Neku Sakuraba - The World Ends With You / It's a Wonderful World


Alcon 2008




I'm in love with the game! The designs are awesome for the characters and I think Neku is really cool and interesting (although he can be a bit of a meanie!) But I kinda like that and just couldn't help but want to cosplay him. ^^;

Neku was such a fun, comfortable outfit to wear, I think he's been possibly the most comfortable I've worn ever. I loved the wig - although had to re-spike it on day 2 as the dampness in the air made it go a bit meh. But that was okay! The outfit didn't fall apart at all, the headphones I made were comfortable and it was just made of win!

I don't know if many people knew quite who I was hehe, but that didn't matter. I think I may have been a bit of a walking advertisment for the game, a lot of people asked if I was from Kingdom Hearts and I had to say, "Well... kinda..." and would go on an explaination about the game. Still love the outfit, every now and then I could pretend to be really moody, which was kinda funny because I'm very rarely moody at all. Can't wait to find an excuse to wear this outfit again!


iggie posted on 19 April, 2008 - 20:31
Haha i bought the game today too! XD the designs are great and i agree with you on the meanie part ^-^ Look forward to seeing this ,when you decide when you start ^-^

Charlie-Bear posted on 20 April, 2008 - 21:05
Oh awesome your gonna cosplay as him too! Good luck with this, [and that wig! :O] Lots of pictures when your done please :3

Anime_Angel posted on 6 May, 2008 - 16:24
I love yer wig, looks like Neku^___^

Littlegeeky posted on 6 May, 2008 - 17:35
Thw wig is awesome, I would totally panic if I had to style something that complex but you did a wonderful job, I can't wait to see the rest :D

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 15 May, 2008 - 05:39
Looking super-fantastisch! I need to start work on Shiki now...

caylithe posted on 15 May, 2008 - 07:15
Good luck with this :D I love the outfits in this game. Looking forward to seeing the pics ^^

angel aiko posted on 15 May, 2008 - 10:47
awesomeness my lil scarlet!!! xxx

iggie posted on 22 May, 2008 - 05:54
Wow you did such a good job! It looks great ^-^ Wish i could see this in person ._.

vampiresan posted on 9 September, 2008 - 12:46
wow the wig you made looks amazing!

Charlie-Bear posted on 9 September, 2008 - 19:02
WOW! This looks great finished :D Your such a brilliant Neku! Love the head phones and wig :O

Tak posted on 9 September, 2008 - 19:20
You look awesome! I love the wig styling especially as his hair is crazy. Are you planning on wearing this to October Expo? (that's if you are going)

Monkey posted on 9 September, 2008 - 23:08
Not sure yet, depends if I can get both outfits I have planned for Expo finished in time or not. We shall see. If I don't I think I'm definately wearing Neku instead! :D

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 12 September, 2008 - 01:59
Hot <3

Uni posted on 12 September, 2008 - 08:36
Looking fabulous darling!

angel aiko posted on 12 September, 2008 - 14:03
i love the stern angry face :3 xxx

Anonymous posted on 12 September, 2008 - 15:32
Wow, that looks really well made. I love the wig, it's so funky and skipy and, well, orange. Great job!

MangaChild posted on 4 October, 2008 - 21:46
Fantastic costume Spot on!!! This looks even better in person XD

kirokitsune posted on 8 October, 2008 - 14:18
Such an awesome cosplay! The wig was Epic, and the cool!

kimpey posted on 16 November, 2008 - 20:32
wow it truned out really well your look great. i really like the job on the wig

sjbonnar posted on 29 June, 2011 - 16:16
I had no idea you'd done this! It's awesome!

Progress Journal

9th September 2008

General Journal

(Just testing this out more than anything, figured I should put this all in here ^^)

[31st August] Headphones are finished. Decided at the last minute to make them entirely from scratch, so they're in fact made of a hairband, lots of craft foam and an old sponge found in a cupboard. ^^ With the wig however, I think they look pretty awesome! Also, MP3 player is completed too. Woot! All done! Cannot wait to wear it all! :D

[27th August] Quick update, shoes are 100% complete (no pictures as of yet as I have no camera!) Belt is being painted black (alas, could not find a plain black belt in that style anywhere &gt;&lt;) and fimo mp3-player thingie has been sorted out and just needs to be baked. :)

[23rd August] Long time no update! Yes, finally after finishing everything for Amecon I am at last able to work on things ready for Alcon whoo! So anyway, bought the last few bits and bobs today, hopefully I'll be able to finish the whole outfit very soon. Shoes are well under way, one is almost finished, then I just have to do the other, I think they look very cool! Pictures to come soon!

[15th May]
The top is completed! Woo hoo! This was far more annoying than I expected it to be ^^; mostly because the first version I did for some totally bizzare reason came out too small, and the second one needed major surgical work done to it because it was too big! But anyway it is done now! I certainly think tops that are baggy and have sleeves are soooooo much easier than sleeveless tops, but this one turned out pretty good in the end. Phew... now to see about those shoes...

[10th May]
Finished the shorts! They were actually pretty easy, decided that I wanted them to look a little better and more 'real' than the shorts I made for my Celebi, so I bought some cheapy white trousers from Primark and hacked them up to make the shorts (the big pockets of joy were actually made out of the bits of trouser leg I got rid of! Wristband is also done, took like, five minutes, so that wasnt hard, haha!

[6th May]
Half an evening and most of a day's worth of styling resulted in the completion of the Neku Wig! I'm in love with it and think it came out really well, especially for my second real try at styling wigs. I think my favourite part is the fringe, but really I like it all! I just need orange eyebrows to go with it now &gt;&gt; Photos are now up! (Please ignore the wire coming out of the unfinished headphones! I have yet to start making them properly! ^^;)

[3rd May]
Wig arrived today! Its so thick and fluffy and ORANGE! I love it, and almost feel bad about having to style it... but oh well. I shall certainly make sure to take 'before' and 'after' pictures when I start styling - should begin to do it sometime on Monday I think seeing as it is bank holiday (yay!). Now that I have the wig, I can wor out the headphones properly once its styled, and from then on I can focus on the rest of the outfit and stuff like that. Probably will start sorting out the top next &gt;&gt; That'll be the hardest part methinks.

[29th April]
Bought the material and the wig today. Will probably start work on the trousers first as they will be the easiest thing to do. Am still currently trying to work out how to make the top work, especially working out how to put it on and off. Hrm... I'm sure I'll think of something. Wig is ordered too! Yay! Can't wait to start styling it! :D