Selphie Tilmitt
Final Fantasy 8

Cosplayer: Pandora-Chi

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Ayacon 2011

27th July 2011: NEW BOOTS!!! :D Even though I was attached to the other pair, I found some that I felt would be an ok replacement with Selphie's cosplay - the colour or the shapes not exactly accurate but it's about the right height and comes with a buckle on top :D - I also threw on the entire outfit with my nunchaku not only to show how the boots look with the outfit but for fun cos I ADORE this cosplay <3 <3

16th July 2011: Nunchaku complete I has my first prop weapon :D

7th July 2011: Nunchaku progress Seeing how proud I was for completing the dress, I needed the weapon to make it FULLY complete - just put together in 1 hr, my fantastic dad did this for me even though I don't think he knew what it was for ^^;;; all I have to do is paint it which a part of me thinks my dad would propbably do that as he's a slight perfectionist with painting lol If I enjoy the masquerade experiance from LFCC, I'll enter this cosplay for the Hyper Japan square enix contest ^_~

23rd June 2011: Wig styled Seeing as how I'm inexperienced with wig styling and how my friend insisted, she did the wig for me AGAIN XD I think the finished outcome looks fantastic and couldn't be more greatful towards her -^^- While some cosplayers followed the game art, she just went with a realistic curled effect which I think works just as well <3

23rd June 2011: Base wig As I was finished with Souseiseki, I recycled the wig for Selphie ^^;

22nd June 2011: Necklace I knew Selphie wore a necklace but had no clue what charm hung from it - As I was browsing through photos of Selphie cosplays and any reference art, I came to a conclusion ... there is no definite charm so I searched my room for any kind of charm and found a four leaf clover - so I used this on a chain I already had

22nd June 2011: Back view complete Added the tab and pockets at the back - now I am very happy with the dress :)

22nd June 2011: pockets! As I can't sew in a straight line, I made these terrible pockets... at first I wanted them to be more curved around the edges but they somehow became straight...meh! they'll do XD

21st June 2011: Dress front complete After leaving the zip to dry over night, I sewed it onto the dress and punched in the silver studs at the top - still have to do the back such as sewing the white label and make pockets but I am really proud of it :D

20th June 2011: Zip Zip arrived huzzah!! .... until I opened it and realised it was a brass coloured ¬¬ but as I had a can of silver enamel spray paint at hand, I fixed this XD
Left: Original colour
Right: After spray painting

19th June 2011: Boots! The footwear would always be one thing I hate bout cosplays in terms of finding the exact pair! >.< But luckily, I had an old pair of boots which I hardly wear anymore and realized the shape was kinda similar - so I used acrylic to paint the base - I don't think I'll add the brown strap on top though as I don't have any scrap piece for that

18th June 2011: Straps Seeing as how I had to wait for the zip to arrive, I started making the straps - afterwards, I then had to loop the buckle round it ... this next bit sounds a bit stupid but I actually had no idea how to ^^;;; so I sat there fiddling with this for about 30 mins (I kid you not XD) til I finally got it lol

13th June 2011: Dress base After cutting everything out, I sewed the dress together - now I have a base for it - it is indeed a little stiff and (hopefully) fit to my shape - just need the zip to hold it in place - also, I decided to cut out the white square and test on the back of her dress

12th June 2011: Dress preparation Ok seeing as how the internet went down for 5 days, I had no choice but to sew something ^^;; I decided to give Selphie's dress a go - it definitely consisted of several panels - upon looking at some refs, some people have done about 8 panels and others, 12 or so... seeing as how I'm lazy I decided to do the minimum number - so I spent the day cutting out 24, yes 24 panels ... 8 for he fabric, 8 for the interfacing and 8 for the lining... I was so damn sleepy after that...

11th June 2011: Reference collage A small art, game and figurine reference - couldn't be asked to screen cap the back shots but know she has pockets and a tab :3


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- - 24th June 2010
Ooo you could totally cosplay this with me sometimes :) i'm doing Rinoa sometime ^^
And my friends doing squall

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Pandora-Chi - 24th June 2010
OOOhhh that is a wicked suggestion! Not sure when I'll get to doing Selphie though ^^;; but I like the idea ^_~

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InfiniteJester - 30th July 2010
aww be cool to see this!

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White Leviathan - 22nd March 2011
I think you should do this for Kita!

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Pandora-Chi - 22nd March 2011
I so wish I can attend Kita as her >.< But would be great to get a FF8 group together for another con =b - I think you should go through with being Squall - it'll be epic!

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BabemRoze - 14th June 2011
YAY! Piccies with you are a muuuuust!

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Pandora-Chi - 16th June 2011
Yes definitely my dear! -^^- Just have to wait for the zip to arrive so that I can hopefully be able to complete the dress x

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rosieroo - 16th June 2011
cant wait to see this x

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FusionRose - 21st June 2011
Progress is epic! <3 You are going to make such a pretty selphie ^_^ x.

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FuriePhoenix - 21st June 2011
loving your progress of Selphie!

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BabemRoze - 21st June 2011
OMG the dress looks amazing!!! xx

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SamanthaKaiba - 21st June 2011
the dress looks beautiful....nice work

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Tsuchinoko - 22nd June 2011
Looks great so far, looking forward to seeing this ^_^

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InfiniteJester - 22nd June 2011
o wow u made this so fasttt and it looks great!

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FuriePhoenix - 23rd June 2011
wig look great!

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FusionRose - 23rd June 2011
You look so awesome!!!! One of the best selphies i've ever seen <3 x.

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Numta - 23rd June 2011
I have to agree with FusionRose - You make a truely epic Selphie!

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Tsuchinoko - 23rd June 2011
Yey, congrats on your first Final Fantasy cosplay!
I love the shot of you jumping down the steps ^_^

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j_mercuryuk - 23rd June 2011
Nice Selphie, you look really cute :D The dress looks great!

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amayhun - 23rd June 2011
wow, you look so cute! :)
Great cosplay, the wig looks great ^^

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CrystalNeko - 24th June 2011
Awwwwwh, so cute!!! I love the jumping one :3
You've made this incredibly quickly!!

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Freyarule - 24th June 2011
Wooow! This looks so amazing, well done! :D

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Pandora-Chi - 24th June 2011
Awww thanks so much for all these wonderful comments everyone ^^ I didn't expect so many but they really do mean so much to me *bows*
@kila - lol I didn't realise I worked that fast on it - I thought it was slow but I guess compared to my previous cosplays, it was VERY quick XD
@tsuchinoko - I'm so happy I've finally done a FF cosplay (even though it wasn't the hardest) ^^;; but thank you!
@furiephopenix and amayhun - I'll be sure to tell my friend bout the great job she did on the wig - She'll be damn happy :3
@Fi - Thank you so much ^^ I'm kinda surprised at myself for sewing the dress that quickly but it felt so REFRESHINGLY easy after my last couple of cosplays LOL and about the shot in the air, it actually only took about 5 shots to get that - I was surprised how my friend captured it but I like it! <3

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FuriePhoenix - 24th June 2011
Selphie looks GREAT!!! You look so cute as her in the photos!!

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Anonymous - 24th June 2011
This is such a lovely Selphie, very cute, and I particularly like the jumping shot.

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BabemRoze - 24th June 2011
OMG YOU'RE SO EFFING ADORABLE!!!! *squeeze!*

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SamanthaKaiba - 24th June 2011
you make such a beautiful Selphie...love the pictures

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sjbonnar - 28th June 2011
What a cute Selphie ^_^

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InfiniteJester - 28th June 2011
so adorable!

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SamanthaKaiba - 17th July 2011
The weapon is amazing...great job...

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Anonymous - 22nd July 2011
You look so cute! ;) Lovely pictures! :)

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Captain_Marvelous - 9th September 2011
The wig is perfect! you suit her so much!