My name is Katherine and I am here to show you the wonderful cosplayers of the Final Fantasy community. Cosplay Spotlight last featured 2 years ago, it’s time to bring this exciting and well-loved feature back to Final Fantasy Union and I am thrilled to be doing so!
Plan of action? To feature as many Final Fantasy cosplayers as possible, of course! Don’t worry, the feature won’t be flooded with just the one character – cosplayers from all games, including upcoming, will have a chance to be featured here! As much as I’d love to turn this into a Lightning Appreciation Spotlight, rest assured there will be variety each week from all of the series.
As a cosplayer myself, I am more than excited to be leading this feature. I started cosplaying several years ago now, my first cosplay being Xion from Kingdom Hearts – but you may have seen me wandering around various conventions as Prompto Argentum from the upcoming Final Fantasy XV!
Each week, I will feature an artist or group and their work, with a short interview on what inspired their cosplay. The Final Fantasy community is full of amazingly talented cosplayers, it’s time to start showing more love to all of you!
If you would like to be featured, please do get in touch. I hope you’re as excited as I am for what’s to come in the future!
The Final Fantasy XV Cosplay
This week, we're focusing on an amazing Final Fantasy XV cosplay group all the way from Germany. The group features the 4 main boys: Prompto, Gladiolus, Ignis and our favourite sleeping Prince, Noctis. If you were at Gamescom 2015, you may remember them from the first ever Final Fantasy XV cosplay celebration!
Talking to the group, their love for Final Fantasy XV was apparent. The focus of friendship in the game is something we’re all excited for, and let’s not forget the beautiful (flying) car! There is really so much to look forward to in Final Fantasy XV, the beautiful world is something we’re all eager to explore. Although the game still has a few more months until release, we find ourselves being attached to the main characters already, even though there’s still a lot more we don’t know. I asked each member what made them want to cosplay the characters from the game.
Prompto Cosplayer: "I like characters with blonde and crazy hairstyles, his clothing is very interesting too! It was his personality that caught me by first sight, though. He’s very clumsy, weaker and more easily frightened than the others but this makes him the most human to me; I love how caring he is for the well-being of his friends and keeps his spirits up, trying to cheer everyone up when they’re down."
Gladiolus Cosplayer: "He seems to act rude and strong, but he actually has a big heart for his friends and always try to make them happy and I kind of identify myself with him. Gladiolus has many characteristic aspects."
Ignis Cosplayer: "He’s the kind of character that my friends always give to me, because I’m always in our group as the arrogant guy in the suit and glasses! I really like his intelligence and how elegant he acts, as well as the fact he dresses very smartly and looks awesome. He has this cold aura of I just care about the mission" but underneath, his friends are more important to him and that is what’s very similar to me."