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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2014, 01:30:42 AM »
Okay, I'm a little over-enthusiastic with this posting seeing as it isn't the full costume but it's coming.

Body: http://i.imgur.com/aj8V9NH.jpg

Nothing to crazy right now. That will be coming in the next few days once I have all the remaining metal work finished and attached to the inside of the costume. For right now however, when I'm in that costume, I feel on top of the world.

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2014, 03:12:10 AM »
I was dead set on having this much done by the end of February at least. I've fallen behind on my schedule for this costume so I am working like mad to get caught up.

Luckily I've managed to get it to this point. Only a few more details left to go with the mechanics of the suit before I can start painting. Until then, here's what I have and I hope you enjoy it.

Cosplay: http://i.imgur.com/VFi630z.jpg

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2014, 12:43:09 PM »
damn that's looking good!

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2014, 02:41:07 AM »
Quick showing of the shoulder symbols. Put off them for a long time but finally got them done.

Shoulders: http://i.imgur.com/LfLWmTk.jpg


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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2014, 03:09:51 PM »
Was sidetracked in making this post but now I can and it's finally done!

Showed it off at Emerald City Comic Con on March 29th and my friends with me at the time will testify that when I walked into the convention center, all heads turned to me.

Suit with Helmet (sorry for the blur):http://i.imgur.com/OhFCXjH.jpg

Without helmet 1: http://www.hieroglyphphotography.com/Events/Conventions/ECCC-2014-Costumes-Saturday/i-979C77H/A
Without helmet 2: http://www.hieroglyphphotography.com/Events/Conventions/ECCC-2014-Costumes-Saturday/i-8jFHWPJ/A

Took over 6 months make, worn for 2 hours and was it worth it? YES!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2014, 02:29:23 PM by Graywalker »

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2014, 04:26:06 PM »
That looks incredibly awesome.  :D

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2014, 04:53:41 PM »
The costume came out great! Awesome job!
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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2014, 02:28:38 PM »
Fantastic! Well done!

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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2014, 09:26:34 PM »
Wow.  O_O

Excellent work!  You must have felt like a boss in it.  :D

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2014, 02:20:52 AM »
Hello everyone!

With the passing of GenCon and the year coming to a close in a couple of months, it's time to sit down and take some time to reflect. Namely about what costumes are in the works for 2015!

Seriously this thread is called "Costumes and Cosplaying" what else did you think I would talk about here? I am at it again; working hard on the next costume. Which I plan to take to Emerald City Comic-Con and GenCon 2015. Like the previous costume; this one is again Warhammer 40k inspired. However there is more to the costume this time.

Costume ref: http://i.imgur.com/9OlXEJF.jpg
WIP: http://i.imgur.com/148L5C4.jpg
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Not long after returning from GenCon I meet a gentleman who works at my local DIY store, Lowe's, named Jason. He is a costume maker who has been making costumes for the past few years. I encounter him at last years Emerald City Comic-Con. I didn't recognize him but he remembered me. Since then he has helped me further my costume making skills, helping me work outside the box and introducing me to alternate methods of costume work.

It's been a trip and no mistake. Is anyone planning to go in a costume for next years GenCon, or perhaps a Con before then?

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2014, 01:30:36 PM »
Did you actually manage to get the eyes glowing? Good god man, you cannot be stopped!

I'm starting out with some costuming myself; probably won't have anything for GenCon 2015 but planning for the future. I'm learning to sew and work with fabrics so I can do clothing sets, capes, maybe even hats eventually.

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2014, 02:09:57 AM »
It may be a "cheap" idea but you should work on making yourself a Final Fantasy Black Mage costume Tad.

Conventions have a lot of Role-playing casters but I've hardy seen any of the Conventions I've gone too. While the majority of the images of them are of a blue robe and hat, you could go further with the design work and make something cool.

Just my idea on something to start out on. Glad you've decided to try your hand at costume making brother.

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« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2014, 08:00:16 PM »
You never know what people will latch onto and love.  Sometimes it can be a simple as a black mage (and frankly if you could keep that one totally simple but somehow manage to hide your face and make your eyes glow, ALL the cool cosplay points!) Sometimes it's the ridiculously complex where you've researched every detail; the true fans will know you did your homework, and the somewhat fans will still appreciate it even if they can't quote the chapter-and-verse of why it's awesome.

*Slight* tangent, but follow me on this one.  ;)  With today being Pirate Day, I broke out my trusty purple pirate outfit.  Now, I've worn this one before and some of the parts get swapped out here and there; vest or no-vest depends on the heat of the day and "Will I be comfortable for a given value of comfort in the man-corset today?" sword belt or no-swords allowed, etc.  The parts I always wear, though, are the shirt, the bandana, the sash, and my outrageously flamboyant hat.  I had to take photos with over a dozen people today, because the outfit is more well-known than I am. 

"David?  Who's David?" 
"I dunno, but there's Cap'n Purplescarf."

I took off my hat for fifteen minutes and I might as well have turned invisible. 

On the other hand, my neighbor's kid just joined the armed forces, and his mom saw me get home and *really* wanted a picture because "He's feeling homesick, and he LOVES your pirate outfit!  This one photo'll put in in good spirits for weeks." 

Rambly tangent, but here's my point: if you make it, someone somewhere will love it.  If you wear it (and just OWN the look) you WILL get photographed and make someone's day. 

Start your sewin' simple, slowly sew your seams, and someday you'll stitch stupendous stylish suits!  ^_^
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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2014, 04:46:04 PM »
Worbla is expensive as all hell but it is FANTASTIC for what you want to do. I like using it more than foam because if you really need to you can reheat it and use it again. I've helped my wife and friends with some of their cosplay stuff and holy crap that stuff is amazing.

Your progress pictures look great. Definitely layer paint and seal it up because it's going to look awesome.

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Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2014, 09:41:58 PM »
I've seen what Worbla can do and like would use some of it later on. But you're right, it is expensive as hell.