Golbez
Final Fantasy Dissidia / IV

Cosplayer: Manticore Arts

Variant: ((Retired))

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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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: WIG WIG WIG! It's HERE 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: Booties! 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

10th October 2011: Skirting! ....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!

30th 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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Taldur - 3rd June 2011
Will Love to see This ^^

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Manticore Arts - 3rd June 2011
Thank you dude. It's going to the October Masquerade at MCM. it's going to happen. mark my words!

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Taldur - 3rd June 2011
EPIC ^^ I'll be there for all 3 days ^^

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Zelda - 3rd June 2011
LIKE A BOWSE!!!! your gunna melt and im gunna freeze XD

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Manticore Arts - 3rd June 2011
LOL Think about wearing Tights and stuff missy! LOL ....

Like a Bowse!? NO YOU'RE A MINT BOWSE!

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Sephirayne - 7th August 2011
Epic! Can't wait to see this.

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Anonymous - 19th August 2011
Dem gauntlets *_*

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Manticore Arts - 22nd August 2011
Lol thanks =D hahaha Is that a good or bad thing?

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Anonymous - 23rd August 2011
Definitely good!

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- - 24th August 2011
I'm really loving the Gauntlet base! they look so pro and well made.

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Leolarua - 15th September 2011
i cant wait to see this all finished :D

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Kacela - 19th September 2011
Looking awesome, can't wait to see this finished! =]

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DefineImagineMJ - 20th September 2011
Fantastic progress. Looking forward to seeing this.

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birds-hate-flying - 28th September 2011
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.

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Manticore Arts - 28th September 2011
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!

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Anonymous - 28th September 2011
Epic armour is looking epic. Hope i can see this in october mate! Skillz!

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DefineImagineMJ - 3rd October 2011
Looking E-P-I-C!!!

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- - 10th October 2011
This is looking brilliant!

I love the detail

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

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Sketch McDraw - 17th October 2011
i seriously cant wait to see this in person at the Expo dude! :)

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Manticore Arts - 17th October 2011
And your Cloud too! I'm practically Squealling =D

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Anonymous - 21st October 2011
Looking good - can't wait to see it finished.

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Nomes - 21st October 2011
AMazing work. I love watching cosplays progress. Is this for Saturday or Sunday?

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

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DefineImagineMJ - 21st October 2011
Looking epic!

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Manticore Arts - 22nd October 2011
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!

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ToroSonyCat - 23rd October 2011
Oooh, very impressive! :D

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Leolarua - 23rd October 2011
so glad you managed to finish it all! it looks great :)

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Manticore Arts - 24th October 2011
Not my best work and to be honest there's a lot to work on! Thanks guys! =D

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Anonymous - 31st October 2011
This was AMAZING! So happy I saw this at Expo! 8D

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WarriorTeddy - 8th November 2011
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

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Manticore Arts - 8th November 2011
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

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Lady Bahamut - 12th November 2011
Wooooow! That is amazing! I wish I could make something like that! I envy your armour making skills! X3

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CrystalNeko - 12th November 2011
Oh wow! This is pretty awesome! Fantastic armour making skills!

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Manticore Arts - 13th November 2011
Thanks girls!

It'll only get better! =D thank you!

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Ranma1-2 - 14th November 2011
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

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Manticore Arts - 14th November 2011
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

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Ranma1-2 - 14th November 2011
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 )

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Manticore Arts - 14th November 2011
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!

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Sketch McDraw - 18th November 2011
if you redo Golbez, i may be tempted to do dark night Cecil.

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Manticore Arts - 18th November 2011
You're ON! 2013

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Natsumi - 18th November 2011
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

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Manticore Arts - 18th November 2011
*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!

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

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No thanks - 10th December 2011
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

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Manticore Arts - 11th December 2011
WHY THE HELL DIDNT YOU COME AND SAY HI YOU LUNATIC!!

God it is a deal!!! DEAL!!!

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No thanks - 11th December 2011
OH MAN HAVE YOU JUST STARTED A COMMENT WAR?

I'M SO READY FOR THIS.

ok maybe im not xD

I WANTED TO BUT I WAS LIKE SCARED IT'D BE LIKE

'Hi! Your cosplay is aw-*killed*' D:

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Manticore Arts - 11th December 2011
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