Vanitas is from the Square Enix series Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, his design is one of the most difficult sewing jobs I have ever done. His muscle suit proved to be the most challenging this by far. I am very happy with the out come of this cosplay though, it was one of the cosplays I am most proud of. Vanitas was also the first cosplay I ever entered in a cosplay contest for A-Kon in 2015, our group ended up winning best in our division!
Vanitas is made from a PVC black matte 4x4 stretch material, I found this in the Golden D'or fabric district in Texas. I used a quilted sewing method to add in all the muscle details. The top layer is the PVC stretch material, middle is foam and bottom is a regular black stretch material for the lining. The mask is made out of sintra and the keyblade is made out of insulation foam! The wig is an Arda Wigs Jareth in the color Raven. This took about three months for me to complete.
As I said early, this cosplay was part of a group! I cosplayed Vanitas with my best friends and my fiance and we won best in our division!! It was an incredible experience and the cosplays were so well received. Being in Vanitas takes a lot out of me though, I can only wear him for so long before I need to take a break and rest (as seen in the last photo lol). I love wearing him though and hope to wear him to many more events in the future.