Variant: Swimsuit

I assembled this cosplay for a Final Fantasy VII group at the Boston Cosplay Beach Gathering 2008 and reprized it for the pool gathering at Anime Boston 2009.

Basic Info

  • Completed: September 2008
  • Debut: Boston Cosplay Beach Gathering 2008
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time Spent: >1 hour
  • Estimated Cost: $7 (approx.)
  • Materials Used: Lycra-Spandex, Vinyl, Metal


  • ♥~Bikini Top~♥
  • I used a white bikini top from another swimsuit I already owned that had been a gift from my boyfriend. I liked the top together with the black bottoms especially because of the black embroidery on the top tied the top & bottoms together.

  • ♥~Bikini Bottoms~♥
  • I bought a pair of black swimsuit bottoms at a greatly discounted price new with tags.


  • ♥~Suspenders & Belt~♥
  • I used the suspenders and the belt from my regular Tifa cosplay. The suspenders & belt are faux-leather with metal hardware. I used sheet metal to make the metal accenting.

  • ♥~Earrings~♥
  • I used the earring from my regular Tifa cosplay. I hand made the earrings at a local bead/jewelry store, they are sterling silver.

  • ♥~Bracelet~♥
  • The bracelets are metallic silver plastic braclets that I found at Target for $1/each.

  • ♥~Sandals~♥
  • I wore a pair of chunky black flip-flops.


  • ♥~Beachball~♥
  • I also had a purple beach ball that we joked was a giant "Independent Materia" XD


  • ♥~Wig~♥
  • I used my AC Tifa wig since I didn't want to wreck my FFVII wig on the windy beach.

  • Brand: Beverly Johnson
  • Style: Jazzelle
  • Color: 2
  • Styling Time: 30 minutes (approx.)


Boston Cosplay Beach Gathering 2008: Photos taken by *Shiva* & Sephygoth (using *Shiva*'s camera)
feat. *Shiva* as Red XIII