View Full Version : Garrador Cosplay (help)

04-12-2011, 12:16 PM
greetings everyone, i'm posting for a tad (well more than a tad but whatever :p) bit of help with this one. The garrador (to me personally) is the most BA enemy in all of RE4, and as such deserves a nice cosplay :skidude2: I've only seen 2 ever done, and both had their rough points lol

so here's the run-down:

helmet: this is one of my major concerns :sulk: the iron helmet isn't hard to find (albeit expensive) but the multiple points of pointed side edge, nasal guard, and rounded/spiked top aren't all in one helmet. so i was gonna try to find one that fit the form best and then add to it, but i haven't quite found one yet...

gorget/mantle: these are easily made, or bought: i've found one i think will work at - http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/p-377-leather-mantle.aspx

bracers: I was thinking carved/hollowed out wood then spray painted and weathered to finish with the dark and worn look

claws: metal is obviously out of the question :rolleyes: (due to weight, price, working, and security concerns) so it's looking towards wood. (foam could work, but I'd like for them not to break if i accidentally bump someone with them)

pants: it would look like any pair of (black?) pants would do there
belt: This thing reminds me of a wrestling federation belt XD. either that or a lifting (weight lifting) belt would work (they do come in black)

boots: normal run of the mill black leather military/training variety boots should work here

Pics for reference: (warning large pictures sizes)


Comments, and any/all help happily accepted!:toothy:

04-13-2011, 12:41 PM
First of all man, good on you for willing to try this, the Garrador is badass!

I haven't done any large-scale propwork like you'd have to with the helmet, but believe it or not, craft foam would work if you paint it and give it some support, this tutorial on armor is an oldie but a goodie: http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html
The drawback is that it's more for show than heavy use...

I also highly recommend that you look up featherweight. He's a cosplayer from my area who is an unmatched genius when it comes to building props and armor because he makes cardboard look very, very good. If you're patient, it is possible to make the helmet from cardboard and make it look awesome.

One thing I've learned during my time as a cosplayer is that some costumes aren't suited to walking around crowds. Something like the Garrador would be very difficult to move around in with a crowd, so you may wanna avoid cluttered areas when you wear this to a con.

Another tip for you is that you're going to want to make everything on the outfit look damaged and worn and beaten-the-crap-out-of, so maybe get a pair of pants that you won't feel bad getting messy. XD

Best of luck!