Tony-Jay
 


Costume :Kano
Source :MK Vs DCU
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

Kano - Expo Oct 2011

Headshot 01

Knife WIP 05

Knife WIP 04

Knife WIP 01

WIP 01

Ref 02

Ref 01

 


Costume Information

Description
This will be the outfit from "Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe", but with a few parts of his "Mortal Kombat 2011" thrown in.

For the most part, I am hoping that this will have the base of the "MK vs DCU" version, with the peripheral parts from his MK 2011 version (e.g. arm guards)

My own spin on this will come from the fact that my hair will be longer than Kano's is in the games, since his ranges from pretty much bald to a long crew cut. This is because I have no intention at all of cutting my hair that short. Not sure what I'm going to do with my hair just yet, but I'll make sure it looks right for the character.

I will hopefully have this ready for October Expo, assuming the face plate works out.

EDIT (01/11/2011) - Classing this as Complete, but there's still a few things to sort out. Just minor tweaks though, so will be sorted by the next time I wear this

Comments

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Looks epic so far dude! keep up the good work!

by Numta on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 20:13
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Looking great

by Sephirayne on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 22:30
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Thanks Guys. Will hopefully have some more WIP shots soon

by Tony-Jay on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 19:00
 

Shopping List

Shirt£4.00Bought
Trousers£6.00Bought
Milliput (for knife)£5.00Bought
Face piece£2.00Bought
Red Sunglasses (for eye)£4.00Bought
Total£21.00

Journal

Mask Information (Posted 5th December 2012)

I've just discovered something quiet interesting about the relation between Kanos mask in Mortal Kombat, and my mask....

Taken from Wikipedia -
"In Kano's bio card in Deception, Ed Boon mentions how Kano's bionic eye in the first game (involving digitized actors) was created by cutting out a piece of a plastic mask and painting it a silver color, then attaching it with spirit gum to actor Richard Divizio's face"

This shows that I made my mask in the same way as the props department of the original Mortal Kombat game
Excellent!

General Update (Posted 28th September 2011)

This costume is going nicely to plan.

The "soft" parts are sourced and altered as needed. Just need to hem the sleeve holes on the shirt.
My pouches have arrived, so I will be weathering them using fine sandpaper and black boot polish. I have twice the number I actually need, so I can afford a mistake or two :P

My knifes are about 75% complete. I've done the hard part of building them, so now I just need to sand them, then paint and wrap the handles. I've decided to be a bit fancy on the blades, so once the edges have sanded smooth, and the sides keyed, I will be using steel leaf to make them appear metal. I hope it works out :P

The most difficult part of this costume is going to be the Baldric and the light on his Chest. I have a small LED light I will be using, and will be putting the main part of the electronics in one of the belt pouches. I will just need to get the Baldric to sit right on me....

Ref Pics and Knifes (Posted 25th August 2011)

Been having issues getting good reference pics. It seems it's more difficult than I thought taking photographs of a PC Monitor :P.
But, I appear to have solved that problem by souring YouTube for videos and taking screencaps of them....All in all, over an evenings work to get the pics, and even then not to the quality I'd prefer.

The two knifes that go along with this costume are coming along quite nicely.
I have had to make them from scratch, due to the slight issue with my Diving Knife being obviously too dangerous for Events...
The base for them is Polycarbonate, with the Butt, Handle and Guard all being sculpted from Milliput. Each one is about halfway sculpted at this point, but I will be posting pics of them soon....