|Okay, wow... where to start? 8'D|
Sora was possibly the second character on my first list of cosplays as I adored him to pieces. I ordered two costumes online back in 2007 -- one arrived and was made horribly (which was returned), and the other was worn at AmeCon 2008. Although this costume was better and indeed comfortable, I felt it didn't suit me at all and I sold it; tearing the shoes apart for another character, and putting the idea of cosplaying him again as minimal to possibly /never/. XD;;
It was only when (two years later) CrystalCharmer purchased for my birthday a set of Sora shoes (made by lilylighting) that the urge was back to cosplay him again, and perhaps do a better job this time around. After many failed attempts at constructing his costume, I began approaching commissioners, managing to find the very talented Monkey (a.k.a GoldenMochi) who agreed to take on my request! Not only is her work beautiful, but her prices were extremely fair and she was able to put together a costume I felt great in, so thank you! C:
Barely anything on this costume was made by me, save for the gloves and alterations to the shoes, etc. The necklace was pieced together by NekoBazu, and my Keyblade was a prop commission by the equally talented Arami Heartilly.
The only downside to wearing the full costume on the day was that my wig (with amazing styling by CrystalCharmer) was flattened during the journey to the con, and despite all efforts in the hotel room, it couldn't be saved to the way it was before. I managed to salvage some photos I liked of it in the end, but next time I'm hoping I can fix it up a little bit. 8'D
Thank you to everyone who helped me with this cosplay! You're all beauties! /loves