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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit [link]
, Kingdom Hearts © 2010 Disney, Square-Enix.
Original character designed by Walt Disney.
Fan Kingdom Hearts costume designed and artwork by Extvia.Who's Oswald?
Unless being a zealous classical cartoon fan, you may not recognize Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who is wielding a pair of distinctive Keyblades in this picure. Neither did I before the game “Epic Mickey”. Speak of Mickey Mouse, however, few people on earth would fail to recognize the timeless superstar created by Mr. Walt Disney. Despite their differed destinies , Oswald and Mickey are actually “brothers by blood”, for the fact that Mr.Disney created Mickey after losing his copyright on Oswald to Universal. The separation and recreation coincidentally resembles Dr. Tenma and Toby's story from Mr. Osamu Tezuka's “Astro Boy”. Unlike the doctor who accomplished reunion with his lost child in the movie, however, Old Disney couldn't live so long to welcome Oswald's returning to Disney Inc. in 2006, creating even more sentimental resonance.The Game “Epic Mickey”
Oswald's revival performance took place in Epic Mickey on Wii [link]
as a role-playing & platforming game. Lured by its promising in-game liberty, I pick up the dusty wiimote to enjoy a cartoon-ish “Fallout 3” without much expectation on its story writing. To my surprise, however, the darkness and depth in the setting and story turned out to be wonderfully written and ingeniously directed, which gradually grabbed my heart, led it into the magical adventure of Mickey and his reunion with his lost brother. Combined with the solid gaming experience, Epic Mickey successfully earned my favor and firmly branded Oswald's character into my memory.Oswald's Kingdom Hearts Costume
Resembling Roxas to Sora, Oswald would made a perfect appearance in Kingdom Hearts world as the Nobody of King Mickey, while proclaiming himself "the King of Wasteland", either as a friend or a foe. Driving by my sudden inspiration, I designed Oswald's would-be be Kingdom Hearts costume as a dual keyblades wielder, with his primary Keyblade (with The King of Wasteland Chain) in his left hand and the secondary Keybalde (with Epic Mickey Chain) in another which projects paint and thinner that creates or erases objects from the world, just as Mickey did in Epic Mickey. Hope you enjoy my share of love to Oswald!