A Kingdom Hearts Celebration Day 12: Have You Ever Cosplayed?

Hey guys! For day 12, I’m going to have a shorter post as a little break! This’ll be more of a discussion, especially for all the Kingdom Hearts fans out there! Of course, any of y’all can take part, and I’ll explain how. As the title asks, I’m curious to know if any of y’all have ever cosplayed. Yeah, this post is a little more focused on Kingdom Hearts, but I want to hear if you have cosplayed at all, even from movies or books, etc.

Cosplaying is pretty fun! I’ve never really been a hardcore cosplayer, like making my own costumes and stuff, but I think it sounds like an awesome hobby and I admire people who put so much effort into it. As for me, I sometimes cosplay when I got to school (a very subtle costume, but people get it). I’ve never been to a comic con before, but I would definitely cosplay (most likely as a Kingdom Hearts character) if I ever do go to one.

Halloween was pretty fun when I was dressed up as Sora (even though dressing up on Halloween might not count as cosplaying)! I got a jacket that looked like the one he wears, a crown headband (that’s absolutely adorable), his necklace, and the Kingdom Key. I looked pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Many people recognized me, and that always gets me excited since I have the opportunity to meet other fans.

Recently I wore that jacket and the necklace to school, which is the subtle cosplay I was talking about. One guy commented on my necklace and was saying how cool it was, but then he realized I had the whole Sora vibe going on and got excited. Stuff like this always puts a smile on my face!

One of my favorite cosplay moments that have ever happened to me, however, was when I wasn’t the one cosplaying. In 2019 I received tickets to the World of Tres orchestra for my birthday when they happened to be coming to Texas in that same month. I had on my little Sora pin that I got from the Kingdom Hearts III deluxe edition, but other than that, I was just dressed up pretty plain in regards to cosplaying. But there were a TON of other cosplayers there, and one girl was dressed up as Aqua. While I am an extravert, sometimes crowds can make me a little anxious and I tend to clam up. But there’s something about being in a room full of Kingdom Hearts fans that makes me brave, haha! I went up to the girl dressed as Aqua and said, “Good morning, Aqua!”

She made my day when she replied with, “Oh! Good morning, Ven!”

Obviously, these are lines from Kingdom Hearts III when Ven finally wakes up from his coma (a very emotional scene). We both had tears in our eyes, and it was pretty hilarious! There were a lot of other cool cosplayers there as well, and it was really cool to see the effort some of these people put into it!

So what about you? Have you ever cosplayed before? What are some of your favorite cosplay moments? Let me know in the comments below, and remember, it doesn’t have to be a Kingdom Hearts character!

As always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful day!

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