Cid Highwind
Final Fantasy VII

Cosplayer: ArcaneArchery

Variant: Original Final Fantasy VII

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

2nd December 2012: Improved Gloves I added fake leather straps to the welding gloves so that they can be tightened slightly, as it seems to be impossible to buy small welding gloves.

23rd October 2012: Finished I finished the final part of the costume today - the cigarette packet that goes under the goggle straps

13th October 2012: Spear fail I tried putting together the shaft of the collapsible spear today but the bolt and hinge design was too loose and the finished spear would have looked rubbish. I decided to cut my losses and stop doing any more work on the spear as I still have the dynamite prop. Plus on the brigt side it is one less thing to transport and carry around.

16th September 2012: Gaiters completed Finished the gaiters today. Sewing the leather straps to the denim took longer than expected as I discovered that I had accidentaly sewn through both parts of the denim on the first gaiter. This meant I had to unpick the stitching and start again, paying more attention to what I was doing.

13th September 2012: Jacket completed I finally finsihed modifying the jacket - I hadn't appreciated how slow it would be to sew through multiple layers of Denim by hand. With this part finished I could wear the costume as it is but I still have some smaller components to work on.


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cosplaymatt1 - 18th September 2012
wow so much cool progress and in such a short time too ! this is very similar to the costume i did for may which im hoping to improve for october :D . are you taking a prop e.g a spear (or mop ) gunna be watching and looking out for this :D.

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ArcaneArchery - 19th September 2012
Thanks for the comment. I am planning to make a collapsible version of the spear so that I can transport it to the event without any problems. I also have the dynamite for his limit break. I am planning to go to the Final Fantasy photoshot if I can find out when and where it is taking place so I might see you there

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cosplaymatt1 - 23rd September 2012
there is a group called THE FINAL FANTASY ROUND UP on facebook which im a member of they're great with advice and stuff ( theres a few other cids going too , mainly advent children varients) . if it helps i can put up some pic under "improved/updated cid " of my spear and list how i made each part of the spear including how i used a hinge (bit wonkey but i had no other idear on how to make it portable so to speak). I made a dynamite too ! :D it looked odd as it was and old balloon pump lol . if you want to ask how i made any of my costume id be happy to help but ya seem to be doing great anyways :D

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ArcaneArchery - 24th September 2012
I have heard about the THE FINAL FANTASY ROUND UP but I am not on facebook. I think I will be ok making the hinged spear (I'm going to need it to fold in two places to fit in my suitcase) but I would be interested to know how you are making and attaching the spear head.

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DefineImagineMJ - 22nd October 2012
This is looking good!
Looking forward to seeing it.

I replied to your question on my page for Faris,
but I'll say it here too, indeed I will be at some of the FF shoots.
Sat and Sun, yes. Not sure if I am doing her Friday as well or not yet.

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Creative-Stitches - 11th November 2012
Thanks for the comment on my Yuffie outfit :) I didn't get many pics of the shoot unfortunately so all the pics i've put up are basically my best ones

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LittleRecordGirl - 12th November 2012
The accuracy of our progress is amazing! Love the props!
Cannot wait to see finished images of this!

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Sephirayne - 6th March 2013
Wow! The prop detail is amazing.

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Koiice - 6th March 2013
Awwww I wanna see a piccy <3 Pleaseeeee pretty pleaseeeee

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Plasticsharkattack - 10th March 2013
This is looking awesome, I hope there's a costume photo soon!

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Yasmia - 10th March 2013
The detail on your props is great! Would love to see some pictures of the completed thing!

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Lady-Aira - 13th March 2013
The jacket looks fab! :D Awesome job!

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Siouxsie James - 28th March 2013
Great costume! And the group looks really good :)

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Ragepotato - 28th March 2013
Awesome! :)

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MoonLily - 13th April 2013
This looks really well put together and I love the result! :)

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Captain_Marvelous - 21st April 2013
Fantastic work! Love the pack of smokes!

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blissfulbanana - 5th May 2013
looks awesome - love the jacket =3

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SyriusLionwing - 15th June 2013
All the little details you put in are amazing! Love CID!

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Anonymous - 15th October 2013
Wow, brilliant Cid cosplay! :D

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Siouxsie James - 30th October 2013
Love this cosplay!! Really suits you :)

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Sammykins - 5th November 2013
Thanks for your comment :) Thought I would nosey at your costumes! This one is ace - so much attention to detail! Love it :)

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cosplaymatt1 - 22nd May 2014
hope to see cid if you are wearing him this Friday, I'll be cactuar.