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Hi I'm Z and I enjoy slaving over my sewing machine for several months in order to make my favourite characters come to life. (:

I am an 19 year old cosplayer from Australia.
I graduated high school in 2012, and am now studying Conservation and Wildlife Biology at uni.

I attend about 3 or 4 conventions per year (there aren't a lot of cons where I live!)
I have only just started cosplaying, so I'm not very good yet, but I try haha!
I make my own costumes, either from scratch or through modification.

Ultimate Cosplay Achievement Checklist:
:bulletgreen: Host a cosplay panel at a convention
:bulletgreen: Be featured in a professional cosplay video on youtube
:bulletgreen: Win a cosplay competition with a really great skit
:bulletgreen: Win a Perth Madman National Cosplay Competition heat
:bulletgreen: Place in the Australian Madman National Cosplay Competition
:bulletgreen: Go to:
:bulletred: Katsucon
:bulletred: Dragoncon
:bulletred: Colossalcon
:bulletred: SanDiego ComicCon

My inspiration comes from the amazing deviants on here, especially:
:icontwinfools: :iconvandorwolf: :iconmitchalverley: :iconvaldrein: :iconveleven: :iconberpi: :iconmalindachan: :iconhidennka: :iconyamatotaichou: :iconyayacosplay: :iconelliria: :iconyiji: and :iconfiggarow:

, as well as the youtube channels:


I would love to talk to you!!, drop me a comment or a note
if you want to chat ;)

Favourite anime/manga: One Piece, Naruto, Slam Dunk.
Favourite movies: How to Train your Dragon, Redline (2009 anime), Howl's moving castle, Spirited away, Avatar, Kung-fu Panda (1 and 2), Pirates of the Caribbean, One Piece Film Z, One Piece Strong World.
Favourite musicians: The Killers.

Hey everyone, I hope you're all doing well!! :D! It's Winter in Australia so it's freakin freezing all the time (though it's probably warm by everyone elses standards haha!), but I've been keeping busy so it's okay! :D

First thing's first; I've been updating a lot more on my Facebook page,… so please head over there for WIPs and other useless crap that I post hahah! I also did my first vlog the other day, so you if you're really keen, you can view that on my youtube channel, Kaizo Kiru:…

Next! Perth Supanova 2014 has just passed! It was a lot of fun, seeing all of my friends who I normally don't get to catch up with was fantastic. Uni was keeping me busy until the week before the con (my exam was on the 13th, and the con was on the 21st haha!), so I only had time to make one cosplay. I ended up cosplaying Sweet JP from Redline again on the Saturday, then I introduced my new Howl cosplay from Howl's Moving Castle on the Sunday. Both Howl and JP were very well received, which was lovely. I especially had a lot of fun as Howl, it was my first time making a wing and working with feathers, and his character is just excellent so I really enjoyed myself despite the cosplay not being 100% complete.

Hopefully there will be some photoshoots in the coming weeks! I think I did pretty well at uni this semester, and now I'm on break for just under a month! I will try to get at least two photoshoots done in this time. I am ready to do a shoot with Edward Elric and Haku, but there are still some things I would like to fix up on JP, Iceburg and Howl before I have them photographed. :) I keep saying that I'm going to do photoshoots, but this time I really mean it hahaha! (I'm so sorry! XD)

I have at least three more cosplays planned for the rest of the year! They will be revealed closer to the event dates, just in case I am unable to finish them in time, because all three events are within two months! I'll do my best though, only one of them is SUPER complex, and it'll test my prop and armour-making skills wooo! Exciting!

Thanks for all of your continued support. Please feel free to message me if you ever need some
advice with an element of your cosplay, I'll do my best to help you! :XD:
Until next time though!



Iceburg - Responsibilties by Kaizokiru
Iceburg - Responsibilties
Had a really great photoshoot of Teenage! Iceburg in December!! (Finally!! The cosplay has been done since March hahah!!)
Man, I fell in love with this character straight away, Iceburg is so great. Definitely one of my favourite minor characters in One Piece.
He's amazing. So good to get into his character.

As for the making of this cosplay, it was super simple and didn't require a great deal of skill. The pants were just a pair of chinos I already owned (I had a more accurate pair of pants before, but I think we accidently donated them to charity?? haha!). The singlet was bought and modified by re-hemming the bottom and painting the white on. The bandana was just squares of white fabric sewn together. I had to cut and style the wig a bit, but it wasn't too hard. The hammer was literally made from glueing EVA foam together, covering in masking tape, then painting. :) So professional haha! Any questions, just ask!!

Photo and editing thanks to the amazing P.Elizabeth Photography (…)
And many thanks to :iconminimadhatter: for helping out at the shoot!! :D

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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hihi!!! Welcome to the :iconthe-da-ranger-group:!!!!!! I'm so glad you joined and I hope you have lots of fun!! *throws glitter*
Kaizokiru Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
thankyou!! :D
DianaJones Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Zoe for the fave at Sleeping Beauty ;D
Kaizokiru Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
You're amazing :heart: Totally deserved it :XD:
DianaJones Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww you too Zoe ;D <3
smdownunder Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou for watch, I reside in Queensland. I love your ambition and goals for cosplay. Keep it up! 
Kaizokiru Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Ahh no worries, I saw your Severus cosplay featured on facebook I think it was? and just had to watch you, you're so good!! (Also, my friend thought it was ironic that such a fantastic Snape cosplayer was named James :XD: haha!)
Thankyou  so much for your encouragement, hopefully one day I can travel over east and meet you! :D
smdownunder Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's good being in Queensland, just don't know anyone here. :( I can't thank you enough for your support, I'm quite reserved. I would love to meet up too one day. Till then we have DA. 
(Bloody James... Always in the way! )
kitsunehatsune Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B day!
Kaizokiru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thankyou!! :XD:
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