27th May 2012: Finitio After some late night painting in the hotel and a lot of worrying, the armour is complete. Had a great day wearing it. Only a couple of issues (other than dying of dehydration), two of the nuts on the boot fell off and one of them went missing. So thanks to the Cosplay HQ for having the emergency repair stuff. Managed to break a strap off the side while enthusiastically jumping onto the stage but all in all it went very well.
25th May 2012: All packed for MCM Armour is all packed up for MCM. I had to buy a suitcase especially to fit it in as it is massive! Good old Argos only had 1 large suitcase left.
22nd May 2012: Bullet time! (ok I know they're shells) Ok with MCM fast approaching and an ulcer quickly developing the costumes going well and i'm getting to the point where I'm now moving on to the little additions such as shotgun shells. All I have to do is complete a bit of painting and the belts and I'm finitio. Yay!
22nd May 2012: Base colour of the armour complete I've finished applying the base coat of the armour. It's Ford Black colour but for some reason the torso and helmet came out a lot darker than the boots, no idea why.
18th May 2012: The shoes are massive! Complete construction of the booties, they are massive. I plan to put some skater trainers in them to stop my feet moving about inside them.
16th May 2012: Mew armour Hmmm...transportation is going to be a bit of an issue. My armour fills the whole bag and that's before I've even put the boots, grieves, bracers, helmet or lancer near it.
After a weekend of not feeling well at all, I am behind. OH SHIIIIII...
Oh and my armour looking like the Pokemon mew was totally unintentional. Hopefully it won't anymore after it's painted :D
15th April 2012: Helmet Mk2 Much happier with the blacker, less purple helmet with LEDs galore! 13 just in the helmet. I need to get cracking, not long now, and I've not even started painting yet.
3rd April 2012: Lighty up eyes Made the eyes out of polymorph and stuck some LEDs behind them. They are looking good
25th March 2012: LEDs, LEDs and more LEDs! Carmine has a redonkulous number of lighty up bits. At least I'm safe in the knowledge my battery system should last as it was running overnight with my fans and LEDs all hooked up. Nearly finished the torso construction. Only 2 months left!
27th February 2012: Hot helmet is hot! Started work on the helmet, I'm a bit iffy about the general size and shape, so may do it again with some thinner foam but I think overall it's not a bad first attempt
12th February 2012: Body Wellity, wellity, wellity, I've finally started on my body armour, I'm loving working with Eva foam, it's so easy to work with.
I still need to glue it all together though and start shaping it which is the bit I'm most worried about apart from the painting.
15th January 2012: It has begun! Finally gotten started on my Carmine cosplay! I've cut out all the parts for one boot out of EVA foam floor tiles just to do the other one. Ignore the purple-ness :P
FusionRose - 21st September 2011
Second what numta said, please join us at may expo! Really looking forward to seeing this!! x.
Kata-san - 21st September 2011
Thanks, I'm not sure when I'm going to get time to work on this but if I get it done near Expo I'll try and make it as I was planning to go to Expo sometime next year anyway.
FusionRose - 3rd October 2011
Well we are working out how to make the COG armour so if you need any ideas feel free to ask ^^ i'm not expert when it comes to armour but i have friends that are and have given me lots of suggestions =] x.
Numta - 3rd October 2011
Definetly want to get as many COGs as possible for when we do ours =P
Mass group anyone? =P
Kata-san - 4th October 2011
@FusionRose cool, thanks. I'm not 100% sure what to make it out of yet, I was thinking EVA or Plastazote for the armour and maybe foam or cardboard for the helmet.
@Numta3 Yeah I'd love a mega group. Looking at all the Gears cosplays appearing on here I definitely think we could get a good group together.
Pity you guys couldn't split yourselves into two and then we could get Gears and Locusts :P
Numta - 4th October 2011
Yeah gears and locust would be epic haha doubt im going to have RAAM done anytime soon though =P
Leolarua - 4th October 2011
im looking forward to this, and seeing everyone elses gears cosplays too.
hakuloveszabuza - 4th October 2011
I am really looking forward to seeing this costume (or pictures of it as I won't be at Expo next year)it is great to see so many gears cosplays appearing. If Numta3 does get RAAM done for 2013 I might have to beg you to back me up against the Locusts ^^
And your outfit is gonna look so cash, I just know it...
Ilpala - 28th May 2012
Loved all the GoW costumes, Well done.
theKillingDoll - 29th May 2012
Real consistancy of the armour throughout the group, good effort
Mighty Odango - 29th May 2012
Yeah, as him above ^ said, we were really impressed with how consistent all the costumes were - large groups often have a problem with matching up well and you guys did a great job of it! The whole group looked like a lot of fun :)
Kata-san - 30th May 2012
Thanks again guys! Well chuffed with the quality of everyone's cosplays as well. It was great fun with an army of us cutting through the crowds and struggling down the stairs ;)
Manticore Arts - 30th May 2012
Dude! Congratulations on your win! You guys were amazing!
FusionRose - 30th May 2012
you have to bring carmine out again! We need more GOW time!! Great having you in the group hun ^_^ x.
Kata-san - 4th June 2012
@Manticore, I was so chuffed that we won!
@FusionRose, I'm definitely going to take him out again, he got a bit more battle damage from the trip home though. Don't know when he'll be out again. It was great fun being in the group.
FangGirl - 6th June 2012
Awesome armour, that helmet is freaking sweet.Love the lights.....one thing I need to learn how to do lol.Congrats on the win too :)
Kinreal - 9th June 2012
Probably one of the best Clay's I've seen to date!
That helmet is spot on!
ThisIsLisaB - 9th June 2012
Such an awesome costume, jealous of your skills!
Moonchild - 10th June 2012
Great work on this!! Wish i'd seen you guys at expo!!
Anonymous - 8th August 2012
This is amazing :)
Can I ask how you got the eyes to light up and still be able to see through it ?
I know it might be a stupid question, but I was hoping to do an Iron Man outfit for a friend, and I just have no clue how I'd place the LEDs lol
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