Golbez (((Retired))) - Final Fantasy Dissidia / IV


The Costume will include:

-Neck Guard

-Chest plate

-Leg Plating

Taldur posted on 3 June, 2011 - 11:26
Will Love to see This ^^

Manticore Arts posted on 3 June, 2011 - 11:34
Thank you dude. It's going to the October Masquerade at MCM. it's going to happen. mark my words!

Taldur posted on 3 June, 2011 - 11:35
EPIC ^^ I'll be there for all 3 days ^^

Zelda posted on 3 June, 2011 - 11:39
LIKE A BOWSE!!!! your gunna melt and im gunna freeze XD

Manticore Arts posted on 3 June, 2011 - 11:54
LOL Think about wearing Tights and stuff missy! LOL .... Like a Bowse!? NO YOU'RE A MINT BOWSE!

Sephirayne posted on 7 August, 2011 - 14:25
Epic! Can't wait to see this.

Anonymous posted on 19 August, 2011 - 11:44
Dem gauntlets *_*

Manticore Arts posted on 22 August, 2011 - 13:03
Lol thanks =D hahaha Is that a good or bad thing?

Anonymous posted on 23 August, 2011 - 00:00
Definitely good!

- posted on 24 August, 2011 - 04:03
I'm really loving the Gauntlet base! they look so pro and well made.

Leolarua posted on 15 September, 2011 - 17:24
i cant wait to see this all finished :D

Kacela posted on 19 September, 2011 - 11:57
Looking awesome, can't wait to see this finished! =]

DefineImagineMJ posted on 20 September, 2011 - 15:31
Fantastic progress. Looking forward to seeing this.

birds-hate-flying posted on 28 September, 2011 - 14:15
This one is ambitous and that's aaaaawe-some. I particularly like the gauntlets, how you did that raised almost claw-like ribbing on the back of the hands. It looks like you could rake them against someone's face and come away with bits of said face, lol. I think you do interesting stuff (particularly curious to see how you will take on Kefka and the Bahamut Fayth) so I'm going to add you and keep an eye on your work.

Manticore Arts posted on 28 September, 2011 - 14:33
Thanks Birdie- I try to to do the ones No one has ever done before, since Thats the thing that gets the most praise! It's the same thing with your Anubis, I hope it goes well. I'm saving Bahamut Faith till last since it's going to be the piece the resistance. The Ribbing was all Air Clay/Fimo and Glued on but the Claws themselves are we molded into the fabric.. Quite Fun!

Anonymous posted on 28 September, 2011 - 15:05
Epic armour is looking epic. Hope i can see this in october mate! Skillz!

DefineImagineMJ posted on 3 October, 2011 - 16:55
Looking E-P-I-C!!!

- posted on 10 October, 2011 - 16:31
This is looking brilliant! I love the detail

Manticore Arts posted on 15 October, 2011 - 21:21
Thanks guys! I'm pummelling through it with your support. Couldn't do it without you guys and girls cheering me on! =D

Sketch McDraw posted on 16 October, 2011 - 23:52
i seriously cant wait to see this in person at the Expo dude! :)

Manticore Arts posted on 17 October, 2011 - 00:22
And your Cloud too! I'm practically Squealling =D

Anonymous posted on 21 October, 2011 - 09:10
Looking good - can't wait to see it finished.

Nomes posted on 21 October, 2011 - 09:24
AMazing work. I love watching cosplays progress. Is this for Saturday or Sunday?

WarriorTeddy posted on 21 October, 2011 - 10:02
The helmet looks fantastic! You're definitely number 1 on my list of people to glomp =D

DefineImagineMJ posted on 21 October, 2011 - 15:02
Looking epic!

Manticore Arts posted on 22 October, 2011 - 01:35
Thank you guys- it's really cheered me on. It put me down so much seeing the results that I felt depressed and stopped for a day. It's all functional now just need to combine it and see How the elements work- Nomes: it's for Saturday afternoon/Sunday so hopefully it should be active by then. Thanks again love! You've all been awesome!

ToroSonyCat posted on 23 October, 2011 - 15:31
Oooh, very impressive! :D

Leolarua posted on 23 October, 2011 - 17:38
so glad you managed to finish it all! it looks great :)

Manticore Arts posted on 23 October, 2011 - 22:28
Not my best work and to be honest there's a lot to work on! Thanks guys! =D

Anonymous posted on 31 October, 2011 - 13:13
This was AMAZING! So happy I saw this at Expo! 8D

WarriorTeddy posted on 8 November, 2011 - 16:01
lol random photobombing cloud It was great seeing your Golbez upclose and it was even more fun trying to stab you in the tummy :D

Manticore Arts posted on 8 November, 2011 - 17:21
Lol I actually didn't feel that at all... All that Padding... It smelled like Cats which was the most peculiar thing. Thanks Dude! So glad I did this though

Lady Bahamut posted on 12 November, 2011 - 19:43
Wooooow! That is amazing! I wish I could make something like that! I envy your armour making skills! X3

CrystalNeko posted on 12 November, 2011 - 19:50
Oh wow! This is pretty awesome! Fantastic armour making skills!

Manticore Arts posted on 13 November, 2011 - 02:49
Thanks girls! It'll only get better! =D thank you!

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 November, 2011 - 13:06
This cosplay is awesome! Not many people take on these big ones so PROPS to ya. :) ..Haha did you take anyone out with those pauldrons of death? I know I moved right out the way when you came past :P :P

Manticore Arts posted on 14 November, 2011 - 19:40
I did definitely take out alot of people! Alot! I want to try and make this again! But thank you so much you don't know how much your comment has made me feel better about Golbez. I love this Cosplay bier I didn't feel like I did it justice. On the side note I skewered a few of those girls at Britains Next Top Model Convention Lol made room for prettier people like you =D

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 November, 2011 - 22:20
I feel that way about some of my costumes..I know I can improve them cuz often I rushed just to get them wearable for Expo. So yeah by all means improve and make Golbez even more impressive.. Revamped costumes ftw. :) ..maybe make the shoulder spikes a bit more con friendly somehow. eg springy, or remade fusing latex covered sponge. You could add a computer fan in the helmet too for fresh cooling air in. ..just some ideas. :) (Naww thanks for the compliment. =D )

Manticore Arts posted on 14 November, 2011 - 22:50
I thought about the foam actually. We'll see how it goes if I decide Foam again. To be honest I want to go the other way and go for Fibre Glass and Cast Resin, rescale it and add Air Holes for Air con... And computer fans would do marvellously! This was what I was thinking but I had neon lights and so forth. Blah blah technical do ha. I'll try again, Con friendly isn't what I'd go for. Because everyone knows the risks and so do I- I avoid other peoples master prices the should do the same. Thanks again dude!

Sketch McDraw posted on 17 November, 2011 - 23:12
if you redo Golbez, i may be tempted to do dark night Cecil.

Manticore Arts posted on 18 November, 2011 - 00:03
You're ON! 2013

Natsumi posted on 18 November, 2011 - 00:17
Freaking amaaaaaazing~ I can tell you put a hell of a lot of work into this (and it paid off! ^^) Kudos to you dude, I don't think I'd even know where to start with a costume like this! :D

Manticore Arts posted on 18 November, 2011 - 00:21
*blush* Not alot of Girls can make me do that. Thanks- Alot of it didn't go well but that's most cosplayers for you. Thanks again. Time and effort was one of the things I did have much off- but fear...always the fear of this mighty warlock!

Kaerith posted on 20 November, 2011 - 11:36
Kuja had to hold his manly penis down at this sexiness. .. I MEAN. ER. YES, AMAZING WORK!!

No thanks posted on 10 December, 2011 - 22:49
OH MY GOD I WALKED PAST YOU AND I WAS LIKE 'im scared to get a picture' LMAO haha thanks for the comment on dante btw :P FFFFF i'll teach you about dem abs if you teach me HOW THE HELL YOU MADE THIS. dayum. x

Manticore Arts posted on 11 December, 2011 - 01:53

No thanks posted on 11 December, 2011 - 02:18

Manticore Arts posted on 11 December, 2011 - 19:05
Hahahah that's Ironic because I was the same way when Golbez was first being entertained and I was like.... "Fffuuuuu How am I going to do this" And now ive learned so much about Golbez and he's the biggest teddy bear in the world next to Jecht.. And an even bigger irony- I am too supposedly =D

Solidify Structure of Armour
Form the Body Suit Structure
Make the Skeleton Frame
Add Unique Special Features

Total cost: £0.00

23rd October 2011

Boots Complete!

Not as Proud of the kneepads though but I love the combo together! =D

23rd October 2011

Knee Guards Complete!

I'm pretty proud of these so far! =D

21st October 2011


Loving the wig... It's so Theodor! Really I am! Just need to make sure its Hairsprayed in! =D

21st October 2011

Getting Shirty with this!

So the Shirt is actually done, but it does need the biceps and arms done...As in.. Put the blue (will anyone really notice)

15th October 2011

Helmet in the works!

Might need another Neck brace..>.<

15th October 2011


These things are gonna make me walk like a penguin despite Golbez supposedly meant to be the most agile of the armoured cast >_>

15th October 2011

Skirting Pieces

So This is the piece that I've been looking forward to! And So far this was sections without connections

9th October 2011


....This bit is trolling me severely but its getting there slowly. Need to paint sections and get the back done as well, once it's made and then onot the boots and kneepads =D Wahey!

29th September 2011

Pauldrons COMPLETE!

Needing Car Lacquer but otherwise! It's looking Awesome!

28th September 2011

Nearly there with the Right one

Just needs the Black Paint to add Levels and Texture

28th September 2011

Gauntlets well on their way!

It just needs it's hooks and it's good to go!

26th September 2011

Pauldrons Pauldrons Pauldrons!

So After a couple of Paint jobs... I manage to get the right one perfect...Ish... And the left one.. WELL that one is a Bitch on its own.. Going well though! Don't Mind Jenovas-Angel in the Background painting my Guantlet hands =D

22nd September 2011

The Other Gauntlet Falls!

So after finding out the shape of the gauntlet, I copied it again..>.< It's missing an Actual section across the gaurds but if I sectioned it anymore I'd look...Dwarfed in the hands.. And I'm also skint for Materials lol! Make do with what you got as they say =D

18th September 2011

The Gauntlet LIVES

I know its only the left one, but once I can do the left, the right will be easier to do... because I hate doing right hand side parts with left hands... but its looking SUUUUWWWEEET!

18th September 2011

And the Pauldrons get mounted

So I've been having real difficulty with the mount for the pauldrons for the the last how long, and I started with a Yoke system which slowly failed, so then I thought... BACKPACK!... And a bit of Jigsaw playmat lol. End result is Here! Oh and for shits and giggles.. The Helmet too.. BY GOT I'm 6ft 3 with the Helmet on... Wait till I put the shoes I've got on It boots my to 5'10 Already... God it made me smile!

14th September 2011

The Knee Pads Skeletoned

Now that the framing for one is up, just need the framing for the other

14th September 2011

Skirts AHOY!

This is the bit I actually am having trouble with. Boots - Fine! Shoulders...Meh get there.. Chestplate, not a problem BUT EFFING SKIRTING.... Grr and I was looking so forward to it!

14th September 2011

Feeling Horny?

Interestingly enough this was covered in Camping Matt from the £1 store and filled with Expanding foam.. I have yet to fill the visor but once its done.. BOY is it going to be sweet!

14th September 2011

The Gauntlets Fleshed!

These.. Made out of Airclay, are solid rock babies, the only thing is, it feels delicate... But strong at the same time... What a funny and very true Antithesis to Golbez

14th September 2011

Left Pauldron Fleshed

Same Theory, only much Scarier.. How the devil am I gonna mount this thing? And better yet! Whom will I end up taking out?

14th September 2011

Right Pauldron Fleshed

Fleshed with PVA, Polyfilla and Newspaper, it's now hard as a rock and makes me a little scared in case I take someone out

14th September 2011

Helmet Skeleton up!

Made from the same concept with the Pauldrons

14th September 2011

Skeletons up!

Made from Garden Wire and Gutter Gaurd, these are the two Pauldrons for Golbez

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