Type Mercury ORT

Cosplayer: RanmaSyaoran

Status: Planned

Condition: Not Set

12th July 2009: Cosplay DEATH And due to loosing ones job this project grinds to a halt ¬_¬

16th June 2009: Opens Wallet... *Moth Flies Out* Why does this fabric have to be £10 a yard? =_='

I've even managed to get it reduced... It WAS £16!

/Has bought another 3 yards

12th June 2009: Urgh =___________________________= Slow day...

I had to make ANOTHER foam sandwich, as my orgional idea didn't work.

I'm now having to buy some more shiny fabric as I've run out too xD

10th June 2009: I GET A DAY OFF WORK!?! /Bounces off the wall

I work 84 hours a week.. AND THEY'VE GIVEN ME ANOTHER DAY OFF! :D

I'll be planning to make the tail coat... AGAIN. It's good news about my job too! I didn't loose it!

/Is sat here after his monthly meeting just having a 15min rest xD

I'm pondring on re-making them much lighter, that being... Instead of using a "foam sandwich" I'll try using just several layers of buckram fused together into the same shape, hopfully this shouldn't crease too much when it bends.

Hopefully =_='

8th June 2009: OF ALL THINGS HOLY! =_=;;; WHY ME!?!

My lovely dog (I still love her xD) has PEED on my tailcoat armour!


That's about 24 hours work solid there ¬_¬

5th June 2009: Colour Changing Fabric~! I got some! xD

I had one type and then found another... Which is FAR superior! I'm currently stretching and gluing it to the armour (with WATER BASED SUPER GLUE?!?) which is going quite well...

The helmet is nearly finished, I just need to tidy up the back at the top and then add the visor...

I'm pondering on using dark green spandex instead of the plastic as it would me MUCH easier to do well.

2nd June 2009: Another 12 hours straight! Aaaand now I have sunburn on my nose ¬_¬


I've changed the shape of the helmet to what the origional one was and fuzed most of the things for the back.

It was also my lucky day... As I got an ENTIRE ROLL OF FUZING (say about 20 meters) for £10!!! (The shop didn't want to measure out 8 meters O_O)

1st June 2009: The Helmet! This was a bugger to put on =_=

The green filter is going to be very difficult... As the perspex material is too stiff, and green flim is too fragile ._.

1st June 2009: Back Template... Done?!!? OH LORDY! IT'S ALMOST DONE! O_O

I just need to re-make the spine and fuze everything and it's ready to paint O_O

/Going ahead of schedule... By about 2 months xD

1st June 2009: MOAR POWER! My iron needs more power xD;;; It's doing th job with the interfacing, but it takes a LOT of weight and time to fuse onto the foam...

Other than that... IT'S GOING WELL O_O

31st May 2009: Helmet Vr. 2! This just needs fuzing with interfacing and it's ready to paint!

31st May 2009: New Back Plate! After about 8 / 12 hours straight I have a new back plate to work on!

I've found out that I can fuse ultra stiff interfacing onto craft foam! This saves me a LOT of time and money :D

The shoulder pads were HORRIBLE to make a pattern of, and they're not complete yet... I'll be working on them for a while XD

31st May 2009: Flower pot idea = FAIL! It... Just... Didn't... Work ¬_¬

30th May 2009: Aflob alob alob? (Bill & Ben; The Flowerpot Men) THE ARM BRACELET THINGS!



I'll just cut the bottom out, stick my arm though and make the rest of the shape with craft foam!

This should save me a LOT of time and foam :D

30th May 2009: Step Into My Mind... Mind The Gap =_= It seems I can't think in 3D ¬_¬

I've already used 4 meters of foam too D:

I'm currently re-working on the spine and back plate xD

27th May 2009: Arm & Wrist Guards I've made a start on the arm and wrist guards... These are simply held on by sheer clamping down force, not anything else XD

My plan will be to have the fu protruding out of any holes / gaps in these to make the effect of fire being pushed forth out of them!

25th May 2009: REVIVED! I still havn't found the cloth... But I'm doing this for the October expo XD

8th May 2009: =_____________________= I want to make this... ¬_¬


I need some help though >>;

Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab, Xaraelllllllllllllllll, you two are the only people I know that might even attempt this... XD

How much for some help? :3


14th February 2009: Bugger Ahem.

The fur that I NEEDED for this has stopped being made, thus... I can't make this one without it. I'm having to revert back to making the monk now =_=

Sorry everyone >>

21st January 2009: IT BEGINS! Urk. I chose a hard one... I mean... A CHALLENGE!

Well, I saw this character on Wikipedia... And I thought... Why not? O_o

It;s going OK so far, it;s the first time I;ve used craft foam and it;s interesting stuff! I;ve cut out a basic suit back pattern with tails ( as suits are my only forte ¬_¬ )...

I;ll need to trim it into a more slimline shape soon ( I;m not looking forward to the posibility of spoiling it ) and make the fur suit.

Oh joy... A fur suit... O_O?!?


/Is planning on buying a boiler suit and using that for a pattern.

The hardest part of the armour would be the 3D bits... So basically 99.9 % of it ¬_¬ The horns on the mask are causing real headaches as they are a 3D tringle... On a curve O_o

Other than that I have this left to do:

Back of torso
Front of torso
Front chest attachment
Shoulder faces - Large
Shoulder faces - Small
Upper arm bangles (x4)
Lower arm bangles (x2)
Hand faces (x2)
Sythes (x2)
Front of waist armour
Back of waist armour
Front of hip armour
Back of hip armour
Hip spikes (x2)
Cod peice O_o (I never thought I;ve have to make one of those!)
Top of leg spike
Knee joint armour
Bottom of leg spike
Feet armour
Feet flames
Disk? (Maybe for the masqurade only... BUT PAINTING THAT!?!)

Probably lots more that I have yet to notice ¬_¬...

Wish me luck... Please... I BEG OF YOU!

/Flops due to exhaustion

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Anime_Angel - 11th January 2009
there is no way you can make that, I'll give you £10 for real if you can manage to make it and bring to the expo unharmed lolo

that would be a costume that would win any compotition lol

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Adamoluna - 12th January 2009

... I'll bring the first aid kit.

No, I'm only joking, I'm sure you can handle it. :)
Post progress!

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RanmaSyaoran - 12th January 2009

Not yet XD

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooots of planning to do... And I need to finish the monk! =__=

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nanahara - 17th January 2009

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BlusterSquall - 18th January 2009
Its already looking good! You do nothing by halves, do you? XD
Look forward to seeing progress!

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Anime_Angel - 18th January 2009
lol, nice dress lolilol

I'm starting to wish I never made that bet with yer if your gonna make good progress with that lol

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Anonymous - 18th January 2009
My goodness! You are INSANE to attempt this one! XD

But I sincerely hope you could manage to pull this off, it would be EPIC!

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KamikazePenguin - 18th January 2009
Wow this looks amazing!!
(: I hope you pull this off. ^_^

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Anonymous - 18th January 2009
... Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.

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Sephirayne - 21st January 2009
Omg! How epic!! I sooo can't wait to see this complete.

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Anonymous - 21st January 2009
Asuredly, I wish you the best of luck! I get the hint you may need it. I bet it'll look amazing complete =]

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stripey_dani - 23rd January 2009
Looking awesome so far! Impressive foam work!

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hitmanx2 - 27th February 2009
Iam looking foward to seeing this one going to be epic

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Odd-One-Out - 14th May 2009
Ah so this is ORT!

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Tiran - 25th May 2009
Christ, this will be impressive to see when it's done!

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RanmaSyaoran - 26th May 2009
Thankyou everyone!

This will either be an epic fail or just epic (I hope XD)

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Adamoluna - 28th May 2009
wow, the armguard looks terrific so far. If you can pull off that level of detail (or more) yet neatness, this costume will be beyond epic... o.o'

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AmethystEyes - 31st May 2009
Holy moly you're brave for doing something this extravagent, coming along very nicely!

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JakeX - 31st May 2009
Very very nice so far dude <3

jake approves keep it up i wanna see you own everyone in oct :P

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Toshi-chan - 5th June 2009
that helmet is soooo awesome xD

its the sort of thing you pick up and never want to put down again coz of the shiny colours!!

**is mesmorised** lmao

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RanmaSyaoran - 5th June 2009
Haw haw, thankyou EVERYONE for all your comments!

/Is now wondering on HOW to get it to the expo ¬_¬

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nanahara - 6th June 2009
looking EPIC so far man XD

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eternal_aranel - 6th June 2009
So much progress already!
Looks amazing!

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Adamoluna - 6th June 2009
OMFG RAPTOR JESUS O.o''''''''''''''
progress looks too awesome Q.Q .............
*silently squirms in uncontrollable jealousy*

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BlusterSquall - 6th June 2009
You're insane. But the progress is looking completely awesome (in the traditional sense of the word). I look forward to more! *-*

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Anonymous - 7th June 2009
You're working at a right pace here! 8D Everything's looking great so far, I can't wait to see it all finished. 8DD

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RanmaSyaoran - 10th June 2009
Thankyou EVERYONE for the motivation ;_;

/Is sat in the middle of a busy office listening to music from Eternal Alice Rondo, with three giant bottles of tonic water on his desk, a quote regarding the subject of sucess from Mr. Burns stuck to his wall and reading the Sayonara Zetsubou sensei manga ¦3

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Debbie Ella - 10th June 2009
Wow, this looks so cool! Holy crap, this'll look awesome once it's done. You'd better finish it! *whoppah!*

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Sephirayne - 26th August 2009
Holy Epic sauce!!!! That looks incrediable. Can't wait to see the finished costume.

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neko_riddles - 9th December 2009
I'm loving this. You hardly ever see Tsukihime cosplays, and for you to do ORT, thats just epic!!!

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Berserk667 - 17th May 2011
Whoa dude that'll be a sight to see when its done