If you are into Cosplay you would have known that Japan is the best when it comes to Cosplay no matter how hard other people from different nations try to prove it. Japan simply out-cosplay everyone I have to say. Before we proceed, do you know what is Cosplay? Simply put it mean “COStum PLAY” which is a type of staging where the participants will clad costumes and related accessories to match that of a specific character. And these characters are often derived from anime, manga, novel, video games etc. You name it and the Japanese will cosplay it flawlessly.

Tifa Lockhart (Japanese: ティファ・ロックハート Hepburn: Tifa Rokkuhāto) is a fictional character in Square’s (now Square Enix) role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII. Created and designed by Tetsuya Nomura, she has since appeared in the fighting game Ehrgeiz and made cameo appearances in several other titles, as well as the CGI film sequel to Final Fantasy VII, Advent Children and related games and media in theCompilation of Final Fantasy VII series.

A member of the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE and owner of the 7th Heaven bar in the slums of Midgar, Tifa is the childhood friend of Cloud Strife, the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. Convincing him to join the group to keep him close and safe, she later assists him in saving the Planet from the game’s villain, Sephiroth. Installments in The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII later expanded upon her character, such as in the film Advent Children, where she attempts to convince Cloud to let go of his self-imposed guilt, and move on with his life after Sephiroth’s defeat.

Named the pin-up girl of the “cyber generation” by The New York Times, Tifa has been compared to Lara Croft as an example of a strong, independent and attractive female character in video games. Media have repeatedly praised both the character’s strength and appearance and described her as one of the best female characters in gaming.

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