All will be well, Milo Thatch. Be not afraid.
This was made to be part of a Twisted Disney group for Katsucon, based on the artwork of Jeffrey Thomas. The idea is that that instead of the crystal's power leaving Kida, it instead becomes a parasite, feeding off of her life force. In order to keep itself alive, it forces Kida to cannibalism to feed off the life force of others.
Initially I signed on because I liked the idea and design, but my enthusiasm faded as I tried to find ways to really make the costume come to life. I was just about to drop out of the group when inspiration finally struck. I added some clear, edge-lit armor to the design, as well as some blacklight-reactive paint that really made this costume shine (pun intended)!
I ended up with something that I feel really added on to the original design. I learned a ton of new techniques and effects, and I'm so impressed with how well this costume came together.
construction notes; click to expand