A few days ago an article popped up in my Facebook memories, concerning the garb of a certain Final Fantasy hero and how utterly outlandish it was. Regardless what you think of this character, it’s hard to argue with that logic, nor am I against calling out fashion faux pas wherever they might happen to fall.
Also, just to note, I’m extremely picky about my parody. If you’re going to make fun of something, do it in a way that isn’t just bashing it. Good parody will poke at the known ridiculous aspects of a work without vilifying its value. I’ve seen too many parody/satire sites that miss the mark and go overboard with it. They’re not poking fun, they’re making fun, and while it can be nuanced, there is a difference. The linked above does the former and is quite amusing.
Anyway, the article put me in the mind of a pair of questions, the first of which I’ll post this week, and the second, which will be posted next (you will never guess what the second question is…)
Who is best dressed Final Fantasy character?
I need to think about this one for a moment, because I don’t just want automatically go with my default
*checks Pinterest and the Google*
Alright, I have a winner, but there were more runners up than I’d thought, and like so many of my posts, this became far more involved than I’d planned it to be.
Final Fantasy IV
She has spikes on her epaulets, which are usually reserved for villains, yet it doesn’t take away from her white mage aesthetic. The one question/uncertainty I do have concerns whether or not that’s her underwear we’re seeing…
She looks like a fairy princess and kind of is, considering the king and queen of the Feymarch pretty much adopted her.
Final Fantasy VI
Her general’s garb is so elegant, and yes, she could still lay you to waste and not muss her outfit for the evening.
Final Fantasy VII
I’m a goth myself, so my hot general running around in leather bondage gear looking like a runway model is what my dreams are made of ♥♥♥ Plus, you just can’t go wrong with black and silver.
Final Fantasy VIII
A leather jacket lined in wolf’s (?) fur is never going to go out of style (so long as the fur is faux in real life).
The long coat with the Templar crosses is some fashionable foreshadowing to his romantic dream of becoming the Sorceress’s Knight.
Final Fantasy IX
Everyone’s outfit in FFIX is pretty freaking ridiculous. Zidane is wearing cuffs with no sleeves, Kuja is rocking a thong, I don’t know what the fuck Eiko is wearing, and we’re not even going to talk about Quina, but Beatrix once again shows that generals know how to dress.
Final Fantasy X
Belts for a skirt in a fur lined dress paired with pale skin, that hair, purple lips, and the attitude make for one bad ass combination.
Her outfit is almost the polar opposite of Lulu’s: modest where the mage is revealing, youthful where Lulu is mature.
Final Fantasy XII
The most Han Solo character of the Final Fantasy universe, he’s kicking ass and taking names with that vest (the story should’ve focused on him and Fran, speaking of…)
Fran pretty much allowed us to see bunnies as sexy, though I suppose arguably Playboy did that already. Fran did it better, and more literally. Have you fucking seen her shoes??
And the winner is…
Final Fantasy VI
Setzer owns his own floating casino and frequents the opera (mostly due to his obsession with the mezzo soprano Maria). It’s a requirement that he be well dressed, and the garb of the gambler proves how well he does at hiding his true hand.
Obviously this is all subject to my opinion, illustrious though it might be ;p Who do you think is the best dressed Final Fantasy character? Let’s discuss in the comments!