Refira
 


Costume :Death the Kid
Source :Soul Eater
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 15 (2009)


Costume Photos

Yet more symmetry

Close-up

Death the Kids

Death the Kid

Death God Martial Arts

The toilet paper must be symmetrical!

I'm a disgrace...

Bringing symmetry to the whole world...

The corridor is so perfectly symmetrical!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : A lot. XP
Time Taken : 4-5 weeks

Description
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).

Comments

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Great cosplay! Love the wig <3

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 23:18
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I'm seriously jealous of your symmetry OoO I'd never be able to pull off something like that! *applauds*

by Argent on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 01:45
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nicely done. This is one really well made cosplay

by nanahara on Saturday, 4 April, 2009 - 00:11
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the hair stripes and the costume was just fantastic SOOO SOO NEAT AND SYMETRICALL HYAAA HOOOO was good getting pics with you hun

by ryaoki on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 20:54
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Thank you everyone. ^^
I'm glad I was finally able to put my own symmetry obsession to good use. Perfect for making a Death the Kid cosplay... XD

Ryaoki: It was awesome getting pics with you and the rest of the Soul Eater group as well. I can't wait to see the photos! :)

by Refira on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 23:20
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I remember this- very good indeed!

by AmethystEyes on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 11:20
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Wow where did you get those lenses :o

by Lord Zero on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 11:49
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They were custom made for me. My optician tracked down someone who could make me a pair of professional theatrical contact lenses, and he got them made to my specifications. It's awesome knowing that they are the only pair of contacts in the world that look like that. ^^
I had to save up for them for a while as it cost quite a lot to have them made (I've wanted to get a nice pair of theatrical contacts for quite some time, and this costume gave me the perfect excuse), but was well worth it... I'll just make sure I use them plenty of times in the year. :3

by Refira on Thursday, 23 April, 2009 - 01:48
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You were an amazing Death the Kid! It was wonderful talking to you as well! Your wig was perfect and I love the eyes!!!

by Mousie on Sunday, 26 April, 2009 - 11:51
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oooh im so glad i got to see this in person and close up too!

though i havent seen the anime you looked amazing! and was very impressed with the wig! 83

by Kaka Extreme on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 19:48
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was absolutely fab having pictures with you as black star and kid, i wish we could have got more ,when i finish my black star, hope fully youll do a re wear of this !!!

by ryaoki on Monday, 3 August, 2009 - 00:20
 

To-Do List

Make the world symmetricalHighIn Progress
Repair damage to costume accessories (rings, etc)HighPlanned
Fix sleevesMediumComplete
Fix the wig for expoMediumComplete
Make more accurate Liz/Patty gunsLowPlanned
Remake suit jacketLowPlanned
Fix the wig... again...LowPlanned