|Cost :||Too much!|
|Time Taken :||4 months|
|I made this costume because I had a choice between several favourite X-men characters, and Cyclops suited me more, in terms of heiht, build etc. But more than this, is Cyclops' general personality, of being quiet and thoughtful, which I really admire.|
I tried to make as much as possible, but lost out in trying to et the metallic feel from plastic (using shapelock, imported from the States). I sourced the maincostume from various skiing retailers and found a seamstress who could work on the tubing that I had prepared. She made the lines on the costume and fitted my hood. I ten contacted an armourer to make the vambraces. He did such an exceptional job, I asked him to make the visor using my plastic one as a prototype, and it was brilliant. I toyed with the idea of adding LED to the visor for the red shine, but nothing worked well when in daylight, so I sacked it off.
I then bougt boots and make the minor badges for the sides of the boots, followed by the main X badge to finish it off. Tiring.
I've not had many chances to wear it, and hope to get over to the States for a comic con soon - I was at New York Comic Con in 2010 and so much fun talking to cosplayers that I really wanted to join in, so I did.