Leonie Heartilly

Costume :Kairi
Variant :School uniform
Source :Kingdom Hearts II
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :Eurogamer Expo 2012

Costume Photos

Base bag to modify

Socks and shoes

Wig and make-up








Costume Information

I've done Kairi's pink zipper dress already and thought this would be good to do as well. Make more use of my gorgeous wig!

"Starts with an 'S'... Right, Sora?"

"Kairi, now fifteen years old, lives her life normally on Destiny Islands. She attends school regularly along with her friend Selphie and has noticeably aged, having longer hair and more defined features. It can be assumed that she has spent most of her time focusing on her studies, thinking about the boy she's forgotten, and hanging out with Selphie, Wakka, and Tidus - all of whom have returned to Destiny Islands safely. She's also become slightly more withdrawn because of Sora's absence, with wisdom beyond her years."


~Please see my journals for more details on the construction of this costume as well as progress photos~


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Fabric for the skirt looks spot on :D i know the feeling of putting certain cosplays on hold hunting for the correct fabric, major pain >_<.
Cant wait to see it anyways, you're gonna look major-ly cute :D xx

by RevolverKitty on Thursday, 2 February, 2012 - 22:52
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Thanks hun, we must dance to Gee together! I'm hoping it will be played that night =)
Yeah it's a pain. Remaking my original Rinoa is on hold until I can find ribbed fabric I'm happy with, don't trust asking Dream Angels for it...

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 3 February, 2012 - 17:35
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I can't believe you managed to find such freaking accurate fabric O_O

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 11:13
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XD if i can remember the whole dance then sure hell yea :D
And ah i see (Rinoa's duster fabric is a headache, main reason I've put it on planned, i wouldve tried knitting it but i keep messing it up >_< so gonna leave it for now)
And yea..I think I remember you and another person pointing out Dream Angels' services, pity really, their fabric for her duster looked quite nice.

by RevolverKitty on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 18:41
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I'll be bringing KH1 Kairi to Ame! :D We must get pictures!

by Alinthia on Friday, 13 July, 2012 - 02:57
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Yes we must! Although I don't know what day I am wearing her yet

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 13 July, 2012 - 20:05

To-Do List

ShirtHighIn Progress
Wig and make-up testLowComplete
BagLowIn Progress

Shopping List

2 metres blue plaid fabric£10.00Bought
Black Next loafers£6.00Bought
Girls short sleeve school blouse£4.99Bought
2 metres of 1 inch wide brown webbing£1.20Bought
Beige/light brown canvas bag£2.99Bought
8" light blue concealed zip£2.89Bought
Blue thigh high socks£2.61Bought


Base bag (Posted 30th March 2012)

Found this whilst browsing a charity shop and thought it would work quite well for Kairi's school bag. I've bought some brown webbing to make the handles and I'm currently undecided if I will add the white details with fabric or paint.

Socks (Posted 19th February 2012)

Found some bright blue thigh high socks on ebay that came from China. I only pull them up as far as the knee though.

Shoes (Posted 12th February 2012)

Bought some black loafers similar to the references from ebay. I just had to remove the tassell detail which you can still see on the left shoe in the photo.

Wig and make-up (Posted 1st February 2012)

Wig and make-up shall be the same that's used for my pink dress version of Kairi.

Photo taken by Nert

Fabric (Posted 1st February 2012)

I thought about doing this costume since I did my pink dress version of Kairi but my inability to find suitable fabric was what held me back. Then I saw a commissioners (Paper Cranes) school girl Kairi photos and the fabric looked really good so I contacted them to ask if they could source me some. Their supplier was out but they allowed me to have 2 metres of their own stock which should be plenty as long as I don't screw it up!
The fabric isn't perfect but it's the best I've come across so far.