To celebrate the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on the PlayStation 4, a skilled cosplayer brought Aerith Gainsborough to life with a mind-blowing costume. The artist’s perfect re-creation of the RPG character will melt your heart.
After nearly 23 years, players are finally getting to return to Midgar as Final Fantasy 7 Remake released on April 10. The wildly-anticipated title reimagines the classic RPG from the ground up.
A talented cosplay artist transformed into one of the game’s lead heroines, Aerith. Her incredibly accurate portrayal of the flower girl will leave fans in awe, and is the perfect way to celebrate the iconic story’s rebirth.
Final Fantasy VII’s Aerith brought to life
The story follows Cloud Strife who is an ex-SOLDIER of the Shinra corporation that joins the eco-activist group Avalanche. Upon their journey to stop the destruction of the earth, the protagonist meets Aerith in the Sector 5 Slums.
Cosplayer Sophie ‘peachmilky_’ shared her detailed costume on social media, and it is one of the best takes on the Final Fantasy character that we’ve ever seen. She perfectly mimicked the heroine’s flowing braided hair.
The Tokyo-based artist teamed up with photographer ‘lukecraigphoto’, who captured her recreating the flower girl’s iconic pose from the game. The gorgeous backdrop of sakura flowers ties the whole thing together.
Sophie posted photos of the cosplay on Instagram, and in another shot gave a full view of just how faithful her costume is to the game. The outfit she wore was handmade by ‘fmanime’.
The artist really nailed Aerith’s unique fashion style – from her patterned pink dress, to her signature short red jacket. She even included the brown belts that wrap around the sleeves.
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More Aerith for you guys because I am just so excited I can't think about anything else right now!! – ?I decided to shoot Aerith in the Sakura to match her Magic and Necklace!? – Cosplay from @fmanime Photo by @lukecraigphoto I get so excited I find it hard to fall asleep. It's almost here!!!!! #ff7r
Peachmilky also recorded a video of her in character that went viral. Clasping a flower, she turns to the camera as Aerith’s theme song plays. At the time of writing, the clip has over 16.5k views.
The beloved RPG originally made its debut in 1997 on the PlayStation. After decades of waiting, fans can finally get their hands on the reimagining, as it’s now available on PS4.
Currently, there has been no official announcement of it coming to other platforms, but a recent trailer hints at a potential PC release. The Remake will come out in multiple parts, as this is the first chapter of the epic saga.