Costume :Aqua
Source :Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Aqua Zack Aqua

Tokyopop Recon Hull 19th October 2010

Aqua at Hull Recon Oct 2010

Aqua at Hull ReCon

sleeves and armour

cross ribbon

finished boots

arm armour


laced corset top

halter top almost finished


Costume Information

petrol coloured lycra blouse top purchased from a charity shop for £4.50. Have taken off the collar, sleeves and made into a halter neck top

Need to buy some eyelets tomorrow to make the lacing on the cincher

various ribbons purchased for £1.60

got some silver rubberised fabric to make the armour from Boyes for £1.60


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Ahhh nice process! Using an excisting corset is SO much smarter then actually making one! >.> Good luck with the shoes BTW, I saved them for last for a reason.. I sort of was shoe-phobic, XD!
Hope to run into you at London Expo.. what day will you be wearing Aqua?

by Lisu-chan on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 19:17
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i'm planning to use silver rubberised material to make armour ontop of a pair of chelsea boots. don't think I can actual make shoes.

Probably will be Aqua on Saturday

i hope to meet you too. wanna see those shoes close up XD

by LuciaDuvant on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 19:29
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Mine started out as boots as well, but there's not much left of the original boot! XD
Yay, I'll go as her on Saturday as well, so I'd love to take a pic with you! ^_^

by Lisu-chan on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 19:33
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aaaah! Nice job on the boots/shoes! ^_^

by Lisu-chan on Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 22:30
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awesome ^_^ it's looking good so far! =D

by Sweeturk on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 17:19

To-Do List

buy black bootsHighComplete
buy purple ribbonHighComplete
buy amber materialMediumComplete
finish sewing skirtMediumComplete
attach armour to bootsMediumIn Progress
finish sewing sleevesMediumIn Progress
make sashMediumPlanned
alter halterneck topLowComplete
style wigLowPlanned

Shopping List

blouse to alter£4.50Bought
amber material£0.00Bought
purple ribbon£1.35Bought
blue material£3.00Bought
silver rubberised fabric£1.40Bought
various ribbons£1.60Bought


today - Hull ReCon (Posted 19th October 2010)

well this afternoon anyways.
I am busy sewing the armour on the sleeves. Have cut the top off the boots and they look good. Bought some 60 Denier M&S holdups and a grey lycra top. The Lycra top I will (hopefully) make into gloves before expo. But won't manage it before this evening. So will have to wear fingerless wool gloves. Wig arrived yesterday. Doesn't look too bad (in the packet) not looking at it till I've finished with the sleeves. Train is at 3pm. Hope I get everything finished by then. Then I have to decide ... am I wearing it to go out, or am I getting changed when I arrive? its bloody freezing out there DX

skirt and armour (Posted 14th October 2010)

have made the skirt panels today and sewn them to a light blue belt. Painted the sleeve armour yesterday, its dry now, will sew it to my sleeves with small tacking stiches. The sash, I will fix on the day with either tacking stiches or discreet safety pins. Boots are in the process of being stuck to armour. When completely dry will trim boot tops

new boots (Posted 11th October 2010)

found a pair of wellies at a bric a brac sale that were 3 quid, managed to get them for 1 quid, when I told them what I wanted to do with them. A peach coloured hankie from the same place for free (I couldn't find amber material so will layer this peach material to gain stronger colour), some purple/red ribbon that I'm still not convinced is the correct colour for 1.35 that I'm attaching to some hemming ribbon to give it extra weight. Can't really do anymore tonight have to wait for all the glue to dry. Fabric Glue - great stuff, however its annoying when it takes 24hrs to set.

armour day (Posted 10th October 2010)

been so busy. Have got all the armour cut out for the shoes and its looking great. Am so happy with how it looks. need a new pair of boots tho. Chelseas are needed for other outfits so I can't just superglue armour to them without ruining them. Will search for more boots that I can glue stuff to.

arm armour bits have been cut out and now need amber material for the jewel - I'll get some wide ribbon from the market tomorrow. Probably will individually sew each armour piece to the sleeves so they layer properly

update (Posted 9th October 2010)

have been making the 'cross ribbons' from some purple material scraps I found. I know I should start on the shoes. I hope I don't make a mess of them

wig (Posted 8th October 2010)

gave in to temptation, bought a wig, was gonna use the one I have for my Chopin outfit, but decided its too dark a colour, so went on ebay and bought a better one. I know it won't arrive by Hull Recon (for the 19th October) but I really hope it arrives by 27th October so I can take it to expo with me

obviously its gonna need styling (oh joy - I hate styling wigs with a passion DX)