Sora (Pridelands lion) - Kingdom Hearts II


AmeCon 2008




Took a while to find suitable fur for Sora. He's not really coloured like anything else, so I had quite a job! I eventually found some georgeous "husky" fur that, while not perfect, was so beautiful and cheap, I had to go with it. Slight problem, in that I am very llergic to it, so have spent my time making him with streaming eyes and nose, but I wasn't going to let that stop me!

The bodysuit is all one piece, with the paws and head seperate. There wasn't quite enough room in the shoulders and arms, which made walking a bit hard. The legs and arms were cut shaped, and then padded with wadding.

Each paw was carved from a block of furniture foam, took about 6 hours to do the first one, but after that I got a bit faster!. The head is carved foam at the from, and strips of lighter foam at the back. The nose was done from a seperate piece. The pads on the bottom of each paw were carved into circles and painted with pva and acrylic paint. It took 36 hours for this to dry, I'm not sure why.

Hair is long fur, shaped with hairspry and spray-on adhesive. Eyes are funky foam. The black bits are netting, stuck on the back. Visiblility wasn't bad when trying on the costume, but something about the lighting in the masquerade made it really impossible to see anything and I nearly ran down poor Nert!


ryaoki posted on 20 April, 2008 - 22:47
cant wait to see tis your gonna make it amazing

MangaChild posted on 12 August, 2008 - 09:25
THIS COSTUME IS FAR TO CUTE FOR WORDS... and possiably has the best Sora hair i have ever seen :) Great Work XD

Sweeturk posted on 12 August, 2008 - 09:35
OMG that costume is so awesome XO and so cute i wanna hug it xD

ryaoki posted on 12 August, 2008 - 10:15
hehe it was so cool to see this in person hun, was bloody amazing, is there anything you cant do hehe

nanahara posted on 12 August, 2008 - 20:05
looks so cute, this is awsome

airyfairy posted on 14 August, 2008 - 21:01
This was sooo cute! Shame you were one of the last in the masquerade though, you didnt get the attention you deserved!

Taffeta_Rose posted on 15 August, 2008 - 12:52
Aw, thankyou! I did request to be near the back so I could put the costume as late as possible and then get out into the fresh air as soon as I could!

Lunar_Kitten posted on 15 August, 2008 - 15:07
Sweet costume (and a cute little cock of the head on the first photo!) Mmm to the 'husky' fur, too.

Amy-Lou posted on 16 August, 2008 - 09:42
Awesome! The face is perfect and you got some great photos that really show it off well :D The proportions are spot on too, the big feet are so cute!

Anonymous posted on 16 August, 2008 - 17:55
Wow this is perfect!! Nice job :D

Neko-Chan posted on 16 August, 2008 - 21:18
AWWW!!! So cute!!!!! i wish i could of gone to ame to see this costume D= its so well made!! TT_TT

caylithe posted on 18 August, 2008 - 11:18
sora is so cute :D. Congrats on such an awesome cosplay, it was lovely meeting you x

Hexi posted on 18 August, 2008 - 11:52
amazing. the pridelands was one of the funnest levels. xD

AmethystEyes posted on 19 August, 2008 - 10:18
This was an epic cosplay :D I saw you in the Amecon masquerade- I can't even imagine how long you took on this! It's amazing!

Silene posted on 20 August, 2008 - 22:47
Cute beyond words!

Tak posted on 20 August, 2008 - 23:13
Oh my gosh this is the cutest costume ever *___* you mustn't have been able to move from people wanting to hug you ailsa

Defrain posted on 21 August, 2008 - 09:09
I rember seeing you you was so close to coming off that stage , but its an awesome cosplay should be prowd

Xauriga posted on 24 August, 2008 - 21:53
heheh I just love this it's just so amazing

Angelphie posted on 25 August, 2008 - 18:49
Absolutely love this! Soooo cute, and really nicely make. You always do an excellent job on paws.

Efia posted on 4 September, 2008 - 23:38
Oh my gosh! I didn't realise this was you! It was most definitely the cutest, most huggable costume there though! I absolutely adore it and wanted to take you home with me! ^_^

Taffeta_Rose posted on 5 September, 2008 - 06:16
I'm not adverse to being taken home and cuddled :)

JakeX posted on 5 October, 2008 - 15:18
Dudette Now this is so cooooooool!!! and Unique!!!!! I Adore it!!!! xDD If i catch you wearing this well im pretty sure u will get hugged to death

TrueKitsune posted on 30 October, 2008 - 16:11
Must...resist *HUGS* >XD

sherbetsprite posted on 13 May, 2009 - 16:18
Wow! Amazing!!

Member-XI posted on 16 June, 2009 - 12:26
x_x That is adorable and made of awesome and win :D

Jae posted on 8 February, 2010 - 15:50
I remember this from Ame and it was amaziinng!!

ShadowsOfSora posted on 5 November, 2010 - 08:32
This is so brilliant! :D You have just become my new favourite furry cosplayer. ^^