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Unread 04-20-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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Final Form Xemnas - Kingdom Hearts II

So for Con-G 2013 I made Final Form Xemnas from KHII.... and I'm hoping this time when I post, all the comments won't be negative. Every time I post something in the critique forum... all I get is negative things that don't help in any way, shape or form. Last time was Kuja.... and everyone told me to do something about the binding.... -.-

So. Xemnas.

The coat's made of heavy dull satin (vinyl is out of the question for me due to chemical smell + toxic asthma), fully lined with an 80cm zipper (time restraints so I went with the longest I could get). The design on the coat was drawn on completely freehand and painted. Painting took me about three days.

Pants and shirt I also made.

Decorations on the chains are from a dowel that I was going to use for AndrAIa's trident (but it keeps getting pushed back..... tired of having it around!). Dremeled, spray painted, and glued.

Weapons are pine and made the pattern myself and hand painted the gradient.

Got me an award at Con-G for this.

PHOTOS:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3375016/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3375014/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3375008/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3375007/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3375006/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3375004/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3375003/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3375002/

I am sadly yet to have any back photos.
For once... using other people's cosplays as reference for construction did NOT help me.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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Having beat this mofo a million and 1 times already, I know tons of stuff here lol

The coat: FREAKING AWESOME!!!! I love the coat itself. I think the hardware could look better though to be honest. It's really bulky when it should only accent the coat. And thought you may not be able to get one, a bigger zipper would have thrown that whole coat together. But I know how hard they are to get now. (Also, I make and sell the hardware if you are ever in the market for one)

Wig: I think the wig needs to be spiked more. It lays too flat. I like the bangs though, they look really nice, and the length is perfect for your height. But yea, just some slight spiking would really add a lot.

Weapons: Ok, I'm gonna say this as nice as I can..What are they? I know he doesn't use anything like that in KH2. I'm not sure about using him in 358/2 because you can get them different weapons based on the gears you have, so if that's where they are from, then I have no input. But because you say this is final form (which it is) from KH2, I think havin the little lazer sword things he has would be better. You could easily go for lightsabers to get the effect.

Other: If you wanted to I can link you to the boot cover tutorial I used to make mine. It's a small detail that you don't really eed, but if you cared at all then I can help there lol

All in all it's still a great cosplay. I'm only picking out these things because you are asking. If I saw you at a con, I would totally want pictures because it's rare to see a good Xemmy cosplay
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Unread 04-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
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@Jason Terror: Thank you very much! Yeah I need to remake those charms. I was going with what I had on hand for the most part.

And I'll definitely restyle the wig. More hair glue is needed.

I do have the lightsabers. These were made kinda spur of the moment. They added to my performance in the masquerade (I can provide a link to if you wish). They can be equipped in 358/2 Days. These are his Crisis Gear weapons

That'd be awesome! I ran out of time to do the boot covers for the convention and I'm not 100% how to do them so I can remove them.

Aww thanks~ A friend of mine tried to steal my coat... except one problem: I'm very small in build, and he's quite broad across the shoulders. Yet he already has one. But he likes mine better :P
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Unread 04-21-2013, 12:07 AM   #4
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Oh awesome. May I suggest? Here are the ones I make:
http://sailor-jeimi.deviantart.com/a...43021611&qo=13
I got everything from joanns except the clips and white rope. Those are from home depot.
The round parts are called wooden spools and are super accurate. All you actyally need to do it make the raised detail..Which no one will really notice so..The cones on the pulls are from the jewelry area in joanns and painted them before I glued them on. The pulls are less accurate, but are really the best you can get lol

Yea at least you know how to style lol that's good

Ah well then they are technically HIS weapons..No one can say anything about that. I say, you used all that time making them, might as well always use them lol They DO look kooler then the red things though..

Here's the tutorial I followed:
http://browse.deviantart.com/art/The...Boots-82969248
And here's mine:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3286297/
I since then have painted the top but yea..

lol Well that must have made you feel SOOO proud lol I know I would be
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Unread 04-28-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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uh, well done!
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