Canti (Red/Atomsk) - Furi Kuri



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Canti in his red form as he was at the end of Episode 2.
I was going to do him with Wings and Halo but he gets them knocked off before he gets it on.

This costume has been on the back burner for a year or two now, allways fancied putting together a little skit with radio controled Vespas and a medley of Queen songs but it doesnt look like that is meant to be.

Timescale to get him made once I found some motivation has been pretty tight but I'm pretty much down to the latexing and painting now, so, despite my original doubts it should be possible for Aya.

Legs I'm a little dissapointed with but the body and arms are looking cool and the head has turned out to be the most complicated piece of foamwork I've done to date. Really pleased with how it's looking though.

Going to be a pretty fun costume I think :)

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Well I was still sewing in the hotel car park but I got him finished in time.
Very pleased with how this one came out, proved to be quite an easy costume to wear too.
Turns out that window tinting film does not work properly on acetate though so I need to find an alternative solution for the future.

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Canti has seen quite a lot of action now! this costume has been used as part of the Oxford Circus Crossing opening ceremonies and has been displayed and worn at Cosplay @ Expo.

Comments

Mighty Odango posted on 7 August, 2009 - 17:26
I have ALWAYS wanted to see a Canti costume, ever since I first saw FLCL. You maek Odango happeh :D

timpey posted on 7 August, 2009 - 20:42
awesome id love to see this

Anonymous posted on 8 August, 2009 - 11:29
Oh my god! :D So excited to see this!!

Kaka Extreme posted on 10 August, 2009 - 10:32
my god looking ace!

KhaosKreator posted on 10 August, 2009 - 11:19
Awesome stuff.

Odd-One-Out posted on 10 August, 2009 - 12:32
Wow James, very clean cuts!

Bunni posted on 10 August, 2009 - 13:07
a feat of pure foamy genius! Looks incredible can't wait to see it!!

xaerael posted on 10 August, 2009 - 13:17
awe. just awe.

GAINAX posted on 10 August, 2009 - 14:00
Duuuude this is looking badass. I will be sure to take some pics of you :D

Ilpala posted on 10 August, 2009 - 16:07
Thanks guys, just the extra motivation I need to get him finished >_< :D

k4tt posted on 10 August, 2009 - 16:12
Awesomeness right there!! ^__^

MangaChild posted on 11 August, 2009 - 13:26
WOW!!! Your making some amazing shapes there!!! the cos is looking spot on so far dude Now add a lick of paint and throw us in to awe!!

Shenny posted on 11 August, 2009 - 19:54
Christ on a trike that looks amazing!

Defrain posted on 12 August, 2009 - 09:01
looking awesome

Lunar_Kitten posted on 12 August, 2009 - 13:45
Clever boy! You should be proud of this. Yes it's a pain latexing/painting so many layers ... but at least the cat hasn't got caught in it yet! :-p

SephNoir posted on 13 August, 2009 - 03:11
Damn this is looking awesome! Very much looking forward to this!

JakeX posted on 17 August, 2009 - 20:01
As i said to you at Aya, this is purely awesome!!!!! you constantly out do yourself (Y)

Defrain posted on 19 August, 2009 - 08:46
this was an awesome cosplay should be prowed

KhaosKreator posted on 21 August, 2009 - 10:04
This was awesome. We cheered so loudly in the masquerade! Tab

Amy-Lou posted on 21 August, 2009 - 10:22
Really incredible to see and I love the bus stop pics XD

sonia_leong posted on 21 August, 2009 - 11:36
THIS WAS LEGENDARY. You rock so so so much. It was so perfect, looks amazing and full functional, I can't even begin to describe just how good this was!!!

GAINAX posted on 21 August, 2009 - 14:02
Dude, this costume was SICK. You looked so awesome :D Wearing it again to anything?

Taffeta_Rose posted on 21 August, 2009 - 14:25
Cantii-Samaaaa!!!!! You were an epic robot as always. I'm glad you got this done in time.

Ranma1-2 posted on 21 August, 2009 - 22:34
..watched the progress pics of this. Amazing. You are a construction genius! Wish I knew how you guys work this white foam stuff. Superb cosplay. :)

Ilpala posted on 21 August, 2009 - 23:28
Cheers guys, Canti came out better than I expected. Hell I can even move around and see, whats with that :P Would like to wear him again, but not sure when. He's not practicle if I'm running around running stuff :(

CrystalNeko posted on 22 August, 2009 - 00:01
Yaaaay, FLCL love~ This is AMAZING! It makes me happy : D

LittlePidgey4 posted on 22 August, 2009 - 14:07
Wow, this is completely awesome! :D Love the photos! <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 22 August, 2009 - 23:31
Quote: Cheers guys, Canti came out better than I expected. Hell I can even move around and see, whats with that :P Would like to wear him again, but not sure when. He's not practicle if I'm running around running stuff :( Yeah I guess Aya must be like a holiday for you especially. A whole weekend of just enjoying cosplay and no organising to boot. ^__^

Minxie posted on 23 August, 2009 - 23:55
You know I squee-ed like a lunatic when I saw you ;)

k4tt posted on 24 August, 2009 - 09:26
Such an awesome cosplay. Wish I could have been there to see it.

Jojo_nexuz posted on 11 September, 2009 - 09:06
I always confuse Canti with TV head guy from air gear.

GunstarVixen posted on 11 September, 2009 - 11:23
I love the photos! this is such a fantastic costume!

FoxyChan posted on 11 September, 2009 - 21:53
Awrsome cosplay I'm sad I didn't get to get a picture with you never thoght I'd get to see sone one do this cosplay

donnamevans posted on 13 March, 2010 - 20:20
This is so awesome! It's so sad I never got to see it! Will you ever wear it again?

Ilpala posted on 16 March, 2010 - 00:26
I might do! it's easy to wear and pretty fun :) I wore him a couple of times last year though so it probably won't be for a while.

Defrain posted on 2 July, 2011 - 11:34
lol jake in tha canti

Progress Journal

12th August 2009

still latexing

Latex - on - and on - and on - and on. I'm on to the minor colours now but man is it tireing.

Successfully tinted my screen last night, really tricky stuff to apply properly - especialy when you forget to peel off the back film >_<
It's not great but it will do

11th August 2009

Late night telly

I finally found a use for digital, other than endless repeats of top gear! They love showing cheesy old films like Red Heat late at night, perfect accompanyment to midnight cosplay.

Legs are finished now and the arms are very nearly there too. managed to get a coat of coloured latex onto the head and body as well. Unfortunately both I and my prefered craft shop have run out of red acrylic so it's a bit of a search mission at lunchtime today.

Been experimenting with ways of tinting my tv screen too and I think I'm going to have to go the whole hog and get some window tinting film... darned expensive though.

10th August 2009

latex

Well, arms and legs nearly complete now. coloured latex neaded a few more coats than normal for a good colour and I discovered I screwed up in construction as I used some dark craft foam for some detail - this section is now a lot darker than the rest of the costume :(

I'll paint the detail tonight and crack on with latexing the head and body.

8th August 2009

construction complete

Ok, so I've finished carving the last bits of detail and filling/trimming the joints. Taken a few progress pics to show what it looks like pre latexing too.

Next up a fun weekend of latexing, wish it wasn't so nice outside :(