i'm not really a fan of cosplays, i'm not really a fan of the series, either - among them i think that Final Fantasy Eight was especially bad. i'm not even a fan of crossovers, but i do like this shot.
while the costume is impressively attentive to detail it's a bit too glossy for your every-day ass kicking(especially the sword and belt buckle, which both look like Styrofoam toys).
compositionally, everything from the model's stance and expression to the jaw-dropping countryside in the background kicks ass, except that damned railing. it's just crooked enough to fuck with the horizontal planes of the shot and looks like crap because it matches neither the natural feeling background nor the oil-slick foreground.
everything having been said, this is easily one of the better cosplays around.
I have never wrote a critique, but this photo is very beautiful and I just wanted to add my words. First off, when you first see this photo, you notice the beauty. It is different because usually cosplay photos are about the structure and how does the costume look, but it isn't just 'how' your costume looks, it is also you in general because I was drawn to your face which is always what people should be drawn to when viewing a photo. You want to be able to see the beauty within a photo and this one really has captured that.
The cosplay was very well made and the details are breathtaking. Also, along with that I think you look like the character and I haven't even played this game, but I can see you really do look like her which is really awesome because I dunno what hot girl plays video games then cosplays it, but I really think this is awesome!
Also, the background is a bit messy, BUT it doesn't matter because your face draws the eyes away, so no one really notices it. Plus, this photo looks to me to be taken at the place you were at. I am guessing a convention? I am not too sure, but it doesn't seem like a photo shoot to me. Either way, the photo truly is amazing and you truly are an amazing cospalyer!