arborealkey

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  1. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    LEDs, yes
  2. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    They are starting to look a bit better:
  3. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Thanks a lot ! Here is the base of the "shackles"
  4. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Thank you ! Oh, look, an update !
  5. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    And here is what it looks like:
  6. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    It's always better once detailled...
  7. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Thanks ! I think they surprisingly look good together, despite having totally different aesthetics. And thanks ! I hope I won't disappoint. Thank you ! The syandana is close (more or less) to completion. I have all of the ornaments, there is just a lot of carving left on some of the pieces:
  8. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    So, this is the syandana so far.
  9. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Thank you ! Most of this is definitely new for me, so I've been learning a lot of stuff thanks to this. Thanks ! Thank you ! I'm working a bit of the syandana these days. I am almost done with the fabric parts: Some of the diamond-shaped pieces are irregularly spaced, I'll do better next time. And here are some of the ornaments going on top of it (I even worked on the back -on the right of the picture-, but I doubt it'll ever be visible). I'll try to finish all the "solid" parts of the syandana before going back to the rest of the outfit.
  10. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    So, update on that...thing. Sorry about the quality of the picture and the hot glue strings on my "face".
  11. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Thank you ! Thanks a lot ! Thanks ! Thanks a lot ! Valkyr is only a personnal project though, I don't make costumes for myself for a living, but rather commissions for others/companies. Ok, now I know for sure that this helmet will be my doom. I clearly do not have the level to freehand that kind of thing, especially since I'm not working with a head replica. That's means I basically have to draw the shapes on a sheet of paper and expect it to look like something AND fit my head once assembled. Maybe I should have tried making a pep file out of the model, but I only needed the basic shape, not the details, and would have probably spent a lot of time "cleaning" the model to keep only what I wanted. Anyway, I built a base helmet out of craft foam, it's only here to give me an idea of the shape and won't be visible on the finished product, that's why I didn't bother making clean seams. I prefer to warn you: it is not accurate. I simply cannot make it right with my current experience and tools. BUT...the next one will be better, after all that's how you learn, and damn I've been learining a lot of things thanks to Valkyr. If I were building this for work, I would have just sculpted the damn thing, made a mold and then cast it. But I simply do not have that kind of budget for my own projects and that's why I rely on foam. Now I'm going to make all the details of the head, and (I hope) it'll finally start to look like something.
  12. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Ok, this is far from the best progress picture ever taken, but here it is anyway:
  13. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Thanks a lot ! Thank you ! The problem with making a Warframe costume is that they are fleshy. To achieve the perfect costume, one would have to sculpt the body and make a silicone cast. Sadly, such methods are rarely affordable. Yes, it's all EVA foam, because while being relatively cheap compared to some other materials, it's still possible to make great stuff out of it. I can't really think of cheaper materials you could use to get the same effect. I've used cardboard and yoga mat in the past, but while they are great for some projects, it might be hard to achieve the fleshy look of a Warframe with it. Maybe you could find floor mats ? I assume that you're living on the American continent since you can go to Tennocon, I might be wrong, but I thought it was easier for you guys to get puzzle mats for cheap than us in France. Anyway, here is some progress on the syandana. [/url]
  14. arborealkey

    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Thanks guys ! I worked a bit on the head today (yeah, I'm using the Cheetah helmet IG with the Graxx skin because nothing makes sense). It kinda looks like crap for the moment with only the faceplate built and the spikes asymetrically pinned... The black foam with hot glued seams underneath is just here to help it retain its shape.
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    Valkyr Graxx cosplay

    Thanks ! Thank you, I hope so ! I made a bit of progress on the arms today, since I'm not supposed to work during week-ends (even if I often do). I'll try to start on the shackles (or whatever they are called) tomorrow.