Kyo Sohma (Blue Hoodie) - Fruits Basket




He's another one of my most favourite characters and since it isn't going to be a secret cosplay I thought that it was about time that I added him to the planned list even though I don't yet know when I'll do this for. It definitely won't be during 2010, though.

It will be fun being an angry kitty and I do really like combat trousers, too. It would also be a cosplay that I'd be comfortable enough to wear to any store-based events ( like the ones they tend to have at Oxford Street's HMV ) or to any cosplay meet-ups.

Will try to get him done in time for the KitaCon 2011 Furuba group if it goes ahead ^_^

Well I did wear this for the Friday of KitaCon 2011, though it's still not quite finished ( still need to see if I can sew in the zip and need a Kyo bracelet ).

I next wore this to the Friday of May Expo 2012 with an improved wig and hoodie and I'm much happier with it now. So I can now finally update this with some pictures as well now that I have a couple that I like. On the day afterwards I was looking to see if there were any orange cat-ears for sale at any of the stalls. I didn't find any, but what I DID find instead were some orange kitty paws ( they're so lovely and soft! ) =3 So next time I shall have to include them in some of my Kyo shots ^^


J-Po posted on 6 January, 2011 - 22:13
KYO *screams* i love kyo :D

Tsuchinoko posted on 6 January, 2011 - 22:23
Yeah, gotta love Kyo ^_^

Pandora-Chi posted on 29 May, 2012 - 10:50
Aww your Kyo cosplay is so adorable <3

Tsuchinoko posted on 29 May, 2012 - 20:39
Thanks a lot! =3 I'm looking forward to the next time I can wear him again.

Progress Journal

19th May 2012

Improved Wig and Hoodie Test

I've since found a better hoodie since it is again the perfect colour but this time includes a zip already down the middle. I also found a new wig, since when I wore it at KitaCon 2011 I found that the texture was too smooth which made it look a bit too femminine. This one has a more flicky texture.

24th January 2011

Wig Arrived

The wig arrived in the post and thankfully the colour is fine V^_^V
(why the heck the seller thinks it's blonde I'll never know...) XD

Next I need to either source or commission a pair of combat trousers for him and get hold of one of those bracelets.

13th January 2011

Sourced and Ordered Wig

After a few days of searching I found a wig that with a little bit of trimming at the back and sides should be suitable for Kyo. I was very fussy about the colour because I really, REALLY don't want the hair to look neon-orange. I want a shade which looks more plausible and not really fake. The wig is actually meant to be for a blonde character but it didn't look blonde at all, so I'm hoping that when it arrives the colour of the wig doesn't differ too much from what was shown on my computer monitor...

5th January 2011

Obtained Blue Hoodie

I spotted a blue hoodie up town which was the PERFECT colour for matching with Kyo&#039;s. As usual it is near impossible to find something already available in a shop which is EXACTLY the same as an item you need for cosplay, no matter how simple it is. The hoodie I bought has a single large pocket on the front and does not include a zip. Looking at it I think that I might be able to unpick the stitching to remove the big pocket. As for the zip I could buy one from John Lewis and cut down the middle of the hoodie and attach the zip to each edge. I&#039;m not sure if I&#039;ll be able to do this without the fabric fraying though, so I will probably experiment on cutting and sewing with the leftover fabric from the removed pocket before I do anything.

The drawstring is also white while the one Kyo has is a dark colour but that should be easy since all I&#039;d have to do is pull out the original one and push a different one in instead. Then the last thing I would need to do would be to cut 2 strips of material from the removed pocket and attach them to each side to make fake side-pockets. I&#039;m hoping I&#039;ll be able to make these alterations okay since it really is the perfect colour and it would save me a lot of money not having to pay for one to be commissioned and shipped. And I also own a few black shirts already, so at least that part of the cosplay will be no problem.