Leadmill
 


Costume :Grim Reaper HUNK
Variant :Mr Death
Source :Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

HUNK On Stage 2

HUNK On Stage 1

Mr Death

Kit Mockup

Gloves Finished

HUNK WIP

Finished Pouches

Pouches 2

Pouches

Boot Blade Complete

Mask Progress 3

Reference 1

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £100+

Description
Wasn't keen on this design at first but it has grown on me. Thought i'd give it a go. The design is quite different from the standard loadout. It was tricky to put together and is almost entirely scratch built. The webbing was very tricky and as it need to mount the scythe too.

It wasn't an easy costume to wear, downright aggrivating at times. But I was pleased with how it turned out. However it requires assistance to get into and to move about in as due it's complexity.

Will be reworn at future events!

Comments

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Progress shots are looking pretty good!
Looking forward to seeing this completed

by Yasmia on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 07:22
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Nothing more powerful and adaptive than the S10 gasmask. looking wicked mate. Look forward to seeing it!

by Itami on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 14:06
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PLASTIDIP WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 14:16
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Cannot wait to see this complete. A very interesting new look for HUNK.

by Petchy-mon on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 17:46
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I'd not seen this version hunk before but cool concept. Progress is looking brilliant :)

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 19:09
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Looks fuckin radical!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 22 October, 2011 - 19:52
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Love it mate!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 26 October, 2011 - 20:44
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looking wicked!

by Itami on Thursday, 27 October, 2011 - 18:08
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Super-accurate and really well made! I especially like your work on the scythe and the system you came up with for the knives.

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 20:40

This was astonishing ^_^ And it was lovely to meet you in person!

-Phi

by Ragepotato on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 22:58
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It was great finally seeing this altogether :)

by Alias Cosplay on Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 18:47
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This was very impressive and intimidating to see in person - very nicely done ^_^

by Zelvyne on Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 19:43
 

Journal

Trousers Fabricated (Posted 26th October 2011)

Pattern pieces were stiched together roughly. Slightly larger than needed so adjustmants could be made. This was useful especially for the leg length.

Trouser Pattern Cut (Posted 26th October 2011)

After checking the weft/weave of the material was correct the material was cut to shape, according to the pattern.

Trousers Started (Posted 26th October 2011)

Using same material used for the tunic, the fabric was laid out in preperaton for cutting.

Gloves Finished (Posted 23rd October 2011)

Final latex and paint added.

Kit Test (Posted 22nd October 2011)

Tried mask, tunic and crossbelt, to get an idea how of it looks together. Very happy with the result.

Tunic Remade (Posted 22nd October 2011)

New tunic was made after testing with a prototype, the fabric chosen is a black/brown fleck weave, a heavyweight linen/polyester blend. It was a better colour, gave a better shape overall and was made up of three different pattern pieces combined, the tunic, the caplet and the heavy hood and it's easily slipped over the head.

Glove Design (Posted 22nd October 2011)

These were originally black mechanic gloves, white areas were painted over with latex in the correct shape of the final design. This was to make sure the white fabric paint didn't bleed into the black fabric and helped to hide the edges of the original design and make the paint more even.

Tunic Test (Posted 17th October 2011)

Test wore costume minus details. The tunic is a bit tight, so it will be remaid using lessons learnt from the first version. With the invaluable help of Alias!

Pouches Finished + Belt Cover (Posted 12th October 2011)

Pouches were finished, as well as a belt cover made from spare leather and string.

Hood Attached (Posted 10th October 2011)

The large heavy hood and capelet attached to the tunic. The hood was gathered at the front so that it draped neatly.

HUNK's Caplet (Posted 10th October 2011)

A double layer was used to add to the rough edge of the capelet as seen in the game references. This was attached to the main tunic around the shoulders after the hood was attached.

HUNK's Tunic (Posted 10th October 2011)

Basic tunic made from a lightweight poly crepe fabric. The tunic, hood and capelet were combined from separate patterns.

Pouches 2 (Posted 6th October 2011)

Paper templates were used to find the correct sizing then the base of the pouches were made from thin craft foam, covered in suede fabris with push pins and press studs used for the faux fastenings.

Pouches 1 (Posted 5th October 2011)

First batch of pouches completed

Boot Blade Complete (Posted 30th September 2011)

Blade was cut from the handle. A hole was drilled into the boot sole and a metal dowel inserted. This was then used to affix the blade.

Filter (Posted 26th September 2011)

Filter was painted and fixed into place. Care was taken to keep the vents clear of paint, so as to no be breathed in. Paint is a known carcongenic.

VPU Finished and Paint Applied (Posted 26th September 2011)

Added a jar lid to the front of the VPU, and after adding a few more coats of paint, removed the lenses masks and used meths to clean edges.

Painting Started (Posted 25th September 2011)

Using specialist rubber paint the mask and VPU were given first few coats of paint. Some minor bubbling was encountered but will be sanded off and painted over once first few coats dry.

Mask Prepped For Painting (Posted 25th September 2011)

Masking off the filter port and covering the lenses with film and paint proof lenses (pringles lid), the mask was then cleaned and readied for painting.

Lenses (Posted 25th September 2011)

Lenses are red reflective acetate, cut to shape and installed.

VPU Base Coated (Posted 25th September 2011)

While waiting for some pringles lids to become available so I could mask lenses when I painted them, I base coated the VPU with black enamel spray paint.

VPU Test Fit (Posted 25th September 2011)

Test fitted VPU to make sure it sat right. The outer foam casing needed a good "Stanley Knifing" before I could get it sitting straight.

VPU Fixtures (Posted 25th September 2011)

After measuring out some foam to bulk VPU out with, I used some packing material to provide a more stable base for the unit on the mask.

VPU Started (Posted 25th September 2011)

Using a tin of rather grim Co-Op sweetcorn (the contents of which went straight into the bin), I cleaned to tin out and cut it to shape using a hacksaw and tin-snips.

Boot Blade (Posted 4th September 2011)

Salvaged from a project that never saw daylight, i'm going to be using a larp throwing knife as a donor weapon for my boot blade.