Costume :The Meta / Freelancer Agent Maine
Variant :Season 8: Revelations version.
Source :Red vs Blue / Halo
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Full frontal


High-street Nairn Helmetless

Left Thigh done

Brute Shot Progress 22/05/2011

Shoulders in Progress

Hi-Detail helmet Pep

3D model ready to be pepped...

Meta Reference pic


Costume Information

Just a plan if I can get the EVA helm to work then I'll take my time and do this one nice and casual like...

Pretty much influenced by my love of EVA and this episode:


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that helm looks SAVAGE!! if you can pull that off it will look AMAZING! go for it! =D

by Altair on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 00:44
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Ohh hell yes, I'm going to try my best, I have an idea how to, just need to get the parts and see if it works!

by Sutekhian on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 01:10

Ooooh can't wait to see progress for this! Especially how you do the visor!! Good luck =)

by Ashika on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 19:24
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Going to be a while before I do it, but I'll post pics when I get on it :D

by Sutekhian on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 20:25

Nice. Good luck making the visor, man. That things going to be a bugger.

by MasterJh117 on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 21:32
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Aye it's gonna be hellish, I still haven't seen anyone finish one but I think I have a plan that may work...

by Sutekhian on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 10:43
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LOL. I can see the skull outline on your test EVA helm.
Awesome stuff so far. Can't wait to see your hi-res base, plus the finished helm. I agree with the above comments. it's gonna be a challenge for the visor, so good luck on your plan ^__^

by k4tt on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 10:52
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hehehh, had to do that for fun ;)
Thanks! I'll be having a break for a few months then starting up again when I have cash :)

by Sutekhian on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 13:10
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Oh crud! The meta from Red vs Blue. XD

The helmet looks brill so far.

Kind of wish I can do a Kabus. XD

by Mangamad on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 11:40
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Thanks Manga, that was just a test helm I built. Hopefully will be starting the proper build of the helmet in the next month or two :)

If you look on you'll find the High Def Mk VI patterns and one for a High Def Mk V helmet, combine the two, paint it blue and taadaa you have Caboose :D

by Sutekhian on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 14:05

Looking fantastic!! The detail is amazing! Can't wait to see more progress ^^ x

by Ashika on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 20:30
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Thanks Ashika :)

by Sutekhian on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 22:25

Damn, man! What do you use to make that? Your helmet, even though you said you pepped it, looks to be one smooth object!

by MasterJh117 on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 23:36
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200gsm card cut and folded to a custom pepakura file that a friend modelled for me. The helmet is pepped, then rondoed inside, bondoed outside, sanded smooth, re-bondoed again, sanded again, bondoed again and sanded again till it was about as smooth as I could get.

by Sutekhian on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 23:59

Well it sure shows! Very accurate. Well done :)

by MasterJh117 on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 12:16
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Thanks very much, am working on making this build much smoother than the last. I'm rather proud of the forearm, lovely smooth curves compared to the previous

by Sutekhian on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 12:26
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Brute Shot is looking goooooooood!!!
Keep up the great work.

by k4tt on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 13:51
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Thanks K4tt, doing what I can :D

by Sutekhian on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 17:18

this looks really amazing, i hope you don't mind me asking but how did you go making all this cause i'm trying to make a certain cosplay in a similar style of what you got, since it looks really amazing and really great work into it

by on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 00:50
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Hey Tiduus thanks :)And no probs, it was made out of card initially, I cut and glued patterns together then coated it in fiberglass resin to stiffen it a bit, then layered the inside with a mix of car body filler and fiberglass resin, covered the parts on the outside I wanted smooth with a thin layer of car body filler then sanded it down smooth with a mouse sander. Then painted it with car spray paint and a bit of awater-based crylic paint for the black / blue detailing

There's a load of guides and tutorials on in the Noob section, have a wee read and you'll get comprehensive guides :D

What are you planning that's similar?

by Sutekhian on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 01:21
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Mannnn these are just too cool.

How the hell you managed to do this i will never know!!

by isamiaella on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 02:30
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by MangaChild on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 12:43

Tis the Lancelot Albion from Code Geass

the way i'm having it worn is similar to what you are having done but the design is a little more complex xDD

and thanks for the advice, i'll have a look through that site when i'm not too busy atm

by on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 13:05
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This looks badass! xD

by Kinreal on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 13:13
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Sachiko, Manga and Plummer tyvm! Just time and patience, that's about 6 months work so far ;)

Tiduus ohhh nice! The Lancelot was awesome, good luck with it!

by Sutekhian on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 19:59
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Looking insane! I Cant wait to see it finished!!

What amazing patience you have!! >_<

by Alyx on Saturday, 25 June, 2011 - 21:19
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@Alyx tyvm! OMG at your Darth Talon, very awesome! Must have been an utter pain to get on and off? And the Bayonetta one is also damn cool :)

by Sutekhian on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 - 15:27
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THIS IS SOOOOOOOO AMAZING. mad props to you, well done!!! All the pieces are looking b-e-a-utifuuullll!!! :3

by Plasticsharkattack on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 00:19
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Thanks very much Plastic! :D

by Sutekhian on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 07:13
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Dude... O_O"
Phenomenal work!

by tripletriad on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 20:37
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Thanks! Experience has made a huge difference this time!

by Sutekhian on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 23:43
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Flippin heck! ..Seriously impressive. Umm what is 'Pepped' - how do you get to the life size print out part?

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 21:06
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Thanks Ranma. Pepped is made in Pepakura, a program for printing out papercraft patterns. I got the basic patterns from, changed the scale a bit to fit me, then printed it out piece by piece and stuck it together.

by Sutekhian on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 21:27
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Ah thanks. Are we limited to a list of existing patterns which somebody has already drawn up using Pepakura - like a library of existing files to ptrint off, rather than a software tool we can use to say put our own armour designs together??

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 20:10
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Basically yes, but if you're able to make 3D models in something like 3DS Max you can import them into Pepakura to use

by Sutekhian on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 21:20
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Ah ok thanks. Looks like I will have to go the old fashioned way with my armour making project then.

I look forward to seeing your finished costume at an Expo sometime. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 13:12
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is awesome

by zabuza89 on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 12:51

To-Do List

Finish pepping and bondoing the chest, left shin, right shoulder base, CQB helm and boots.HighIn Progress
Take mould of EVA Helm, create cast copies and work on the VisorMediumPlanned
Create foam inner-thigh sections for the thighpiecesMediumPlanned
Build strapping rig to hold the parts together from webbing and buckles.MediumPlanned
Pep, fill with foam, assemble and paint the Brute ShotLowIn Progress
Setup electronics rig and add acrylic sections where lights should beLowPlanned
Weathering and dirtying of the completed partsLowPlanned
Create small and less conspicuous purse type thing for keys / money / phone etc.LowPlanned


Lessons learned (Posted 15th August 2010)

I learned a lot from my Sarge cosplay.

Sizes: The shoulders need to be a bit bigger, as do the chest and thighs (the thigh pieces bit into the back of my knee terribly) and the glove pieces are ok but may be slightly better being a teensy bit bigger.

Smoothness: All in all the Sarge suit went down amazingly even with all it's imperfections, but it made me see for my own sake I really want to smooth the Meta hugely to get the right look in white!

Fastening: Big thing I learned was to make the fasteners tougher and more secured on. The chests upper fastener came apart at the end of the day as did the codpiece one. The idea since was to do a rig that sits on my shoulders, wraps round my chest and acts as an anchor point for the shoulders / cod / thighs. The calves also need something to hold them straight and up.

Padding / comfort: Overall I'm happy with the padding really! Could have been better but it served it's purpose and the only aches I have are muscles from 5 hours in the suit and a bit of wear on the back of my knees. One change I'd like to make would be to add in working fans to the helmet as it steamed up something awful.

All this is a learning experience for me, and it gives me a slightly better starting point for the Meta suit build... Temptation at the moment is to rebuild the t highs / shoulders slightly bigger and better smoothed, then cast them and make two sets, one white, one red. That way I can upgrade Sarge step by step and build the Meta...