Costume :Chocobo
Source :final fantasy
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

The name's Zack

Whoa, boy




Walking the con floor

On stage at Japan Expo

Ref 1

Old Spice


Costume Information

Cost : £££
Time Taken : 4 months

Event: Japan Expo 2012

Made and worn for the ECG (European Cosplay Gathering) 2012 finals in Paris.


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Awwwwww how cute and your Chocobo is brilliant.

by RebaSephiroth2 on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 21:02
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this is EPIC XD

by nanahara on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 21:26


by No thanks on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 21:40
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Awww, I really love how you've done this.
It's face has a close likeness to the reference picture too, best chocobo I've seen! =)

by Tsuchinoko on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 22:09
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All of my love and respect! <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 22:27
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<3 so proud of all your hard work

by Leolarua on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 01:32
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by Deathblow_Prime on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 03:27
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This is amazing. I love you as Zack and the Chocobo is outstanding! You totally deserved your place and you did us all proud!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 09:35

Awwww CUTE!! You look awesome! And what a brill idea to make a chocobo costume like that :D *two BIG peace signs :P*

by Rainbow_Panda on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 12:41
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You never ever fail to amaze me of your construction and mechanical skills! *_* The puppet chocobo is so unique that I'm surprised u didn't get an award! D: Nevertheless not only do you make an amazing Zack but you have made the UK cosplayers proud! xx

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 15:20
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Wow, the Chocobo is fantastic - it looks so lifelike O_O. The Zack costume is really good too :) Very impressive costume

by Zelvyne on Thursday, 12 July, 2012 - 18:46
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That's incredible! The chocobo face is so cute, you really got the details perfect. Hope you'll bring it out again to a UK event too :)

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 12 July, 2012 - 19:53
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this is just...... amazing! Astounding work yet again hun!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 12 July, 2012 - 21:28
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Still love how perfectly in proportion the chocobo is. Fantastic detailing, you looked great on stage!

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 13 July, 2012 - 00:32
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Thanks guys. I had such a brilliant time in Paris. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity. Everyone I met was lovely and I'm inspired to keep working on cosplay. There's still so much to learn. Thank you again for all your support.

by Nomes on Saturday, 14 July, 2012 - 22:39
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this. this.... is just amazing.
Nomes, you are well and truly talented, keep sharing your awesome gift <3 this has made my life a little more complete <3

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 21:27
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Oh wow! This is fantastic! The proportions and details are perfect.

by Kacela on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 22:17
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oh my god!!!! <3 Amazing work!

by Lozzie on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 23:18
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Oh my gosh, this is so impressive! *_*
Well done for all your hard work!

by tripletriad on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 23:35
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That looks brilliant Nomy. Amazing!! I want to ride it. I want! I want! I want :3

by WarriorTeddy on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 - 00:03
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<3 This is so cute.

by Chain Toxin on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 - 00:15
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Gah! So awesome! Featherrrrrrrs~

by eternal_aranel on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 - 10:06
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Good grief, how many feathers are on that thing?! I don't think I've seen a fully feathered chocobo before, most people use fur - your willingness to go the extra mile for accuracy is inspiring :)

by Mighty Odango on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 - 10:40
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oh man this is amazingggg~ <3

by LemonPanda on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 - 15:10
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I saw a picture of this on Facebook and thought it was amazing!! I didn't realise it was you. This is so AWESOME!!

by Kata-san on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 - 19:33
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^_^ Thanks everyone. Hearing from you all makes the time and effort that much more worth it.

Odangochan: erm... a few thousand feathers? I purchased about 17,000 feathers as I ended up having to buy them in bulk (unreliable supplier). I probably have enough left to make another Chocobo XD

by Nomes on Wednesday, 18 July, 2012 - 13:50

You could make a herd of Chocobos with that many feathers! So worth it though, it looks amazing :D

by madmazda86 on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 15:52
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Wow! Just wow! I mean it looks like the real thing! Just wow! Well done!

by Manticore on Thursday, 26 July, 2012 - 10:43
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This is just radical!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 26 July, 2012 - 23:07
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Absolutely fantastic!!!

by nosferatu on Friday, 27 July, 2012 - 09:54
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AMAZING! wish i could ride it.

by Squall_wolfheart on Thursday, 30 August, 2012 - 19:54
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Wow! Eurocosplay! Eurocosplay! Enter it into Eurocosplay! :D

by RanmaSyaoran on Tuesday, 18 September, 2012 - 01:32
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Thats beautiful and amazingly cute at the same time. Those feathers must have taken forever, its the most realistic one I've seen.

by Larxene on Tuesday, 18 September, 2012 - 23:53
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Thank you all for the lovely comments.
Ranmasyaoran: XD Thank you so much for thinking this worthy of EC. Maybe one day. This cosplay has already been used in a european coslay comp though and even though it didn't win and there are no rules against it I would feel iffy entering the same outfit into a second european competition
Larxene: Many feathers and many contact adhesive fumes. It's taken a long time to get rid of the bits of feather fluff from around the house.

by Nomes on Thursday, 27 September, 2012 - 21:02
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i love this hun it's so cute and such a good idea :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Friday, 26 October, 2012 - 18:25
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Good grief - just stunning!

by Starbucks dad on Saturday, 27 October, 2012 - 21:28
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Amazing work! Looks like you've been pulled right out of the game!

by Charlie-Bear on Sunday, 2 December, 2012 - 19:13
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OMG! I love this. Fantastic work.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 25 January, 2013 - 02:09
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So wonderfully made!

by Chibi on Friday, 25 January, 2013 - 12:53