Squall Leonhart is a playable character in the video game Final Fantasy VIII. Developed and published by Square Enix in the 1990’s. Squall, the main protagonist is what is known as a SeeD solider. SeeD is an elite group of soldiers that operate for Balamb Gardens. Squall meets several companions, who together join forces to defeat the sorceress known as Ultimecia.
The squall cosplay costume has some very unique pieces including his weapon of choice, the gunblade. I will add links below to the pieces required to put this squall outfit together along with descriptions of the items used.
For the Squall cosplay outfit, I went with a version I found on amazon. The squall costume includes the jacket, shirt, pants, red belt and gloves. The costume does not include the gun blade and lionheart necklace. The squall cosplay outfit is made from various materials that included pleather and spandex.
For the gun squall cosplay gunblade, I found on amazon. A beautifully custom-made gunblade. It is made from what I want only assume is a soft wood as it is quite delicate. the carving and detail are very well done. A great squall costume prop. I would not advise you sword fighting with this as it will get damaged. I did challenge a fellow cosplayer who was dressed as cloud to a duel but it declined ahahahahaha 🙂
Squall Leonhart necklace
For the squall Leonhart necklace, I acquired on Etsy. The necklace is made from sterling silver. A very nice piece looks very much like the necklace squall uses. I had purchased one on eBay but it was fake and was bent. This necklace, however, is much better. Very happy with my purchase.
For the black boots, I found a pair on amazon. I already had a pair of black boots so I didn’t purchase these. If you don’t have any black boots or even black shoes, then I have left a link below to a great pair with great reviews.