Cosplay: FFX2 – Pain (Berserker)
September 18, 2009
I tend to find that FFX and X2 cosplays are a bit overwhelming. Partially because everyone, and I mean everyone, cosplays Final Fantasy and also partially because it’s one of the top ‘makeshift’ cosplays that people are bound to scew up or half-ass. Therefore I’ll be featuring all of the really unique and different FFX2 cosplays well before I feature the classic outfits of FFX and FFX2. So I hope you enjoy my first FFX(2) feature again proving that indeed you don’t have to be asian to do amazing cosplays. This cosplay is definitely one of my top rated within my collection. The details are insanely accurate from the headpiece, to the fabric print, and to the claws. I don’t know if this was created by the model featured here or by a professional company, but in any case both model and costume are top notch.
I will be completely honest, I’ve never played any of the Final Fantasy games. I’ve watched over 10 hours of gameplay courtesy of my beloved childhood friend (studying to be a video game character designer) so I know the basic gist of the story. This here is Pain from the FFX2 series in Berserker dress sphere form. Both Yuna and Riku have a version of this very interesting outfit (I have an AMAZING Berserker Riku to feature later on). According to a quick google search, the Berserker feature allows you to have an increased attack power but takes away your control of the character. An interesting trade-off that I’m not sure is entirely worth the trouble. I’d probably just get the dress sphere for looks and not so much use.