When you say your going to finish it the prior but end up posting it the morning after…Well, better late than never as I always say! Today I’m going to teach ya how to make Kingdom Hearts Organization 13 Zexion’s Lexicon!
So let’s get started shall we?
1. Book Base.
You definitely need this to start the Lexicon. It’s harder to do without it. I don’t recommend a binder. I did that a long time ago when I very first attempted this cosplay–back when cosplay was still only a hobby for me, and let’s just say, it didn’t go too well…This time I used an old magic folk lore book. And it worked a lot better.
2. Use 6mm Foam and cut it to size
I say use 6mm EVA Foam because for starting out the project, it’s going to be much sturdier. Then heat seal with your heat gun and use a good contact cement–I recommend Dap or Barge, and glue the pieces you cut out to the front, back, and the spine of your book.
3. Prime it
I suggest spray–I know I’ve been giving the spray crap and saying that the paint version is better. But, from recent projects , the spray works a lot better and it doesn’t bubble up as I initially thought.
4. Trace the Nobody symbol onto the front in the tri pattern
I say trace it on instead of free handing, because you’ll have a better chance at having the image sharper and more clean. Then do it again with a smaller version onto the spine.
5. Paint in the pattern with white or silver
I chose white because it looked crisper and it stood out more to me, but you can use whichever ever of the two.
6. Cut out the smaller details in 2 or 4mm EVA foam
You know the small designs on the spine, and on the corners? Instead of drawing them on it will look a lot better if you use smaller density foam to make these details. I even talk about this in my previous article “The Devil Is In The Details” Then, make sure to glue them on with your contact cement for a firm hold.
7. Write down the words onto the spine and cover
It’s speculated what exactly the words are on Zexion’s Lexicon, but I chose to go with Hallucination on the front. And Another Side on the spine and beneath the main word on the front.
8. Create the Nobody symbol on the back with 2mm EVA foam
This is the last step and probably the easiest. Just trace the Nobody symbol onto 2mm EVA foam, cut it out, and glue it onto the back of the book.
Voila! Now you have a beautiful Lexicon my friends! What every Kingdom Hearts Organization 13 member fan wants!
Have any questions on this tutorial? Just ask or hit me up on Instagram or Twitter! I’d love to help
Don’t have the time or the materials to make one of your own? That’s ok too! Just email or DM me and I can build you one for just 20 USD!