Shadow Heartless

Version: In Game/Artwork
Series: Kingdom Hearts
Completed: April 2011
Convention Worn: Anime St. Louis 2011, SakuraCon 2011, ColossalCon 2011 & Anime Expo 2011

I made this costume for my roommates. We thought it would be cute to go with their Roxas and Axel costumes.
The head was made from a Ferret Ball, with a layer of quilting stuffing so that you couldn’t see the slits in the sides of the ball. I then covered it in a soft spandex that, when stretched, is easier to see through. I added some heavy grade wire (I don’t know what kind it is because it was given to me for free and I haven’t measured it) and some foam to the base, covered that in the same material for his antenna. The eyes are glow lights we found at IKEA. I added some velcro to the back of them so they can be taken off and turned on/off.
I use a cowl with this costumes so you don’t see my neck. I made the body suit from the same material as the head. I did this because I was afraid if I bought zenti suit, it would not match up exactly. Also, this gave me the liberty of being able to make my body kinda bigger/baggier than my arms. Cause the Shadows have got a bit of pooch to them. I made the gloves have three finger and stuffed the tips with left over quilting foam.
The feet were an old pair of house boots. I took some foam I got from an old couch cushion and cut it to the shape of the heartless feet. I then connected them to the boots with thread. But I let them stay a little loose so they would have some give when walking. I then made a cover for them.
I love wearing him around and being silly in him. At SakuraCon 2011 I walked around with an empty bottle of Sapporo and played it off like I was a Heartless, extremely down on his luck.

Photos By Gatsby, LJinto, Heidi, Bonk & SakuraCon

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