Costume :Kai Hiwatari
Variant :First Season
Source :Beyblade
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos


Boots version 2

Finished Buckle Version 3

Battle Time

Kai Max and Ray

The Leader

The team

Team Blade Breakers

Fun times




Costume Information

Cost : £47.73
Awards : ShortListed for Cosplay Corner Comp May 2011 - Group Winners
Time Taken : 2 weeks

Doing this with Koiice and SupaNoodle86 and Zedela!

- I get to be the sour puss for a change xD.

I am currently bringing the items together to make this cosplay. I bought some black snow boots to turn into Kai's boots. Will need to add on the red and silver details.
I have bought Blue Drill Material off Ebay and hopefully it's good quality to be able to turn them into Kai's pants. I bought two meters of the stuff so hopefully all will be well.
Still need to figure out a way of making his belt buckle though.
I have a rough idea of how to do it but we shall see ^^
Gloves will be red material with grey wristbands and some red elastic.
The armor part of it will be craft foam, paper mache and covered in silver leather type material like my Sora shoulder pads where.
I will go to a material shop to pick the Scarf material and pick up the craft foam. I have bought blue Snazaroo face paint.


Update ~ 20th November 2010 ~
Nearly everything is complete on this cosplay and I really enjoyed it ^-^
I only have the wig and pants to complete. Currently working on trying to get the annoying Dranzer F Beyblade and the Dranzer Shooter. (A lot harder to find when you are actually looking for them XD)
Anyway I;ll be cutting the pattern out for the pants later but I need to get some blue thread on Monday.
Wig I won't be getting till beginning of December so yeah *pout* XD

Hardiest part so far was the gloves ^^ Easiest part was the shoes 8D


Update ~ 30th November 2010 ~
Everything complete other than the wig. I really hate the pants they gave me so much hassle =/ Donno if I'm totally happy with them yet though. I may decide on making another pair. But for now they are good ^^.
Within a week I shall have the other wig I need to make the Kai wig an be able to class this cosplay as complete ready for May Expo 2011.
The lovely Koiice is making me a Dranzer plushie to go with this cosplay ^^
Still looking out for a Dranzer Shooter and Dranzer F Beyblade =/
bleh xD


Update ~09 December 2010~

I got hold of the second wig for Kai and am currently in the middle of attaching it to the base wig and styling it.
Kai is complete soon after this and temp photos will be taken soon.

Update ~24/11/12~

Kai has served me well over the past few years. Now is the time to get this costume Upgraded! I have major plans for V force Kai and Dranzer so this version, This includes;

New Top
Third version of Joe (scarf) =-=; never going to be happy with this XD
New boots (old ones have holes in soles)
New Arm guards
New Belt Buckle

All manor things really. I love my pants they may need taking in by the time May comes as I am hoping to lose some weight! But I love them either way ^^

Cosplay has been too;

May Expo 2011
KitaCon 2012
May Expo 2012
May Expo 2013


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My Kai! *GLOMP* x3 *purrs*

by Koiice on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 00:40
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great! ^^

by MomoIru1994 on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 13:45
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Going great so far, keep it up! (:

by cowiee on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 01:26
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This is looking rly good 8D I love the glovesss~ xx

by ProbablyHeather on Saturday, 20 November, 2010 - 02:12
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Hey hey hey!!! Those pants look awesome!!! Ray said 'take em off' xD Cant wait for the wig to be finishhhedddddd ^ w ^

by Koiice on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010 - 23:52
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Wig looks awesome hun hehe :D

by Bambi. on Friday, 10 December, 2010 - 00:05
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I see you made good use of my wig
good job :D

by Harajuku-Guy on Friday, 10 December, 2010 - 00:25
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This is an awesome Kai cosplay! The wig looks great! well done ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 15 December, 2010 - 18:14
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ooollala you suit him very well 8D
this makes me want to make Mariah properly xD

by Solaria on Wednesday, 15 December, 2010 - 18:56
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*---* This looks rly good~
Hrmm I feel like watching Beyblade again now XD

by ProbablyHeather on Thursday, 16 December, 2010 - 18:45

I love Your Kai, its fucking Amazing!!!!!!!

by Dark_Angel_15 on Wednesday, 22 December, 2010 - 23:55

<3 Kai! My first ever anime love! AWESOME COSPLAY! ^^

by PockyKai on Monday, 3 January, 2011 - 03:38
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I'm loving this! <3

by cowiee on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 23:40
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cool!! i look forward to seeing ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Monday, 24 January, 2011 - 00:42
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this looks really great =D ya don't see a lot of Kai's XD ( i think ) if ur wearing this for MCM May i'll definitely look out for you ^^

by PunkXgal on Sunday, 20 February, 2011 - 15:04
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OMG Epic *Glomps Kai* ^^

by Shewolfxterminater on Saturday, 26 February, 2011 - 16:02
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Probably said this before, but you make a sexy Kai :'D

by cowiee on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 20:24
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Awesome kai, best ive ever seen ^_^

by DarkPharaoh on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 00:53
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Those group photos are perfection!

by NakedSalad on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 02:24
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Love this, especially the group photos xD

by Cat_got_the_creme on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - 20:29
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I love you guys so much! <3

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 20:22
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absolutly love this :)

by dan-dan on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 23:13
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this is amazing and great photos

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 23:19
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omigosh Kai was my FAVORITE, and you do him such justice!
Everything is perfect, amazing work! 8D

by KiraraYumi on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 00:33
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That wig is fantastic~
You looks awesome in all your photos :D

by The-oncoming-storm on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 22:15
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This is soo cool (claps infinite times)

by ChibiMatsu on Sunday, 19 May, 2013 - 21:16
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You make such a fantastic Kai! Great to see my favourite Beyblade character cosplayed so well!

by GroovyGenesCosplay on Saturday, 5 July, 2014 - 21:29

To-Do List

Tank topMediumComplete

Shopping List

Blue wig£20.00Bought
Blue face paint£2.45Bought
4 Yellow Buttons£2.29Bought
White material (scarf)£6.50Bought
Red Material£0.00Bought
Black top£2.99Bought
Craft Foam£4.00Bought
Blue material (pants)£9.50Bought
Dark Blue wig£0.00Bought
Dranzer F Beyblade£18.99Bought


Boots version 2 (Posted 2nd May 2013)

Here are my new sexy leather Kai Hiwatari shoes! A 100% better than my old pair Which are also dead from ALOT of use ^^; But I am mega proud of this pair! They reallllllllllllly do look the part personally! So can't wait to wear them with the rest of the outfit! (Getting to test it all out this weekend super excited!)

Edits and stuff (Posted 23rd April 2013)

For May Expo 2013 once again Kai is getting an upgrade (Bascially almost everything XD)

The Wig; The wig has had a base change, The back of this wig has changed to a lighter more bluer shade to closer match the reference and it looks so much better now!

Shoes; I have proper leather shoes which I soon will be editing into his bad ass boots

Gloves; Totally remaking these bad boys! No more paper machéd spikes for me >D

Scarf; This is my 4th Scarf now? I'm never happy with it XD I have actually completed this scarf now hopefully this will be the last time too!

Top - New top! No more dimond like shapes on my top and this is not as see though either thank god =-= I might need to take it in alittle more though seems alittle baggy

Belt Buckle - I have a new one! I did make one from Fimo but i lost it (Found it now though!) But as sexy as the fimo one was I REALLY REALLY like this new one I made *nod nod* Worth burning my thumb and getting a blister on it for!

New Pants (Posted 21st May 2011)

Hated my old pants so now I have new ones for May Expo! Much better ones slightly darker and more comfy! C8 xD

Blade (Posted 23rd January 2011)

Finally got my hands on the Dranzer F Beyblade. Cost me £18.99 just for that one blade! Oh well......At least I have it ^^ Well when it arrives lol

Wig Preview 2 (Posted 9th December 2010)

Again xD

Wig Preview (Posted 9th December 2010)

Here is a webcam preview

Top Stage 2 (Posted 19th November 2010)

This is stage two of the Kai top. I took the base top and cut out thick strips of Red Drill fabric I had left over. It's the same material I used on my boots and gloves so everything matches. I then hand sewed them onto the top. The top collar was done red as I remember him having it there too in one episode.

Base top (Posted 19th November 2010)

As I am too Lazy I bought myself a tank top for £2.99. I know it's cheating but meh xD I can cheat once in a while. Anyway here it is.

Make up test (Posted 18th November 2010)

Here is the test for Kai. I just wanted to put the triangles on since the face paint arrived XD Anyway this is also showing the base wig ill be using for the dark blue part of his hair. It's my old Hinata wig which needs work but I can't do much till i have the other wig to attach to it. I painted my eyebrows too the colour of the other wig but it obviously makes no sence right now ^^;
the top isnt the one that will be used for Kai its my Yami top XD Still awaiting the top to arrive to edit it =/ Oh well XD enjoy.

Welcome Joe (Posted 18th November 2010)

The scarf was finished today and was named Joe by Tanya xD She said Kai's scarf is called Joe so we named mine Joe too ^^
Made up of millions of pieces and worth it 8D bought way to much material though lol

Glove progress (Posted 16th November 2010)

Currently working on spikes and belt buckle. Here is photo of the spike base. Its abit shorter now than when the photo was taken. I have made them in craft foam and will be paper macheing them later ^^

Kai's boots (Posted 16th November 2010)

Here is one completed boot. Currently working on the other. this is a boot bought from primark and edited. The Red section is made of Craft foam covered in Red Drill fabric. Hand stitched onto the boot and Silver in the correct places. I think it came out rather well ^0^

Boots (Posted 15th November 2010)

Working on Kai's boots this evening. They are simple to do ^^. I bought some black boots from Primark about £5. I bought Silver paint to paint the bottom of the shoe Silver. Currently waiting for them to dry. I have cut out in Craft Foam the red section of his shoe and am sewing on red material onto that. Photos soon.

Materials (Posted 13th November 2010)

I have nearly everything for Kai now. Will be starting everything else soon.
I only need the black top and the Light blue part of the wig.
I bought the scarf material and craft foam yesterday and today my pant material arrived. It's a little lighter than I thought but still good ^^

Beginning of Gloves (Posted 11th November 2010)

Here is the beginning of Kai's gloves. My main problem is in the middle it becomes baggy. I may have to put another peice of Elastic in to get them not so baggy. I know it won't be how Kai has them then but at least It wouldn't have flappy sections and be more glued to my arm then 8D - I donno I'll see how it goes. Ignore the black bobble around the wrist... It's just so you can see what It should look like once I attach the silver section there.
I'm going to the material shop tomorrow to get craft foam to start the Amour parts of the gloves.
Oh and it needs an Iron XD

Ideas for self use (Posted 18th October 2010)

Pockets will have a craft foam bottom to make it stick out like Kai's does. The amour on The gloves are going to be made from craft foam and covered in silver material to get the armour effect.
Gloves will be attached by clasps as seen in one episode of beyblade
Belt will be made from foam and covered. (Would have preferred to make from plastic but I'm poor XD)
Top - I found a perfect leather top on ebay but it was £66 ¬3¬ So I'll make it myself from some leather type material >D
The red will be same as the top material and will also be used for gloves and the red section of his boots.
This time of year we can easily buy flat black boots which I could edit into Kai's boots! >D Good old Russians lol. Scarf will be done with long flowy white material and I am hoping to stuff the top so that it sits like Kai's does......but that's just the plan XD Also trying to find Kai's Dranzer shooter and Dranzer F Beyblade. Maybe even Black Dranzer if I feel like being Evil Kai XD