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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.

For the rest of the makeup, I looked at this render :pointer:… 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:… 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:…

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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vBananaas Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
omg i almost thought this was the drawn picture!! WOAHHH omg great work wow i have no words
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work!
Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2016
Really cool (^^)b
Congratulation for all composition!
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:
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?
NinDKSketch Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You look amazing! 
KathinaGallery Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great as always Jin!!
Dim432 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016   Writer
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great cosplay!
paws4thot Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
I thought at first that this was a render, then I read your exposition.
Princessvinewolf21 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student Artist
love the eye's
SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like you better without Photoshop.
GarranWanaki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Spot on! This looks awesome!
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Submitted on
June 1, 2016
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
100 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 12, 2016, 5:44:39 PM
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 (Macintosh)
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