I wanted to make a new DA ID since the old one was old. XD
I did something like this a very long time ago with all my cosplay work, but that was back when I only had a few costumes.
I've made over 40 costumes now, and these are just some of my current favorites.
I know people have their own preferences and favorites, but please keep any negative comments about the costumes/characters you don't care about to yourself. These are my personal favorites, and all I ask is that people be respectful of my opinions even if you don't feel the same.
Judai/Jaden is one of my more simple costumes, but he's always lots of fun to cosplay. Ironically he's a fan-favorite, though I don't completely understand why. XD
Aqua is a cosplay I'm really proud of for craftsmanship and accuracy. It's still not 100% done since I need to make a keyblade, but hopefully I can get that done in the next year. She's my favorite female character I've cosplayed.
Though I feel some parts of Guy were a bit rushed, I was very pleased with how my cosplay turned out. With Tales of the Abyss getting re-released next month I've been really anxious to cosplay him again.
Yusei is my personal #1 favorite. I feel stronger and super cool when I walk in his shoes; I really admire his character for his talents and personality. The cosplay itself has had so many stages, and it has pushed me as a cosplayer to try new things and improve.
Cloud is another cosplay that I feel really demonstrates how much I've grown as a cosplayer over the years. My gun prop is one of the best props I've ever made, and I'm also wearing the best pair of gloves I've ever made. The wig is one of my favorites I've made so far. :3
I really love how my Matt cosplay turned out, and I really want to find an excuse to bring it to another con someday. It's perhaps one of the easiest costumes I've ever made, but it's very comfy and nostalgic.
Haou Judai was my hardest costume to make so far and a huge test of patience and pain tolerance (lol). It's an obscure design, but a really cool one.
I don't wear Yami as much anymore since there are some things I want to remake, but it was the cosplay that started my chain of YGO work and marked a huge revolution in my cosplay hobby. The puzzle is my favorite part, but the wig was my first crazy styling attempt. I never thought styling wigs would be something I'd ever be good at, which is why I always encourage cosplayers to experiment and not be afraid to try new things.
Characters are (c) Kazuki Takahashi, Square Enix, Namco Bandai, and Toei Animation
Cosplays all made and worn by
photos of Judai, Yusei, and Matt are by
photo of Aqua was taken by
photo of Guy was by Pongo
Photo of Cloud and Haou Judai are by
Photo of Yami was by Shelly Allen