Costume :Kamen Rider Viia
Variant :Own Variation
Source :Kamen Rider
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos


Viia with Tatoba


Helmet Progress 2

Chest armour progress

Jacket Progress 1

Helmet Progress

Development 1

Leather Suit

Thigh Plates

V4 Rider

2005 Riders


Costume Information

Time Taken : 27 hours

This is to be a test costume for Kamen Rider Gatack.
I have a new Leather Jacket that I can use, I've made the shoulder armour out of foam and card. It will be changed slightly to look more "cooler" hopefully.
Production skecthes to follow.


Awesome, coming along good (:

And yeah, you think your helmet's hard to make XD

by Anggul on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 09:39
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OMG RIDER KICK!!! MAXIMUM HYPER TYPHOON CLIMAX JUMP FINAL FORM RIDE!!!! ONGENKIBO REKA AUTO-VAJIN!!! sorry I got excited and blurted out 10 years of hesei kamen rider series attacks XD these shots are amazing and im very excited about seeing more :) well done for picking a top costume!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 20:17
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Well I just suck with Paper Mache ^^;
Ta ver much for the comment, but you forget JET SLIGER COME CLOSER!!
but lets not forget he's to be based on the Showa Era...although still kickass Riders then too XP

by zane-destiny on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 23:23
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I LOVE some showa riders for example black, RX, V3, A-A-AMAZON! and I also hate some of for example Shin and stronger XD but the first was a great movie :) I am planning a den-o possessed form group of cosplays and a decade costume, hopefully XD you a big K-RIDER fan?

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 23:26
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Yeah same I prefer Black RX, I even memorised his Henshin Sequence XD. I wasn't too happy with Amazon, but apparently he and Shin were the creators original ideas, but it was too scary for kids so hence the Sentai look.

I try to be a good fan, I'm on episode 41 of Kamen Rider Kabuto atm, I've watched a couple movies, but I'm more interested in getting the Henshin Belts. I have the V2 Belt and the Gatack DX Zecter so far, more on the way XD

by zane-destiny on Friday, 22 January, 2010 - 01:06
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ive seen every series so far up to date, even the questionable double "w" XD but I dont have any belts, i really want them but they are so expensive XD Im a huge fan of den-o but yeah I dont do to bad for kamen rider, big fan of Gojira and Super Sentai as well ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 22 January, 2010 - 01:13
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Saw some clips of Double, yeah kind of questionable ^^;, but I admit the suit looks really kick ass, theres nothing too fancy about it, just simple kick assery in it.
I'm hoping after doing this one as a test, I'll do a Cast-Offable Gatack suit. Eventually I should go onto my dream of making Guyver Amrour XD

The belts are really expensive, but prop wise for cosplay they are worth it, and jsut for having them, yeah still so worth it XD

by zane-destiny on Friday, 22 January, 2010 - 01:18
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I mean you can pretty much add 50 pounds to your cosplay bill when doing a kamen rider XD more if the series is new like Double. I really want to do sword form from Den-o :) but yeah guyvery armor is sick XD I grew up with the anime and of course david hayter in the movies XD but yea might start experimenting with cardboard and resin over the next few weeks, once the helmet is out of the way the rest falls together

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 22 January, 2010 - 14:07
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You look awesome Rich! 8D

by Ragepotato on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 00:57
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Thanks Summuch Clio-kins. I should come bother you sometime :P
(quit looking at me butt =P)

by zane-destiny on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 13:45
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bloody great costume ^_^ shame i wasent there in person to see it but great work overall!

by Mothfox on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 12:49
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Thanks very much. Glad theres a growing interest in Kamen Rider

Hopefully one day I'll make a better version, a version thats not amade-up character lol

by zane-destiny on Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 - 22:56

To-Do List

Helmet - pepped, rondoed, sandedHighComplete
Production SkecthesHighComplete
Henshin BeltMediumComplete
Chest - foamcore resined then sandedMediumComplete
Leather Gloves + Leather BootsLowComplete
Leather PantsLowComplete

Shopping List

Leather Jacket and Trousers£100.00Bought
Paper (helmet)£1.50Bought
fibreglass resin (helmet and chest)£15.00Bought
Car body filler (helmet and chest)£12.00Bought
Foam core (Chest)£4.00Bought
Spray Primer Gray£5.00Bought


Finished (Posted 28th May 2012)

I know its a little late but its finished and was worn at London Expo

It was a really good idea to redo the eyes and cut out bottles XD

Progress (Posted 29th March 2012)

Well started Spray painting parts and "finishing". All I can do for no since I'm going skiing for a week. Cutting things close getting things done ^^:

Helmet and Jacket (Posted 28th March 2012)

Well getting there with the helmet after MANY issues with sanding, filling and cutting it in half. It has warped out of shape slightly, but I'm moving on, I've made a velcro strap connection and also decided to add some colour to the jacket, just need to add a red stripe along the sleeve. I doubt I'll add anything to the trousers.

But yeah, keep going ^^

Getting there (Posted 8th March 2012)

Trying out Rondoing for my helmet and its getting there, just need it all smooth. Bought a power sander to help :)

Pepakura (Posted 24th April 2010)

Just found some Pepakura files for Kamen Rider helmets, may use some of these and mod them slightly

DAMN HELMETS!!! (Posted 28th March 2010)

right so I suck at Paper Mache', but delving into the pepkura files more I've found Iron Man armour. So, I think I'll make one of those helmets and hack n slash and see what I come up with ^^:

MERR (Posted 21st January 2010)