Zio
Phantasy Star IV

Cosplayer: DefineImagineMJ

Variant: Black Magician

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

15th May 2011: Final Paintwork Stage I am now in the midst of finishing of the paint work on the frame. Then I will varnish it, and then it will be 100% complete.

I have also done a couple of costume runs.

3rd May 2011: Coming up to the final furlong Everything is really getting there now. I just hope the attachments will work to add weight on to the front to pull it down, because otherwise I need to think of another alternative to add weight.

I've started the painting on the main frame now though.

20th April 2011: Armour frame (main frame) Well the main part of the frame is in swift progress now. Just need to build on to it a little more, and then I can begin work on the front attachment and then adding the papiermache.

29th March 2011: Only the frame to go! Well, I still need a long-sleeved black polo neck top, but in essence all I have to do now is complete the frame and he's done.

20th March 2011: Frame Armour I have begun work on the frame for Zio. This is another trial and error movement on my part, but I'll make it work. I'm not sure how, but that's why it's trial and error.

I really want the flashing LED light!

15th March 2011: Wig and Cape Now that both have turned up I have taken my first progress shots. Now I need to get a grey belt, knee-high boots, and then make the frame for his shoulders.


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NightmareWings - 22nd June 2010
Welcome to the side of the crossplayer. Hehehe you will look awesome as him though.

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DefineImagineMJ - 22nd June 2010
Yeah, I'm not the crossplay type, but this guy is going to be one of the ONLY exceptions.

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RebaSephiroth2 - 22nd June 2010
This is an amazing game and good luck. ^_^

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DefineImagineMJ - 22nd June 2010
Thanks Reba. I cannot say when this will happen, but the rare old school stuff doesn't get enough love.

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visiting_wizard - 23rd June 2010
Good luck! I'm sure it will look awesome. I'm not sure if I'll crossplay again though - i love the coat i wore as Zed but i felt kind of uncomfortable lol!

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DefineImagineMJ - 23rd June 2010
Well, as mentioned, it's not really my kind of thing to crossplay anyway really. It's just that I can't find anyone who has done Zio before, he's a bishy, I really like his outfit, and he's a badass. I doubt I'll consider any others any time soon though.

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Snap - 14th July 2010
Zio? Hell yeah! I'm a massive Phantasy Star IV fan. Looking forward to seeing this one.

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Raye-chan - 16th January 2011
This would look amazing on you! ^_^

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DefineImagineMJ - 16th January 2011
Haha! Thanks. Yeah I can do the 'sour puss' face alright.

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NightmareWings - 25th March 2011
This is going to rock!

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DefineImagineMJ - 25th March 2011
Now that's what I want to see! Heh heh heh...

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Raye-chan - 20th April 2011
The progress is looking amazing! Can't wait to see this completed!

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DefineImagineMJ - 20th April 2011
It's coming along swiftly I think. ;-)

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FusionRose - 26th April 2011
The progress is looking really good ^_^ x.

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DefineImagineMJ - 26th April 2011
Thanks! Chest-binding though...so not comfy.

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FuriePhoenix - 26th April 2011
progress looks great!

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DefineImagineMJ - 26th April 2011
My thanks to you FuriePhoenix. ^^'

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Anonymous - 28th April 2011
You already look the part! Fantastic progress! 8D

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DefineImagineMJ - 29th April 2011
Thanks. I'm working hard to get him as close to 100% as I can.

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FairyPorchQueen - 30th April 2011
fantastic!

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DefineImagineMJ - 30th April 2011
Thank you. ^^'

I really can't get the frame to gain any height over my shoulders though. I suppose all I can do is go with the realistic approach rather than trying to make it "float" as it were.

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Nomes - 4th May 2011
Could you not just add a patch of insulation foam under the pauldrons to gain the lift and then attach the foam to your shoulders? It's looking ace so far.

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DefineImagineMJ - 4th May 2011
I attached it for the first time today. If I try and do that it won't sit as forward as it does now. I have looked into additional padding, but it sits pretty comfortably as is right now. Adding any more underneath would make it move more than I'd like it to.

Thanks for the suggestion, but realistically it isn't going to work for me and would interfere with the cloak.

And thank you! ^^'

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Illulyn - 15th May 2011
Whoa this looks awesome! Love the armour!

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Adamoluna - 15th May 2011
wow, you really suit this character, great work on the costume! :D

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DefineImagineMJ - 15th May 2011
Thank you very much. ^_^'

Just a little more painting to do on the armour frame and he's completed.

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Snap - 19th May 2011
Hell yeah, Zio!

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DefineImagineMJ - 20th May 2011
;-) Thank you Snap.

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cowiee - 17th June 2011
Love the edits!

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DefineImagineMJ - 17th June 2011
Thank you. ^^'

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FuriePhoenix - 17th June 2011
this was awesome!

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DefineImagineMJ - 17th June 2011
Thanks Furie!

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gaming_goddess - 28th October 2011
This cosplay is amazing :D Need to go play the game to fully appreciate it - love the photos :)