Darkiekun
 


Costume :Sora
Source :Kingdom Hearts II
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014


Costume Photos

Version 2

Version 2

Version 2 99% complete ready for MCM Expo

Make up test and new top

New Crown Necklace and Final Mix Crown

WIP New sora Shoes

NeoMag Cosplay Star

Best Friends

Masquarde

Sora

Protection

The Trio

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Spent - £133 as of 5TH June 2010
Awards : Neo Mag Cosplay Star August 2011
Time Taken : Started 1st of June - Finished 14th June

Description
This cosplay is going to be a remake of the default KH2 Sora outfit! I'm making totally from scratch and making it as close to Sora's outfit as possible! I don't care how much it will cost any more I just need this outfit. New wig new shoes everything will be perfect and I shall wear it to either MCM Oct or Amecon!

Money is no object on this one so this may turn out to be the most expensive cosplay I have made yet. Hope everything goes well!

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Hardiest part so far..... that would be the belts! Sounds silly I know but they where! I mean I made the outer layer with vinyl and that was inside out and then spent hours getting it right way for it not to fit so then I did a new one and repeated and still didn't fit right so I undid all stitching and hand stitched it around the belt for a very tight fit! But they came out beautiful so I am happy I did it that way!

Easiest part.... That would be..... Shoulder pads. I had everything already for them! So it was simple enough just took time XD

Another hard part was gloves! arrived huge and had to make small using my hand needle! Hand needles and leather = sore fingers T_T

I learnt to never hand stitch leather it just hurts to much! XD But I have learnt so much with this costume it is unreal! Details are everything in this cosplay so >D I am mostly learning how to take my time and get it right! Hopefully this will all pay off at Amecon when I wear it!

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Cons Sora has been/Going to;

Amecon 2010
MCM London Expo October 2010
London Anime Con 2011 / Crossplay Panel
Manchester Expo 2011
London MCM May 2014

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Comments

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The shoulderpads looks great o_o xx
Makes me feel motivated to remake my Twilight Town Roxas or do Secret cosplay xD (But no material ¬¬)

by Cheetos on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 13:11

It looks great so far ^_^

by cutekittyichigo on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 14:59
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Looking really good so far! x

by Cheetos on Monday, 7 June, 2010 - 19:01
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I love thee pants so far Sora *Luxord rape face XD

by Zedela on Tuesday, 8 June, 2010 - 15:11
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TUMMY! :D

by Keitou on Tuesday, 8 June, 2010 - 21:13
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The progress is looking awesome!

by VeXerLINK on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 20:39
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Thanks guys! Hopefully I'm doing Sora justice! ^^

by Darkiekun on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 22:29
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looking great so far. cant wait to see it complete :) x

by Lolita Hime on Thursday, 10 June, 2010 - 17:41
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Well done on finishing it! <3 Those shoes look awesome, srsly well done it looks great *3* Get up some full complete photos~!

by Cheetos on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 17:02
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The shoes are soo cool ! they look soo realistic! awww cute lil sora sheos hehe =D Good luck with finalising the costume =D

by Holli on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 17:23
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That's brilliant, Steph. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 21:28
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This is looking epic 8D really makes me wana FINALLY play KH xD

by Solaria on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 22:07
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Full shot looks wicked :D
clown shoes ftw

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 16:23
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Full shot srsly looks amazing! You've done a rly great job >3< Makes me so proud to be your Ex-Husbando~!
Makes me feel motivated to remake my TT Roxas XD

by Cheetos on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 19:47
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The full shot looks amazing O.O I'ts just like.... wow. It's the best Sora I've ever seen :D

Shame I won't get to see this at Amecon as I can't go D: but have lots of fun, your Sora just looks so awesome ^_^

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by VeXerLINK on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 10:35
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wowies awesome sora pics=]
<3

by misfit_mosher on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 16:13
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new piccies look badass!
riku approves

by Leolarua on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 16:54
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The new photos look amazing <333 I looove them~ Well done Ex-Wifu~! 8D

by Cheetos on Saturday, 26 June, 2010 - 18:54
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You make an amazing Sora! So so accurate! You suit him so much~

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 22:17
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your costume is really awesome <3! and i love the boots xDD

by Kouji on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 18:33
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AWESOME WIG!!! You're so cool ^^b

Until now, I cannot hairdo my own wig T.T

by seawaterwitch on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 09:08
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Brilliant Sora, building up the cartoony proportions looks so good. It was great to see this in the masquerade :)

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 21:24
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I love your Sora cos so much, srsly *---*

by Cheetos on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 20:35
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Hrnnng, I just watched your walk-on on YouTube and I almost cried of happy seeing you three! You were just so cute~~ So in character! Your costume is one of the most accurate I've seen as well!

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 19:59
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Such a lovely wig <33

by Mosquitoast on Monday, 7 February, 2011 - 23:17
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OMG IT WAS YOU ON STAGE i actually fangirled at this cos i was like "omg they are doing the trinity" ekkkk *faints*

by J-Po on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 23:10
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wooooo at neo mag 8D

by J-Po on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 21:18
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Congrats for getting in Neo as the feature this month ^_^ Its such a great feeling, I remember jumping up and down when I was in there as Fina from Skies of Arcadia.

Well done! You deserve it :D

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 21:55
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OMG super cute, and the wig looks great and I am super picky when it comes to wigs too <3

by prince_izumi on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 04:54
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I love how you've achieved the look of this. It looks superb. :)

by Nesabi on Saturday, 31 May, 2014 - 12:24
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nice, ditto on Nesabi's comment - love how the cosplay is pure perfection. You totally suit cosplaying as any Kingdom Hearts characters

Keep up the good work! :)

by Namine on Friday, 17 October, 2014 - 17:14
 

To-Do List

TopHighComplete
ShoesHighComplete
JacketHighComplete
PantsHighComplete
PocketsMediumComplete
BeltsMediumComplete
KeybladeMediumComplete
Sholder PadsMediumComplete
Kairi&#039;s Lucky CharmLowComplete
WigLowComplete
NecklaceLowComplete
GlovesLowComplete
Sea Salt IcecreamLowComplete
Final Mix Gold CrownLowComplete
PaopuLowComplete
Glass Blue BallLowComplete

Shopping List

Black Leather Gloves£9.00Bought
Vinal (Yellow)£15.10Bought
CLR Black£17.10Bought
Blue Leather hide£1.17Bought
Thread£0.85Bought
Marvels Multi-Purp£3.37Bought
Elastic£0.14Bought
Shoe Buckles£2.29Bought
Marco CL Trim x7 Meters£3.43Bought
5 Belts£9.50Bought
150cm Royal Blue£12.45Bought
DC mixed knit rolls£2.15Bought
Base Shoes£7.00Bought
Chunky white zip£14.00Bought
Copydex£4.00Bought
Felt£4.00Bought
Plushie Stuffing£5.00Bought
Metal Button Covers£3.00Bought
Metal Clasps£3.00Bought
Shoe Glue£3.00Bought
Drill 150cm White£10.62Bought
New Wig£30.00Bought
Total£160.17

Journal

Repairs (Posted 3rd July 2011)

I have been spending the last week repairing things like the Keyblade and my Shoes to get it ready for Manchester Expo 2011! The fourth Con that my Sora cosplay has gone too...... More worn than any other cosplay of mine XDDD

Updates (Posted 29th September 2010)

Hey guys - After Sora's trip to Amecon I have a lot to fix up ready for October MCM Expo!
My shoes need to be fluffed up again as they have died on the trip home (squished in my case XD) And the sole on one of the shoes has come off which is handy as i can fluff it while I'm able to. So I need to buy new glue and get that fixed up. The pockets need fixing as I found out there is a hole in one and the zip has come undone(I knew not to hand stitch zips =/) The pants now have a hole in the crotch ^^; Naughty Sora XD but it's easily fixable!
All this to do before Expo >D Bring it!

Shoes WIP 4 (Posted 14th June 2010)

Stupid bits showing on the photo ¬¬ Anyway here is a nearly complete shoe ^^ I need straps and the tongue putting in and then the white details and it will be complete ^^

Shoes (Posted 14th June 2010)

Working on Shoes slowly today ^^ My figures hurt from hand stitching so it's going slow XD. So far I have the black stitched on and some of the yellow and my pads under Neath to make it walkable ^^ Just need my straps and more yellow on both shoes and it's complete!

Shoe covering WIP (Posted 13th June 2010)

Today I am trying to fabric up my shoes and here is what I have so far ^^ using the same material as my pants I have covered it best I can without to many folds ^^ I think it looks pretty good ^^

Finished Jacket (Posted 10th June 2010)

My Jacket is finally finished after about 5 hours work no joke T_T my back really hurts I need a chair to sew, seriously *sigh* Anyway I have added the shoulder pads and the straps aswell as the pockets ^^ I'm really happy with this Jacket ^0^

Jacket WIP 3 (Posted 10th June 2010)

This is my Jacket after a few hours ^^ it's been a love hate relationship trust me XD
Anyway I am happy with the jacket just a few things to sort out and add aka, pockets, shoulder pads and yellow straps. Then it's done!

Jacket WIP 2 (Posted 10th June 2010)

So far the jacket has the lining inside and roughly pinned into place with the zip and bottom white details. This took a lot of pins XD

Working on the hood now so I can get around to stitching that into the jacket at the same time ^^

Base Jacket and Lining (Posted 10th June 2010)

Here is my base jacket and lining. At the moment sleeves are too long and it has no hood and of course the lining isn't attached to the base jacket XD But yay Jacket XD I still hate making sleeves though Always something goes a bit funny ¬¬ Tch XD

Top 90% (Posted 9th June 2010)

Here is my top! Its 90% Complete just have the white around the arms to do! And then the Jacket >D But yeah I added the red and then added white edging around it. ^^

Top WIP 1 (Posted 9th June 2010)

Today Is started the top after finishing the other shoe. I made the blue top long so I can tuck it into my pants and have it hanging over slightly like sora ^^

Shoe 2 (Posted 8th June 2010)

this is the shoe after being covered in celeotape and paper XD I will be using this as my rough shape of the shoe.

Shoes (Posted 8th June 2010)

I'm starting the shoes today so wish me luck XD I started out with a pair of normal converse styled shoes

Pants 90% (Posted 8th June 2010)

Heres a photo of the nearly complete pants! Belts arn't attached to pockets yet it's to give me a look at the final look of my pants XD So excited seeing them with belts XD I donno why. Anyway still afew neatening up to do on the pants and belts and then pants are 100%!

WIP Pants - Nearly done! (Posted 8th June 2010)

This is showing the white detailing half stitched on and the stuffing in the bottom of the pants! These pants are odd to walk in though XD

Pants Start (Posted 8th June 2010)

I started the pants today and they turned out very long XD but that would soon be sorted out. I started with the blue section of the pants making the crotch and added a zip to it. Then used that to help me make the right pattern for the black section. I copied the bottom part to make a pocket in the bottom of the pants which will be used to stuff with plushie stuffing

Finished gloves! (Posted 7th June 2010)

I finished the gloves not long ago complete with Knuckle armour and everything.
I think these went quite well even if the skin on my fingers are peeling now XD
Details are hand stitched on and the armour is glued on, hopefully that will keep it there or I shall have to stitch it on as well.

Gloves start! (Posted 7th June 2010)

Started the gloves today! These are Leather gloves which where too big XD (See top photo)
I then cut off the fingers and marked it closer to my hand to make it a tighter fit for me (See middle photo)
The final photo is the base glove ready to be attacked with details!

Pocket (Posted 7th June 2010)

Here is one complete Pocket! It has a Zip inside to keep things safe and Velcro on it to keep the flap down ^^
This was hand stitched and has blue leather straps. This one took about 2 hours to make ^^

Gloves (Posted 7th June 2010)

My Expensive leather gloves arrived today meaning I am now working on the gloves. They are waaaaaaay to big for my hand so I have to start off making them smaller. My poor fingers hurt XD

Belts (Posted 6th June 2010)

I have finished the belts today ^^ These are hand stitched (Which is why my figures are killing me T_T)Made from belts I bought in Primark, Covered in Yellow Vinyl fabric and hand stitched for a tight fit around the belt. This makes it look as if the belt always was yellow ^^ I love them XD

Expensive shopping trip of Doom. (Posted 5th June 2010)

Went town today and spent a total of £90 on materials and belts T_T I also got material for Sesshomaru's fluff but that didn't cost much compared to everything I bought for Sora! Expensive XD

So I'll be starting tomorrow night!

Four days later... (Posted 5th June 2010)

... and the zip has arrived! Like super fast huh? XD And here's me thinking it be ages till it came lol. But yeah Zip is here and Fabric shopping in about an hour! First I have to help Zedela and make her the Nowa cosplay ¬¬ But then I get to make Sora! >D Success! lol

Finished Paopu and SeaSalt (Posted 4th June 2010)

I don't know if you can tell by the photo but the Sea Salt Plushie is made from expensive glittery felt which I bought becuase It would look more Ice Cream like than normal felt ^^ This costs about 3x more than normal felt and I was charged for two instead of one so lets call it 6X more expensive so this little bugger cost a lot! XD
Anyway both are made from felt and stuffed with plushie stuffing ^^ They are so squishy and cute XD The Paopu is roughly the same size as the real thing so woop ^^

Paopu Fruit and Sea Salt Icecream (Posted 4th June 2010)

Daddy kindly took me to HobbyCraft before we went shopping today and I spent.... £15! XD I bought Felt (which they over charged me for! but CBA complaining XD), Plushie stuffing which has gone up since last time I bought it.... And some bag clips for keyblade and some poppers for the gloves ^^ So right now I'm working on the Paopu which I shall post later on! Tomorrow I'm going for the Main fabrics with Zedela Chan to get Sora Officially started!

Shoulder pads (Posted 2nd June 2010)

Here is progress of my first pad until its final stages! (The second one is drying from paper mache ^^)

In the first photo Is the foam being paper mached and held into place on a toilet brush xD Yes only thing I had that wasn't having to do it on my shoulder lol.
This is the first layer of mache to keep it hard but flexible so it can move without me worrying ill snap it while moving my arms about.

The second photo is with the silver leather fabric attached and hand sewn into place. This took about 30 minutes to do as I was trying to make it look like armour, so I had trouble trying to make it cover the surface without it having air inside. Hard work!

The third photo is showing you what it will look like with the button. The button isn't attached yet as it will be attached the to coat not the actual armour. It's to keep it in place on the day and its for details that function! Woop XD

The fourth photo is me painting on the white details around the edging using the normal masking tape and paint ^^

Final photo is the end so far ^^ Still might cover it in clear varnish to make it harder and durable, Have yet to decide.

Hope you like shoulder pads! Will show both later on tonight ^^

Shoulder pads and Start of gloves (Posted 1st June 2010)

In first picture I'm showing the materials used ^^ This is craft foam, glue sticks and a glue gun ^^

I cut them into the right shape and added on detailing to make them better. Shall be paper masheing tonight!

It begins (Posted 1st June 2010)

Well Expo is over and the new Sora Cosplay is in progress >D
I went to the OrgXIII site and ordered myself a chunky white zip for the Sora jacket when I get around to buying Materials.
I have started my shoulder armour / pads. They are made out of foam and will be paper mashed and then covered in silver leather type fabric and then maybe they shall be varnished to be shiny I have decided if that would work yet XD