Eric the Huntsman - Snow White and the Huntsman

StatusComplete
Worn AtMidlands MCM Expo 2013
AwardsBest costume MCM Midlands Expo '13


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Information

Worn to:

Telford MCM Expo - Masquerade winners for Best Costumes \o/
Birmingham MCM Expo Comic Con and Memorabilia
Warwick Castle Cosplay Meet
Bath Cosplay Meet


The awesome masquerade photos taken by Nert of manylemons.co.uk were also printed in MYM magazine! :D

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The little photoshoot that we did was on the Sunday of B'ham Comic Con/Expo/Memorabilia, but Gemzus forgot her wig and I'd dyed my hair lighter, so there wasn't much we could do about that but we made it work as best we could with hair product. ;)
The beautiful photos were taken by ZeroSilence aka Lisa Bee photography.

Planning on doing an another version with the coat, cowl and shield at some point. :)

Check out our masquerade entry here thanks to Ciiacadacry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6DYL37b0Fc&list=PLz6y2LLRZm6e5Y25S8gIt_00jInx-RJUr&index=15

Comments

otakugirl posted on 13 January, 2013 - 21:54
this is beyond EPIC

HarryKurt posted on 15 January, 2013 - 14:38
Thank you! ;)

HotshotShan posted on 17 January, 2013 - 20:45
WOW i hope you wear this at midlands! i'll try not to fangirl too much, aha :D

HarryKurt posted on 17 January, 2013 - 20:48
Haha, thank you! I will be wearing this to Telford Expo, yes. :) I hope I spot you there!

NemJay posted on 18 January, 2013 - 17:34
You're an annoyingly sexy bastard you know this right???

HarryKurt posted on 18 January, 2013 - 17:49
NO YOU! Haha, oh Nem. XD Thank you? I hope I pull him off even half as well as you did!

carsec posted on 3 February, 2013 - 21:15
epic!

HarryKurt posted on 3 February, 2013 - 21:19
Thanks so much! :)

ThisIsLisaB posted on 6 February, 2013 - 02:13
I am very excited for this! :D

HarryKurt posted on 6 February, 2013 - 21:22
Thank you! I just can't wait to have it finished. XD

HarryKurt posted on 18 February, 2013 - 01:31
Thanks so much, Stephen! :) It was lovely hanging out with you and you looked amazing as always. I didn't realise you could add awards to costume until now, so thanks for pointing that out! XD I have some editing to do then...

ChibiMatsu posted on 18 February, 2013 - 01:53
You two were amazing, thanks for the conversation when we were queing up

HarryKurt posted on 18 February, 2013 - 02:03
Thank you very much! :D You were great too, loved your moves. :)

ChibiMatsu posted on 18 February, 2013 - 02:52
Thanks

Ranma1-2 posted on 18 February, 2013 - 23:50
I just came across a vid of your stage performance in the masquerade CI Doesnt allow hot links links so go to http:double slash www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6DYL37b0Fc replace 'double slash' with // hope that works Great to see this cuz I missed seeing it on the day. :)

HarryKurt posted on 19 February, 2013 - 18:04
Ahh, thank you very much! I'll have to watch everyone's performances tonight then. That's the only downside with competing in the masquerade- you miss everybody else! Cheers for linking me. :)

Rift Mage Cosplay posted on 25 February, 2013 - 15:23
Congrats on your win! I was sitting in the front like 0.0 Fantastic costumes, they made me... very happy :D

HarryKurt posted on 25 February, 2013 - 22:01
Thank you so much! It's nice to find some SWATH fans out there. :)

Sephirayne posted on 2 March, 2013 - 10:03
Great costumes and congrats on the win ^_^

HarryKurt posted on 3 March, 2013 - 18:14
Thank you very much! :D

Plasticsharkattack posted on 4 March, 2013 - 15:47
I love this movie SO much and you look amazing! congrats!

HarryKurt posted on 4 March, 2013 - 15:58
Thank you! :D I just had to do this after seeing the costume designs from that movie.

Fizzykat posted on 4 March, 2013 - 22:06
excellent costume! congrats on the win!! x

HarryKurt posted on 4 March, 2013 - 22:09
Thank you so much! :'D It was a fun day.

White Tigress posted on 6 March, 2013 - 22:39
This is fantastic! Congrats on winning :D

HarryKurt posted on 6 March, 2013 - 22:45
Thank you! :] We were so chuffed!

Yasmia posted on 7 March, 2013 - 16:04
This looks awesome! Really great job :)

HarryKurt posted on 7 March, 2013 - 16:10
<3! Thank you very much.

blissfulbanana posted on 7 March, 2013 - 19:39
This looks is really nicely made =3 looks really really good

HarryKurt posted on 7 March, 2013 - 20:13
Thank you! It took a lot of work, but it was worth it in the end. :]

Trifling posted on 12 March, 2013 - 15:52
This is Super good! Pretty much spot on :D Good Job (:

HarryKurt posted on 12 March, 2013 - 15:54
Oh wow, thank you very much! :D

homesweethomicide13 posted on 14 March, 2013 - 20:41
This cosplay is beyond awesome. I'm intending to cosplay Eric myself at some point, and I hope I can pull him off as well as you do! XD

HarryKurt posted on 15 March, 2013 - 02:15
Thank you! It was a really fun costume to make and wear, I hope that you have as much fun with it as I did. ;)

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 May, 2013 - 20:30
Love the new photos, This cosplay is Ace! :)

HarryKurt posted on 15 May, 2013 - 13:06
Thank you! I do love wearing this one. It's nice that I can keep building on it! :]

naurarwen posted on 30 June, 2013 - 02:08
Awesome you're doing the Huntsman again. Can I ask what day? A friend of mine is doing Snow on Sat and Sun and I'm sure she would love to get a picture with you

HarryKurt posted on 30 June, 2013 - 03:02
I am indeed! That would be brilliant. :D I'll be cosplaying the Huntsman on Sunday provided my new lacefront wig is suitable for it. ;)

adamphillip posted on 9 July, 2013 - 18:06
this is very good, thumbs up

HarryKurt posted on 9 July, 2013 - 21:20
Thank you very much! :D

Siouxsie James posted on 8 March, 2014 - 19:22
This costume looks awesome!! Really nice work :)

HarryKurt posted on 8 March, 2014 - 19:23
Thank you! :) I had a lot of fun making it!

MintyBadger posted on 29 March, 2014 - 16:38
Oh my gosh you did Eric, that's incredible!

HarryKurt posted on 29 March, 2014 - 18:14
I love Eric so much, haha. Thanks!

HorrorFanatic85 posted on 5 April, 2014 - 16:14
Looks like you got the huntsman spot on, very good job on the axe

HarryKurt posted on 5 April, 2014 - 16:26
Thanks so much! The axe was my favourite part to make. :)

rosieroo posted on 27 August, 2014 - 18:01
I love your cosplay ,its really great to see characters that arnt obvious to cosplay

HarryKurt posted on 27 August, 2014 - 18:18
Why thank you! :D Yeah, I fell in love with the character and design. It does always surprise me how many people do recognise the costume at cons though! XD

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Progress Journal

Hunting knives improved (Posted 5th May 2013)

For the hunting knives, I had originally just added some wood stain, but then watching again, I decided to add some white and black acrylic paint and then to sand it down to give it a few more tones and to make it look a bit more rustic. I also drilled into and added the 'nail heads' for each and gave them a metal and black effect. Just a bit of fussing, but it looks much better now!

Third hatchet (Posted 5th May 2013)

I made a second small hatchet as part of my upgrade. It took a day to make and the head is as closely matched to the first as I could make it- but it came out neater! I've also added more paint detail to the hunting knives and am going to make some new boots for a photoshoot at Warwick Castle next weekend.

Fastenings on doublet (Posted 15th February 2013)

I couldn't find anything remotely similar to his fastenings, so I painted some mirror brackets, picture hooks and D rings and made my own... XD

Hunting knife pouch and shoulder piece (Posted 12th February 2013)

Finished the knives and pouch and the shoulder piece now. I've also customised the belts now and have made even more patterns for the last few pieces of the costume.

Trousers (Posted 12th February 2013)

These are the suede trousers I'll be wearing. I dyed the fabric a shade darker and they're fitted with a zip for ease, because I haven't had time to practise making a lace close front. So I just added the effect over the top instead for this costume (it's mostly covered anyway. Then I embroidered the triangle pattern down the front of the legs by hand. The embroidery only goes just below the knee because I'll be wearing long boot covers.

Dyeing fabric (Posted 12th February 2013)

All my fabric is dyed and the trousers are almost done. Ready to make the shirt and the last props over the next few days.

Large axe (Posted 3rd February 2013)

This is the final base of the large axe. It took me so many attempts to be happy with the axe head and after rewatching the film frame by frame, I found out the opposite end to the blade has an odd shape. It's all painted up now and ready for final touches.

Doublet almost done (Posted 26th January 2013)

I've added on the sleeve caps and have finished most of the embroidery now. The edge is finished off with a sort of blanket stitch and I've started to distress the leather and wear it down. Very pleased with it so far, despite how long it seems to have taken!

Back of doublet (Posted 21st January 2013)

Back of the doublet finished. Leather and faux leather all hand stitched with embroidery thread.

Doublet test (Posted 18th January 2013)

Pieces of leather and faux leather cut out and then masking taped together (to avoid ugly pin holes and to get the fit right! ;)) to check the shapes match up. I've also done a stitching test to make sure that I can sew it together by hand with embroidery thread just as the actual costume has been, rather than machine sewing it!

I've also made a shirt pattern, brought dye to tone down the shirt and have tested the leather to see how best to age and stain it.

(Hoorah for snow days!)

Wood staining on axe and knife handles (Posted 13th January 2013)

The result of finishing carving and sanding down the weapon handles and the first two layers of wood stain and wax.

Once dry the handles will be ready for the axe heads to be moulded around them and maybe a layer of varnish depending on the finish.

Wood work (Posted 12th January 2013)

One handle for the larger hatchett, two smaller throwing axes and hunting knives to go in the pouch on the first belt. I decided to just do the knife blades in wood, as they won't be seen. There's still some bumps to smooth out, but these are the basic shapes. Will be staining the wood tomorrow, distressing them, then making the polymorph axe heads to nail and glue on.

Fabrics (Posted 10th January 2013)

The fabrics for the doublet, shoulder piece, shirt, scarf, belts and knife pouch. Going to distress everything once it's made to give everything a worn, rugged sort of feel. [The shirt and scarf came out a bit bright here, but they're quite muted, though I'll be dirtying them up anyway!]

Prep work (Posted 9th January 2013)

Patterns done, have five types of faux leather, one type of leather, polymorph plastic, belt buckles, studs, clasps, scarf and shirt material. Sewing work begins tomorrow!