|Character: Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail|
Costume made by: Speckles
We have a Fairy Tail cosplay group planned for Ayacon in 2013!
Was a lot of fun, though didn't get many photos due to how inconvenient it was to move in costume! My first major armor project went better than expected. Needs a rewear to fix all the issues from its first test run.
- The wig pretty much arrived on the Saturday and I had to pick it up from the post depot so had no time to style it at all. New wig please!
- Arm armor is too long so not able to keep wig out of face (will be better once I styled it anyway)
- Add hinge to feet to allow better movement when walking
- More velcro to keep other armor pieces in place, need to modify breastplate to be tighter.
The armor is made from a mixture of Vacuum formed styrene parts and some worbla.
Any styrene part, I would make a base out of foam or clay, and then heat plastic to be vacuum formed over the sculpture.
The wings were a vinyl with copper tubing embedded in the spine to keep the wings in shape. Must change the way they attach though, they blow too much in the wind and swivel everywhere!
My sword is 18mm MDF that was carved into shape with an angle grinder and dremel tool, with a few worbla and foam details glued on.