DarkerLink
 


Costume :Bahamut
Source :Final Fantasy X
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2012


Costume Photos

In the field

Power

reaching out

You summoned me?

come here

Bringer of storms

ready

Standing proud

Come on!

With his summoner

Because there is nothing scarier than a dragon with an anchor!

Bahamut

 


Costume Information

Description
This... is going to be insane!

Comments

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this will be intresting to see :)

by Fishyfins on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 23:11
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This is going to be amazing ^^

by Zelda on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 23:14
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This will be interesting to see! :3

by DuskatNight on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 23:26
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This will be epic to see. Can't wait to see how your going to put this together.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 00:25
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Wow! We're going to have a kick ass dragon from the FF series. O.O

Good luck with the designs, Sweety. ^^b

by Mangamad on Saturday, 3 September, 2011 - 09:41
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Cant wait to see pics, this will be awesome!

by Sakura_Blue on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 16:21
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i hope this works out because it looks like such a good idea to do :)

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 12 November, 2011 - 14:15
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WOAH. Good luck!! I'll be very much looking forward to seeing it completed!! *_*

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 12 November, 2011 - 14:38

You are crazy. Crazy awesome that is. Very interested to see how you work this design into costume.

by birds-hate-flying on Saturday, 12 November, 2011 - 19:55
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Now this will be crazy cool to see, eeeee excited for you :D

by Ash Bunny on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 - 12:27
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I'm loving all the summoners that people are doing recently, can't wait to see this one. Bahamut is one of my favourites in all the FF games :D

by Kata-san on Monday, 26 December, 2011 - 23:50
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Amazing idea . Hope it all comes together . ( had to friend u so I can keep a eye on your progress)

by Tedward on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 21:12
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Looking AMAZING! Absolutely Amazing! Keep it up, let me know if I can be of assistance

by Manticore on Tuesday, 17 January, 2012 - 16:14
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This looks like it's gonna be epic! can't wait to see it ^^

by Reagen_Winged on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 19:15
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FFX Bahamut is best Bahamut. Looking good so far. Gonna be great when it's finished I think. :)

by SilentDragonfly on Saturday, 12 May, 2012 - 19:55
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omg omg omg yeeeey looking ace face

by J-Po on Sunday, 24 June, 2012 - 20:32
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loving how this looks

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 24 June, 2012 - 22:44
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Awesome! my jaw dropped to the floor

by TojaReos on Sunday, 24 June, 2012 - 22:52
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This is looking so amazing, I really hope I get to see this! Which day are you wearing it, at Amecon?

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 10:23
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Its going to be on Saturday for the masquerade :)

by DarkerLink on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 16:25
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Omgosh! You're amazingly skilled! This is going to be a breath taking costume!

by ElegantAura on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 22:34
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I just wanna hug you! ElegantAura took the words out of my
Mouth! I wish I was a summoner for this day!

by Manticore on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 23:13
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Amazing!~ I really can't wait to see this =D

by SilveraDestinova on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 23:36
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That head looks awesome! Can't wait to see this in person.

by Kata-san on Saturday, 28 July, 2012 - 17:17
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I am in such awe of this *_* Totally fan-girling all over it!! Words cannot describe how skilled you are!

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 28 July, 2012 - 20:49
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just wow <3
This is looking brilliant! Looking forward to seeing it at amecon :)

by p-chan on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 - 10:58
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Progress is looking absolutely amazing :) Can't wait to see it all together :)

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 - 13:25
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Wipps look good! Can't wait to see the finished product! What a choice!!! :)

by Afireinsidegirl on Monday, 30 July, 2012 - 07:51
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OH my goodness O_O I'm so blown away by the effort you're putting into this! This is gonna be super amazing when it's all finished <3

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 30 July, 2012 - 21:11
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I have been waiting for someone do this character justice! And I think you're gonna blow justice out of the water from whats going on in the progress pics! Please tell me you're going to enter for the Euro cosplay comp?

by Sammykins on Monday, 30 July, 2012 - 21:44
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Thanks everyone :) Im not actually entering Euro with this, couple of reasons (I really dont go in for competitions and the idea of being in a europe wide competition scares me witless, and also the reason I made this is so I can go on stage with a friend as an epic group at october expo, which couldnt happen if I went for euro)
So excited to wear it though!

by DarkerLink on Tuesday, 31 July, 2012 - 06:45
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This is looking great!

by Relion on Thursday, 2 August, 2012 - 19:00
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crap meeeeee thats epic

by J-Po on Thursday, 2 August, 2012 - 19:32
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I am so impressed with everything you've done so far. I wish you were entering EuroCos as you'd rock it and would love to see you be our finalist haha! But seriously cannot wait to see it live and looking forward for your group in October *____*
I may just fangirl like crazy when I see this in person <333

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 2 August, 2012 - 19:44
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Wow that is impressive!

by NuFenix on Thursday, 2 August, 2012 - 20:08
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This is looking amazing so far!

by BlueberryTale on Thursday, 2 August, 2012 - 22:04
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I love this ♥ looks like a lot of work .... !!!!

mahh is that a dog basket there???
I love dogs ;O; ;O; ;O; !!!
*RANDOM~

by KC-HOME on Saturday, 4 August, 2012 - 19:36
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WOW!
Looking awesome so far!

by Acanatane on Saturday, 4 August, 2012 - 21:14
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This is looking absolutely incredible!! The detail is amazing, can't wait to see the finished result! =)

by MissColzyChan on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 - 15:02
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This is INCREDIBLE! I cannot wait to see this. You are amazing! <3

by Keekal on Monday, 6 August, 2012 - 19:40
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Wow, the whole thing together looks simply spectacular - I love the scales and the colours of it :)

by Zelvyne on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 17:22
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There isn't a word for how many feelings I have for this. xD You really did set one heck of a high bar for the rest of us FFR'ers! It's stunning! The wings especially. And you were amazing in the masquerade. Well, amazing in general actually, because the amount of us that stopped dead and just stared was uncanny. I love this so much. Lend me your skills, oh mighty builder of masterpieces!

by Nymphie on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 17:46
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So... Shiny... I love it! I'm so glad you won an award for it, definitely well deserved <3

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 17:51

That shit must-have-been-heavy.

The result is fantastic, well done!!!

-Clio

by phixix on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 18:40
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This costume was amazing. Wish I had managed to get a photo with you. Well done though.

by Queen Yam on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 19:20
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FUCK ME. THIS IS INSANELY AWESOME.

by Kerhys on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 19:22
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Amazing work!!!

by Tedward on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 19:34
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It was interesting to see....

MY GOD YOU ROCK!!!!!

by Fishyfins on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 21:05
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This is so unbelievably epic, loved it at Ame!!!!! :)

by Afireinsidegirl on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 23:18
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This is so impressive! I particularly like how many techniques and materials you’ve made use of, your expanding wings, the gorgeous paint job and how well you could walk in the stilts. Fantastic work!

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 20:51
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This is completely and utterly breath taking, you have done an astounding job!!

by JustPeachy on Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 22:46
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So so soooo awesome!! I really wish I could have seen this in person!

by MissColzyChan on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 14:57
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Incredible work, the tricks you've used to keep the proportions right are inspiring, I'm blown away!

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 15:03
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Oh my god, wow. Just wow. I can't think of any other words to say how mind blowing this is!

by CaptainKurfuffle on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 21:06
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This is so amazing and impressive! You did an incredible job! :D

by BlueberryTale on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 21:17
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Oh dear lord, I could die happy now! This looks flipping amazing!

by DuskatNight on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 21:27
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OMG that's amazing!!!!

by Acanatane on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 22:36
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This was epic! Fantastic. Well done. Effort always pays off. 10/10.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 23:33
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Holy crap! This is so amazing, really well done!

by Relion on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 00:09
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FC BRFGLBRVW5FYURLOGFVSR
This defies words
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome!

by TheStarlightFairy on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 00:21
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This is incredible! Seriously epic, wow *__*

by KiraraYumi on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 10:05
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I loved this - it looked fantastic! ^^
Great work! Although I didn't get to see all that much of it in motion (being in the masquerade also), it is a lovely and very well-made costume and I look forward to seeing it again in the future. :)

by Refira on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 13:00
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This was absolutely fantastic to see in the flesh! Well done! You did this perfectly and you should be really proud of yourself hun :)

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 21:52
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Absolutly stunning. So amazing and a whole new level of cosplay. Totally out of this world fabulous :D I love it.

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 20 August, 2012 - 02:25
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This was absolutely amazing!

by Deathblow_Prime on Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 22:17
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absolutely stunning! would have loved to have seen this up close :3
seriously amazing!!

by kitty on Saturday, 25 August, 2012 - 16:23
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You are now my cosplay god oTL

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 25 August, 2012 - 16:57
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This is awesome.

by Alias Cosplay on Saturday, 25 August, 2012 - 18:42
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HNNGGG!... I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THE SPLEDIFISPECTACULAJUBILATIVELIEXCLAMARORACIOUSLY Amazingness of this damned costume!

by Manticore on Saturday, 25 August, 2012 - 23:25
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Why is this not the uk entry for the championship ! Simply stunning Work and commitment !

by Tedward on Saturday, 25 August, 2012 - 23:57
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WHY HAVE I NOT COMMENTED ON THIS

WELL I HAVE NOW

Dilandau loves Bahamut 5eva

by Freyarule on Sunday, 26 August, 2012 - 22:24
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So much love for this, extra love for having Belgemine guide you in the masq

by Leonie Heartilly on Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 - 00:36
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SWEET MOTHER OF YUNA!!! This is brilliantly fantastically amazing <333

by WarriorTeddy on Friday, 5 October, 2012 - 17:28
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Grats on the showcase! Very deserved this is epic!!

by Afireinsidegirl on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 17:27
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Im surprised this wasn't a showcase already! Such amazing work!
Congratulations on the showcase!!! :D

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 21:08
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Finally showcased, about time!!! This costume is GOD. <3

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 21:26
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Well, that's just absurdly brilliant.

by magsul on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 23:17
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congrats on the showcase! well deserved!

by Leolarua on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 23:50
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This is like the most epic cosplay anyone's ever done ever *_* Loved it at amecon and well deserved showcase!

by kunoichi-me on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 00:15
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Hehe, about time this was showcased! XD congrats my dearie! <3

by Freyarule on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 08:38
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geez! this is incredible. congrats on a clearly well deserved showcase! x

by loramarsden on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 11:19
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oh my god this is incredible, the character and costume don't look to be my sort of thing, but I do like to give credit to people who make these incredible things. Are you going into Euor cosplay becuase you should!

by Tracy on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 15:14
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So glad that this got a showcase. So well deserved. Congratulations.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 17:42
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This is.... insane! My hat's of to you!

by Chickenbits on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 16:10
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this is really amazing! it was great to see at expo! x

by kaasutii on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 16:53
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Congratulations on getting this showcased - it's about time! :D

by Sketch McDraw on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 - 03:24

Epic man, You taking this masterpiece to any cons rest of the year

by StarDriver on Saturday, 23 March, 2013 - 00:18
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wow, thats alot of work. great job :D

by Kyuipo on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 16:22
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wooow this is brilliant!

by cookie on Saturday, 30 March, 2013 - 02:24
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Fantastic work as always babes!

by Chibi on Sunday, 26 May, 2013 - 23:51
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I remember seeing this costume, I struggled to pick my jaw up from the floor. This really is the best cosplay of Bahamut I have ever seen.

by Elfsire on Monday, 18 August, 2014 - 21:48
 

Journal

Completed! (well, at least till expo!) (Posted 6th August 2012)

Ok did another full rehersal (including standing around in it for a good while) and have made the adjustments required from that!

Im calling it done - well at least until I start remaking parts of it to make it better!

Completed!?!?!? (Posted 4th August 2012)

I think... my cosplay is now complete! I did a dress rehersal today where I picked up quite a few things I wanted to change and improve, but think I have done all of those improvements now! Tomorrow will do another full test, and try and stay in costume a bit longer (today just got into it and into the garden for photos and it started to rain! typical!)

Won't post the pics till after Amecon though, which is there the grand unveiling will occur!

so almost there! (Posted 29th July 2012)

Really wanted to do another update because I believe I have hit an important milestone - all the armoured bit is basically done (apart from a few discretionary tweaks I can make! Ive also managed to fasten the big wings onto the aluminium a lot more strongly, and build up those strange hooked wing tips for the top!

Ive cut out all the silver spiky bits coming off those wing tips, and will be painstakingly covering them with aluminum foil at work tomorrow... and the day after... and the day after.... sigh! At home in the evenings will probably do those discretionary bits, or bits for other cosplays, then on thursday.... amybe I can actually finish!

head: 100%
neck: 60% (want to add scales)
torso: 100%
claws: 80% (want to add scales to the gloves)
harness: 100%
Wings: 75% (Just putting them together)
legs: 100%
tail: 100%
stilts: 100%

going well (Posted 28th July 2012)

Ok wow its coming together! Yesterday I completely made the head :) Really proud of it, it worked really well I think! I also painted the gold disk (still not happy with it, but no time to remake it. last week I made the legs of the costume, and made the neck (without scales at the moment but that will change.
I also tried to attach the wings to the harness and put on - rather heavy got to say! Luckily the harness is really good (particularly the bit that goes over the bum which helps support the weigh) so I felt like I would be able to wear it for a decent amount of time!
This morning I have finished off the stilts (apart from some velcro which keeps unsticking so will be sewing/gluing that - then want to add some tweaks to the wing design and start putting it together!

head: 100%
neck: 60%
torso: 100% (though could add more if time)
harness: 100%
Wings: 75%
legs: 95%
tail: 90%
stilts: 98%

Bahamut - race to the finish! (Posted 22nd July 2012)

Well, been working non stop it seems on Bahamut! I have achieved a lot, but the more I do the more I see what else needs to be done!

Since the last entry I have finished off the wing harness (except that I need to fix the rotating bit since one of the bolts has tightened and now wont rotate)- Ive made all the "tentacle feathers" from cardboard, fillet them with expanding foam and painted them - although I am now at the stage where I need to work out what to make the main substance of the wing from so that I can attach them. I also need to finish off the wing tops including the silver spiky bits, but hoping I can get a polystyrene ring tomorrow!
Other progress is the claws - finished them off and attached them - the ones for the hands are cast polyeurethane, the feet ones are foam (since I made my cast ones too small and not enough stuff to make them all again!
Ive also actually repainted pretty much everything to make the blue tint a lot stronger - think it helps :)
So, today I am going to work on finishing up the stilts, then making either the leg pieces or (if I think of a good idea at least) the bigger wings. If I need a break from all this construction may take a whack at making the neck though!

Ive also booked two days off work to help me finish the costume (as a bit behind schedule) so hoping I can get it finished in time!

head: 10%
neck: 0%
torso: 100% (though could add more if time)
harness: 100%
Wings: 70%
legs: 20%
tail: 90%
stilts: 80%

Quite a way in - maybe half way? (Posted 6th July 2012)

Well, been working on this for a while: my current position is as follows:
wood part of stilt done but needs some adjustment as too long
some partial foam coverage of stilt done
Most of arm stuff is done, but could add more if time
torso basically done
most of tail done apart from where it attaches to the body
pauldrons are made but need more painting
corset harness for wings made

This weekend will be finishing off quite a few of these bits, but mostly completing the wing harness (including fibreglassing a copy of my back, screwing wood on and finishing the aluminium frame) Also hope to do a draft up of the neck to make sure it works, and start work on the legs/top bit of tail.

Need to get going! (Posted 6th May 2012)

Well, Progress on this ground to a halt while doing stuff for minami and kita, but need to get going again! Ive ordered stuff for casting the claws which I am going to attempt (no biggie if it doesnt work since Ill just use foam instead, but seems a good opportunity to give it a go!
Also need to get a heat gun for the foam, but Ill be starting to draft out some of the patterns methinks, and also may start building up the foam torso

Stilts (Posted 17th January 2012)

Well, interesting news is that I have finished off the stilts! (well, except some small adjustments I am planning!)
Had a go walking round the garden in them, I can manage steps as long as I can go slow, and the steps are wide enough - theyre pretty big and heavy and I think adding the weight of the tail and wings will be... interesting, but I have made them stable as possible and quite conservative I think!

Bahamut small progress (Posted 26th December 2011)

Really into bahamut atm - have been making bits for the lower arms, my navy blue zentai suit arrived, and I have made the bits for the tops of the large wings (well, still need to seal and paint them, but structurally done!
Hoping to get started on the digitgrade stilts tomorrow so should be fun!

Sadly not much I can do after that as need more materials, namely aluminum for wing structure, plastazote sheets for the armour, and more

head wip (Posted 13th November 2011)

ok I caved, and started making a mock up of the head... kinda happy with how this is turning out!

Bahamut - begin! (Posted 12th November 2011)

Ok so I have oficially started on Bahamut! My main first priorities are to get the structure and mechanism of the wings working first so that I can check weight and movement, and also to build a pair of digitgrade stilts to see how difficult or unstable they make walking. If they are ok I shall then combine the two to see how difficult/stable they are with huge wing structures on my back!

Sigh... this is gonna take a long time!