Kairi

Halloween Town

Kingdom Hearts

Last Updated: 12-13-2010


I ended up doing a costume/world I never thought I would do because of peer pressure. LOL I'm just kidding. I acctually got involved in a KH group with my school uniform and they got to discussing the possibility of a Halloween Town group. I was pretty certain I wouldn't have time, or be able to pull off a fourth costume for this con so, was content to just listen to them discuss ideas and add my two cents when needed. Then I started getting ideas and one thing led to another and, with the proding of my best friend, ended up making a Halloween Town Kairi. :)

The inspiration is Sally's outfit. I noticed Sora's kinda looked like Jack's so, I thought a Sally inspired costume would look awsome on Kairi. I wanted to keep the color scheeme similar to Kairi's pink dress, but thought pink would be too cheerful. Instead I went with a couple of reds and both sides of a magenta crepe satin. I liked the tattered/sewn together look so I went with that, but made sure I did not copy Sally's pattern. I used a black cord and "laced" the peieces together in a criss cross pattern. I tattered the edge of the dress and sleeves. The necklace was added to mimic Kairi's white one. I found this awsome black and red marbled heart shaped pendent and strung it on the black cord. I opted not to add anything to my head (i.e. a mask). It just seemed like too much to add it. The shoes were an awsome find. They were a pair of high tops with flowers painted on them in a gaudy sort of way. They were dirt cheep so, I bought them and altered them to fit the theme. I used a gray fabric dye pen to color the tounge and all the white background. I aslo used it over the top of the flowers to give it a dingy look. The white rubber edge of the sole I used a gray marker on and it looks good. I replaced the white laces with dark red ribbon. I have black, broken wings for this as well, but I had issues getting them to stay so I have no pics at the moment. I'm hoping to get more pics of it now that it is 100% done. The keyblade I made was based off of Kairi's keyblade. I made the hand guards (the heart shaped peices on the handle) look as though they had broken and were swen back together. There is a cobweb on it as well. The flowers are dead or dying and some petals have fallen off and been sewn back on. The paint job is done in muted tones of the original colors. You can see the pics of it in my gallery. I ended up making a Zero for this and he was the hit of the whole con. I made him out of pink insulation foam (for the head) and left over material from a friends Princess Leia cosplay. The coller is a black peice of leather with a buckle I found at a fabric store. His coller is supposed to be red, but I thought it would be better for a Halloween theme to leave it black. His nose is a light up, cackling pumpkin keychain I glued in place. I had fun freaking people out with it as no one knew it made noise. It was kinda funny when I made our Mickey run away in shock. LOL

This was a blast to make and run around in and I wish I'd had more time to wear it at the con. I will definently bring it back to the next NDK for this reason.

I am currently waiting for awsome pics from my friend so, in the meantime you have the pratice run shots taken at the Cosplay Picnic I attended in July.

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Character Kairi
Series Kingdom Hearts
Costume Views 603
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Upload Date 12-13-2010
Debuted NDK 2010

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