Alphonse Elric
Full metal alchemist

Cosplayer: xaerael

Variant: Full Armour

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

3rd place Sunday masquerade mcm expo october 2008

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4th March 2009: [04th march update] yep, i'm updating on Al.

checked the suit today for any major damage after the MCM in preperation for rewearing at ayacon later this year. nothing *critical*. a few of the edges could do with either relatexing or binding with ducktape (non are visable, so i can be scruffy with my fixes).

all good stuff!

27th October 2008: And it's all over. back home from london. Al is looking worse for wear, going to have to spruce him up before the next time i wear him

will be updating the gallery in general over the next few days as photos come in. i've managed to delete the txt file with names, so people are going to have to PM me for credit of any photos i post in the meantime unless i retrace my steps and find each of the used photos ^^;;

26th October 2008: 3rd place!!! got in the masq on the second to last entry, al was pretty heavily beaten up by this time. Fixed him up and got resuited as fast as I could, waited hours in baking heat, but it was all worth it...

3rd place!!! Big ego boost for my first cosplay!

24th October 2008: 23rd october update costume is packed. everything is ready. expo here we come!!

12th October 2008: 12th october update PROJECT 100% COMPLETE

9th October 2008: 09th october update ARMOUR 100% COMPLETE!!!

left to do:

tunic, fastenings and makeup.

5th October 2008: 05th october update more more more....!

latexed and painted the curiass. looks great.

finally... FINALLY found the right gloves. (in the gardening section at focus!) made the armour plates for them, latexed and painted them.

latexing of pauldrons/upper arms started. maybe finished by the end of the day.

aiming to have almost everything done for next sunday. all that really needs doing now is the legs, the isoflexing and the tunic. that leaves a nice 2 weeks to do any finishing touches!

5th October 2008: story so far... [20th aug update]

back of curiass, collar, inner shoulderpads completed. one foot semi complete.

unmade parts remaining: upper and lower arms x2, upper and lower leg x2, groin, foot x1, gloves x2, outer shoulderpads x2.

[22nd aug update]

made left arm, finished both feet

unmade parts remaining: right arm, upper and lower leg x2, groin, gloves x2, outer shoulderpads x2

[24th aug update]

upper body finished! photo gallery updated!

[29th aug update]

all the body is completed. gloves need making, tunic/loincloth thing needs making, everything needs latexing, but i'm well ahead of time right now!

[14th sept update]

no progress >>;; been really busy at work and spendable money is short for materials. expect an update some time around the end of the first week in october tho!

[24th sept update]

still no *real* progress. i re-cut the inside elbow curves on the lower vambraces for comfort, fixed the pauldrons to the main body permanently, and fixed the shoulder domes to the upper vambraces permanently. mostly cosmetic/comfort edits before i start final latexing sometime next week.

i did try wearing the suit for a prolonged time (about an hour plus) and i was fairly suprised at how natural and comfortable it felt.

[04th october update]

leaps and bounds! latexed and painted the helm, feet and vambraces. looking great! also finished the spikes and permanently fitted them to armour.

also made a permanent decision to abandon trying to make the knee and elbow pads. maybe a future addition.

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Anime_Angel - 13th August 2008
lovin the progress so far, keep up the great work^_^

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Anonymous - 13th August 2008
Seriously looking forward to this being finished. It's going to be epic and rocking for sure. Every time you do a new section it makes me more and more squeeful!

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MangaChild - 13th August 2008
looking fantastic so far keep up the great work and this will be nothing short of breath taking

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Littlegeeky - 23rd August 2008
:O WOW!!!
Your Al is looking really cool so far, I
can't wait to see it all completed!

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xaerael - 24th August 2008
thanks everyone for the nice comments so far!

expect more photos tonight, everything above the waist should be complete!!

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Ikkaku-kun - 24th August 2008
thats insane xD great work on all fronts ^^ cant wait to see it done

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Neko-Chan - 24th August 2008
Woah. The progress is amaze!
it looks so awsome! good luck with the rest!!

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SherlockHulmes - 24th August 2008
This is looking very impressive!

Where are you getting the plastazote from? It certainly seems to be great for armour making! :O

Good job!

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timpey - 24th August 2008
wow looking really good, very well done getting the shape of his armor and mask just right

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xaerael - 24th August 2008
i get the plastazote from i normally use 6mm for large areas and 3mm for details.

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Anonymous - 24th August 2008
OMG! i am amazed!!!! i really looking forward to seeing this!!!!

i defo need a pic of you when i get the chance lol and be warned a few of my friends my GLOMP you and follow you non stop lol

great jjob!!!!!!!!!!!

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stripey_dani - 24th August 2008
Amazing! Ive seen a few full suited Alphonses but this is definatly one of the most accurate!

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MoonLily - 24th August 2008
Wow! I can't wait to see this at expo! It looks great so far! ^_^

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Anonymous - 11th September 2008
looking great, man.

i ordered some of that foam you're using for a project of my own. if it's not too much trouble, if i run into problems would it be ok to ask for tips? i'm hugely impressed with your armour.

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xaerael - 14th September 2008
sure, just prod me via PMs. i'm a bit hectic at work right now (thus there's been no progress for a few weeks) but i try to check my messages every other day at least.

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Anonymous - 25th September 2008
I like your use of latex to cover the foam- that's something I've never really thought of doing (Our nightmare is made of cardboard XD) But it's a really cool way of making armour that can take a few knocks.

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Anonymous - 12th October 2008
Man, that Al cosplay is looking fantastic! I must say, without the sliver paint-job, it makes me think "Stormtrooper punk", XD.

I hope to see this at Expo, dude~!

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xaerael - 12th October 2008
lol, you're not the first person to make the stormtrooper comment!

it looks very different now that it's finished, i so want to post photos of it, but both me and my flatmate have agreed no public shots of either untill after the expo.

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ryaoki - 16th October 2008
THAT IS wayyy to .. yea im gonna swear WAYY TO FUCKING EPIC mannnnn how did you make everything stay like the wrist armour and stuff like how did you attach it looks fantastic

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CrystalNeko - 16th October 2008
Ahhh this is amazing, seriously I wish you the best of luck in getting a place for the masquerade. And if you get in, YOU BETTER WIN! >O
I still can't get over how amazing this is *___*

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Adamoluna - 16th October 2008
oh wow... that's awesome XD
looking forward to seeing you in real life and taking lots of picturess! :D

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Manga Girl - 16th October 2008
I cannot wait to see this! I'm definitely taking photos of you!! :D

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MangaChild - 16th October 2008



i cant wait till i get to see this in person!!

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sarmander - 16th October 2008
OMG! O_O That's is simply AWESOME! (And I'm really starting to think that I should use my Ed cosplay for Expo too, just in case I run into you!)

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Anonymous - 17th October 2008
f-ing sweet!

See you at expo!

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Neko-Chan - 18th October 2008
:O you finished!!
it looks SOOOOOOOOO amazing!!!

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Uni - 19th October 2008
WOW Excellent craftmanship!!! the work you've put into this looks amazing! well done! I hope i get to see this in person!

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PapercutPerfect - 19th October 2008
Holy...!!! WOW, awesome job!

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xaerael - 19th October 2008
if anyone who grabs any photos of me and Dr. Ghost don't mind forwarding them, it would be seriously appreciated since we're pretty much unable to bring/use a camera. prod me thru PMs!

and thanks for the comments! less than a week to go, and i'm feeling like a kid before xmas. people being so positive and giving such nice praise for my work is only heightening that feeling!

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Amy-Lou - 28th October 2008
This was incredible to see, all the effort paid off :D Congratz on the prize!

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nert - 28th October 2008
I said it at the time, but damn this was awesome! I got a few pics and they'll be appearing on my gallery hopefully today

Twas good to meet you, even if only while encased in armour ;)

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ryaoki - 29th October 2008
dude contact me send me a pm or catch me on msn , i have some AWSOME shots of this , i was the guy with blue hair friday night who was chatting to you about armours

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Kuma - 31st October 2008

Man, I'm quite excited about this already. A little surprised that you're so keen to get into the suit in /the summer/ but the awesomeness should outweigh any dehydration...

Maybe its time to think about cooling fans...

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Orihime - 18th November 2008
Woooooowww.....the best Alphonse I've ever seen!

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Anonymous - 27th May 2009

So awesome!!

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KhaosKreator - 20th August 2009
Whoooo Nert Pictures from Ayacon!


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LittlePidgey4 - 29th August 2009
You're definately made of awesome. <3

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Anonymous - 29th March 2012
damn looks good man gratz :)
i have 1 question did u use plastazote to build the armor...if so
what did u use to make it so smooth/seal, pva, latex, plasti-dip, other stuff,

smokie :)