28th September 2012: Paladin Progress So so pleased I attempted to make my own Paladin for this cosplay! It's pretty much finished now but it's taken me over 10 hours to complete.
I started with a wooden base cut from a basic template of the gun (about 4 sheets of wood stuck together). I then padded this out by cutting the outer, detailed layers out of foam and carving in the details of these with a craft knife. I used air dry clay to shape all the edges (and a hell of a lot of sanding). I primed with gesso and used spray paints for the base colour ( the handle is a textured base paint) - then all the painting details were done with acrylic :)
Just a couple more details (barrels, trigger) and it's all done and dusted :D
15th September 2012: defeated dem hexagons! So I've been focusing on the top of Miri's suit and the hardest part by far was the pattern itself. I made my own block print for the hexagons ( actually 2, but I decided the first was too small) and then printed the 3 metres of lycra myself T.T they were the bane of my life for quite sometime but they turned out alright, I think.
Anyway, making some major progress on the top itself (lots more detailing, hemming, adjusting to do but still). It's been a real challenge to make as I'm quite a beginner but I'm actually very pleased with how things are going :)
Sunny-D - 18th September 2012
Thank you guys! :D Making good progress on the Paladin right now, hope to finish it off this week.
WarriorTeddy - 19th September 2012
very nice work. the suit looks spot on. and I want that paladin :)
Moonchild - 20th September 2012
Loving the progress on this, great work! =)
Karakulz - 28th September 2012
Progress is looking GREAT! :D
digibrute - 11th October 2012
Again, Absolutely amazing.. stunning even :)
Ranma1-2 - 11th October 2012
Love the work on this so far, esp the hexagon fabric. Wow what a great method. ..at first I thought you managed to buy fabric with this pattern already on. It looks fab. :)
D2SCosplay - 12th October 2012
This is looking amazing! Can't wait to see it!
Moonchild - 16th October 2012
Looking better and better! Seriously excited to see this at expo! Hope to get some photos with you =)
Manticore Arts - 1st November 2012
God it was so shocking having you around! You're so young!!! Lol awesome Job as well! Well done on the outfit!
Sunny-D - 1st November 2012
I know I know, I'm a baby! I get it a lot ;D ahah but thank you!! It was so lovely meeting you :D
Moonchild - 3rd November 2012
So glad I got to see this in person!! You looked soooo good <3 Only sorry I didn't come over and say Hi!! If you do her again in May I definitely will, may or may not be doing Tali for then ;)
MiniPlum - 21st February 2013
Brilliant! Love the detail
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