Costume :Damon Baird
Source :Gears of War 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

So good, I should charge admission.




Best Expert Group!

Gears on masquerade

Original Delta Squad

Group Shot


Costume Information

Awards : MCM Expo May 2012 - Best group in expert


Had a fantastic time wearing this at MCM Expo May 2012 with a great group of fellow gears fans and cosplayers!

Sam Bryne - FusionRose
Augustus Cole - WarriorTeddy
Marcus Fenix - Youngy638
Clay Carmine - Kata-san

to name the few with CI accounts!

Myself and FusionRose will be remaking our boots and making some changes to the armour in order to wear our GOW3 cosplays for LFCC


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This will be the most uncomfortable cosplay we have ever done, but at the same time the most epic xD x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 15:41
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I saw you were doing this from FusionRose's profile! I can't wait to see your progress. I really really want to do a Gears character, probably one of the carmines so I can make a helmet but I've got cosplay obligations already for next year :( I would've loved a group photo or something

by Kata-san on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 17:29
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COG Armour FTW This will be great :D

by Taldur on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 09:42
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Gunna be MINT!!

by youngy638 on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 11:47
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This is going to be epic, I can't wait to see it. I so love gears and COG amour is just so damn cool.

by hakuloveszabuza on Saturday, 24 September, 2011 - 18:50
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This will be Awesomelicious!!
I really need to play the game. Can I maybe join in as Augustus Cole

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 11:01
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by Numta on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 11:16
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Sweet! You're on!

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 12:03
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Awesomeee!!! I Love GOW, I was thinking of doing Samantha or my own GOW character... I can't wait to see your progress!! ^^

by Athora.x on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 23:04
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We are looking at getting a group together for May expo 2012! your more than welcome to join us =D

by Numta on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 11:32
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*sees retro lancers in journal* *screams like a little girl* *cries because he wants one*

by WarriorTeddy on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 13:56
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Did a little fan girl dance when I saw your Retro Lancers had arrived, I ran about the house when my Lancer (chainsaw) arrived ^^
I will be following your journal to see progress on the painting up of these beauties as I am still a little scared start painting mine.

by hakuloveszabuza on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 19:48
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Sweet mother! God this is gonna be good dude! Good luck

by Manticore on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 12:28
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your group will look sooo kool!! cant wait to see photos!
And will follow you for progress. :D

by Puppykitten14 on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 15:25
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Cant wait for this :) Im still in 2 minds about actually repainting my lancer, Im not sure wether i want to yet lol.

by Bangus on Sunday, 22 January, 2012 - 20:46
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your snub pistol is going to be so cool. maybe we can swap, you can have my boltok :3

by WarriorTeddy on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 12:51
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progress is looking ace!

by Kata-san on Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 - 01:33
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Congratulations on winning for masquerade, well done. ^______^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 09:59
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@RebaSephiroth2 - Thank you very much! it really wasnt expected! it was just great to get such a huge group of gears fans together =]

by Numta on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 16:00
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by nanahara on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 00:17
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Great job!

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 16:44
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the whole group looked great! glad you won something for you efforts :)

by Leolarua on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 21:45
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@ - Thank you very much! Look forward to seeing your Sam Bryne progress!
@dahlia - Thank you =] Your joffrey and infact all your GoT group was amazing!

by Numta on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 11:50
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Winner! Well done. We wished we caught you, but it far too busy to see anything that day. btw - that's what I call a gun!

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 21:51
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@Starbucks dad - Yeah it was soo packed! I did spot you but didnt get a chance to say hi either =/ Thanks for the congrats! =] Hopefully will catch you at LFCC!

by Numta on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 10:50
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I really wanted to see this group in person but had other arrangements at the time of the masq..

Next time! ;D

by Kinreal on Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 15:13
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So awesome!! Can't believe I missed you all at expo!! But great work on all the costumes =)

by Moonchild on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 - 13:27
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Just realised I haven't even commented on this! It's so awesome. Baird's my favourite - good choice!

by awesomeblossom on Thursday, 11 April, 2013 - 19:05

Shopping List

Cog Tags£11.99Bought
Retro Lancer£105.00Bought


To show off the size... (Posted 7th November 2011)

Just to show off how bloody huge these retro lancers are!

Hopefully they will look better next to the armour when its all in proportion!

Retro Lancers (Posted 1st November 2011)

So mine and FusionRoses Retro Lancers arrived the other week whilst I was on leave for Expo! haha finally got a hold of them today - so it will be case of scoping them out and eventually painting them up so they are

COG Tags (Posted 1st November 2011)

Purchased from eBay! Fantastic quality! im in two minds as to get them engraved or not hmmmm we go... (Posted 3rd October 2011)

After finishing the Epic GOW3 then im starting to plan out how to tackle this monster! Progress is slow as im also sorting out Ward for Expo xD

HOWEVER! plans are forming in my mind as to how to do this cosplay some epic justice as Baird is probably one of my fav characters of all time =P