Thane Krios
Mass Effect 2

Cosplayer: Manticore Arts

Variant: Loyal + M98 Widow

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

10th May 2012: Progress So far Progress Prior at this point

3rd May 2012: Weapon done ^_^ Please refer to the "M-98 Widow Rifle" By Sketch McDraw on this site for a detailed look

25th April 2012: Materials Purchase Most of it and some of the Key sections are underway and then once that goes through, I'll make the patterns and then put through the photos at some point

but I can feel him almost being complete.

There is a Slight snag though.

There's a Zip on the back of the Wet Suit I've got.. Do I- Get a New Zentai Suit or stick to the one I have?

27th January 2012: Purchasing the materials After looking at what Thane needed and references, I had decided that the colour pallets were so varied, it made my head spin. so I went for the Classic look: Grey and Black with White endings.

For the Coat, it will be a mixture of Black and Grey Pleather, which will be sleeveless and possibly velcro'd or press-studded into place.

I've purchased some Ladder Locks and Webbing for the clasps on the front of his jacket (3 of them).

White Round Elastic Cord has been purchased for the rims of the outfit that border the grey from the black sections of the coat.

For the Hexagons on his Coat, I'll Use mesh and paint the print onto the mesh so that It will be visible. The experiment has yet to be worked on.

for the Collar- Plastic Acrylic 0.5mm Sheet will be used to give it strength and height.

Thats the plan so far

27th January 2012: Modelling After we got the head cast into place, my dear friend Andy had begun molding the clay onto the copy of my head. The skin swatches were created using different meshes and then blending together with a brush and several other craving pallets.

Here are the progress pictures for it

1st October 2011: Moulding Cast So I went to see my friend in UCA who does model making and he was happy to help me out with this so he asked me if He could get a mould of my face to work with. So I siad "Sure" and after TWO attempts..(One where the face fell through the nose and then the second leaking a little. It went ok, so now we're in the pahse 2 of development

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Kinreal - 13th August 2011

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Manticore Arts - 13th August 2011
Lol I realise that we are each others fanboys.... GEEEK,!!! If I get my shepherd done and I do thane next and finish him- wanna wear my shepherd?

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Kinreal - 13th August 2011
Hahaha, so it seems! xD
Holy!!... Totally be honoured too! :D

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Manticore Arts - 13th August 2011
Yay!!!! I'm sooo glomming you boy Seeing that you seem to be my other cosband lol Youre M-L right?

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Kinreal - 13th August 2011
Yeah usually a medium, but if I bulk up, perhaps a bit bigger. :P

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Manticore Arts - 13th August 2011
I'll make it stretchy though tbh I'll get myself ;-)

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Kata-san - 14th August 2011
Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing this!

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Manjou - 28th August 2011
Do you know when you're going to wear your Shepard/Thane? It'd be great to see another Thane :)

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Manticore Arts - 29th August 2011
I'm hoping in 2013 when I get started on him because of 3rd year

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Ino - 1st October 2011
OMG, this is immense. With your skills, I know it's going to be amazing! :D :D

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Manticore Arts - 24th October 2011
Well he's on his way now so just waiting on May to do this. And the free time of course

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Fizzykat - 24th October 2011

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kiichan - 24th October 2011
Your sculpt looks great! I'm doing a Jack to coenside with release :) I'll have to find you at May and we can grab some photos.

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Moonchild - 24th October 2011
AHHH this is looking incredible!! I'm really looking forward to seeing this, love Thane! =)

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Manticore Arts - 25th October 2011
Kiichan THAT IS A DEAL!, no We will assemble to fight the Reaver threat! Together!

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birds-hate-flying - 3rd November 2011
that's some gorgeous sculptural work you've done for the head, I'm really interested to see how the mask turns out!

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Plasticsharkattack - 8th November 2011
Fucking hell this is top notch pro. Epic

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Numta - 8th November 2011
This is unbelievable!

Well done sir!

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kiichan - 14th November 2011
Nice work on the colouring. Great to see such good progress!

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Manticore Arts - 14th November 2011
Thank you so much, I'm glad everyone is pleased so far. It's not my work completelt but I will be wearing it with pride!

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Candystriped - 11th January 2012
SWEET BABY JESUS this is gonna be good!

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Sands - 12th January 2012
I love Thane
which uni does your friend go to and whats the course title?

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Manticore Arts - 12th January 2012
University of Arts in Rochester

And thanks Sands and Candy =D

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SnowmanKline - 12th January 2012
looking reallg good there bud, keep it up ^_^

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nanahara - 12th January 2012
EPIC XD. I look forward to seeing this ^^

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Relion - 13th January 2012
WOW, this looks amazing! The mask is perfect.

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Manticore Arts - 13th January 2012
Again thanks guys for the Support! Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!

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Sketch McDraw - 8th February 2012
Your 'M-98 Widow'Rifle is coming along Nicely by the way ;D
Got some WIP pics up on my profile.

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Manticore Arts - 8th February 2012
Ohhh I saw! can I nick one for progress?

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Sketch McDraw - 9th February 2012
Ofcourse you can dude :)

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supremeoutcast - 10th March 2012
This looks amazing! Can't wait to see it in May!

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GraceyDarling - 25th March 2012
SO excited to see this, it looks so amazing! I really want to do Samara one day :)
Thank you for the comments on my costumes aswell i haven't been on here in so long so ive only just seen them =)

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Manticore Arts - 25th April 2012
Thank you everyone ^_^

Supremeoutcast: Definitely!
GraceyDarling: It's ok I'm just glad you saw them! Thank you ^_^

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Zelvyne - 18th May 2012
Wow, the jacket is looking great so far. Can't wait to see this finished :)

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Einmyria - 18th May 2012
Wow this is looking really good!! ^.^

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nanahara - 23rd May 2012
this is looking EPIC XD

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Manticore Arts - 23rd May 2012
Why Thank you guys! I try ^_^

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Han Hyuga - 24th May 2012
Oh my god, word's can't even... Gah, it looks awesome! I'm definitely keeping an eye out for this!

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TheSnake - 28th May 2012
Wicked ,looks awesome,shame i did not see it at the show at the weekend

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Anonymous - 29th May 2012
You look amazing, dude! I dread to think how much you must have fried in that at Expo, though!

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WarriorTeddy - 29th May 2012
Too Awesome for words ^^ still gutted I didn't get to see it upclose

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Manjou - 29th May 2012
I must say congrats bro, the outfit turned out excellent! :D (Though probably like wearing a mobile sauna? ^^;)

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Manticore Arts - 30th May 2012
Thank you dude! - It was- I nearly died, I literally ha Kepral's Syndrome: Drowning from within- but sheer will power to finish this mission to the best is all that kept me going for 7 hours!

Thank you everyone else! It was truly Fun to wear ^_^

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Plasticsharkattack - 30th May 2012
Dude you are a FUCKING god. I LOVE YOU. marry me.

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Sketch McDraw - 30th May 2012
Again dude, this was just amazing - I think its my fav Cosplay of yours to date :)

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Manticore Arts - 1st June 2012
Hahaha Ben- Sure why not, ive got nothing else planned lol

And Thank you Kyle: that's by far my favourite comment, although I think one will be out done later ^_^

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Kinreal - 1st June 2012
This was actual walking sex.

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Sephirayne - 1st June 2012
This is epic. The costume and mask are brilliant. Love the prop as well. Great job by all ^^

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Kata-san - 4th June 2012
Awesome to see the whole costume, looks amazing, I'm gutted I didn't manage to see it in person at MCM though!

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FuriePhoenix - 4th June 2012
im yet to play the mass effect games but this is...awesome!!!

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 6th June 2012
Words can not describe how epic this is <3

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Nomes - 12th July 2012
So very awesome. And you have some fabulous shots.

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Anonymous - 4th August 2012
Wow, this is amazing craftmanship. I saw the suit version at Kita and thought that was amazing enough this is just fantastic! Well done> :D

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Sketch McDraw - 16th October 2012
Loving the new pics dude :)

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Anonymous - 1st November 2012
Thank you for such a lovely day and taking care of us all <3

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Manticore Arts - 2nd November 2012
Anytime my dear- any time ^_^