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Cloud Strife -Advent Children by LiKovacs Cloud Strife -Advent Children by LiKovacs
:star: Find more on my Facebook page! :star:

photo by my dad at consplayers.com

Its not Link, I know. but cloud is cool tooo! heheh, but not as cool as link 'cough' :dance:
I was finally able to wear this at Anime Expo 2006. Im happy I finally got it done. hehe i wonder how many people actually recognized me with shades on. that was my point since it was a secret costume :D
Ive wanted to make a cloud costume since final fantasy vii, but i kept holding off. reason.....the hair. XD. And I actually started doing research as soon as Advent Children was first introduced. Got more excited after the movie came out, But it was this year I finally got around to making it. The navy vest is very comfortable lol :D
So much went into this costume, this is the first costume that I own that is not entirely made by me, i had the help of such wonderfull friends. But heheh we made a trade, I made something for their costumes in return :D.
I made the entire sewing part of the costume including the Cloudy Wolf shoulder armor emblem was sculpted by me, and I made the boots and altered the shades. The sword (which is currently wrapped KH style in this pic) and shoulder armor was made by my friend Jake, and in return i made him some cloud boots ^^. The wig was made by Ramen and Rice and it came out so awesome, but due to a color dyeing accident i had to hose wash the entire thing TT_TT, completely washing out the dye and i tried to put the spikes back in and i wanted to make them look fluffy, and i also added a few more spikes here and there. So I basically had to restyle the whole wig myself. We made them a goofy shield to go with their awesome goofy and donald costumes *omg they both looked so good*

Those of you who keep asking if the sword is wrapped in toilet paper..seriously *shakes head*. You can see that it stretches right? toilet paper does not stretch, and note the width of it too, please put two and two together. It's not difficult. These questions are rather annoying. If you haven't noticed already, it's bandage. The EXACT same stuff i wear as ordon link.

Anyway. This is one of my favorite close up pics. and i really love how everything looks. The vest was a pain in the butt, but i like how it came out. The shades came out pretty nifty too.
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:iconbiosaiyan:
Biosaiyan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Where can I buy that wig
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:iconlikovacs:
LiKovacs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm sure you can find something similar online. This was a regular wig that was cut and styled to what it is in the pic.
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nasexsavkifs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Wow, this is really good.
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Cloud-Kira Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Waw, that were one of the cosplay pictures of Cloud I had in my "FFVII" folder since I have computer with internet (~2008) I never know who it was :iconishipthemsohardplz:. I'm amazed ≧▽≦ 
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CloudyWolf77 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Awesome wig, where did you get it?
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Karebear-4ever Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Did people seriously think it was toilet paper? XD
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:iconxkirameku-lunaix:
xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahmygosh I was wondering who the cosplayer of this was! :D
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:iconlikovacs:
LiKovacs Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's me in the photo. :)
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xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeah I found this pic long ago on google images but didn't know you had a DA account so I could find the source. Glad I found it though. XD
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Booberryz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love it!!
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midna12345678910 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
hey need help!!!!!!!!!! what did u use for the shirt? can not find anything like it!! where did u find the fabric for it! oh and the pants, what did u use? i have few ideas butwhat do u think would work best?
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MizukiChan00 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is super duper great!!!~
I love this so much kupo!~
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Z-code Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
wait and you are A GIRL :iconwthplz:
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SephirahCresent Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=O Go Cloud
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metrojosh Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
if i wanted to pay you for the exact same outfit (minus the wig, sword, boots, and pants) so basically the vest with the pauldron and arm cover how much would it cost? this is the most realistic one and I want to wear this as normal apparel on any given day... can you help me?
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Lylaforlovers Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
holy.crap.
you look exactly the same O_O
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KarenCooper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Love it!
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AkiraHoshine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I was there on that I think second floor when the Final Fantasy shoot was happening in A-X '06.

I totally loved your outfit and the wig was just perfect. Wonderful job and I am happy I got to see this in person :)
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electricknite Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
did you knit the vest yourself?
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AmericanBeauty87 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there...like...anyway I could PAY you to make a wig like that for me? (Going as Cloud this Halloween). I am DEAD serious!! Or PAY you $$$ to make the ENTIRE costume for me (or at least PAY you to get the secrets to make it)? Minus the sword. Again, I am DEAD serious. Please let me know! This is simply...amazing! :-o
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OMNICRON8000 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   General Artist
Perfect hair is perfect
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soul-eater17 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
you look so freaking amazing dude
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Kazuma36 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Can you tell me how to get a wig that accurate. i have everything but the wig because people keep making these super spiked wigs that make cloud look retarded. this wig is amazing. so any info on how to get it would be helpful. seriously, i have everything, i went so far as to get an extremely accurate stainless steel buster sword that is a total of like 7 ft. long and weighs a shit load.
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Black-White-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is BY FAR thee BEST Cloud Strife cosplay I have EVER seen!
My friend from Germany just told me about how she stumbled upon this picture on Google, and I thought to myself I MUST see it, and lucky me! I found it here on dA!
You're an AMAZING cosplayer! This is just... UNREAL.
Amazing job.
; u ;
<3<3

PLEASE MARRY ME. AND MY FRIEND ANJA. c':
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
you look like you just walked right out of Advent Children. :eyepopping:
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vizard230 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
GREAT JOB!!! All of your costumes are AMAZING! Keep up the fantastic cosplaying!
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:iconjasira:
Jasira Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hair is PERFECT.
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:iconrinn-sama:
Rinn-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a great cosplay!
And the costume looks amazing! What wonderful work~! :)
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greengrass29 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
how did u get ur hair like tht??? u look awesome ^ ^
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AkatsukiKoneko Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
OMG @_@ this is the awesomest cosplay i've seen lol ur a amazing cosplayer x3
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:iconsaya-chan90:
Saya-chan90 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Dude, you are my most fav. cloud cosplayer ever.. Keep on Cosplaying and More power to you!
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Sapphire-Lynx4 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:drool: wat? :la::la: is just awesomeeeeenessss :iconhawtplz:
the fangirls r gonna kill you...count me as one-KIDIIN'!:icongiddyplz:
i just :heart: love your pics
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Fluffy-Pixel-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
this is the best cos of cloud *//////////*
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Fatal-Frame-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
;DD that is THE BEST
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Kuro21BlackHawk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
For a second there, I thought this was real... O.O I think this is the best Cloud cosplay I've ever seen.
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wolvesofzelda Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
best cloud cosplay ever!
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tallycat2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
amazing love the sword ( it looks nothing like toilet paper :) also I really like the face expression :)
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:iconsamiinction:
samiinction Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the wigs just like Cloud's! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconwindawayxx:
WindAwayXx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I giggled, a bit, when I opened up this picture X3
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:iconwindawayxx:
WindAwayXx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
What the hell.. I wrote this on a picture, not here.. D:
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TimberWulfe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GODZZZ!!!!!!!!! I LOVE CLOUD!!!!!!!! :squee:
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Petrie27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
TOILET PAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconarisa-kiwi:
Arisa-Kiwi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
This is the best Advent Children Cloud I've seen (and the pose is almost the same as my wall scroll).

What fabric did you use for the vest?
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ShadowStormEX Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow u r good at this can u make me one too
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Foxyvulpixie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, this is HAWT.
I see this picture everywhere. I'm so glad I found the source ;D
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Aynelle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Wee~! This was published in the book Otacool vol. 2! >w<
Yay it looks niiice 8D
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Wingedthing1026 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student
Oh boy do I have a question for you!

I have to go as Cloud to my friend's birthday party (Comic Con) and I need a costume. I have a shirt i can use, but I need total help with the shoulder armor and sword. What did you do to make it? That's really it I've got/bought everything else from other costumes and stuff. Any advice? Thank you so much!!!
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benn232 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
omg i love this!! where did you get the bandage?
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Aenigmatista Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One of the best cosplays I've ever seen!
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Gwyredig Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks exactly like Cloud. Wicked super-special-awesomeness.
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