Riku in Wonderland!
Some time ago I asked you which version of Riku you'd like to see next and Wonderland was by far your favourite, so - here it is!
And as always I'll explain a bit about why I did what I did.
I always choose one motive or symbol connected to the world I want to portray Riku in. This time I came up with the butterflies
I didn't want to dress Riku as one of the classic 'Alice in Wonderland' characters since they are already in the world. I wanted something unique for Riku, not another Mad Hatter or something.
The butterflies represent sleep, dream, death, transcendence. The world of Alice is a dream. And Riku is on the edge of growing up, so he needs a mature symbol. The butterfly is playful, changing, mysterious. And he links the earth with the sky.
The fabrics I used are a pink flower brocat, a black crumpled wet-look fabric, grey and more pink. I already experimented with pink two years ago on my TechnoColoRave Riku outfit and I liked the outcome. Pink is still the strangest color for men ever. Wonderland is the strangest place ever. I linked Riku to the flowers and the butterflies and tried to keep his coolnest in the weirdest of combinations. It's a try-out, hope you like it.
Editing: I tried to image the color scheme of the recent Burton-movie 'Alice in Wonderland'. I hope it doesn't look too 'painted on' to you, I'll post photos with the original colors later on. I wanted it to look a bit more eerie.
(me) as Riku
Kingdom Hearts II
photo by ~CanisMaior
character (c) Square Enix/Disney
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me until I'm sane.
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.