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Myself as Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII. Photo taken by Kevin [StillVisions] at Otakon 2009. I only just yesterday got these shots back, and I have to say that they were worth every second of the wait! We shot in the most bizarre, crowded corners of the con, simply for lack of anywhere else to go, and every single photo is gorgeous. I am such a happy Tifa! I put a lot more time into this costume than I ever thought I would, and I'm happy that this photo highlights some of my favourite bits: the weathering on the gloves and armor, the wig and contacts, the suspenders [every bit of those suckers is handmade except for the little silver buckles at the very bottom], and the barrette. Even those terrible earrings that I probably spent 20 hours of my life hunting down, LOL. I based my costume on the original Nomura art, rather than the CG version. Costume and wig constructed/styled by myself.

Please no critiques/criticism. I'd like to keep this gallery happy! <3
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:iconzuo2012:
zuo2012 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Very nice..It is your masterpiece.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks!
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:iconisselia:
Isselia Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...you have gloves that don't look like they'd break or damage your hands if you actually punched something?! Huzzah!

You have no idea how much dodgy gloves on a character that's meant to do martial arts is a pet peeve of mine.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad my gloves meet your standard! :D
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:iconisselia:
Isselia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of these days they'll start depicting martial artist characters with actual mma gloves, and I'll keel over from shock. :P
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:iconhiaamir:
hiaamir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
:hug:
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
very beautiful!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
anytime :D
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:iconframe-fatale:
Frame-Fatale Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
This is gorgeous <3 how did you do your gloves and elbow pad?
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The gloves were altered from an existing pair; the elbow bracer was made from craft foam.
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senseecosplay Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
your face is so awsome *-*
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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senseecosplay Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
np <3
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:iconzpartuss:
Zpartuss Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
OMG!!..you look so BEAUTIFUL as Tifa,as well ..kupo... :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconsteffanec:
SteffaneC Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
this one is great! i think you do tifa best :P
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconsteffanec:
SteffaneC Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
no problem!! :)
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:iconakatsukifan505:
AkatsukiFan505 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
*.*
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:iconlagunaflare:
LagunaFlare Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Photographer
One of the only Tifa cosplays I really admire. Even with the simple design, the way you focused on details really is awesome. Good job!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! It's funny because my bf and I were just discussing how few Tifa cosplayers we've seen who incorporate ANY level of detail into their costumes. I mean, I know first hand that her suspenders and belt are a pain in the patootie to make, not to mention her boots, but seriously... Something store-bought does not suffice. It makes me sad to see these beautiful girls who resemble Tifa way more than I do, but they don't follow through with a quality costume. :C I hope none of that sounded snotty, LOL. It's just nice to see other cosplayers representing the character to their fullest potential, y'know?
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LagunaFlare Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh no I completely understand, which is why I appreciate your cosplay so much! It makes me so happy to see the simple cosplays (which actually aren't simple at all) done so well. You can always tell if the person wearing the cosplay made it just because of the details that are so important....it shows care and love for what you're doing. Thanks for doing that!
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NocturnShadow Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
O.o! God! You really look like her! ^^
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it! <3
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:iconamaya-moon:
amaya-moon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you are absolutely beautiful, and your costuming skills are without compare. Your work is excellent ^w^
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, that's very kind! <3
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urza-planeswalke5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
I am impressed, by the way, that you know Tifa's armory so well!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I cannot claim that honor, sadly. I looked it up on GameFaqs. ^__^;
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urza-planeswalke5 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
One of the top Tifa cosplays I've seen. You really make a *beautiful* Tifa.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, that means a lot! <3
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iXdreamXofXsora Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Bestest Tifa ever :3
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! :3
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:iconanarchist-akatsuki:
Anarchist-Akatsuki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
You make a very good Tifa, the costume looks lovely :3
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconanarchist-akatsuki:
Anarchist-Akatsuki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Your welcome :3
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Pirate-King-SYR Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
This turned out so well, I am almost creeped out by the striking similarity. Great work.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, that's a tremendous compliment! <3
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:iconducktapehatman:
ducktapehatman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009   Writer
oh awesome!! i think this is my fave one you do, you fit the character so well!! keep up the great work
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, that means a lot! <3
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alienambassador Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Two words: A - Mazing!!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, thank you! <3
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:iconexilefayt:
ExileFayt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you look absolutely gorgeous as Tifa~ *-*
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconlilylighting:
lilylighting Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
EPIC
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:iconwhite-sephira:
White-Sephira Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
That is wicked cool. You are an excellent cosplayer. Keep up the awesome work. :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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AlyonaMaksimova Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're such a beautiful Tifa.... Nyuuuuuuuu

I even have this wish to draw you again)))) ahha...
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, you're too sweet! And thank you for reminding me that I need to have a print made of the art you drew. XD
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