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This week we’ve got one of my personal favorite Final Fantasy girls, Selphie Tilmitt from Final Fantasy VIII. Cosplayer SigmaRue pulls off the look with style, lucky to already have hair perfect for the part. Check out her costume details and photos below!Who: The CharacterSelphie Tilmitt from Final Fantasy VIII.Why: The Decision“Final Fantasy VIII is one of my favorite games of all time, with Selphie being my absolute favorite Final Fantasy girl. I realized one summer that I didn't have this costume in my closet and just couldn't stand it anymore. I had spent a good deal of time working on more complex characters and wanted something simple, but fun to make. Plus, I needed another costume to wear at Sakura-con. So, Selphie happened. I found the perfect fabric after my first fabric store run.” What: The Process“From start to finish, the costume took about two months to make, but I spaced out different portions of the costume. The dress is made of a soft gabardine and took about three days to sew. I didn't use a pattern, so it required more time than I expected to make it fit me correctly. I added the detail top stitches one month later, which took two days of very slow sewing to complete. The zipper pull was done in a few hours with sculpey and spray paint. It was by far the easiest aspect of the costume to construct. The total cost came to about $60.”Where and When: The Debut“I'll debut this cosplay at Sakura-con in April and I'm incredibly excited about it. The first photoshoot took place at my house, thanks to my talented photographer sister, Emily.” Links: The CosplayerYou can find me at DeviantArt, Twitter and Cosplay.com
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Very nice Selphie Cos-play. The pictures were done really nicely, and the surroundings fit perfectly. I would have liked it to see her with her chain-pole weapon that she used in FFVIII, but this was still done very well. Thanks Megan for another good cos-blog.
Excellent craftsmanship. The chain pole would be extra spiffy though. Now we just need to genetically engineer a wendigo to be in the background of pics 1 and 2!
Very nice. And only $60. God I wish my costume would only cost me that much.
Hmm. Nice costume but I'm not very familiar with the character. Good photography though.
Nice! You did such a good job with the costume. You look just like Selphie too. Btw the scenery went really well with this character.
Simplicity is sometimes the greatist intricacy. At least thats what my popcicle stick said when i finished my Bomb Pop.
I have no interest in Final Fantasy and I have no clue who this character is, but SigmaRue did one hell of a job sewing that dress.
I also can not believe that there has been 24 cosblogs.
What a perfect Selphie!
That's just a pretty dress.
Those are nice pictures and she is a pretty girl.
Pretty impressive Selphie cosplay. She's one of my favorite FF VIII characters.
Awesome costume by SigmaRue. I love Selphie too, and not from the whole I'm a guy and she's a girl thing either. I was attracted to her because of her cute and bubbly personality. The giant nunchaku would have added a nice flair to the cosplay, but excellently done nevertheless. It also helps that the cosplayer is very attractive too.
Oh don't even play, you know you're just complementing her because you think she's purrrdy!