Costume :Aqua
Source :Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

At your service, Princess

Wig + Make up test

Sweetstack Reference

Sleeves + Armour



Costume Information

I remember waiting for this game since I first watched the KH2 secret ending YEARS ago, and it's become my favourite of the KH series <3
I love Aqua. I know don't look much like her but she's the only female KH character I've really appreciate and her costume is amazing <3 Hope I can do her justice!

Wearing this on the Saturday of October Expo '11


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by Emzone on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 21:23
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aqua aqua - i love her cosplay so much i just wish more people would cosplay her - unfortunatly for me i look nothing like her - boo hoo - :( - hugs

by rosieroo on Tuesday, 3 May, 2011 - 15:24
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Much love. I really need to get my Keyblade done for my Terra!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 15:01
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fff yes yes yes yes!! <3

by isamiaella on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 15:05
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Awww thank you ^^

by Kerhys on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 14:38
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You're cosplaying Aqua?!
I've rarely seen her done right but you'll be perfect!
Can't wait to see photos of this. Truly!

by NakedSalad on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 15:31
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Awww thank you so much! I'm kind of bricking it about the armour but I'm doing a lot of research into moulding methods and such, I hope I can do her justice!

by Kerhys on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 16:19
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I agree! your going to suit her well!<33

by CharmingTenshi on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 00:47
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Looks brilliant! :3
I love the weathered effect on the armour

by isamiaella on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 14:33
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Looks great so far...
Looking forward to seeing it completed

by Tony-Jay on Saturday, 24 September, 2011 - 14:36
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Dat keyblade.


by CharlieDoryRose on Sunday, 2 October, 2011 - 12:17
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i cant wait to see this at expo

by isamiaella on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 20:53
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thanks so much you guys <3

by Kerhys on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 15:32
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WOW looks really good so far ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 - 21:58
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well your progress so far is looking awsome, you really are going to look amazing as Aqua

by nanahara on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 17:32
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New wig looks brilliant! and the way you've cut it looks fab :3

by isamiaella on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 16:56
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Wow, you're an absolute stunner, and everthing looks fabulous. Can't wait to see it finished.

by tripletriad on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 18:29
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It was so lovely talking to you again lovely and you looked so so beautiful as Aqua! <3 x

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 10:54
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I really love how you styled the wig, it's perfect for Aqua ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 22:05
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You loooked ammmmazing in this! I loved all off your costume and you looked so pretty ;-;

by isamiaella on Sunday, 6 November, 2011 - 04:57
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This looks epic!!! love your cosplays! :3

by Puppykitten14 on Sunday, 6 November, 2011 - 23:13

To-Do List

Style WigHighComplete
Top + corsetHighIn Progress
BootsHighIn Progress
Make ArmourMediumComplete
Sweetstack KeybladeMediumIn Progress
Chest StrapsMediumIn Progress
Chaser EmblemLowComplete
Make sleevesLowComplete
Shorts + StockingsLowComplete
Make Luck CharmLowPlanned


Wig done! (Posted 13th October 2011)

Hooray! The wig is finished! :D After my annoyance regarding the first wig I'm really pleased with how this turned out, I've never had to spike wigs before so this was really fun!
So basically this used to be a long wig, I cut off the excess hair and made two wefts out of it (I still have loads of hair left...) Then I used got2b hairspray and spiking glue to style it. I'm really pleased with the result!
I'm also wearing my blue contacts, I think for expo I'll wear false eyelashes as well (to get that kingdom heartsy look).

New wig (Posted 11th October 2011)

Ok, so the first wig I ordered turned up looking NOTHING like the instead I bought this one, I've started making wefts out of the excess hair and will style it as soon as my mannequin head arrives. I can't wait :D

Sweetstack WIP 3 (Posted 11th October 2011)

Started painting the orange wedges and the "ice cream" blobs :D this is just the first layer so will add more detail once it's dry.

Skirt, shorts + stockings (Posted 3rd October 2011)

Ok, bad picture is bad. Just to show off the most recent progress.
The shorts and stockings were easy, I bought some thick viscose leggings from Primark, cut them and sewed them up again to make them separate.
The skirt isn't completely finished, I need to put on a fastening at the back and iron it so it's the right shape, and I also need to make the white sash wrap things too, which I have the fabric for.
I wanna work on my keyblade more!!

Sweetstack WIP 2 (Posted 26th September 2011)

Added the orange wedges which I made out of sculpey, and the little blobs of ice cream (i think) around the bowl). Gonna start on the handle next, unfortunately I left my paints at home so I'm gonna have to wait a while until I can paint it D:

Sweetstack WIP 1 (Posted 23rd September 2011)

So..this is my first attempt at a pretty complicated (or atleast I think so :P) weapon! I'll be making Aqua's Sweetstack Keyblade, which, if you haven't played the game, is the keyblade you can get by completing the ice cream mini-games. It's my favourite keyblade, and oh so delicious looking <3
It doesn't look like much at the moment, but this is the progress I made today. I think the handle is gonna be the hardest part D:>

Contacts! (Posted 14th September 2011)

These are the DollEye Blue contacts that I ordered. They're so blue! They don't look very natural from up close but they look so bright, which is good for me as I have quite dark eyes. I love them!

Sleeves + Armour (Posted 29th August 2011)

I made the sleeves out of a plain white cotton fabric, made a pattern, sewed and hemmed them. Probably the easiest part so far of this costume :P
I was researching different methods of making the armour, and because I've never made anything like them before I decided to use craft foam, as it's a flexible and very easy to work with material.
I cut the individual pieces out of paper first to check the size, and then used them as templates for the craft foam. I heated the pieces over the stove to create the shape, and then made a sealant out of superglue, fabric glue and water before painting. I used acrylic paints and then glued the pieces together, and then to the sleeves.

Wig! (Posted 5th July 2011)

Aqua's hair is the most awkward thing ever @_@ it looks different in almost every cutscene! I've settled on this one though, it's a really nice icey kind of blue, and I hope it'll look good.