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FFVII 10th Anniversary
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Published: January 30, 2007
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This is to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy VII's first release in Japan on 31st January 1997. I'm sticking this up a day early, as it's likely I'll completely forget to post it on the day (lack of free time with my studies), but here we go!

The twist here is that I've put the characters in American Civil War costume (and other outfits of the mid 19th century) - I thought it'd be a neat change from Yubinbasha-esque kimonos or - d'oh! - a massive birthday cake! %) Maybe they also represent the opposite views of customers after FF7's advertising hype in the States?

I am hugely welcome to comments, and thank you. :D
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Cloudyfan's avatar
Cloud would say : nice work ! ^^
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Jamie1317|Professional Writer
OMG SO GONNA COSPLAY DIS
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peannlui|Professional General Artist
If you ever do, I'd love to see some photos! :D
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RoydGriffin| General Artist
Love it!
And now it's time for the 15th anniversary!
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tennyomelime|Hobbyist Photographer
This is really rather clever. Looks like you kept Yuffie in a kimono, though. Makes sense, since she's from Wutai. :)
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peannlui|Professional General Artist
Yay, you noticed!! :dance: It's all keeping with the time period like I wanted. :nod:
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Chimeres-Mirinar's avatar
I like these clothes ! That's really better stuff that the goth-dark-SM clothes they wear in Advent Children. Cool drawing, Cloud's and Cid's expressions are great, too. Congratulations.
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windinmysails| Traditional Artist
This is such a gorgeous piece! I could look at it for hours on end. :heart: *sets as desktop background*
+fav'd!
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peannlui|Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you very much!!

I would also like to take this time to say thanks for favouriting my entire FF7 back catalogue!:hug::party:
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windinmysails| Traditional Artist
;D
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YunaHellsing's avatar
I'm so in love with this! Being a Civil War reenactor and a Final Fantasy fan means this makes me month!
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Medlilove|Student Traditional Artist
I like Vincents Bow
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ShadowDrakkon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, I found out that it is NOT the tenth anneversary of FFVII yet. If you look closely, you will see on the game box the true date. Next month. Near to my birthday!
October 9th might be the birthday of Final Fantasy VII.
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peannlui|Professional General Artist
I'm refering to the _Japanese_ release date... found here: [link]
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ShadowDrakkon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. I thought you were referring to the English release date.
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Watase's avatar
very cool idea! love vincents outfit! great job!
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peannlui|Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! :)

I modelled the costumes on what soldiers and officers wore during the American Civil War... Vincent's outfit, since he is actually older than he looks, is modelled from the American War Of Independence era. O_O
(Trivia: The Shinra are dressed as Confederates! XD)
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Aeriths back! YAY!
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peannlui|Professional General Artist
Yeah, I know. :D I've included the entire cast, dead alive and otherwise, as well as the people who've brought them to where they are today. Speaking of Aeris, did you notice the bandage around her stomach..?
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Ew... Its blood stained... Awesome.
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R-Kasahara's avatar
Heh, pretty cool! A neat idea for a piece, too :)
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Fabrimon's avatar
wow nice one!!!! super nice! FAV!!
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