The costume has many features that had made this 6 month project into a nightmare;
-Jointed front stilts
-Built in drinks container
-Free moving tail
-Wet-look nose and mouth/teeth/tongue
-Remote controlled blinking animatronic
-Remote controlled snarling animatronic
-Seperate fur and body padding for easier maintenence
-Cooling fan in neck
The Background Story of the Character
FENRIS - He goes by many names; Fenrir, Fenrisúlfr, Hróðvitnir or Vánagandr.
Fenris is the oldest son of Loki (the norse god of mischief), he is a gigantic creature in the shape of a wolf. There was a prophecy that Fenris would one day destroy the world, leading the other gods to fear him and eventually chain him up.
(Full story @ http://www.pantheon.org/articles/f/fenrir.html)
Since I have never attempted to create a quadsuit before I can proudly admit that I have been asking advice from people and my thanks goes to:
-Zabuza89 (On CI)
-HatsuneHawke (On CI)
-My tutors of Worcester College of Technology
|Figure out and make the harness for the wings||High||Complete|
|Design the stilt base||Low||Complete|
|Figure out the mechanism for the wings||Low||Complete|
|Make eyes and eyelids||Low||Complete|
|Make/Mold the teeth and mouth||Low||Complete|
|Make the nose||Low||Complete|
|Figure out how to do realistic blinking||Low||Complete|
|Figure out the nose snarling motion||Low||Complete|
|Design the tribal pattern to be used on the fur||Low||Complete|
|See if lighting the costume is pratical and affordable||Low||Complete|
|Figure out how to make the ears move||Low||Complete|
|Figure out the jaw movement and attatching it to the helmet||Low||Complete|
|Figure out the body padding||Low||Complete|
|Test rear stilt idea||Low||Complete|
|Make front stilt base||Low||Complete|
For Sale (Posted 2nd November 2011)
I have had to make a hard decision, to sell my baby boy!
Unfortunatly money is tight at the moment, and I'm going to struggle making a new costume before I can sell another one.
For details on the features of the costume look at the information tab above.
If you are interested, would like more information or more photos please feel free to contact me on email@example.com
(I will at some point upload a video of how the costume moves)
Expo Success (Posted 2nd November 2011)
Fenris has finally made it out of the house and all the way to London!
I wore him in the evening on Saturday and the whole day on Sunday. Scaring small children has started to become a hobby of mine at expo! *cheeky grin* I love standing still and waiting for them to come close before roaring and haing my mum do the remote control snarl,,, priceless.
Revival of my Baby (Posted 22nd October 2011)
After re-finding myself I have re-found this costume and realised that the rush to get it finished within the three months for college meant that alot of corners were cut.
I'm delving back into my dear boy and giving him alot of touch-up's:
- Fixing the animatronics (as someone appears to have stood on his head while in storage)
- Finally sorting out the wings, although the mechanics to amke them move up and down also appear to have broken and unless I want to start again aren't fixable.
- Re-doing the tail so it stick out from the body giving it more relistic movement when walking
- Updating the paint job
- Adding chains and shackles to make the cosplay more fitting to the characters storyline. Also to help hide the joins in the costume.
- Giving him one hell of a grooming session to sort out his fur >.>
Eyes (Posted 14th April 2011)
I was origionally just going to have pure white eyes, using a white bin liner over a glass lense. However after playing around with some glue I found it dried, leaving an almost crystal look, so I decided to use this instead. Unfortunatly I can't seem to get a photo of how it acctually looks in person, but hopefuly the pictures give some idea.
Teeth (Posted 13th April 2011)
Spent about 2 days overall trying to get these teeth to look half decent.
Problems Before Even Starting (Posted 23rd March 2011)
okay, so I have 2 months to make this beast.
I started the stilts a few days ago and finished what I thought would look good, however after taking the stilts into college my teacher pointed out the designs flaws. So with the first few days of constructing being a waste of time I am now back to square one.
However this could have been a blessing in disguise as a friend has shown me an even better, more realistic way to make quadsuit stilts. So I am starting again tommorow, and hopefully I can get this design to work. Luckily I hadn't spent too much money on the PVC piping stilt method, so I'm not too fussed.