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Ikataru
07-03-2006, 08:43 PM
I've been searching for the answer to my questions in the archives and haven't really come up with anything helpful.

My husband is planning on cosplaying as Leon from Kingdom Hearts and we are having trouble with his JACKET art design, the wings and griever symbol on his arm. Neither my husband or I are good artists but we'd like some ideas about how to do this.

Here are a few pictures I've come across:
Leon Picture 1 (http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e112/ikataru/27485882672405squall1.jpg)
Leon backshot (fanart) (http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e112/ikataru/Leon_Colour.jpg)

Also, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about making a gunblade.

Rommie_Chan557
07-04-2006, 01:13 AM
I'm currently struggling with Leon's jacket as well, but another member here made a tutorial on making the gunblade. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks pretty informative and highly acurate.

http://proplady.livejournal.com/tag/squalls+gunblade

Nicepants
07-04-2006, 01:23 AM
For one, Leon's gunblade is notably different than Squall's gunblade.

Two, here's what I made for a template, feel free to use it too.

Ikataru
07-04-2006, 02:01 AM
THANK YOU! XD!

As for the gunblade, might try just making it out of cardboard or end up doing without. Dunno yet. But, thank you VERY much for the templates!! Those will be ultimately helpful!!!!

obiewolf
07-05-2006, 10:03 AM
For one, Leon's gunblade is notably different than Squall's gunblade.


how so? does anyone have a reference comparison? is it really that noticeable anyway (i.e. if i were to carry around a squall!gunblade as leon, would it be a really big deal?)

Ikataru
07-05-2006, 05:21 PM
Ehh, I really haven't seen TOO much of a difference. Squall's is like curved a bit more in the end than Leon's... and I'm not sure if Leon's has the inscriptions down it but...I really don't think it would matter THAT much. It just depends on how accurate you want to be.

SQUALLS GUNBLADE IMAGE (http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4492/gunblade2rq.jpg)
LEONS GUNBLADE (http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e112/ikataru/27485882672405squall1.jpg)

Nicepants
07-06-2006, 03:18 AM
Leon's doesn't have the inscriptions, and also, the portion where you pull the trigger is shaped differently (KH Leon's is designed to be used with two hands, so to speak. The trigger cannot be pulled while holding it properly with the same hand) and also, the end of the blade is designed differently.

More minor details as well
http://ff8legende.free.fr/images/FondEcrans/Final_Fantasy_VIII_-_Gunblade.jpg
http://ff8legende.free.fr/images/FondEcrans/FFVIII-Wallpaper11.jpg

The concept art for KH1 actually draws it to be much closer to the FF8 Gunblade than it actually shows up in the game, while the art from KH2's strategy guide (and the in game pics) clearly shows a longer handle, angled a bit differently, and a less complicated design.

http://www.khmaniacs.com/noticias/img/octubre2005/22/kh2-1.jpg

Most people won't notice the difference, though, as most people will still think you're cosplaying Squall from FF8 anyways, lol.

obiewolf
07-07-2006, 01:20 PM
less complicated, thank goodness. the lion insignia was starting to intimidate me a lot.

i have another question. what do you think could be done about those belts he has around his arms? i'm not really sure where i could get things like that...

thanks for the help!

Ikataru
07-07-2006, 07:17 PM
My husband was planning on using brown leather dog collars. Simple and easy fix.