Completed: September 2007 Hours Spent: 25 Total Cost: $175 Worn to: Nan Desu Kan 2007, Nan Desu kan 2009 Awards: Sadly, none
Why I decided to make this costume: Well, I aboslutely love Zexion! Ever since I first saw him in chain of
memories I have fallen in love with his character. I did some research on the game (I never actually played chain
of memories haha) and was fascinated. I was originally planning an Axel, but Zexion popped in after ^^;
Construction notes: Well I wouldn't technically call this a cosplay since I pretty much just bought
cloak off ebay. But aside from the cloak, the Lexicon (book) was rather easy to make. My art teacher has an
extensive collection of old books that she uses for art purposes. I grabbed one and painted it entirely black
with acyrlic paint. After painting it entirely black with 2 or 3 coats, I grabbed some silver acrylic paint and
added the designs I saw on some screencaps. I photoshopped the nobodie insignia from a small version to a large
version and printed it out as a stencil. The wig was the most difficult thing by far of this cosplay. I bought a
wig off ebay and some hair supplies (gels, hairspray, etc) and my crew and I got to work. We first had to cut it
to a reasonable length for his hair, then we styled it out with the gell and mouse. One would hold the hair in
place while another would blowdry it until it stayed. We used extremely powerful gels that still hold the thing
together today! Although I am still not happy with it and plan on remaking the wig, I thought it was pretty good
for a first cosplay!
Extra thoughts: The wigs were INSANE to do last minute. I highly suggest you do not wait until the last
minute to do wigs. We were up until 2 am the night before the con started, and we woke up at 8 am to get finished
and we STILL weren't done until around 4:30. It sucked being late to the con but we immediantly got attention and
we had a 5 min long photo session of just our group! (Within 20 seconds of us walking in lol).
Zexion Version 1.0
Zexion Version 2.0
Here are some videos that people took of me in the costume, perhaps you've seen them?