Sora
Kingdom Hearts II

Cosplayer: Darkiekun

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Neo Mag Cosplay Star August 2011

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4th July 2011: Repairs I have been spending the last week repairing things like the Keyblade and my Shoes to get it ready for Manchester Expo 2011! The fourth Con that my Sora cosplay has gone too...... More worn than any other cosplay of mine XDDD

29th September 2010: Updates Hey guys - After Sora's trip to Amecon I have a lot to fix up ready for October MCM Expo!
My shoes need to be fluffed up again as they have died on the trip home (squished in my case XD) And the sole on one of the shoes has come off which is handy as i can fluff it while I'm able to. So I need to buy new glue and get that fixed up. The pockets need fixing as I found out there is a hole in one and the zip has come undone(I knew not to hand stitch zips =/) The pants now have a hole in the crotch ^^; Naughty Sora XD but it's easily fixable!
All this to do before Expo >D Bring it!

14th June 2010: Shoes WIP 4 Stupid bits showing on the photo ¬¬ Anyway here is a nearly complete shoe ^^ I need straps and the tongue putting in and then the white details and it will be complete ^^

14th June 2010: Shoes Working on Shoes slowly today ^^ My figures hurt from hand stitching so it's going slow XD. So far I have the black stitched on and some of the yellow and my pads under Neath to make it walkable ^^ Just need my straps and more yellow on both shoes and it's complete!

13th June 2010: Shoe covering WIP Today I am trying to fabric up my shoes and here is what I have so far ^^ using the same material as my pants I have covered it best I can without to many folds ^^ I think it looks pretty good ^^

10th June 2010: Finished Jacket My Jacket is finally finished after about 5 hours work no joke T_T my back really hurts I need a chair to sew, seriously *sigh* Anyway I have added the shoulder pads and the straps aswell as the pockets ^^ I'm really happy with this Jacket ^0^

10th June 2010: Jacket WIP 3 This is my Jacket after a few hours ^^ it's been a love hate relationship trust me XD
Anyway I am happy with the jacket just a few things to sort out and add aka, pockets, shoulder pads and yellow straps. Then it's done!

10th June 2010: Jacket WIP 2 So far the jacket has the lining inside and roughly pinned into place with the zip and bottom white details. This took a lot of pins XD

Working on the hood now so I can get around to stitching that into the jacket at the same time ^^

10th June 2010: Base Jacket and Lining Here is my base jacket and lining. At the moment sleeves are too long and it has no hood and of course the lining isn't attached to the base jacket XD But yay Jacket XD I still hate making sleeves though Always something goes a bit funny ¬¬ Tch XD

9th June 2010: Top 90% Here is my top! Its 90% Complete just have the white around the arms to do! And then the Jacket >D But yeah I added the red and then added white edging around it. ^^

9th June 2010: Top WIP 1 Today Is started the top after finishing the other shoe. I made the blue top long so I can tuck it into my pants and have it hanging over slightly like sora ^^

8th June 2010: Shoe 2 this is the shoe after being covered in celeotape and paper XD I will be using this as my rough shape of the shoe.

8th June 2010: Shoes I'm starting the shoes today so wish me luck XD I started out with a pair of normal converse styled shoes

8th June 2010: Pants 90% Heres a photo of the nearly complete pants! Belts arn't attached to pockets yet it's to give me a look at the final look of my pants XD So excited seeing them with belts XD I donno why. Anyway still afew neatening up to do on the pants and belts and then pants are 100%!

8th June 2010: WIP Pants - Nearly done! This is showing the white detailing half stitched on and the stuffing in the bottom of the pants! These pants are odd to walk in though XD

8th June 2010: Pants Start I started the pants today and they turned out very long XD but that would soon be sorted out. I started with the blue section of the pants making the crotch and added a zip to it. Then used that to help me make the right pattern for the black section. I copied the bottom part to make a pocket in the bottom of the pants which will be used to stuff with plushie stuffing

7th June 2010: Finished gloves! I finished the gloves not long ago complete with Knuckle armour and everything.
I think these went quite well even if the skin on my fingers are peeling now XD
Details are hand stitched on and the armour is glued on, hopefully that will keep it there or I shall have to stitch it on as well.

7th June 2010: Gloves start! Started the gloves today! These are Leather gloves which where too big XD (See top photo)
I then cut off the fingers and marked it closer to my hand to make it a tighter fit for me (See middle photo)
The final photo is the base glove ready to be attacked with details!

7th June 2010: Pocket Here is one complete Pocket! It has a Zip inside to keep things safe and Velcro on it to keep the flap down ^^
This was hand stitched and has blue leather straps. This one took about 2 hours to make ^^

7th June 2010: Gloves My Expensive leather gloves arrived today meaning I am now working on the gloves. They are waaaaaaay to big for my hand so I have to start off making them smaller. My poor fingers hurt XD

6th June 2010: Belts I have finished the belts today ^^ These are hand stitched (Which is why my figures are killing me T_T)Made from belts I bought in Primark, Covered in Yellow Vinyl fabric and hand stitched for a tight fit around the belt. This makes it look as if the belt always was yellow ^^ I love them XD

5th June 2010: Expensive shopping trip of Doom. Went town today and spent a total of £90 on materials and belts T_T I also got material for Sesshomaru's fluff but that didn't cost much compared to everything I bought for Sora! Expensive XD

So I'll be starting tomorrow night!

5th June 2010: Four days later... ... and the zip has arrived! Like super fast huh? XD And here's me thinking it be ages till it came lol. But yeah Zip is here and Fabric shopping in about an hour! First I have to help Zedela and make her the Nowa cosplay ¬¬ But then I get to make Sora! >D Success! lol

4th June 2010: Finished Paopu and SeaSalt I don't know if you can tell by the photo but the Sea Salt Plushie is made from expensive glittery felt which I bought becuase It would look more Ice Cream like than normal felt ^^ This costs about 3x more than normal felt and I was charged for two instead of one so lets call it 6X more expensive so this little bugger cost a lot! XD
Anyway both are made from felt and stuffed with plushie stuffing ^^ They are so squishy and cute XD The Paopu is roughly the same size as the real thing so woop ^^

4th June 2010: Paopu Fruit and Sea Salt Icecream Daddy kindly took me to HobbyCraft before we went shopping today and I spent.... £15! XD I bought Felt (which they over charged me for! but CBA complaining XD), Plushie stuffing which has gone up since last time I bought it.... And some bag clips for keyblade and some poppers for the gloves ^^ So right now I'm working on the Paopu which I shall post later on! Tomorrow I'm going for the Main fabrics with Zedela Chan to get Sora Officially started!

2nd June 2010: Shoulder pads Here is progress of my first pad until its final stages! (The second one is drying from paper mache ^^)

In the first photo Is the foam being paper mached and held into place on a toilet brush xD Yes only thing I had that wasn't having to do it on my shoulder lol.
This is the first layer of mache to keep it hard but flexible so it can move without me worrying ill snap it while moving my arms about.

The second photo is with the silver leather fabric attached and hand sewn into place. This took about 30 minutes to do as I was trying to make it look like armour, so I had trouble trying to make it cover the surface without it having air inside. Hard work!

The third photo is showing you what it will look like with the button. The button isn't attached yet as it will be attached the to coat not the actual armour. It's to keep it in place on the day and its for details that function! Woop XD

The fourth photo is me painting on the white details around the edging using the normal masking tape and paint ^^

Final photo is the end so far ^^ Still might cover it in clear varnish to make it harder and durable, Have yet to decide.

Hope you like shoulder pads! Will show both later on tonight ^^

1st June 2010: Shoulder pads and Start of gloves In first picture I'm showing the materials used ^^ This is craft foam, glue sticks and a glue gun ^^

I cut them into the right shape and added on detailing to make them better. Shall be paper masheing tonight!

1st June 2010: It begins Well Expo is over and the new Sora Cosplay is in progress >D
I went to the OrgXIII site and ordered myself a chunky white zip for the Sora jacket when I get around to buying Materials.
I have started my shoulder armour / pads. They are made out of foam and will be paper mashed and then covered in silver leather type fabric and then maybe they shall be varnished to be shiny I have decided if that would work yet XD


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ProbablyHeather - 3rd June 2010
The shoulderpads looks great o_o xx
Makes me feel motivated to remake my Twilight Town Roxas or do Secret cosplay xD (But no material ¬¬)

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Anonymous - 4th June 2010
It looks great so far ^_^

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ProbablyHeather - 7th June 2010
Looking really good so far! x

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Zedela - 8th June 2010
I love thee pants so far Sora *Luxord rape face XD

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Anonymous - 8th June 2010
TUMMY! :D

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VeXerLINK - 9th June 2010
The progress is looking awesome!

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Darkiekun - 9th June 2010
Thanks guys! Hopefully I'm doing Sora justice! ^^

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Lolita Hime - 10th June 2010
looking great so far. cant wait to see it complete :) x

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ProbablyHeather - 14th June 2010
Well done on finishing it! <3 Those shoes look awesome, srsly well done it looks great *3* Get up some full complete photos~!

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Holli - 14th June 2010
The shoes are soo cool ! they look soo realistic! awww cute lil sora sheos hehe =D Good luck with finalising the costume =D

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RebaSephiroth2 - 14th June 2010
That's brilliant, Steph. ^_^

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Solaria - 14th June 2010
This is looking epic 8D really makes me wana FINALLY play KH xD

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Leolarua - 15th June 2010
Full shot looks wicked :D
clown shoes ftw

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ProbablyHeather - 17th June 2010
Full shot srsly looks amazing! You've done a rly great job >3< Makes me so proud to be your Ex-Husbando~!
Makes me feel motivated to remake my TT Roxas XD

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VeXerLINK - 24th June 2010
The full shot looks amazing O.O I'ts just like.... wow. It's the best Sora I've ever seen :D

Shame I won't get to see this at Amecon as I can't go D: but have lots of fun, your Sora just looks so awesome ^_^

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misfit_mosher - 24th June 2010
wowies awesome sora pics=]
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Leolarua - 24th June 2010
new piccies look badass!
riku approves

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ProbablyHeather - 26th June 2010
The new photos look amazing <333 I looove them~ Well done Ex-Wifu~! 8D

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CrystalNeko - 27th June 2010
You make an amazing Sora! So so accurate! You suit him so much~

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Kouji - 1st July 2010
your costume is really awesome <3! and i love the boots xDD

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seawaterwitch - 24th July 2010
AWESOME WIG!!! You're so cool ^^b

Until now, I cannot hairdo my own wig T.T

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Amy-Lou - 16th August 2010
Brilliant Sora, building up the cartoony proportions looks so good. It was great to see this in the masquerade :)

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ProbablyHeather - 29th August 2010
I love your Sora cos so much, srsly *---*

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CrystalNeko - 7th November 2010
Hrnnng, I just watched your walk-on on YouTube and I almost cried of happy seeing you three! You were just so cute~~ So in character! Your costume is one of the most accurate I've seen as well!

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cowiee - 7th February 2011
Such a lovely wig <33

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J-Po - 17th May 2011
OMG IT WAS YOU ON STAGE i actually fangirled at this cos i was like "omg they are doing the trinity" ekkkk *faints*

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J-Po - 10th August 2011
wooooo at neo mag 8D

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Raye-chan - 17th August 2011
Congrats for getting in Neo as the feature this month ^_^ Its such a great feeling, I remember jumping up and down when I was in there as Fina from Skies of Arcadia.

Well done! You deserve it :D

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Anonymous - 26th September 2011
OMG super cute, and the wig looks great and I am super picky when it comes to wigs too <3

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Nesproxy - 31st May 2014
I love how you've achieved the look of this. It looks superb. :)

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Namine - 17th October 2014
nice, ditto on Nesabi's comment - love how the cosplay is pure perfection. You totally suit cosplaying as any Kingdom Hearts characters

Keep up the good work! :)

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SamanthaKaiba - 14th April 2015
I love this so much...you make an awesome Sora ^_^