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ArcaneArchery
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My interest in cosplay started when I saw photo galleries of cosplayers appearing on various gaming websites. I was initially more interested in the photography aspect as this is another interest of mine. However, after going to the October 2011 MCM Expo I realised that I had to try making my own costume to wear at the next one. My first costume was the Red Pyro from Team Fortress 2, which I wore to the May 2012 MCM Expo, and I even managed to integrate my camera bag into the costume.

Even before I got into cosplay I could often be found is costume. I had the usual home made super hero costumes when I was very young and the odd fancy dress party. Also I am involved with a historic archery display team and wear full medieval costume for all of the events that we attend. This is where I first realised how fun it was seeing other peoples' reactions to the costumes. Through the archery displays I ended up working as an extra in a few historical documentaries where I got to wear a number of interesting costumes, including a medieval monk and the assistant to the executioner of King Charles. Even though it was always a long days work I still enjoyed doing these - I think there is something about being in a group of people in costume that just makes things more fun.

I love the artistry and skill that goes into cosplay plus I enjoy the challenge and the fact that you end up having to use so many different craft skills to put together a full costume. And finally, I like the friendliness of the cosplay community and the great atmosphere you seem to get at cosplay events.

My proudest moment was walking on stage in my Assassin’s Creed Harlequin costume and hearing a loud cheer during the Saturday Masquerade at the May 2012 London Comic Con – something that I didn’t think I would have the skill or confidence to do. My greatest achievement was receiving a judge’s award for the Harlequin costume at the same event – I really wasn’t expecting it and already had my camera out ready to take photos of the winners as they went on stage.

Last online 6 months ago

Hampshire

Joined: 9th Sep 2012

Completed costumes: 6

Photos uploaded: 49

Progress journals: 125

Events attended: 6

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ArcaneArchery - The Vault Dweller - 17th October 2015

Nuka Cola bottle caps

I made some Nuka Cola bottle caps to go in my bottle cap pouch (where no one will see all of the effort I put into them). Painting the logo was quite difficult as first I had to find an accurate reference picture (a lot of people seem to use the Coca Cola logo as a base but the cola part is subtlety different). I used red enamel paint over a coat of white gesso followed by white acrylic paint for the logo. I then used some gunmetal acrylic paint around the edge of the bottle caps to create a worn and weathered effect.

 


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