time to outer garments when we are merely vessels for souls? -_-

Mungojerrie posted on 20 May, 2009 - 10:02
I cannot tell you how much I'm looking forward to seeing this completed. I'm so excited! XD

Solaria posted on 20 May, 2009 - 10:42
8D not long to go x3 Loving it 8D Keep working hard you really look like Zidane x3

Mungojerrie posted on 24 May, 2009 - 23:09
Just seen the masquerade entry on Youtube, and I have to say you looked pretty Goddamn awesome!! :)

MoonLily posted on 26 May, 2009 - 15:30
Yuuuus you're a fantastic Zidane, brother dearest. O_~

Amy-Lou posted on 26 May, 2009 - 15:39
Wonderful Zidane :D I'm so impressed by your butterfly sword, it looked perfect and that was one amazing group, I loved seeing everyone together!

Demented Kid posted on 26 May, 2009 - 22:31
You made such an adorable Zidane! And I just remembered I didnt get to tug your tail D: Loved getting photos with you and seeing you and all ya FF9 group<3

nanahara posted on 27 May, 2009 - 13:19
without a doubt one of the best Zidane cosplays I've seen

AmethystEyes posted on 28 May, 2009 - 19:09
You made a great Zidane! I'm not sure if I'm the only one who notices but in the soul blade photo before zooming in it looks like you just slapped Kuja. Love it!

Emzone posted on 29 May, 2009 - 00:36
haha I did in a different picture I whacked her with my sword during a spin ^^;

Elyiel posted on 29 May, 2009 - 22:56
Eeee! I stroked your tail outside the PTI Sunday night while I was drunk!! Your costume was immense, I wanted to see it AT the expo but I never did. But, I'm glad I got to see it in the end at the PTI!

Elyiel posted on 30 May, 2009 - 13:02
Photos of me drunk?!?!? Oh God. *CRY*

CrystalNeko posted on 8 June, 2009 - 22:39
O HAI ZIDANE! Your costume was so unbelievably accurate, all the hard work paid off~ One of the best Zidane's I've ever seen *_* It was fun being in a group with you guys! ^o^

timpey posted on 23 June, 2009 - 23:43
hehe nice love the group shots ^^

Kerhys posted on 25 June, 2009 - 22:57
Best Zidane ever ;)

Son Gopaul posted on 1 July, 2009 - 22:54
Even though I'm not a FF player I loved the Zidane cosplay, especially when you wore it to Pizza Hut on Sunday night (yeah it's Franky's friend Ricky). A lot of work mustve gone into the costume - if I had tried, there would be a lot of TABLE RAGE! (you had to be there) Anyways seeya at the next event!

negativedreamer posted on 1 July, 2009 - 23:10
your zidane is awesome, and you are the first to do that weapon. and your group, sooo many characters!!!

Berserk667 posted on 5 August, 2009 - 15:37
Well done coming 2nd in the masqueraude at TOKO!

timpey posted on 18 August, 2009 - 10:21
it was great to see your zidane again, bet u had lotsa fun with your group ^^

letmelive posted on 3 September, 2009 - 09:33
I would of loved to see this T_T God damn living so far away!! Your Zidane is awesome! xxx

Captain_Marvelous posted on 13 September, 2009 - 17:12
Wow im speechless O_o you look awesome! *ps thanks for steiner comment lol*

yukioto posted on 6 October, 2009 - 00:56
Awesome Zidane!! You did a really good job, and seem to suit him so well! xD

Amy-Lou posted on 13 November, 2009 - 11:13
Such a wonderful Zidane! And I'm astounded by the group shots too, so many great characters.

Demented Kid posted on 4 December, 2009 - 01:35
Lol seeing that picture cheered me up a little just now It still amuses me what you got for your prize at Toko lololol Definitely my fave little brother~

Sephirayne posted on 4 December, 2009 - 03:23
Awesome photos and costume. Love it hun XX

Zelda posted on 4 December, 2009 - 17:59
I love your zidane ^__^ *claps*

Emzone posted on 15 January, 2010 - 04:30
Thankyou all very much for the comments 8D

MikeJenks posted on 15 January, 2010 - 11:22
50th comment 8D

FuriePhoenix posted on 27 May, 2010 - 16:26
you make such a cute Zidane!!

J-Po posted on 19 October, 2010 - 17:28
this looks great :D :D

XxSylentiumxX posted on 11 November, 2011 - 13:54
your Zidane out is amazing, you portrayed him really well ^^

HarryKurt posted on 23 November, 2012 - 12:29
Epic! You suit him so well. :D

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