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Final Fantasy X: Tidus by behindinfinity Final Fantasy X: Tidus by behindinfinity
Final Fantasy X
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin (me) as Tidus
:camera: photography by Reskiy

Tidus costume made by me, Miguel merkymerx, Charmie, and AC.


🌀 Shoot notes:
A lot of our photos for this shoot are stylized because we were trying to get the look and feel of FFX graphics. Thought I'd share this one that's a bit more simple, to showcase the work I put into the makeup and wig styling. :)

Backdrop and lighting
The background is a set that Julia (who cosplayed Yuna with me) and I built with layers of different fabrics, and blue and white LED lights scattered around. It was a bit of a funny experience setting it up because it's the first time we attempted something like this. In the end we really liked the effect it gave! It also provided a nice diffused, blue-tinted backlight for some photos. The rest of the light setup was handled by Reskiy. It was so flattering and it makes me wish I could walk around with it and always look like a game character. Hahah! :lol:

Wig and eyebrows
My base wig already had a nice mix of blond fibers, so the extra stuff I had to sew in were just some short dark brown wefts to create the illusion of Tidus’ characteristic dark roots. I shaded my eyebrows into a shape that’s similar to his, then topped it off with light brown brow gel to make my eyebrow hairs stand out better in pictures, as well as provide a little highlight to give them more dimension and unify the colour with the wig.

Makeup
For the rest of the makeup, I looked at this render :pointer: i0.wp.com/nerdswole.com/wp-con… a lot for reference. I basically looked at the shadows and highlights on Tidus’ face and did my best to recreate them on my own face. I put on some bronzer to warm up my complexion and a highlight powder to make it look like I’ve been spending a lot of time in the sun, like Tidus.

Something I always noticed about looking at the previously mentioned reference image was that Tidus’ lips looked kinda dry and patchy, hahah. I thought it must also have something to do with being out and exposed to the elements? It seemed like a characteristic trait, so I decided to copy that as well by using some concealer and matte lip colour.

Another thing I distinctly remembered about Tidus in the game cinematics was that he had these light-colored eyebags(?) :pointer: www.finalfantasy.net/wp-conten… so I tried to recreate that by running a highlight pen under my eyes and adding some shading to emphasise the natural folds I have under there.

Although Tidus' eyes are a more subdued blue in some cinematics, I chose stark blue contact lenses based on his brighter eyes in one of my favorite shots of him :pointer: pixelattack.net/wp/wp-content/…

Cosplaying game characters like this feels really refreshing because there’s so much tone and detail I can work with, as opposed to when I’m trying to emulate the look of anime characters. I find it a lot of fun and I look forward to doing more Final Fantasy cosplay! :D


More of our FFX photos:
Final Fantasy X: Tidus and Yuna Cosplay by behindinfinity Final Fantasy X: Awkward Laugh Scene by behindinfinity Final Fantasy X: Farplane Sending by behindinfinity Final Fantasy X: Suteki da ne by behindinfinity


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:iconvbananaas:
vBananaas Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  New Deviant
omg i almost thought this was the drawn picture!! WOAHHH omg great work wow i have no words
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work!
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2016
Tidus!!
Really cool (^^)b
Congratulation for all composition!
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Slappy-Snifferdoo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm shocked that there aren't more comments!:faint: Your cosplay is incredible and the amount of research and detail that you work on is super cool. :) Keep up the amazing work!:w00t:
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FrancisJeremyXavyer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Student Writer
This is too cool! This can't be you, it's from the video game, right?
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NinDKSketch Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You look amazing! 
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KathinaGallery Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great as always Jin!!
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Dim432 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016   Writer
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
beautiful
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great cosplay!
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
I thought at first that this was a render, then I read your exposition.
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Princessvinewolf21 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student Artist
love the eye's
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SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like you better without Photoshop.
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GarranWanaki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Spot on! This looks awesome!
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