Arumat - Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope


London MCM Expo May 2011

2nd place in the Square Enix cosplay competition at Hyper Japan




I wore this costume with two herniated disc in my spine. Funny if it weren't so painful.

The staff posed some interesting design problems, mostly about transport. AS such it can be broken down into 6 pieces which I store flat. The perspex is a little flimsy, so I try hard not to test its breaking point!

The boots were interesting. I used craft foam panelling first time, but around the ankle it just couldn't stand the wear and tear, so I painted those panels on, and kept the ones on the upper boot. I repainted the lot to a colour I felt was more accurate.

The wig and ears......nightmare.

The jacket itself is quite heavy, so it's actually a lot hotter than it looks. Some bits are unfinished, such as the belt connectors. I'll get there. I touched up some parts already for Hyper Japan, hopefully Ayacon will see completion


tripletriad posted on 14 July, 2011 - 20:31
Why has no one commented?! >A< Arumat rocks and you did a brilliant job!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 14 July, 2011 - 21:24
Awesome - wear this again when I finish my Edge please!

Moonchild posted on 27 July, 2011 - 18:54
Amazing Arumat!! You suit him so well & your scythe is soo awesome!

Limegreenjelly posted on 27 July, 2011 - 18:56
Congratulations, fantastic win, Epic costume :)

J-Po posted on 27 July, 2011 - 19:07
wow awww gutted i missed this at expo

Lady Bahamut posted on 27 July, 2011 - 19:15
Woah, epic Arumat! *_*

Zelvyne posted on 27 July, 2011 - 21:04
I remember seeing your awesome scythe in a crowd at expo =p Awesome costume ^_^

Nomes posted on 27 July, 2011 - 21:29
Amazing pics and amazing in person. You look so bishy in pics 1 and 2!

Kata-san posted on 1 August, 2011 - 00:09
Amazing cosplay! Really like the scythe!

Adamoluna posted on 2 August, 2011 - 01:02
wow, that looks great dude. :D very nice work on the props.

Sephirayne posted on 3 August, 2011 - 21:20
This is awesome. Epic prop work. Congrats on the award.

Freyarule posted on 5 August, 2011 - 16:12
Wow that prop is amazing!!! Well done :D

Manticore posted on 6 August, 2011 - 02:27
Dude this Cosplay was a absolute delight to stand by. And a pleasure to compete against! Congratulations on the award- you deserved it!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 2 November, 2011 - 16:09
So glad I got to get photos with you - this is seriously an amazing costume.

Kyuipo posted on 7 June, 2012 - 15:45
lol. so bishi. Great job with the costume ^^