Jak (Precursor armour/ Dark Jak) - Jak 3




So. I'm planning to get a Jak and Dax cosplay group together for October MCM Expo 2013. I was recently thinking about what other J&D cosplay's I would like to do and Dark Jak sprang to mind. To begin with I couldn't decide between the Prison Dark Jak, or the J2/J3 versions. So I got talking to Nomes to see if she was interested and thought of the idea of her doing Maia Acheron from Precursor Legacy. Now when we get together with J&D cosplays, awesome always seems to happen so the more I thought about it the more I decided on doing a Dark Precursor Jak to match Maia's outfit, to make it seem like Jak has gone super Dark Side and has found Maia trapped in the catacombs and is now in league with her... You see how much I have thought about this and we literally only had the conversation about an hour ago!
So because our last attempt to get a group together only ended up being the two of us I've decided to really get behind it this time and get a group together! So if you're reading this and are interested or know someone who is a total J&D nut and has always said about doing a cosplay but has never got round to it, send them my way!! and spread the word. I'm going to try and get a thread together on the forum, once I do the link will be here.


Nomes posted on 20 January, 2013 - 11:26

Heorot posted on 10 February, 2013 - 01:47
Really looking forward to seeing this! Jak and Daxter need more love :)

V_Ortenzi posted on 11 March, 2013 - 20:41
Best of luck with this. I'll be watching eagerly, Jak & Dax needs more cosplayers! :D

WhiteWraith posted on 26 June, 2013 - 20:48
Really can't wait to see this complete! Love Jak and Daxter :)

Kuchiito posted on 27 June, 2013 - 08:50
I'm looking forward to seeing this too ^_^ Wig looks good :)

Sands posted on 7 July, 2013 - 10:07

KhaosKreator posted on 11 July, 2013 - 20:29
Looking good!

Alouette posted on 4 August, 2013 - 17:44
Lovely work on the Precursor armor :D I'll definitely be on the look out for you in October!

Nomes posted on 4 August, 2013 - 17:57
Herp a derp HNNNNG!!!! This is looking oh so fabulous. And arda. Are you in love with Arda yet?

yuubalu posted on 29 September, 2013 - 15:52
This looks amazing! Can't wait to see it all come together! I will definitely be on the lookout for you :D

Nomes posted on 28 December, 2013 - 23:54
<3 I love that close up!

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Progress Journal

5th June 2013

Chest Plate Armour

Spent today drawing out a template for Jak's chest plate armour. Had to make sure my plan was going to fit together properly before I started making it out of Worbla so I made it in craft foam first. It also helped to check that all the interlocking and overlapping pieces were going to fit together properly and help me see if I needed to make any changes, which I do in a couple places. There's also the reference I used. I swear that damn armour looks different in every single picture I could find, its infuriating to a perfectionist like me So I've just gone with the general theme that seems to run through each picture. It also doesn't help that a huge portion of it is covered up by the ring and straps. Sigh. Cosplay. Stresses me out.

1st April 2013

Finished horns and progress on precursor orbs

So here's the horns finally at a stage where I like the paint finish. You can also see how I'll be attaching them to my wig, progress on that will be shown in a few days hopefully. I like how they look like some alien shrimp creatures at the moment XD
And in the background are my precursor orbs in progress. Made out of polystyrene shaped eggs, I've had to carve the tops a bit rounder so they don't look so much like eggs and more like the orbs. But I'm not sure I like the finish on them yet, they are still looking quite rough even with plenty of layers of gesso. There's a fair few blemishes and dents in them but I have had them lying around for about a year and I did buy them from the bargain bin in Hobby Craft... SO we'll see if I still use them or try something else. I'm glad I've given myself a year to work on this cosplay, I actually have the time to try lots of things and can get it all looking how I want it.

22nd March 2013

Painting horns

So here's the first paint try. Not sure if I like it or not, the paint dries too shiny for one, is there a matte varnish that you can put on acrylic so it isn't so shiny? its really annoying... Anyway, I also put in the ref I'm using to paint them. I'm not sticking to it 100% because they don't even look like that in game anyway so I'm gonna make them look something in between. I'm gonna keep going for now, see if I can make them look any better.

EDIT. So I've already repainted them about 3 times and its only been a couple hours since posting this. I really cant settle on a design I like... ugggggghhhhh I hate being so indecisive! Its a good job I don't need these until October XD

17th March 2013

Horn progress

The clay is finished and I'm now in the process of sanding them, hopefully the photo shows the difference between the 2, the bottom one is sanded.
They shouldn't be too heavy for the wig, I have a few ideas on how I'm going to fix them on so they should be quite sturdy with what I have planned. I'll make sure to photograph my progress so you can see how I do it.

9th March 2013

Progress so far

1. BOOTS. Got the base of the covers done, I used craft foam and gallons of paint. Craft foam doesn't like paint. Will be sorting out the material soon, I've just got to find where I've put it. Had a huge sort and clear out just before Christmas and its all been put away somewhere safe...
2. ARMOUR. First practice with Worbla. Takes a bit of getting used to like knowing how much heat to apply to form it. I kept heating it too much and it would keep deforming but I'm getting there.
3 and 4. HORNS. The base frame made with cardboard and started filling it in with Fimo Light Clay. Its in the name, its very light weight and air dries. Though I've just run out of it and I am going to have to use some heavy weight clay I had lying around to finish them. Still deciding how I'm gonna fix them to the wig, I've got several ideas so far....