Terra (Armoured) - Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep


London MCM Expo May 2010

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Despite my love hate relationship with the series, this armour is totally sick and my friend Jonny is hopefully going to cosplay Ventus with me :D

This'll be my first costume that's pretty much 100% armour...
Thank God for craft foam!


Defrain posted on 18 January, 2010 - 16:06
luck with this one

GAINAX posted on 20 January, 2010 - 08:42
Thanks man, I'm gonna need it :P

Monkey posted on 24 January, 2010 - 03:30
Duuuuuuude, looking forward to the group :) Also, give me your msn or some shizz so we can plan, ya? ^^

Giuka posted on 14 February, 2010 - 16:20
...this armour is totally sick ... I know what you mean, really! By now I've almost finished the keyblade: last details and then latex moulding, fiberglass shaping, sandpapering, priming and painting. Good luck with your project!

GAINAX posted on 14 February, 2010 - 18:13
Oooooh :D Can't wait to see it man! What event are you wearing it at? :)

ryaoki posted on 26 February, 2010 - 21:47
i dont usually comment on costumes alot anymore cas its too serious buisnes but i salute you on progress and a fucking awsome wanking week :D lmao dude

goodbyeworld posted on 26 February, 2010 - 21:54
Wow this is looking amazing! Can't wait to see it finished 8D

angel aiko posted on 3 March, 2010 - 02:40
liking the progress :3 *would do kamina speech but im far to tierd*

lastordersuk posted on 3 March, 2010 - 02:43
your skillz are no match for my skillz

lastordersuk posted on 31 March, 2010 - 19:44
oh do you want to come to a party!

GAINAX posted on 31 March, 2010 - 20:49
You'd beter get ready to do a poo everyone.

Natsumi posted on 3 April, 2010 - 00:08
Progress looks awesome ^0^ ~ Thought I had commented already? Guess not. Can't wait to see the outcome of this, is it going to be ready for expo? c:

GAINAX posted on 3 April, 2010 - 01:00
That's the plan! :D Hope you can make it!

RanmaSyaoran posted on 9 April, 2010 - 23:35
Looking good 8D

ryaoki posted on 19 April, 2010 - 15:01
dudeeee howd you make the sword its EPICC

GAINAX posted on 19 April, 2010 - 15:15
3 layers of Mdf jigsaw'd with A cilindrical saw blade for the circles. Had help from Jonny with the cutting! The templates were a bitch to design... So glad I don't have to go through this process again for a while :p

Moonchild posted on 19 April, 2010 - 16:51

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 3 May, 2010 - 12:41
This looks awsome :D

Feather-to-Earth posted on 3 May, 2010 - 12:51
Wow this is looking sooooo amazing!!! <3 KH I think i'd die trying to make all that armour ^_^' but yours looks so perfect, very admerable ^_~

GAINAX posted on 3 May, 2010 - 14:31
Thanks a lot guys! :D Time's running out... Hope I can get it all done in time! :3

lastordersuk posted on 3 May, 2010 - 14:49
no you wont, you are gunna fail

Odd-One-Out posted on 31 May, 2010 - 15:56
I was actually raging inside when you guys didn't win anything for these on Sat :(

Amy-Lou posted on 31 May, 2010 - 20:00
Epic armour! When you two were outside in the sun, it gleamed. So cool! Really impressed how quickly you finished it off :)

Defrain posted on 31 May, 2010 - 21:25
this was absolutly brilliant

Ilpala posted on 1 June, 2010 - 13:16
I was really impressed by these costumes, the armour was finished beutifully

sjbonnar posted on 1 June, 2010 - 13:28
This looked fantastic! A seriously great job!

Limegreenjelly posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:11
Such Great detailing ^^ True armour talent there

k4tt posted on 1 June, 2010 - 15:03
It was great to see your costumes in person. Excellent finish on the paintwork my friend. Absolutely loved the keyblade.

goodbyeworld posted on 3 June, 2010 - 22:48
Oh mike. you look so amazing. 8D

montblanc posted on 4 June, 2010 - 00:08
next time make all the armour out of hotglue instead ;D still you both looked awesome!

Zelda posted on 9 June, 2010 - 00:38
Amazing job! You both looked so awesome!

Sephirayne posted on 9 June, 2010 - 00:58
That armour is epic. Great job.

sjbonnar posted on 9 June, 2010 - 01:13
This was simply stunning!

GAINAX posted on 9 June, 2010 - 01:21
Thanks a lot guys :D Means a lot having spent sooo loong on it XD Glad you liked it!

Littlegeeky posted on 9 June, 2010 - 02:51
Wow *o* this is just amazing!!!!

Bambi. posted on 9 June, 2010 - 09:26
Wow!! o.0 This is AWESOME! :D Nice work you!

Ragepotato posted on 13 June, 2010 - 16:54
Amazing craftmanship! ^__^ You guys were brilliant at expo! -Phi

keir160 posted on 14 June, 2010 - 21:11
loved the finnish on your costumes :O real nice work :D hope your next costumes are this epic ;p

CGOPbleachbabe posted on 17 June, 2010 - 14:57
Amazing XD

ElegantAura posted on 25 June, 2010 - 12:08
Geez you complimented me on my armour, when yours is 10x better lol This was amazing, can't believe i actually didn't see you around and about expo, Great work ^_^

Giuka posted on 11 July, 2010 - 15:51
Respect Master!!! Look more than great!

Sweeturk posted on 23 August, 2010 - 23:20

Charlie-Bear posted on 27 August, 2010 - 13:26
Too fucking awesome man! This is so beyond epic *O*

ProbablyHeather posted on 1 October, 2010 - 21:03

Ranma1-2 posted on 6 October, 2010 - 10:28
g-g-g-g, Dude.. Awesome costume and key blade! I missed this in May. (but then again I was late - as usual!) I hope it will have another outing sometime.

Bambi. posted on 6 October, 2010 - 14:30
This is epic! I love this game! Well done xD

Mangamad posted on 24 November, 2010 - 02:42
Oooh...coolness. O,O!<

cowiee posted on 4 March, 2011 - 02:35
Such incredible armour! I saw you at expo last year. Amzingggggg T^T

- posted on 12 June, 2011 - 16:30
Brilliant!! The armour is utterly perfect

Plasticsharkattack posted on 3 July, 2011 - 19:38
The word "perfect" doesn't quite cover this! Too epic!

lastordersuk posted on 6 September, 2011 - 00:14
50 points to GRYFFINDOR!

Karakulz posted on 27 May, 2012 - 18:06
Absolutely AMAZING! Congratz on the Showcase! x3

Sephirayne posted on 29 May, 2012 - 15:45
This is brilliant. Well done on the showcase

Emzone posted on 30 May, 2012 - 03:38
Congrats! It definitely deserves a showcase! =D

cookie posted on 30 March, 2013 - 02:46
wow speechless good work

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Progress Journal

13th May 2010

moooooore armour

Started making some of the arger plates now, have been using mounting board to get a smoother, flatter finish an I think it looks pretty good! Exams approaching... Should really be focusing on those >.<

Just got the shoulders, boots and a bit left on thr gloves to finish!

3rd May 2010

More armour!

Been a while since I last updated. But yeah, got the keyblade out of the way. Took a long time to plan out the templates and jigsaw, but 'tis finally done. It's made out of MDF and PVC piping. So it's a fucking mission to carry one handed. Also fixed the helmet a lot since the last journal entry. Basically remade the jaw from scratch as it was waaaay too bulked out. And I've painted it all and added the ears and mouth piece! All that needs adding to it now is the visor which is curently underway!

I made more parts of the armour last night, the thigh plates and ankle blades!

Shall be working on the gloves today!

25th February 2010

Helmet stuff

constructed the back of the helmet today, it fits really well, I can't help shake the feeling it might be a bit too big. Have drawn in the rest of the helmet to give a sense of scale... Thoughts?

21st February 2010

this week

this week i have mostly been wanking

16th February 2010

More Jaw progress

Added the inner and upper jaw of the helmet now, Just need to paper mache these individual layers now and start applying gesso! :o

Also bought an alice band to strap to the inside so it fits me better!

11th February 2010


Have been working on the helmet on and off recently together with Lucy's :D
So far it's pretty much a wire frame with mesh and masking tape, coated in paper mache. Going to be doing this to the rest of the armour and then will start adding layers of gesso to smooth the shape down. It&#039;s soooo tedious, but it'll all be worth it in the end XD

Here's a picture of the jaw and ears :D And my ugly housemate D:

16th January 2010

Planning begins!

So I'm thinking about mobility and comfort for a change with this costume! :o

Basically I&amp;amp;#039;m thinking of starting out with a basic body suit made of pleather, lined in something less sticky against sweaty flesh ;p Made of 3 seperate parts so I can move easier. Look at diagram NOW!

Piece 1 will be a pair of trousers that come up quite high with a zip at the back to get into. The upper part of the trousers from the groin will be made of read pleather and will create a red strip going up the front of the body suit when the second piece is worn.

Piece 2 will work like a corset with a zip at the front so I can hide it behind the chest armour.

And Piece 3 will be easy to slip on like a T-shirt or something but with a zip at the back of the turtle neck so I can get my head through, this should be hidden by the back of the helmet and armour straps however.

The armour is supposed to look kinda layered in the images so I think this method will add to the effect!

Time to go to Fabricland...