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Cosplay: Final Fantasy VII’s Baddest Boss Sephiroth Slashes our Hearts with Masamune

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Apr 11
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The One-Winged-Angel has been stealing hearts for decades, and cosplayers have recreated the iconic Final Fantasy villain with stunning effect. We’re summoning the best Sephiroth Cosplays.

For almost 25 years, the world of Final Fantasy VII has gripped its players, immersing them in an epic story for the very survival of a haunting, fantastical world. Every story needs a villain to drive it, and there is no doubt that Final Fantasy VII‘s Sephiroth is the ultimate in dark and broody antagonists. Lets dive into these powerful Sephiroth Cosplays.

Sephiroth Cosplay by Yukilefay
Sephiroth Cosplay by Yukilefay

Bad Broody Boy for LYFE

Sephiroth is one of the most iconic villains in videogame history. He has a heart wrenching (and often confusing) storyline, and has been brought back time and again in future installments of the franchise. From Advent Children to the Kingdom Hearts games, from Dissidia to the new Final Fantasy VII Reboot, Sephiroth sure does get around.

Sephiroth Cosplay by Jessy Cosplayer
Sephiroth Cosplay by Jessy Cosplayer

To Cosplay the Ultimate Thirst Trap

Sephiroth is a character recognizable from a mile away. He has signature long silver locks that defy gravity, a sword so long nobody on earth could possibly wield, and more overall beauty than you can shake a stick at. Seriously, no villain has any right to be this pretty! Partner these with his darky and broody boi leather coat, combat boots and perma-scowl worthy of Batman… and you have the poster model for every grunge boy’s fantasies. Add all of this up with an indelible will and a hyper focus (see what I did there) on conquering the world… and there’s Sephiroth.

With a sword that big, he MUST be compensating for something…

Leon Chiro’s use of makeup and wigs to carve out unrealistic features is entirely captivating. His use of humor to bring out the best in his characters is hilarious. Pair that with his top of the line fitness focus, and you have a wicked adaptation of Sephiroth. His gorgeous recreation of Sephiroth and his partnership with probably the most gripping cosplay and fantasy photographer on the planet (@EOS Andy) are so stunning that they will stay with you forever. These inspired the basis of this week’s cosplay feature.

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro

Wherefore Art Thou, Sephiroth?

Though Sephiroth is such a powerhouse in the Final Fantasy (and overall videogame villainy) field, Sephiroth cosplays are not as prominent as one would think! The character is challenging and nuanced both as a character and as a costume build. With hair that just won’t quit, it requires a high level of styling technique to achieve his specific look. Can you imaging trying to get into a convention with THAT monstrosity of a sword? How would you even travel with that? Insanity, pure insanity.

Sephiroth Cosplay by NanjoKoji

This week we’ve assembled a powerhouse list of Sephiroth Cosplays for your enjoyment. Today, we have have the full gamut. The ultimate fitness cosplayer, a chameleon lady who can truly become ANYBODY, a fluid cosplayer who defies classification, and more. You get it all in one cosplay feature- enjoy the battle between the Sephiroth Cosplays!

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
And it’s Hojo of Shinra that produced these monsters. Mutated living organisms produced by Mako energy. That’s what these monsters really are.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
After a long sleep the time, time has… come… …Who are you?

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Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
“Only death awaits you all, but do not fear. For is it through death that a new spirit energy is born. Soon, you will live again as a part of me.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
“Cloud, lend me your strength. Let us defy destiny together.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
“What I want, Cloud, is to sail the darkness of the cosmos with this planet as my vessel, just as my mother did long ago. Then one day we’ll find a new planet. And on its soil, we’ll create a shining future.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
“On your knees. I want you to beg for forgiveness.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
 “I will… never be a memory.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
“I want to take you back to your real self. The one who gave me the Black Materia that day……”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
“At the end of their harsh, hard journey, they would find the Promised Land and supreme happiness. But, those that disliked the journey appeared. Those who stopped their migrations built shelters and elected to lead an easier life.”

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Sephiroth Cosplay by Leon Chiro
“I will meld with it all. I will become one with it…… it will become one with me.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Yukilefay

Sephiroth Cosplay by Yukilefay
“I am always by your side. Come. Splendid. A treasure house of knowledge… Look well. At that which adds to the knowledge of… I am becoming one with the Planet.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Yukilefay
“Ha, ha, ha……my sadness? What do I have to be sad about? I am the chosen one. I have been chosen to be the leader of this Planet.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Yukilefay
“How does it feel? It’s your first time in your hometown in a long time right? So how does it feel? I wouldn’t know because I don’t have a hometown.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Yukilefay
“The knowledge and wisdom of the Ancients is held in the materia. Anyone with this knowledge can freely use the powers of the land and the Planet. That knowledge interacts between ourselves and the Planet, calling up magic.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Jessy Cosplayer

Sephiroth Cosplay by Jessy Cosplayer
“How can there be any meaning in the memory of such a being? What I have shown you is reality. What you remember, that is the illusion.”

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Sephiroth Cosplay by Jessy Cosplayer
“Whether your words…are lies created to deceive me… or the truth that I have sought all my life… It makes no difference. You will rot.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by Jessy Cosplayer
“Remember who brought this pain upon you.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by NanjoKoji

Sephiroth Cosplay by NanjoKoji
“Let us see who is the best warrior.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by NanjoKoji
“Can you stop me? Everything returns to the planet. I want you to beg for forgiveness. Into the depths of darkness. All becomes one with me.”

Sephiroth Cosplay by NanjoKoji
“Open a new door. Stop pretending you’re sad. I…will never be a memory. Only the chosen may survive.”

“I admit you’re very skilled… But apparently, Cloud is the only one who can eliminate me. Tell Cloud to come here. Tell him Sephiroth is looking to settle things.”

~Join us next week for more Cosplay Coverage~

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