Ike (Vanguard) - Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn

Status :Complete
Worn At :None


A moment of reprive


Ghost of the Future

"Hope for Daein and Crimea"


In Pensive Thought

"I defend Crimea"

Dodging Dashing and Destroying Chessboards

"You're coming with me pretty miss"

"Make this quick Micaiah"

Vanguard Portrait Reference



Trying to get a group together for Ayacon 13 with Clood and a couple of other people. But otherwise if not, it's just me then as Ike ...T_T

Forever Alone!

Notes: With Ragnell.

Possibly group in the rising.

Reference for some of the armour and its movement


Stubbled Grapes posted on 6 March, 2012 - 21:15
Oo oo! I only know Ike because of SSBB but oo oo! Would love to join =3 *hunts characters* I love the look of Micaiah. Maybe I should play a game in this series finally...

Manticore posted on 6 March, 2012 - 21:35
SSSB pales in comparison to Vanguard Ike. Radiant dawn is one of my favourite games and I would love it if you would do the Lord General and High Priestess Micaiah with me. Clood has agreed to be our Ashera whom we will fight. It will be glorious! Please look.

Creative-Stitches posted on 6 March, 2012 - 22:36
I think you'll definately rock this one :) And the character designs for this game are incredible! Theres definately a few have caught my eye lol

Stubbled Grapes posted on 6 March, 2012 - 23:53
Okay, count me in then =] I'll make sure I grab a copy of the game when I have time to play it!

Manticore posted on 7 March, 2012 - 00:54
Thank you Katie! you will be STUNNING!

Natsumi posted on 7 March, 2012 - 16:02
We like Ike! XD guh! This will look so awesome! only played fire emblem on my Ds would love to play other games in the series though.

Pandora-Chi posted on 7 March, 2012 - 16:33
OMG!! Yes pleeeease!! It's been so long since I've heard anyone mention bout this game :D You will do Ike justice in this cosplay :3 x

Manticore posted on 7 March, 2012 - 18:26
Thank you...I think this is all the encouragement I need to work on Ike into a group. Would you guys be willing to part take into the group if you found someone you like? I have the perfect characters in mind for both of you

Natsumi posted on 8 March, 2012 - 21:46
Aww, I think I'd have to play the game first! ( Tempted to pick it up now XD; ) but I AM curious to see who you think I would suit?

Manticore posted on 9 March, 2012 - 01:33
Natsumi: Looking at you Elincia or Leanne most likely, and you should. Radiant Dawn is DEAD Cheap and you can spend HOURS of fun on it! Or get a ROM/Emulator

XxSylentiumxX posted on 10 March, 2012 - 13:17
I'm looking forward to seeing to progress of this - Im sure you will make a fantastic Ike:D Please do it! hardly anyone talks about fire Emblem much

WarriorTeddy posted on 7 August, 2013 - 10:08
Awesome work J. The sword looks pretty sweeeet!

Numta posted on 7 August, 2013 - 14:48
Looking good man! Can't wait to see the finish article!

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 August, 2013 - 19:44
That breastplate is looking sweet! Good work. :)

Pandora-Chi posted on 10 August, 2013 - 13:43
O-M-G! Everything is looking freakin amazing!! <3

Creative-Stitches posted on 13 August, 2013 - 12:55
This is looking incredible! Can't wait to see it finished :)

Ragepotato posted on 17 August, 2013 - 14:31
Omfg yes you sexy man you

Littlegeeky posted on 21 August, 2013 - 20:20
Such an amazing cosplay! The detail and armour was just beautiful! Also I'm glad I didn't destroy it during our fight/you carrying me off lol XD

Kei Lin Sama posted on 21 August, 2013 - 21:31
Excellent to see you in Cosplay Chess! You were awesome

ElegantAura posted on 22 August, 2013 - 13:38
Fantastic craftsmanship as always! The Cosplay Chess was great fun to watch too ^^

Pandora-Chi posted on 23 August, 2013 - 20:49
Freakin loved this!! You suited him so well!! Still in awe of your armour! <3

Freyarule posted on 11 September, 2013 - 09:40
Eyyyy sexy Ikeyyyy

Ashy-kun posted on 12 September, 2013 - 07:51
"Oh, c'mon! I fought!" I mean... You were awesome in the Cosplay Chess. ... Even if you agreed that Team Black was better off without me, in the end. That still rankles...

Nesabi posted on 18 October, 2013 - 18:22
...wait - what? I haven't commented on this? Stunning as always dude. :)

Progress Journal

last Test! (Posted 20th August 2013)

Nearly Done!

Should Gaurd Painted (Posted 20th August 2013)

Also with added weathering

Last Leg 1 (Posted 20th August 2013)

Hip and Arm gaurds

Chestplate and Rigging Done! (Posted 8th August 2013)

So its rigged (with Velcro and a ladder lock scarily enough..) and now its itting to dry before I primer it. But first..... the arms, hips and leg armour pieces...


Pauldron complete (Posted 8th August 2013)

Theres some major mistakes here and hopefully with Airclay it should be fixed. Now to Rig and Fill the gaps in!

Detailing and Pauldron (Posted 7th August 2013)

Now that I've done the detailing using remnants of the foam I had on my chest, I went on to using the base of old Eraqus' armour (which I know Xavalien was going to do) and used it for the pauldron. And now its working Beautifully!

Just need a way to latch it on lol

Chestplate (Posted 7th August 2013)

So i started work on the chestplate and reinforced it with Guttergaurd netting to make it more durable plus double layered the flimsy EVA 5mm foam I purchased in Bulk buy) So it now handles ok. it has a bit of stretch to it but thats with the foam. Theres elastic and the sides and the top but I am considered just slicing off the left hand side in favour for easy access

Cape at 80% (Posted 7th August 2013)

So whilst working on the cape pattern I noticed that its actually a Scape..(Scarf and Cape) and THEREFORE A COMPLETE BITCH TO HOOK ONTO...T_T why!? lol WHY!?

Otherwise it looks good though!- Thanks to mum for the photo

Ragnell Finished! (Posted 7th August 2013)

Now thats its done, the sword was boarded up with card board and covered with Vinyl stickering... SUCH A PAIN THE ASS. theres a lot thats wrong with the blade in the finish but I'm ok with it for now. It will need revisions but that will be eventually.. Worse that can happen, I can just hack the blade off and make a new one from wood..

not any time soon though lol

Ragnell Hilt Finished (Posted 7th August 2013)

Look at the colour on it! Covered the hilt (which was in Fimo and Sculpy) with Black enamel paint (which comes off with a lot of stiker work so I might have to lacquer it when I'm done) and now to put on the vinyl and boarding!

Sword Progress With Reference 3 (Posted 7th August 2013)

So the Sword base with hilt is now finished and the only thing left to do is board up the blade and start painting the hilt.. Its heavy though

Sword Progress With Reference 2 (Posted 7th August 2013)

So the sword hilt was made and .. well its not exactly a carbon copy bbuuuut I'm getting there

Sword Progress With Reference 1 (Posted 7th August 2013)

So building the sword base was easier than I thought until I started calking it with Polyfiller -.- its heavy now .. wait till the hilt goes on

Fabrics (Posted 12th June 2012)

So the Fabrics were purchased a while ago, and I've got the red for the cape, and the Plastazote for the armour. Now the last thing I need is to collect the leather for the belt...I saw Leather, I mean pleather... However there are a couple of key bits I need to make if its for EuroCosplay. Especially the trousers

Trousers and Boots (Posted 12th March 2012)

So...I didn't even think about this until recently when I saw that I linen trousers as well ... Now Ike is becoming a reality more than a dream =)

Pauldrons in Progress 1 (Posted 10th March 2012)

So I ended up getting two sets of Pauldron skeletons that I had made previously from an Master Eraqus Cosplay that I never got done, and for some reason it works stupidly well on Ike. Here's the progress for it so far

The Wig (Posted 9th March 2012)

Bought it from's Ebay and it was a steal! I can't believe I saw it and it was PERFECT!

The Boots! (Posted 9th March 2012)

Oh God! I love them! They fit so well!

Random Event 1 (Posted 9th March 2012)

So... I didn't expect myself to do this but... I ended up walking into Uxbridge and wanderings around for Socks, with no CLUE where to start and I walked into a Shoe Shop and..

BAM! There were his MANLY Boots! Just on a rack, Ready to be worn! and it was my size as well... the biggest they had for women. I thought..

Why not... I NABBED IT.. further more.. I also have his linen trousers back at home! WOOOHOO! And now to make the leather Hauberk and then the armour! And he's almost there! then there's that DAMNED WIG