Aigis (Aegis) (Regular) - Persona 3

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Kitacon 2014



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Planned for Kitacon and Minamicon in 2014! Progress will appear in the journal throughout December.

Comments

Drutt posted on 31 May, 2012 - 21:06
You'd make a good Aigis! It's nice to see more Persona cosplayers- Aigis is one of my favourite characters from 3!

Nesproxy posted on 31 May, 2012 - 22:16
Aww thank you. :) Persona 3 is my absolute favourite game, and I've wanted to cosplay Aigis for a while. I just hope it turns out OK. :)

Mighty Odango posted on 16 September, 2013 - 09:37
Cool, looking forward to seeing this! Aigis doesn't get cosplayed that much so it's nice to see her being done :)

Nesproxy posted on 16 September, 2013 - 16:26
Thanks, I'm really looking forward to cosplaying her. I keep putting this cosplay back and back and I've finally decided that this must happen by Kitacon! ^_^

Darkiekun posted on 9 October, 2013 - 23:05
Awesome an Aigis! Hope to see you when I do my Chidori cosplay at Kita too! ^^

Nesproxy posted on 10 October, 2013 - 16:57
Definitely! ^_^ Not sure which day I'll be cosplaying Aegis but we can discuss closer to the time. :) Looking forward to seeing your Chidori!

Coulvre posted on 15 October, 2013 - 15:08
Shame I'm not going to Kita but I'd love to see photos of this! :D Aigis is one of my favourite characters ever and I also want to get round to cosplaying her eventually...

Nesproxy posted on 15 October, 2013 - 16:38
You should - you would make a wonderful Aegis. :) I might cosplay her for May MCM as well, by the way, depends on how distracted I get by other cosplays! I'm really looking forward to seeing your Raidou, it's looking fantastic. :D

Coulvre posted on 17 October, 2013 - 01:25
Awww thank you! XD Here's to our future SMT-related cosplays~

madmazda86 posted on 21 October, 2013 - 07:35
Yay Aigis! Her outfit is awesome but the mechanical bits have always put me off having a go at cosplaying her (I did Fuuka instead). You have the skills to pull off stuff like that so it'll look super. Have fun with the project over the winter!

Nesproxy posted on 29 October, 2013 - 17:36
Thank you! ^_^ I'm flattered you said that. I've been planning the movement of the jointed pieces and I think I've come up with something that works without losing the detailing. Well, I hope so anyway! ;D

madmazda86 posted on 11 January, 2014 - 20:09
Shoulder bits are looking good, as are the bracers!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 12 January, 2014 - 17:57
This look amazing so far, I can't wait to see this done! I love Aegis <3

Nesproxy posted on 14 January, 2014 - 08:29
Thank you! I hope I can do a job worthy of your praise. :D

InfiniteJester posted on 14 January, 2014 - 08:57
Can't wait to see this! Looking great so far!

Darkiekun posted on 25 January, 2014 - 19:35
looking awesome!! Im Chidori on the Friday! hope to see youuuu

Nesproxy posted on 25 January, 2014 - 19:50
Thank you! I'm really looking forward to seeing your Chidori too, it looks amazing. :) I'm bringing Aigis to both Minami and Kita - we'll definitely need to get some photos together. :D

Storme posted on 26 January, 2014 - 13:20
Hooray, this is looking fabulous!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 26 January, 2014 - 17:47
This looks incredible!

InfiniteJester posted on 26 January, 2014 - 17:53
Oh wow, this looks perfect!

Leolarua posted on 27 January, 2014 - 23:16
this looks fantastic! hopefully maybe catch you for pictures at minami?

Nesproxy posted on 28 January, 2014 - 07:27
Thanks for the nice comments! I'd better get on with finishing the costume! :) Leolarua - definitely, that would be great. I can't wait to see your Akihiko. :)

madmazda86 posted on 15 February, 2014 - 22:32
Photos look fab, especially love the quasi-desaturated one, really atmospheric! Love what you've done with the shoulder joints, they look great! The wig looks a little long still at the back - are you planning to trim it some more?

Nesproxy posted on 15 February, 2014 - 22:37
Thanks! Yep, still a few changes to make. I wasn't wearing a couple of the straps on the headpiece - one of them pulls the hair up more like Aigis' sits around the back. It'll probably get a trim too though. :)

Littlegeeky posted on 16 February, 2014 - 00:26
I'm not familiar with the character but you look amazing! Such fantastic work!

Nesproxy posted on 16 February, 2014 - 15:44
Thank you so much! <3

ChibiMatsu posted on 27 February, 2014 - 23:35
OH WOW, JUST WOW (fanboy screams ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) I'm really looking forward to seeing this at Kita. I'm going there on a Friday with my Persona 4 group, we have Yosuke, Yu, Rise, Chie, Yukiko, Teddy, Kanji and Naoto. We gotta get a pic with you. Look out for a 5ft 1 Yosuke, that's me.

Nesproxy posted on 28 February, 2014 - 18:24
That sounds amazing, looking forward to seeing you all. :) I can't remember which day(s) I've got planned for Aigis, but I'll try and bring her out for a bit on the Friday! :D

Coulvre posted on 6 March, 2014 - 19:31
This is looking incredible, I'm so impressed! :D Maybe I'll see you at Minami!

Nesproxy posted on 6 March, 2014 - 21:01
Thank you so much! This will be her first convention outing so fingers crossed everything works together as planned! I guess we'll see on Saturday! I'll keep an eye out for you! ^_^

Tsuchinoko posted on 11 March, 2014 - 07:57
You're so good at these armour-style cosplays. Well done! ^^

Nesproxy posted on 11 March, 2014 - 20:30
Aww thank you lovely. Still a few bits to improve before Kita, though! It was so good to hang out properly (and Liquid was super fun and fluffy - I expect to see both of you soon!) <3

Kestral posted on 11 March, 2014 - 21:12
I really love how awesome this looks, and I think you really suit it =)

Angelphie posted on 12 March, 2014 - 21:09
Fantastic work, I especially like the gold leg armour bits!

blissfulbanana posted on 14 March, 2014 - 15:19
Awesome meeting you at minami,this looked so incredible in person x3

Nesproxy posted on 15 March, 2014 - 11:14
Thanks guys! <3 And Blissfulbanana, lovely to meet you too!

DonnyDonowitz posted on 15 March, 2014 - 11:27
So awesome!

Coulvre posted on 15 March, 2014 - 13:03
I saw you and your friend in the masquerade and you looked fantastic!

Nesproxy posted on 16 March, 2014 - 16:31
Thank you! :D Just working on a few improvements as we speak so she should be as I want her for Kita. Hopefully!

Getti posted on 2 April, 2014 - 21:50
You were so amazing oh my goodness. Thank you for the photos and little Persona chat. What a gorgeous cosplay!

Nesproxy posted on 3 April, 2014 - 19:21
Thank you so much - lovely to chat to you too! I've just given your page a good liking. Love the shot you put on there of Aigis, it's gorgeous. :)

Manjou posted on 5 April, 2014 - 18:55
You looked awesome at Kita :D I was really surprised you could actually use your fingers though XD

Nesproxy posted on 6 April, 2014 - 20:25
Same to you, obviously! I have no idea how you managed to navigate the masquerade but you were amazing. :D As for the fingers - they material's pretty solid so you sort of get used to where the movement should be! :) Also, they make a fantastic musical instrument when tapped against one another. :D

nanahara posted on 10 April, 2014 - 20:57
epic cosplay is epic, very nicely done. It really does show the amount of work you obviously put into this

Nesproxy posted on 12 April, 2014 - 19:16
Thank you! :) There are still a few bits that I'm not 100% happy with but I think I'll leave them until I upgrade her to the P4A version. :)

gaming_goddess posted on 15 April, 2014 - 06:58
This is so perfect :D It has inspired me sit down and think about doing a Persona 3 cosplay at some point. I love everything about this cosplay. You look so amazing. I hope I can see this in person someday :)

Nesproxy posted on 15 April, 2014 - 15:49
Thank you so much! :3 I'd love to see you do a P3 cosplay! I might bring her to Expo in May, but it really depends on how much I have to carry! <3

Progress Journal

10th March 2014

Amendments for Kitacon

*tighten leather jaw strap
*Bring the 'crotch' plates up slightly and extend them to the back
*Restitch sleeve components if time
*Find some better leather adhesive for attaching resistors to corset

15th February 2014

Shoot with Ace

Everything's pretty much done now! I just need to secure a few bits better as during the shoot with Ace on Friday a few pieces didn't survive much in the way of movement! However, I'm really happy with how the photos have come out. Going to need to get someone to help tie the corset next time though as I didn't tighten it at all really so it was quite loose, particularly around the top! Still, I liked how everything worked together, even if it wasn't as stable as I'd have liked! That will be sorted in time for Minamicon!

8th February 2014

Contact lenses

Something I've been meaning to do for a while is test out some contact lenses that I haven't been able to find much information on - at least in terms of use with blue eyes. My aim with this cosplay is to give Aigis' eyes a more unnatural look, and I've been wondering how to do that for a while. If you look at the concept art, her irises look large with a distinctive dark ring around them. I use corrective contact lenses so my options are a little more limited, but I've been considering trying FreshLook Illuminate for a while. These lenses are meant for darker coloured eyes and consist simply of a dark ring which blends slightly towards the centre of the eye. When researching the lenses, I thought they looked really striking on brown eyes. I couldn't find anything about them being used on blue eyes though (totally understandable, of course - they're not really made to accentuate lighter coloured eyes). Anyway, long story short! I really like the effect, now to test them for comfort for a few hours - hopefully all right given the measurements are fine for the shape of my eyes! What I really like about them is that that they don't hide the natural colour of my eyes, but they do change their look enough to make them look slightly unnatural. I consider that Aigis is a reasonably accurate rendition of a human being, but that elements give her away (not least the armour plating, but that aside!). Therefore I wanted her eyes to reflect that because they are something that separates her look from the other characters in the game.

5th February 2014

Panel detailing

OK, this bit is a pain but it's coming along well. For the small gold detailing on Aigis' sides I'm using rows of resistors. These will be sealed and trimmed down before attaching to the main corset and neck plates. You'll probably notice that some have been painted - I wanted to give some a more worn/burnt out look. I like making my armour more battle damaged, and I think it's consistent with the character when you meet her in the game. :)

28th January 2014

Legs and feet

I need to start working on the legs and feet this week. The front panels for the feet are complete, but I want to get some Worbla to the shoes to distort their look. I also need to finish sewing the arms and finalise the positioning of the upper arms before I make the whole thing look a bit more worn and then - the end is in sight! :)

25th January 2014

Neck woes

I'm not a big fan of sewing, mainly because I'm not particularly skilled at it (obviously I love seeing things that have been stitched, that's different!), so when I decided to embark on the mammoth task of finishing the neckpiece today (something that really shouldn't have taken me this long to finish!) I didn't anticipate coming up with a far easier way than the method I had planned.

In short, I did it in two pieces - this prevents weird wrinkling/creasing in the fabric and allows for natural movement without being restrictive or irritating.

I'm extremely happy with the final result! Time to get the arms together and then I'll do a whole upper body test shot to ensure it all works as one. :)

19th January 2014

Arms

I've almost finished with the painting and weathering process for the upper arms ('screw' detailing pictured). Now to stitch and glue it together! I need to add the black lycra to the base of the screw detailing, then from there the other bits should attach reasonably well. Hopefully. It sounds easier than it's going to be, I think! :)

11th January 2014

Neck plate and general progress

One of the most challenging things in the design process for Aigis was getting the neck detail to work. Ideally I wanted some sort of fabric that wouldn't wrinkle too much during movement, but with the shape, this would prove impossible. My latest decision has been to use a Worbla underlay at the front shaped to my neck/chin, with faux leather over the top. I've done a basic mock-up of this and will be trialling how it works over the next few days. My concern now, of course, is that it won't be breathable enough, so I'll have to find a way to work around that, depending on the success of the front plate.

I'm currently working on the armour for the shoulders, which is coming along well (picture of part of the upper arm included, more soon). As for the main body, I've gone for a basic lycra leotard for the base layer. It's my intention to wear a corset with this as I don't really like how the leotard will crease during movement, and also to accentuate the status of the character as non-human (I'm thinking that giving her a slightly unnatural shape might express her status as an android better).

Anyway, enough progress stuff for now. I'll be updating this reasonably often with more pictures and journal entries. :)

29th September 2013

Planning stages commence!

I'm currently making notes and assessing which materials are going to be best for this at the moment (and how much of them I'm going to need!). As per the description, I'll be working on Aegis' main design, so her base 'armoured' form. Progress pictures should start appearing in November, when I move from the planning stage into something a little more concrete as I'm still working on amendments to Raiden at the moment. :)