When Final Fantasy VII Advent Children was being developed, director Takeshi Nozue had some difficulty in developing a framework for Tifa’s body that needed to be “balanced, yet showed off her feminine qualities”. Her outfit was also redesigned to emphasize on expressing those qualities while being pleasing to the eye. Lastly, Tifa’s hairstyle was cut short due to the difficulty of animating her dolphin tail tipped hair, as well as problems that arose due to its black color and lighting.
Unwound Ribbon is our 9th Tifa cosplayer who wore her costume in this year’s Anime Expo. She has several action shots available on her deviant art as well, so please take some time to visit her gallery! Thanks again for allowing me to post this!