Ooo... I found this completely by accident, but it's so helpful to see! I've been trying to find a good way to make Ventus's (Kingdom Hearts) shoes, but I really didn't like the other tutorials for his shoes out there. I was actually thinking something involving craftfoam, but couldn't get much further than that... This is perfect!
Wow, these look really good. I started playing LoL somewhere last week and Vi was a free character and I have just fallen in love with her... so naturally I want to cosplay her at some point haha. This gives me a really good idea of what to do with the shoes. How do you plan on handling the arms and such? Personally I would love to use papercraft, to get it in full detail, but I have never worked with that before (you have to import the model in one program, then edit it so it will actually work as a paper model, then make it printable....) it's going to be a lot of work! I want to make the fingers out of foam though, so that if I 'punch' things there won't be any dents. I'm still thinking about what to cover the paper (or cardboard really) with to make it harder. I'd love to hear your approach
I'm working on the hands right now and I'm making them out of foam. The game model's fingers are too short (they lack one piece of finger from all of them), so i made my own. I'll post some tutorial on it soon
Great, I'm looking forward to it In the meantime I also decided to make them out of foam (with latex on top and a core) so I can actually 'punch' people with them haha. I'm working on gathering some random accessories and such first, because I have several other projects to finish before I can start ^^
none for the moment XD I have too much costume to make for this summer, but I keep your idea, 'cause it's a really good one; I'm really glad that's there are some people like you who post a lot of helpful tutorials! You are our saviors!
You definitely did give it more realistic view and life. Ive seen some work done of LoL with Steve Wang he really does a good job at bring things to life (in sculpture has one of Katarina and Ziggs) but seeing it as a cosplay will be quite something too.
Master Lee (makes Iron Man Armor suits professionally) Uses rivets and plastic, from my research into older styles this is actually very common place, as long as your medium is leather or harder you can use this method to create good movement in armor what kind of rivets you use is up to you but a rivet kit isn't that expensive and a good long term investment. Quit and easy way to attach things as long as you have holes with foam though you might just glue it to a inner spandex suit while attached to a duct tape dummy. That way you get the movement you want without the fuss. But foam isn't the best long term medium but if you don't plan on using the costume for too long it's a good way to go, just doesn't last sadly. If you can manage to tool it leather would be better for long term gives you great options for workability it's tough to cut but when painted it really can pull off a good metal look without having to use sheet metal and forming.
Oh, I know about rivets, I dream of them for quite a while but.... I'm having a hard time finding rivets in Romania... I know it seems unbelievable, but trust me, this is how things work here... I buy more than 50% of the materials I need from outside Romania, just because I can't find them here...