Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Cosplayer: GAINAX

Variant: Brawl

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

10th August 2009: Scabbard Primed the sword today, but couldn't do anymore as it started to rain -.-
The basic scabbard is now made, but can't really do much more to it till tomorrow. I need to screw a metal loop to the side so I can thread my belt through, cut out the pattern that goes down the side and make a triangular boxed tip at the bottom. Then I'll paint this and the sword together.

Will finish gloves tonight! 3 DAYS LEFT FUCK!

9th August 2009: Falchion construction complete! So there IS something more tedious than embroiding by hand... SANDING TIMBER! D:
This bitch took me forver to get all the curves in the sword guard, but I'm really satisfied with the end results. All I need to do now is prime this sucker and start painting! Oh, and add the gems :3

Hmmm, I hope I can find my airbrush compressor in the garage...

7th August 2009: Falchion Here's the basic body of the sword which I all made from timber. The bottom of the handle was shaped with Fimo and I added craft foam for the lines going around it. I'm going to add a green gem to either side of it once I've finished painting it all. The handle itself is circular and I sanded down the sides of the blade with a machine sander so it's deepest in the middle. Boots will be finished today! Maybe >.>

5th August 2009: Boots! Cut the crap out of some welly boots stuck air dough on it. Going to make the straps from craft foam and make the rest of the boot out of pleather that'll wrap around the bit extending out of the heel.

2nd August 2009: Tunic sewing completo! Woooooooooo! Finally, I can stop using the sewing machine! (for now) <,<
I'm really pleased with how this tunic came out seeing a I've never made any clothing like this from scratch before... Special thankis to Xav and Amy for awesome advice ;p Just need to paint on some rings onto the gold bits with that 3d stuff and embroid the flower (gay) patterns onto the bottom!

31st July 2009: ZIPPER! Added the ribbon to the bottom and inside, as well as a super cool zipper allowing me to get in and out easilly! All I need to do now is add sleeves, rbbon the top and embroid the design onto it!

29th July 2009: Collar! Added the collar today and folded the edges over some wire to help stiffen it up. I broke my only sewing machine needle in the process though, so shall have to pick up more tomorrow.
*is a retard*

28th July 2009: SEWING MACHINE AMAGAD! Yes, that's right, I has sewing machine! Ok, it may be about 30 years old and heavier than a car. But it gets the job done! Seriously, this thing looks like it could be in fallout 3. It could survive an atomic blast that's for sure! D:

But yeah, here's the tunic so far! I've lined it in a lighter blue cotton material which will become apparent when the sleeves are rolled up. That is, when I make the sleeves ;p It fits quite well, but there are still a few adjustments I need to do yet. Gold ribbon trimming to come next!

20th July 2009: EMBROIDING IS REALLY GAY Urgh, Just got to work out what the fuck is in the middle of this bloody crest now... Maybe I should just sew in a giant hand giving the finger? *sigh*

18th July 2009: Embroiding is GAY I've decided to sew the crest pattern onto the cape instead of painting it.
This was a mistake.

Just the uniorn has takn me 4 hours XD
I don't want to do this anymore =3 MY HANDS ARE BLEEDING! After this, I then have to line the entire cape in red by hand! I REALLY need a sewing machine.


15th July 2009: Armour straps! Made the straps today with a cheap ass belt I found at a charity shop for 60p :o
Cut it in half and glued bits of foam onto it which I painted brown! Simple as.

There are 4 strips of narrow belt I need to glue to the bottom ends that connect to the breast plate, but I've run out of glue so that'll have to wait ;p

And btw, that blue tint on the lower half of the photo? That's where I sprayed the paint where I shouldn't have :D

13th July 2009: Sword! I probably shouldn't make this out of wood, but meh ;p
*Ignores Ayacon weapon retrictions* =3

10th July 2009: Armour pre paint I've finally Finished crafting the armour! Added another layer of craft foam onto the shoulder pads, after bringing all of the edges of the base out with hair straightners. Also went and painted the decorative pattern out with THREE DIMENSIONAL PAINT and is now ready for spraying!

3rd July 2009: Armour continued! Made one of the shoulder pads today and it fits nicely! I Also added the rim of the breastplate and sketched the decorative pattern into it.

Just waiting on more foam now and some fabric paint to bring out the rim pattern.

2nd July 2009: Breast plate! Started work on the armour today and for the first time ever, used some craft foam D: This stuff is awesome, it can be heated up and molded into the shape you want, only taking a matter of seconds to set. Here you can see the breast plate without the fancy edges.

Apart from heating it up to the max, I PVA glued it up on the back with layers of cotton to give it a bit of support, and applied layers of watered down PVA glue on the front for the foam to soak up, making it easier to paint on. Tomorrow, the shoulders!

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Shenny - 30th June 2009
Again with the blue hair! I spy a pattern...

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Chibi - 11th July 2009
Wow that armour is made of craft foam? It looks amazing ^^
If you ever do a step by step tutorial I'd love to see it!

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GAINAX - 11th July 2009
Thanks a lot! :D
Yes, it is indeed made of craft foam. Cheap stuff, only 50P a sheet XD
As for a step by step tutorial:

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Felixize - 11th July 2009
Wow, this is looking really great :O
I'll be looking out for it at Aya~~!!

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Odd-One-Out - 15th July 2009
My gosh, you amaze me each time Mike

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GAINAX - 15th July 2009
Thanks a lot! :D
You're too kind >.<

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PinkCharlieBear - 21st July 2009
Dude this is looking totally AWESOME! You'll make a brilliant Marth :D

Btw I love the idea of putting a hand giving the finger in the centre crest. Now that would be cool ;D

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GAINAX - 21st July 2009
Thanks :D Still got lots of work to do though... AND ONLY 25 DAYS!
But yes, very tempted to do that >.>

Are you coming to Ayacon? :D

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PinkCharlieBear - 23rd July 2009
Aww you can get it done in time! 83
I wish I was ;-; If I was I would of brought Princess Peach! Sadly I'm not going, I hope your brawl group is awesome though :D

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JakeX - 26th July 2009
Jake approves of this :D
Dude i cant wait to see ya at Aya with it will look pure epicness (Y)

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Solaria - 26th July 2009
Looking amazing x3
Really cant wait to see it! Ive always wanted to do Sheeda~

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p-chan - 26th July 2009
oh wow its looking really good =D! cant wait to see it all finished at aya!
(im the pikachu in the brawl group :) )

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angel aiko - 2nd August 2009
your going to be the most dashing princess unicorn EVER :p

let the bullying commence! (but it does look awesome)

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Chibi - 4th August 2009
Looking awesome!

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k4tt - 11th August 2009
wOw, that's looking pretty awesome ^__^

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Odd-One-Out - 13th August 2009
Only 15 comments? Ludicrous! This is worthy of many more!

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nanahara - 13th August 2009
I agree, 15 comments for such awsome progress is not right at all. This is coming along brilliantly ^^

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GAINAX - 13th August 2009
Thanks a lot dudes! :)

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GraceyDarling - 13th August 2009
this looks so good ^^ gloves came out great in the end aswell :)

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Manga Girl - 14th August 2009
Your Marth cosplay looks amazing! :D

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Anonymous - 17th August 2009
You were awesome as Marth, we had great fun in the Brawl meet. Next time, I'm-a gonnna win! WA-HAHA! d(^_^)b

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Amy-Lou - 19th August 2009
Best Marth ever! You rocked the world of girly royalty XD

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PinkCharlieBear - 24th August 2009
Wicked Marth! Turned out perfect I love this costume so much >8D

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MikeJenks - 8th September 2009
Dude this is amazing *0*
How on earth did you do the shiny broach thing?

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GAINAX - 8th September 2009
It's a Christmas Baubel stuck onto a giant button I sprayed gold :P
How's your Marth coming on?

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MikeJenks - 8th September 2009
Ohwow, that's a genius way of doing it xDD
Mine hasn't even been started yet x_X

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LittleRecordGirl - 23rd October 2010
Amazing Marth is amazing.
Seriously, you are the best Marth I've ever seen.
Just, ieeeeeee~ <3

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lastordersuk - 6th September 2011
50 points to GRYFFINDOR!