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This is my Aion Cosplay for Vancouver Canada's Anime convention www.AnimeRevoltuion.ca 2013.
What is it?:
It is from the MMORPG on-line computer game called Aion na.aiononline.com/en/
It's a Elyos NPC (Non-Player-Character) That stands in the Abyss in an Area called "Reshanta" in "Teminon Landing". His name is "Chrioz" from the "Nezekan's Shield Legionary".
I have always loved fantasy characters, especially really detailed epic intense detail ones, and especially fantasy suits of armour like this one in particular, that is why I really like the style and look of everything in Aion. I needed an idea for my next cosplay idea, so once I saw this, I just had to go all out and make an obnoxiously unnecessary detailed intense cosplay, and this was going to be it.
What it is made of:
The materials I used to construct this was half inch thick Foam mats for the base parts and thin craft foam for the detail and Pink Panther pink wall insulation foam for the sword and shield. I sanded the edges down with a Dremel sanding tool and sand paper to smooth the sword and shield and glued together with lots of hot glue and painted with acrylic paints. Feathers from www.moonlightfeather.com/
How long did it take to make:
A very long time, just glad it's done. I went through allot to make this, it was crazy. But if I was to put all the hours together with out breaks and days off as if I was making it non-stop, I'd say about 4 weeks, it was very, very, very time consuming with every bit. I constructed this entire costume all by my self with no help from no one but me, my self and I
Take screen shots of the in game character, print out screen shots, draw out each piece, sit and think about how I'm going to construct each piece. Draw each piece out on foam and cut it out. Sand all the necessary edges down and glue, burn my self multiple times. Hope for the best that it's all the right size and fits and paint.
I made this not knowing what I was getting my self into and with no experience what so ever but only my imagination and artsy skills, Google tutorial searches and YouTube Video tutorials for tips and tricks and ideas on how to construct it and materials. The foam armour community is huge and the most popular foam suits are Iron man and and Halo.
Thanks' to www.youtube.com/user/2DayWithP…
for their main support and help with their YouTube tutorial videos who got me started.
Thank you all for your support and positive feedback.
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