Costume :Terra
Variant :Armoured
Source :Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Stand strong

Improved breastplate

Ready for battle

Mk 2



Back to back



Keyblade masters

front shot

Side shot


Costume Information

Cost : Too much.

Despite my love hate relationship with the series, this armour is totally sick and my friend Jonny is hopefully going to cosplay Ventus with me :D

This'll be my first costume that's pretty much 100% armour...
Thank God for craft foam!


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luck with this one

by Defrain on Monday, 18 January, 2010 - 16:06
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Thanks man, I'm gonna need it :P

by GAINAX on Wednesday, 20 January, 2010 - 08:42
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Duuuuuuude, looking forward to the group :) Also, give me your msn or some shizz so we can plan, ya? ^^

by Monkey on Sunday, 24 January, 2010 - 03:30
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...this armour is totally sick ...
I know what you mean, really!
By now I've almost finished the keyblade: last details and then latex moulding, fiberglass shaping, sandpapering, priming and painting.

Good luck with your project!

by Giuka on Sunday, 14 February, 2010 - 16:20
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Oooooh :D Can't wait to see it man! What event are you wearing it at? :)

by GAINAX on Sunday, 14 February, 2010 - 18:13
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i dont usually comment on costumes alot anymore cas its too serious buisnes

but i salute you on progress and a fucking awsome wanking week :D lmao dude

by ryaoki on Friday, 26 February, 2010 - 21:47

Wow this is looking amazing! Can't wait to see it finished 8D

by goodbyeworld on Friday, 26 February, 2010 - 21:54
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liking the progress :3 *would do kamina speech but im far to tierd*

by angel aiko on Wednesday, 3 March, 2010 - 02:40
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your skillz are no match for my skillz

by lastordersuk on Wednesday, 3 March, 2010 - 02:43
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oh do you want to come to a party!

by lastordersuk on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 19:44
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You'd beter get ready to do a poo everyone.

by GAINAX on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 20:49
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Progress looks awesome ^0^ ~ Thought I had commented already? Guess not.
Can't wait to see the outcome of this, is it going to be ready for expo? c:

by Natsumi on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 00:08
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That's the plan! :D
Hope you can make it!

by GAINAX on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 01:00
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Looking good 8D

by RanmaSyaoran on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 23:35
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dudeeee howd you make the sword its EPICC

by ryaoki on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 15:01
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3 layers of Mdf jigsaw'd with A cilindrical saw blade for the circles. Had help from Jonny with the cutting!

The templates were a bitch to design... So glad I don't have to go through this process again for a while :p

by GAINAX on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 15:15
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by Moonchild on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 16:51
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This looks awsome :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 12:41
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Wow this is looking sooooo amazing!!! <3 KH I think i'd die trying to make all that armour ^_^' but yours looks so perfect, very admerable ^_~

by Feather-to-Earth on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 12:51
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Thanks a lot guys! :D
Time's running out... Hope I can get it all done in time! :3

by GAINAX on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 14:31
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no you wont, you are gunna fail

by lastordersuk on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 14:49
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I was actually raging inside when you guys didn't win anything for these on Sat :(

by Odd-One-Out on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 15:56
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Epic armour! When you two were outside in the sun, it gleamed. So cool!

Really impressed how quickly you finished it off :)

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 20:00
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this was absolutly brilliant

by Defrain on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 21:25
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I was really impressed by these costumes, the armour was finished beutifully

by Ilpala on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:16
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This looked fantastic! A seriously great job!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:28
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Such Great detailing ^^ True armour talent there

by Limegreenjelly on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 14:11
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It was great to see your costumes in person. Excellent finish on the paintwork my friend. Absolutely loved the keyblade.

by k4tt on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:03

Oh mike. you look so amazing.

by goodbyeworld on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 22:48
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next time make all the armour out of hotglue instead ;D
still you both looked awesome!

by montblanc on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 00:08
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Amazing job! You both looked so awesome!

by Zelda on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 00:38
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That armour is epic. Great job.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 00:58
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This was simply stunning!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 01:13
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Thanks a lot guys :D Means a lot having spent sooo loong on it XD
Glad you liked it!

by GAINAX on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 01:21
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Wow *o* this is just amazing!!!!

by Littlegeeky on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 02:51
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Wow!! o.0 This is AWESOME! :D

Nice work you!

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 09:26
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Amazing craftmanship! ^__^ You guys were brilliant at expo!


by Ragepotato on Sunday, 13 June, 2010 - 16:54
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loved the finnish on your costumes :O real nice work :D hope your next costumes are this epic ;p

by keir160 on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 21:11
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Amazing XD

by CGOPbleachbabe on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 14:57
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Geez you complimented me on my armour, when yours is 10x better lol This was amazing, can't believe i actually didn't see you around and about expo, Great work ^_^

by ElegantAura on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 12:08
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Respect Master!!! Look more than great!

by Giuka on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 15:51
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by Sweeturk on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 23:20
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Too fucking awesome man! This is so beyond epic *O*

by Charlie-Bear on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 13:26
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by ProbablyHeather on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 21:03
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g-g-g-g, Dude.. Awesome costume and key blade!

I missed this in May. (but then again I was late - as usual!)
I hope it will have another outing sometime.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 10:28
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This is epic! I love this game! Well done xD

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 14:30
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Oooh...coolness. O,O!<

by Mangamad on Wednesday, 24 November, 2010 - 02:42
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Such incredible armour!
I saw you at expo last year.
Amzingggggg T^T

by cowiee on Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 02:35
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The armour is utterly perfect

by isamiaella on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 16:30
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The word "perfect" doesn't quite cover this! Too epic!

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 3 July, 2011 - 19:38
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50 points to GRYFFINDOR!

by lastordersuk on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 00:14
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Absolutely AMAZING!

Congratz on the Showcase! x3

by Karakulz on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 18:06
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This is brilliant. Well done on the showcase

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 15:45
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Congrats! It definitely deserves a showcase! =D

by Emzone on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 03:38
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wow speechless good work

by cookie on Saturday, 30 March, 2013 - 02:46

To-Do List

Construct thigh platesHighComplete
Construct Gaia's BaneHighComplete
Construct glovesHighComplete
Construct hip platesHighComplete
Construct shouldersHighComplete
Construct helmetHighComplete
Construct chest armourHighIn Progress
Make body suitHighIn Progress
Paint everythingHighIn Progress
Mache everythingHighIn Progress
Construct bootsHighPlanned
Smooth armour over with polyfillerMediumPlanned
Make capeLowPlanned


moooooore armour (Posted 13th May 2010)

Started making some of the arger plates now, have been using mounting board to get a smoother, flatter finish an I think it looks pretty good! Exams approaching... Should really be focusing on those >.<

Just got the shoulders, boots and a bit left on thr gloves to finish!

More armour! (Posted 3rd May 2010)

Been a while since I last updated. But yeah, got the keyblade out of the way. Took a long time to plan out the templates and jigsaw, but 'tis finally done. It's made out of MDF and PVC piping. So it's a fucking mission to carry one handed. Also fixed the helmet a lot since the last journal entry. Basically remade the jaw from scratch as it was waaaay too bulked out. And I've painted it all and added the ears and mouth piece! All that needs adding to it now is the visor which is curently underway!

I made more parts of the armour last night, the thigh plates and ankle blades!

Shall be working on the gloves today!

Helmet stuff (Posted 25th February 2010)

constructed the back of the helmet today, it fits really well, I can't help shake the feeling it might be a bit too big. Have drawn in the rest of the helmet to give a sense of scale... Thoughts?

this week (Posted 21st February 2010)

this week i have mostly been wanking

More Jaw progress (Posted 16th February 2010)

Added the inner and upper jaw of the helmet now, Just need to paper mache these individual layers now and start applying gesso! :o

Also bought an alice band to strap to the inside so it fits me better!

IT BEGINS! (Posted 11th February 2010)

Have been working on the helmet on and off recently together with Lucy's :D
So far it's pretty much a wire frame with mesh and masking tape, coated in paper mache. Going to be doing this to the rest of the armour and then will start adding layers of gesso to smooth the shape down. It's soooo tedious, but it'll all be worth it in the end XD

Here's a picture of the jaw and ears :D And my ugly housemate D:

Planning begins! (Posted 16th January 2010)

So I'm thinking about mobility and comfort for a change with this costume! :o

Basically I&amp;amp;#039;m thinking of starting out with a basic body suit made of pleather, lined in something less sticky against sweaty flesh ;p Made of 3 seperate parts so I can move easier. Look at diagram NOW!

Piece 1 will be a pair of trousers that come up quite high with a zip at the back to get into. The upper part of the trousers from the groin will be made of read pleather and will create a red strip going up the front of the body suit when the second piece is worn.

Piece 2 will work like a corset with a zip at the front so I can hide it behind the chest armour.

And Piece 3 will be easy to slip on like a T-shirt or something but with a zip at the back of the turtle neck so I can get my head through, this should be hidden by the back of the helmet and armour straps however.

The armour is supposed to look kinda layered in the images so I think this method will add to the effect!

Time to go to Fabricland...