|ROBOTS IN DISGUISEEEEE|
Ok so I got into Transformers a bit thanks to my boyfriend neko_riddles, and since there was a big nostaglic cartoons group at Minamicon that he was wearing Starscream to, I thought it would be hilarious to cosplay Megatron and pummel him and tell him he's an idiot (nothing new then, OHHHH)
The gijinka design is based roughly off the battle uniform from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) but with some variations. I hope it goes down well!
Finished gun! (Posted 4th March 2014)
Here's the finished gun after being spray painted and weathered with silver paint! Also added straps that attach round my arm like on the original model. Only I can't move a lot with it or it slips round to the wrong bit hahahah...
More gun progress (Posted 25th February 2014)
Since last entry, I covered the gun in masking tape, and then I have paper mached over it all! I've sanded it down a bit and added more layers to give strength in weak spots, and then will sand it a bit again and then nothing left to do until I paint it next week with Starscream's guns. Whoop
Medallion (Posted 25th February 2014)
I decided to make a gladiator style medallion to wear on my jacket - in a kind of symbol of Megatron's authority (since Starscream has the arm patches)
It's made from two layers of foam (one a circle base, another layer for the edging) which was then covered in two circles of Worbla and heated to the shape, and then the Decepticon logo was cut from Worbla and heated on. Then a few layers of PVA and then I painted and weathered it with acrylics (and sharpied on some details)
The medallion is attached to my jacket via a magnet glued onto the back XD
Gun WIP (Posted 20th February 2014)
I started the gun yesterday! It's made from cardboard, foam board and a cardboard tube I had saved from wrapping paper XD I've covered it in masking tape ready for a couple layers of paper mache and then painting! :)
Shoes! (Posted 31st January 2014)
AAAAND here are the shoes I bought! £3 from primark, gooood bargain :D
Belt finished! (Posted 31st January 2014)
This was fun to pattern and make, hahaha.
The belt is snug enough round my waist but loose enough to be able to take off without much trouble - eliminating the need for Velcro or poppers which would likely undo knowing me and mah belly :P
On my way to buy the shoes!
Jackets finished (Posted 31st January 2014)
After a couple days work, I managed to make the jackets for both Megatron and Starscream! I looked at their G1 designs and used certain elements to customise the jackets with details. Starscreams is a sleeveless jacket as he will wear a white top underneath, whereas Megatrons has sleeves with ribbed detail. Both jackets have the Decepticon logo appliquéd on in purple acetate satin and heat n bond, and I think it looks pretty snazzy!
Will be working on the belt today and hopefully buying some white flat shoes :)
Progress so far (Posted 8th January 2014)
Here is the top, shorts and leggings all together! Doesn't look too bad XD I snagged a pair of leather shorts in the Primark sale for only £3, glad I did as they fit really well with the metallic leggings XD
Circle lenses! (Posted 8th January 2014)
My circle lenses arrived yesterday! Here are the ones I will be using for Megatron. I'm really impressed with them! They're from Super Pinky brandwise (website was Honeycolour) and show up really well!
In progress! (Posted 1st January 2014)
Did a venture to Primark today, and found a decent top to wear under the jacket :) it's a bit baggy but that might be a good choice, we'll have to see.
I've bought a white bob wig which is on it's way to me and should arrive by the end of the month at least :) same with the red contacts! (Which I will be using instead of the red glasses as I failed to find some red glasses in the shape I wanted, or even clear ones I could paint >__<)