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Cosplayer Dark > Costume of Ven from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

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10-27-2010
Series
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Character
Ven
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Awards
*** Anime Boston 2009: Second Place Craftsmanship [Intermediate Division] *** Anime Next 2009: Best Craftsmanship [Journeyman Division] and 'Ooh Shiny' Judge's Award *** ConnectiCon 2009: Best Craftsmanship [Advanced Division]
Costume worn at:
Anime Boston 2009
AnimeNEXT 2009
ConnectiCon 2009
Otakon 2009
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
After a long year of hard work, we completed our cosplays of Aqua and Ven. All armor is hand carved, molded, and shaped using sintra, and then the armor was painted and weathered to give it a battle-worn look. Small details on the helmet were made with paperclay. Ven's wig was also hand dyed, cut and styled. As for the pleather, there's lots of it - 2 layers for the upper body. The top layer is to give a plated look for the 'soft armor' on top of the pleather body suit. The bodysuits were made from patterns that we drafted on our own. Capes are made from hand-painted pleather and lined on the back; they also zip off for convenience. Our keyblades also light up and make 'FWOOOSH' noises (sounds like a flushing toilet)! Just as a side note - We made these cosplays in 2008 when there was only a trailer and a few concept images out. We had to zoom in a lot for little details. Character designs also changed while we were making the cosplays so some parts are a fusion of concepts. We did our best to make our cosplays as accurate as possible given the references we had to work from.
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