28th October 2010: on the mannequin so that i can see the diffrence in height
28th October 2010: paimted head. this took about 5 hours to finish painting
22nd October 2010: wing progress ive started to put the feathers on my wings, they are starting to come to shape.
22nd October 2010: wing progress progress on the wings, ive put them on my mannequinn to see how just how big they are!
22nd October 2010: wing progress ive cut the masking tape off my eyes, now its time to put the feathers.
22nd October 2010: my skirt with petticoat wearing my skirt with the petticoat underneath
19th October 2010: base coat is painted on the torso base coat of enamel is painted on the torso, once dry i will paint in details
19th October 2010: finished dyed skirt finshed result
19th October 2010: gradient dyeing this is the 1st time ive ever done this, im pleased with the result. i used 2x dylon antique grey hand dye.
16th October 2010: torso progress i decided to add polyfiller on top of the chest. this was to fill in some of the holes and to get rid of the foam look.
16th October 2010: torso progress once i finished carving the chest, i covered it in pva glue to make it easier to paint later on.
16th October 2010: torso progress i used alot of spray foam on my foam base and then carved the rib cage out
16th October 2010: full costume progress i put on my peticoat and the torso and head to see what i might look like as it al starts to come together! ^_^
16th October 2010: torso progress i carved out soe shoulders and glued them to the helmet.
16th October 2010: chest progress i glued the big foam piece to the helmet for the base of my torso
11th October 2010: height i have glued the head onto a cycle helmet. now you can see just how tall i will be.
11th October 2010: head progress the head is nearly finished just needs a little more paint
11th October 2010: head progress i painted the cracks with black paint to give it depth
11th October 2010: head progress i sketched on the head, where i wanted the cracks and groovs
7th October 2010: Head Progress i started rubbing the head down and i have added the teeth. you cant see them because i have covered them in masking tape to keep them clean.
7th October 2010: Head Progress ive started to build up the back of the head, i will tidy it up a bit but it will be covered by the hood from the cloak.
7th October 2010: Wing Progress ive added the foam board for extra support for when i start to add my feathers. i have also glued my eyes in place. they currently have masking tape on them to keep them clean.
7th October 2010: skirt progress i have started to cut my fabric. i have got 100% silk. i cant remember what it's called but it is matt and has a really nice texture. i am going to gradiunt dye the skirt once it's finished.
3rd October 2010: wings with the head you can see in his picture how much extra height i will be getting with my head and wings
3rd October 2010: wing progress wing frame
3rd October 2010: wing progress the basic shape of my wing frame. i bent the copper pipes to shape
3rd October 2010: harness my harness. i cut up and edited a scaffolders harness. i sewed on where i needed the copper frame for the wings to sit
3rd October 2010: more head progress i carved the spray foam to the basic shape that i wanted. I then covered the head with some filler. it will need another layer once it has dried.
3rd October 2010: finished eyes i put mu painted cast and my clear cast together, to create 'follow me eyes'. i decided to used gold paint for the eye colour
1st October 2010: head progress i have started making this with a wig head. i the used my new best friend, Spray foam! to add to the shape. now i need to get carving
1st October 2010: fingers my latex fingers! they need adjusting.
1st October 2010: Feathers!! a whole load of black turkey quills.
1st October 2010: plan for the wing shape i drew out a rough shape for the wings. i will be using a copper pipe to create the basic frame for the wings
1st October 2010: eyes casted the eyes are casted, just need painting.
1st October 2010: casting eyes in resin I used some clear casting resin to cast the eyes for my wings. im casting 2 halfs and putting them together to create follow-me eyes. When i have finished casting i will paint he backs of the eyes.
perfectly_purple - 12th September 2009
Awesome! Love Hellboy 2 (more than the first one actually). The Angel of Death is equally cool and creepy! Good luck! ^_^
Sephirayne - 8th November 2009
OMG! I would so love you when you complete this. I love Hellboy.
callmemilo - 20th November 2009
oh i'd love to see how this turns out... i'm the organiser of a hellboy group that regularly attend lfcc
Ranma1-2 - 1st October 2010
Nice work so far, on a difficult costume.
Your mask looks nice and lightweight. :)
- - 1st October 2010
Good work on the mask. It's looking freaky already and you haven't even hardly got started.
Good luck on the rest. Keep it up.
Zelda - 1st October 2010
The progress on this is looking so so epic! I really can't wait to see more ^^!
TheEmoEmu - 3rd October 2010
This will be so awesome! ^^
Leonie Heartilly - 3rd October 2010
Clever idea to use a scaffolders harness to hold the wing frame! I need to make some large wings myself at some point and was looking at the corset method. Good luck with the rest.
Kitticus - 3rd October 2010
WOW!!! O_O this will be stunning!!
Pez - 11th October 2010
Holy crap! This looks amazing so far - I must look for you at Expo!
DuskatNight - 17th December 2010
I still can't get over the fact of uttery amazing this is!
Sephirayne - 22nd March 2011
Wow! The finished costume is just so amazing. Totally incredible.
gaming_goddess - 26th March 2011
This cosplay is too amazing for words - it's left me speechless :)
Fizzykat - 9th April 2011
omg!! showcase! thankyou x
Quinzel - 9th April 2011
Ooh, I saw pics of this a while back but had no idea who it was! This is actually amazing. I love del Toro's creatures (it's nice to know that someone can still get it right without CG!) and this looks like it actually could be pulled from the set of the movie :). Amazing work!
CrystalNeko - 9th April 2011
What's this? I can't believe I haven't commented on this before!! THIS MUST BE FIXED!
This is most definitely your best costume yet and definitely a well deserved showcase! You've got the proportions PERFECT and I have to say, it was rather terrifying standing right behind you in the masquerade as you were just so big! I love the details and this costume in general!
JakeX - 14th April 2011
Im loving all of the cosplay the turn out is beautiful!!!
I am very interested into how you made the wings and how you attached it to yourself, checking the journal and my god that was a great idea!!!
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