* Breastplate front and back
What needs the most work....
* Foot armour
17th May 2010: The pressure is on! I'm going to have to do some earlier mornings and some later nights now.
It's coming together bit by bit, but heck it's frustrating me so much and actually making me angry. It'll all be worth it in the end - I hope.
6th May 2010: The leg guard dangley things are done, as shown... And there's still a lot more to do on the rest of it with the decoration!
30th April 2010: The Armour is MADE Yes, that's right. It has all been constructed now.
It's just a case of decorating it all (and doing the skirt, painting the halberd, and making the sword and scabbard).
29th April 2010: The End of the Construction is Nigh! I am almost finished with making the armour. Then! It's mainly all the cosmetic work on everything to do/finish, and the sword scabbard to make (the sword is half made currently).
20th April 2010: Fed up This costume is taking it's toll on me and has turned out to be very expensive in the long run. I've spent too much on it to not get it done now, so I'm working on this like MAD!
26th February 2010: In the middle of things Ok, so the main bulk of the work is under way. The helmet is almost ready to be painted, the skirt detailing is coming along, and the making of the armour is gradually beginning to show results.
9th November 2009: Gathering materials 1 Wonderflex sheet (jumbo) - check.
I've also bought a white skirt to modify, a telescopic landing net handle for the spear, a pack of balloons to get rounded armour effects with, and some spray paint for the spear handle.
I also need to get golden eyelets, gold and purple fabric paint, purple, black, silver and gold acrylic paint, a large batch of funky foam...and an array of other things too...oh yeah, and a HUGE amount of that rare but priceless thing called patience. x_x'
26th October 2009: Planning Stages I am currently working on the preparations for this costume.
After the difficulties in making Rose's standard costume from The Legend of Dragoon, I am considering my options for creating this armour which will prove more challenging.
sjbonnar - 13th May 2009
Reminds me so much of Rose from Legend of Dragoon!
M.Kesaiyn - 13th May 2009
Might be able to use the same wig. Hrist may not happen for a while depending on time and more importantly, money.
1000014 - 4th June 2009
Very cool :D. Partner is currently playing Valkyrie Profile now xD
Sephirayne - 4th July 2009
Awesome cosplay choice. Can't wait to see progress.
JakeX - 18th November 2009
Well you know how i already feel about this :P
I really really cant wait to see the finished product in May :D
Zelda - 23rd November 2009
Your progress is really looking great ^__^
M.Kesaiyn - 20th December 2009
Thanks. I'm thinking about what to coat the Wonderflex in as a surface prep. I was going to use the Gesso, but I've read a couple of FAQs that say Gesso will crack under pressure.
FusionRose - 8th January 2010
Your progress is looking amazing hun =]
JakeX - 8th January 2010
omfgigjrigjrgrg Love the progress :P
Ilpala - 8th January 2010
Looking good so far. I love the VP character and armour designs but they do not get enough love!
Looking foreward to seeing the finished costume :)
nanahara - 8th January 2010
the progress on this is looking great XD
The armour is Wonderflex yeah (the helmet isn't though).
I got it from Flints. They're a UK stockist, but the big sheets are about £70.
They do two sizes. The smallest size is about.......A2 sized (at a guess) and is about £11 including VAT.
FairyPorchQueen - 16th February 2010
Wow thats really good! Good luck with the rest of your costume :)
Kacela - 9th March 2010
Progress is looking really good, I really like the helmet so far! Good luck finishing it ^^
M.Kesaiyn - 14th March 2010
Thanks Kacela. I'm just praying I get it done on time!
Lady Bahamut - 14th March 2010
Progress is looking awesome :) You put such care into it! o.o
Sephirayne - 19th March 2010
The progress is looking great. I can't wait to see it all finished.
M.Kesaiyn - 19th March 2010
It better get finished for May!
Thank you everyone for all the comments.
Sephirayne - 26th March 2010
Wow! The breastplate is coming along nicely.
Oh, for FairyPorchQueen. The small sheets of Wonderflex that Flints do are A3 size and are about £11 each. I can't remember the postage as I got four in one go.
M.Kesaiyn - 26th March 2010
Thanks Sephy. It's just the shaping of the rest of the armour that's going to make me tear my hair out! Heh.
Ranma1-2 - 27th March 2010
Wow, impressive progress. How did you form the shapes for the breastplate armour? You mention balloons, but your breastplate looks nicely anatomical to me and not like balloons. Is there a fair amount of sculpting involved?
I love seeing these difficult costumes develop and I need to do something similar.
Great work. :)
M.Kesaiyn - 28th March 2010
I was going to use balloons for the pauldrons only - but never did.
The breastplate armour is all done by moulding by hand. I don't even have a mannequin.
It's mostly Wonderflex, but I'll probably not use it for a while after this one. It's effective, but shaping it is really tedious. I've pretty much just cut out shapes to the sizes that look right, head them up and stick the bits together as they show on the reference artwork.
And thanks. ^_^'
Ranma1-2 - 28th March 2010
Ah wonderflex..the price of that stuff has so far put me off :S. Think I will have to experiment with plaster bandages, paper mache, etc.
You did a great job forming the shapes by hand.
I hope I spot you wearing this at May Expo. :)
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