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Cosplay: Tifa by Risachantag Cosplay: Tifa by Risachantag
^^ Yay! It's me in my Tifa costume! After Swancon and Wai-con I ended up with a few good photos. I'll put up some of my best friend and sister's costumes soon too!

Here's the official character art for comparison: [link]

This is certainly the most difficult costume I've made so far. The gloves were the hardest bit... closely followed by the elbow guard (I love how it came out though). And no, that's not my real hair! :XD: The braces are the one thing I didn't make myself, as I didn't have any leather working tools.

Materials:
Top & Arm warmers- lycra
Skirt - imitation leather
Gloves - Pleather (^^; The type normally used for table covers) & paint
Elbow Guard - Knee guard base, foam, craft foam, spray paint & model paint

Time: It was made over about two months. I'm not sure what the actual hours were, but needless to say a great many hours were put into this.
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:iconcatatonicfear:
catatonicfear Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
This is a great cosplay, where did you find your shoes at?
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:iconrisachantag:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Haha, I get asked that a lot! They are second hand Doc Martins, found on eBay. They're not cheap, but there are some knock-off brands that look similar around.
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Ghost1138 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Nice costume :D
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:iconcornerstone8060:
cornerstone8060 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
majestic cos-play
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:iconforeveradel:
ForeverAdel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have the poses down ^.^
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:iconjonnyjohn:
jonnyjohn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
look like it.
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:iconpurplekiwee-137:
PurpleKiwee-137 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Love it! I'm making a Tifa cosplay as well, and I just wanted to know where you got your braces from. ^^;
(Looks amazing!)
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:iconrisachantag:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Back when I made this costume, I hadn't learnt to work with leather yet, so I commissioned a local leather maker to make the braces for me.
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:iconramenmanga-ka:
RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
I WANT YOUR BOOTS!!

Are they DocMartens?
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:iconmei-nya:
Mei-Nya Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Im sorry if you've already been asked this, but where did you get those boots? ;o
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:iconecchikun:
Ecchikun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Costume is AWESOME! Too bad you didn't have DD cups to fill the shirt though:P But you're still cute in it;)
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trumi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
You are so beautiful
and creative as Tifa :clap:
I will draw you-of course
If you would agree ;-)
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:iconzerosfangs:
ZerosFangs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
WOW :faint:
You are an awesome Tifa cosplayer! There is so much attention to detail! I hope to cosplay as well as you when I finally get around to my Tifa costume ^^;
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:iconpsychoharu:
PsychoHaru Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Awesomest Tifa ever.
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:iconkittiesareadorable:
kittiesareadorable Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Where'd you get the boots?
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:iconrisachantag:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Ebay. =)
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:iconkittiesareadorable:
kittiesareadorable Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
...Dammmiiitttt. D;

I'm doing Tifa too. :3
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:iconlonelydita:
LonelyDita Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
that's so pretty!
wherever did you get the boots?
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:iconaurarinoa:
AuraRinoa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice costume
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1wngdngl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Wow. Only the best can cosplay Tifa and make it look good, and you do.
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:iconxlmfaox:
xlmfaox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
ew
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:iconramenmanga-ka:
RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
that's messed..
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:iconmaliyura:
Maliyura Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
PLEASE, I beg of you the almighty Tifa master, give me some tips on how to make the elbow guards!
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:iconone-with-shadows:
one-with-shadows Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
You Have Been Featured At This [link]

:heart: Tony
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CorvainGalleries Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
i am going to go ahead and say that i think you are my favorite tifa cosplayer i have seen thus far, ( and thats alot). i think its mostly cuz of the attention to detail, " if your going to do something, do it right" thats why its taken me so long to do my cosplay, i am going to do Vincent Valentine, (only one i think i could maybe pull off) and i dont like wearing wigs so i have been growing my hair out for a few years and now i am working on makeing his claw out of metal. brass and then his derge of cerberus gun. but ill be all alone wish i had some detailed people to cosplay with, and you would be one of the people id be proud to have there. Good luck on your Projects!!!
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caramelqueen7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Not bad! Did you find your cloudy poo? =D
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:iconsmoky-mcpot:
Smoky-McPot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
Oh look, a witch... No really, she really does look like a witch. I can't explain why, she just does.
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:iconramenmanga-ka:
RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
that's kinda messed dude, if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all...
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:iconheztone:
Heztone Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
cool

[link]
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SpookyMcGee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
what boots are those?!
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:iconnosferatuknight:
nosferatuknight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Nice work on the costume, though.

You look cute in it.[link]
Love
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:icontrej:
trej Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
I just wanted to state... I love those boots ^.^
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:iconjuidar:
JUIDAR Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Professional Filmographer
*drool*

lol

That's like every guys dream there!
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:iconeffery:
Effery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
I really like your tifa, the boots expecially! What material did you make the skirt from?
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:iconrisachantag:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
It's pleather (plastic leather). I tried to find fake leather in the material shops, but didn't have any luck, so I modded it from a longer fake leather skirt.
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OmniSentinel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
you make a very cool Tifa. Almost the spitting image of her. You rock.
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GarbageCan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
lol, very cool
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HG18 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
Cosplay is nice but I'd perfer creating a totally original costume rather than making one from an existing character. I agree it is rather satisfying when is comes out great but I too have seen terrible costumes and thats what annoys me. I tend to have high expectations when it comes to get the costume just right. For one thing some people try to wear a costume when they look essentially nothing like the character. You need the right physical build to look like the character. I suppose though if you stress about details its not really fun to cosplay. I saw one terrible Vash the Stampede costume. So that is why I'm kind of annoyed anyway the Tifa costume is really good and you do have the proper build for the character as well as the hair color. Your the first to meet the standards I set for those who wish to dress up as their fave anime characters. Thank you very much!
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cloudwarrior75 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
>_<
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:iconnuma430:
Numa430 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Risa+ FF7 Tifa outfit= Two thumbs up i like your outfit you look alot like her XD
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:iconelu-lux:
elu-lux Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Hey, very good! Congratulations!!!!
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:iconlucrecela:
Lucrecela Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Oh wow. O_O
That is absolutely the BEST Tifa cosplay I have ever seen in my entire life.
Ever.
Fantastic job <3
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a1000bejezus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
you really look sexy on this one. great costume work! hope to see more game art from you.
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Blacktothefuture Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Scans up, down, left, right, and repeats this three more times*

Ah, the attention to detail! Though from what I can tell in the link supplied the materia in her glove is blue. Green being magic and blue being support probably doesn't make too much difference but there's so little I can actually complain about because of the great job you did.

The effort you put into the costume shows. Keep it up!
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Risachantag Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
^^ Don't worry, I'm quite certain that they're green. There are other versions of her official picture in which the colour is more obvious. ...and aside from that, having two support materia (which are more of a lavender/grey, by the way) on their own would be about as useless as you can get.
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Blacktothefuture Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't be so sure. I mean, there are tons of times support materia has come in handy for me. Not as handy as magic materia, but still...

Are you sure about support being lavender/grey-ish. I have a bad memory and it's been ages since I played so I just looked it up on Wikipedia real quick for reference. (But then again you never know who's messed with those)

Sorry if I come off sounding a bit stupid with the whole "It's not blue it's green!" complaint. I always end up leaving too many compliments and not enough critiues. As I already stated the job you did was so great that materia deal was the ONLY thing I could POSSIBLY bring up.
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
You look too adorable here!
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:iconrisachantag:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Thanks! I'm now working on her AC costume too; I can't wait to get it done.
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
I wish she had not cut her hair :(
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:iconrisachantag:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
*laughs* Yes, the long hair suited her. ...and I wouldn't have needed to buy yet another wig!
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