Sora (Default) - Kingdom Hearts II

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Amecon 2010



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This cosplay was a journey...of which the majority is documented in my journals so I advise you have a read there if you're interested. ^^

I adore Sora. He's my favourite kingdom hearts character by about a mile and this is very much a dream costume of mine. I had been put off by the amount of Soras but I finally gave in and decided to cosplay him. ^^

My favourite part of this cosplay are...the shoes and the trousers. Alot of effort went into both of them and i'm pretty satisfied. 8D I think the wig needs a bit of work as it's not as I would like but it works for now. ^^

Although the shoes mean paaaaaain I had alot of fun wearing this with my KH group at ame and being all HAPPY SPACKY. XD

That said I'm really not very confident about this cosplay, maybe because it's SUCH a dream that I was never going to be satisfied... But I kinda feel like I didn't do him justice >< I'd like to make a few edits on this costume and wear it again, and hopefully come to love this cosplay...

Comments

Littlegeeky posted on 30 May, 2009 - 21:26
Awww I think you'll make a great Sora hun :D Could I get some pictures with you when I cosplay Axel?

MoonLily posted on 30 May, 2009 - 21:43
Thanks. ^^;; I'm really looking forward to spiking the wig! Lol. XD And of coooourse! I cant wait to see your Axel! *_*

Thirteenthesia posted on 15 June, 2009 - 02:32
Omg Soraaaaaaaa. :D

Darkiekun posted on 13 July, 2009 - 12:21
Hey there! Can ish do some photos with ya? im a sora cosplayer too! XD but i can be like 90% of the others haha

YattaOfMez posted on 13 July, 2009 - 13:55
Sora? >=D hehe!

MoonLily posted on 13 July, 2009 - 15:42
Riku206 - Of course! ^_^ We can sort it all out next year. 8D YattaOfMez -...I'm now very afraid. X_X

Demented Kid posted on 13 July, 2009 - 15:48
OMG hun this will be awesome 8D *has too, noticed the dwindling numbers of KH cosplayers* Here's some advise though hun, AVOID DOING THIS FOR OCT 10 D: Seriously, the amount of KH will shoot up then because of Halloween, even though this isnt Halloween version XD But I seriously look forward to this~ *Wants to do Demyx some day* 8D

MoonLily posted on 13 July, 2009 - 16:04
Duly noted! XD I wasnt planning to do it at expo anyway cause...well...I think you can probably guess why. (Scary kh fantards are scary to little ol' me :P) Thankies! ^_^ You would make an awesome, Demyx! Plus it gives you an excuse to go splashing in puddles. 8D

HotshotShan posted on 1 November, 2009 - 19:17
Nabbed? Are you kidnapping me? Wrong game, Sora. This will be win and you'll suit him, considering my usual reaction to Sora I never thought I'd say that but am looking forward to this group now. XD I really hope we have Donald...

bakurakat posted on 6 November, 2009 - 21:56
Hnnnnn i so really wanna do a KH cosplay with you now whenever you're doing it xD i feel like it's a cosplay experience that needs to be done! no idea who, i'm open for suggestions? you'll make such an awesome Soraaaaa :D

MoonLily posted on 7 November, 2009 - 00:58
I'm thinking...ignoring the usual height issue...Riku?? You should do someone you like, but I think you'd suit him if you're stuck! ^^

bakurakat posted on 7 November, 2009 - 11:48
you need to shrink!! lawl but yeah i could do riku! i like most of the characters from KH anyway. think i can pull off the moody? xD

MoonLily posted on 7 November, 2009 - 12:22
More like you need to grow! People already call me a midget!! I think you can pull of the moody just fine. :P You just have to teach yourself not to smile in photos. XD You get used to it...

bakurakat posted on 7 November, 2009 - 12:26
Psh!! people underestimate the small!! we'll show em! i tend to laugh when i look at people. i'll have to stare at a wall or something!

Freyarule posted on 23 November, 2009 - 08:26
Ack, you be looking for a Kairi....@_@ nyaaaagh I wonder how easy it would be to whip up a Kairi costume for ame >_>......hmmms.

Darkiekun posted on 10 June, 2010 - 16:47
Can't wait to see you finally start this! Twin Sora's for the win hey? XD Photo time! >D

bakurakat posted on 11 July, 2010 - 21:01
PROGRESS! :D looks gfantastic so far!! <3

HotshotShan posted on 22 July, 2010 - 15:17
Gah it's really coming together <3

Zelda posted on 22 July, 2010 - 15:24
This is looking awesome so far ^^

Limegreenjelly posted on 27 July, 2010 - 18:45
I like your sora its really coming along :)

sjbonnar posted on 1 August, 2010 - 19:31
Wow! This looks so good hun! Like, store-bought kinda good! Really well done with it!

Sasashie posted on 1 August, 2010 - 19:39
awsum work =] well done x

Littlegeeky posted on 1 August, 2010 - 19:42
The pants look so awesome!!! God your going to make a freaking awesome Sora ^w^

Emzone posted on 1 August, 2010 - 19:58
Le oooft this is going to be amazing!

Leolarua posted on 1 August, 2010 - 20:43
those pants look pretty damn sexy good job

Kouji posted on 8 August, 2010 - 18:46
this is just awesome so far *___*

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 9 August, 2010 - 00:21
Wow this is amazing so far

Om_nom_nom posted on 9 August, 2010 - 14:12
The shoes...I had to laugh because they look simalar to my normal shoes -Has very big feet- 8D The costume looks amazing! Can't wat to see it all with...DAT HAIR <3

SarahSaiyan posted on 9 August, 2010 - 21:56
Everything looks epic win :D it all looks just like the ref pic *yay* ^_^

Felixize posted on 10 August, 2010 - 14:11
The effort you've put into recreating every little detail is so impressive~ I can't wait to see this in person, it looks great!

Deathtripp posted on 10 August, 2010 - 20:30
wow! That wig is amazing! and the attention to detail is brilliant! Good luck with this! It looks awesome! :D

Artie posted on 11 August, 2010 - 21:21
The wig is amazing *__* It looks so good : D

TheStarlightFairy posted on 29 August, 2010 - 20:32
My god this is amazing! Did you just step out the screen or something?

ProbablyHeather posted on 2 September, 2010 - 22:45
Wooow~! Really awesome cosplay! *---* xx

Emzone posted on 3 September, 2010 - 01:33
You make an amazingly adorable super Sora XDD

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 13 December, 2010 - 15:22
Ahh this looks great! :D Love the wig <3

J-Po posted on 24 February, 2011 - 16:22
best sora ever :D :D

cowiee posted on 5 March, 2011 - 02:20
DAT WIG IS A GOOD WIG. <3 You suit sora so much!

Ranmaru cosplays posted on 25 August, 2013 - 22:19
sooooooooooooooooooo cool u make a great sora

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Progress Journal

10th August 2010

Wig

So. Many. Spikes. |:

Base wig for this was a punky which is a joy to work with! I used got2b glued spiking glue and hair spray and the usual spiking technique (I also use a hair dryer on cold setting.) All the references for Sora's hair differ so I ended up just focusing on one. >_>;; I'm pretty happy with the front spikes but the side and back triple pronged spikes were very tricky and ended up looking more like just three spikes >_>;; Also they're pretty lobsided...might fix that if it really starts to irritate me. x.x

ANYWAY. IT LOOKS VAGUELY SORA-LIKE SO I NEED TO LEAVE IT ALONE AND STOP BEING A PERFECTIONIST! X.X

This means the costume is done! \o/

8th August 2010

Shooooes

My second pair of giant shoes...after Neku's...and they're even more giant! XD (Seriously in person they're scary. :P)

Made from cutting the end off a clown shoe and attaching to a pre-existing pair of shoes. Then I paper mached to get that KH style hump at the end, then I added wadding to make it even larger (and also squishy! 8D) The silver details (and the bottom...even if nobody will see it) was made from craft foam, painted, then pvaed. I cut the boots into the right shape and added craft foam to make the tongue. Then it was just a matter of adding all the seperate details on. (Including that massive zip! XD) My hot glue gun got lots of attention these past few days. |: (MY POOR FINGERS. XD)

I'm pleased with how they came out! But they're a total bugger to walk in. x.x Most painful shoes eeeever...I'll make sure to wear lots of bandages when I wear them! ^^;

4th August 2010

Gloves Complete

Why does everything on this costume seem to take forever? XD

Anyway this was my first attempt at making gloves and it went so badly initially I was very tempted to just buy some...>_> BUT I eventually got there, and though they're definetly not perfect...they're wearable and that's good enough. XD

The blue bit is fabric sewn around craft foam with the studs glued on. All the different straps were hand sewn onto the gloves.

I'm possibly going to die to heat exhaustion wearing these. XD How Sora fights with them on I'll never know. :P

1st August 2010

Trousers and chaps complete!

As I said in my photo...THESE TOOK FOREVER. X.X

The most time consuming thing was all those belts. x.x Trying to line everything up right was really tricky and there are certain bits that still annoy me &gt;_&gt; *ahem.*

I know alot of Sora cosplayers actually attach the blue trousers to the black chaps but I thought it worked better by letting them hang. ^^

I used Bias for the white around the...butt...bit...XD But ran out of it so was forced to be more accurate by sewing that white elastic string stuff around the legs. The metal clips arent as large as I would like but they took me forever to find. ^^;; For the belts along the bottom I sewed them to the trousers as they just fell awkwardly when I didn&#039;t. The cross belts are just hanging and attached to the waist band.

I&#039;m not overly happy with the pockets as I would have prefered to line them with craft foam or something similar to make them sit better but...I don&#039;t have enough...maybe another time. XD Anyway the pocket work as functional pockets and close with velcro, means I can use them at the con! 8D

Anyways I&#039;m so relieved these are done, I broke about 10 needles...no lie. x.x But these are so hilarious to walk around in. XD I love the poofyness!

27th July 2010

Chaaaaaaaaps In progress

Can't touch this! Na na na na...

*Ahem*

Have some progress! I hope they're baggy enough...they FEEL baggy enough. O.o

26th July 2010

Trousers

Made these today and am pleasently surprised they went so smoothly because i've had hell every other time i've had to make trousers! XD They're by no means perfect but i'm very satisfied! ^^

Leaving them long until I attach the chaps and see how they fall. (Also apologises for the awful photo, was the best I could get. O.o)

22nd July 2010

Jacket Complete

Basically...I just need to buy some poppers for the weird...shoulder...belt...bits...so they stay in place but otherwise done!

This took SO much work on my god. XD The whole thing is lined, The shoulder pads are made out of craft foam (I did consider paper macheing them but then decided that craft foam would give easier movement.) The zip is super chunky 8D (So chunky actually that I had to hand sew all around it cause my machine couldn't get close enough. x.x)

It's by no means perfect but i'm actually quite proud...XD Dodgy pic does not do justice to the work that went into this. ;_;

Ohgodtrousersnext. D:

11th July 2010

Shirt Complete

Sorry for the somewhat crappy photo...x.x Bad lighting...

Made this today. ^^ Took longer than expected actually. XD Wasn&#039;t exactly hard...just time consuming...weirdly... I&#039;m still unsure if it&#039;s a bit baggy, but i&#039;ll see how it looks with the jacket.

Also i&#039;m already nearly out of bias on the shirt alone. XD I never buy enough!

The material that I used to that was actually originally MUCH lighter, and I had to dye it...I'm still unsure it's dark enough but I think it works okay. XD

17th June 2010

In Progress

I went on a very determined epic shopping trip and managed to get ALMOST all the supplies for this in one go. Spent a good deal on material and don't reeeeeally know if I have enough though. x.x We shall see. I also spent a stupid amounts on zips because I was determined to get the KH chunkyness...D:

I want to make a start on this very soon because i'm concerned about how much it actually does involve. So expect progress soon! *Fear*