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Aim by Ventious Aim by Ventious
Suit built and worn by me.
Photo and Plasma Cutter effects by Affliction Cosplay Photography.
Go check 'em out!
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Taken at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013.
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ST1NGERE Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
YES! More people who like Dead Space and MLP! Its what got me into the fandom and it will always remind why I need to stay. Great detail, one of the most proportional engineering rigs I've seen yet. I take it you made the plasma cutter as well.
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Ventious Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks!
I more or less built the helmet to fit my head (I had to hook the battery inverter for the EL wire in it to the RIG on my back), so there wasn't any room inside. I'm wanting to remake it someday though. And the plasma cutter, I started off with an airsoft pistol that I took the air pump out for con regulations, and everything else is EVA foam (with little bits of plastic from pen caps and hot wheels cars for extra detail).
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ST1NGERE Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hot Wheel Cars and pen caps, really!?! That's some first class creativity right there my friend. Out of curiosity, have you taken any classes on subjects like this and fabrication. The only reason I ask is because I'm trying to figure out the kinds of cost and experience to do a project such as this. I have little to no experience of such things and I'm not sure I have the time either. : P
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Ventious Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Yep. They were the closest things I could find for cheap and looked somewhat close enough to in-game and official artwork references. And I only had 4 days before DragonCon to make the whole plasma cutter, so I could really be picky lol. Next summer I might remake it for practice if I can get my hands on some sintra or any kind of PVC/acrylic. Anything to give hard, crisp edges. Maybe even some Apoxie Sculpt to make accurate parts.
I'm also considering making a Warlock cosplay from Destiny, but I'm waiting to see where my money goes before then. And due to my lack of a workshop and proper tools, I might just use a highly customized Nerf gun to make a scout/pulse/auto rifle (depending on where the magazine is at on the Nerf gun).

But cosplay can get pretty pricey, so it's best to start off with cheaper materials like craft foam (also known as EVA foam), with some white glue & water mixture to seal it so the paints don't soak into it like a sponge. Worbla is fantastic stuff! but It's also pretty pricey, but you can make just about anything with it, and it's pretty durable.
As for fabrics and whatnot, it's best to hit up sales and coupons ^^
Like, I just got 2 yards of black gabardine for under 10 bucks the other day!

Cosplay takes time, especially if you've got school, homework, and a job. I had to put my Skyrim cosplay on hiatus until this semester ended, but I'm gearing back up to work on it.
(but last night my car started having problems so whatever money I do have has to go towards towing and repairs.)
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ST1NGERE Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for all the advice. :) I have no real experience in making armor pieces from scratch, so the things you are telling me will really help with any decisions I make. Good luck with your car by the way. ; )
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megsamirafauth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Fabulous.
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Brony2893 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
That is fucking cool /]
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you make this?
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Ventious Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
yep. craft foam, EL wire, and acrylics.
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you assemble the parts? 
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