Tomecko
 


Costume :Kairi
Variant :Pink Zipper Dress
Source :Kingdom Hearts II
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Super Friendship Picture!

I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WORKS

With Our Powers Combined...

Pastel Swirls

True Heart Completed!

Kairi Photoshoot 5

Kairi Photoshoot 1

Character Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Less than £50... haven't kept track
Time Taken : 3 months, off and on

Description
Planned for a KHII group cosplay with CosplayIsland member (and actual UK resident) Fishyfins, and fellow American Lord Zasz. Should be debuted at Anime Detour 2010, in Minnesota, US.

I've finshed the costume part, although I may go back and tweak a couple things, such as remaking the bracelets and repainting the zippers (they lost a lot of their spray paint in the sewing process).

Construction:
-The dress was made by heavily adapting an existing pattern. The zippers were originally black, but spraypainted silver. The dress is fully lined, I didn't want it to be see-through.
-For the bag and belt, I made my own pattern out of butcher paper, and sewed it from car upholstery fabric. Later, I cut up a cereal box and tacked it to the inside of the bag, to keep it from being floppy. The snaps aren't functional, merely glued on. One of the straps of the belt ends in hidden velcro, so the belt can be easily removed.
-The hood was made on it's own from an existing sweatshirt pattern, and later sewed into the halter top's strap.
-The shoes were purchased as all white hi-top sneakers, then colored with markers and spraypainted to match the original design. I had regular shoelaces at first, then switched them out for black ribbon. The black ribbon looks better, but slides off the legs too easily.
-The white halter was made off the top of my head without a pattern. Pretty simple, just sew a tube, put lace around the top, and attach the strap and hood. The fabric is double lined and extra stretchy, so it's very forgiving.
-The pendant was handmade from Fimo, then painted with a pearly nailpolish and topped with hi-gloss spraypaint. Silk cord and clasp found easily at my local beading store. The bracelets were purchased, although one had to be spraypainted blue. I may switch them out for handmade ones, friendship-bracelet style.

The hardest part was probably the dress, adding the zippers in threw off the dress' finished dimensions considerably, and it took a lot off adjusting in the end to make it fit.

Debuted at Anime Detour 2010 in Minnesota, USA.

Comments

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Very cute Kairi indeed! A few people forget some her details which can be a little disappointing, but you've really nailed this one. Great job! :D

by SherlockHulmes on Sunday, 12 July, 2009 - 02:10
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Your Kairi is so awesome! I really love the colour you chose for the dress.

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 12 July, 2009 - 13:13
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Holy colour match Batman!! XD

This looks perfect!! ^_^

by MoonLily on Sunday, 12 July, 2009 - 13:57
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GOGO KAIRI!!!!

Anime Detour is gonna rock! hopefully my KH2 Riku will do your Kairi justice. it really is fantastic! great work :)

by Fishyfins on Sunday, 12 July, 2009 - 18:36
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you make a great kairi!

by negativedreamer on Saturday, 18 July, 2009 - 16:09
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very nice kairi the dress looks perfect ^^

by timpey on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 02:21
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Beautiful Kairi, that wig is the bomb!

by HotshotShan on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 02:35
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Hell yes you are a awesome kairi! Love the outside shots :D Hope to see this for real one day!

by Darkiekun on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 12:52
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Impressive keyblade!! The overall costume looks perfect and so accurate too!

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 09:44

that keyblade is amazing! Costume looks great to ^^

by RazzleDazzle on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 10:24
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Coolness. ^o^b

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 23:52
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probably the most kick-assiest kairi i've ever seen! great job

by callmemilo on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 11:26
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stunning Kairi!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 10 February, 2011 - 20:29

You should win award!

by Miku Hatsune on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 08:52
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This looks adorable and I LOVE the keyblade!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 08:45
 

To-Do List

Fix Part on WigHighComplete
Flip Halter StrapHighComplete
Make KeybladeHighIn Progress
Fix Length of Halter StrapMediumComplete
Weave Better BraceletsMediumIn Progress
Re-Spray ZippersLowPlanned