Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

Cosplayer: GAINAX

Variant: Armoured

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Watch on Youtube

Showcased 27th May 2012

13th May 2010: moooooore armour Started making some of the arger plates now, have been using mounting board to get a smoother, flatter finish an I think it looks pretty good! Exams approaching... Should really be focusing on those >.<

Just got the shoulders, boots and a bit left on thr gloves to finish!

3rd May 2010: More armour! Been a while since I last updated. But yeah, got the keyblade out of the way. Took a long time to plan out the templates and jigsaw, but 'tis finally done. It's made out of MDF and PVC piping. So it's a fucking mission to carry one handed. Also fixed the helmet a lot since the last journal entry. Basically remade the jaw from scratch as it was waaaay too bulked out. And I've painted it all and added the ears and mouth piece! All that needs adding to it now is the visor which is curently underway!

I made more parts of the armour last night, the thigh plates and ankle blades!

Shall be working on the gloves today!

25th February 2010: Helmet stuff constructed the back of the helmet today, it fits really well, I can't help shake the feeling it might be a bit too big. Have drawn in the rest of the helmet to give a sense of scale... Thoughts?

21st February 2010: this week this week i have mostly been wanking

16th February 2010: More Jaw progress Added the inner and upper jaw of the helmet now, Just need to paper mache these individual layers now and start applying gesso! :o

Also bought an alice band to strap to the inside so it fits me better!

11th February 2010: IT BEGINS! Have been working on the helmet on and off recently together with Lucy's :D
So far it's pretty much a wire frame with mesh and masking tape, coated in paper mache. Going to be doing this to the rest of the armour and then will start adding layers of gesso to smooth the shape down. It's soooo tedious, but it'll all be worth it in the end XD

Here's a picture of the jaw and ears :D And my ugly housemate D:

16th January 2010: Planning begins! So I'm thinking about mobility and comfort for a change with this costume! :o

Basically I&amp;#039;m thinking of starting out with a basic body suit made of pleather, lined in something less sticky against sweaty flesh ;p Made of 3 seperate parts so I can move easier. Look at diagram NOW!

Piece 1 will be a pair of trousers that come up quite high with a zip at the back to get into. The upper part of the trousers from the groin will be made of read pleather and will create a red strip going up the front of the body suit when the second piece is worn.

Piece 2 will work like a corset with a zip at the front so I can hide it behind the chest armour.

And Piece 3 will be easy to slip on like a T-shirt or something but with a zip at the back of the turtle neck so I can get my head through, this should be hidden by the back of the helmet and armour straps however.

The armour is supposed to look kinda layered in the images so I think this method will add to the effect!

Time to go to Fabricland...

Defrain avatar

Defrain - 18th January 2010
luck with this one

GAINAX avatar

GAINAX - 20th January 2010
Thanks man, I'm gonna need it :P

Monkey avatar

Monkey - 24th January 2010
Duuuuuuude, looking forward to the group :) Also, give me your msn or some shizz so we can plan, ya? ^^

Unknown member avatar

Anonymous - 14th February 2010
...this armour is totally sick ...
I know what you mean, really!
By now I've almost finished the keyblade: last details and then latex moulding, fiberglass shaping, sandpapering, priming and painting.

Good luck with your project!

GAINAX avatar

GAINAX - 14th February 2010
Oooooh :D Can't wait to see it man! What event are you wearing it at? :)

ryaoki avatar

ryaoki - 26th February 2010
i dont usually comment on costumes alot anymore cas its too serious buisnes

but i salute you on progress and a fucking awsome wanking week :D lmao dude

goodbyeworld avatar

goodbyeworld - 26th February 2010
Wow this is looking amazing! Can't wait to see it finished 8D

angel aiko avatar

angel aiko - 3rd March 2010
liking the progress :3 *would do kamina speech but im far to tierd*

lastordersuk avatar

lastordersuk - 3rd March 2010
your skillz are no match for my skillz

lastordersuk avatar

lastordersuk - 31st March 2010
oh do you want to come to a party!

GAINAX avatar

GAINAX - 31st March 2010
You'd beter get ready to do a poo everyone.

Natsumi avatar

Natsumi - 3rd April 2010
Progress looks awesome ^0^ ~ Thought I had commented already? Guess not.
Can't wait to see the outcome of this, is it going to be ready for expo? c:

GAINAX avatar

GAINAX - 3rd April 2010
That's the plan! :D
Hope you can make it!

RanmaSyaoran avatar

RanmaSyaoran - 10th April 2010
Looking good 8D

ryaoki avatar

ryaoki - 19th April 2010
dudeeee howd you make the sword its EPICC

GAINAX avatar

GAINAX - 19th April 2010
3 layers of Mdf jigsaw'd with A cilindrical saw blade for the circles. Had help from Jonny with the cutting!

The templates were a bitch to design... So glad I don't have to go through this process again for a while :p

Moonchild avatar

Moonchild - 19th April 2010

jaks-kingdom-dwarf avatar

jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 3rd May 2010
This looks awsome :D

Feather-to-Earth avatar

Feather-to-Earth - 3rd May 2010
Wow this is looking sooooo amazing!!! <3 KH I think i'd die trying to make all that armour ^_^' but yours looks so perfect, very admerable ^_~

GAINAX avatar

GAINAX - 3rd May 2010
Thanks a lot guys! :D
Time's running out... Hope I can get it all done in time! :3

lastordersuk avatar

lastordersuk - 3rd May 2010
no you wont, you are gunna fail

Odd-One-Out avatar

Odd-One-Out - 31st May 2010
I was actually raging inside when you guys didn't win anything for these on Sat :(

Amy-Lou avatar

Amy-Lou - 31st May 2010
Epic armour! When you two were outside in the sun, it gleamed. So cool!

Really impressed how quickly you finished it off :)

Defrain avatar

Defrain - 31st May 2010
this was absolutly brilliant

Ilpala avatar

Ilpala - 1st June 2010
I was really impressed by these costumes, the armour was finished beutifully

sjbonnar avatar

sjbonnar - 1st June 2010
This looked fantastic! A seriously great job!

Limegreenjelly avatar

Limegreenjelly - 1st June 2010
Such Great detailing ^^ True armour talent there

k4tt avatar

k4tt - 1st June 2010
It was great to see your costumes in person. Excellent finish on the paintwork my friend. Absolutely loved the keyblade.

goodbyeworld avatar

goodbyeworld - 3rd June 2010
Oh mike. you look so amazing.

Unknown member avatar

Anonymous - 4th June 2010
next time make all the armour out of hotglue instead ;D
still you both looked awesome!

Zelda avatar

Zelda - 9th June 2010
Amazing job! You both looked so awesome!

Sephirayne avatar

Sephirayne - 9th June 2010
That armour is epic. Great job.

sjbonnar avatar

sjbonnar - 9th June 2010
This was simply stunning!

GAINAX avatar

GAINAX - 9th June 2010
Thanks a lot guys :D Means a lot having spent sooo loong on it XD
Glad you liked it!

Littlegeeky avatar

Littlegeeky - 9th June 2010
Wow *o* this is just amazing!!!!

Bambi. avatar

Bambi. - 9th June 2010
Wow!! o.0 This is AWESOME! :D

Nice work you!

Ragepotato avatar

Ragepotato - 13th June 2010
Amazing craftmanship! ^__^ You guys were brilliant at expo!


Unknown member avatar

Anonymous - 14th June 2010
loved the finnish on your costumes :O real nice work :D hope your next costumes are this epic ;p

Suzunerd avatar

Suzunerd - 17th June 2010
Amazing XD

ElegantAura avatar

ElegantAura - 25th June 2010
Geez you complimented me on my armour, when yours is 10x better lol This was amazing, can't believe i actually didn't see you around and about expo, Great work ^_^

Unknown member avatar

Anonymous - 11th July 2010
Respect Master!!! Look more than great!

Sweeturk avatar

Sweeturk - 24th August 2010

PinkCharlieBear avatar

PinkCharlieBear - 27th August 2010
Too fucking awesome man! This is so beyond epic *O*

ProbablyHeather avatar

ProbablyHeather - 1st October 2010

Ranma1-2 avatar

Ranma1-2 - 6th October 2010
g-g-g-g, Dude.. Awesome costume and key blade!

I missed this in May. (but then again I was late - as usual!)
I hope it will have another outing sometime.

Bambi. avatar

Bambi. - 6th October 2010
This is epic! I love this game! Well done xD

Mangamad avatar

Mangamad - 24th November 2010
Oooh...coolness. O,O!<

cowiee avatar

cowiee - 4th March 2011
Such incredible armour!
I saw you at expo last year.
Amzingggggg T^T

- avatar

- - 12th June 2011
The armour is utterly perfect

Plasticsharkattack avatar

Plasticsharkattack - 3rd July 2011
The word "perfect" doesn't quite cover this! Too epic!

lastordersuk avatar

lastordersuk - 6th September 2011
50 points to GRYFFINDOR!

Karakulz avatar

Karakulz - 27th May 2012
Absolutely AMAZING!

Congratz on the Showcase! x3

Sephirayne avatar

Sephirayne - 29th May 2012
This is brilliant. Well done on the showcase

Emzone avatar

Emzone - 30th May 2012
Congrats! It definitely deserves a showcase! =D

cookie avatar

cookie - 30th March 2013
wow speechless good work