Costume :Gaige
Source :Borderlands 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minami Con 20 (2014)

Costume Photos

GRRRL Power!



WIP: Automail 2

WIP: Automail

Skirt Back

Skirt Front

Gaige's Shoes

WIP: Shirt 2

WIP: Shirt

WIP: Shoes

WIP: Hoodie


Costume Information

Cost : A little over 100£
Awards : Most Distinctive Bootprint Award
Time Taken : 3 Months

Simple costume but with a LOT of details! I'm not going for a humanized version of Gaige, I prefer to use the same premisse the producers at 2K and Gearbox used: they ARE cartoons and LOOK LIKE cartoons, and that's what I'm going for as well, for the overall look, make-up and props and all.


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Awesome! Looking forward to seeing it at Minami!

by Mighty Odango on Thursday, 9 January, 2014 - 09:38
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Thank u! I'll upload progress photos as I go along :)

by ShingLang on Saturday, 11 January, 2014 - 13:56
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The automail looks fantastic, I love the paint job - looks perfectly cartoonish

by Mighty Odango on Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 09:33
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Hi, it was great meeting you at the Minamicon Masquerade =)
Loved the cartoony pen-stroke details on your cosplay, it was very effective and a neat idea ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Monday, 10 March, 2014 - 19:01

To-Do List

Cut, Shape and Customize HoodieHighComplete
Mechanical ArmHighComplete
Cut, Paint, Lace and Customize ShoesMediumComplete
MDF HammerMediumComplete
MDF Nut WrenchMediumComplete
Pleated SkirtMediumComplete
Holster (Wrench)MediumComplete
Holster (Hammer)MediumComplete
Bike-chain-like BeltMediumComplete
Cut and Paint Red ShirtLowComplete

Shopping List

Biker Goggles£2.99Bought
Funky Foam / EVA Foam Paper (for Mechanical Arm)£3.00Bought
Black Opera Glove/s (for Mechanical Arm)£9.50Bought
Royal Blue Hoodie£7.00Bought
Red Shoe Laces£0.99Bought
Acrylic Fabric Paints£3.96Bought
Light Brown Fake Leather for Belt/Holsters£5.79Bought
Pipe Locks£2.79Bought
White Fimo/Sculpey£3.50Bought
Thin MDF Board (for bike-chain belt)£0.50Bought
Small Hack Saw£2.99Bought
Jewelry (black thread, beads, bolts, nuts, choker, etc)£0.00Bought
Piece of MDF£0.50Bought
Black/White Stripped Tights£5.58Bought
Platform Lace-up Canvas Trainers£22.66Bought
Hair Colour - Lightener (on sale)£2.66Bought
Hair Colour - Fire Red (on sale)£1.32Bought
Red Shirt£3.50Bought
Red Fabric£8.00Bought
Red Biker Gloves£3.39Bought
Tools for MDF/Props (sanding paper, saw, white spirits, metalic paint)£12.00Bought
Green Contact Lenses£0.00To Buy