Jenrawr
 


Costume :Jak
Variant :'Mark 1'
Source :Jak 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

Huntin' MetalHeads

Hero Gets the Girl

You Ready?

Hey Jak.. ; )

Jak and Ashelin

Jak 3 Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : too much
Time Taken : a good few months

Description
I've been wanting to do a Jak cosplay for quite some time and now that I feel I've got enough experience in making certain things, I'm going to give it a shot.

EDIT
Changed my mind and am now making Jak 3 instead.



EDIT (as of 16th Jan 2012)
decided to make this my 'Mark 1' version of Jak, as I am currently remaking a few things and adding more too it. Just figured it'd be easier for me to keep them separate.

Comments

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I can't wait to see this in October! It's going to be epic. And welcome to the J&D group. It's slowly growing and hopefully by October we'll have a great character selection.

by Nomes on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 08:47
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I love this series sooo much, can't wait to see it!

by Versipellis on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 13:19
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Same here! Such good games : D
Thanks!

by Jenrawr on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 19:28
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The progress is looking great! I'm loving the wig dying.

by Nomes on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 20:01
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Simple yet effective armour, impressive. Look forward to seeing the rest.

by theKillingDoll on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 16:08
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The armour's looking great! How did you get such a smooth finish from cardboard?

by Nomes on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 01:14
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Really can't wait to see this! :)

by ember329 on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 01:36
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Thanks guys!

And Nomes, its because I put a coat of light weight clay over it, the cardboard is just the base to give it its shape. Makes it sturdy and means i can sand it to a nice smooth finish :)

Its how I make all my weapons for other cosplays.

by Jenrawr on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 11:52
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Looking good!

by Nomes on Thursday, 20 October, 2011 - 13:25
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This looked amazing!! I was too shy to ask for a photo though >//<

by CharlieDoryRose on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 17:00
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oh you silly thing! I would have been more than happy to have a photo! : D

by Jenrawr on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 19:53
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I had a fabulous time on Saturday and your Jak is amazing. The wig is perfect. I can't begin to imagine how long it took to colour.

by Nomes on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 21:09
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You look really epic, that wig is just <3 Gotta love Jak!

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 19:25
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: D thanks you. That wig caused many hours of grief, but how I love it so XD

by Jenrawr on Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 19:34
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So much awesome *_* Makes me so happy to see a Jak cosplay!

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 22:36
 

Journal

Clay (Posted 17th October 2011)

Just a photo to show you the clay I use to get such a nice finish on the armour and what it looks like before I sand it.

Chest Piece (Posted 29th September 2011)

Got all the cardboard done for this, finally! Darn work stealing all my time. Been at work almost non stop for the last 7 days. Finally got a day off tomorrow to spend catching up on all the cosplay that needs doing. I'm so behind now I'm not really sure I'm going to get everything done in time now :/ Just under a month to go and I've still got way too much to do. Gonna make the most of this day off as I dont know when I'll have another one.
Keep on truckin!

Wig Styling (Posted 6th September 2011)

Still needs alot of work as the hair just doesnt seem to stay where I want it, no matter how long I leave it hanging upside down to dry when I check it just sags almost back to the way it was. Rather annoying but I'll get there, I've styled Axel wigs for crying out loud! They were supposed to be dificult! XD

Wig (Posted 31st August 2011)

The wig arrived the other day and today I've started dying it. Once I've got the majority of that done I'm going to start styling it and cutting most of the hair off as its a bit too long at the moment.

Dont mind the wig head, I got bored XD

EARS! :D (Posted 23rd August 2011)

Woohoo, started on the ears! I was getting tired of the armour and needed something else to work on for a while because I wasn't putting the effort into the armour.
So anyways, heres Jaks ears. They are so huge, you cant tell from the photo but they look huge on me! XD But once I get my wig sorted they shouldn't look so big as the hair itself will stand up quite a bit.
The masking tape is temporary until I start glueing them. Just stuck them together for a bit to make sure they look alright.

Arm Pieces (Posted 19th August 2011)

One down, one to go. These took a while as I had to figure out how to make them work as from what I can see from the Jak 3 Model Viewer, In Game, it is basically 4 seperate pieces all somehow joined together. In the end I made it so it was 4 seperate pieces each overlapping the one below. If that makes any sense! :P Had to get the glue gun out for these as the masking tape wasn't holding up very well.

I'll be able to make them look more rounded and pretty once I get to the claying stage. I hate how rough they look this early on, but I know they'll look alright when I finally finish.

Shoulder Armour (Posted 19th August 2011)

Got the shoulder armour templates finished. Didn't take as long as I thought it would which is good. Means I might actually get this finished in time! XD
Once I've got all the templates done its onto the paper mache and clay! woop! Still alot to do...

Right, onto the arm pieces next.

Material Gathering (Posted 9th August 2011)

Raided Hobby Craft's Sale for various things.
Craft foam for ears and various other little details.
Felt material for the undersides of the armour for when I need to attach it to the rest of the costume.
Polystyrene ring for the metal ring on Jaks chest, can't believe I actually found something perfect for it. Was worried I'd have to try and make one from scratch!
Red material for Jak's scarf/shawl thingy.