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MDA
09-29-2009, 11:29 PM
A popular variant for people to do. So why not have a thread where people can share their Halloween Town variants, get help for making them, etc.

Need help or ideas for your HT versions? Discuss them here ^^ This might catch on...

My Halloween Town variants are as follows:
HT Roxas - Slitty Vampire
HT Ansem - Angel of Darkness
HT Vexen - Zombie (made for a friend)
HT Axel - Demon (made for my boyfriend)
HT Larxene - Witch (made for a friend)

Making:
HT Vexen - Spider Sorceror (for me)
HT Xigbar - The Thriller

Lina
09-30-2009, 07:03 PM
I am doing a Halloween Town! Kairi for YoumaCon this year based off a drawing by a DA artist. You can check it out in my gallery. :3

zomgmissy
10-30-2009, 06:43 PM
People make HT designs for various characters in the Kingdom Hearts universe all the time and I love them so much, so why not make a thread? They do pop up year round, after all. (;

I'm currently trying to throw together a last-minute HT Axel for Halloween tomorrow. So far I've got a long-sleeved red shirt, a black jacket, black pants, and either red Converse or black ankle boots. I need a few ideas for easily found accessories I could throw in, or maybe something I could make really quickly to add in. I plan on a doing a more thought-out version of HT Axel to wear to a convention sometime.

What HT designs are you creating?

-Alicè-
10-30-2009, 07:14 PM
Well i'm doing an HT Namine...blood and gore shall adorn my dress lol

Hmm take a look at claires or other eccessory stores, it is halloween so everyone'll have something (youd think)

Kitylin
10-31-2009, 10:18 AM
I had an idea for a KH1 Halloween Town Kairi floating around in my head, so I might get to that one day. xD

playmysitardemy
11-15-2009, 05:01 AM
Got a HT Demyx made just in time for Halloween. I might tweak it a bit and I need pics of the full costume but you can see the bits and pieces on in my costumes.....the face paint design was half tossed btw.

VampireSin
11-15-2009, 10:01 PM
I was just considering doing a HT xigbar, once i get some concept art worked out i'll have to post it.

CelestialAurora
11-21-2009, 06:36 PM
I made Halloween Town Aerith for this past Halloween! ^_^

Quantum9
11-26-2009, 12:18 PM
I was thinking about making a Halloween Town Lexaeus. He'd be based on the Frankenstein monster, with bolts in his neck, and lots of chains.

thesporkwarrior
11-29-2009, 12:47 PM
I'll prolly do my own HT Axel. I know, I know, SO many have done it. But I wanna try my hand at it. Eventually. I designed one for Marluxia recently; it's... weird, to say the least. I might post it up once my scanner exists again.

zomgmissy
11-29-2009, 01:22 PM
thesporkwarrior: Just because it's overdone doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. Every HT Axel is different, too, making it even less of a discourager. If that made any sense, haha. And I'd love to see your HT Marluxia design if you get a chance to scan it!

Yumei
11-29-2009, 01:36 PM
I did a Halloween Town Riku. I made him a werewolf. Made a special keyblade to go with it. Pics are in my profile if you wanna see. I think I over did it to the point where he didn't look like Riku anymore but people liked it! I was suppose to have a HT Sora to walk around with but she didn't finish her costume.....she still hasen't! I think if people saw me with HT Sora they would have understood I was Riku.
I got some other HT ideas for Riku but I didn't know if I should do them since I already did a HT version for him.

thesporkwarrior
11-30-2009, 06:01 PM
zomgmissy: Yeah, you're right. ^_^ So far the design I have for HT Axel is hooooorrrrrrible. So I don't count it as existing. But yeah! Once I have access to a scanner, I'll definitely put up the Marluxia one. It's kinda fun.

Aleiki
12-27-2009, 05:26 PM
I've done HT Larxene along with an HT Zexion. The Zexion worked out pretty well: it was a sort of good side and evil side idea. http://halfdemondog.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Town-Zexion-126201421 (Not a very good picture of the entire costume, but you get the idea.)

The Larxene design was supposed to look like a broken porcelain doll... complete with ripped lolita-based dress, "bandages" around some of my joints, and makeup to make my face look cracked. It was a neat idea but I think we were trying to fit too many things into the costume, so we're redesigning it. I personally love that design of HT Larxene as a lightning witch. :>

zomgmissy
12-27-2009, 07:56 PM
Aleiki: That HT Larxene sounds so amazing, make sure you post again when you have it redone~! I wanna see. (:

Aleiki
01-02-2010, 04:57 PM
zomgmissy: The lightning witch one would be based on this: http://sweetkitteh.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Town-Larxene-93433098 (I'm afraid I can't find the original. :< ) But I haven't asked permission nor started on the costume. It would be a very long time before I could make it, unfortunately... I don't have much money XD

Kibalover100
07-03-2010, 10:50 PM
I was wondering what some ideas would be for Halloween Town Axel and Roxas. We have plenty of things to use, but they go on the head and either the wig would hide them or the wig wont cooperate.

Does any body want to share ideas! Even if they help out with only one part of the costume. They will be credited fully and we will post pictures and send them to you!

Braithcakes
07-03-2010, 11:57 PM
well I'd keep roxas' a little close to soras, but not like...exactly the same.

for axel now, perhaps maybe......some bat wings, some horns on a headband that pop out of the wig, not like devil horns but like....sideways goat-ish/ram horns?

maybe......fangs?

roxas could be a fairy :'D

Kibalover100
07-04-2010, 12:28 AM
Haha, I like the fairy Idea especially since my boyfriend is Roxas and I'm Axel XD

We were thinking about fangs and that would totally work. Thank you for the idea! hopefully we can get more and mix them together to make an Epic Halloween Town Axel and Roxas. That would be awesome haha.

Braithcakes
07-04-2010, 04:21 AM
if you want some inspiration.

tealpirate and kellyjane on deviantart have some pretty rockin' roxas+axel halloween town designs.

but yeah.

Melodious Nocturne
07-04-2010, 01:14 PM
Ya I wanna design a holloween demyx and aqua!

DevTehFiend
07-04-2010, 01:42 PM
Ya I wanna design a holloween demyx and aqua!

Lol, Halloween Aqua would be a fun idea. XD

As for Axel, I dunno why, but I'd go with something either scarecrow related (I'm thinking of something along the lines of Jack's Pumpkin King outfit at the beginning of Nightmare Before Christmas) or a Count Dracula vampire type, you know, with the suit and scarf and (maybe) a cape type deal. Pale make-up with deep shadows on the cheeks, around the nose, around the eyes, and pointed ears. (And then to add the KH touch, a couple of zippers and/or belts. XD Like, what would happen if Nomura had to design a classic vampire.)

As for Roxas, I would take the same basic silhouette of Sora's outfit, with the tight top and poofy pants, but instead of doing the same theme type thing as Sora (I'm guessing it was supposed to be vampire, but the whole thing was a little vague) I would choose a different one and run with that. Like, undead pirate or zombie or something, you know?

Kibalover100
07-04-2010, 10:20 PM
Ya I wanna design a holloween demyx and aqua!

Haha, cool. Demyx would be awesome and so would Aqua!

Lol, Halloween Aqua would be a fun idea. XD

As for Axel, I dunno why, but I'd go with something either scarecrow related (I'm thinking of something along the lines of Jack's Pumpkin King outfit at the beginning of Nightmare Before Christmas) or a Count Dracula vampire type, you know, with the suit and scarf and (maybe) a cape type deal. Pale make-up with deep shadows on the cheeks, around the nose, around the eyes, and pointed ears. (And then to add the KH touch, a couple of zippers and/or belts. XD Like, what would happen if Nomura had to design a classic vampire.)

As for Roxas, I would take the same basic silhouette of Sora's outfit, with the tight top and poofy pants, but instead of doing the same theme type thing as Sora (I'm guessing it was supposed to be vampire, but the whole thing was a little vague) I would choose a different one and run with that. Like, undead pirate or zombie or something, you know?

Those are great ideas!

if you want some inspiration.

tealpirate and kellyjane on deviantart have some pretty rockin' roxas+axel halloween town designs.

but yeah.

Yeah we were looking at their pics actually to try and get an idea.

MDA
07-06-2010, 12:34 AM
For my boyfriend and I when I made our HT Axel and Roxas cosplays I kept in mind some things.

Element, personality, creature.

For Roxas I did the same kind of creature that Sora is in Halloween Town. A vampire. So I made Roxas a vampire, using different elements. But I made simple ones, and they are nice and light so they can be worn even on a hot day in summer (not too hot of course).

Axel I turned into a fire demon. I don't have any photos of my boyfriend in the cosplay though, he never wore it, and he's never being Axel again >_> Which I'm sad about. Oh well. But for Axel I burned parts of the costume and ripped some of it.

There was a theme that ran through all of the HT costumes I did. They had the numbers painted/drawn on to somewhere of the costume, their symbol (Vexen = shield; Roxas = cross; Larxene = Lightning; Axel = Chakram) and the Nobody symbol.

Although now I'm redoing two of my HT costumes (my HT Vexen and HT Ansem)

namichan13
07-15-2010, 02:40 AM
In my avatar for forums I'm in my Halloween Town Namine outfit, so thats what I picked for her :)

Hasn't-a-name
07-15-2010, 12:23 PM
I've got an HT Ventus in the works for this years Otakon. My friends are also going as HT Terra, Aqua, and Ienzo.

Braithcakes
07-15-2010, 10:21 PM
I'm working on a halloween town Zexion right now.

It's based off a moogle design.

why? because....moogles are illusion master, duh.

DevTehFiend
07-15-2010, 10:56 PM
I'm planning an HT Aqua right now. I'm thinking of going with either witch or scary looking fairy type deal since she's a very magic based character. (Well, which would definitly fit better, but the thought of doing a hat makes me go, "Uuuuuuuugh!" So the fairy idea popped up instead. The outfit will mostly be the same, the only difference that would really be between the two would be hat or wings. Hat... wings? Which one sounds like a bigger pain in the butt?)

Hasn't-a-name
07-15-2010, 11:29 PM
@ Dev- Either one sounds reasonable, but I would think that the hat would be easier. I mean, you could always modify an existing piece. Though, one of my friends did make a pair of wings out of cardboard and a crap ton of feathers. How much time do you have to pull it together?

Lightane
07-16-2010, 03:34 AM
My friends and I have a whole Halloween Town group going for NDK this year. We even have a were-Mickey Mouse. I'll prolly come back to this thread after NDK and post a group pic.

DevTehFiend
07-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Well, I'm not going to be doing it for anything specific, so all the time in the world, atm. ^^ And I worked at the Renaissance Festival last year, making friends with all the fairies, and wings aren't that hard. One guy had a beautiful set of wings he made out of wire hangers and cellophane (though my dad suggested replacing the cellophane with a different thing, I can't remember what it's called, but it's used to coat air crafts and can be heated to shrink and stick together.)

But you're right about the hat. I could buy something cheap from a Halloween store and modify it to match the outfit. I'll probably be making some sketches soon as soon as I'm done with my regular and formal Aqua outfits (the formal is just the regular with some pieces added so I can wear it during the Masquerade.)

Braithcakes
07-16-2010, 04:42 PM
my halloween zexion outfit is based off the moogle "stilzkin" from final fantasy 9, he's a moogle that had black and white stripes.

so I'm using alot of stripes on his outfit, with a moogle puff and moogle wings, and a fur collar/bracelets with a pink variant of his lexicon :] still in the works though, hope I finish by halloween :'D

Braithcakes
07-16-2010, 04:46 PM
so still going off my moogle idea for zexion's, I've decided to base it on the specific moogle from final fantasy 9, stilzkin.

which ist he black/white striped thief one. I'm sketching out designs for the outfit so far, it's gonna be ADORABLE :'D zexion with a little moogle puff and wings <3

luckily, I have plenty of high quality faux fur in my closet along with lots of extra white, black, and pink material.

buwahahahahahaahha, Gotta sketch out makeup designs, too.

DevTehFiend
07-16-2010, 10:06 PM
so still going off my moogle idea for zexion's, I've decided to base it on the specific moogle from final fantasy 9, stilzkin.

which ist he black/white striped thief one. I'm sketching out designs for the outfit so far, it's gonna be ADORABLE :'D zexion with a little moogle puff and wings <3

luckily, I have plenty of high quality faux fur in my closet along with lots of extra white, black, and pink material.

buwahahahahahaahha, Gotta sketch out makeup designs, too.

Lol, the moogle puff should be all wilted or curved in a weird way or something, just because it's Halloween Town and he's Zexion. XD

Edit: Also, I would love to see some designs, if you end up with some sketches. It really sounds adorable!

Hasn't-a-name
07-17-2010, 06:01 PM
@ Dev- Wonderflex might work instead of cellophane, though I've never used it personally It's a good thing you don't really have a deadline. All the while I'm mad dashing to finish Ven * 2 more weeks, i got this!>_>* Our HT Aqua is going with a medusa theme(oh the crack ideas we come up with), so she's having a similar problem rigging up her headress...the looks the people at walmart gave us when we bought 20 rubber snakes were priceless, to say the least

DevTehFiend
07-18-2010, 05:01 PM
@ Dev- Wonderflex might work instead of cellophane, though I've never used it personally It's a good thing you don't really have a deadline. All the while I'm mad dashing to finish Ven * 2 more weeks, i got this!>_>* Our HT Aqua is going with a medusa theme(oh the crack ideas we come up with), so she's having a similar problem rigging up her headress...the looks the people at walmart gave us when we bought 20 rubber snakes were priceless, to say the least

GOOD LUCK! I've got three-five more days to finish Aqua, I think I'll be able to make it!

Something you could try to make the snakes more interesting (if you're feeling brave and have the time) is putting some strong wire through the snakes so they aren't all hanging limp. The Medusa idea is really clever, I never would have thought of doing something like that!

Hasn't-a-name
07-18-2010, 10:31 PM
@ Dev- lol our Qua already did that with the snakes=D The whole Medusa thing was actually based off of a semi serious idea/ joke i cracked about our Aqua, because she lives approx 2 hours from me and Terra (thus she can't retaliate as readily =D ). As for the whole HT theme in general....nine hours of the entire KH series with Terra..nuff said.

MDA
07-18-2010, 11:37 PM
I'm completely redoing my HT Vexen and Ansem cosplays. They turned out horribly >_< So need to redo them. But Vexen will be a zombie instead, not a spider sorcerer. Ansem... trying to figure out something different for him...

I never finished HT Xigbar either for that matter >< Hopefully this year.

DevTehFiend
07-19-2010, 02:43 PM
@ Dev- lol our Qua already did that with the snakes=D The whole Medusa thing was actually based off of a semi serious idea/ joke i cracked about our Aqua, because she lives approx 2 hours from me and Terra (thus she can't retaliate as readily =D ). As for the whole HT theme in general....nine hours of the entire KH series with Terra..nuff said.

Lol XD

Decided I'm gonna go with witch for aqua, only because I was sketching a little bit, and began was doodling the hat and decided I liked it a lot better than an idea for wings. So there we go. Might put the sketches up later.

Hasn't-a-name
07-19-2010, 02:49 PM
@ Dev- Sweetness! I'd like to see them, if you decide to post anyway. Good luck with the cosplay man=D

cosplaylover010
07-21-2010, 02:06 AM
Im putting together a HT kairi I got the shirt done but I need some ideas for well everything else will put up pics when I start making it which i hope will be soon

DevTehFiend
07-21-2010, 12:48 PM
Here is the sketch for my Aqua witch. I wanted a king of medievil thing going with the over skirt and everything.

http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/FiendishlyDev/006.jpg

@cosplaylover- what kind of look are you going for for her? Is there a theme to the costume? Which version of Kairi are you doing (KH I, KH II, Birth By Sleep?)

Hasn't-a-name
07-21-2010, 02:00 PM
I love how you kept elements of her original outfit in your design, kudos man=D

@ Cosplaylover- Could you elaborate in your post more? It's hard to understand exactly what you're asking for.

DevTehFiend
07-21-2010, 03:30 PM
I love how you kept elements of her original outfit in your design, kudos man=D

@ Cosplaylover- Could you elaborate in your post more? It's hard to understand exactly what you're asking for.

Thanks. ^^ And then of course I'd do the dark eye makeup and such. Maybe a dark lip too, not sure, I'd have to play with it a little.

Hasn't-a-name
07-21-2010, 10:57 PM
I wouldn't go totally dark with the makeup, maybe you could incorporate some of the main costume colors into your makeup. Like a dramatic eye or a mixed lip maybe..

DevTehFiend
07-21-2010, 11:23 PM
Yeah, dark make up doesn't look good on me personally, but I was thinking of kind of that dark eye thing Sora has going on (But not all OVER the eye, more regional) and maybe a purple lip (one of those brightish purples so it doesn't look like a bruise. XD). But nothing like black or blood red or anything like that. If I applied pale foundation really heavily something like that MIGHT work, but I'm leaning more toward, like you said and incorporating the colors. Can't wait until Halloween when i'll have enough money to buy the fabric and they'll have more colors like this in the stores.

MDA
07-22-2010, 12:44 AM
Yeah, dark make up doesn't look good on me personally, but I was thinking of kind of that dark eye thing Sora has going on (But not all OVER the eye, more regional) and maybe a purple lip (one of those brightish purples so it doesn't look like a bruise. XD). But nothing like black or blood red or anything like that. If I applied pale foundation really heavily something like that MIGHT work, but I'm leaning more toward, like you said and incorporating the colors. Can't wait until Halloween when i'll have enough money to buy the fabric and they'll have more colors like this in the stores.

I don't know if this will give you the greatest idea, but I don't really suit dark makeup either, so you could try something similar to what I did for my HT Roxas (which is currently retired, but I'll bring it out of retirement in a couple years)

Best shots I have that show the makeup:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2213683/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2213666/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1887705/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2231371/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2013143/

Just to give you an idea of what can work. Differs from person to person, but just gives you an idea.

Hasn't-a-name
07-22-2010, 12:46 AM
@ Dev- Oh okay, sounds sweet! A smoky eye would def look good with the outfit. Ugh i can relate to the shortage of fabrics thing (is hand painting freaking stripes of all things onto my vest and pants, apparently pinstripes aren't in anymore or something=/ )

DevTehFiend
07-22-2010, 01:44 PM
@MDA- def something to think about. Is that a thirteen on your face? XD That's cool, kind of looks like stitches but then I was like, "Waaaaait."

@Hasn't-a-name- Are you kidding? 0.0 Pin stripes are the BEST! I haven't noticed it until you said something but they really DON'T carry that kind of fabric do they? That's awful!

The lack of halloweeny fabric is alright for me, for now. After the convention is over (Tomorrow! AH! Can't wait!) I'll be stocking up on blue, pink, and purple fabric for my nieces' cosplays. My oldest niece is getting a modified KHII Kairi (blue instead of pink and black lining to replace the zippers because she doesn't care about accuracy enough for me to care about the zippers, she's seven. -_-) and her little sisters are getting a pink and purple (respectivly) Birth By Sleep Kairi. I don't know how the little monster talked me into it. *Sigh* and then after that I have to figure out how to make an ORG XIII coat for an ever growing 11 year old.

Hasn't-a-name
07-22-2010, 06:21 PM
@ Dev- Thankfully my cousins haven't really caught onto the whole cosplay thing yet. I more or less said that due to the lack of pinstripped fabric (I'm a sucker for the fashions of film noir). Though I suppose it's better that i paint them, seeing as how i want them to have the jagged look of Jack Skellingtons. I have until next week, then Otakon...oh boy...

MDA
07-23-2010, 10:13 PM
@MDA- def something to think about. Is that a thirteen on your face? XD That's cool, kind of looks like stitches but then I was like, "Waaaaait."

Yeah that's a thirteen on my face xD I drew it on with eyeliner. And because it's Halloween Town it doesn't have to be uniform. Just like the XIII that's on the back of the shirt, but the symbols for the Nobodies and Roxas' symbol are pretty solid. I do NOT recommend drawing on a shirt with Sharpie. Takes forever for the smell to go away.

DevTehFiend
07-24-2010, 01:28 AM
@ Dev- Thankfully my cousins haven't really caught onto the whole cosplay thing yet. I more or less said that due to the lack of pinstripped fabric (I'm a sucker for the fashions of film noir). Though I suppose it's better that i paint them, seeing as how i want them to have the jagged look of Jack Skellingtons. I have until next week, then Otakon...oh boy...

Oooooh, that's gonna look AMAZING! How are you going to paint them and have the lines nice and uniform?

Yeah that's a thirteen on my face xD I drew it on with eyeliner. And because it's Halloween Town it doesn't have to be uniform. Just like the XIII that's on the back of the shirt, but the symbols for the Nobodies and Roxas' symbol are pretty solid. I do NOT recommend drawing on a shirt with Sharpie. Takes forever for the smell to go away.

Don't I know it. Sharpie is my favorite medium to work with though. XD Dunno why, but it's just so much fun! There's supposed to be some technique to not make it smell as strong for as long, but I can't remember what it was.

Lightane
07-24-2010, 03:37 AM
for my Halloween Town Zexion i'm going with a "Sweeney-Todd" look. i'm going to have a long sleeve button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up and have the shirt stained with "blood", then have an old fashioned-like vest, a raggedy scarf instead of a tie like Sweeney-Todd has, have the shading in the face like Sora, some blood splatter on the face, and carry around perhaps a fake meat cleaver. :D

Hasn't-a-name
07-24-2010, 05:24 PM
@ dev- If you look closely at Jack's, they aren't that uniform at all.

cosplaylover010
07-24-2010, 11:27 PM
i have a sketch of my shirt but i dont have any ideas for the skirt or the keyblade or the mask if she has one

MDA
07-25-2010, 12:42 AM
i have a sketch of my shirt but i dont have any ideas for the skirt or the keyblade or the mask if she has one

What character is it that you're making an HT version for?

DevTehFiend
07-25-2010, 01:14 AM
@ dev- If you look closely at Jack's, they aren't that uniform at all.

I meant more in the quality of line, sorry, should have clarified. Like, if you're painting them on, then how are you going to keep the line quality consistent? With paint+fabric it's a lot easier to tell when the thickness of the line changes.

cosplaylover010
07-25-2010, 03:47 AM
@DevTehFiend-more towards KH II

Leachmix
07-25-2010, 01:59 PM
I'm trying to make a HT version of Saix which will be a werewolf of some sort for this years halloween. I'm thinking of styling a wig into the hair of Saix's with wolf ears, having a bloody x-scar, torn up and bloody puffy shirt, worn out sweat pants, and my ankles and forearms will be covered in bandages, pointed black nails, and a custom made Claymore to go with it. I'll try to get pictures up if it's not a total disaster. :D

DevTehFiend
07-25-2010, 04:47 PM
@DevTehFiend-more towards KH II

Mmkay, and what about theme? Like, a lot of people do vampire for Roxas, and I'm doing witch for Aqua.

Something that would be neat is switching her colors around, like, black where pink goes and pink where black goes, or something like that.

cosplaylover010
07-25-2010, 07:21 PM
im thinking red and black though but that would be cool

cosplaylover010
07-25-2010, 07:22 PM
@MDA im making it for kairi

DevTehFiend
07-26-2010, 02:10 AM
im thinking red and black though but that would be cool

I think a tattered skirt with some kind of sheer+tattered fabric would look kind of neat and have that Halloween-y effect. Maybe that costume velvet material could come into play? Something like this: http://www.nexternal.com/masquerade/images/18575-m.jpg (I actually have that costume too, very pretty.)

@Anyone- I had an idea for a Halloween costume that kind of felt Kingdom HEarts-y, but I'm unsure which character it would be good for. I have at least six years worth of Halloween costumes stuck in my closet, and I was thinking of cutting them up and mashing them together to create some kind of Halloween costume abomination with really thick stitches and such.

Actually, now that I think about it... that kind of feels like Xion. XD

Hasn't-a-name
07-26-2010, 01:46 PM
@ Dev- I like to paint in my free time. Having painted on canvas, etc. painting on the fabric comes quite easily...basically I'm using a fine tipped brush, and going from there.

cosplaylover010
07-26-2010, 05:57 PM
thanks and I already was thinking about that though

DevTehFiend
07-27-2010, 12:30 AM
@ Dev- I like to paint in my free time. Having painted on canvas, etc. painting on the fabric comes quite easily...basically I'm using a fine tipped brush, and going from there.

Ah. I've done al ittle painting as well (love love LOVE watercolor) but my overall line quality sucks. -_-

Hikaru-Sama
07-29-2010, 01:00 AM
I made a HT Namine Costume.
here's some pictures of it:
http://irexosaur.deviantart.com/art/Lonely-169584642?q=sort%3Atime+gallery%3Airexosaur&qo=2

http://two-point-oh.deviantart.com/art/HT-Namine-On-A-Whim-168798474?q=gallery%3ATwo-Point-Oh%2F23711069&qo=14

http://two-point-oh.deviantart.com/art/Welcome-To-Halloween-Town-168790496?q=gallery%3ATwo-Point-Oh%2F23711069&qo=16

DevTehFiend
07-30-2010, 12:04 AM
Hikaru-sama that is lovely! ^^ I love the details like the stitching and stuff. Good work.

Hikaru-Sama
07-30-2010, 12:08 AM
Thanks, I always saw Namine as a ragdoll. My mom made it I just helped cut the fabric and came up with the design.

DevTehFiend
07-30-2010, 11:34 AM
That's definitly a neat idea. ^^

MDA
08-02-2010, 10:57 PM
Remaking HT Vexen and Ansem.

Last year I made HT Vexen a spider sorceress (yes, I put him in a dress), but I want him to be a zombie now instead.... but I can't figure out a design that works for me since the one I did for my friend last year definitely isn't going to work.

HT Ansem was made into an Angel of Darkness.... but it failed... I don't know what else could work for him... suggestions?

Hikaru-Sama
08-02-2010, 11:43 PM
Vampire?

MDA
08-03-2010, 12:19 AM
Vampire?

Roxas is a vampire already. And I plan to have Ven and Xemnas as vampires as well (though I have yet to cosplay either Ven or Xemnas)

DevTehFiend
08-03-2010, 01:38 AM
Well, if you're making Xemnas a vampire, why not Ansem? (Though, personally, I think Ansem is scary as Hell already.)

You could go the other way with him, though, and do something that, though still horror-esque, comes off as very nonthreatening. (Like, anything that would try to make him scarier would fail since he's the scariest thing already?) Like werewolf, but he comes across more as a dog than wolf?

shattered-vase
08-03-2010, 12:59 PM
I've been thinking about doing a Halloweentown Aqua. I had a character design for it, but I'm not sure if I liked it (and I can't scan it, because I left the sketchbook it's in at my friend's house). It still has the blue/black color scheme, and she still has her general corset top, if I'm remembering right, but I changed her skirt to be a bit more like Yuna's (who I believe is from FFX-2), so it's all on one side, but not segmented like Yuna's is. Her only really Halloweentown features are a waterdrop-shaped mask, and angel wings... I don't know, does that idea sound too random?

DevTehFiend
08-03-2010, 11:20 PM
I've been thinking about doing a Halloweentown Aqua. I had a character design for it, but I'm not sure if I liked it (and I can't scan it, because I left the sketchbook it's in at my friend's house). It still has the blue/black color scheme, and she still has her general corset top, if I'm remembering right, but I changed her skirt to be a bit more like Yuna's (who I believe is from FFX-2), so it's all on one side, but not segmented like Yuna's is. Her only really Halloweentown features are a waterdrop-shaped mask, and angel wings... I don't know, does that idea sound too random?

It does sound a little random, but mostly because it doesn't have a theme. If you notice Sroa, Donald, and Goofy, they all have a theme in what they transform into (Sora- vampire, Donald, Mummy, Goofy- haven't quite figured that out yet, some kind of Frankenstein Monster I think.)

I decided to go with witch for my Aqua HT design ( http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/FiendishlyDev/006.jpg ) because of the fact that she's a very good magic user (all her special attacks involve magic) and that she was described by the creator as being 'tricky' in the way she attacks.

Also, don't be afraid to change the color scheme, I'm doing different shades of purple for mine (no particular reason, but my fave witch costume is purple, so that may have something to do with it.) But go darker for your colors (unless they're things like red, orange, and yellow because they often express glowing.)

MDA
08-03-2010, 11:52 PM
Well, if you're making Xemnas a vampire, why not Ansem? (Though, personally, I think Ansem is scary as Hell already.)

You could go the other way with him, though, and do something that, though still horror-esque, comes off as very nonthreatening. (Like, anything that would try to make him scarier would fail since he's the scariest thing already?) Like werewolf, but he comes across more as a dog than wolf?

Good point. Then it's just trying to come up with a design that works for him. Though I do want a better wig... but the one I have will work for now xD I have method to my madness... maybe depending on how I make him he can be my costume for work xD

DevTehFiend
08-04-2010, 04:14 PM
Good point. Then it's just trying to come up with a design that works for him. Though I do want a better wig... but the one I have will work for now xD I have method to my madness... maybe depending on how I make him he can be my costume for work xD

Looking at websites that sell Halloween costume may help you. Could give you some idea of what monsters he could be.

shattered-vase
08-04-2010, 06:29 PM
It does sound a little random, but mostly because it doesn't have a theme. If you notice Sroa, Donald, and Goofy, they all have a theme in what they transform into (Sora- vampire, Donald, Mummy, Goofy- haven't quite figured that out yet, some kind of Frankenstein Monster I think.)

I decided to go with witch for my Aqua HT design ( http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/FiendishlyDev/006.jpg ) because of the fact that she's a very good magic user (all her special attacks involve magic) and that she was described by the creator as being 'tricky' in the way she attacks.

Also, don't be afraid to change the color scheme, I'm doing different shades of purple for mine (no particular reason, but my fave witch costume is purple, so that may have something to do with it.) But go darker for your colors (unless they're things like red, orange, and yellow because they often express glowing.)

Hm, yeah, that does make sense.
I was original contemplating an angel theme for her, but angel=light colors in my mind, so that doesn't exactly translate well into Halloweentown colors, unless you do a dark angel type, but I didn't think that went overly well with her.

Witch-themed would go well with her attacks, but it also reminds me a lot of Namine (since she's the Witch of Memories), and I've seen a lot of discussion on this thread of Kairi also being a witch, so I feel like Aqua should maybe be different, because she falls into the trio of Kairi, Namine, and herself, but she's also a bit of an exception in that trio as well...

All that's coming to mind currently to me is a genie (since one of her attacks is called Magic Wish in the Japanese release), which I don't think quite goes with the Halloweentown theme, or maybe a more generic-type mage, though that keeps on reminding me of Zexion...

DevTehFiend
08-05-2010, 01:46 PM
Hm, yeah, that does make sense.
I was original contemplating an angel theme for her, but angel=light colors in my mind, so that doesn't exactly translate well into Halloweentown colors, unless you do a dark angel type, but I didn't think that went overly well with her.

Witch-themed would go well with her attacks, but it also reminds me a lot of Namine (since she's the Witch of Memories), and I've seen a lot of discussion on this thread of Kairi also being a witch, so I feel like Aqua should maybe be different, because she falls into the trio of Kairi, Namine, and herself, but she's also a bit of an exception in that trio as well...

All that's coming to mind currently to me is a genie (since one of her attacks is called Magic Wish in the Japanese release), which I don't think quite goes with the Halloweentown theme, or maybe a more generic-type mage, though that keeps on reminding me of Zexion...

That's true, witch is a little over done with the KH girls, but that's why you have to be extra creative with it.

I think dark angel could do well, but only because of the Square-Enix half of the game (when thinking of your costume idea, I was reminded briefly of the Yukes from the Crystal Chronicles series of games http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Yuke because they are magic users and have wings.)

So it could work, but to make it work, not just for the SE part of the game, but to make it fit in with HT, you could use very textured fabrics, because everything in HT is textured, nothing looks completely smooth 'cept Jack's bones... but that's because they're bones.

Like how I'm going to be using a tulle like material for the sheer parts of my costume and maybe that costumed velvet for the over skirt.

MDA
08-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Looking at websites that sell Halloween costume may help you. Could give you some idea of what monsters he could be.

I did as you suggested, I got a couple ideas... but I want to go with a different approach from what many vampire costumes go with. Since I want to make Xemnas all prim and proper, I rather want to try all bloodied and blood-thirsty for Ansem.

I'm thinking taking a white dress shirt and taking some red fabric paint and dyes and bloodying it up, and also adding rips and tears into it as if he came fresh from the feed. With the shirt slightly undone (since it's crossplay, and I can't do open chest binding....). And of course black pants with more blood painted on, probably black shoes. Makeup... likely go and add some black eyeliner and shadowing to my eyes and paint blood onto my face to go with the blood on the shirt.

Opinions?

shattered-vase
08-06-2010, 01:25 AM
That's true, witch is a little over done with the KH girls, but that's why you have to be extra creative with it.

I think dark angel could do well, but only because of the Square-Enix half of the game (when thinking of your costume idea, I was reminded briefly of the Yukes from the Crystal Chronicles series of games http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Yuke because they are magic users and have wings.)

So it could work, but to make it work, not just for the SE part of the game, but to make it fit in with HT, you could use very textured fabrics, because everything in HT is textured, nothing looks completely smooth 'cept Jack's bones... but that's because they're bones.

Like how I'm going to be using a tulle like material for the sheer parts of my costume and maybe that costumed velvet for the over skirt.

Hm, that's a pretty interesting idea, using the Yuke as a base, to go with the Square Enix part of the game... I've never actually really played much of FF, but while I was scrolling through that page, part of the design to the one out of Crystal Bearers kind of reminds me a little bit of Aqua's actual clothes design (metal shoes, tall sock-type things, shoulder armor). A clockwork angel might actually work to combine the two concepts... what do you think?

DevTehFiend
08-06-2010, 01:02 PM
I did as you suggested, I got a couple ideas... but I want to go with a different approach from what many vampire costumes go with. Since I want to make Xemnas all prim and proper, I rather want to try all bloodied and blood-thirsty for Ansem.

I'm thinking taking a white dress shirt and taking some red fabric paint and dyes and bloodying it up, and also adding rips and tears into it as if he came fresh from the feed. With the shirt slightly undone (since it's crossplay, and I can't do open chest binding....). And of course black pants with more blood painted on, probably black shoes. Makeup... likely go and add some black eyeliner and shadowing to my eyes and paint blood onto my face to go with the blood on the shirt.

Opinions?

I like that idea. ^^ A very different direction from his usually calculating self. Maybe, and some elements OF the prim and proper vampire, but like he went totally BERSERK and became a blood thirty monster that can't control itself. Like the poet shirt, but all ripped and bloodied like you said.

Maybe try adding some brown to some of the blood spots as well, so it looks like dried, only blood, like he's been hunting for a while.

DevTehFiend
08-06-2010, 01:10 PM
Hm, that's a pretty interesting idea, using the Yuke as a base, to go with the Square Enix part of the game... I've never actually really played much of FF, but while I was scrolling through that page, part of the design to the one out of Crystal Bearers kind of reminds me a little bit of Aqua's actual clothes design (metal shoes, tall sock-type things, shoulder armor). A clockwork angel might actually work to combine the two concepts... what do you think?

Go for it. ^^ Maybe make some sketches so we can see, if you can? I'm really liking where this idea is going.

Don't forget to think about texture, though, again. Not only will it fit it with HT, but it'll also make the over all design visually pleasing.

shattered-vase
08-06-2010, 05:05 PM
Go for it. ^^ Maybe make some sketches so we can see, if you can? I'm really liking where this idea is going.

Don't forget to think about texture, though, again. Not only will it fit it with HT, but it'll also make the over all design visually pleasing.

Yup. ^-^ I've been trying to do some sketches a bit, but I'm currently in a different state than my scanner, so I won't have them visible to be seen on the internet until Monday or Tuesday.

Though, for texture, do fabrics like brocade work for that? Because part of the design I was thinking of was inspired by some corsets I've seen, which were made out of the brocade, so the fabric has texture, but I'm not sure if that's the same style of texture you're referring to.

DevTehFiend
08-06-2010, 09:41 PM
Yup. ^-^ I've been trying to do some sketches a bit, but I'm currently in a different state than my scanner, so I won't have them visible to be seen on the internet until Monday or Tuesday.

Though, for texture, do fabrics like brocade work for that? Because part of the design I was thinking of was inspired by some corsets I've seen, which were made out of the brocade, so the fabric has texture, but I'm not sure if that's the same style of texture you're referring to.

It's different, but it could work as long as you go with something very dark. Too bright (unless orange) and I don't think it would work. I think a lot of them come patterned, so really think about the character when looking.

MDA
08-06-2010, 10:15 PM
I like that idea. ^^ A very different direction from his usually calculating self. Maybe, and some elements OF the prim and proper vampire, but like he went totally BERSERK and became a blood thirty monster that can't control itself. Like the poet shirt, but all ripped and bloodied like you said.

Maybe try adding some brown to some of the blood spots as well, so it looks like dried, only blood, like he's been hunting for a while.

Yeah that's what I was thinking. That he went berserk and couldn't control himself due to the hunger.

Ooh that sounds like a good idea. Any idea what kind of brown? Probably a dark shade yes?

DevTehFiend
08-06-2010, 11:07 PM
Yeah that's what I was thinking. That he went berserk and couldn't control himself due to the hunger.

Ooh that sounds like a good idea. Any idea what kind of brown? Probably a dark shade yes?

Not that dark. Just mix a little bit of brown in with the red (of whatever method you're using.) And do little drops of that. Don't want to go too over-board with blood splatter.

I need a job at a Halloween store. I have too much fun giving advice. My house is always the best looking house in the neighborhood when Halloween comes. One of our neighbors goes WAY over board with his decorations, all store bought. But at my house the only things we buy from the store are lights. Other than that we take dead tree limbs and cut vines from the wooded area behind our house and make the house look like it's over grown. It's great! XD (OH, we buy spider webbing too, but I hate taking it down because some times REAL spiders make webs in our decorations!)

This is why I'm applying to Howl-O-Scream. My audition is actually tomorrow (wish me luck!) I'll be sure to pass down some make-up advice after my first rehearsal if I make it!

shattered-vase
08-07-2010, 12:43 AM
It's different, but it could work as long as you go with something very dark. Too bright (unless orange) and I don't think it would work. I think a lot of them come patterned, so really think about the character when looking.

Yeah, most brocades that I've seen have usually a flower or otherwise nature-related pattern. There are all-black ones, though (I've used it when making wa-lolita), so that's probably what I would use, because since her corset is already the right color for Halloweentown, no point in changing it, in my opinion.

Though, would electric blue still work for HT color schemes? It's not necessarily a Halloween-themed color, typically, but since she uses a paler blue (which isn't good for Halloween town), and a navy (which might end up looking monochromatic with the black), so an electric blue seemed like a happy medium there, since I also like the color.

DevTehFiend
08-07-2010, 06:21 PM
Yeah, most brocades that I've seen have usually a flower or otherwise nature-related pattern. There are all-black ones, though (I've used it when making wa-lolita), so that's probably what I would use, because since her corset is already the right color for Halloweentown, no point in changing it, in my opinion.

Though, would electric blue still work for HT color schemes? It's not necessarily a Halloween-themed color, typically, but since she uses a paler blue (which isn't good for Halloween town), and a navy (which might end up looking monochromatic with the black), so an electric blue seemed like a happy medium there, since I also like the color.

I don't know. That could be too bright. But again, you don't have to stick with her color scheme. Goofy is the only one in the group who's clothes stay the same colors, Sora and Donald's outfits don't. Think about your inspiration. Since you're going with clockwork angel, maybe something in nuetral tones. Like dark browns or something. You can recreate the skirt in a brown linen or something and leave the edges raw. That would give it texture and make it look interesting.

In other news, I GOT IN! I'm subbing at Howl-O-Scream! I can be any part at any time so I'll be learning a lot of neat make-up techniques. ^^

MDA
08-07-2010, 10:16 PM
In other news, I GOT IN! I'm subbing at Howl-O-Scream! I can be any part at any time so I'll be learning a lot of neat make-up techniques. ^^

That's awesome to hear! I have a job with Sears (working in the warehouse), I think my fave thing about it is that I can dress up at Halloween. Only restrictions regarding costumes is no dresses and no dangling things like ties and jewellery. So likely I can maybe wear HT Ansem X3

shattered-vase
08-07-2010, 10:55 PM
I don't know. That could be too bright. But again, you don't have to stick with her color scheme. Goofy is the only one in the group who's clothes stay the same colors, Sora and Donald's outfits don't. Think about your inspiration. Since you're going with clockwork angel, maybe something in nuetral tones. Like dark browns or something. You can recreate the skirt in a brown linen or something and leave the edges raw. That would give it texture and make it look interesting.

In other news, I GOT IN! I'm subbing at Howl-O-Scream! I can be any part at any time so I'll be learning a lot of neat make-up techniques. ^^

Hm, I forgot that I could change the color scheme. XD Though, in addition to brocade, I've seen corduroy-type fabric used for them, so that would add a bit more texture than just the brocade on it's own would.

I might use dark blue and brown for a color scheme, mostly because I'm partially using Amidatelion (one of the Yuke) for a base of the design.

Though, as a different question, what do you think HT Ventus or Terra would be?

And, congratulations! ^-^

Hasn't-a-name
08-08-2010, 06:59 PM
Hm, I forgot that I could change the color scheme. XD Though, in addition to brocade, I've seen corduroy-type fabric used for them, so that would add a bit more texture than just the brocade on it's own would.

I might use dark blue and brown for a color scheme, mostly because I'm partially using Amidatelion (one of the Yuke) for a base of the design.

Though, as a different question, what do you think HT Ventus or Terra would be?

And, congratulations! ^-^

I have pictures of my HT Ventus cosplay posted in my photos, if you need something to go by.(just don't steal the designs...or i will find you, haha jk.) Ht Terra should be in some too, but she didn't really do much by way of Halloween, other than swap some of the colors around and cover herself in "blood" (red paint).

@ Dev- Congrats on the job! Make any progress on the cosplay?

DevTehFiend
08-08-2010, 08:43 PM
Ventus, I would imagine, would be the same thing Roxas would, which would be the same as Sora, seeing as how they're all 'connected' (no, I don't consider that a spoiler.) So since Sora is a vampire like thing, I imagine Ventus would be as well, but just a different design of vampire, since he is his own person.

Terra, I'm thinking, would be zombie or werewolf, because his focus is on brute strength (using him is like choosing the shield at the beginning of the other games) and so there isn't a big focus on strategy, like with Aqua, so something that is considered inhumanly strong, but not necessarily all that smart, would fit him (not that I'm saying he's not smart, I'm just thinking about brawn over brain.)

As far as costume progress, I haven't really been able to go about doing any part of it. I'm probably going to save it for next year, because I have four costumes to make that aren't mine (for my nieces and nephew.) I might be able to make something depending on when I get paid (I'm not paying for munchkin's costumes, their grandparents are) but I'm also making some other costumes for myself for the next convention. (I like to keep myself busy ^^; so in total I'm making seven costumes.)

Hasn't-a-name
08-08-2010, 11:39 PM
@ Dev- hahahahahhaha that "spoiler" comment...you sound like me all through otakon. The Terra we met doesn't know about what happens in BBS, so qua kept yelling at me for "spoilers". :| I hear ya on the job thing...I want to start my canon ven cosplay soon, but I need to buy a new computer first.

shattered-vase
08-09-2010, 01:05 AM
Ventus, I would imagine, would be the same thing Roxas would, which would be the same as Sora, seeing as how they're all 'connected' (no, I don't consider that a spoiler.) So since Sora is a vampire like thing, I imagine Ventus would be as well, but just a different design of vampire, since he is his own person.

Terra, I'm thinking, would be zombie or werewolf, because his focus is on brute strength (using him is like choosing the shield at the beginning of the other games) and so there isn't a big focus on strategy, like with Aqua, so something that is considered inhumanly strong, but not necessarily all that smart, would fit him (not that I'm saying he's not smart, I'm just thinking about brawn over brain.)

As far as costume progress, I haven't really been able to go about doing any part of it. I'm probably going to save it for next year, because I have four costumes to make that aren't mine (for my nieces and nephew.) I might be able to make something depending on when I get paid (I'm not paying for munchkin's costumes, their grandparents are) but I'm also making some other costumes for myself for the next convention. (I like to keep myself busy ^^; so in total I'm making seven costumes.)

Hm, yeah, Roxas is kind of Ventus, so Ven'd share that with them... though the dual-color jacket could make for interesting bat wings if you do a two-tone jacket, with the wings in reverse.... mostly because I'm addicted to wings right now. XD

Terra, on the other hand, could be a werewolf or a zombie based on that... hm. I think he'd almost make a better undead type than werewolf, because he's not very wolf-y (and I think our Terra cosplayer would run away and abandon us if we tried to make him wear fur...).

Heh... I've got at least three or four to get done for next year's cons, plus a fifth if I'm lucky, and then maybe some more lolita to be made on the side. So much to make, so little time... and I've got some random side ideas to use if I get any spare time between that.
Fun stuff. XD

DevTehFiend
08-10-2010, 12:26 AM
@Name- XD Sounds like you guys had fun. It kills me that I know so much about the games, because it's not going to be as big of a surprise, but you learn a whole lot just researching the costume, you know? I swear all my info I stumbled on by accident just looking for references. XD

@Vase- You have no idea just how alike they are (yes, I'm teasing you! XD)

Lol, I'd love to see a zombie Terra! My design for him would be some kind of tradition Japanese burial clothes (they have a special kimono for something like that, correct? I can't remember, it's been so long since I was in the loop regarding their traditions.) because his original design is so reminiscent of a samurai (which is on purpose, look at Master Eraqus.) So something traditional would be better. Along with super pale skin, painted on contours to give the illusion of thinness and huge bags under the eyes, he'd make a great zombie! ^^

shattered-vase
08-10-2010, 08:52 PM
@Dev: I really want to try to get him bullied into this now. XD We basically dragged him to a con and gave him cosplay to wear, but getting him to let us do the make-up would probably be the trick to this. Hm... I might make someone else become Terra just for this if he won't let us...

And I know what you mean about finding stuff from references. I tried not to get many spoilers, but I still ruined most of the game for myself with trying to figure out just her personality for the cosplay. XD

Hasn't-a-name
08-10-2010, 09:04 PM
@ Dev- Ugh, I know! Qua and I got flagged down by an HT Sora who didn't know about the game either...it was interesting, to say the least. I ended up watching more cutscenes than refs than pictures, just to get his mannerisms down...that kind of killed it for me. Though, having friends that are..well obsessed with the franchise really... didn't leave me much hope as far as waiting for the English release goes.

DevTehFiend
08-10-2010, 10:19 PM
Good luck Vase. XD

That's basically what I did, my entire Aqua gallery is screen shots I got from cuts scenes and game play and what not. I finally had to stop watching cause I'm like, "I know too much!" 0.0

Example: http://s951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/FiendishlyDev/Aqua%20Resources/ (there's also my designs for formal Aqua, for those interested. I meant to make that for the masquerade ball at the con, but it ended up not happening. ^^; )

RaeWolfDemon
08-10-2010, 10:45 PM
There is quite a large group of HT'ers for a Con in Denver.. Im doing A HT Riku werewolf with digitrade boots (fur paw boots) and a very very visual kei style.. I will post piks asap but i was curious about what people thought about wig styling..

DevTehFiend
08-11-2010, 01:15 AM
There is quite a large group of HT'ers for a Con in Denver.. Im doing A HT Riku werewolf with digitrade boots (fur paw boots) and a very very visual kei style.. I will post piks asap but i was curious about what people thought about wig styling..

For werewolf, my advice would be to put it on (VERY securly), spritz with hair spray and then shake your head like a dog getting out of the tub. Tease as needed.

RaeWolfDemon
08-13-2010, 02:09 PM
Haha great idea, Ill do that n.n I was trying to figure out of I should do like cannon hair or not but I like the idea of making it a bit wilder n.n

shattered-vase
08-13-2010, 05:02 PM
@Dev Haha, thanks.
By the way, I finally got around to scanning/posting my design for the HT Aqua: link (http://s875.photobucket.com/albums/ab315/shattered-vase/?action=view&current=aqua0002.jpg)

DevTehFiend
08-13-2010, 11:08 PM
Np, and I really like that design Vase. ^^ Some details I would use, just to make it look more recognisible are to add the little bit of gathering to the bottom of the coat like she has on the skirt: http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/FiendishlyDev/Aqua%20Resources/fullbodyshot.jpg and I would still incorperate those belts she has across her chest somehow. some kind of upholstery fabric would do though, since it's an HT version.

Love the water drop mask. ^^

shattered-vase
08-16-2010, 11:12 AM
@Dev - Thanks! ^-^
Yeah, I was going to do the cross-straps, but I wasn't sure where to put them, since the coat would block them from sight, mostly... so, I don't know if they would still go there? The coat was actually inspired by the Yuke- the skirt has the blue side panels (which almost impossible to figure out from the drawing, since it's pencil). Hm....

DevTehFiend
08-16-2010, 07:07 PM
@Dev - Thanks! ^-^
Yeah, I was going to do the cross-straps, but I wasn't sure where to put them, since the coat would block them from sight, mostly... so, I don't know if they would still go there? The coat was actually inspired by the Yuke- the skirt has the blue side panels (which almost impossible to figure out from the drawing, since it's pencil). Hm....

You can just have them there to have them and you might want to take the coat off at some point anyway (don't know what your Halloweens are like, but here in Florida I'm usually sweating heavily at some point.)

shattered-vase
08-16-2010, 10:05 PM
@Dev- Okay, I'll look at the fabric when I go to hunt some down and see what I find. ^-^
Yeah, I live up in New England, so I'm kind of concerned of freezing when I wear it, but it's mostly my arms that would be cold, so I figure I'll either figure something out or deal. XD

DevTehFiend
08-17-2010, 10:19 AM
Yikes, yeah, okay. Maybe over the top then?

shattered-vase
08-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Hm... I might just go abstract with it and wear bracelets with the symbol. Not sure if that makes any sense there, but...

MDA
08-17-2010, 11:27 PM
Now that Otakuthon is finally over I'm going to start doucing my HT Ansem shirt in red paint, dye, and fake blood.

DevTehFiend
08-19-2010, 02:08 PM
As long as it's recognizable that it's Aqua, that's the only thing you need to keep in mind.

And yay for blood splatter! Was funny, I was watching Sweeny Todd yesterday and couldn't help but think, "Tim Burton is a genius when it comes to throwing blood on Johnny."

shattered-vase
08-19-2010, 07:15 PM
Yeah... that's the trick to it. XP Doesn't help that I have no Birth by Sleep friends for most of the time that I'm going to be wearing it... all Organization XIII and a Kairi.

DevTehFiend
08-21-2010, 11:39 PM
Well, at least you'll have friends there with you from the same series. XD

shattered-vase
08-22-2010, 11:22 AM
Yup!
Especially because our Roxas may convert to a Ven for the con I'm wearing it at.
I also did a colored version of the design since my friend demanded it... I had an idea while I was doing that, to add the cross-straps as two actual belts, since the coat should be more open there.

DevTehFiend
08-22-2010, 02:05 PM
That's true....

shattered-vase
08-22-2010, 08:11 PM
Yeah... so hopefully it'll translate to real life as nicely as it worked in its drawing incarnation.

DevTehFiend
08-23-2010, 01:13 AM
One can only hope. XD

Oh, and an LOL moment I just had (related to Aqua so it's not completely off topic), my mom told me the other day that a co-worker of her's wants to borrow my blue wig... and said coworker is male. I give her a strange look and she explained that it's for the 'walk a mile in her shoes' charity. My dad did it last year and it's a charity walk where men walk in womens' shoes to raise money for breast cancer stuffs. XD Said coworker is not just male though, he's also a body-builder and used to (or maybe he still does?) work as a male stripper. So he's going to be wearing high-heals, a pink skirt, and my Aqua wig. XD;

shattered-vase
08-25-2010, 08:07 PM
That's amusing. XD

I might get a chance to finally start on this cosplay this weekend, since I can't actually sew things, I just help and wear the cosplay. ^-^'' But, do you know of any way that I could get a wing to balance if I just used one wing (similar to Sora's singular bat wing)?

DevTehFiend
08-26-2010, 11:36 AM
There's only one of them? Nuh-uh, there's two isn't there? (Hard to imagine I wouldn't notice a detail like that considering when playing the game you're staring at his back almost the entire time.)

shattered-vase
08-26-2010, 12:50 PM
THERE'S TWO?
Well, now I feel like an idiot. >.<
I always thought there was one for some reason... wow. Guess I'll just make two wings... ^-^''

MDA
08-27-2010, 02:02 PM
Got my dress shirt for Ansem all ripped up, now it's just doucing it with the red dyes, paint, fake blood... and adding a tinge of brown for dried spots.

For Vexen... yet to start tearing it up

DevTehFiend
08-29-2010, 05:47 PM
THERE'S TWO?
Well, now I feel like an idiot. >.<
I always thought there was one for some reason... wow. Guess I'll just make two wings... ^-^''

Yeah, there is, just checked (because I'd hate to lead you astray!) And don't feel bad, obviously I wasn't paying any attention either because I was doubting the two wing thing for a minute there. XD; (YOU SCARED ME!)

@MDA- I can't wait to see how this comes out! Maybe you could carry something to represent his shadow thinger (maybe even make a pluuuuushie? 0u0 Not to add to your work load but that would be awesome!)

shattered-vase
08-29-2010, 07:05 PM
@Dev- Heh, sorry, I'm not trying to terrify people by me forgetting things... ^-^''
Yeah... though, hopefully they won't be too difficult to make. I found a tutorial on here for making them, so that should help...

DevTehFiend
08-30-2010, 11:17 AM
Lol, is fine. And I wouldn't think they are that hard to make. Depends on what kind of wings your'e doing. Are you going to make them kind of realistic or like the wings that yukes have (if I remember correctly they're very cartoony looking.)

shattered-vase
08-30-2010, 05:51 PM
I was planning on making them a little more cartoony/mechanical looking.
If you're at all familiar with Arina Tanemura as an artist, the tutorial is based off of the way she draws her wings, though I'm modifying it a little bit so that they're less fluffy and more metal...ish.

DevTehFiend
08-31-2010, 12:27 AM
Alright. ^^ Sounds like you have things figured out.

shattered-vase
08-31-2010, 07:33 PM
Yup! Though I have two new ones I've gotten assigned to designing... and I don't have much of an idea for either one. >.<
I got asked by our Xemnas to do one for her, and I got to the point of "undead king, possibility of a flowing ripped/burned cloak", and then ran out of ideas. I also got asked to do a Xigbar/Braig one. (the difference between the cosplay is that I think he's planning on Xigbar, but he's using his natural hair, and it might not be long enough, so Braig may be the final cosplay. I figured that they might be similar enough that I can be lazy, design one, and let him figure out the official character for it.)

DevTehFiend
08-31-2010, 08:45 PM
Well, considering they're the same person I don't think it'll really matter.

Something I would do with designing ORG XIII HT designs would be to look at their somebodies anyway since they basically wear those clothes under their outfits anyway (I can't remember what game it is, 2 or Days, but Roxas pulls his cloak off and his normal outfit is under it.)

MDA
08-31-2010, 11:48 PM
@MDA- I can't wait to see how this comes out! Maybe you could carry something to represent his shadow thinger (maybe even make a pluuuuushie? 0u0 Not to add to your work load but that would be awesome!)

I would make a plushie to go with it.... but I don't know how to make plushies. I'm lucky I know how to do what it is that I have planned to do for this, and all my other cosplays.

But I started the bloodying process :) I still need to start the one for Vexen though. That should be fun.

DevTehFiend
09-01-2010, 03:47 PM
I would make a plushie to go with it.... but I don't know how to make plushies. I'm lucky I know how to do what it is that I have planned to do for this, and all my other cosplays.

But I started the bloodying process :) I still need to start the one for Vexen though. That should be fun.

Lol, I would so make a plush doll shadow for you if I could, but I can't. ^^;

OMG just had another idea! XD You could get a trick or treat bucket and paint it with the shadows face and the Heartless symbol! Hell, people would probably give you candy for that. XD

shattered-vase
09-01-2010, 04:58 PM
Well, considering they're the same person I don't think it'll really matter.

Something I would do with designing ORG XIII HT designs would be to look at their somebodies anyway since they basically wear those clothes under their outfits anyway (I can't remember what game it is, 2 or Days, but Roxas pulls his cloak off and his normal outfit is under it.)

:O He does??! It's either after day 357 in Days or 2, since I've never seen this before...

Hm, I guess the most obvious design for him is pirate. XD

And... the Ansem candy bucket sounds amazing. 8D

DevTehFiend
09-03-2010, 01:16 AM
:O He does??! It's either after day 357 in Days or 2, since I've never seen this before...

Hm, I guess the most obvious design for him is pirate. XD

And... the Ansem candy bucket sounds amazing. 8D

I'd put candy in that bucket. (Ew, that sounded weird. XD)

Yes, yes, do it! Pirate Xigbar/Braig would be awesome! (And I can see him getting super annoyed with that too. "Oh, what? Really? Pirate? Are you serious!? Just because I wear an eye patch...!")

shattered-vase
09-03-2010, 03:53 PM
I'd put candy in that bucket. (Ew, that sounded weird. XD)

Yes, yes, do it! Pirate Xigbar/Braig would be awesome! (And I can see him getting super annoyed with that too. "Oh, what? Really? Pirate? Are you serious!? Just because I wear an eye patch...!")

XD I'm still going to design it, though the person who was going to cosplay him decided not to... which is sad. I still have Xemnas to do, though...

MDA
09-04-2010, 12:25 AM
:O He does??! It's either after day 357 in Days or 2, since I've never seen this before...

Hm, I guess the most obvious design for him is pirate. XD

And... the Ansem candy bucket sounds amazing. 8D

A dead pirate would work best since it's Halloween Town xD Regular living pirate might make people think of Port Royal. Y'know?

I'm actually thinking of having the bucket now xD

DevTehFiend
09-04-2010, 09:12 PM
A dead pirate would work best since it's Halloween Town xD Regular living pirate might make people think of Port Royal. Y'know?

I'm actually thinking of having the bucket now xD

But there are undead pirates in port royal too. Hmmmmmm.... : (

shattered-vase
09-05-2010, 01:04 PM
That's true...
Different era of pirate, maybe? I'm not overly familiar with the history of piracy, but didn't they also go through eras, like the rest of the world?

DevTehFiend
09-05-2010, 01:41 PM
Yeah, but you know, you could do a cowboy for him too. XD That's sort of what his normal clothes make me think of.

Undead cowboy....

AND OMG TUESDAY! Birth by Sleep! Can't wait!

shattered-vase
09-05-2010, 07:49 PM
I KNOW!
Too bad I don't have a PSP and got told that, despite my birthday being far closer to the release, there's very little chance of me getting a PSP.

Haha, Xigbar the cowboy? That would be hilarious. XD

DevTehFiend
09-05-2010, 07:54 PM
Hey, he is good with a gun... and wears a bandanna (must be Nomura's new thing. Forget belts!)

I bought a PSP months ago, just for this game. Saved up FOREVER. I got the one in the Assassin's Creed bundle because it was a lot prettier than the black one and the other bundles that were out. Also, the one that comes in the BBS bundle looks kind of... eh.... It's got a Louis Vittoun-esque design on the back and it's kind of a dull gray.

shattered-vase
09-05-2010, 08:19 PM
I saw the Birth by Sleep one at a con... it made me flip out like the Kingdom Hearts fangirl I am, but I didn't happen to have the four hundred dollars required to buy it on hand. Hopefully, I'll be able to get one soon...

I'm going to have to go and try drawing this, when I get a chance. I have too much to draw... >.<

DevTehFiend
09-06-2010, 09:30 PM
You wouldn't have wanted it anyway because I don't think there's a way to make it English (there's an entire menu you have to navigate just to get to your game, so in Japanese you could spend hours just trying to figure out which way you're supposed to hold it) as the japanese like to do that to us (only English PSPs and DSs have the ability to change the language, but if you try and order one from Japan you wouldn't be able to change it to English.) So it would have been a waste of money anyhow. (Also, I'm sure it would have been in Japanese because the bundles aren't being sold anywhere BUT Japan yet.)

In other news, so buy the bundle here, with the game, is only about 200, in comparison to the 400 you would have been paying. XD So, you know, something to think about maybe?

In other news, I'm totally into the whole Braig= cowboy thing now. XD Yeeha!

shattered-vase
09-13-2010, 07:33 PM
XD Yeah, though for $200, it might be worth the $25 dollar difference if you also get the game with it, since the game is liable to be that anyways. (this is all based on my vague knowledge of PSP prices, so if I'm sounding like an idiot again, disregard me.)

Yeah, an undead cowboy. In my head, he's playing a guitar and singing with a Southern twang. I need my teachers to stop giving me homework so I have time to do this!

DevTehFiend
09-13-2010, 08:42 PM
XD Yeah, though for $200, it might be worth the $25 dollar difference if you also get the game with it, since the game is liable to be that anyways. (this is all based on my vague knowledge of PSP prices, so if I'm sounding like an idiot again, disregard me.)

Yeah, an undead cowboy. In my head, he's playing a guitar and singing with a Southern twang. I need my teachers to stop giving me homework so I have time to do this!

In the game he sounds like a cowboy!

He actually uses the word, "key-slinger." to describe Terra! XD It was hilarious! I heard it and I'm like, "I SO CALLED IT!"

shattered-vase
09-13-2010, 08:47 PM
In the game he sounds like a cowboy!

He actually uses the word, "key-slinger." to describe Terra! XD It was hilarious! I heard it and I'm like, "I SO CALLED IT!"

I haven't heard Braig or Xigbar's English voice (this is what you get for only buying 3 of the currently released KH games and insisting on playing them chronologically), but that's hilarious. XD

Hasn't-a-name
09-13-2010, 11:04 PM
@ Dev- "Why don't you leave the popsicle with me?" An undead cowboy that likes ice cream, at that T_T

DevTehFiend
09-14-2010, 10:47 PM
He must like ice cream a lot. XD

Terra's story is kicking my butt, btw. It's hard not to just rush past with Aqua, but not much I can do about that. XD

As soon as I get paid I'm going to go to JoAnns and stock up on their Halloween fabric, since it looks like I won't be able to start on her until much closer to convention time. In fact, I've had to cut my cosplay load in half because of how difficult I'm finding things.

shattered-vase
09-15-2010, 05:27 PM
That's kind of depressing, that you have to drop cosplays. I went to Jo Ann's a while ago, when they just had a few Halloween fabrics, but I ended up not having any use for them anyways... I actually have a different fabric store around my house that I like using for everything but the really basic fabrics (solid colors and so forth), because they have so much variety, it's almost scary. The only downside is that they're more expensive, but...

I actually got to play a little bit as Terra today, since my friend handed me her PSP and said, "Here, I can't beat this boss, X is attack." I died doing that, but somehow my other friend who had also never played the game managed to beat it...

ExTurkValentine
09-15-2010, 05:50 PM
Beleeted

playmysitardemy
09-15-2010, 05:51 PM
Reworking my old design of Demyx, I have no idea when I'm wearing it again though....

DevTehFiend
09-16-2010, 04:13 PM
That's kind of depressing, that you have to drop cosplays. I went to Jo Ann's a while ago, when they just had a few Halloween fabrics, but I ended up not having any use for them anyways... I actually have a different fabric store around my house that I like using for everything but the really basic fabrics (solid colors and so forth), because they have so much variety, it's almost scary. The only downside is that they're more expensive, but...

I actually got to play a little bit as Terra today, since my friend handed me her PSP and said, "Here, I can't beat this boss, X is attack." I died doing that, but somehow my other friend who had also never played the game managed to beat it...

What boss was it, do you know? XD

And yeah, I just can't read a pattern to save my life. It's like another language, so until I can figure things out I'm lowering my work load.

shattered-vase
09-16-2010, 05:30 PM
What boss was it, do you know? XD

And yeah, I just can't read a pattern to save my life. It's like another language, so until I can figure things out I'm lowering my work load.

It was the Wheel Master. (and if it weren't for Wikipedia, I wouldn't have known even that. XD)

I can't read patterns, but I'm related to someone who can, so I'm saved on that count.

EternalNight
09-18-2010, 03:23 PM
Im planning out a Halloween Town Roxas cosplay. My plan is on my costume - http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2713147/

Any more ideas for it or does it seem good enough?

p.s - sorry if this is the wrong place

playmysitardemy
09-18-2010, 04:23 PM
I have a question for some people, hope not to offend.

I don't really understand why a lot of people use fake blood for their HT costumes, I never saw any. o.O Is there a reason why? Or do people just throw it on because it looks cool?

shattered-vase
09-18-2010, 04:32 PM
Im planning out a Halloween Town Roxas cosplay. My plan is on my costume - http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2713147/

Any more ideas for it or does it seem good enough?

p.s - sorry if this is the wrong place

No, it's the right place, we've just gotten ridiculously off-topic on this thread. XD

For your actual question, I have no really good advice, since I've designed exactly one cosplay to date. >.< But, for the record, you have eight written on the leg, not thirteen. Thirteen is "XIII". ^-^''

EternalNight
09-18-2010, 06:07 PM
No, it's the right place, we've just gotten ridiculously off-topic on this thread. XD

For your actual question, I have no really good advice, since I've designed exactly one cosplay to date. >.< But, for the record, you have eight written on the leg, not thirteen. Thirteen is "XIII". ^-^''

/facepalm ahh yes thanks for pointing that out -.-' total dumb moment. Although not ma fault, i had a video of Axel up on youtube :blubber: that was it!
I just have a feeling its not gonna turn out well O.o I need to get some Checkers xD

Hasn't-a-name
09-18-2010, 08:24 PM
Terra's too freaking slow, and Aqua...yeah...I'm the only one out of my friends that is actually good with Ven's style...figures..lmfao.
@ dev- Ugh, I hear ya! I'm having a similar dilemma with my Ellis cosplay. I've been looking everywhere for coveralls, now I can't find a freaking pattern for them!

My Aqua talked me into being snow white for halloween *glares angrily at pile of fabric* I mean, I like her and all. But a dress. seriously. This will kill me >_>

DevTehFiend
09-19-2010, 12:44 AM
I have a question for some people, hope not to offend.

I don't really understand why a lot of people use fake blood for their HT costumes, I never saw any. o.O Is there a reason why? Or do people just throw it on because it looks cool?

I think it's an aesthetic thing, and really, fake blood only works for certain characters and it certain ways. We were talking about, earlier in this thread, splattering fake blood on a shirt for an HT Ansem, but I personally think, for the idea, it works.

I don't really, however, approve of just randomly splattering fake blood for an 'edgier' look, because neither KH nor Nightmare have that grusome edginess.

DevTehFiend
09-19-2010, 12:50 AM
Terra's too freaking slow, and Aqua...yeah...I'm the only one out of my friends that is actually good with Ven's style...figures..lmfao.
@ dev- Ugh, I hear ya! I'm having a similar dilemma with my Ellis cosplay. I've been looking everywhere for coveralls, now I can't find a freaking pattern for them!

My Aqua talked me into being snow white for halloween *glares angrily at pile of fabric* I mean, I like her and all. But a dress. seriously. This will kill me >_>

Double posting because I'm feeling tired and drained and don't feel like doing extra quoty things.


I'm not a big fan of playing as Ven, mostly because, while I do like fast characters, it still takes me twice as long to beat random Unversed than it does either of the other two characters. Terra is really slow though, and his story line just seems to be a bunch of cut scene expositions, rather than any kind of exposition through game play (if that makes any sense. Basically, it seems like me playing has little to do with moving the story along, and is more just a tool to get from point A to point B so something ELSE can move the story along.)

That's enough about that though.

Coveralls are out of style right now, if I remember correctly, you might have to try ebay.
And as for Snow White, I'd die. the thought of making a ball gown like that makes me feel sick, I'd have to buy a cheap one, and just alter it to make it look not cheap. XP

MDA
09-19-2010, 03:14 AM
I have a question for some people, hope not to offend.

I don't really understand why a lot of people use fake blood for their HT costumes, I never saw any. o.O Is there a reason why? Or do people just throw it on because it looks cool?

Tends to feel more Halloween-ish depending on what the character is made into. You wouldn't expect a blood-thirsty vampire to look prim and polished would you?

EternalNight
09-19-2010, 01:28 PM
I was wondering if I was doing ok so far with my HT Roxas - http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2714014/
I know its not much to go by but its my first costume id be making ^^ thanks for anyone who takes a look.
I also wanted to ask. I wanted to put the Nobody Sign on the back of the shirt. How would i do t
Either
Draw and colour with black marker or Cut out the chape of it and wear a black t-shirt underneath, since i cant sew it.
Thanks!

MDA
09-19-2010, 02:00 PM
I was wondering if I was doing ok so far with my HT Roxas - http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2714014/
I know its not much to go by but its my first costume id be making ^^ thanks for anyone who takes a look.
I also wanted to ask. I wanted to put the Nobody Sign on the back of the shirt. How would i do t
Either
Draw and colour with black marker or Cut out the chape of it and wear a black t-shirt underneath, since i cant sew it.
Thanks!

So far it looks pretty good.

You could try what I did for doing the Nobody symbol. I did all the symbols on my HT Roxas shirt using black Sharpies.

This is how it ended up looking:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1907787/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2213683/

EternalNight
09-19-2010, 02:07 PM
So far it looks pretty good.

You could try what I did for doing the Nobody symbol. I did all the symbols on my HT Roxas shirt using black Sharpies.

This is how it ended up looking:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1907787/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2213683/

Omigod you are now better than awesome. I shall buy sharpies tommorow :D
I had an idea for the pants...Black jeans then rip the knees and put white at the back of the rips. (if i cant get any checkered stuff.) Is thatok? Sorry im waffling -.-

MDA
09-19-2010, 02:41 PM
Omigod you are now better than awesome. I shall buy sharpies tommorow :D
I had an idea for the pants...Black jeans then rip the knees and put white at the back of the rips. (if i cant get any checkered stuff.) Is thatok? Sorry im waffling -.-

That actually sound pretty good. Pants are always the trickiest part for me for my HT versions. The pants for HT Xigbar have been giving me trouble for a year because I haven't been able to decide how to have them.

EternalNight
09-19-2010, 03:02 PM
That actually sound pretty good. Pants are always the trickiest part for me for my HT versions. The pants for HT Xigbar have been giving me trouble for a year because I haven't been able to decide how to have them.

Brainstorm!!!

playmysitardemy
09-19-2010, 05:00 PM
I was wondering if I was doing ok so far with my HT Roxas - http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2714014/
I know its not much to go by but its my first costume id be making ^^ thanks for anyone who takes a look.
I also wanted to ask. I wanted to put the Nobody Sign on the back of the shirt. How would i do t
Either
Draw and colour with black marker or Cut out the chape of it and wear a black t-shirt underneath, since i cant sew it.
Thanks!

If you look at my HT Demyx costume, I have the Nobody symbol on the back of my coat. What me and my HT Axel did was draw the symbol on cardboard, cut it out, then traced it, put tape on the edge then used fabric paint to paint it on. Just be sure to have a place to set it so it can dry flat.

playmysitardemy
09-19-2010, 05:02 PM
Tends to feel more Halloween-ish depending on what the character is made into. You wouldn't expect a blood-thirsty vampire to look prim and polished would you?

I can see it though, maybe on the face just a bit and not all over the actual costume. The only reason I asked is, like I said, the monsters in the game were, yes a bit slimy or strange to look at, but even the Slime Monster was dressed fancy. I dunno, just my view point, I'm not trying to step on toes, I was just asking since I see it so often in designs.

EternalNight
09-20-2010, 03:13 AM
If you look at my HT Demyx costume, I have the Nobody symbol on the back of my coat. What me and my HT Axel did was draw the symbol on cardboard, cut it out, then traced it, put tape on the edge then used fabric paint to paint it on. Just be sure to have a place to set it so it can dry flat.

Thanks for the idea!!

[edit]
I finished the back :D
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2715428/
woohoo

playmysitardemy
09-20-2010, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the idea!!

[edit]
I finished the back :D
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2715428/
woohoo

No prob, happy to help.:angel:

shattered-vase
09-20-2010, 08:11 PM
Alright, since we're on the topic of Halloweentown Roxas...

The Roxas in my cosplay group is planning on being a guro kodona for her design. (for anyone not into lolita fashion, "guro" is "gory" lolita, so blood, bandages, etc., and "kodona" is "boystyle" lolita, so it's the boyish version of it. http://www.lolitafashion.org/kodona.php and http://www.lolitafashion.org/guro_lolita.php can explain it better for you if you want to read them.)

Hasn't-a-name
09-22-2010, 09:04 AM
@ Dev- Ballgown?!- O_O Her's isn't THAT complicated, thank god. It's the whole dress thing that gets me.
But enough about that. A friend of mine decided to go as HT "Santa" Master Xehanort for a convention we're attending in March. This should be quite interesting *facepalm*

EternalNight
09-24-2010, 01:11 PM
Um...If anyone has made a HT mask could someone give me tips on how to make one?
I want to do a skull for my HT Roxas and i thought of just sticking 2 peices of card together with thr design?
Another thing is a cant get the sizes of the mask nor the right shape. Ive tried about 5 times now and I cant get a good enough shape (aka soras mask without the horns) If someone could give me an accurate sized template or tell me what they did you'd be really, really awesome!

Hasn't-a-name
09-24-2010, 06:57 PM
@ Eternal- There are a number of ways to go about this. I've seen some pretty kickass masks made out of Sculpey, however, it can get VERY heavy. I made that mistake while making the hand guard for Delicious tower....that went well>_> . I found this while browsing the internet http://ultimatepapermache.com/paper-mache-clay. As I've never used that method, I can't tell you how well it works, but the masks I've seen made out of it looked pretty good.
Other methods
Paper Mache Method- It's quite cheap, however, the lines from the newspaper WILL show up on your mask.
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/papermache/a/plmaskcraft.htm

Crayola Model Magic- Though I've not used it personally, I've seen that, if done correctly, it can yield fantastic results. The downside to this is that it can be very VERY brittle. http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/merry-animal-masks-lesson-plan/

Craft foam- Cut it to the shape you want, and stick it over the stove (on a low setting) to heat it. The heat will allow you to shape it/ give it dimension. Then back and seal the foam like you would if you were making armor. Once sealed, apply detailing with acrylic paint.
Armor tutorial: http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html

Since you mentioned cardboard, I would try coating that with the paper clay stuff in the link and baking it. That way, you'll have a relatively lightweight mask. The clay will also serve as a smooth surface, making it easier(and possible) to paint over.

shattered-vase
09-24-2010, 10:47 PM
Craft foam- Cut it to the shape you want, and stick it over the stove (on a low setting) to heat it. The heat will allow you to shape it/ give it dimension. Then back and seal the foam like you would if you were making armor. Once sealed, apply detailing with acrylic paint.
Armor tutorial: http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html

I've used craft foam to make Aqua and Terra's armor. It works really well, but you need the thicker kind. (I forgot the exact thickness, but I'm pretty sure there's two kinds, one of which will be thicker than the other.) If you're lucky enough to own one, a heat gun works wonders with it because you can heat up the specific section you intend to mold, and then move on to the next piece. I actually did this with two people when doing Aqua's armor- one to heat the section of the piece, and the other to mold it, so it was a faster process. However, if you have only one person, it'll just take longer.
You can buy heat guns at Home Depot or maybe other stores of that like (maybe even WalMart or somewhere like that; I'm not sure). I'm not sure how expensive they are- I borrowed the one I used.

playmysitardemy
09-24-2010, 11:40 PM
Eternal- I made my mask out of Card Stock, if I remember right. Just found something big enough to trace the basic shape in proportion to my head then drew, marker, and painted the details in. Just added a hair clip to keep it in place on the wig.....if that's what you mean.

EternalNight
09-25-2010, 06:37 AM
Thanks everyone!

MDA
09-25-2010, 10:33 AM
I've never bothered with a mask for my HT costumes in the past, but for my remake of HT Ansem I'm making a mask. I'm using a plastic one from Michael's as a base. I don't know what to do to it though, like what would fit with Ansem (since for the new version he's a blood thristy vampire... old one was angel of darkness).

Btw, got my shirt for HT Vexen all ripped up (zombie!!!)

shattered-vase
09-25-2010, 11:00 PM
So, it turns out that I DO get to abuse my Terra and make him into a zombie-version of himself, but I'm having trouble finding anything on Japanese burial clothes. All I can find is that men are usually buried in suits which... isn't really helpful to me. >.< Does anyone have any ideas?

MDA
10-31-2010, 01:08 AM
HT Ansem is finished~! I debuted it yesterday at work. We had a costume contest on my floor of my department, and I won for 2 things. Scariest Costume, and Best Homemade. It was free coffees, but hey, I still won something for it xD

http://www.cosplay.com/costume/336891/

shattered-vase
10-31-2010, 09:25 PM
Oh, awesome. ^-^ I finished HT Aqua recently, as well, but the pictures from the photoshoot aren't up yet, since that happened today. I'll post them if the photo-uploading system ever decides to like me... (otherwise, I'll just link to my dA)