Costume :Aika
Source :Skies of Arcadia / Eternal Arcadia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Aika 6

Aika 5

Aika 4

Skies of Arcadia

Aika 3

Aika 1

Aika 2

98% done!


Costume Information

Aika is one of my fave SoA characters, I love her so much she just makes me think of myself a little.

So why not do her?

The boomerang will be a task and a half to make. But my wonderful brother is going to help me make it.

Aika isnt for an event at this moment in time. But I will let you all know when she is almost done so an event can maybe be used.

16/5/2010 - Aika is in progress! I am buying the wig after expo, and well she will be started the second I get my fabric for her.

9/9/2010 - Two wigs are needed for this cosplay, Aika has her hair down at parts of the game so I will have a down wig and one that is up in the plats. So if I go out I can have the one that is down and not look silly.

17/10/10 - Ok so less than two weeks to go and Aika is no where near done, I still have the dress to do, make the belt style the wig, make sure the boots are sorted. GAH loads to do!!!!!

23/10/2010 - Little update, still got loads to do for Aika, shes getting there slowly she will be done for expo! SlimDefinition will be here on thursday so she is gonna help with touch ups and such. And I will probs be working on it friday night anyway.

28/10/2010 - Aiks is done! I just need to add a few things to her but shes done. the day before expo! Whoo so no staying up all night for me! I cant believe it!



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You like the hard to do hair cosplays don't you? xD Good luck with this hun! xx

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 27 January, 2010 - 21:48
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I do indeed! Its fun at the end of the day lol. Thanks hunny xxxx

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 22:12
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She's getting a taste of the "hard to do" costumes in terms of detailing with Alicia though! As am I with Hrist, heh.

Get going with Aika when you can though! I've almost got half of Belleza's sorted already. The annoying bit will be the detailing on the bolero jacket, and finding a suitable corset.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 18:50
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I am starting her soonish! After Alicia and CC Aerith is done.

by NightmareWings on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 19:56
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OMG YES!! love this character!! love this game!! Have always wanted to do this!! I wish you all the luck in the world, because just trying to figure out the hair and the crystal boomerang hurt my head!! i cant wait to see how you approach this!!

by Alyx on Wednesday, 10 February, 2010 - 22:40
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Lol, thanks hun. Yeah the hair is already in my mind and the boomerang....well it's kinda worked out already in my head aswell. Lol. x

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 22:43
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You would have to have coathangers in your hair XD or alot of hair putty! The boomerang shouldn't be too hard :)

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 15 May, 2010 - 10:43
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Loads of hair products in it I think. I dunno what I am gonna do yet. I'll either get a really thick wig or get a thin one and sew in extenstions.

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 18:30
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this is gonna be cute! Her outfit almost reminds me of Selphie from FFVIII lol. Good luck with the hairdo!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 20 May, 2010 - 17:13
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As soon as I can figure out the bolero and leg guards on Belleza, I'll be working hard to get her done for when you do this.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 21:48
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AWESOME!!!! Really can't wait to see this, especially the hair and the boomerang!! ^__^

by k4tt on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 21:04
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Oh hello! Hehehe yes she will be rather fun to cosplay. The boomerang is gonna be a challege. Starting that at the end of the month, and getting the wig at the same time.

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 22:02
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Can't wait to see progress on the wig :3


by letmelive on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 13:04
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Thankyou letmelive, I'm going to have two wigs, one down and one up. So I can chop and change if I want.

by NightmareWings on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 22:34
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the boomerang does look fun (if challenging!) to make! what are you going to use?

by visiting_wizard on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 16:08
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I have no idea Wizard, I'm trying to work it out at the moment

by NightmareWings on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 11:56
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Where's the progress with the dress! We took pictures at mine!
You need to pull your finger out and get stuff done madam.

I'll carry on with the boomerang when the wet weather lets up.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 29 September, 2010 - 18:05
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the progress looks so epic!

by Zelda on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 18:57
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Me want see dress pictures ^_^ tehehe x looking forward to Aika and Fina hugs - Cupil is too......

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - 18:30
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I'll post some up tonight, I had to make the dress from scratch as I killed the other one! Lol.
I cant wait for Aika and Fina hugs too xx

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 09:55
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Okies i look forward to seeing them ^_^ x I just put loads of Kanu Unchou pics up as that was really lacking, will have to do another Sailor Mars photoshoot when i get a new wig too ^_^ x

Yay hugs! x

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 10:05
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Boomerang is looking swish! Cant wait to see it done! What happened to the dress?

by Alyx on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 22:53
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My boomerang is looking so awesome! I wont get to see it till the thursday before expo though :( I killed the dress, it ended up being too small and such so I am making it from scratch. Just hope I do her justice.

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 22:57
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I'm sure you will do her justice! Remember it's not the size of the plane that counts, it's how you fly it. ;-)

Just need to get more paint now. You owe me a few lunches/dinners at expo for the boomerang. ^_^'

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 17:39
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You will make a lovely Aika ^_^ x and Boomerang very impressive Mel ;)

by Raye-chan on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 17:53
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Looking epic from both of you! You'll make a great Aika! Will have to photo porn you me thinks! If you photo porn me lol

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 18:55
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Why thankyou guys! But of course I will photo porn you Cez.

by NightmareWings on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 20:13
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Those earrings are super cute <3!!! Can't waitto see this complete. xxx

by Zelda on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 20:28
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loving the progress hun, the earings are super cute xx

by Sasashie on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 21:37
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you looked awesome! Nice to chat with you, however briefly lol! XD

by visiting_wizard on Sunday, 31 October, 2010 - 21:16
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You look amazing in this!!

by Black_Star on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 17:48
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I need to set up my Dreamcast and start a new file on SOA. :D

by NakedSalad on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 01:04
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You looked awesome! I'm pleased with how our group went, even though it was small.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 21:24
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You looked AMAZING hun!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 15:59
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Hey! I saw this costume at Expo but we were queing so I couldn't say hi :( You looked really really good, loved the wig! :)

by Fables on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 22:15
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Emmy - Thankyou sweetie!

Fables - aww you should of come to find me! I dont bite. But thankyou, my friend styled it for me. We did a good job. It used to be really long aswell. Same wig as my malon cosplay, just brought two of them.

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 00:05
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You made a lovely Aika ^_^ I loved going round with you as Fina and Cupil and with Belleza :)

by Raye-chan on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 23:00
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you looked lovely hunni in this!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 21:09
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We need to do this again. ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 16:20
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We really do need to do this again with a bigger cast I think!

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 21 November, 2010 - 22:14

To-Do List

Find yellow dressHighComplete
Blue ribbon, staps, buckles, and random detailsHighComplete
28 inch ginger wig - hair extensions alsoHighPlanned
Brown straps for top of dressMediumComplete
black shortsMediumComplete
Yellow glovesMediumPlanned
Yellow bootsMediumPlanned
boomerrang (make it)MediumPlanned
find gogglesLowComplete
make blue beltLowPlanned
Blue drop earingsLowPlanned
necklace and bucklesLowPlanned