Tira - Soul Calibur V


Hyper Japan Spring 2012

3rd Place in UK World Summit

Showcased 26th May 2013 What is this?




Tira was originally for the Soul Calibur V Namco competition, though I had a few details missing from the costume at the time (apparently I came within the top 10, though they didn't give me exact details). Tira has always been my favourite Soul Calibur character, her fighting style and fluid movements, as well as her character complexity has always attracted me.

...I'm making that sound more intelligent than it really is. The reason I love her is that she's BITCHINGLY AWESOME.

The hardest part of the costume was definitely Eiserne Drosself, I wanted to make it the right size in comparison to my height, as well as contouring it in the same way Tira has it. I also wanted to keep the costume within the £100 pound mark, and considering that I would have had to buy a belt sander if I wanted to make it out of wood, which is £40 to begin with, I chose to make is out of cardboard.

The fun part was definitely the skulls and the wig, which though both were challenging, I felt they were the best parts of the costume.


Amy-Lou posted on 26 February, 2012 - 12:05
Really lovely costume and the stage fighting was impressive. Congratulations :)

Candystriped posted on 26 February, 2012 - 12:56
This costume is AMAZING! I'm seriously in awe!

Anonymous posted on 26 February, 2012 - 13:41
I love this cosplay of tira she is amazing ! and you cosplay her so well :D

Captain_Marvelous posted on 26 February, 2012 - 13:54

Kacela posted on 26 February, 2012 - 13:58
This is amazing! You have done a great job =D

cosrai posted on 26 February, 2012 - 14:21
Omg this is the first cosplay of this version I have seen and you nailed it! It looks awesome *o*

SamanthaKaiba posted on 26 February, 2012 - 20:17
This is amazing ^_^

shinrajunkie posted on 26 February, 2012 - 21:25
:o congrats on your win! :D

Pandora-Chi posted on 26 February, 2012 - 22:06
You made an amazing Tira!! :D

Mighty Odango posted on 27 February, 2012 - 09:22
Nice job! I like the Eiserne Drossel too, you've done a great job on the shaping.

Manticore posted on 27 February, 2012 - 13:14
God! JUST AMAZING YOU ARE AMAZING! just AMAZING! Partner! you're the bet I'll ever have to date! Thank you! You amazing woman!

Numta posted on 27 February, 2012 - 13:49
Amazing Tira - Epic work!

Heorot posted on 16 April, 2012 - 10:15
Saw you & J-Ney performing at Hyper - you were both incredible and so deserving of the awards! Just wondering how you made the claw hand?

Angel_of_Algebra posted on 18 April, 2012 - 18:25
I was hanging out with the SC group at Kita (my friend was Ivy), and you looked AMAZING. Well done on the costume, and your fantastic moves, you do a great Tira.

FusionRose posted on 14 May, 2012 - 19:18
you made such an amazing tira hun x

FuriePhoenix posted on 14 May, 2012 - 20:13
this was amazing!

Lady Bahamut posted on 11 June, 2012 - 14:12
I'm not familiar with the series, but the cosplay looks amazing! :D

Moonchild posted on 11 June, 2012 - 14:26
Love this!

Viola posted on 26 June, 2012 - 18:09
Looks just like her, nice job! ^^

SamanthaKaiba posted on 27 May, 2013 - 13:14
Congrats on the showcase...you look fantastic ^_^

SnowmanKline posted on 27 May, 2013 - 16:58
Congratz on the Showcase hun VERY well deserverd. you look awesome ^_^

Kuchiito posted on 28 May, 2013 - 08:16
Have to agree; very well deserved showcase :)

Numta posted on 28 May, 2013 - 15:15
Congrats on the showcase! Well deserved! =D

Littlegeeky posted on 30 May, 2013 - 11:10
Such an amazing costume! Congratulations on the showcase!

Sasashie posted on 31 May, 2013 - 23:36
Congrats on the showcase you damn fine girl xxx

Sketch McDraw posted on 1 June, 2013 - 15:47
Congrats on being Showcased you sexy piece of epic lady you! :D

Freyarule posted on 2 June, 2013 - 14:22
Congrats on the showcase! I love the costume and the blade, so well made! <3

Manticore posted on 5 June, 2013 - 12:01
OH WOW I didn't even know this! this is how bad I am out of the loop! Congrats Darling!