This is Cloud cosplay, you are not looking at a video game screenshot

Final Fantasy VII Cloud cosplay Kuja Oniisan

Last year, we shared what is literally the best Final Fantasy X cosplay ever, a combination of extraordinary costumes and immaculate photography that made it look like you were viewing screenshots from the video game. Well, it seems that Final Fantasy brings out the best in cosplayers the world over, because Twitter user Kuja Oniisan has shared an incredible Final Fantasy VII Cloud cosplay that earnestly looks like a screenshot from Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation 4. But it’s not. It’s a human with outstanding crafting skills, a fog machine, and apparently just the right bone structure.

Kuja Oniisan elaborated further on Twitter about creating this Cloud cosplay: “We took this photo in my apartment, with the fog machine and some lights. It was in the middle of the night. Then there was so much smoke coming out from our windows that I’m (surprised) the neighbors didn’t call the police.” We’re all lucky for that, lest the world be robbed of this unlikely Christmas gift.

Final Fantasy VII Remake from Square Enix was easily one of the best games released this year (my personal “game of the year,” against all odds), and this Cloud cosplay is just about the best possible celebration of that. Let us know what you think of it. Then check out some more wild cosplay we’ve covered over time, such as the ultra-diesel Dragon Quest cosplayer, Bayonetta come to life, and the alluring Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!