Digimon Adventure 02
He may have the most boring costume design in all of Digimon's many series, but I knew I was in trouble the minute he opened his mouth and out came the voice of Romi Park. There's never been a Romi Park character I didn't love, and Ken Ichijouji was no exception. He goes from being this awful villain, to a soft, tormented-but-redeemed 'hero', and if that isn't written especially for all my weak points, I don't know what is. I fell so hard in love with this kid that I knew I had to cosplay him, regardless of the dull ensemble that is his school uniform.
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VARIATION: School Uniform
CONSTRUCTION TIME: ~
As always, starting at the top, the wig is an Arda "Inigo" in Dark Blu, with custom cutting/styling by me.
The uniform is made entirely of a stretch suiting that was on sale. It's not a perfect shade, but I wasn't about to dye stretch denim. I hate making pants, and knew I needed them to be made of a stretch fabric if I didn't want to look stupid in this outfit. All the exposed pieces of the white shirt, are fake -- they are facades sewn directly into the jacket, which closes with a hidden zipper off-set in the front (in order to create an overlap and avoid any exposed areas underneath. The symbol on the neck of the jacket is appliqued/satin stitched, and the buttons were ones that I had leftover from a previously abandoned project.
The shoes were an old pair of work shoes that I cleaned up and re-purposed (originally bought at Walmart).