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Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

:iconvenntus: as Aqua
:iconda-rk: as Ventus
Photography: :icontoosexyforyourparty:
Editing: *da-rk

We made a three and a half day trip to get to our photoshoot location in a remote area with cliffs and mountains. Then, we climbed a mountain in full body pleather. o_o

We tried to match our photoshoot location with the cliffs in the trailer. There was a lot of beautiful rosy-amber granite rocks nearby, which this photo shows a peak at some of the boulders.

Hrm... Looking at this photo reminds me why I didn't sit down for the rest of the shoot. I got a cactus spine stuck deeply in my ankle during this photo! Apparently leather doesn't protect you from cacti. D:

Coincidentally, our photoshoot was also on the same day that the game was released in Japan although we had been planning this photoshoot for over half a year. 8D

Thank you ~TooSexyForYourParty! We couldn't have done it without you!

Cosplays, armor, and props made by us~ Took us about 300 hours each over a year. =o=;;;

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.

:camera: More from this Photoshoot:

Photos by *da-rk:


Photos by ~venntus:
:bulletblue: Borderline
:bulletgreen: Centre
:bulletblue: Vermilion
:bulletgreen: Atmos

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:iconmidsummerkiss:
midsummerkiss Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
holy crap - you climbed a mountain!! o.o your level of dedication is so inspiring~!! ;_; :needs to work harder!:

i love all of the shots in this series! so amazing!!
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
thank you! haha, we just really wanted an accurate location for our photoshoot which ended up also being a roadtrip + climbing exercise of sorts... LOLLL
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:iconilora24:
Ilora24 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!
I love your cosplay, It is magnific :lol:
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:icondoukana:
doukana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Holy fuck that's awesome. Your hard work really paid off ^^
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Thanks! XD It was a lot of effort (both the cosplays and the photoshoot), but I'm happy with how they turned out in the end! :)
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:iconbillabong-gal:
billabong-gal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
I know its been said but i have to say it ^^" Absoulutely stunning costumes AND amazing shot.
=o so much dedication into the costumes and location , seriously...woh
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
thank you!! <3
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:iconreh-sa:
reh-sa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wooooow, the armor and the weapons looks amazing!!!
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
thanks!
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:iconsamhaincrow:
SamhainCrow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
WOW! The Cosplay is great!
I love it!
It is very detailed and high in quality!

*faves*

:heart::heart::heart:
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
thanks! :)
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:iconsamhaincrow:
SamhainCrow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
no problem at all! ^.~ It is really great! :heart:
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:iconuzumaki-setsu:
Uzumaki-Setsu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Wow the armor and keyblades look amazing o.o
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
thanks! XD
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:iconalysael:
alysael Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Utterly amazing cosplays :heart:
It's so epic for all the work you put into these costumes, and then the photoshoot - just woah *___* So much epicness!<3
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
thank you! <3

Both the cosplays and photoshoot were quite an adventure, but I'm glad they turned out this way. X3
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
you guys are so crazy awesome :love: I love the shot and the atmosphere <3
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
thank you! <333333

It was insane getting up to the place in the photo. We climbed for half an hour, got lost, and I ended up getting a cactus spine stuck in my foot - so we had to stop for a bit too. lol 8D
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:iconserenadestrong:
SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
O_O that's pretty epic dedication. I'm glad you made it out of there ok!
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
haha It was a pretty intense trip overall since we also spent a billion hours driving to remote remote mountains. o_o But it was a lot of fun and more like a road trip than anything. XD
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marmardrew Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
wow, amazing. im so surprized you don't have more comments aready! almost been a day since you submitted. the armor is amazing. i've not seen anyone get close to perfection with their cosplay then your armor. awesome shots!
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
thank you! :D
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:iconsiegio:
siegio Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, you guys look so effin awesome...
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
thank you~ :3
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:iconmikaukau:
MikauKau Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Very beautiful shot :3 :heart:
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
thanks! <3
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
You guys look awesome! And I love the editing of the photo. =]
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
thank you!
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:iconcielroses:
cielroses Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I really love your costumes and the dedication you made in doing this photoshoot! Epic kudos for all the detailing done for the armour despite SquareEnix changing them all the time!!

:heart:
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thank you! It was definitely a challenge to keep up with the changes, much less even seeing what the armor looked like in tiny pixels during a fast-paced trailer. lol

But thanks so much~ you have awesome cosplays + shoots yourself! X3
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:iconcielroses:
cielroses Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Aw I can understand your pain!! *hugs* I made my Lightning cosplay back in 2006 and trying to go off the fast-paced trailers and the one reference pic that was out then was a nightmare!! ><
I really love the effort you put into your shoot..I think not enough people out there go to the great lengths to do something that special, accurate and memorable for their cosplays..it's a real inspiration!! <333

Uwaah..Thank you so much!! Thank you for the watch too!! I've watched back!! Looking forward to seeing more from you!! :love:
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thank you for the watch back!! *O*
I look forward to seeing more of your cosplays too! <33333
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draconic-assassin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
:O this is awesome! great job in the armor! what did you use for the metal parts?
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thanks! We used a thermoplastic called sintra, which can be molded with a heat gun or by boiling. Check out our tutorial if you're interested: [link] :3
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