Chimmy
 


Costume :Meta Ridley
Source :Metroid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013


Costume Photos

Tail, Painty tiem

Hand WIP

Feet WIP

Head WIP

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Ref 1 SSBB

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £125 I hope

Description
Meta Ridley!

Hoping to make this guy for 2013! I've always wanted to cosplay Ridley however I never felt I would be able to pull him off, however I decided to do Meta Ridley as I feel I will be able to do more with him and gain more skills (with the metalic parts ect...) over Ridley.

I'm hoping to include with this guy:
Use of LED lights in the costume in various parts
A moving jaw
a pair of moving wings (which move with various body movements)
Use of airbrushing
Vents in the costume to keep body cool

I'm hoping to have this guy done by March 2013 (probabbly wont be done till april XD) so I can take him to the London MCM Expo in May 2013.

Comments

Er. Me. Gerd.

Well i'm bloody excited for this XD Nice choice!

by phixix on Saturday, 19 January, 2013 - 17:26
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Very ambitious! Can't WAIT to see this done! Love it!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 4 February, 2013 - 10:45
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This is looking absolutely fantastic!!! I love how you are constructing the feet and the tail! Very impressive :D

by Psychoelle on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 17:22
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Wow, this is looking great, especially the tail and head. Can't wait to see it finished

by Zelvyne on Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 09:15
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Wow meta ridley! Looks awesome espically the tail keep up the good work!

by Mothfox on Thursday, 26 September, 2013 - 00:09
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Oooh what I can see from the pictures looks AMAZING! I hope there's more photos to come? (:

by TrinketGirl on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014 - 01:11
 

To-Do List

Tail Construction HighComplete
Head ConstructionHighComplete
Feet ConstructionHighComplete
Wing Construction HighIn Progress
Body Suit ConstructionHighIn Progress
Make TeethMediumComplete
Resin Casting for Various PartsMediumIn Progress

Journal

HE'S NEARLY DONE :D (Posted 12th May 2013)

Yup, he's only got some small bits that need doing before he's done, I'm hoping to do em all today c:

So this is what I gotta do...

Glue various materal to the foam as well as teeth
Paint the rest of the costume
sew last few things

I've also got the electronics to do too but I'll do them in the week.

Yup, I doubt I can get photo's before the expo but I may try to get one without the head on just to see the body suit

It's neary been a month and... (Posted 15th April 2013)

He's close to being finnished c:, Each part has now had a bit of sewing with the wings and tail only needing their bases to be sewn, the body suit nearly done and the head almost fully cut out with some peices aleaddy sewn.

I'm hoping to get him done this week with painting being done this weekend, after which I can work on other cosplays to be done before MCM

I would love to get photo's before the event however for once I think it could be possible XD as I have a friend comming round so they may be comming soon

Update time (Posted 17th March 2013)

So work on this cosplay has been made

Various items have been bought such as dyes and resin moulds. I've also contacted Maplin about my order and my switches should be with me soon. I'm hoping this weekend I can dye some fleece and cast the LED's.

Right now I'm sewing the wings (although my cats aren't helping)and hopefully they should be done this week which means I'll be on track to finishing this cosplay around april however knowing me I wont XD

All I need to buy now is more ducktape and some glow in the dark paint

Progress Update (Posted 3rd March 2013)

Okay so progress has gone on with this costume :D

Firstly the head is nearly finished with only some carving to do. The jaw works well and is nearly ready to be taped and fabricated however that cant be done for a while for vairious reasons.

The body padding is mostly done with only the wings and tail to be sorted. once they are done the patterns will be cut out for them and sewn hopefully within the next week c:

Electronic componants have been bought, they will be ariving this week! The circuits will be made at some point (most likely the weekend) then cast as i still need to buy some moulds for various parts.

The fleece i need will hopefully be dyed soon, I need to test some dye to see if I can get a dark enough tone for the cosplay. Hopefully this will work as trying to find the right fleece is a pain in the *bleep*

Have a WIP of the chest padding by the way c:

Construction Updates (Posted 26th January 2013)

All parts of the cosplay have had some construction done. The tail is nearly done with a few more sections to be added then shaped. The head only has the mussle, eyebrows and stuff to be added before it's done with construction as well as sorting out the movement. I've also got to add the neck.

The feet I'll be working on today as i recived the shoes I'm using yeaterday, these are based from highheals so I dont know how well it will end up at expo ^^;

Updates (Posted 5th January 2013)

So far only the foam has been bought, I am still looking for a source from the UK to buy the right sort of fleece, i have one more place to try and get samples from before I buy the fleece to be used for the cosplay.

Today I visited my local Maplins store to get some infromation on the wires I will need to use as I diddn't learn too much at electronics class in school. Hopefully by next week I would have purchased the wire needed for this cosplay so i can work on the circuits.

I am currently on the hunt for wire coat hangers to use to create a base for the head and help with the moving jaw. I have found some on ebay which I will buy later when i get money in the bank.

during this week I am hoping to complete most of the body padding (bar tail) if homework and stuff dont get in the way it should be done!

Update 23/12/2012 (Posted 23rd December 2012)

The foam needed for the cosplay was bought yesterday, I hope after Christmas and During my break from school I can get most of the padding done and maybe the wings too (I may need more PVC). I've started on Various parts (Neck, Abdomen) however I have stuff to do before I can start properly on this cosplay.

I have other things to buy such as wire coat hangers and the fabric however what I have is a good start for what I need