Valentine’s Day Couples Contest Entry: Leon & ValNika as Squall Leonheart & Rinoa Heartilly (Final Fantasy VIII)

Here is one of the entries for our Valentine’s Day Couples Contest! Leon and ValNika are cosplaying as Squall Leonheart and Rinoa Heartilly respectively from the game Final Fantasy VIII! Although neither cosplayer used a wig from EpicCosplay, we have some recommendations that would work well for each of those characters. For Squall, we would recommend styling our Apollo Wig in Light Brown. For Rinoa, we would recommend using our Theia Wig in Black. Read on to learn more about these cosplayers!

Theia Wig in Black
Apollo Wig in Light Brown

-What inspired you to do these cosplays?
Final Fantasy has been a part of my life since I first started gaming! Rinoa is a fun and spunky character, who is also quite the romantic. She was a given for me.
Leon has always identified with Squall in a way, and he was actually cosplaying Squall when I met him. : )  (However, we’re not a couple, just good friends^^)

-What got you into cosplay?
I’m not sure about Leon, but I’ve always wanted to cosplay since I was in middle school, however I didn’t know anything about conventions in my area. When I found one in my state, I just decided to go with it! I made a few other friends who were into it and it was an endless spiral from there.

-Why do you love cosplay?
The best part of cosplay is the friends you meet because of it! I wouldn’t know most of my friends if it weren’t for cosplay, and Leon and I wouldn’t know each other if we weren’t cosplaying Rinoa and Squall : )

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