dragon armour - Original Design

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London MCM Expo Oct 2009

winner- expert category -mcm october expo

Showcased 25th December 2011 What is this?



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I am planning on making a full suit of dragon themed armour, with various weapons etc i will be sticking to this plan!!! This costume is kind of inspired by the amazing world of warcraft designs, but i wanted to wander off the beaten track but still make something quite complex. I enjoyed desiging this and making it, even though it was a serious challenge to juggle with moving out and such

it is craftfoam based, and the first time i have tried making anything like this, so it will be a huge learning curve!



*UPDATE*

WOW. i was overwhelmed at how lovely everyone was about this costume, it really meant a lot for people to come up and chat to me about it etc, i feel very honored as well as for winning in the sunday masq!

THANKYOU EVERYONE! ^_^

here is the vid (last entry) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CEAR8ktjT8

Comments

kimpey posted on 2 November, 2008 - 21:37
this seems interesting hope to see more >+

Ikkaku-kun posted on 2 November, 2008 - 23:05
love the concept art :) and the helmet is looking great :)

BlusterSquall posted on 5 November, 2008 - 20:44
Wow! Helmet is looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest of this! ^__^

ryaoki posted on 5 November, 2008 - 21:07
im a big fan of dragons and i must say i love your desighn its very sophisticated and pretty when at the same time its warrior and fiercly dragon like, definatly one i must take pictures off

sjbonnar posted on 5 November, 2008 - 21:24
I love dragons and this seems really cool!

ElegantAura posted on 5 November, 2008 - 21:25
Oh wow I adore the colours you've used for the helmet, I can tell this is going to be a glorious costume!

Yamidragon posted on 6 November, 2008 - 15:07
hooray for dragons lol!

JakeX posted on 20 November, 2008 - 20:18
I very much like this idea :D The concept drawing looks rather interesting :D Good luck with it :D xx

AmethystEyes posted on 26 May, 2009 - 13:00
This looks very nice! You could very well make a Kain from Final Fantasy 4 with this concept too!

RanmaSyaoran posted on 9 June, 2009 - 07:42
HOLY CRAP O_O

Kacela posted on 9 June, 2009 - 14:56
Looking amazing!! can't wait to see it finished ^^

Feather-to-Earth posted on 19 July, 2009 - 22:54
Oh wow Yami this looks so amazing >_< Definately not going to be able to miss you in October lol ^_^

nanahara posted on 20 July, 2009 - 07:54
this is looking EPIC, can't wait to see this finished

Kaka Extreme posted on 20 July, 2009 - 15:04
man thats is some epic armour work! i am really looking forward to seeing this in October 8D

Odd-One-Out posted on 22 July, 2009 - 21:36
Oh my.. O__O;;;;;

ryaoki posted on 22 July, 2009 - 21:47
now theres something special to look at, i love dragonsss

Demented Kid posted on 22 July, 2009 - 23:15
That is so much awesome o-o I completely love it, looking forward to it completed~

Odd-One-Out posted on 26 July, 2009 - 20:13
Everytime I see this, I'm impressed by a new item.

Amy-Lou posted on 26 July, 2009 - 20:19
It's looking incredible, so intricate!

goodbyeworld posted on 26 July, 2009 - 20:54
This is looking AMAZING! I look forward to seeing it ^^

Tsuchinoko posted on 26 July, 2009 - 20:55
I love the arm pieces and the wings and spine. The electric blue against the black looks really nice!

MangaChild posted on 26 July, 2009 - 21:43
This is really amazing!! i dont like original designs but this is an exception!! I hope i get to see this :D

Kan-chan posted on 26 July, 2009 - 22:24
I'm with mangachild. I usually hate original designs, but this one's fantastic. I loove the colouring! That shade of blue almost GLOWS against the black.

Sephirayne posted on 26 July, 2009 - 23:30
This is so epic. I love how its looking. Its going to rock when its finished.

Nah dude posted on 27 July, 2009 - 01:14
*_* this looks so awesome! your skills are amazing!

ElegantAura posted on 28 July, 2009 - 13:41
Wow, I adore the wings, they're just fantastic ^_^ I can't help but keep praising you for your great work lol

Zaiburst posted on 5 August, 2009 - 17:33
looks amazing, gauntlets and the spine look top notch. Plastazote I assume? Can't wait to see it in person come october.

Yamidragon posted on 6 August, 2009 - 12:33
thanks very much ^^ actually its all made from craftfoam sheets- im no where nearskilled enough to use anything else XD

White Tigress posted on 9 September, 2009 - 23:42
Whoa! This is fantastic! I really like the colours ^_^

Mothfox posted on 4 October, 2009 - 09:44
looks really good ^^ it kinda reminds me of Cecil from FFIV

FairyPorchQueen posted on 21 October, 2009 - 16:20
WOW fantastic, so very impressive. It just looks lovely!

Snap posted on 21 October, 2009 - 16:26
This is like - The best thing ever.

Elyiel posted on 21 October, 2009 - 17:05
Wow, this is amazing!

Mikau Mikau posted on 21 October, 2009 - 21:54
This whole costume looks absolutely amazing. *___*

Lunar_Kitten posted on 22 October, 2009 - 08:50
This looks fantastic - well done. Look forward to seeing it at Expo =^_^=

Anonymous posted on 26 October, 2009 - 09:28
Congratulations on the win! You deserved it! This was absolutely gorgeous!! :D

Lunar_Kitten posted on 26 October, 2009 - 09:33
This looked so good - a prize well deserved =^_^=

Amy-Lou posted on 26 October, 2009 - 10:06
Congratulations on the prize. Stunning costume with so much detail, you even had matching hair clips! :D

Limegreenjelly posted on 26 October, 2009 - 13:08
great costume well done :) congratulations on winning :)

Taffeta_Rose posted on 27 October, 2009 - 14:10
Congratulations on your award, it was very well deserved. I love the artwork you had for it as well.

electricdino posted on 27 October, 2009 - 14:29
This costume was absolutely amazing!! You really deserved winning, congratulations!!

MangaChild posted on 29 October, 2009 - 11:11
SIMPLY AMAZING!!! I think no amount of photos will compare to seeing this in Person, I still cant get my head round how many individual pieces you used to make this :O One of my Favourites of the Past Expo :D sorry i fanboyed this so much in person lol

BlusterSquall posted on 29 October, 2009 - 21:17
Such a beautiful costume! It was great to see it from its initial stages to its final appearance. It was completely and utterly amazing~! Congrats on your win, you deserved it so much!!

RichardYami posted on 30 October, 2009 - 12:24
Saw you at London expo, your costume was one of the best I saw that day. Good work.

nert posted on 30 October, 2009 - 17:15
Aah, so much joy at seeing this, it was just all-round gorgeous, I can't believe how detailed you managed to make it! And much in the way of congratulations for winning, it was well deserved. Thanks for letting me take a lot of pictures XD I could've been there all day :P

Yamidragon posted on 31 October, 2009 - 13:04
thankYOU for taking so many photos :) your photos came out really nicely-your whole gallery is beautiful :) hope to run into you next expo!

Shenny posted on 16 November, 2009 - 12:00
Congrats on the win hun! It looked so epic in the 'flesh' so to speak, Freakazoid fully approves. On a side note: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Defrain posted on 17 November, 2009 - 11:41
was pretty epic

ArcherPlusle posted on 25 June, 2010 - 19:39
Awesome!

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 8 July, 2010 - 08:47
The armour is gorgeous *_*

FangGirl posted on 26 December, 2011 - 17:11
WOW that armour is epic, great work there :)

Sephirayne posted on 27 December, 2011 - 22:24
This is a brilliant costume. I love the armour. Congrats on the showcase

Lady Bahamut posted on 28 December, 2011 - 16:18
I think I saw this when you wore it! It was so cool and amazing looking! Well done! :D

Progress Journal

3rd October 2009

f-f-f-finished!

wooo finally finished this costume, i have a sunday masquerade place and cannot WAIT to wear it- although i have to get it down to london on a three hour train journey. By myself ><

4th September 2009

pretty much there

cant believe its less than a month to go... but nearly done!!
no more pictures now...ill leave it a suprise for the day :3

16th August 2009

almost there

so im about 80% done now.. just got to tweak a few bits, finish making the feet, do the hair ornaments and finish off the corset area- ten im done!!

22nd July 2009

hahahaha

something rather satisfying about this costume: waiting for your brother to come home at night while wearing it. LMAO.

8th July 2009

pvc time

so today i bought a lot of pvc leather- the fabric shop woman must think im a fetishist now!!!
Well i decided i really needed to get my arse in gear to be ready for expo 12 weeks or so i have left to work >_<
i got the breastplate done, made good progress on spear, thigh armour and straps, and my tail- so its not going too badly atm:)