Couple Uses Abandoned Church For Perfect Final Fantasy Cosplay

Couple Uses Abandoned Church For Perfect Final Fantasy Cosplay

This could have been superb even with just the clothes and the makeup, but cosplayers Malindachan and Ex-Shadow didn't stop there once they learned there's an abandoned church near their home. It became the famous Sector 5 church of Midgar from Final Fantasy VII, the perfect location for their cosplay shoot.

They're dressed as Aeris in her Advent Children costume, and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII protagonist Zack. Here's why they picked these characters (and not Cloud for example) and a bit more of the backstory:

FFVII has always had an extra-special place in my heart because it was the first RPG I ever played, and to this day it's still my favourite game of all time. About a year and a half ago I learned about this abandoned church in Gary Indiana through my friends, and it's located just roughly an hour from where I live.

It became a dream location for a cosplay shoot, and Crisis Core Aerith became a higher priority on my to-do list.

Once I had finished Crisis Core Aerith last year we did a shoot, but the image files were lost. Luckily I kept the flowers and was determined to try again with a better idea on what to expect in terms of flower bed placement and whatnot, but when the best opportunity arose to do the shoot again....the church's roof collapsed.

I was pretty devastated, but determined to make it work! Friends joked that the roof falling made it Advent Children appropriate, so I got to work immediately on Advent Children Aerith.

Couple Uses Abandoned Church For Perfect Final Fantasy Cosplay

Zack and Aerith: Sector 5 Church by Malindachan and Ex-Soldier. Photo by Joseph Chi Lin [DeviantART, via TheOmegaNerd]


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