Deunan Knute - Appleseed: Ex Machina

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London MCM Expo May 2009

2nd place in Saturday's London Expo Masquerade (with Xaerael)



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To go along with Xaerael's Briareos :)

AFTER 6 MONTHS IT'S COMPLETE!

Sweet sweet taste of completion.

Comments

ryaoki posted on 16 November, 2008 - 21:14
veryy nicee

Odd-One-Out posted on 16 November, 2008 - 21:37
Gonna be loaded with guns, woo!

Adamoluna posted on 17 November, 2008 - 22:04
(yay, you're on here too! ^.^) wow, so awesome! I can't wait! :3'

Anonymous posted on 17 November, 2008 - 22:38
Amazing as ever! I am so awed at your 3d-making-thingies-skill yo, I am fail! :)

1000014 posted on 3 December, 2008 - 22:46
Yeah! This will look great

nanahara posted on 4 December, 2008 - 20:26
awsomeness, can't wait to see this cosplay

Kaka Extreme posted on 2 January, 2009 - 21:30
looking awesome! cant wait to see this finished:)

nanahara posted on 3 January, 2009 - 03:05
I've said it's awsome once, so I'll say it agian, this cospaly is looking AWSOME!!. Oh and I was on funds to pay for traveling down for the street fighter new year thing, dang it all lol.

Moozman posted on 5 January, 2009 - 20:24
Looking forward to seeing your armour... Good luck =DD Moozman

xaerael posted on 24 January, 2009 - 14:05
sorry to hear about the minidisaster ;x i hate it when things like that happen. everything looks like it's coming along nicely tho!

KamikazePenguin posted on 17 February, 2009 - 16:16
Looking awesome Pheebz =D D: Damn myself not being able to go to May expo I would of liked to see this ;_; Good luck with the rest though! (:

ryaoki posted on 17 February, 2009 - 16:22
why is there hardly no comments on this....its fantastic

Odd-One-Out posted on 17 February, 2009 - 16:58
Holy you aren't going to the May Expo?! Why ;_; Awh thank you Reiss <3

xaerael posted on 17 February, 2009 - 17:45
i agree there should be more comments here D: it's all coming together really nicely, and in really good time too.

KamikazePenguin posted on 17 February, 2009 - 19:14
I know it sucks! D: But I have exams around that time so i'll have to be busy revising and won't have time to make a costume either. >_<

Odd-One-Out posted on 17 February, 2009 - 19:26
Xae: Thanks, good to hear from my... partner in crime? Hahaahaha. Holly: Poooo, GCSE exams? I think I went to Expo anyway during my GCSEs and am doing it this year in the middle of AS exams XD

KamikazePenguin posted on 17 February, 2009 - 19:50
Yuppp D: Ahaha! I wish I could do that. xD The gun template/sketch looks awesome btw. ^___^

Odd-One-Out posted on 17 February, 2009 - 20:12
Cheers m'dear and I wish you all the luck you could ever have, plus some serious revision motivation. GCSEs aren't that hard when you've done them and look back to it :P My mother thinks I'm a gun toting freak. How right she is.

nanahara posted on 17 February, 2009 - 20:31
progress is agian looking awsome, I'm always impressed by how good your progress is

Moozman posted on 22 February, 2009 - 09:58
Loving the progress... Can't wait to see the final product... Epic, Seriously epic.. Moozman

Uber-Nerd posted on 2 March, 2009 - 20:06
Chest plate is looking great- what's it made out of? Tab

Clichem posted on 2 March, 2009 - 20:09
holy sh.. it looks awesome o.o

Demented Kid posted on 2 March, 2009 - 21:15
This is looking so very awesome! The chest plate looks so cool and all looks so authentic! Cant wait to see this cosplay all together X3

Ikkaku-kun posted on 15 March, 2009 - 21:56
This is looking amazing pheebs >8D outdone yourself on detail >8D

nanahara posted on 16 March, 2009 - 04:36
man that gun, its....EPIC. This cosplay is turning out awsome

Uber-Nerd posted on 16 March, 2009 - 07:39
Awesome gun is awesome. Tab

Odd-One-Out posted on 16 March, 2009 - 15:15
orz Thanks guys! <3 You're the source of my keeping-going with the prop killers LOL.

nanahara posted on 1 April, 2009 - 22:58
that gun........it's just so........EPIC.

Odd-One-Out posted on 2 April, 2009 - 12:19
Thank you Nana, very appreciated!

Just Hen posted on 24 April, 2009 - 20:04
Hey there. It was great meeting you at Kita! Hope to see you again soon. Oh, yeah. Cosplay comment. That's what I was really here for... <__<;; Seriously, your work so far on this... FFFFF! I really really wanna see it finished! Good luck with the rest!

PKNIVES posted on 4 May, 2009 - 20:03
Utterly amazing! X

BlusterSquall posted on 14 May, 2009 - 11:20
Oh good God, your skills are amazing.

goodbyeworld posted on 14 May, 2009 - 11:28
This is RIDICULOUSLY good I shall have to get photos of this! 8D

angel aiko posted on 14 May, 2009 - 11:32
awww cant wait to see this it looks totally awesome :3

RanmaSyaoran posted on 14 May, 2009 - 11:42
HAW HAW PHEEBS! And you though my work impressed you!?! O_O

stripey_dani posted on 14 May, 2009 - 12:14
AMAZING!

Demented Kid posted on 14 May, 2009 - 13:05
Amazing! Seriously looking forward to this!

kitty posted on 14 May, 2009 - 14:20
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH! this is lookin amazing <3 cant wait to see this in may!! xx

Adamoluna posted on 14 May, 2009 - 20:42
O.O Sweet jeezuz......... you NEED to take pictures on the expo.

Odd-One-Out posted on 15 May, 2009 - 10:12
Me? Take photos?! But I can barely hold the camera up when fully kitted out T^T

Adamoluna posted on 15 May, 2009 - 11:29
I would take pictures of you if I could, but I'm not gonna be there in May! Q.Q Just be sure someone does!

Rwylin posted on 15 May, 2009 - 15:58
i will take pics for you.... as im gunna be there anyway...

Anonymous posted on 15 May, 2009 - 18:04
Can't wait to see this in person =D You've done such an amazing job.

TheInkOfDoom posted on 15 May, 2009 - 21:15
Pheebs, this looks so amazing. You've done such a good job! 8D

PKNIVES posted on 18 May, 2009 - 22:02
Beeeeautiful!

nanahara posted on 25 May, 2009 - 17:51
you where sooooooooooooooooooooo AWSOME in this cosplay XD

Kaka Extreme posted on 25 May, 2009 - 23:55
pure epic! this was and still is pure amazement! seeing progress of the costume was breath taking! seeing the actual thing in person i was over whelped ! just amazing! and congratulations! 83

Defrain posted on 26 May, 2009 - 06:44
was an awesome costume you guys owned congrats on your win

Amy-Lou posted on 26 May, 2009 - 10:02
You put so much effort into this and it really paid off, congrats on the prize. You've got some great photos of the two of you :D Hope to see it again sometime.

Leadmill posted on 26 May, 2009 - 11:54
You both looked sodding amazing!

Charlie-Bear posted on 26 May, 2009 - 22:14
This was just too amazing! Girl I wish I had your skills!!! Epic photos too!! Congrats on the win, definitely deserved!

PKNIVES posted on 28 May, 2009 - 19:15
I adored seeing this on Saturday - And I was truly amazed by your abilities. You're an inspiration to many, including myself. Thank you for sharing this amazing cosplay with the world! X

CrystalNeko posted on 7 June, 2009 - 21:14
Why haven't I commented here yet? D= Seriously this costume is AMAZING! You have such amazing skills and all your hard work paid off! :D

Freyarule posted on 8 June, 2009 - 13:32
Eeee! I remember seeing this in the masq and thinking "I KNOW THAT COSTUME! 8DD"

Odd-One-Out posted on 8 June, 2009 - 14:44
Awww thank you, it was good seeing both of you!

ryaoki posted on 8 June, 2009 - 15:21
just wow

Odd-One-Out posted on 8 June, 2009 - 15:24
/salutes Sir Reissalot!

Ilpala posted on 10 June, 2009 - 11:43
I've waited a long time to see some good Appleseed costumes. Your Deunan was excelent :)

BladeyCakes posted on 14 June, 2009 - 19:48
Looks amazing! Brilliant cosplay :D

Marauchettes posted on 25 June, 2009 - 08:40
awesome outfit! very jealous :P

dustyG posted on 31 December, 2009 - 06:01
this is very cool, i love it!! and thanks for the comments,they are appreciated ^^

visiting_wizard posted on 16 June, 2010 - 13:35
awesome beyond words! i love appleseed: ex machina XD

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Progress Journal

26th May 2009

The return from Expo

Wow, what a great weekend. Meeting Briareos/Xaerael was awesome indeed, that costume blew me away by a mile. The masquerade was great stuff and the level that everyone was comepting at certainly has kicked up by a massive notch. The Warhammer cosplayers grandly deserved first place and I also was in awe at the Haseo cosplayer.

Didn't rewear on Sunday because the wetsuit was still sort of wet and clammy from Saturday :P

Thanks to Xaerael for being Bri, TheInkOfDoom for kitting me up/down whenever I needed the toilet, Crims0n_x for dealing with my whining during the construction stages and everyone else for being a good sport on the day.

Till next time!

16th May 2009

A new rival has appeared! FINAL STAGE!

I'VE FINISHED

6 months OTL

13th May 2009

Stage 12

So very close to completion. Despite the number of pieces of armour that needs to be brought to Expo on the train, I can fit them all in 2 small sports holdalls :D What great packing skills!

Final itty bitty bits are to make 2 kneecaps and sew a couple pieces of velcro on parts so they can stick to the wetsuit.

6th May 2009

Stage 11

So near yet so far. Expo is creeping up on us all in T minus 17 days.

All's left is to latex/paint the neckpiece, make the elbow/knee pads, stitch the ear muffs onto the headband and sew six pieces of velcro on the wetsuit!

ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER

3rd May 2009

Stage 10

Panic is starting to kick in because there is 3 weeks left and I've got exams next week, ugh!

Not a lot left to do, just make a couple more pieces, finish of sewing Velcro on the wetsuit, style wig, make headband and eye scope, etc.

Wish me luck!

1st April 2009

Stage 9

Everything is gonig according to plan, the latexing works well and gives a good finish (thanks Neil!)

Bullpup rifle is finished, it has a laser dot sight and a acog scope:)

All 4 shoulderpads are latex and painted, in other words, finished woo!

Next up on my list is to sew the velcro straps onto the lower back plate and then latex/paint that.

15th March 2009

Stage 8

I&amp;#039;ve hit the £80+ mark orz

Plating the gloves complete and covering the rifle in plastazote complete.

Now the rifle needs to have the raised details finished off and then I can stick my laser on, after all that I can finally paint it.

One shoulder pad done, another to go.

Still have got to do all 4 elbow/kneecaps!

17th February 2009

Stage 7

Yes I know that I&#039;m not really into posting photos online of my progress (cue laziness) but rest assured that progress IS being made XD;

Finished the greaves (leg armour) and boots so that&#039;s pretty much arms, legs and torso done. I&#039;m now assembling the straps on the leg gun holster so that I can strap it to my leg and not have it slip down XD And yeah there&#039;s going to be a BB gun put in there but empty magazine so rest assured that I won&#039;t shoot people :P

One kneecap done, one more to go.

Two elbow caps to go.

Two shoulderpads to go.

31st January 2009

Stage 6

Greaves have been cut to shape and they are now ready for assembling and painting/detailing. I&#039;m going to cheat on this one and stick them on top of my shin pads so I don&#039;t have to make straps for them XD;

The lower back of the armour has been shaped and is also ready for reinforcing with fabric and then painting.

Errrr... the ESWAT assault rifle looks pretty similar to a FAMAS so I&#039;m going to have to think hard for that. To buy or to make?

24th January 2009

Stage 5

Finished the combat jacket, I did something stupid and accidentally glued the fabric (to strengthen the foam) on the WRONG side of the vest so the fabric was on the outside and not on the inside =.= Had to redo it all lmao. It&#039;s all good now though and I&#039;m working on the boots/greaves now.

5th January 2009

Stage 4

Finished carving the sword out of wood and then finished the scabbard on the second day :D

Have found the perfect rubber ankle boots that match Deunan&#039;s boots 99% so I&#039;m glad... but £14 subtracted from my account now haha. Someone gave me a free call centre headphone that can be easily fixed to look like the ESWAT communications headphone.

Still not looking forwards to that rifle :(

17th December 2008

Stage 3

Chestplate finished and it's looking sweet. Made a replica of the gauntlet so I have 2 now, one for L arm and one for R arm.

Thin vest that she wears: paper template has been made so I'll need to transfer the template onto two layers of foam and create a proper vest. Add raised details, paint, and it will be done :)

3rd December 2008

Stage 2

Extra large sheets of craft foam have arrived. Finished reinforcing the breastplate and will cover in craft foam and detail now :)

26th November 2008

Stage 1

Mockups for gauntlets, kneecaps, elbowcaps, upper arms, breastplate and backplate are done.

Left gauntlet finished. Right gauntlet in progress (exact replica of left, basically). Upper arms are in progress, sewing tough velcro strips onto a wetsuit is a painful job on my thumb.
Elbow cap made a lil too large, gonna be a kneecap now. Will begin on greaves when I finish upper arms.

I've also finished the glove armour but will need to find the right pair of gloves to velcro these onto.

Hm.. the ESWAT SMG looks like a right pain. I'll start that when I'm feeling a lot more enthusiatic about propmaking ;D

Chest armour going good. Toughened the front, attached my old Nerf vest onto the back of the chestplate so that it's fully wearable and adjustable around the neck and waistline. Needs a large sheet of foam to cover and finish off details.

Uh... looknig for decent boots for Deunan. That's about it so far really :)

23rd November 2008

Movie

I deserve to be shamed for not having seen Ex Machina before deciding to cosplay Deunan. I've just finished the movie and my word it was breathtaking. Briareos' 'gun fu' was exciting and added a new level to the opening church scene, as expected from John Woo. I must admit that I'm not one to cry at movies when someone dies but I cried when Briareos said he would always protect Deunan even if the world ends; it was such a touching remark and awww... just awww. The sequel has added a new level of personality to the characters and the animation does it justice.

For those who haven't seen Appleseed... What are you waiting for?!