Dragoon Nobody

Kingdom Hearts II

Last Updated: 06-22-2009

Okay this was SUCH a last minute costume. I had started making the neck and the spikes and stuff a while back but I ended up being so busy that I really didn't work on this much until the Monday before the con. It was kinda hard because all of the white and purple are separate pieces which I attached together once I finished covering them in fabric (and burning myself with hot glue or poking myself with the needles == ). All of the fabric is polyester fleece, which was a HORRIBLE choice as far as heat in the costume goes, but it was the only thing I could find that would stretch and not fray like I wanted, but the heat was so worth it XD The head, neck, wings, spear tips, and spikes are all made of one inch firm foam glued together as needed, and the spear handle is pvc piping. All of the gradient coloring was done with a simple can of spray paint, the nobody symbol on the leg is felt, and the pink wraps around me are ribbon. The feet are ballet slippers glued to a piece of craft foam which then have foam added to extend the foot and are covered in fabric. Each toe is made of the same one inch foam with a small piece of thick metal wire (a chunk of clothes hanger XD) inside to keep it from being crushed, and each claw is made of the foam and both are covered in fabric and hand sewed to each other and then to the foot. Then I ran bendable wire underneath each toe and claw so they would be able to move and then each foot has a piece of craft foam that covers the bottom surface for a sole to the shoe. The wings are one layer of the one inch foam with metal wire and a one foot piece of dowel running along the outside (each on opposite sides) for support and then are covered in fabric and painted. They have long pieces of wire and dowel that 'drop down' into pvc slots i sewed into the back of my vest shaped harness worn underneath my costume. The neck I think took about 27 - 30 layers of the foam, I cut out circles of varying sizes, glued them together, and then used an electric knife to shave it down to the proper size and shape, and to hollow out room for my head. The part that extends down the front to my chest is two layers of craft foam, and then it's covered in fabric and ribbon. The head is also foam and was done in two pieces for the white and purple. The spikes along the head (4 of them) and the 4 down the back of the neck are all foam as well and separate pieces attached with dowels or wire (depending on the position) running through them. The tail is actually stuffed with the first tail that I screwed up on, then sewed to the white part of the body. For the torso I made a leotard shape suit that fits over my vest harness with button snaps between the legs so I could easily remove it/lift it to use the bathroom. The pants were sewn so that they bell out to the sides so I ended up not having to stuff them to get the right look. The pink ribbon pieces on the legs are attached with velcro, and there is velcro on the inside of the bottom cuff of each leg to attach them to the top of the 'boots' for the feet. The 'boots' also have zippers running up the backs of each so I can get them on easily, and the tops of the feet, bottoms of the arms, the bottoms of the two biggest spikes on the heads, and the spear are all painted with spray paint as I mentioned before, It only took the first try for each to get it right but that was luck I think xD


Craftsmanship for Novice Division Costume Contest - AMA9

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Character Dragoon Nobody
Series Kingdom Hearts II
Costume Views 2164
Favorites 1
Comments 2
Upload Date 06-22-2009
Debuted Anime Mid-Atlantic 9 ( June 19-21, 2009)
Retired n/a

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