Clay Carmine - Gears of War 3


London MCM Expo May 2012

Judges Award of Best Cosplay Group May MCM Expo 2012

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I was undecided about a Gears of War cosplay for so long but after playing GoW 3 I'm decided. I've always wanted to do one of our favourite red shirts the Carmine brothers and I've decided on Clay.

Aww, bacon :D

Finally finished this cosplay and I loved being at MCM. I loved the look on people's faces when I said I was in the Gears of War group. Amazed that we won Best Group Cosplay at May MCM 2012 and a big thanks to the judges for choosing us ;)

Our Masquerade performance

Numta posted on 21 September, 2011 - 09:25
YES YES YES YES YES YES! Please join our GOW3 group! xD

FusionRose posted on 21 September, 2011 - 18:01
Second what numta said, please join us at may expo! Really looking forward to seeing this!! x.

Kata-san posted on 21 September, 2011 - 18:35
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 posted on 2 October, 2011 - 23:11
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 posted on 3 October, 2011 - 08:46
Definetly want to get as many COGs as possible for when we do ours =P Mass group anyone? =P

Kata-san posted on 4 October, 2011 - 02:43
@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 posted on 4 October, 2011 - 09:05
Yeah gears and locust would be epic haha doubt im going to have RAAM done anytime soon though =P

Leolarua posted on 4 October, 2011 - 18:12
im looking forward to this, and seeing everyone elses gears cosplays too.

hakuloveszabuza posted on 4 October, 2011 - 19:50
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 ^^

Kata-san posted on 4 October, 2011 - 20:33
Thanks dahlia! Hakuloveszabuza, you've got a gear ;) I would love a mixed Gears group.

FusionRose posted on 4 October, 2011 - 22:14
awww bacon xD x.

hakuloveszabuza posted on 12 February, 2012 - 23:31
Your foam boot and armour is looking so awesome so far. I can't wait to see it all painted up ^^

rayplon posted on 23 February, 2012 - 15:17
found a toy chainsaw at toys r us ...matted with a nurf gun and there's your weapon dude ....just an idea hehe good luck

Kata-san posted on 27 February, 2012 - 19:44
Cheers guys! Lol cheers rayplon! I am probably going to order a Lancer from Play and paint it up the right colours hopefully.

Anonymous posted on 27 February, 2012 - 20:01
Looking good so far mate! With the amount of effort everybody is putting in it's going to be a group that will go down in the history books!!!

Sketch McDraw posted on 15 April, 2012 - 02:30
OMG! This is looking EPIC so far! I cant wait to see it at Expo :)

WarriorTeddy posted on 27 April, 2012 - 11:48
love the helmet! If you get any more lights fitted in, you'll be able to shoot lasers from your eyes :D

Han Hyuga posted on 20 May, 2012 - 23:06
I am so jelly... And your outfit is gonna look so cash, I just know it...

Ilpala posted on 28 May, 2012 - 21:50
Loved all the GoW costumes, Well done.

theKillingDoll posted on 29 May, 2012 - 14:56
Real consistancy of the armour throughout the group, good effort

Mighty Odango posted on 29 May, 2012 - 15:52
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 posted on 29 May, 2012 - 23:02
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 posted on 29 May, 2012 - 23:17
Dude! Congratulations on your win! You guys were amazing!

FusionRose posted on 30 May, 2012 - 10:35
you have to bring carmine out again! We need more GOW time!! Great having you in the group hun ^_^ x.

Alias Cosplay posted on 30 May, 2012 - 16:33
Great work.

Kata-san posted on 4 June, 2012 - 15:41
Thanks all. @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 posted on 6 June, 2012 - 18:49
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 posted on 9 June, 2012 - 17:34
Probably one of the best Clay's I've seen to date! That helmet is spot on!

ThisIsLisaB posted on 9 June, 2012 - 19:51
Amazeballs! Such an awesome costume, jealous of your skills!

Moonchild posted on 10 June, 2012 - 13:26
Great work on this!! Wish i'd seen you guys at expo!!

Anonymous posted on 8 August, 2012 - 10:48
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

Captain_Marvelous posted on 8 September, 2012 - 11:46

southafrimike posted on 31 January, 2013 - 14:16
Awesome! that is all!

Littlegeeky posted on 3 February, 2013 - 20:18
Wow this is amazing!!! Congrats on the showcase!

Siouxsie James posted on 3 February, 2013 - 22:17
Grats on the showcase! A wonderfully made costume ^^

Manticore Arts posted on 4 February, 2013 - 01:02
Congratulations dude! you did Amazing! Well Done!

gaming_goddess posted on 4 February, 2013 - 01:47
Congrats on the Showcase! You totally deserve this! Your look epic :D

Karakulz posted on 4 February, 2013 - 21:22
Soooo Amazing! Congrats on the Showcase, Well deserved! ;3

Sketch McDraw posted on 5 February, 2013 - 02:12
Congrats on the show case dude! So well deserved! :D

Numta posted on 5 February, 2013 - 10:33
well deserved showcase dude! =D

Sephirayne posted on 6 February, 2013 - 09:26
This is great. Congrats on the showcase.

Kata-san posted on 9 February, 2013 - 11:49
Thanks everyone! It was an awesome suprise to see that I was the weekly showcase!

26th May 2012


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.

24th 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!

21st 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.

17th 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.

15th 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.

2nd 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


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

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