KhaosKreator
 


Costume :Nightmare
Variant :Player 1
Source :Soul Calibur IV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009


Costume Photos

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Photo by Nert

Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £150 aprox, most on LEDs
Awards : Judges Award for Innovation London Expo October 2009 Saturday
Time Taken : 1 Month

Description
Matt is the perfect nightmare so we decided to do him again for expo.

I started work on the LED's first which I've never done before. I learnt pretty damn fast though working on the eyes first then moving onto the stomach and other things.

I also learnt how to make a voice changer which was built from scratch from components and built into the suit to make Matt more scary to interact with in person.

The main suit was built with furniture foam, plastazote and latex. The helmet is just plastazote and latex with buckram used to see through.

The entire thing got painted in 2 days on tuesday and wednesday when I had to leave for expo on the friday.

Matt is happy with this costume, though it was very hot to wear in the excel centre so he didn't keep it on for long. It was very flexible though so he could move easiy in it. This was a MASSIVE improvement on last years nightmare costume

Comments

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MATE, thats quite a challenge!!!! good luck :D

by Miss_Bikealot on Friday, 4 September, 2009 - 18:44
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The dummy looks really creepy hanging in the doorway like that!

by Amy-Lou on Saturday, 5 September, 2009 - 17:08
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The neighbour kids think it's an alien. I don't care what they think it is as long as they stay the HELL AWAY FROM IT.

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 5 September, 2009 - 17:13
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I'm excited already! =P ..seeing these early stages. Love watching your work.

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 5 September, 2009 - 21:51
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Sodding hell Tab .________.

by RanmaSyaoran on Sunday, 6 September, 2009 - 22:21
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You are, awesome.

by Zombie on Sunday, 6 September, 2009 - 23:21
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........... EPIC XD

by nanahara on Monday, 7 September, 2009 - 07:18
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Awesome progress there ^__^
Helmet is already looking fricken epic even at this early stage. ;)

by k4tt on Sunday, 13 September, 2009 - 18:31
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Wow i cant wait to see this one in person, i bet its going to be amazing ^_^

by DarkPharaoh on Sunday, 13 September, 2009 - 19:30
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That is insanely AWESOME! I can see the thirst for souls in his LED eyes!

by Son Gopaul on Tuesday, 15 September, 2009 - 22:42
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Fantastic Nightmare cosplay. I love it. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Thursday, 24 September, 2009 - 11:48
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Frikkin marvelouse progress.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009 - 09:14

Serious leg humping gonna be going down at expo,
As always wonderful progress hun!

by Ragepotato on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009 - 09:46
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That is so friggin awesome. I sooooooo can't wait to see it.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009 - 09:59
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Thanks very much guys!

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009 - 12:28
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Will the suit have any built in cooling - or is Matt going to be on 'slow cook' in there? =P

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 8 October, 2009 - 09:40
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Slow cook and roast. He'll be fine because he can remove the helmet though. That's the hottest part of the thing.

Tab

by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 8 October, 2009 - 10:17
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Aha. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 8 October, 2009 - 13:12

Hot much? Not to mention the LEDs making things even hotter XD

Looking awesome. Where do you get the foam? I'd love to experiment with it ^_^

by Anggul on Thursday, 8 October, 2009 - 16:32
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The foam came from an old fashioned hardware store near me. I buy the offcuts from them because they're cheap.

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 8 October, 2009 - 18:06
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Hotness darling, Pure hotness!

XDDD

by Uni on Thursday, 8 October, 2009 - 22:14
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Awesome work!

by Alias Cosplay on Saturday, 10 October, 2009 - 12:02
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Looking incredibly good!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 10 October, 2009 - 12:24
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omg damn

by kimpey on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 22:08
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Incredible! I envy your skills

by Chibi on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 22:10
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comgret on getting it near finish :D

by Smallfry0 on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 22:59
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Darn!...there goes my chance of winning :S
Still, I love competing with you guys.. it's the only place I know where the competitive spirit is friendly. ^_^
See ya in the masq queue (or sooner hopefully).

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 23:14

Bloody hell Tab, that's awesome ^_^

Well done on all of it, I'd always wondered how anyone would do the stomach area, considering it's, well... not there, and just floating lights. But you did it. As if anyone else would =P

by Anggul on Tuesday, 20 October, 2009 - 08:35
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can u see?

by niccypippy mk2 on Tuesday, 20 October, 2009 - 11:14
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Congrats on your well deserved awards (Both). Awesome cosplays. I'm so glad I got to see these close up. I will also add that imo your on stage walk on routine rivalled some of the actual 'performances'. A little bit of thought and rehearsal goes a long way to making the masquerade so much more entertaining to watch. Well done guys.

...And Matt (please make sure he gets to read this Tab) a big THANK YOU for your encouraging words.. you know just how close I was to throwing the towel in when I met you at the back of the masquerdae queue (still not in my costume at that point). You fanned the flickering flame of hope back into life. That was the fastest makeover I ever done!! But you were abs right, there was just enough time to change into my costume, and the miracle did happen. :D Thank you.

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 27 October, 2009 - 16:00
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Matt says you're welcome! He didn't even realise it was you, your costumes are just so fantastic!

Thank you so much for your compliments!

Tab

by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 27 October, 2009 - 21:18
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Why Must you Tease us so with no photos of all its finished glory!!

More pics pleeeeease!!

by HelloKitty on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 09:57
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Awesome work again Tab. You've really outdone your self this time. I loved the LED work. Epic stuff.

Congrats on the award.

XX

by Sephirayne on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 16:38

This is INCREDIBLE!!
*0*

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 17:12
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love it, fucking awsome

by ryaoki on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 17:29
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As i said to you before you are going to have a challenge capping this :P
Cuz its legendary

by JakeX on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 17:57
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SO much love for you guys~

by Kuma on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 18:31
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Simply....amazing.

by drowned_panda on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 18:34
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Oh you badass Mo' Fo'!

by kiichan on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 22:13
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words cant begin to describe how fantastic this costume is

by MangaChild on Tuesday, 3 November, 2009 - 12:41
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Oh yeah, I remember you :3 You're costume was good! x

by Sister-Jorinde on Wednesday, 23 December, 2009 - 22:40
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again simply amazing how do you find the funding

by Defrain on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 21:56
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Nightmare only cost about £150 in the end- I should really update the info for this guy.

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 23:40
 

Journal

All foam completed (Posted 19th October 2009)

And now... I paint.

Arm Progress (Posted 7th October 2009)

Foam Arms!

Chest Progress (Posted 7th October 2009)

Foam chest!

Sword progress (Posted 12th September 2009)

Made nightmare's sword today. It was totally hard. Read about the full details on my Livejournal post here:

http://khaoskomix.livejournal.com/125521.html

Stomach Progress (Posted 6th September 2009)

The LED stomach of DEATH.

Back of head thing. (Posted 6th September 2009)

Just some pink LED's in a row for the back of his helmet.

Nightmare Eyes (Posted 6th September 2009)

Red LED's set in glue for the eyes. Managed to pop these on a too high voltage today so I'm going to have to remake them, but it made a good test.

Sword Eyes (Posted 6th September 2009)

Made up the LED's for nightmare's sword eyes. These are made with 1 yellow, 5 red, 5 blue LED's in a star shape.

Duct tape dummy (Posted 4th September 2009)

First stage for a costume like this.. a good duct tape dummy.