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"All I touch turns to stardust;
Displaying an intrinsic beauty that is both inspiring and yet,
Is dubbed the work of dreamer's fancy.

Society forgets itself,
For what is the world around us composed of, but stardust?"


~ A child of endless dreams


Yo! I'm Ko, a cosplay fanatic who occasionally dabbles in a variety of other art forms, including drawing, painting, writing, and photography. A majority of my work is available here, but if you're interested in my photography or cosplay group, please visit:
:iconwisteriaandroses: (Photography) and :iconlastminproductionz: :iconlastminpro: (Cosplay Group). For my personal cosplay account, please visit Ko-chan's Cosplay on FB.

I've been cosplaying since I was 7 years old (even earlier, if you count Disney characters), and have been obsessed with it ever since. My first anime cosplay was Sailor Moon, and I've done way too many characters to count since then. My best guesstimate of how many I've done can be found on my "Cosplay I've Done I+ II" journals, but there are always ones I forget to list, so who knows how many I've actually completed? ^^;

I also do commissions (see my Cosplay + Art/Jewelry commissions journals for details), and base my rates on how much time/effort I will have to devote to the project and how intricate the drawing/costume/etc. is.
For cosplay commissions, I have a separate fee for labor and another for materials (if the client is unable to purchase materials on their own/supply them for the project). There is also a separate shipping fee (if required), and an additional expedited/rush fee for projects requested less than a month in advance of the due date (20% of labor fee cost). Please note me if you are interested in commissioning me for anything. :)

If you're new to cosplay or are just looking for someone to explain something specific that you're having trouble with, feel free to note me with your question, and I'll do my best to help. :)
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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 5, 2014, 6:38 PM
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: "Poker Face" - GUMI
  • Watching: YGO MMD "Poker Face" - GUMI
  • Drinking: Green tea latte


So, after having a membership on here for the past like, 6 years, it's finally expiring. I usually renewed during the buy-one-get-one sale, but since I'm rarely on here anymore, and I've got more important bills to pay, I've decided not to renew my subscription this time. I'll still be on here occasionally, but I don't have the money to spare on something so frivolous right now.

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"Hey, Ax- eh... umm... I mean, Lea?"

The redhead smirked, noting the slip up, but appreciating the effort nonetheless. "Yeah? What's up, 'o sleepy one?"

The brunette wrinkled his nose. "Oh, come on! Riku's bad enough- don't you start, too!"

Lea chuckled, tapping his temple. "Sorry, already memorized."

The younger boy pouted, folding his arms across his chest. "No fair."

Lea shook his head, amused by the other's childishness. The savior of over a dozen worlds, and he still retained the immaturity of a toddler at times.

"What did you want, Sora?"

The teen blinked, caught off guard at the sudden change in subject, but quickly recovered. "Well, you remember everything about the time when you were with the organization, right?"

The elder frowned, wondering where this was headed. "...right."

"Then... Can you tell me what you meant that time? About... making you feel like you had a heart?"

Lea sighed, running a hand over his face. "Oh... That."

He leaned against the wall, smiling wistfully. "You really want to know?"

Sora nodded, absently clenching his fists at his sides. "I want to know more about Roxas... try to understand him better... and that means I have to understand what happened then, and what it was about him that made you feel that way."

The redhead's expression softened. For all his overwhelming naivete and questionable intelligence, Mickey's golden boy would still surprise him with his thoughtfulness. He truly cared for others, and that unfettered emotion was the driving force behind his every action in this war. For someone as starved for friendship and acknowledgement as Roxas, Sora's kindness would prove invaluable.

"You really care about him, huh?"

The brunette raised an eyebrow. "Well, yeah. We're a part of each other, even if he's still his own person."

He frowned, bringing a hand up to his heart. "That's why I want to know. He's shared all of himself, all those painful memories..."

"You were friends once, but something tore that bond apart. Despite that, you did your best to help him, and to help me." Sora set his jaw, returning his gaze to the other. "So I want to know why. I think that, after all he's been through, you owe him that much."

Lea stared into the boy's determined blue eyes, so similar to the ones he'd once known. Closing his eyes, he nodded. "Fair enough."

He turned his gaze to the ceiling, allowing himself to recall the past. "Being friends with Roxas... it reminded me of what my life was like before."

Noting Sora's surprise, he shrugged. "Contrary to what Ansem and the others believe, most members of the organization retained memories of their former lives. The only reason Roxas didn't was because of you, since your own memories were all jumbled up at the time."

"...I see." The younger boy mumbled, "I'm sorry I caused him so much trouble."

Lea snorted. "Sora, you and Roxas share a horrible tendency to charge blindly into things. Giving each other grief is an inevitability."

The elder boy gave him a lopsided smirk. "Besides, trouble was what led to his existence in the first place, right? I doubt Roxas would disagree with that particular turn of events."

The brunette returned the smile with a faint one of his own. "No, I guess not."

The redhead winked mischievously, pleased that he had succeeded in cheering the boy up, at least a little. He returned his gaze to the ceiling, absently tracing the swirling runes that decorated Yen Sid's study.

"Anyway, Roxas reminded me of someone. The same stubbornness, blond hair, blue eyes..." He raised a hand to his face, tapping his chin. "Now that I think about it, even their clothes were pretty similar, though that was after Roxas had left the organization."

Sora cocked his head to one side. "So... Roxas reminded you of an old friend?"

Lea shrugged. "Kind of. I didn't really know him that well- only met the kid once, when I challenged him to a duel. Man, I was such a boneheaded brat back then..."

There was something sad about that- only making friends with someone because they reminded you of someone else. It felt fake, hollow. As if they were merely a replacement for a familiar face.

The younger boy frowned. "Then... why did you decide to be friends with Roxas?"

There was a pause, and Lea turned his face away. "I didn't plan to, at first."

"...what do you mean?" Sora's voice was shaky, filled with interposed emotion.

The elder sighed. "Xemnas put me in charge of looking after him. I wasn't supposed to get attached to the kid, but..."

He smiled wryly. "You two have a weird way of growing on people."

Sora scratched his head, a quizzical expression on his face. "Uh...is that a good thing?"

The redhead laughed, shaking his head. "Yeah, I'd say it's a good thing."

Lea reached out, placing a gloved hand on Sora's shoulder. "...thanks."

"For what?" The boy blinked up at the other, wondering at the softness in his features.

"For treating Roxas like a person. Not a tool, not an asset, not some flawed copy of you, but an actual human being. One with his own thoughts and feelings."

Lea smiled faintly, sadness in his eyes. "That's all he ever really wanted, after what happened."

The brunette nodded. He could definitely understand that, after all Roxas had been through. It still felt wrong to him when others spoke of the blond as an object, as just a 'nobody' that needed to be dealt with and contained. Roxas was his own person, just as much as he was. Roxas was Roxas, and Sora was Sora. Similar, but distinctly different from each other. It saddened him to think that others couldn't, or wouldn't, wrap their minds around that fact.

The redhead turned, heading toward the doorway. He paused, hand poised on the latch, and looked back over one shoulder.

"Hey, kid?"

"...yeah?"

"Give him a message for me, will ya? Tell him... that even if he's part of you again, his best buddy will never forget."

He raised a finger to his temple, tapping it twice. "Got that memorized?"

Sora grinned, a single tear slipping down his cheek.

"...got it memorized...Axel."
Ad Perpetuam Memoriam
"To the Perpetual Memory"

Summary: Sora has a little chat with Lea after the events of Dream Drop Distance.



Mild spoilers for DDD, 358/2 Days, KH2, and BBS if you haven't played them (but if you hadn't then you probably wouldn't be reading this).

A hint of bromance, if you want to take it that way. I tried my best to keep them in character, accurately describe their mannerisms and whatnot, etc. Hope it's halfway decent. :shrug: I just randomly thought about what that conversation between them might be like and ran with the idea and just sort of free wrote with no distinct plan. Literally dropped everything just to type it out before it disappeared into the abyss somewhere, since I thought it was a nice scene and others might like it, too.

Anyhoo, hope you enjoyed my little blurb. Sorry if it's awkward or disjointed- I haven't written in quite a while, so I'm sure I'm more than a bit rusty.






Kingdom Hearts copyright Square Enix and Disney.
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Pumpkin Royalty by Ko-chan
Pumpkin Royalty
September, 2014

Disneyland Park
Mickey's Halloween Party
Main Street

Halloween Town Sora: :iconko-chan:

Photographer: :iconmikoto02:
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NaruSakuFan4EVA Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the favourite, means a lot!:iconeweplz:
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AngelxKokoro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*pokes* I hope your doing alright seems like forever since you have posted or been on da.
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Ko-chan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm doing alright, just busy with work. ^^;
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AngelxKokoro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
glad to hear it. blegh work sucks sometimes
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Recchan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Thanks for the fav :D
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Happy birthday!! :)
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solesekken Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday talented friend!!!!!!!!<3
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LadyDemona Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Happy early birthday!
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AngelxKokoro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You do amazing cosplay and I love your videos of Hedone High
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Ko-chan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you! :D

Have you seen the tumblr blogs yet? We try to update fairly often, so you should check them out!
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