Zero Kiryu (Day Class Uniform) - Vampire Knight




I shall be making this costume my self as I will be entering the London MCM Expo Masquerade on the Sunday as part of a Vampire Knight Group with
GraceyDarling and Matt

Well, I started with a pattern which I purchased from a online fabric shop along with some “suiting fabric”, and once it arrived I did some alterations with the help of my grandmother, and measured my size including waist, neck line, arm length, arm circumference etc. My Nan kindly helped me along the way as I am not experienced with patterns and this was my first completely made cosplay from scratch.

I followed the pattern, and began making the blazer. All together it took me roughly 2-5 weeks. After completion I neatened everything up to ensure it looked to a professional standard. I next moved onto adding the white cotton detail which I bought from two fabric shops. I firstly used tailors chalk to mark on the blazer where the white lines will go. Because I used tailors chalk, I was able to rub the lines out easily and edit them without ruining the jacket. After marking all the lines out, I next cut the white strips of cotton lines to the correct lengths and then applied them to the jacket by pinning them in place. Once pinned, I altered them accordingly to ensure everything was even on each side.

Once I was happy that everything was in place and even, I tacked the cotton in place where I could finalise, again that it was in the right place and even. After this I started to sew down the cotton by using my grandmother’s sewing machine, I did it in parts starting with the sleeves which I felt was most challenging as you cannot fold the sleeves flat and also getting it symmetrical to either side: getting it even for both sleeves. Once completed I did the front, then the back, and finally the collar. This took me a further 3 weeks due to work commitments and college.

I next ordered some studs which I felt closely looked similar to the character. The studs had sewing holes on each tip where I was able to sew it on much like a button. This didn’t take me very long. Next I ordered some rose buttons, but they were only in white. Once they arrived I spray painted them silver to match the characters buttons. Again these were very easy to sew on.

I bought a waistcoat rather than make one, but I altered it by adding the white detail and rose buttons. I also made a tie from red ribbon which I purchased from a fabric shop. I did this by using a plain thin tie as a template.


Costs ~

Blazer Fabric ~ £12.99 from a online fabric shop
Red Ribbon (Tie) ~ 60p per metre (2 metres) from Fabricland
Bias tape ~ 22p per metre (15 metres) from fabricland
Trousers ~ £6 from Marks and Spensers
Shirt ~ £3 from primark
Studs ~ £1.98 + £1 pp from Ebay
Toy Gun ~ £1.25 from Toy shop
Spray Pain~ £4.99 and £4.20 from Halfords and a model shop
Chain ~ £1 previously part of my tidus necklace
Wasitcoat ~ £8 from Primark
Tie ~ £3 from Primark
Prefect Armband ~ £2.50 from ebay
Clip/Chain ~ £5.50 from ebay
Rose Buttons ~ £3.20 from
Shoes ~ £20 from BHS
Extra White tape ~ £2.20


Moonchild posted on 26 December, 2008 - 20:38
YAY ^_^

CosplayChris-San posted on 27 December, 2008 - 19:59

AmethystEyes posted on 28 December, 2008 - 11:56
Yay cubed! :D I may have to bring my Yuki forward for this, there's so few guy Zero cosplayers around!

CosplayChris-San posted on 28 December, 2008 - 22:50
coolio ^^ Can't wait for expo!

Toshi-chan posted on 5 April, 2009 - 20:07
AAAAH ZERO-KUN!!!! omg please make the bloody rose as well that would be the height of awesomness =] this is gonna be soo cool ^.^

CosplayChris-San posted on 6 April, 2009 - 14:22
Thanks, I am planning to make the bloody rose, this is gonna be my first wholey made cosplay xD

Sweeturk posted on 8 April, 2009 - 18:19
nice one man its looking good so far =D

CosplayChris-San posted on 8 April, 2009 - 19:15
thanks sweet xD

Moonchild posted on 16 April, 2009 - 17:06
Gun's lookin good so far, zero's also has 'Bloody Rose' written on it in italics as well as the cross acadamy logo I think, i'll send you a reference pic if you want~

CosplayChris-San posted on 16 April, 2009 - 17:22
yh i know xD I got a pic, i have to wait for paint to dry lol xD but ill do it after xD

Toshi-chan posted on 19 April, 2009 - 21:10
yay Bloody Rose ^.^ ....hmmm....maybe you could try the caligraphy letter transfer thingies??? it all looks awesomes so far tho xD i wish i was going to may expo so i could steal photos with my yuki costume ^.^ (if it ever gets finished by then anyway lol)

CosplayChris-San posted on 19 April, 2009 - 21:30
I looked for the tranfer things, and couldnt get any small enough lol but oh yeah, too small for people to see and thankies! xD and cross fingers for it to be finished photos would be good xD

Toshi-chan posted on 20 April, 2009 - 21:03
even if i somehow managed to finished it...expo falls slap bang in exams for me ='[ awww what!!! damn the "not-small-enough-variety" of transfers lmao that costume is looking good tho...gonna be sooososo kl with the whole outfit put together wig and everything xD

CosplayChris-San posted on 21 April, 2009 - 16:56
How annoying for you, i hate exams. and thanks for your lovely comments, I'm waiing for the wig, clip and armband to arrive now and then add the rest of studs and buttons and shud be done lol xD

Moonchild posted on 24 April, 2009 - 11:07
CHRIS ^_^ Have found perfect buttons and studs xD or rather gracey did, come online and i'll send you the website. All really cheap and good and we shall all be the sameish ^_^

Toshi-chan posted on 12 May, 2009 - 20:17
yay this is looking sooo kl the wig looks good =] i love the little diamondy stud things tooo where did you find them!?

CosplayChris-San posted on 12 May, 2009 - 21:21
Well my friend found them on ebay for like 99p for like 24, plus £1 p+p which is really cheap ^_^

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Progress Journal

7th May 2009

Buttons have arrived DUNN NARR

The buttons arrived today, I need to spray paint them silver as there white, and then once dry I'll start sewing them on by myself LOL as i know how!

23rd April 2009

Wig and prefect arm band

The wig and armband arrived today. The wigs a bit long, but I might trim it or pull it futher back on my head, its already straightend which is good and the fringe is perfect. I'm gonna give it my own touches to make it as good as possible. The armband is great, so colzy I has your armband! ^_^

16th April 2009

Making the gun

I bought a toy gun from a local shop and also bought some silver spray paint. I firstly masking taped the handle up as it was brown already and then sprayed the rest of it. I added a few coats to amek it look as real as possible. I next will be adding the logo and bloody rose italic writing to the side of the gun, once the paint it dry

8th April 2009

Studs Found!

Found some studs for the cosplay, well i say me, misscolzychan found them for us as she is doing Yuuki and I'm doing Zero, but will be ordering these soon. You get 100 in a pack and I only need about 30 so will be sharing xD

7th April 2009

Main Blazer 90% done (without white detail)

Done alot of work to the blazer today. Its all done, just need to make the inside neater. I'm really glad how it is turning out. I bought 5m of the the white detail (white cotton bias tape) and it wasn't enough so need some more. But I attached it with pin and its coming to shape. Once I had pined it all on in the right place, my nan is kindly going to machine it on for me, and help me make it look good.

5th April 2009

Making The Blazer

Its about half done so far. The sleves are coming out really well, I've made the sleves a little shorter than my actual arms as I want the white sleves from the shirt to stick out like in the reference pictures. I need to remember to make a slit in the back going up a few inches. I also need to make sure the inside is as neat as possible. But altgother is coming along very nicely. Once completed its time to move onto the bias tape(white detail)