Cosplaying Kirigaya Kazuto from Sword Art Online

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In the Sword Art Online anime franchise, one of the characters that immediately stand from the ranks of the IP’s dramatis personae is Kirigaya Kazuto, aka “Kirito.”  His intelligence, massive gaming experience, and unending determination make this character one of the most well-known protagonists in the anime and otaku universe. To those who want to cosplay him, this guide is geared up to help you portray this awesome character.

Getting Kirito’s Eyes Accurately

Aside from getting Kirito’s outfit and weapons accurately for that cosplay or convention that you plan to attend to, you should get his eye color right as doing this would give additional impact to your entire ensemble. Adding black Halloween contacts to your getupwould help bring out the fierceness of your character as you waltz into the cosplay event or convention that you are going to attend.

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Contact Lens Purchase

Remember that you must make sure that you are purchasing your contact lenses from a reliable contact lens shop in your area. If it’s an online purchase, consider reviewing or evaluating the website first before filling up the online form. It is discouraged that you coordinate with online shops that sell Halloween contact lenses at incredibly cheaper prices. It can either be the shop is selling fake or substandard quality lenses. Things like these can cause eye damage. Consider visiting your eye doctor immediately whenever this happens to you.

Contact Lens Reminders

  • Cosplayers recommend that you apply your makeup first before putting on your contact lenses.
  • Always handle your lens with clean hands.
  • Always bring along an eyedropper or contact lens solution upon the duration of the event.
  • Remember to always change the contact lens solution in the lens containers regularly. DO NOT RECYCLE OR REUSE SOLUTIONS.

Character Portrayal

Once you have all the necessary things for your Kirito cosplay, it doesn’t really end there. It is important that you know the character’s personality and background as well. You wouldn’t want to disappoint the fans and convention attendees whenever they approach and ask you about Kirito now would you?

The following are guidelines in not only perfecting cosplaying Kirito, but other characters as well:

  1. Watch, follow, or read the series where the character is originated in (e.g. anime, manga, novel, etc.)
  2. Be sure to fully imitate the character’s personality accurately.
  3. Remember the character’s signature poses or moves.
  4. Remember the character’s favorite catchphrases or quotes.

Scuba Diving For Children

Scuba diving is not always for teenagers and adults alone. Due to its increase in popularity as a sport and as a hobby, some manufacturers of assorted kids scuba gear are also venturing in creating scuba equipment for kids. However, don’t let them pick their own scuba equipment; as older individuals, it is always our duty to be responsible in picking the right gear for them.

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The Right Age

There is a great variety of scuba equipment out there to the point that the array of options might give you a hard time selecting the appropriate gear for the kids. Some manufacturers even create scuba gear strictly for a specific age (e.g. for 8 years only, 7 years old, et cetera). If a person wishes to let their kids enjoy scuba diving, experts recommend that they should be at least eight years old before dabble in scuba diving.

Reminder: Seek advice from professional scuba divers or your local dive shop for recommended equipment for kids. This ensures that your kid will be exposed to fewer underwater risks.

If in Doubt, Seek Professional Medical Help

Deep waters are inherently dangerous and life-threatening to scuba divers. They are even more so for a child. That is why if you still have doubts about the safety of your child then consider seeking advice from medical professionals regarding the matter. That way they can personally evaluate the child if he/she is physically and mentally fit enough to try out the hobby.

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Reminder: Though some recommend that a child should be around the age of eight or so before trying out scuba diving, there are still some medical professionals who oppose the idea especially if they deem a child to be physically and/or mentally unfit to go diving in deep waters. Take the doctor’s advice by heart and let your child try scuba diving when he/she is at an older age.

Picking the Right Scuba Equipment

It is oftentimes a challenge to select and find scuba equipment for children. Chances are, most scuba equipment won’t fit them. To make matters worse, because child scuba divers are rare, items that fit them are too. To surmount this challenge, you can start by listing down all the necessary scuba equipment that the child needs (e.g. wetsuit, dive computer, dive mask, et cetera) then visit your local dive shop and inquire about the items’ availability. If the items are not available from any brick-and-mortar dive establishment, you can try purchasing the items online from a reliable and credible scuba diving online shop.