All armour pieces are made of wonderflex.
I wanted to make this an all-armour cosplay.
The armour pieces are covered with pleather that was dyed to the right shades of blue. The Heartless emblem was hand painted onto the breastplate.
The hard part was the tail, as I hadn't really made one like this before. It's filled with apholstery foam wrapped in duck tape. I actually got the idea of apholstry foam and duck tape from watching Face Off and one of the contestants used this to create the tail of their makeup. Brilliant idea! It worked out well for my cosplay too!
I got two Hall Awards at AnimeNext... not intentionally. I tried to tell them when I was wearing Zelos that I already had one for my Avalanche, but they gave me another one anyway.
Anime Next 2012 Hall Award