Silantre
 

Fenris (Winged Wolf Quad-Suit) - Norse Mythology

Status :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Photos

Tongues Out!

Angry Fenris!

Speak Boy!

A Wild Fenris Appeard!!

School Visit With Fenris

Sharpening the Claws

Wolf and Wolf

Nom Nom Nom Nom

Chillaxing

Photo On A Stand

New Reference

Teeth Painted

 


Information

The Costume
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The costume has many features that had made this 6 month project into a nightmare;

-Moving jaw
-Jointed front stilts
-Digigraded padding
-Built in drinks container
-Collapsable wings
-Removable wings
-Free moving tail
-Wet-look nose and mouth/teeth/tongue
-Lightup eyes
-Remote controlled blinking animatronic
-Remote controlled snarling animatronic
-Seperate fur and body padding for easier maintenence
-Cooling fan in neck







The Background Story of the Character
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FENRIS - He goes by many names; Fenrir, Fenrisúlfr, Hróðvitnir or Vánagandr.

Fenris is the oldest son of Loki (the norse god of mischief), he is a gigantic creature in the shape of a wolf. There was a prophecy that Fenris would one day destroy the world, leading the other gods to fear him and eventually chain him up.

(Full story @ http://www.pantheon.org/articles/f/fenrir.html)




Credits:
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Since I have never attempted to create a quadsuit before I can proudly admit that I have been asking advice from people and my thanks goes to:
-Zabuza89 (On CI)
-HatsuneHawke (On CI)
-ThoronWild (Youtube)
-My tutors of Worcester College of Technology


Comments

Sephirayne posted on 1 March, 2011 - 02:07
Oh Wow! This is going to be epic. Can't wait to see this.

Silantre posted on 1 March, 2011 - 02:37
Neither can I XD

zabuza89 posted on 14 March, 2011 - 18:14
woop the wing design i showed you is up -snuggles- wuv wuu

HatsuneHawke posted on 31 March, 2011 - 02:42
keep at it girl xxx

FairyPorchQueen posted on 23 April, 2011 - 07:39
Can't wait to see this!

sjbonnar posted on 29 June, 2011 - 13:24
... O_O Holy hell this is amazing!

j_mercuryuk posted on 29 June, 2011 - 14:22
Shit, this is just...wow...

Eloraborealis posted on 29 June, 2011 - 15:06
Too epic for words, this is truely amazing stuff!

Neko-Axel posted on 10 July, 2011 - 23:21
very epic!

Kata-san posted on 1 September, 2011 - 23:07
They should invent a word that's even better than epic for this costume! Awepic! Amazing job!

birds-hate-flying posted on 23 October, 2011 - 12:41
It's too bad about the wings breaking because, from what I can see in the photos, they were wonderful-- all spikey lines and knife-like feathers. The mask has a great profile and there's a kind of cold-intent-intensity to the eyes. Very effective. Also I think it's pretty cool that you were allowed to build this at college. Does that mean you were graded on this?

Silantre posted on 26 October, 2011 - 00:35
I've managed to salvage the wings, as in I will be wearing them with the costume in October, however only one now works electronically so they're either down or up in eye poking position =P. Aye I was graded for this I got a C as the costume wasn't finished. Turns out 3 months of day and night work just wasn't enough, the animatronics and electronics were alot more complicated then I had anticipated >.> Thank you for the lovely comment =], it's when people say nice things about my costumes that makes all the pain worthwhile ^^

BabemRoze posted on 26 October, 2011 - 10:48
This is so cute! I wanna steal you and have you as a pet XD...in a totally non-weird way

Zelvyne posted on 27 January, 2012 - 19:34
This looks fantastic! Absolutely love it. Really impressive list of features too.

zabuza89 posted on 29 January, 2012 - 23:12
it turned out well x

Sephirayne posted on 30 January, 2012 - 19:46
This looks absolutely amazing. Well done ;)

Silantre posted on 30 January, 2012 - 22:28
THanks for the wonderful comments guys! =3

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Progress Journal

For Sale (Posted 2nd November 2011)

I have had to make a hard decision, to sell my baby boy!

Unfortunatly money is tight at the moment, and I'm going to struggle making a new costume before I can sell another one.

For details on the features of the costume look at the information tab above.

If you are interested, would like more information or more photos please feel free to contact me on silantre@hotmail.co.uk

(I will at some point upload a video of how the costume moves)

Expo Success (Posted 2nd November 2011)

Fenris has finally made it out of the house and all the way to London!

I wore him in the evening on Saturday and the whole day on Sunday. Scaring small children has started to become a hobby of mine at expo! *cheeky grin* I love standing still and waiting for them to come close before roaring and haing my mum do the remote control snarl,,, priceless.

Revival of my Baby (Posted 23rd October 2011)

After re-finding myself I have re-found this costume and realised that the rush to get it finished within the three months for college meant that alot of corners were cut.

I'm delving back into my dear boy and giving him alot of touch-up's:

- Fixing the animatronics (as someone appears to have stood on his head while in storage)

- Finally sorting out the wings, although the mechanics to amke them move up and down also appear to have broken and unless I want to start again aren't fixable.

- Re-doing the tail so it stick out from the body giving it more relistic movement when walking

- Updating the paint job

- Adding chains and shackles to make the cosplay more fitting to the characters storyline. Also to help hide the joins in the costume.

- Giving him one hell of a grooming session to sort out his fur >.>

Eyes (Posted 14th April 2011)

I was origionally just going to have pure white eyes, using a white bin liner over a glass lense. However after playing around with some glue I found it dried, leaving an almost crystal look, so I decided to use this instead. Unfortunatly I can't seem to get a photo of how it acctually looks in person, but hopefuly the pictures give some idea.

Teeth (Posted 13th April 2011)

Spent about 2 days overall trying to get these teeth to look half decent.
I made them out of light air drying clay, meaning I didn't have to waste time casting them. The teeth were fixed into place using hot glue, which acted as a superb gum line around the teeth.
I made the tongue from spending hours putting layer after layer of latex together. Though it was worth it as the result is quite,,, tongue like, it's a little creepy infact, haha.
To give the mouth a wet look I added a pearl glaze to simulate saliva.

Problems Before Even Starting (Posted 23rd March 2011)

okay, so I have 2 months to make this beast.

I started the stilts a few days ago and finished what I thought would look good, however after taking the stilts into college my teacher pointed out the designs flaws. So with the first few days of constructing being a waste of time I am now back to square one.

However this could have been a blessing in disguise as a friend has shown me an even better, more realistic way to make quadsuit stilts. So I am starting again tommorow, and hopefully I can get this design to work. Luckily I hadn't spent too much money on the PVC piping stilt method, so I'm not too fussed.