June 21, 2012

Asad: Armor Finished

So it's been a while... I've been busy with Artist Alley but I've been working on and off on a few cosplays. The main one I've been working on is Asad from Suikoden Tierkreis. 

Gay as Christmas, isn't he? Love it. I did this costume about two years ago for Fanime but since then, it's taken enough damage to warrant a revamp. So I did!

Much of the original build was integrated into the revamp. Basically, I stripped all of the details off and just used the original base as a foundation since it was already fit and measured to my shoulders. This time, however, I made it a lot stronger with my new best friend, styrene. And this is the result!



Naturally, I took some creative liberties when it came to the back shot. I've only ever seen a very very blurry DS screencap of the back so I was just like WHATEVER. It reminds me of the type of armor in Twilight Princess. I've never done real weathering on armor before. I think I need more practice but its not a bad start.

Chestguard and Belt... thing:

Finally with correct shaped gems. First time doing resin casting too. Thank you, Stacy, for helping this n00b. (The gems on the belt only look bigger because the chest guard is further back.) Also, thank you to Lee for teaching me how to make perfect little dots with hot glue! It's way harder than it looks...

The rest of the costume is still a work in progress but the biggest hurdle has been conquered. I'll have more to post later so please stay tuned.

Build time: ~30 hours on and off for 10 days

Questions? Comments? Leave one!

Cosplay 2012:

Persona 3- Minato: 90%
Catherine: 80%
Asad: 90%
Korra: 5% (lol fail)
Kurama: 1% (Wig only D:)
Grace Bernelli: 5%

3 inkblots:

May Fan said...

whoooaaaaaaaaaaa O , O how did you make this!? it's so cool!!!

Jean Liang said...

holy cow it looks like real metal!

Aki Yun said...

@May Fan Haha, I took a lot of photos during this build to try to capture every stage. If you'd like, I can post a step-by-step later. xD

@Jean Liang It kinda does! I think it might just be the lighting in the photos though. Haha.

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