Costume :Vegeta
Variant :Normal
Source :Dragonball Z
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo September 2007

Costume Photos

Vegeta Ref

Vegeta Ref

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Costume Information

Cost : £150
Awards : 2nd Place @ Midlands Expo 2007
Time Taken : 3 Months

WOW What a Pain this cos was

It wouldnt have been possiable without the advice and inspiration from Mr James so thank you Mr James...

He told me how to make a bodycast on the cheep by wearing old clothes getting wrapped up in Ducktape & then got cut out. Then i repaires the cuts and stufferd the clothes With Newspaper and wrapped the cast in ling film.

I thne modded Longjohns and a longsleeved t shirt to be a tight fit on the cast i also added a zip in the back of the T Shirt. I painted the Lot in latex and then cut and shaped the foam and Latexed that to the clothes as well. Then Finally Latexed the whole lot and added acrillyc paint for colour...

What i forgot to do was seal the suit with Acryllic sealand and something else i forget the name of..

Because i didnt do this months later the suit was sticking to everything and pretty much destroyed its self :(

So i learnt 2 things from this

1) Dont forget the bloody sealant

2) I found a cheeper / quicker way of making muscle suits Basicallly you make your cast and use Lycra to make a one peice suit and Evo Stick The foam Peices directly on to it.. you then make a Lycra Over suit to go on top, it saves a lot of money on Latex and as its lycra its not as restricting to move in...

Then There Was The Sayijin Armour which took the Majority of the Time about 2 months to make :S

sought some advice from James(Ilpala) as i seen him in a latex suit at MinAmi Con and needed to know how me made as i thought i could use his method to make this costume possible...

I'm hoping to write a guide shortly on how to make a latex body suit so anyone can give it a go..

My biggest challenge of this costume was the Sayijin Armor, with the huge arms i couldn't just make an average vest, the whole thing was made out of Lyra wrapped around fun foam...

Working out the pattern for this was a fair bit of trouble as I had a lot of issues to overcome due to the Mass of the body suit and having the armour stay in place, then there was the question how do i put it on!?!

All this puls the sewing is what took me a whole lot of time about 3 weeks of solid swearing and sewing...

It also it put my sewing machine through its paces sometimes sewing through 6 layers of fabric + 4 layers of fun foam :O


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Did I see you at the October London Expo this year? Totally ment to come get some photos of you, but was rushed off my feet >_< Awesome, awesome job.

by Ninja Steve on Monday, 26 November, 2007 - 01:26
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Yeah i was at Sept & Oct Expo i may re vamp and wear the SSJ2 variant at Minami 14 As Well XD

by MangaChild on Sunday, 10 February, 2008 - 21:36
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Best guns at the expo, next to mine of course :P

by Taffeta_Rose on Monday, 11 February, 2008 - 19:25
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Omg! I remember seeing you!! :D I see you will be at the bristol comic con, ill be going as itachi uchiha from naruto :)

by Mangafan2000 on Thursday, 14 February, 2008 - 19:30
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Vegetaaaa! <3 Great work on the muscle suit, that looks really ace

by DarkElf on Tuesday, 19 February, 2008 - 19:59
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:O hello! Its Nami from MCM Telford September07 :D I remember you Mike ^^

by Solaria on Friday, 14 March, 2008 - 19:44
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i remember trying to wear this.....

so sweaty... Ewwwwww

i love the padded butt tho

by HelloKitty on Wednesday, 26 March, 2008 - 15:08
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No-ones said his famous line...
"IT'S OVER 9000!!"

Looks annoying to wear :(

by Zehphir on Monday, 4 August, 2008 - 14:23

OK I'll say it.......


And very convincing Vegeta cosplay too! ^_^ Very nice indeed!

by Shogunmiyu on Thursday, 4 September, 2008 - 16:26
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just been watching the episode were vegeta goes insane, mike i really appreciate the effort youve put in this its a bloody amazing costume and i really have to get hyperbolic time chamber goha done asap to do goku and gohan with ya

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 7 October, 2008 - 23:41
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I cant imagine how many over 9000 quips people shouted at you ^.^ though regretfully i would have been one of em (shouted it to goku at amecon08 because there was no one else) all the same this is top notch ^^

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 6 January, 2009 - 12:58

Wow thats a Awesome VEGETA!!!!

by Dark_Angel_15 on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 20:11