Costume :Riku
Variant :Deep Dive
Source :Kingdom Hearts II
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Thought Bubble 2010

Costume Photos

TB '10



Riku: Deep Dive


Costume Information

Cost : £160+
Time Taken : 20 Hours

EDIT 3: I want to lose a ton of weight before I wear this again - I also have other things to improve, like the boots, the wig, and the blindfold.

EDIT 2: right, next time I wear this, there will be a few changes:
1 - I will not forget the blindfold is in my pocket.
2 - I'll clean my boots (lol)
3 - I won't carry much in my pockets. I look bulgy(er) in some photos because of my mobile phone, ect T_T

EDIT: This thing is gonna be put as complete, even though I will probably faff with it more :3
And incase people have noticed I've worn this at several expos, I've spent too much time/money on this just to wear it once :)

I would have loved to make the jacket myself, but I can't sew for my life ^^;
I comissioned it from here:
I think the only thing I did was the wig... and that needs restyled so the fringe doesnt sweep to the side >:

Of course, the costume itself is Riku as he is in the deepdive movie, and how he appears in 358/2 Days ^^

Oh, and I know I havent got the correct boots for it, but I'm gonna stick with my new rocks for now :D gives me that extra inch or so of height xD


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Woohoo! I have to say this, you are going to look really amazing in tha jacket!! x

by Littlerascal92 on Monday, 3 August, 2009 - 21:16
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Aww thankya dear :D I can't wait to get it <3

I'ma gonna be a man! XD x

by TwilitWolf on Monday, 3 August, 2009 - 21:31
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Ooof, must find you there!
Riku is amazing =D

by Stubbled Grapes on Saturday, 8 August, 2009 - 14:18
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Ooh are you going too? Haha, i think i will be noticable XD I hope to see you there!!

He's awesome <3

by TwilitWolf on Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 - 18:04
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I shall have to find you and give you much hugs :D
yay for Riku!!

by Xigalicious on Monday, 16 November, 2009 - 19:46
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I didnt manage to get the wig, so if you seen somewandering in a OrgXIII coat, that was me XD

by TwilitWolf on Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 - 23:23
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can't wait to see this

by CGOPbleachbabe on Tuesday, 8 December, 2009 - 00:05
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Your project is beautiful.
Hope to finish mine on time so we can meet on the MCM

by Giuka on Friday, 11 December, 2009 - 23:08
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Oooh thankyou! Haha, it'd be awesome if we could ^^

by TwilitWolf on Sunday, 13 December, 2009 - 00:58
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I'm loving the look of this so far!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 13 December, 2009 - 17:10
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Looks great so far! Can't wait to see it at Expo!

by ThisIsLisaB on Sunday, 13 December, 2009 - 17:43
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yay rikuuuuu!! hope to see u there! im goin wit some friends who are doin sora and riku :) i usually cosplay kairi for them but im not for this con

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 28 December, 2009 - 17:04
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Okay this is epic!! OOO can't wait to see you at midlands expo!

by Neko-Sora on Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 - 13:54
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This is looking great! Hopefully see you at Expo! :) xx

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 12 January, 2010 - 15:24
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Thanks for all your wonderful comments guys! :) <3

by TwilitWolf on Sunday, 17 January, 2010 - 18:25
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This is so awesome =]

by Zelda on Wednesday, 20 January, 2010 - 12:28
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*Glomp* Riku I found you! XD Hope to get lots of photos of you Riku :D I demand photos XD haha

by Darkiekun on Saturday, 30 January, 2010 - 01:54
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OMG I was found D: haha, yaaay! I would love to get some awesome photos! Can't wait! *flails* :D

by TwilitWolf on Saturday, 30 January, 2010 - 02:22
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Oh my.
You're one cute Riku.

Well Done~! *Fangirl Squee~* :3

by iTiffy on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 16:50
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Riku! Yes we should have an epic picture together :D
You are an amazing Riku :3

by Koiice on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 17:57
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Thanks again for all your comments guys! I'm really surprised by how much people seem to like this xD

THANKYOU! <33333

by TwilitWolf on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 23:57
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THOSE FACKING WIG CAPS ARE A NIGHTMARE! seriously i was looking everywhere for mine XD

by Littlerascal92 on Friday, 19 February, 2010 - 22:29
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I still haven't found it! D: and it's nearly 1am... Gah I need to find it D:

by TwilitWolf on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 01:50
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I'm sure I saw you! :D It looks really awesome~!!

by Enchanting_ELK on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 01:40
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Really? Woo! xD and thankyou! :D

by TwilitWolf on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 04:28

To-Do List

Get CoatHighComplete
Get BootsHighComplete
Get WigHighComplete
Get PantsHighComplete
Find/Buy Suitable Make-UpMediumComplete
Improve blindfoldLowPlanned
Get better bootsLowPlanned
Re-do wigLowPlanned


So... (Posted 22nd November 2010)

Thought Bubble was much fun :D

I didn't dye the wig, as I like it's light colour too much xD
I only really found one picture I liked, as I looked, well... not so good, in the others ;A;

I think I might just stick to Pokemon gijinkas until I loose weight and become more presentable to the public :D

Thoughtbubble 2010 (Posted 12th November 2010)

So since my Lairon won't be ready, I'm taking Riku out for another spin :)
Hopefully I'll be able to get some nice photos (since photos were lacking at London) and I'll be able to pull this off better (:

Hopefully I won't get people yelling "Superior!" at me this time, too xD

I may or may not try and darken the wig. Hmm.

London Expo :D (Posted 30th May 2010)

Okay, so I took my Riku cosplay to this years May Expo, and I had so much fun! I wish I hadn't had stuff in my pockets when some photos were taken, but what're you gonna do? I met some awesome cosplayers (there was a legendary Jack Sparrow and Cheshire Cat) and in general had a great day :)

Yay for my new wig! xD Oh, and I realise none of the photos have the blindfold - I thought I'd lost it and found it in my pocket when I got back to the hotel T_T

MIDLANDS TOMORROW!!! (Posted 19th February 2010)

Yaaay it's Midlands Expo tomorrow!!! Bahaha I can't wait :D

I might not wear the blindfold thing... I'll have it with me, but the way my wig is now it kinda goes all wierd when i put it on 0_o unless i get help with it...

I really want a new wig now... plus I just lost my wig cap - freakin typical xD

Hope to see some of you guys there!!!

Passable... (Posted 3rd February 2010)

EDIT: just got my first wig cap today... it looks like a semi-opaque nude sock.
I'm quite amused :D

Okay, so now my wig is presentable again.... yay! I washed it and blow-dried it after some failed styling and now its just sprayed in place - I'm trying for the more natural look xD

Amazingly enough, washing with hot water and blow-drying it didnt ruin the wig or the inking I'd done!

Plus the wig smells nice 8D

FECKING WIG (Posted 30th January 2010)

Okay, so my wig is failing |D
I finished inking the roots in , but now its being a pain to style )': I made some stupid mistakes when cutting it, so some bits arent long enough and all that... I'm gonna stick with this wig for now, and get another one in time for London Expo in May ^^ know you have issues when you spend more time on a wig than on your own hair xD

Taking Its Time... (Posted 20th January 2010)

I had a mini-photoshoot with myself after trying my costume on with the corset, and I'm really happy with the results ^.^

I found a new, awesomer and comfyer way to bind - can't wait to get the money for it X)

That bloody wig though - it's taken me 4 hours to Letraset dye the roots of one side and the fringe! I still have the other side and ALL of the back to do D:

This is gonna take a while...

Still need to get Oblivion started too >.<

Corset? (Posted 4th January 2010)

I got a corset, and now the jacket fits WAY better... not that I had problems with its fit before, it just didn't look as good XD

Leeds Thought Bubble (Posted 24th November 2009)

My wig didnt arrive D: *cries*

And it still hasnt ¬¬

But hopefully I'll have it (and Oblivion) all sorted in time for Midlands in Feb! Even so, it was still awesome to wander around in my OrgXIII jacket for a day, and I got some nice comments on it :) (even though i didnt make it haha)

I have a few plans for improvements in how i wear it planned... i may have to wear a corset under it or something...

Binding Is Good Binding, Yes? (Posted 4th August 2009)

I have a binding method! Worked first time too - freakin' pwnage XD I'm proud of myself - worn it since... 5:30/6pm, and it's 3:17am now ^^ that's around 9 hours of comfortable bind time!

Im happy with that, I think ^^ counting that I've heard binding can be painful/uncomfortable/hard to breathe in lol.

And cheap - always a plus for the skint student cosplayer :D

As for Way To The Dawn... I'm not sure, I might make Oblivion now. It fits in more for when Riku was wearing the OrgXIII coat ^^

I will decide soon enough. Maybe I'll draw out two full scale drafts, and see what I think then :)

Braces D: (Posted 27th July 2009)

Yeah, so now Riku is gonna be a braceface... gah >.<

Oh well, he doesnt smile a lot so it shouldnt be too bad XD

I finally managed to get a good reference for Way To The Dawn, so now I'm gonna have to redraw it D:
Yay :D

YAAAAY :D (Posted 26th July 2009)

Okay, I have the jacket on order, the pants, and I should be getting the boots in a few weeks! The colours I'm using for Way To The Dawn are noted down, and I have already drawn out and painted a design draft for when i start to make it (this took about 12 hours lol) :D

Can't wait!