Corporal Randel Oland (Military Uniform) - Pumpkin Scissors

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Amecon 2010



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Ever since I first watched Pumpkin Scissors I've been interested in this project. Randel is a retired soldier who joined the Pumpkin Scissors to aid in their war relief effort. He was part of the secret 901 anti-tank-trooper unit, basically consisted of foot soldiers trained to take down enemy tanks by themselves.

Despite his impressive stature (well over six feet tall), and a body riddled with scars, Randel's nature most of the time is kindhearted and ingenuous. But when he is in trouble he turns on his blue-steel lantern marked "901-ATT", and he becomes a fearless and vicious combatant. He is capable of defeating even heavily-armored foes with his 13mm anti-tank gun, known as the "door knocker".

Wore this for the first time at Amecon and was really happy with how it turned out. Looked great paired with Alias's Alice and was easier to wear than most costumes i've worn. Makeup was a bit more labour intensive than anticipated but turned out ok. I look forward to wearing it again!

Comments

Alias Cosplay posted on 11 December, 2007 - 11:14
This will really suit you, I will get around to watching the anime at some point!

sjbonnar posted on 1 June, 2008 - 23:07
You'll look great as randel! BIG COAT IS BIG!

Zehphir posted on 16 November, 2009 - 19:44
Yay cant wait to see this, I love Pumpkin Scissors!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 6 August, 2010 - 23:50
Cant beleive I didnt comment on this before, Great work on the Lamp Inspired :)

Angelphie posted on 17 August, 2010 - 16:44
I was very impressed by this - the construction of the coat looked excellent, and the lamp turned out wonderfully. Awesome!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 18 August, 2010 - 13:10
This is the greatest costmue you have EVER done!

Alias Cosplay posted on 18 August, 2010 - 13:56
This turned out so well, great job! :)

Leadmill posted on 18 August, 2010 - 18:28
Thank you guys and gals, it really is much appreciated!

sjbonnar posted on 26 August, 2010 - 19:59
This was win, especially as I know how desperately you wnated to pull it off well. You went above and beyond!

Ino posted on 2 September, 2010 - 22:23
Best Randel EVER. Excellent job!! O_O I'm so gutted I couldn't go to Ame, I love Pumpkin Scissors T-T

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Progress Journal

17th July 2010

Patch

Patch of the Pumpkin Scissors Unit, to be attached to the left arm

17th July 2010

Rank Badges

Made by Alias from scrap pieces of plastazote and thin card with a couple of layers of latex. They needed to be quite light and thin to be fixed flat to the collar of the uniforms without weighing the fabric down and distorting the shape.

Painted using mixture of spray paint for the base colour and acrylic for the details. These will be fixed flush to the uniform collars.

17th July 2010

Lamp Complete

Paint effects added and the light has been tested.

17th July 2010

Lamp Handle

The handle was cut into two to make it smaller and was fixed back together. The join will be hidden by the leather strap.

17th July 2010

Belt Clip

A clip was added at the back made from wonder flex and foam before the top was enclosed. This won't be functional and the lantern will fix onto the belt another way that's more secure.

17th July 2010

Top Fitted

The top was enclosed and some foam detail added.

17th July 2010

Grill Shield

The detail over the grill was made from foam and fixed into place and rivet detail added.

17th July 2010

Outer Layer

The outer foam layer fitted over and around the open grill. The foam was wrapped around the main body and fixed into place around the dynamo handle at the back and some detail was added.

17th July 2010

The Grill

The open grill was fixed into place around the inner plastic piece.

17th July 2010

Outer and Inner Layers

The plastic bottle section was taped into place and the hole for the grill and the power button in the outer foam layer were matched up.

17th July 2010

Grills and Lever

The open grill, closed grill and the lever. A small tab was added on to the closed grill so that its easier to take out once its placed in front of the open grill.

17th July 2010

Grill(s)

Made from a plastic top with its end cut off, the parts inside are small pieces of wonderflex covered in tape and fixed to the inside rim of the top. The lamp grill won't function so two grills will be made, one open (fixed into place) and one closed that will slot over the top of the other.

17th July 2010

Lamp Base

The main section of a drink bottle was used to make a stronger base for the outer layer to be fixed to, with sections cut out for the lamp, button and winding handle. The button may be hidden later on and the handle won't be seen at the back.

17th July 2010

Donor Lamp

A cheap dynamo lamp will be used for the light source and the core of the lantern, its original handle will be replaced.