Cosplay Update! Terra Branford of Final Fantasy III (or 6. or 3.)

She was on my list for years and years, and as soon as Kevin mentioned how much he loved Edgar's character, we dove into making these costumes. It wasn't hard for me to fall in love with Terra's character with as diplomatic as she is. I particularly enjoyed when she stood up for herself and watched over the orphans when she was tired of being pressured into decisions.

I bent wire and made jewelry, dyed fabrics and leather, and even stamped leather. It was a medley of new skills being put to the test, but anything for my favorite Final Fantasy protagonist. My favorite part of the costume, however, is the wig. Ever since Dissidia came out, almost all Terra cosplayers now use ash blonde wigs to follow suit with that design, but Terra will always have seafoam hair for me like the original sprite. I styled the bangs up in a cartoonish style like the menu icon and blasted it into place with Got2B hairspray glue. FYI, if you ever need to spike your hair and need crazy good hold, that's the stuff to use.

Sometimes I like to replay games while I make costumes, and such was the case for FF6. I started to get ideas for a comedy cosplay skit and jotted down a couple of jokes. I ran them by Kevin and we decided to go for it. Here is the result of our efforts: King Edgar's Final Fantasy "tactics."

Written by myself, myself as Terra, Kevin as Edgar, Sam as Ultros.

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Posted by Kapalaka

She was on my list for years and years, and as soon as Kevin mentioned how much he loved Edgar's character, we dove into making these costumes. It wasn't hard for me to fall in love with Terra's character with as diplomatic as she is. I particularly enjoyed when she stood up for herself and watched over the orphans when she was tired of being pressured into decisions.

I bent wire and made jewelry, dyed fabrics and leather, and even stamped leather. It was a medley of new skills being put to the test, but anything for my favorite Final Fantasy protagonist. My favorite part of the costume, however, is the wig. Ever since Dissidia came out, almost all Terra cosplayers now use ash blonde wigs to follow suit with that design, but Terra will always have seafoam hair for me like the original sprite. I styled the bangs up in a cartoonish style like the menu icon and blasted it into place with Got2B hairspray glue. FYI, if you ever need to spike your hair and need crazy good hold, that's the stuff to use.

Sometimes I like to replay games while I make costumes, and such was the case for FF6. I started to get ideas for a comedy cosplay skit and jotted down a couple of jokes. I ran them by Kevin and we decided to go for it. Here is the result of our efforts: King Edgar's Final Fantasy "tactics."

Written by myself, myself as Terra, Kevin as Edgar, Sam as Ultros.

Posted by Hailinel

Wow. That is amazing! Great work, as usual!

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Kapalaka said:

I particularly enjoyed when she stood up for herself and watched over the orphans when she was tired of being pressured into decisions.

I thought it was because she just ended up in that situation. And I don't know; didn't she jump into things willingly when she woke up from being an Esper and remembered events that happened before she was born?

Posted by Hailinel

@Video_Game_King said:

@Kapalaka said:

I particularly enjoyed when she stood up for herself and watched over the orphans when she was tired of being pressured into decisions.

I thought it was because she just ended up in that situation. And I don't know; didn't she jump into things willingly when she woke up from being an Esper and remembered events that happened before she was born?

Terra sort of fell into that situation, but she doesn't rush to rejoin the group when they find her. She took on the responsibility of taking care of the orphans because that was her choice.

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Posted by pyromagnestir

*announcer voice* "This Final Fantasy was filmed in front of a live studio audience."

Posted by Kapalaka

@Video_Game_King: lol Thanks for those. Ah, memories! I saw it as one of the first moments she grew a spine. Regardless of them nurturing her back to health, she had the choice to go back to the others and submit to expectations placed on her or help out whoever she felt like. Sure, it's nice that her esper powers came back, but she went back with purpose.

@Hailinel: Thank you!! :D I saw some awesome fanart of her and I plan on adding more to this costume. Sakizo is a huge FF fan and her FF watercolor fanart is worth checking out. Here's one of Terra

Posted by Video_Game_King

@pyromagnestir said:

*announcer voice* "This Final Fantasy was filmed in front of a live studio audience."

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Posted by Video_Game_King

You even got the image itself!? WHAT THE CRAP!?

Edited by Kapalaka

@pyromagnestir: Hahaha! I almost fell into that trap, too. I'm in an 80s music mood now... can't go wrong with Billy Idol on Pandora!

@Video_Game_King: completely necessary. =O!

Edited by pyromagnestir

@Video_Game_King said:

You even got the image itself!? WHAT THE CRAP!?

Oh god! Ohgodohgodohgod! How did that happen!?! I MUST KNOW!

I didn't know you could do that! I'd never even thought to try putting a link on an image! My whole life I was blind, but now I can see!

Edited by Kapalaka

@pyromagnestir said:

@Video_Game_King said:

You even got the image itself!? WHAT THE CRAP!?

Oh god! Ohgodohgodohgod! How did that happen!?! I MUST KNOW!

Well first I put the lotion on the skin, and then I highlighted everything and added a hyperlink. :D

@pyromagnestir: still not sure if you guys are trollan' me XD... but glad I could help? Go forth and rickroll your haters anew!

Posted by Video_Game_King

As a cosplayer, is "lotion on the skin" the first step in EVERYTHING you do? Because not knowing much about cosplaying, it sounds like it would be.

Posted by Kapalaka

@Video_Game_King: Yes, but more importantly, you have to say kawaii-desu after everything because you are more Japanese than the Japanese in costume.

Posted by Video_Game_King

I thought it was supposed to be an emphatic "すぅごい!" instead.

Posted by pyromagnestir

@Kapalaka: Honestly didn't think to ever try putting a link on an image before, so I've learned something new today. Now to find an opportunity to take advantage of this new found wisdom...

Look out Giant bomb! Evil is afoot! A very mild form of evil related to linking pictures to youtube videos, but still... Eeeeeeevvvvvilll!

Posted by Video_Game_King

@pyromagnestir said:

Now to find an opportunity to take advantage of this new found wisdom...

But keep in mind that I was the first to do it, so you're gonna have to pay me royalties for every use. And trust me: I charge out the ass.

Posted by pyromagnestir

@Video_Game_King said:

@pyromagnestir said:

Now to find an opportunity to take advantage of this new found wisdom...

But keep in mind that I was the first to do it, so you're gonna have to pay me royalties for every use. And trust me: I charge out the ass.

Literally or figuratively? Forgive my ignorance, as I'm not familiar with the business dealings of Lunarians.

And I fear this new knowledge will lead me down the path of posting that horrific profile picture of myself with every response I make again, only now with musical accompaniment when for when it is clicked...

Posted by JasonR86

@Kapalaka:

Looks awesome. You did a great job.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@pyromagnestir:

Figuratively. My ass has fallen into disuse for many, many decades.

Posted by Mesoian

It's quite nice.

Hmm, doing a video game cosplay blog update might be a good idea.

Posted by Gamer_152

I'm still amazed by how so many people are able to make costumes of this quality. This kind of thing is way beyond me.

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