Nerd Caliber
Nerd Lifestyle Magazine


February 25, 2014

Cosplayer Sarah Battista in Words and Images


In this article,we interview cosplayer and photographer Sarah Battista about her awesome Final Fantasy cosplay (pictures taken by Adam Howell). Together, we explore where the source of her Final Fantasy inspirations comes from.

NC: Tell us a bit about what you cosplayed at Katsucon.

Sarah: At Katsucon I cosplayed as Rikku from Final Fantasy X-2, Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Poison Ivy from Batman, and Kairi from Kingdom Hearts

NC: Share with us the construction details of your cosplay. How did you get started. What was some of your favorite and difficult moments?

Sarah: Most of my cosplays are semi-elaborate like Lightning; for example, she has so many belts and straps and bags etc. that it gets a little scary when you’re packing to go to a con. I’m always scared if I left a glove or an arm band or a purse (or my sanity, ha ha). But in my opinion it’s all worth it.

NC: Why did you choose final fantasy as your cosplay of choice? What does the series mean to you personally?

Sarah: You know, I never really played videogames that much other than Zelda or Mario. But I finally really started playing videogames about three years ago and Final Fantasy was one of the first guys I played (yes, even the old ones -sigh- lol) but the story lines are some of the most amazing and touching story lines I’ve played through in a while. They tell stories without the games, you experience everything with the characters. That’s why I chose Final Fantasy.

NC: Tell me a little about yourself. Did you have fun at Katsucon?

Sarah: Well, I’ve been cosplaying since 6th grade so about six years, but only two years seriously. I cosplay to have fun out of it, I always say. I believe anybody can cosplay, it’s all for the fun of it. It’s a chance to escape the real world and live a fantasy out (no pun intended) even if it’s just for three days. This was my first Katsucon — I’ve been to plenty other conventions but this was my first time attending Katsu. I had a great time! I met so many nice people and did a lot of photo shoots and I was even in the masquerade for the first time! I would definitely go back!


Check out the rest of her Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts photos below!

About the Author

E. Ortiz
E. Ortiz has been working as a freelance journalist, videographer and editor for almost ten years for many different organizations: from MoCCA to FUSE Music Television. Nowadays Mr. Ortiz is the brains behind Nerd Caliber and sometimes you can see him leading his team at conventions.



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