Tifa Lockhart Will Make You Beat Rush
This Tifa Lockhart cosplay was my first cosplay I ever did an official photo shoot of in 2012. It was also the shoot which put me on the map (so to say) as a cosplayer. Is this a game accurate costume? No. It is meant to be Tifa in real life, but done in a way that makes her look unreal. I really didn’t have much experience putting together things like this at the time. Her usual gloves would have been a put too cartoonish for this shoot. This cosplay attempt was also before I knew how to work with foam so I omitted her arm armor completely. This was also back when I was still beginning to learn to use photoshop and you can probably tell. I feel my poor skill and inexperience actually added to these images in a sense by making them feel more unreal and like a video game. The location Sam found for me was PERFECT!!! We shot outside of some big water refinery in LA. We learned you can’t actually go into or get near a water refinery in the city without a lot of proper clearance (we tried). Still the refinery in the background looks so much like Midgar!! Will I redo this cosplay and shoot? Well with the pending release of the FFVII remake I most certainly must!