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Yay!! It's finished! Three months of toil is finally finished!!

I'm so happy with how it turned out. I was able to give it a test Run at RadCon this weekend and it looked great as the durable for four hours before and surprisingly not as uncomfortable to wear as I thought it would be.

Now I can't wait for SakuraCon!!!


Here's a list of steps as to how I made the armor. I'll post a tutorial when I have time to make another pauldron.

I made my armor out of craft foam. I used the 6mm thick sheets like these. Although I found mine at Joann fabrics over by columbia center. That's the only place I could find the 6 mm sheets. I could not find them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, although Hobby Lobby did have large 3mm sheets which I used for the dome of the pauldron, but that was the only time I used the 3 mm sheets

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For the lining around the armor I used Foam tape, the kind people use to insulate doorways and windows with.

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Then I covered the armor with about five coats of Kilz2 latex primer. This primer was meant to be used in doors so the toxicity it prett low, but I would still use a painters mask and gloves while applying it to be extra safe and work in a ventilated area while it is drying.

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And then I used Rustoleum Ultra Cover 2x Aluminum Spray Paint, beautiful smooth coverage. I would recommend doing this in the garage, outside, or at least next to an a wide open door to the outside and getting one of those painters masks that cover your nose and mouth, it's nother very healthy to breath in the aerosol of the paint:

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And finally covered every thing with liquitex varnish. This stuff was both protective and flexible. but tedious to wait for because it took 3 hours for each coat to dry and you didn't want to work it too roughly with the brush or it would dry cloudy instead of clear. I put down too coats of the gloss finish and one coat of the matte finish over the top and that gave me a nice shiny steel, but not too shiny, look. I found the liquitex at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, but not at Joanns. It was over in the section where they had all of the fancy paints and brushes. Make sure you get the flexible type liquitex it will say it is flexible on the back of the bottle.

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crankpin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah! You went to Radcon?! I didnt go 2011 but I'm going in 2012. I saw you at Sakuracon however!
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Yeah I was at Radcon 2011, but I did not have my wing then. :D
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crankpin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you going to be going to radcon 2012 too?
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CosplayExecutioner Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
That setting and costume are flawed.
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I agree the setting was not ideal, the picture was mainly to show the completed costume in full. the picture was taken by my neighbor in his front yard with my iphone, he was kind enough to take time to take the picture, I couldn't really drag him to an ideal location.

Yes my cosplay is flawed I am not a professional, and this is my first foray into armor making. though if you could list some specific flaws I would be most grateful so I can improve for the next convention.
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Chuupa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, remember me with the pug? :] But, anyways, great cosplay once again! Can't wait to see you next year! <3
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thank you! :D
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EtriuzJT Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow looks really good! Good job!
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Thank you very much I'm very proud of how it came out! :D
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EtriuzJT Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did really well on it :thumbsup: =)
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Yuki-maru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
this looks amazing!!
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you!! I'm so proud of how it turned out! :D
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prettyinpink45 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Wait a sec, did you make that???????!?!?!?!?!?

If you diid it FABULOUS!!!!!!!!
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Yes I did! The only things I didn't make were the boots, pants, gloves and wig. Everything else I made including the armor!:D
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prettyinpink45 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Any way ITS STILL FABULOUS!!!

yeah, making a wig,pair of boots, pants, and gloves are hard!!~ X3
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful armour!
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Thank you so much! :D
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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Kitty1234207 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful costume! I saw you a couple times but I couldn't snag a photo. xD
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you very much! Well if there are any other cosplay events around the tri-cities or if you are going to be at SakuraCon in Seattle I would be happy to pose for a picture. I love having pictures taken of me while in costume. :D
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Kitty1234207 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
8D Awesome! I'm rounding up a few friends to head up there [hopefully!]. I'll keep an eye out for you!
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Well I've only lived in the Tri-Cities for a year and I've been looking for some cosplay friends to hang out with on this side of the mountains.
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Kitty1234207 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Are you liking it here so far? :D

Cosplay friends and video game buddies are always awesome! Here's a photo my friend got of you if you'd like it. :3 [link]
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CorvusJackdaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your pictures turned out so great! I’m glad I got to see them in person ^^
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thanks! :D
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cbombshell Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
lovely my dear
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you very much! :D
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310322094 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow!!Sephiroth.
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Thank you very much! It's an honor coming from such great Cloud cosplayer! :D
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Cyberboy7000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I saw you at Radcon! :) That was an awesome Sephiroth costume you had.
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Thank you very much! :D
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Cyberboy7000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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Mo-chan769 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
Have fun at SakuraCon! I wish I could go! :D Then I'd get to see your fabulous costume again.
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Awww thank you! :D :hug:

Hopefully you can make it!
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Mo-chan769 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
I know I probably won't this year. But next year I just might be able to go. So I have a while to come up with my next amazing cosplay. :D :stereo: I've got to start thinking up cool characters that I like and could pull off.
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CursedCrusnik Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Oooh awesome...have fun at the Con. I cosplayed Sephiroth at Oni-Con in Texas and I had a ton of picture requests along with a lot of hugs. XD

Sephiroth is so much fun to cosplay
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Yes! Getting all of that attention is fun! :D
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CursedCrusnik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Indeed it is an Sephiroth is a surefire way to get that.
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Yup! :D
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ShadowHaloedAngel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student General Artist
FANTASTIC!
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Thank you!! :D :hug:
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ShadowHaloedAngel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
you are more than welcome :heart:
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NightshadeULF Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It looks wonderful! *dances*
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Thank you so much!! :D
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Crisis-Cloud Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
WOW! Amazing job! :D
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Thank you very much! I'm very happy with how it came out! :D
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Crisis-Cloud Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Not a problem, it is fantastic!
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you! :D
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Kara-Kazeneko Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooh... this is fabulous. Love it.

You're gonna have so many Seph fangirls stalking ya. :XD

(and woo, sure hope that SC's gonna be a real blast)
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Vega-Sailor-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Thanks! :D
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