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Riku Kingdom Hearts II Cosplay by kacfrog711 Riku Kingdom Hearts II Cosplay by kacfrog711
Shield your eyes, ye who fear spoilers~!

I adore Riku. <3<3 But his KH1 outfit was just silly. .... .... .... His KH2 outfit is just silly, too. X3 But I broke down and played it anyway. Because armwarmers are sexy.

Reference images for the deprived amongst you:

Worn to Otakon 2006. :heart: This was another costume that was mostly buying-and-altering, rather than any actual construction. ...I like those sort of costumes. X3 I bought the wig, flattened and cut/styled it. I bought the shirt and sewed a zipper into it. I bought the pants (like, five sizes too big lolxxors) and sewed the pockets onto them. I bought the belt, pulled off some extra studs and cut some of the end off. I bought contacts (Yes, those are amazingly green-blue contacts. <3) and I made the armwarmer in, oh, two minutes.

The only really difficult parts were the shoes and the jacket. The shoes were bought white, and I had to spraypaint the hell out of them (including the laces, because I went to tens of shoe stores and none of them had orange/yellow laces). x_x They still aren't perfect, but they give the effect. I had to make the jacket from scratch, which explains why it's a piece of crap. Haha. No, really. Don't examine it too hard. >>;; I really should make another one... it couldn't possibly turn out worse, right? X3

Oh, and Way to the Dawn, Riku's incredibly ridiculous, awful keyblade. (What is with that vestigial wing? x_x Why can't he have a COOL keyblade, like Roxas?!) That took AGES to make. I cut and sanded it out of insulation foam, then I coated it with glue and fiberglass cloth. Then I threw bondo filler on the whole thing, and sanded the living hell out of it with a dremel. Weeks and weeks, this all took. And then I primed and spray-painted it in two nights. x_x The details (like the eyes and the shading in the wings) were added with acrylic paint. The keychain is a cut dog leash (and insulation foam/bondo/etc for the charm). And the handle is a scrap of red spandex glued on there. I painted the black patterns on it before bringing it to Otakon, which doesn't show in the bottom picture (since that was pre-con).

It actually held up pretty well, considering... the keychain ripped off, but duct tape held it on for an additional day, and it blended perfectly into the metal star thing. o_O; There were some cuts/rips towards the tip, but an artist let me borrow her markers, and it blended pretty well for a nice, temporary fix. I'm just glad the thing didn't snap in half. XP

The Sora in the top picture is =ZipCloudrunner, who was kind enough to let me lean all over her. :heart:
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become1withrussia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Riku's pretty eye <3 I love this!
Aros2 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is some DAMN good KH cosplay right there!
PPGD-Blossom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
where do you get keyblade and cosplay costumes
ChristalFir3 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Where did you buy the contacts? :D
soracrys Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
cool cosplay
DemonSoulRaizen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
awesome riku cosplay, curious question, i know u get asked alot but, how did u make the arm warmer?
Aqua7KH Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
idk why i noticed this but i have his belt
Miscomunication Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
maggifan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you think someday you might sell your keyblade?
kacfrog711 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Are you interested? I put a lot of work into it, so it wouldn't be cheap. X3 But I doubt I'll need it anymore...
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