Monkey
 


Costume :Sora
Variant :Defult Outfit
Source :Kingdom Hearts I
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008


Costume Photos

Let's do the Mash!

Hee~

Just me an' my Keyblade

Now what was I doing...?

Finished Cosplay!

Wig and Blue eyes

Referance Picture (minus keyblade)

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £25
Time Taken : 14 hours

Description
I've loved Kingdom Hearts ever since I played the original game and have always wanted my own keyblade and to cosplay Sora. So after finally deciding that I had the skill to try and make Sora's outfit, I decided I should probably give it a go.

Keyblade: My dad helped me with this one! (He won't let me use any power tools alas) But it looks really cool and I'm really excited about having it around with me! (Fun props FTW!)

Comments

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Rawrr, nice kingdom keyy ^__^
what did you make the key bit and the handle from may i ask?
=3

by Neko-Chan on Wednesday, 27 August, 2008 - 20:41
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Great work so far Monkey-Chan! : 3

by Uni on Wednesday, 27 August, 2008 - 20:52
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amazing. i was thinking tht other day how this version isn't done very often anymore! ^_^ watch out for the zip in the crotch though! xD

by Hexi on Saturday, 30 August, 2008 - 11:25
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Haha, I just gotta make sure not to sew the zip-crotch on upside-down ^^; that could be a bit of a problem ^^;

by Monkey on Saturday, 30 August, 2008 - 11:30
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ah haha! ^^ its not that hard. my KH2 kairi dress had 3 zips, one with the zip at the bottom and 2 with it at the top. it's not that hard to get right. xD

by Hexi on Saturday, 30 August, 2008 - 11:36
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Love the keyblade looks awesome =D, and i'm doing king mickey on both days =D

by Sweeturk on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 10:47
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looking good, and your keyblade is looking great

by nanahara on Monday, 22 September, 2008 - 18:00
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OMG SHOES!

These shoes are $300.....

by Uni on Saturday, 4 October, 2008 - 20:24
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I freaking LOVE, i repeat LOVE your shoe(s)
They are just simply huge and awesome <3
Well done

by JakeX on Saturday, 4 October, 2008 - 20:42
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Zomg the shoes look awewome!!!! The whole cosplay looks awesome so far, I can't wait to see the final!!!

by Littlegeeky on Saturday, 4 October, 2008 - 22:10
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hehe wow! that is brilliant ^^

by timpey on Sunday, 19 October, 2008 - 20:49
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Absolutely love it! I'm glad you did his slightly ridiculous baby grow from the first game. Your giant shoes are *so* cute~

by Tak on Sunday, 19 October, 2008 - 22:45
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Yay for doing this version! Not many people do his 1st game outfit after the 2nd came out, so it's nice to see it again! ^^

I'm loving the shoes! How on earth did you make them so big? Sponge? O.o

by MoonLily on Monday, 20 October, 2008 - 08:45
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It looks wonderful! You are so! cute! I'm going to be snuggling you all day! xxxx

by Nocturnal Blossom on Monday, 20 October, 2008 - 10:26
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Yay! I'm so glad you did the first game version :) You look so awesome!

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 20 October, 2008 - 11:02
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yay you finished it, it looks amazing and i luv the shoes and keyblade xD can't wait see u at expo =D

by Sweeturk on Monday, 20 October, 2008 - 19:14
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Your Sora is AMAZING!!!!
you look so good, I love the shoes and the keyblade. This is def one of your best cosplays!
Well done Monkey-chan *hugs*

by kirokitsune on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 12:22
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You were such a cuuuuute Sora!! I should have said it then but I was in such a flutter before and after the shoot, so I say it now!!! And AWESOME keyblade!

Thank you for being so patient and waiting with my hubby/teamonkey/wardrobe assistant whilst we were fooling around *bows*

OMG, I can't believe how many people on here I actually know XDDD I remember you from Alcon now!!! XD To be fair though, when you meet cosplayers, it gets difficult remembering who was who when you meet them again in another outfit, haha! Hope to keep seeing you at future events! ^w^

by sonia_leong on Saturday, 1 November, 2008 - 21:49
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weeehehehe kh 1 sora wooo >+ so cooooolll

by kimpey on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 20:31
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Ok i just lol'd hard at the picture doing the Mash xDD

by JakeX on Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 - 20:02

did you make the keyblade?
how did you make it??

by narutards100993 on Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 18:44
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yay! Sora. Loved your cosplay. You got it spot on. Loved doing the mash with you.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 21 December, 2008 - 10:27
 

To-Do List

Make KeybladeHighComplete
Make Sora's Red SuitHighComplete
Make Sora's JacketHighComplete
Make Sora's ShoesMediumComplete
Buy AccessoriesLowComplete
Finish Sora's GlovesLowComplete

Journal

Post-Expo Thoughts (Posted 28th October 2008)

Right, after Expo I have discovered several things about this costume which I need to take note of for future occasions upon when I wear it. Firstly, I must always bring a needle and thread with me, as it requires me needing to sew myself into the shoes (or in the Expo case, having Nocturnal do it for me - thank you!)

Also, avoid wearing the wig during cold/damp conditions as regardless of how much hairspray I use, it seems to want to let the spikes come out (although still a big thank you to Kimpey for letting me use his old Sora wig for this cosplay). Am considering re-making the jacket, or bits of the jacket as I wasn't happy with it, but other than that, a good, fun costume to wear, can't wait to put it on again!

Jacket - Finished! (Posted 19th October 2008)

The jacket is finally complete! Ugh! This took so long to do and became such an annoying mess, everything that could go wrong did! And it didn't help that I had to line it either (I figured seeing as the jacket is open it would look neater to line it on the inside). I'm just so glad that its finally over as I didn't have enough fabic to start all over again, eventually stitching it all together (Though without armholes first time around >.<) made it look more like a jacket, then cutting armholes in and adding the sleeves made me feel a lot better thank goodness.

This means the entire cosplay is done! Yay!

Gloves (Posted 8th October 2008)

Yay! Finished my gloves! I know they don't technically take a long time but I've been busy! :P Also saw to attaching the belt chain to the belt, that's all done now too. So that means the outfit is almost complete! I'll do a full-costume one soon when I have the wig probably :)

Silly Shoes of Win! (Posted 3rd October 2008)

Started the silly Sora shoes today, and they're so much fun!

Decided to go down the same route as I did with Neku's shoes and buy a pair of black trainers as a base and then build what I wanted off them. I always feel sad when I see Sora's without the silly big shoes, so I decided to make them big and silly! So I made them a little longer and wider by buying a cheap pair of plastic clown shoes which I cut up and attached to the ends of the trainers.

To make the bulbous toes I papier mached a big round bulb on the end of each shoe, so now they're big silly and round! Also started adding black fabric over the top of the shoe to start off with (and to hide the laces when I wear them) as well as making some new tongues for my shoes (basically sewed them on my machine quickly and then stuffed them with toy stuffing so they feel like real shoe tongues!

Have also painted some buckles silver to attach for the next bit, so they're all ready and under way!

Photos to come asap!

Red Suit Take 2 (Posted 18th September 2008)

Just saying I've neatened the edges and re-did some sewing about the zip just to make sure it was a little stronger. Now that part of the outfit is all done! Woo! Photos will be up asap!

Now I need to wait for my paycheck to come in before I can see about buying fabric for Sora's Jacket. :)

Red suit (Posted 15th September 2008)

Well, I've been working on this today and I must tell you it took far too much effort!!! Firstly I forgot to bring my chestbinder with me, so measuring things and trying things on was a complete pain to get it to my chest-bound measurements. In the end I spent the majority of the day with duct tape about me so I could try things on and off.

First attempt was a horrible disaster, and lets leave it at that. Second attempt however is made of win!!!

The torso part of the outfit I decided to make in the shape of a swimsuit, that was fun to play around with, especially as I had no pattern or swimsuit to use - lets just say I used plenty of pins. Secondly I decided to add the zip, so it would be easier to try on and off - Zip 0, me 1. Haha, it wasn't as hard as I thought thank goodness!

I then had my first attempt at gathering. Also not as hard as I thought, to attach the legs to the swimsuit bit of the outfit to make the legs appear puffy and stuff. Also at the bottom bit of the legs where the knees are I added some wire just so it sticks out a bit more.

The outfit is surprisingly comfortable! I just need to do some neatening bits about the edges and then its done! :D

Pictures when I next go home and steal a camera T_T