|When I was debating over what to do for my next cosplay, I asked my sister what she thought I should do, and she immediately said Death the Kid. We were both watching Soul Eater at the time, and something about him apparently reminded her of me... I'm not sure what similarities she saw (maybe I can be a bit of a perfectionist sometimes?); but I decided to go with it anyway, as I do quite like Death the Kid. He is a fun character, and clothing design is super (I really would wear a suit like that out to formal events. It's so nice), so he became my Minamicon cosplayfor 2009; very different to my normal mascot-style suits. ^^|
For those not familiar with the character, Death the Kid is obsessed with symmetry and making all things perfectly symmetrical. It's what he does. So everything accociated with him - his suit, his weapons, his rings (except his hair, but he cannot change that)... all must be symmetrical. Thus, I had to spend a lot of time making sure this costume was as perfectly symmetrical as possible. So, after many, many hours of sewing, making the wig (I never quite got it perfect; but my sister forced me to accept it and I’m glad she did – or I would have spent the whole con in my room modifying it); and making the little accessories, I was ready for the con. :)
If I had to pick out one thing I really liked about this costume, it would actually be one of the components I didn't make - my contact lenses. I bought them via. my optician, who had them specially custom-made for me by a company that does lenses for SFX and movies, and they are perfect... it's a shame they don't show up in many of the photos very well. (They also made great halloween lenses for werewolf costumes/outfits... XD). I doubt I'd ever wear contacts like this again for a cosplay, but it was a interesting and different thing to try out.
Although I know I made an aweful-looking Death the Kid - I'm not skinny enough, and my face shape really doesn't work well for the character - I still liked being able to do things like walking up to random objects and reorganizing them into a symmetrical pattern without getting odd glances. However, the costume is now happily retired (there is a lot of fixing work that needs doing to it before I could wear it again, and I've got lots more characters I want to try out that take priority over this so it is unlikely I'll be bringing it out any time soon).