|Cost :||About £80 in total|
|Time Taken :||A week one each keyblade, two days on the cloak, another day on the trousers, several hours on the wig.|
Working with PVC was the worst and most difficult part of this. It's a bitch, I can't deny it. (and I recommend for any doing it that they use extra strength thread, a leather needle and have all the patience in the world.)
I was given the giant zip by a friend, bought the fabric from Fabric Land, and was given the wood for the keyblades for free since they were scraps from Homebase. The spray paint was Belton, and the chain for the oblivion blade came from B&Q. The wig was Ebay, and I styled it using Got2B Glued gel and spray (it may be expensive, but it's a freaking God when it comes to spiking up wigs).
I decided to make it because last christmas my friend bought me KH2 (I know, I'm coming in very late for the fandom of that game, though I played KH1 yeaaars ago and loved it), and I found myself growing very attatched to Roxas. I just enjoyed playing him, and the idea of making a massive PVC trench coat seemed a very appealing idea at the time. (though thinking about it now, I was insane. So much PVC. So much. *melts*)
Wearing it at MCM was fun, quite a few people seemed really enthusiastic about the keyblades, though I discovered that PVC trousers don't work as they stretch ridiculously in heat. Not the best thing ever.
My favourite time wearing the costume was definitely at a photoshoot with a good friend of mine; we went all over London and got some really fabulous shots and had a brilliant time <3