During Final Fantasy VII, designs got crazy. Then for Final Fantasy VIII, they mellowed out. Final Fantasy IX was a normal fantasy in comparison. Yet Final Fantasy X decided to make up for lost time starting with Tidus.
Someone just isn’t remembering this person right. No one could possibly dream up such a nightmarish style. Starting from the bottom up, yellow and black blue boots seem normal enough. They will tie in the rest of the design. But it’s at this point where the clothing takes a turn for the worst.
Wowzers. Will you look at those trousers? One pant leg is longer than the other. The 90’s style had short pants just as long as if they were regular pants. But someone made these to be detachable. Why would you make short pants to detach into something shorter? Why have a logo on the long side rather than the front of the overalls? What’s underneath his left leg? A fishing net?
Wait, are they overalls? Sure, but this is a two-piece outfit. That means that he puts on the pants first, then wears the lederhosen shirt-like overall shirt. What’s the point? They connect to the pants via wallet chain. They go together. But it’s so loose he needs a belt to tie it together. Behind his back is a fanny purse he can’t possibly reach.
His right glove is fine. His left prosthetic glove arm is crazy. The navy black and yellow worked. The sole baby blue shoulder piece introduced a new color, giving the design a weird asymmetry.
And weirdest of all: a yellow open-vested tank top with a hoodie in the back. It’s bad form to still shop in the kid’s section after a certain height. And age. But Tidus is a rebel. He doesn’t care about the recommended age for clothing. He’ll gladly look like a college student wearing high school attire from the 90’s while rocking a kiddy vest. And he wears it with confidence, a sort of naivete that makes the most of our fashion conscious selves jealous. He truly is ace.
But still, Tidus may as well be the 7th incarnation of Sin due to wearing this.