Greetings friends, as I said in my last post about the London Film and Comic-con, I was inspired to cosplay at next years event. So, did I choose some thing nice and easy?… of course not! I have chosen to make a full set of Terminus Assault Armour from the game – Mass Effect 3 (It was also in ME2 as a pre-order unlock).
So what does it look like you might ask, well….
I have been thinking that the best way to make this armour set would be by using Pepakura, this is a program that has a vast community of people supporting it and lets you print out on card (paper not recommended) all sorts of models, including armour sets from most games/films. You just print out the patterns, stick them together and you have your armour.
There are many ways to go about making the set, one way is to use Fibreglass mesh, on top of the card shapes you make using Pepakura, and sticking the mesh on with Fibreglass resin, which when it eventually sets will leave you with a rock hard but very light set of armour.
I have however chosen to use EVA Foam, this is the same stuff they use to the make interlocking foam mats that you see at the gym. It’s very light, but tough, also its nice and flexible when heated using a heat gun and when it cools it retains it shape. The plan is to use Pepakura to print out the parts of the armour then trace around the parts on the foam and cut them out, and so far testing has been going well…
This is just a little test a friend and I did on a helmet for Mass Effect’s Blood Dragon Armour, the eye shield is part of a motorcycle visor. A Dremel tool can be used to smooth off edges and seams.
That’s all for now, I will post more as the project advances…
Welcome friends, first allow me to introduce myself I am the newest addition to this site, you may call me rageypeep, so now you won’t have to listen to the ramblings of ArcaneHalloween- you will have to listen to mine as well!..and now on with the show. I have just got back from the biggest comic convention in the UK, the London Film and Comic Con. This year over 100,000 people attended over three days starting Friday 11th through Sunday 13th July, and in attendance some of the biggest stars in television, film and comics. Below are some of the photos that I managed to take from Sunday July 13th…
Optimus Prime, Barricade and Bumblebee.
Maleficent came first in the amateur Cosplay contest winning £100.
This female barbarian outfit from Diablo 3 (Yel Zamor) came first in the Pro-Cosplay contest wining £250, she gave all her winnings to Lady Noctis who is doing a “Hair today gone tomorrow” head shave for Cancer Research UK. (Something close to my heart since my dad has just been diagnosed with cancer, donate here).
This Jawa was cosplayed by a 7 year old and came 2nd in the amateur cosplay contest winning £20.
All of the amateur cosplayers from Sunday.
These two pictures are of all the professional cosplayers that took part in the pro-cosplay competition.
And the winners of the pro-cosplay- the Penguin, the couple from Disneys ‘Frozen’ and the Female Barbarian from Diablo 3.
These are a few of the photos from the day, we will include the rest in a dedicated gallery soon. I was so inspired with all the amazing cosplayers that a friend and I are preparing to cosplay at next years LFCC! I leave you with:
“Hordor! Hordor! Hordor”
Oh, and the legendary George Romero!
Thanks for reading folks!