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

Costume Photos

Gear Up!

Ready for action!



BOOOOM Headshot!



The starting lineup

Showing off LEDs

Put to bed

Just chilling

Gears representin'


Costume Information

Cost : I dread to think
Awards : Judges Award of Best Cosplay Group May MCM Expo 2012
Time Taken : 6 months on and off

I was undecided about a Gears of War cosplay for so long but after playing GoW 3 I'm decided. I've always wanted to do one of our favourite red shirts the Carmine brothers and I've decided on Clay.

Aww, bacon :D

Finally finished this cosplay and I loved being at MCM. I loved the look on people's faces when I said I was in the Gears of War group. Amazed that we won Best Group Cosplay at May MCM 2012 and a big thanks to the judges for choosing us ;)

Our Masquerade performance


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Please join our GOW3 group! xD

by Numta on Wednesday, 21 September, 2011 - 09:25
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Second what numta said, please join us at may expo! Really looking forward to seeing this!! x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 21 September, 2011 - 18:01
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Thanks, I'm not sure when I'm going to get time to work on this but if I get it done near Expo I'll try and make it as I was planning to go to Expo sometime next year anyway.

by Kata-san on Wednesday, 21 September, 2011 - 18:35
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Well we are working out how to make the COG armour so if you need any ideas feel free to ask ^^ i'm not expert when it comes to armour but i have friends that are and have given me lots of suggestions =] x.

by FusionRose on Sunday, 2 October, 2011 - 23:11
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Definetly want to get as many COGs as possible for when we do ours =P

Mass group anyone? =P

by Numta on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 08:46
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@FusionRose cool, thanks. I'm not 100% sure what to make it out of yet, I was thinking EVA or Plastazote for the armour and maybe foam or cardboard for the helmet.

@Numta3 Yeah I'd love a mega group. Looking at all the Gears cosplays appearing on here I definitely think we could get a good group together.

Pity you guys couldn't split yourselves into two and then we could get Gears and Locusts :P

by Kata-san on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 02:43
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Yeah gears and locust would be epic haha doubt im going to have RAAM done anytime soon though =P

by Numta on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 09:05
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im looking forward to this, and seeing everyone elses gears cosplays too.

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 18:12
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I am really looking forward to seeing this costume (or pictures of it as I won't be at Expo next year)it is great to see so many gears cosplays appearing. If Numta3 does get RAAM done for 2013 I might have to beg you to back me up against the Locusts ^^

by hakuloveszabuza on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 19:50
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Thanks dahlia!

Hakuloveszabuza, you've got a gear ;) I would love a mixed Gears group.

by Kata-san on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 20:33
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awww bacon xD x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 22:14
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Your foam boot and armour is looking so awesome so far. I can't wait to see it all painted up ^^

by hakuloveszabuza on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 - 23:31
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found a toy chainsaw at toys r us ...matted with a nurf gun and there's your weapon dude ....just an idea hehe good luck

by rayplon on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 15:17
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Cheers guys! Lol cheers rayplon! I am probably going to order a Lancer from Play and paint it up the right colours hopefully.

by Kata-san on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 19:44
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Looking good so far mate! With the amount of effort everybody is putting in it's going to be a group that will go down in the history books!!!

by youngy638 on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 20:01
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OMG! This is looking EPIC so far!
I cant wait to see it at Expo :)

by Sketch McDraw on Sunday, 15 April, 2012 - 02:30
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love the helmet! If you get any more lights fitted in, you'll be able to shoot lasers from your eyes :D

by WarriorTeddy on Friday, 27 April, 2012 - 11:48
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I am so jelly...

And your outfit is gonna look so cash, I just know it...

by Han Hyuga on Sunday, 20 May, 2012 - 23:06
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Loved all the GoW costumes, Well done.

by Ilpala on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 21:50
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Real consistancy of the armour throughout the group, good effort

by theKillingDoll on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 14:56
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Yeah, as him above ^ said, we were really impressed with how consistent all the costumes were - large groups often have a problem with matching up well and you guys did a great job of it! The whole group looked like a lot of fun :)

by Mighty Odango on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 15:52
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Thanks again guys! Well chuffed with the quality of everyone's cosplays as well. It was great fun with an army of us cutting through the crowds and struggling down the stairs ;)

by Kata-san on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 23:02
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Dude! Congratulations on your win! You guys were amazing!

by Manticore on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 23:17
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you have to bring carmine out again! We need more GOW time!! Great having you in the group hun ^_^ x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 10:35
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Great work.

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 16:33
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Thanks all.
@Manticore, I was so chuffed that we won!
@FusionRose, I'm definitely going to take him out again, he got a bit more battle damage from the trip home though. Don't know when he'll be out again. It was great fun being in the group.

by Kata-san on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 15:41
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Awesome armour, that helmet is freaking sweet.Love the lights.....one thing I need to learn how to do lol.Congrats on the win too :)

by FangGirl on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 18:49
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Probably one of the best Clay's I've seen to date!
That helmet is spot on!

by Kinreal on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 17:34
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Such an awesome costume, jealous of your skills!

by ThisIsLisaB on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 19:51
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Great work on this!! Wish i'd seen you guys at expo!!

by Moonchild on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 - 13:26
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This is amazing :)
Can I ask how you got the eyes to light up and still be able to see through it ?
I know it might be a stupid question, but I was hoping to do an Iron Man outfit for a friend, and I just have no clue how I'd place the LEDs lol

by HaydnEvans on Wednesday, 8 August, 2012 - 10:48
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by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 8 September, 2012 - 11:46
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Awesome! that is all!

by southafrimike on Thursday, 31 January, 2013 - 14:16
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Wow this is amazing!!! Congrats on the showcase!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 20:18
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Grats on the showcase! A wonderfully made costume ^^

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 22:17
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Congratulations dude! you did Amazing! Well Done!

by Manticore on Monday, 4 February, 2013 - 01:02
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Congrats on the Showcase! You totally deserve this! Your look epic :D

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 4 February, 2013 - 01:47
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Soooo Amazing! Congrats on the Showcase, Well deserved! ;3

by Karakulz on Monday, 4 February, 2013 - 21:22
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Congrats on the show case dude! So well deserved! :D

by Sketch McDraw on Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 - 02:12
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well deserved showcase dude! =D

by Numta on Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 - 10:33
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This is great. Congrats on the showcase.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 09:26
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Thanks everyone! It was an awesome suprise to see that I was the weekly showcase!

by Kata-san on Saturday, 9 February, 2013 - 11:49


Finitio (Posted 26th May 2012)

After some late night painting in the hotel and a lot of worrying, the armour is complete. Had a great day wearing it. Only a couple of issues (other than dying of dehydration), two of the nuts on the boot fell off and one of them went missing. So thanks to the Cosplay HQ for having the emergency repair stuff. Managed to break a strap off the side while enthusiastically jumping onto the stage but all in all it went very well.

All packed for MCM (Posted 24th May 2012)

Armour is all packed up for MCM. I had to buy a suitcase especially to fit it in as it is massive! Good old Argos only had 1 large suitcase left.

Bullet time! (ok I know they're shells) (Posted 22nd May 2012)

Ok with MCM fast approaching and an ulcer quickly developing the costumes going well and i'm getting to the point where I'm now moving on to the little additions such as shotgun shells. All I have to do is complete a bit of painting and the belts and I'm finitio. Yay!

Base colour of the armour complete (Posted 21st May 2012)

I've finished applying the base coat of the armour. It's Ford Black colour but for some reason the torso and helmet came out a lot darker than the boots, no idea why.

The shoes are massive! (Posted 17th May 2012)

Complete construction of the booties, they are massive. I plan to put some skater trainers in them to stop my feet moving about inside them.

Mew armour (Posted 15th May 2012)

Hmmm...transportation is going to be a bit of an issue. My armour fills the whole bag and that's before I've even put the boots, grieves, bracers, helmet or lancer near it.

After a weekend of not feeling well at all, I am behind. OH SHIIIIII...

Oh and my armour looking like the Pokemon mew was totally unintentional. Hopefully it won't anymore after it's painted :D

Helmet Mk2 (Posted 15th April 2012)

Much happier with the blacker, less purple helmet with LEDs galore! 13 just in the helmet. I need to get cracking, not long now, and I've not even started painting yet.

Lighty up eyes (Posted 2nd April 2012)

Made the eyes out of polymorph and stuck some LEDs behind them. They are looking good

LEDs, LEDs and more LEDs! (Posted 25th March 2012)

Carmine has a redonkulous number of lighty up bits. At least I'm safe in the knowledge my battery system should last as it was running overnight with my fans and LEDs all hooked up. Nearly finished the torso construction. Only 2 months left!

Hot helmet is hot! (Posted 27th February 2012)

Started work on the helmet, I'm a bit iffy about the general size and shape, so may do it again with some thinner foam but I think overall it's not a bad first attempt

Body (Posted 12th February 2012)

Wellity, wellity, wellity, I've finally started on my body armour, I'm loving working with Eva foam, it's so easy to work with.

I still need to glue it all together though and start shaping it which is the bit I'm most worried about apart from the painting.

It has begun! (Posted 15th January 2012)

Finally gotten started on my Carmine cosplay! I've cut out all the parts for one boot out of EVA foam floor tiles just to do the other one. Ignore the purple-ness :P