So for Fanime this year (was in May) I made a costume for Kairi. i used a pattern and bascially added zippers to the seams and shortened it to not the correct length but what I was comfortable with.
I made the lining to make sure it fit and where to cut and whatnot
and a group photo to see me compared with others (second from the left)
I made my keyblade from a dowel rod I think painted cut into and added plastic from a $1 tub and glued fake flowers to it
and the handles are glue gunned on with air dry clay and painted. I decided to redo it and make a mold for next year as it fell apart -_-;
The bag/belt is like furniture fake leathery fabric which I sewed together and added studs to.
I used Duck fabric for the dress, was expensive but a great material to work with.
I have a lot to redo and fix but it was awesome ^^