Costume :Rathian Gunner
Source :Monster Hunter
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2014

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Costume Information

My partner is a huge Monster Hunter fan, and talked me into playing MH3. I love some of the armours, and decided on this one (for starters) to go with his Rathalos Blademaster.


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This is epic keep up the good work

by otakugirl on Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 19:19
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Awesooome! :D Also, KITACON.

by Ragepotato on Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 20:14
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Thanks both ^_^
And yes, KITACON!

by Zelvyne on Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 21:47
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this is looking great XD

by nanahara on Monday, 3 March, 2014 - 12:00
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I can't even imagine how hard it is to make all that armor! Really great work! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 23 June, 2014 - 17:29
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This was absolutely amazing

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 29 June, 2014 - 11:27


WIP (Posted 28th February 2014)

So I realised I've neglected updates on this costume... Here goes...

All the armour is obviously foam, with funky foam for the scales (all hand formed... not as bad as the 400-ish scales I've made SO FAR far my partner's Rathalos armour). All primed and ready to paint.
The undersuit I just bought (waiting on the leggings though) and probably won't modify much unless I have time.
The hat was made from scraps of the trousers from a pattern I drafted. The trousers are quilted (by me as I couldn't find pre-quilted stuff) to give the appearance of scales.
The belts are cheap belts that I chopped up with small painted perfume bottles as the ammo casings.

Just the collar/tie, armguard and bowgun left to do now (and the painting, obviously)

Slow beginnings (Posted 27th January 2014)

This is quite a large cosplay, so I'm hoping I can get it done in time for Kita 2014.
Anyways, I found a lovely green fabric, and started by cutting out the side-skirt, which is meant to be a wing, and painting the 'eyes' on it. I've also started quilting the leg pieces out of the same fabric.