Cursed to house the spirit of the Cat, Kyo Sohma has been an outsider to his family since the day he was born, being the only one to host the spirit of animal not within the Zodiac. Life for Kyo seemed to hold no meeting. That is, until he met her. Until he met Tohru Honda.
Character: Kyo Sohma (草摩 夾)
Series: “Fruits Basket” (Furuba/Fruba) / フルーツバスケット (フルバ)
Creator: Natsuki Takaya (高屋 奈月)
Version: Volume One – First Meeting
Difficulty Level: 15%
Photographer: HeadphonesStudios, RaiinFaiiry, DescendingTsubasa
Completed: Early Summer 2010
Debut Date: July 29th, 2010
"You don't know what happened. You couldn't. Because you weren't there to see it. So I don't care what you've heard. Nothing about her is monstrous. Nothing. You... You don't know how scared she was that night. So don't try and tell me she wasn't! Her hands were shaking. Her voice... was trembling. Her skin was cold to the touch, and her face pale with fear. Even so, she stood her ground and refused to run away from me!"
Kyo Sohma was one of the easier cosplays that I’ve done. Mostly in that, I really didn’t do much for him. The hardest part was finding cargo pants to suffice for him. I did paint and design his shoes though. Recently, I also redid his wig. I had a super shiny, bright neon orange type of wig when I first cosplayed as Kyo. It also had one piece that always refused to do what I told it to. Thus, a new one it was!
So I ended up buying another one prior to Katsucon 2020, which I then styled. I definitely like it better than the old one, but I likely will end up buying another one, haha. I don’t know. I’m hard to please with wigs. But I suppose that’s why I always say to stick with brands you like and always advise to see them in person whenever you can. Even with swatches it can be hard. I think I make up for it with my cat headphones though for now. ^^;
One funny thing too with this Kyo Sohma cosplay, I tend to try to take allergy medication whenever I wear Kyo. He attracts fans of cats… some of whom have cats… and I’m very sadly allergic to cats and their hand/dander. (Which is a shame because they’re so cute!)
So do allergy meds count as part of a ‘construction process’? I don’t know – you tell me! 😉 Either way, I hope you like Kyo as much as I do! ^_^
"I love you. When did I start to love you so much?"
With the start of the 2019 anime adaptation of “Fruits Basket”, I once again dove back into the characters from the series that I had loved back when I first got into anime and manga. It reminded me of how much I adored all of the characters (and also all of the ones I have thus far cosplayed as).
Kyo Sohma I think always stood out to me, primarily because of his relationship with Tohru. As we all know, there is a bit of a rivalry for her affection in the beginning of the series. But it becomes more evident as the story progresses that Kyo clearly sees Tohru differently in comparison to other members of the Zodiac.
While all of the Zodiac members come to see her unique ability to provide warmth and support to those in need, Kyo sees her as someone who, without, his world would lose meaning. It would lose light. It would lose beauty.
I think that’s a very beautiful way of describing why someone is the love of your life. Your true love in a sense. Because without them, the world just doesn’t seem to have light. Perhaps that’s why Kyo is so dear to me. He’s a typical boy, but he knows why he’s living and he desires to be there for that person every day he can.