Cosplayer perfects Tifa Lockhart to celebrate Final Fantasy VII Remake - Dexerto
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Cosplayer perfects Tifa Lockhart to celebrate Final Fantasy VII Remake

Published: 11/Apr/2020 18:44

by Daniel Cleary

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With the release of Final Fantasy VII’s Remake finally upon us, cosplayer Vampy left fans blown away with an incredible portrayal of the fan-favorite character, Tifa Lockhart.

Fans have been anticipating the release of the improved Final Fantasy VII for over five years since it was first teased, as many were too eager to return to action in Midgar.

Despite the game release being delayed by just over a month, many celebrated the April 10 release of the classic PlayStation title with incredible artwork and cosplays to mark the occasion.

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Tifa Lockhart is one of the most popular characters in the Final Fantasy series.

Among those celebrating the latest Final Fantasy game was Vampy, who decided to bring back one of her former cosplays, recreating fan-favorite character Tifa Lockhart or “Lockheart” ahead of April 10.

Lockheart, who is a childhood friend and love interest of the protagonist, Cloud Strife, is one of the few playable characters in FF7R, and is often considered by cosplayers for her unique style and personality within the series.

Vampy shared her incredible attempt at recreating Tifa’s recognizable black-and-white outfits with her followers, praised for bringing the fierce bruiser to life.

“Happy Final Fantasy 7 Remake day!” she expressed, ”showing some love to my forever love Tifa Lockhart.”

The cosplayer demonstrated her incredible attention to detail with every aspect of the outfit, even creating matching elbow guards and gloves for Tifa’s signature look.

 

Vampy is not the only Tifa fan who has cosplayed the popular character, however, as Twitch streamer Jinnytty also attempted to recreate the FF7R star but was unfortunately met with backlash from trolls despite her best efforts.

With the launch of Final Fantasy 7’s Remake officially underway, cosplays, such as the incredible take on Tifa from Vampy, will surely add even more hype to the release of the classic title.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer captures Toph’s elegant side

Published: 21/Oct/2020 1:03

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer brought the Last Airbender’s Toph Beifong to life with a stunning costume. The artist captured the earthbender’s regal look before she joined team Avatar.

Avatar first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, and has since become a cultural phenomena. Despite releasing 15 years ago, the animation has seen a major revival in popularity in 2020 after Netflix added it to its service back in April.

Fans of the series can’t seem to get enough of the blind earthbender, Toph. To celebrate the beloved character, a talented cosplayer re-created the heroine’s elegant Beifong estate look from Book 2.

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Toph may be blind, but that doesn’t stop her.

Avatar cosplayer re-creates Toph’s elegant side

In Season 2 of the show, Avatar Aang needs to find an earthbending master. The monk ends up discovering a blind fighter in the Earth Kingdom named Toph, who uses her feet to see and feel the ground beneath her.

While the heroine is rough around the edges for a lot of the show, she actually comes from a very wealthy family. Capturing Toph’s regal costume from her introduction episode, cosplayer ‘rionafae‘ transformed into the character on Instagram.

The artist nailed the earthbender’s Beifong estate look, perfectly re-creating her flowing green and patterned dress. She even included the character’s intricate flowered headband which keeps her long black hair up and tidy.

The post immediately gained attention on the social media platform, gaining over 14k likes at the time of writing. The cosplayer could easily be mistaken for a live-action film version of the earthbender.

In another photo, Riona gave viewers a full look at her outfit. Mirroring a pose from the animation, the artist depicts Toph’s regal side when living with her family. The picture is put next to fanart of the Avatar character by ‘aireenscolor‘ to show accurate her costume really is.

This isn’t the first time rionafae has dressed up as an Avatar character. In September, she went viral when pulling off the perfect re-creation of Princess Azula’s squad member, Mai.

Those wanting to watch it the critically acclaimed animation can catch all episodes on Netflix right now. Its sequel, The Legend of Korra, is also on the streaming service.