Costume :Kairi
Variant :default with keyblade (RETIRED/ON HOLD FOR SALE)
Source :Kingdom hearts 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Hyper Japan 2011

Costume Photos


Remember Sora... when we used to live here on our island?

with this keyblade I will find you both!

a keyblade?

Thinking of her friends

the money shot lol

Beginning the search for Sora and Riku

Having fun in Traverse Town

hair ref

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Costume Information

Cost : 4.80 so far

If I don't do Rikku coz cost wise I'm starting to think I wont be able to afford it, I'm going to do KH2 Kairi as I found the PERFECT base dress in a charity shop the other day. ^_^ Which was kindly bought for me by BF (whom I will kick for later on! XD! LOL)

So I have a back up planned incase Rikku cant be done.

Also, for anything else KH related it will be fun to wear. XD

I've always secretly wanted to cosplay Kairi but never went ahead with it because she's so over cosplayed. But seeing the base dress at a bargain I couldnt resist but go for it anyway. Also, after playing KH again, it kinda gets me in the mood to cosplay more KH characters XD

UPDATE: Dress dont fit so gotta make it from scratch.. grrrr XD so back to planned section

UPDATE 2: Dress is tight but once tried on again, myself and mom have decided we can make it fit great with editing woooo! So back into 'In Progress' LMAO!

UPDATE 3: I've entered this costume into the Square Enix cosplay battle cosparade at Hyper Japan! EEK!!! Though not complete yet, but I know it's going to finish up good so I thought "why not!?"





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Kairiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :D

by J-Po on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 19:12
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teehee! I hope I'll pull Kairi off!! She's gonna be so much cheaper to do than Rikku when I only have 2 months to get complete along with Roxas and something else for LFCC when I'm not wearing wedding ariel XD

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 19:15
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Can't wait to see this hunny <3 x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 20:14
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thankies! I'l post up a pic of my base dress tomorrow, just not with me wearing it coz its so bloody tight lol! I squeezed myself into a size 6 dress HAHAHA Not attractive!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 20:32

im just gonna hug ya n not let go when ya do this one bab :D xxx

by Omega Red on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 21:58
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you're like this anyway! lol

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 22:02
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omg this is gonna be epic

by rosieroo on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 19:30
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Aww thanks! I hope the dress goes as well as me and mom have planned it in our heads!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 19:39
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awesome and i want them shoessssss

by J-Po on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 19:34
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they're so cute aren't they!!?? Cant wait to find them at a reasonable price and buy them after expo!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 19:54
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Progress is looking amazing!!!!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 22:01
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thankies hunny!!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 11:58
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Aww this is looking so pretty ^^ good luck with it :)

by PokethePixie on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 21:38
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thank you!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 15:51
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Progress looks epic sweetie. You're going to look so gorgeous as Kairi! <3 x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 14:31
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Aww thank you hunny!! I'm hoping to post up pics of the dress soon lol.

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 17:15
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The shoes are perfect! <3 x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 13 July, 2011 - 17:38
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thank you!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 12:16
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omg i want those shoes there amazing - hugs

by rosieroo on Saturday, 16 July, 2011 - 14:26
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Thank you!!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 19:28
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Progress is fantastic! :D

by BabemRoze on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 20:20
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THANK YOU!!! <3!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 18:54
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Kairi!!! <3 <3 *Sora Glompings* <3

by Michi-agogo on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 19:42
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yay for Sora glompings! lol!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 20 July, 2011 - 13:07
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OMG Cez you look so so cute as Kairi! I love it! <3 <3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 20 July, 2011 - 22:42
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Aww thank you hunny!!! I cant wait to wear her at hyper japan now!! She's so much fun to prance in!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 20:18
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perfect :D

by J-Po on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 22:29
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Thumbs up to you and to our good friend aks_100.

by Nomes on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 - 22:36
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^___^ definitely!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 12:52
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ADORABLE ADORABLE ADORABLE!! <3 I love the final photos for this my dear!! :D Kairi suits you so much

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 19:12
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I love your Kairi! And you got some really good pictures, the background on the traverse town one is actually perfect xD So so so pretty <3 x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 19:43
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Aww thank you girlies!! *hugs you both* You both flatter me too much lol!! I think the Traverse Town one is my fav too!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 21:31
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You look great! Nice work on this ^_^.

by Quinzel on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 21:56
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Thank you!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 21:57
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Awesome Kairi. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 21:54
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thank you very much!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 19:37
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You've done a wonderful job on this costume! Well done!

by DuskatNight on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 14:57
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thank you! I wanna get a new wig though- i have serious issues with it lol

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 15:11
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Aw you mke a cute version of Kairi! great work on the keyblade too ^^

by XxSylentiumxX on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 22:56
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Aww thank you very much!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 20 October, 2011 - 12:46

To-Do List

spray paint converse lilacHighComplete
finish beltHighComplete
do keybladeHighComplete
edit dressHighComplete
stitch zips into dressHighIn Progress

Shopping List

Zips (3)£5.15Bought
lilac fabric spray paint£5.59Bought
keyblade materials (extra glue etc)£5.00Bought


finally complete (Posted 22nd July 2011)

so its all finally complete and I'm doing her star charm for her keyblade as we speak. But looking back at the photos.. though its a mirrored image, im wondering if I put the bag on the wrong side.... ah well! Too late to change it now!

dress 97% complete! (Posted 19th July 2011)

So all the zips have now been sewn in place, i just need to get an extra zip pull to hot glue onto the bottom of the middle zip so its got the open bottom end.

I also need to wonder web up the bottom slightly and wonder web the white part at the top in place too, then it's complete!!!

Now to work on my star drawing skills to make her charm to go on the keyblade!

Zips (Posted 6th July 2011)

so I got the zips yesterday and managed to spray pait the teeth of the zips silver really well. But when I placed them against the front of the dress for length, I only found that they're a tad too long.. BUT I got told I can shorten them easily enough and just sew thread thickly round the end that I want and it should be fine.
BUT when I placed the longest one in the middle like where it's meant to be, I glanced over at the reference picture I have printed out and only realised it's an double ended zip!!! Yet mine isnt! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR So I'll have to hunt down an old hoodie I dont want anymore and take the zip out to use the zip pull to add the one for Kairi's dress at the bottom so it's accurate!!

And there's me thinking this was going all too well!! Guess I was right! haha!

converse (Posted 2nd July 2011)

So to save on money as high top converse have gone up in price since I last looked at them I have decided to use my old(ish) cream ones and dye/paint them the lilac colour as it will be a fraction of the price of new ones.

I cant believe I only thought of this a couple of hours ago though lol! Typical me!! LOL! So I'm gonna start looking for the right colour dye and paint and see which is cheaper, though I will buy a small tub of black fabric paint to paint the soles me thinks!

keyblade complete onto dress (Posted 1st July 2011)

So now I completed the keyblade in three days I can focus seriously on the dress itself now.

So on Tuesday Im going to take a day trip to Kingston so I can go into FABRICLAND and buy three cheap long chunky zips for the dress. I'll be taking the dress with me and reference pics so i can get as much aid in choosing the right zips as possible. ^_^ Then its a case of hunting down the right coloured converse for her after LFCC in the middle of July.

bangles (Posted 28th June 2011)

I managed to get the bangles today in the right colours for Kairi in Poundland luckily!

Also managed to get a big ass bottle of PVA glue so i can continue with the keyblade and got some cheap decent gold paint for the vine work that wraps round it too! ^^

keyblade WIP (Posted 25th June 2011)

So I caved and today spent a whole £2 on supplies for making her keyblade. Luckily I already had flowers so they cost me NIL, all I had to do was bu some gardening wire that was already covered for safety but very flexible for the gold vine that snakes around her keyblade AND a wooden broom to be the main blade bit! All from 99p store so I managed to spend £2 so far on her keyblade WOO! I love doing cosplay on the cheap lol!!

I started papier mache-ing the handles and bit the flowers will be on today until I ran out of PVA glue!!! Didn't realise I was that low on it, but ah well! I can buy some more next week in The Works for 99p so that's not too bad, other than that, I have everything else at home already! The paints, the flowers, cardboard, old newspapers.. everything! So in total this keyblade will cost me £3! BARGAIN!!

For the flowers I gotta paint them a more brighter and accurate colour, and make them bigger by cutting petals off the spare fake flowers and adding them onto the main flower, then cut the leaves off the wire stem and add them between the flowers onto the keyblade! This is gonna take me a long while me thinks, but hopefully the end result will be worth it and it will survive the Hyper Japan event ready for october expo!

Onto other news- I HAVE A BELT FOR HER! WOOOOOO!

keyblade (Posted 24th June 2011)

Because I'm an utter masochist (like you all dont know that already! LOL) I have decided if I have time I'm gonna have a whack at making her keyblade in the next few weeks for a stupidly cheap budget so I have it and score myself extra points in the Square Enix CosParade battle at Hyper Japan! It also means it will give me something to use to aid in my posing too!

I just hope I can have the funds and find the items to make it in time!

stuff lol (Posted 24th June 2011)

Okay.. here we go:

Dress: In progress,got one more zip to put in and tack down the white bit in properly and that's complete

Shoes: complete! Used my Serah Farron converse and mixed my purple and white fabric paints to get the right shade of lilac and painted them by hand.

Wig: FusionRose cant make it to hyper japan anymore so I'll be making the best out of the wig I got instead. so no worries there really. Not too happy with it but it will do

Belt: COMPLETE- Finally found some buckles on old bags and attached both swoopy things and bag to belt. Just gotta re enforce the hot glue with some stitches but thats minor.


Keyblade: 99% complete- just got to make the star charm that goes on the end of it to be 100%complete but that's minor too.

continuing work (Posted 20th June 2011)

so I finally got round to continuing some work on this dress today.

Well.. I say me... I mean mom LMAO! I managed to get her help in placing a new panel into the side of the dress today, so all that needs doing now i trimming the excess fabric on the inside and sewing it into place, then I gotta look for chunky zips for the front gahhh!! And of course the lilac converse and black shoe laces

UPDATE: Managed to get the panel stitched in place and hemmed up the bottom of the dress to make it the right length today. woo Also stitched the hood in place properly too. Now to go chunky zip shopping at some point!

The Hood and straps (Posted 22nd May 2011)

So I finally tried on the dress yet again and as I managed to zip it all the way up at the back now, I bent over and one of the straps broke off! But then I realised Kairi's dress is more like a halter neck top! So I didn't worry about one of the straps breaking off. SO I pinned the strap round to make it a halter neck, then cut off a strip of white jersey fabric form the scrap I had laying around. I then stitched the white around the original pink strap! Then I got the black hooded top that mom brought home last night and cut the hood off, pinning it round the white halter strap.
I then began to do an oversew stitch to attach the hood onto the strap and then ran out of white thread lol! SO that's how the hood wil be finished being stitched into place too. I did have to slightly gather the hood into white strap in a couple of places to make it fit in place, but once on you really cant tell it's been gathered- not unless you look stupidly close haha!

I'm pretty happy with the progress on this dress considering it's tight and small on me! I can JUST fit into it but with an extra panel put in which I'll do with some other thicker fabric I found that's the same colour luckily! (It was scrap from my Ariel nightgown fabric!) Which should make it fine to wear yay!

I'm also buying a red wig which is great for Kairi from IndecisiveTrollop at expo on Saturday which I'll style into Kairi's style by giving it a fringe. woo! Now it's a case of finishing the dress and buying the right coloured converse!

Dress WIP (Posted 21st May 2011)

So I began work on my Kairi base dress today. My god it took forever just to do the tiny bit I did!!

Firstly, I had to get my thread ripper and pick off every single button one by one from the dress. Which alone took me over an hour to do just that, and right down the bottom I got a teeny tiny spot of blood on the dress from stabbing myself several times with the thread ripper. OUCH!! The things we go through for cosplay aye!? LOL

Then I turned the dress inside out and gently went all round the edging of the lining fabric and with the thread ripper took the lining out. Which later on, I will use to add panels in the side I think to make the dress that little bit bigger and less skin tight that I cant walk in it XD!

Then I found spare jersey fabric which is perfect for the white top part that goes under the main zip in the neckline of her dress!! So I cut a huge triangular piece out and pinned it on the inside of the dress. I know I've put too much on the inside, but until I get 3 giant zips to put onto the dress, it wont be sewn into place. XD!

I will probably continue work on this just after expo when I can get help from my mom to do all the adding panels and complex work on it ^_^ Also I can make a trip to Brighton to go cheap zip and other fabric for other cosplay shopping! ^_^

How to (Posted 19th May 2011)

So the base dress I thought was gonna have to be taken back to the store, can infact be made bigger slightly to fit me! YAAAAY!

So here's a breakdown on how I'm gonna edit the dress (pics will be up later):

Base Dress: Take buttons off that sewn on as decoration from the bottom and straps
Take out lining and use to make a panel in the back to widen the dress
Cut out slits to add the long zips in the front
Use a scrap of jersey fabric I have to add to the top neckline of dress under the middle zip

Hood: Buy a cheap hoodie from a charity shop and cut the hood off and sew onto dress!

Shoes: Buy a cheap pair of pink converse on ebay and add black shoelaces

Wig: Buy wig off ebay and style