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KH: Deeper Still by Colt-kun KH: Deeper Still by Colt-kun
Take me deep enough that I can see
The bottom of your heart
Deep enough that I can know your will
Take me deep enough to know that we will never be apart
And when we get there...
Take me deeper still



Kingdom Hearts (c) Square Enix
Atlantica Sora and Kairi swimmable cosplay (The Tutorial)
~deliriumdreamer3 <- my amazing Kairi and personal lifeguard
~Colt-kun <- me as modified Sora

So. Have I mentioned that until recently, I've been excessively hydrophobic and haven't been near water in...ten years? Thanks to my Kairi's gentle coaxing and determination, I've gotten back in the water. I still have a period where I'm uneasy, but it's getting better. So a huge hand for her cause she just blows my mind sometimes. :3

wore these to Anime Oasis 09, Metrocon 09, AFO 09
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Pokeraep Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
How does it feel like to be a merman?
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I don't think I can explain sufficiently. I lived on the beach and an island for so long my dad called me a water baby (which made my short bout of hydrophobia even funnier.) But I always thought I knew what swimming was like... this was something else.

There's a very giddy feeling, and you are a lot more aware of all the muscles. But your legs have to move in tandem to swim, so they really feel like one large tail. When you take the tail off, there is a huge sense of loss. Kicking my legs separately felt weird and I suddenly understood Ariel's moment of lifting her foot up and staring at it. My legs worked much better together in the water - I was faster and stronger. I dunno. It was just weird. You need to experience it.
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Pokeraep Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Oh I see ahaha. Thanks. But how does it feel around the waist and the belly?
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Wearing this version? like nothing, really... It wasn't uncomfortable at all. If you're not used to swimming it can wear out the muscles, but I think you'd feel it in your thighs first unless you're a strong swimmer. I'm working on a newer version with neoprene and we'll see how that goes.
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Pokeraep Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Yeah, that makes sense. Dosnt it get scary when your swimming underwater? Like because you cant breathe. Also why do you wear a shirt as a merman? Like it covers your top half then it shows the rest of your belly?
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I have some heavy scarring on my upper back that I don't like people looking at. I'm really sensitive about it. I plan on making a full chest version later if I can afford it.

And underwater swimming isn't really that scary. It can be if you're not used to it, but you can push yourself to have a bigger lung capacity.
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Pokeraep Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Yeah pretty understandable haha. :) But when your swimming dosnt your shirt go up a bit exposing more of your belly? and also in the costume how does your belly button feel?

Thanks for all of these answers:) ahaha you should post more pics soon
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
not really, I've never had a problem with it riding up. And I dunno, like a belly button? Doesn't affect it.

I would post more pictures, but the costume fell apart. Swimwear isn't long lasting - especially if used frequently in a chlorinated pool. I am working on a new design for the tail now, but it's going to cost quite a bit to make it more durable so photos may be long in coming P:
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TheRadishMeister Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
how did you manage to wear them to a con? Did someone wheel you about in a trolley? ;P
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
well, we met up with the sea witch and bargained away our voices for legs...
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TheRadishMeister Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Did she throw a set of wheels into the deal too? ;)
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Franwing Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student General Artist
very good photo! how long can withstand underwater without breathing?
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:iconcolt-kun:
Colt-kun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
not long at all. Then again, I used to be terrified of water.
MAYBE a minute.
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Franwing Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
haha ok :P
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RoxasIsReal13 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Amazing~~!
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BloodyCoffee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow thats really nice 8D
haha i saw you guys at my first con in 09 QAQ

If you dont mind me asking, what material did you use for the tail? it looks like a spandex/nylon blend bathing suit material...but i could be wrong.
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
It is a spandex nylon blend that you can get from fabric stores as swimsuit or dance material. It works really well, but gets worn out easily lawl
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BloodyCoffee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh, haha i figured :P But thankyou for confirming 8D
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Sylars-Apprentice Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fully amazing!
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
thanks, mate!
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Sylars-Apprentice Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~
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Narlth Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stuff!
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cyclops3000 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
This makes me smile so goddamn much. (Sorry, I have a mer-fettish).

But I love the angle and the description! :D
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
I'm glad you like it mate! We're planning on uploading more pictures and videos once it gets warmer. Or at least the large bodies of water around here aren't frozen anymore.

...bad idea last year...
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cyclops3000 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Coolio! :D

Can't wait to see them! :)

Haha. I'll be swimming again in summer. It's my fave time of the year.
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
The rest of what I currently have is here if you want.

But summer's my favorite time too. I miss sunlight. -.-
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cyclops3000 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Lol I have them in my favourites, I'm sure. I'll re-fave 'em! :XD
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Aitsuki-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I remember you at AO! You guys were a big hit!
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Thank you very much!
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Aitsuki-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
:D You're welcome!
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KreoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
I Was Pretending to be a MereFolk from KH at a School Trip. now Whenever i Push off the Side of the Pool. i Swim like one xD its Fun .w.
And now i Want Fins >_>..

were they Easy to Make :3?
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
fairly easy, just time consuming for the pattern.
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KreoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
ah, Im Trying for a World-Mashing Timess Atlantica Sora xD i Have Strechy Blackish Fabrick, I Was Wondering if i Could Spray-Paint on the Belly and the Fins. -=wondering if it would work=-
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
I spray painted mine but it has to be fabric paint, and make sure there's an absorbent material under the one you're spraying because it will soak through in a second on stretchy material.
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KreoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
ohh, okay xD i never thought of that |D nor would i think that xD even on a good day xD
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stinkulousreddous Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh THAT is cool. :D :D :D
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
thank you ^_^
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Bl4cK-LoTu5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
you guys were amazing at metro!!

and the fact that you can actually swim in them is awesomerific XD
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
thanks a lot! ^_^
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Bl4cK-LoTu5 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
^^ your welcome!
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uncivillyemily Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:3

I understand how it is with you and water...
I have issues with getting into it too.
Like as in...
three year issue so far.

My mom tried to coax my into it with new bathing suits and what-not but I just don't like water.
I used to love it.
but yeah.

anyway congratulations
^-^
That's a big step!
<3
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BeaumanZero Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
i envy you
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:iconcolt-kun:
Colt-kun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
whyfor?
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:iconbeaumanzero:
BeaumanZero Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
you get to do all this
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
well, my opinion is if you always put off for tomorrow, all you get is a lot of empty yesterdays. So enjoy it while you can, and do some spontaneous crap once in a while.
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BeaumanZero Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
and dont give a h*** on other peoples opinions?
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
basically. as long as you're not harming anything, what's the problem?
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BeaumanZero Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
i guess what people think thats all, "everyone has to be normal", "difference is wrong" or so random. thats what stopped me before (the lecture)

maybe i should just block it out and say "stuff ya!"

though. to tell the truth when i saw this in action (pics, movies on youtube and even a news artiacle that was on one a year or two ago) i was synced and daring to try it, *hence why i called you a champ when finding that tutorial*, got postponed before last year (again the lecture). but now, i want to the project again, even if it means black sheep material but, hey... thats old anyway

some others male Devs have done it before *found though browse boredom*

heck with it, ill be game. Ill just need more resources and maybe some help

(Sorry this was a boredom post, but thought i say to someone who does this sort of thing :) )
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cosplay-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That's really kind of neat that you did a photoshoot actually in the water for these costumes! I didn't get to see you guys at Metro, but I wish I had!
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
we kept changing... so while some people saw us others didn't but heard about it.
When we had to take the tails off to walk it was awkward. >.>
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