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Final Fantasy Advent Children: Cloud Strife

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010


Now, you may have seen a lot of Cloud cosplays out there (and a few from this blog) but I’m neither talking about how accurate his costume nor how perfect his build is for Cloud Strike.

I’m talking about the hair.

I’ve seen many cosplayers in my life but I rarely see someone pay keen attention to the hair. Usually, hairs like Son Goku’s, Rurouni Kenshin’s, and Sephiroth’s are hard to make so they’re disregarded most of the time, save the costume. But this one really stands out among the Cloud cosplayers. Check out how pointy those things are. lol

Food for thought: I wonder how long it takes for Cloud to gel his spiky hair. Gatsby sure earns a lot from one man. lol

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife 04

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - cloud strife 04In the recent Anime Festival Asia 2009 where Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao represented Team Philippines, a famous cosplayer was among the judges and gave the sisters full marks, even though they didn’t win.

That cosplayer is known as Kaname. I recently found out that he is also the same cosplayer behind the other Cloud Strife I featured more than a year ago.

You have to admit, Kaname makes a very convincing Cloud. If anyone happens to know where his website is, I’d love to link his images back to him. Thank you!

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart 02

Sunday, July 19th, 2009


Though she plays a more minor role in Advent Children than in Final Fantasy VII, Tifa did battle against Loz and later, against Bahamut SIN. She has shorter hair than her original character design mainly because animating long hair was proven to be quite difficult.

She looks like an older, more mature version of Rinoa to be honest. But I think a few people will get mad at me for saying that. Beautiful cosplay though! And the characters for the cosplayer’s name means “little fish”, Xiao Yi. Great cosplaying!

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Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife 03

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

This is the third Cloud cosplayer I’ve seen that’s taken my breath away.

final fantasy vii 7 advent children cosplay - clous strife 03

It’s a simple shot, but very artistic. Cloud does have a tendency to go about by himself to think things through, and this is why I think this photo captures Cloud’s personality perfectly.

Nice work on this! I wonder if he used hair cement too?

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife 02

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

final fantasy vii advent children - cloud strife 02By the time Advent Children begins, Cloud had already given up his life as a mercenary and worked as a courier for the “Strife Delivery Service”. He lives in the City of Edge with Tifa, Marlene, and Denzel. It was peaceful until Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo decided to confront him and threaten the children.

Pretty! Though I’m wondering what those black feathers are doing in his hair. And isn’t that snow out? Wouldn’t it be cold in that outfit?

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

final fantasy vii 7 advent children cosplay - cloude strife

Having been affected by the Geostigma, Cloud hides his left arm where the symptoms have been appearing. The Geostigma brings back painful memories and regret, making Cloud feel unworthy to protect his new family. But with the Sephiroth’s genetic trio emerging (Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo), Cloud must take up his sword once more to keep the children safe.

Most people will agree with me that the swords are just as or more impressive than the cosplay. Great work! Thanks for sharing the picture, Monk!

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Yuffie Kisaragi

Monday, March 24th, 2008

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - yuffie kisaragi The skilled kleptomaniac of a ninja, Yuffie Kisaragi is a self proclaimed “Materia Hunter” who joins parties in order to steal their Materia, small spheres of crystallized spiritual energy. She steals with the intentions of restoring her country, Wutai, to its former glory.

Isn’t she a cute little thief? Looks like she really can’t get her hands of the Materia, since she’s holding one in the photograph. Nice cosplay!

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