|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: http://www.orgxiii.org
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
|WEAR BLINDFOLD NEXT TIME||High||Complete|
|Find/Buy Suitable Make-Up||Medium||Complete|
|Get better boots||Low||Planned|
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 think I might just stick to Pokemon gijinkas until I loose weight and become more presentable to the public :D
Thoughtbubble 2010 (Posted 11th November 2010)
So since my Lairon won't be ready, I'm taking Riku out for another spin :)
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.
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
...you 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:
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