Costume :Ilpalazzo
Variant :Anime - armour
Source :Excel Saga
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Aya Returns 2002

Costume Photos

I wonder what this does.....

Bazooka time!

side view

Classic pose

In accross HQ

Reference 1


Costume Information

Cost : £40 ish
Awards : Best Performance
Time Taken : approx 15 hours

Massive....... I figured I had the height and look to pull this off so I was dieing to do it. The costume had to be walked sideways through doors but was big enough to hide all sorts of weapons, props and people underneath.
It was also really heavy but what a small price to pay to be Ilpalazzo-sama for a day.

It was made for an obligatory Wessex Anime Skit :P
(also featuring Menchi, Nabeshin, Sumiyoshi, a Puchu and an articulated standee Excel)


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o wow! i really love this! Plus its the first time i have ever seen somebody cosplay his armour! well done! you did an awesome job!

You gonna be wearing it again?

by Uni on Tuesday, 5 February, 2008 - 09:22
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Cooool, an Ill Palazzo cosplayer^_^

You have got to wear this at the London Expo in May or I'm gonna cry loll

by Anime_Angel on Tuesday, 5 February, 2008 - 09:23
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Hail Lord Ilpalazzo!! *bows* That is an awesome costume!
Please wear this to the May 08 Expo :D

by Manga Girl on Friday, 8 February, 2008 - 15:12
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dude how did you make the shoulder armour fit to you was it like a american rugby shoulder armour thing base

by ryaoki on Sunday, 13 April, 2008 - 12:19
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Basicaly I built a padded shaped platform that went over my head and sat on my shoulders. The capes draped over that and then the actual shoulder armour sat on the top. The cross pieces on the inside of each shoulder pad are shaped to fit the platform.

by Ilpala on Monday, 14 April, 2008 - 13:05
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aww thats soo cool man thanks alot

by ryaoki on Monday, 14 April, 2008 - 13:08
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Excellent job. I'm cosplaying as Illpalazzo later this year but wsn't sure about doing the armour. Seeing how good yours has come it is making me reconsider.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 14 June, 2008 - 19:13
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resources resources RESOURCES!!! The big I is one of my favourites from excell and you did him proud, awesome job man^^

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 1 March, 2009 - 11:31
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by RanmaSyaoran on Saturday, 4 April, 2009 - 20:03

HAIL ILPALAZZO!!! You've gotta love Excel Saga and you've gotta love the lord! Well done, it's a shame I was so young in 2002 or I might have been able to see this majesty >< Well done ^__^

by Missytetra on Sunday, 26 April, 2009 - 20:12
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Hail Ilpalazoo! XD

Your Ilpalazoo cosplay was amazing. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 10:16
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this is awesome...nice work

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 19 March, 2011 - 23:27