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Kingdom Hearts II

Dark | Roxas
Ven | Axel

Kingdom Hearts II

Date Completed
March 2007

Hours to Make
Dark | 90 hours
Ven | 80 hours

Event Worn to
Anime Boston 2007

Tian Yang / AGISPHOTO / Amagawa

January 2008


This cosplay represented the jump from casual cosplay to actually cosplaying seriously for us. It taught us a lot about wigs, makeup, and served as an intro to prop making. It was also our first cosplay as a duo under the guise of Deep Dive (though we hadn't thought of a name yet).

We decided to carve our weapons out of foam to get the contours of Roxas’ Bond of Flame and Axel’s chakrams. We quickly found that foam doesn't make a very good base since it breaks so much even when smothered in a thousand layers of gesso. This was also our first foray into working with pleather, which we used to make the coats out of from handmade patterns.

All cosplays and props belong to Dark and Ven of Deep Dive Cosplay. All original characters, character designs, and other concepts belong to their respectful owners.