Matt Horner (Hyperion Captain) - StarCraft 2

Status :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)


The Captain and the Ghost

Master of the Hyperion

At Ease

Starship Captain

Belt Buckle

Jacket Progress 3

Jacket Alterations

Reference 2

Reference 1



Always wanted to cosplay Matt Horner since I got the Starcraft 2 limited editon box set. He is intelligent, cool under pressure, and not afraid to give his opinions.

Project itself would have been impossible without the help of the amazing Alias, she really excelled herself and I really appreciate it! I'm really happy how it all came together! It looked really smart and look forward to wearing it again.


Alias Cosplay posted on 7 August, 2011 - 10:45
This will really suit you.

Manticore posted on 10 September, 2011 - 20:05
*Nerdgasm* God... Love to whip out Artanis for then but I'm not gonna have him done till later ;_; If I see you I'll scream and come vaulting down in massive Armour! =D

Numta posted on 23 September, 2011 - 09:53
Looking forward to seeing a Matt Horner wandering around at Expo! Can't wait to see

Manticore posted on 22 January, 2012 - 12:02
Same here again, dude the progress is lookig amazing!

Anonymous posted on 17 April, 2012 - 16:04
You and your friend in the ghost armour were really cool, both the cosplays and chatting to you briefly before the masquerade (I was the grey troll in red leather). Hope you had a great time at Kita! :)

Manticore posted on 19 April, 2012 - 21:34
Amazing work there dude! Glad to see you, hope to see you in full regalia as Artanis sometime

Manjou posted on 22 April, 2012 - 23:01
Next time bring your spaceship XD Awesome cosplay, found an alternative to hot glue yet? What about contact cement, that works quite well on fabrics

Fishyfins posted on 22 April, 2012 - 23:04
absolutely amazing! great work!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 22 April, 2012 - 23:16
Tight work! why you no spicey beef smiley face pic!

Saffron posted on 23 April, 2012 - 04:08

sjbonnar posted on 25 April, 2012 - 10:27
Dude, this looked very swish. Very dapper! ^_^

Littlegeeky posted on 25 April, 2012 - 10:34
This is a fantastic cosplay hun! You look so swish in this!

RevolverKitty posted on 14 May, 2012 - 14:28
You looked fantastic in this, really brought the character to life!

Progress Journal

Double Ammo Pouch (Posted 2nd April 2012)

Reinforced with card and foam and covered with faux leather with stud detail and faux fastenings. To be worn on the waist belt.

Belt Buckle (Posted 24th March 2012)

Some artistic license was used since the references were so small. Buckle made from foam and reinforced with wonderflex. Detail was added into the foam before and after painting. It has one belt loop on the back to slip onto the waist belt and it hides the original buckle by fastening over it and to the original belt loop with velcro.

Jacket and Belts: (Posted 24th March 2012)

The waist and shoulder belt were masked and the edges sprayed gold, belt loops were made and chrome buckles will link the two belts. A chrome buckle was used at the front on the shoulder strap.

Sleeve Epaulettes (Posted 24th March 2012)

These were marked in place whilst the jacket was being worn and fixed in to place near the elbow area.

Jacket Alterations (Posted 22nd March 2012)

Since the original jacket design widens near the bottom, an extension was made using matching suit fabric with the red and gold trim attached. Velcro will help fasten it.

Shoulder Pad Positioning/Attachment (Posted 6th March 2012)

Positioned the shoulder pads with strong velcro which will be trimmed afterwards so that it is hidden completely. Attached the gold trimming linking from the brooch to the one shoulder pad.

Trousers Lined (Posted 22nd January 2012)

Strips of the same red fabric used for the jacket was fixed to the sides of the trousers.

Shoulder Pads (Posted 21st January 2012)

Made from foam and sealed with stretch latex paint before painting, they were also heat formed to keep their shape and to help them stay over the shoulders of the jacket. They will be kept in place with velcro.

Broach Attached (Posted 21st January 2012)

Press studs were used to fix the badge into place. Stronger than velcro or glue and removable like the shoulder pads, so that the suit can be cleaned.

Collar Progress (Posted 21st January 2012)

The collar was extended and gold ribbon and detail was added.

Jacket Progress 5 (Posted 21st November 2011)

The completed red sections with ribbon.

Jacket Progress 4 (Posted 21st November 2011)

The wider band was fitted to the hem of the jacket and the thin ones to the sleeves, finished off with the gold ribbon.

Jacket Progress 3 (Posted 21st November 2011)

Three strips of red cotton were hemmed and topstitched, ready to be fixed to the jacket.

Jacket Progress 2 (Posted 13th November 2011)

On the backs of the sleeves near the elbow, are two small epaulet like details. There were made from the same red cotton fabric to be used for the jacket with faux buttons added.

Jacket Progress 1 (Posted 13th November 2011)

A tuxedo jacket with a mandarin collar was used as the base. The black buttons were swapped over for gold coloured ones and the overlapping side of the jacket was switched over to match the ref images. Its planned to be fastened with velcro since the buttons are now faux ones. Gold ribbon was added along the edge and along the buttons.

Brooch Constructed (Posted 18th September 2011)

A small plastic craft dome was used as a base to shape the milliput on top of it, the detail around the edge and the circle in the centre was added before it could set. The plastic dome was bigger than what was needed and was cut away from the milliput once it had set. Foam was used to form the small raised pyramid on top and fixed into place. Primed and spray painted gold with the matching gold rope attached inside the dome and a flat back added so that it can be fixed to the jacket at a later stage.