Eiko Carol - Final Fantasy IX


Hyper Japan Nov 2012

World Cosplay Summit UK Preliminaries 2013




Worn at Hyper Japan November 2012!

Myself and Yuka entered Hyper Japan's World Cosplay Summit qualifiers with Eiko and Vivi costumes and much to our surprise... we actually won!! In 2013 we'll be jetting off to represent the UK as cosplayers in Nagoya, Japan!!

BUT, even more than wanting to enter the competition, these were costumes we have wanted to make individually for years so when an opportunity came up, we decided to make them together. Whether we had won or not, we have costumes of characters we adore which only made us more enthusiastic and determined to do a good job on them. This costume was a total labour of love and took a lot of effort to make it to a standard I'm happy with, while remaining accurate and appropriate for the character.

Personally, Eiko has always been one of those costumes I've wanted to make. As a kid playing Final Fantasy IX I wanted to "be" Eiko, from before I even knew about cosplay or conventions. I was going to make it as early as AyaCon 2005, but I'm so glad I waited so I could do the costume justice and make something I'm actually proud of.

I'm ecstatic to be representing the UK in 2013 for WCS, I hope we do you all proud!!

With sudden snowfall, Frazzy took some photos of Eiko in February!

And at long last, Yuka and myself finally got a shoot done for these costumes together after our prelims last year!! Thanks so much to Zombiebearz for dealing with us and wandering for hours through a forest to get some good shots, and for helping us get super psyched about our next big projects for August :]


NixieThePixie posted on 26 November, 2012 - 14:29
Congratulations on winning! Well done! You guys looked amazing, I'd have taken a photo but I was a bit distracted with what we needed to get done

Freyarule posted on 26 November, 2012 - 15:05
Congrats on the win! You've done FFIX proud <3 such a cute Eiko!

Raine posted on 27 November, 2012 - 00:09
You make such a cute Eiko and congrats on winning!~ :D

Mighty Odango posted on 27 November, 2012 - 09:32
Congratulations! Your costumes looked so well made, all the proportions were excellent and your performance was great fun - have a fantastic time in Japan :)

Numta posted on 27 November, 2012 - 16:25
Congrats - you guys definetly deserved it - your attention to detail on Eiko was amazing and your skit was wicked =D

Emzone posted on 28 November, 2012 - 05:05
eeee this looks so good! You are perfect as her <3 Definitely a deserved win!

Amy-Lou posted on 28 November, 2012 - 11:54
Congratulations! Sad I didn't get to see this in person, it looks brilliant. Would love to see more detail shots :D

Exelia posted on 28 November, 2012 - 15:08
Thank you all so much!! ;__; <3

MoonLily posted on 28 November, 2012 - 21:39
Ahh it's wonderful to see more Eiko cosplayers! She's such a wonderful character and you did a fantastic job! :3

Nomes posted on 28 November, 2012 - 22:47
You guys were utterly adorable. I can't wait to see what you do for the finals.

Manticore posted on 29 November, 2012 - 16:44
Well done Love! WELL DONE! The FFRoundup Were rooting for you and Yuka! Well done!

Sephirayne posted on 30 November, 2012 - 03:52
Brilliant costume and congratulations ^^

SlimDefinition posted on 1 December, 2012 - 21:21
I love your Eiko. Well done!

MiniPlum posted on 3 December, 2012 - 22:42
Your performance was so cute! You looked brilliant :D

Crazedteensie posted on 15 December, 2012 - 19:40
I love this costume! Great work on it.

Exelia posted on 15 December, 2012 - 22:13
Thank you all for your wonderful comments! It's really overwhelming. Hopefully I'll do you all proud~!

puzzledpenguin posted on 2 March, 2013 - 00:30
Amazing cosplay! :-)

Leolarua posted on 4 March, 2013 - 12:39
so cuuuuute. best eiko! and frazzy took some wonderful photos too!

SlimDefinition posted on 19 May, 2013 - 22:42
This is fantastic! I really need to bring out Beatrix again some time.

TheStarlightFairy posted on 6 June, 2013 - 22:07
You really are the cutest thing! And congrats on the WCS!

CrystalNeko posted on 6 June, 2013 - 22:12
Absolutely adorable, you've so done Eiko justice. Can't wait to see what you both bring at WCS!

kitty_sama posted on 6 June, 2013 - 22:21
Loving the new photos, you guys really brought these characters to life! Really makes me want to get my Queen Brahne made.

ToroSonyCat posted on 7 June, 2013 - 18:21
I love this, so cute!

Nekushii posted on 15 September, 2013 - 18:55
Hey! Your Eiko is awesome! I was wondering, me and some friends recently did a FFIX cosplay group and using the pics we took I'm putting together a cosplay FF9 opening probably be for youtube. It's the cutscene where you see the characters morals (Zidane is Virtue, Steiner is Dilemma etc.) It's entirely up to you but if you have a piccie of Eiko we could use I'd love to include it in our video! I can't promise it will be anything special or epic but it'll be fun to be included! Drop me an email at chequeredsoul@gmail.com if you're interested.