Squall dumps Rinoa, marries White Mage instead


Level Up in matrimony with a Final Fantasy wedding

I have to admit: as much as my husband and I both adore a certain long-running JRPG series, it didn't occur to either of us to make our 2012 wedding ceremony Final Fantasy-themed. We did think of making it Persona-themed, but we figured that ten minutes of us screaming "I'm YOU! And you're ME!" back and forth might have made the out-of-town guests uncomfortable. At any rate, a couple in the Philippines has now topped us for otaku nuptials cred, since Youtube user jeanbilius has uploaded video proof of herself and her now-husband getting married in cosplay as FFVIII's Squall Leonhart and a (FFI?) White Mage.

Now the video is charming and both the bride and groom look radiant, but I have to say: the lack of Rinoa disturbs me. Apparently the groom isn't a big fan of Rinoa and prefers the more support-oriented White Mage, but when I see a Squall, I expect to see a certain brunette freedom fighter/ sorceress next to him, you know what I'm saying? They could've had so much fun with the cosplay too, like giving her feathery wings from her Angel Wing Limit Break and hiring a corgi for a day to play Angelo; they could have even put the rings in a little box around his neck and pretended he Angelo Searched for them.

Darnit, now I'm just regretting that I didn't do a Final Fantasy VIII-themed wedding myself. We could have played Liberi Fatali while I walked down the aisle and had little cactaur and moomba hors d'oeuvres and everything. Guys, don't make the same mistake I did: start planning your FF weddings now. If you don't have a special girl or guy yet, just start looking for someone that best matches your canon partner from whatever Final Fantasy game you want to cosplay; you can work out the details later. And if you want to cosplay as FFX's Auron, be aware that Rikku must be your bride-- look, it's in the game, folks! I can't make this stuff up!

[Via Kotaku]

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