Just in time for the Metrocon Convention
The Artix Entertainment team will be running a booth next weekend at the MetroCon convention in Tampa, FLA. The voice actor who did Piccalo from DragonBall Z will be there -- I am really excited about meeting him and some of the other guests. We will be running a panel! It will be EARLY (well, early for us) at 10am on Saturday in room... um... find the room with a crazy game developer running around battling undead in the Paladin armor below and go in that one! We have been learning how to craft cosplay armor!
Armor Making 101
If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know that we have been spending a day each weekend for the past 3 weeks learning how to make cosplay armor. It is the MOST FUN I have ever had burning my hand with a hot glue gun. Dage, Galanoth, Faith, a few other team members and I all cram ourselves into the greenscreen room where we set up a bunch of tables (stations.) We saw a fewYouTube videos were people were making Halo armor from gym floor mats. So we bought a giant box of the mats. Talking about boxes... we had A LOT (Sneevil heaven) of boxes from the actionfigure shipments, so we used those to draw and cut out templates for the armor pieces. Then we traced them on the gym floor mats and cut them out with a electrically heated exacto knife (honestly, the non-heated exacto knife worked every bit as well.) Then we bent the pieces of "gym-floor-armor" and heated them with a a heat gun -- which is basically a super powerful hairdryer that you would NEVER WANT TO GET NEAR YOUR HEAD. (Why do I always learn the hard way?) Then you glue the pieces... and often your fingers... together with a hot glue gun. Finally, the armor is spray painted completely black, and then, just like when coloring armor for the video games, you paint the light onto it with the gray/silver/gold paint. Considering the Paladin armor was our 1st attempt, I am really happy with the way it came out. I took the photo above before being forced to leave the Lab. Maybe I should put this on and do a live-action video design notes? OMG!!!!!! I nearly forgot. We are going to be on the WFLA Channel 8 news tomorrow morning! If it is not mind destroyingly horrific, I will get a video from the news company and post it for you.
P.S. What do you think we should try to make next? DragonSlayer Armor, Sepulchure Armor, Dage the Evil Armor, or do you have another idea? Message me @ArtixKrieger on Twitter