12th August 2013: Arm Test Whoop!
All the Armour (apart from the shin guards) are glued, sprayed and detailed. Straps are on most of them now; sewing machine is hating the Velcro and pleather straps -_-
Here’s some pics of the finished pieces and me testing out an arm.
Next I’ll be working on the chain-mail-esque jumper and the belts :3
6th August 2013: Gold bitches! Gold armour pieces are cut, glued and now sprayed. Now for the monotonous task of dry-brushing-the-crap out of each piece to get the weathered detail -_-
Utilised my car parking space for making cosplay |D
neighbours looked on at me weirdly but screw ‘em :P
getting there though. All the silver pieces are done too. Once the dry brushing is done I can actually start attaching it all together *flails*
28th July 2013: Armour update Armour is coming along nicely. Almost all the pieces (albeit the chest) have been glued and ridges put in place. The Neck pieces are almost complete and the Pauldrons have been glued together. Everything’s looking a bit meh and colourful at the moment lol but once its all sprayed it will look better :)
spraying will commence tomorrow…8D
25th July 2013: Playing with Foam Finished most of the card templates now. Just the main body to do.
Started carving out the arm armour out of EVA foam sheets. These are super thin as they’ll be lots of layering involved, plus I didn’t want it to look too bulky as it needs to suit my body shape/height.
Also having different coloured foam has helped me coordinate everything :P
To get the ridges on the armour I’m using a hot glue gun as it dries clear and flexible, whilst giving a 3D effect. Once the glue dried, which didn’t take long at all, I started the spraying, which is killing my arm -_-.
Black to undercoat and gold will cover it, hopefully tomorrow :3
25th July 2013: Getting started So my big cosplay for Ayacon is Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones. Its especially challenging as its mostly armour but I’ve worked on armour before when making Lin Bei Fong and so really wanted to push my cosplay ability.
So to start off I sketched a very rough plan of each of the armour elements such as pauldrons, vambraces and shin guards, working out measurements as I went along.
From there I was able to accurately draw and measure out each of the sections. The upper arm is made of 5 different sections which will be made into one piece. For now, everything is made of card to allow for changes and will serve as a template for the eventual foam finished version.
Augmented Queen - 6th May 2013
Oh my gosh... She is my upmost FAVORITE character of this series!! And you'll suit her so perfectly~ *Inner squeel*
Amy-Lou - 22nd August 2013
Great armour work, you made a brilliant Brienne regardless of height. Seeing you getting photos with the chain sword was very funny :)
Zelvyne - 24th March 2014
You look fantastic and Brienne and the detailing on the armour was fantastic :)
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