Sunday, 10 November 2013

How to Cosplay as Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII is widely regarded as one of the best RPGs of all time, and that's even taking into account the aged graphics of the PS1. One of my favorite things about the game was its strong cast of female characters, from the gentle and feminine Aeris to the tough and hard punching Tifa. This post is for the Tifa Lockhart fans out there who want to dress up as her for a convention or party - lets look at the basics you'll need to pull off the look. Oh, if you are shopping from the UK or EU, go here for Tifa costumes.

Fantasy Girl Costume
Video Game Super Hero Costume
First of all, to cosplay as the character you'll need Tifa's outfit. On the right is a costume based on the outfit she wore in the game. This cute outfit comes with the tank top, the mini skirt, the belt, the snap on suspenders and the gloves. Unfortunately it doesn't come with Tifa's shoes, but awesomely enough, Cosplay House makes replica version of her shoes from the games which you can find here. With those you pretty much have a complete outfit.

If that costume is outside of your budget and you want an alternative and cheaper way to put this particular Tifa Lockhart costume together, I would recommend a combination of this skirtthis tank topthese suspendersthese brown fingerless gloves and these black fingerless gloves. If you can find a miniature shield  or buckler to stitch onto one elbow, all the better, but the costume should be very recognizable even without it. This combo should look just as good, and you save a bit of money in the process. Pretty neat!

Jamcos Final Fantasy VII Cosplay Tifa Outfit Costume
The second option for cosplaying as Tifa is with this costume, based on her outfit in Final Fantasy Advent Children (which is an awesomely fun movie by the way, see it if you haven't). It comes with the vest, the jacket, the unique shorts, a belt, a pair of gloves, and cuffs. The Tifa Lockhart replica shoes will also go well with this costume.

Tifa Lockhart Wig
Once you have the perfect costume to dress up with, you'll need to style your hair like Tifa's. If you aren't lucky enough to have long black hair, fret not because you can pick up a wig like the one on the left to replicate the look pretty well. 

There you go, one awesome Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy cosplay for conventions and Final Fantasy themed parties. I hope you found everything you need, and have a lot of fun dressing up! If you liked this post and want to see more ideas, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for even more costumes and cosplay ideas for women. There's lots more Final Fantasy costumes under the Video Games section. 


  1. Thank you very much ! I'm intending to cosplay Tifa et and it's so hard to find the right clothes in shops.

    1. I'm still working on it though, it has to be ready for July :)