Manticore
 


Costume :Golbez
Variant :((Retired))
Source :Final Fantasy Dissidia / IV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

The Darkness Blinds Me

Calling the Warriors!

The Shadow Calls

The Warriors of Dissidia

Do you know who I am?

Prepare yourself

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Around £150
Time Taken : 5 Months

Description
The Costume will include:

Head:
-Helmet
-Neck Guard

Body:
-Pauldrons
-Cape
-Chest plate
-Gauntlets

Bottoms:
-Skirting
-Boots
-Leg Plating


Comments

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Will Love to see This ^^

by Taldur on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 12:26
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Thank you dude. It's going to the October Masquerade at MCM. it's going to happen. mark my words!

by Manticore on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 12:34
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EPIC ^^ I'll be there for all 3 days ^^

by Taldur on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 12:35
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LIKE A BOWSE!!!! your gunna melt and im gunna freeze XD

by Zelda on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 12:39
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LOL Think about wearing Tights and stuff missy! LOL ....

Like a Bowse!? NO YOU'RE A MINT BOWSE!

by Manticore on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 12:54
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Epic! Can't wait to see this.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 15:25
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Dem gauntlets *_*

by tripletriad on Friday, 19 August, 2011 - 12:44
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Lol thanks =D hahaha Is that a good or bad thing?

by Manticore on Monday, 22 August, 2011 - 14:03
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Definitely good!

by tripletriad on Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 01:00
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I'm really loving the Gauntlet base! they look so pro and well made.

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 05:03
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i cant wait to see this all finished :D

by Leolarua on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 18:24
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Looking awesome, can't wait to see this finished! =]

by Kacela on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 12:57
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Fantastic progress. Looking forward to seeing this.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 16:31

This one is ambitous and that's aaaaawe-some. I particularly like the gauntlets, how you did that raised almost claw-like ribbing on the back of the hands. It looks like you could rake them against someone's face and come away with bits of said face, lol. I think you do interesting stuff (particularly curious to see how you will take on Kefka and the Bahamut Fayth) so I'm going to add you and keep an eye on your work.

by birds-hate-flying on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 15:15
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Thanks Birdie- I try to to do the ones No one has ever done before, since Thats the thing that gets the most praise! It's the same thing with your Anubis, I hope it goes well. I'm saving Bahamut Faith till last since it's going to be the piece the resistance.

The Ribbing was all Air Clay/Fimo and Glued on but the Claws themselves are we molded into the fabric.. Quite Fun!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 15:33
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Epic armour is looking epic. Hope i can see this in october mate! Skillz!

by Itami on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 16:05
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Looking E-P-I-C!!!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 17:55
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This is looking brilliant!

I love the detail

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 10 October, 2011 - 17:31
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Thanks guys! I'm pummelling through it with your support. Couldn't do it without you guys and girls cheering me on! =D

by Manticore on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 22:21
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i seriously cant wait to see this in person at the Expo dude! :)

by Sketch McDraw on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 00:52
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And your Cloud too! I'm practically Squealling =D

by Manticore on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 01:22
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Looking good - can't wait to see it finished.

by Xiao-Lang on Friday, 21 October, 2011 - 10:10
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AMazing work. I love watching cosplays progress. Is this for Saturday or Sunday?

by Nomes on Friday, 21 October, 2011 - 10:24
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The helmet looks fantastic! You're definitely number 1 on my list of people to glomp =D

by WarriorTeddy on Friday, 21 October, 2011 - 11:02
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Looking epic!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 21 October, 2011 - 16:02
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Thank you guys- it's really cheered me on. It put me down so much seeing the results that I felt depressed and stopped for a day. It's all functional now just need to combine it and see How the elements work-

Nomes: it's for Saturday afternoon/Sunday so hopefully it should be active by then. Thanks again love! You've all been awesome!

by Manticore on Saturday, 22 October, 2011 - 02:35
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Oooh, very impressive! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 16:31
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so glad you managed to finish it all! it looks great :)

by Leolarua on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 18:38
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Not my best work and to be honest there's a lot to work on! Thanks guys! =D

by Manticore on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 23:28
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This was AMAZING! So happy I saw this at Expo! 8D

by tripletriad on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 14:13
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lol random photobombing cloud
It was great seeing your Golbez upclose and it was even more fun trying to stab you in the tummy :D

by WarriorTeddy on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 17:01
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Lol I actually didn't feel that at all... All that Padding... It smelled like Cats which was the most peculiar thing.

Thanks Dude! So glad I did this though

by Manticore on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 18:21
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Wooooow! That is amazing! I wish I could make something like that! I envy your armour making skills! X3

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 12 November, 2011 - 20:43
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Oh wow! This is pretty awesome! Fantastic armour making skills!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 12 November, 2011 - 20:50
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Thanks girls!

It'll only get better! =D thank you!

by Manticore on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 - 03:49
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This cosplay is awesome! Not many people take on these big ones so PROPS to ya. :) ..Haha did you take anyone out with those pauldrons of death? I know I moved right out the way when you came past :P :P

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 14:06
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I did definitely take out alot of people! Alot! I want to try and make this again! But thank you so much you don't know how much your comment has made me feel better about Golbez. I love this Cosplay bier I didn't feel like I did it justice.

On the side note I skewered a few of those girls at Britains Next Top Model Convention Lol made room for prettier people like you =D

by Manticore on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 20:40
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I feel that way about some of my costumes..I know I can improve them cuz often I rushed just to get them wearable for Expo. So yeah by all means improve and make Golbez even more impressive.. Revamped costumes ftw. :) ..maybe make the shoulder spikes a bit more con friendly somehow. eg springy, or remade fusing latex covered sponge. You could add a computer fan in the helmet too for fresh cooling air in. ..just some ideas. :)
(Naww thanks for the compliment. =D )

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 23:20
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I thought about the foam actually. We'll see how it goes if I decide Foam again. To be honest I want to go the other way and go for Fibre Glass and Cast Resin, rescale it and add Air Holes for Air con... And computer fans would do marvellously! This was what I was thinking but I had neon lights and so forth. Blah blah technical do ha.

I'll try again, Con friendly isn't what I'd go for. Because everyone knows the risks and so do I- I avoid other peoples master prices the should do the same.

Thanks again dude!

by Manticore on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 23:50
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if you redo Golbez, i may be tempted to do dark night Cecil.

by Sketch McDraw on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 00:12
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You're ON! 2013

by Manticore on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 01:03
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Freaking amaaaaaazing~ I can tell you put a hell of a lot of work into this (and it paid off! ^^)
Kudos to you dude, I don't think I'd even know where to start with a costume like this! :D

by Natsumi on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 01:17
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*blush* Not alot of Girls can make me do that. Thanks- Alot of it didn't go well but that's most cosplayers for you.
Thanks again. Time and effort was one of the things I did have much off- but fear...always the fear of this mighty warlock!

by Manticore on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 01:21
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Kuja had to hold his manly penis down at this sexiness. .. I MEAN. ER. YES, AMAZING WORK!!

by Kaerith on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 12:36
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OH MY GOD I WALKED PAST YOU AND I WAS LIKE 'im scared to get a picture' LMAO

haha thanks for the comment on dante btw :P

FFFFF i'll teach you about dem abs if you teach me HOW THE HELL YOU MADE THIS.

dayum. x

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 23:49
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WHY THE HELL DIDNT YOU COME AND SAY HI YOU LUNATIC!!

God it is a deal!!! DEAL!!!

by Manticore on Sunday, 11 December, 2011 - 02:53
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OH MAN HAVE YOU JUST STARTED A COMMENT WAR?

I'M SO READY FOR THIS.

ok maybe im not xD

I WANTED TO BUT I WAS LIKE SCARED IT'D BE LIKE

'Hi! Your cosplay is aw-*killed*' D:

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 11 December, 2011 - 03:18
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Hahahah that's Ironic because I was the same way when Golbez was first being entertained and I was like....

"Fffuuuuu How am I going to do this"

And now ive learned so much about Golbez and he's the biggest teddy bear in the world next to Jecht..
And an even bigger irony- I am too supposedly =D

by Manticore on Sunday, 11 December, 2011 - 20:05
 

To-Do List

GauntletsHighComplete
Make the Skeleton FrameHighComplete
BootsHighPlanned
Solidify Structure of Armour HighPlanned
Form the Body Suit StructureHighPlanned
Add Unique Special FeaturesHighPlanned

Journal

Boots Complete! (Posted 23rd October 2011)

Not as Proud of the kneepads though but I love the combo together! =D

Knee Guards Complete! (Posted 23rd October 2011)

I'm pretty proud of these so far! =D

WIG WIG WIG! It's HERE (Posted 21st October 2011)

Loving the wig... It's so Theodor! Really I am! Just need to make sure its Hairsprayed in! =D

Getting Shirty with this! (Posted 21st October 2011)

So the Shirt is actually done, but it does need the biceps and arms done...As in.. Put the blue (will anyone really notice)

Helmet in the works! (Posted 15th October 2011)

Might need another Neck brace..>.<

Booties! (Posted 15th October 2011)

These things are gonna make me walk like a penguin despite Golbez supposedly meant to be the most agile of the armoured cast >_>

Skirting Pieces (Posted 15th October 2011)

So This is the piece that I've been looking forward to! And So far this was sections without connections

Skirting! (Posted 10th October 2011)

....This bit is trolling me severely but its getting there slowly. Need to paint sections and get the back done as well, once it's made and then onot the boots and kneepads =D Wahey!

Pauldrons COMPLETE! (Posted 29th September 2011)

Needing Car Lacquer but otherwise! It's looking Awesome!

Nearly there with the Right one (Posted 28th September 2011)

Just needs the Black Paint to add Levels and Texture

Gauntlets well on their way! (Posted 28th September 2011)

It just needs it's hooks and it's good to go!

Pauldrons Pauldrons Pauldrons! (Posted 26th September 2011)

So After a couple of Paint jobs... I manage to get the right one perfect...Ish... And the left one.. WELL that one is a Bitch on its own.. Going well though! Don't Mind Jenovas-Angel in the Background painting my Guantlet hands =D

The Other Gauntlet Falls! (Posted 22nd September 2011)

So after finding out the shape of the gauntlet, I copied it again..>.< It's missing an Actual section across the gaurds but if I sectioned it anymore I'd look...Dwarfed in the hands.. And I'm also skint for Materials lol! Make do with what you got as they say =D

The Gauntlet LIVES (Posted 18th September 2011)

I know its only the left one, but once I can do the left, the right will be easier to do... because I hate doing right hand side parts with left hands... but its looking SUUUUWWWEEET!

And the Pauldrons get mounted (Posted 18th September 2011)

So I've been having real difficulty with the mount for the pauldrons for the the last how long, and I started with a Yoke system which slowly failed, so then I thought... BACKPACK!... And a bit of Jigsaw playmat lol. End result is Here! Oh and for shits and giggles.. The Helmet too.. BY GOT I'm 6ft 3 with the Helmet on... Wait till I put the shoes I've got on It boots my to 5'10 Already... God it made me smile!

The Knee Pads Skeletoned (Posted 14th September 2011)

Now that the framing for one is up, just need the framing for the other

Skirts AHOY! (Posted 14th September 2011)

This is the bit I actually am having trouble with. Boots - Fine! Shoulders...Meh get there.. Chestplate, not a problem BUT EFFING SKIRTING.... Grr and I was looking so forward to it!

Feeling Horny? (Posted 14th September 2011)

Interestingly enough this was covered in Camping Matt from the £1 store and filled with Expanding foam.. I have yet to fill the visor but once its done.. BOY is it going to be sweet!

The Gauntlets Fleshed! (Posted 14th September 2011)

These.. Made out of Airclay, are solid rock babies, the only thing is, it feels delicate... But strong at the same time... What a funny and very true Antithesis to Golbez

Left Pauldron Fleshed (Posted 14th September 2011)

Same Theory, only much Scarier.. How the devil am I gonna mount this thing? And better yet! Whom will I end up taking out?

Right Pauldron Fleshed (Posted 14th September 2011)

Fleshed with PVA, Polyfilla and Newspaper, it's now hard as a rock and makes me a little scared in case I take someone out

Helmet Skeleton up! (Posted 14th September 2011)

Made from the same concept with the Pauldrons

Skeletons up! (Posted 14th September 2011)

Made from Garden Wire and Gutter Gaurd, these are the two Pauldrons for Golbez