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featherweight
09-03-2006, 08:57 PM
i just finished my Con and i'm in a great mood and full of victory sushi so i feel like sharing http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=829892
i won best overall journeymen this year it was a very fun day full of unspeakilbe pain and heat
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=829377 i like the pose in this pic the best so fare
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/DSC07309.jpg
me taking a much needed break in the hall after doing afew repairs
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/DSC04505.jpg
me back stage about to go on.. lord why'd thier have to be norrowe stairs to get on the stage

i plan to do a little photo shoot with the suit in afew day to get as meny good shots as i can and i also bought a kira figer thats almost prefect scale so i can have some fun with that too



EDIT* this suit has been upgraded see post #15 for pics

Ani_BEE
09-03-2006, 09:29 PM
MI GOD! How dose all that stay on you?!! Velcro?

featherweight
09-03-2006, 09:32 PM
its held toggeter with velcorw yes but its holds on me becouse well i;m pretty cramed in

otakuapprentice
09-03-2006, 11:51 PM
yes, you are indeed the cardboard god of cosplay.com!

if only my skills were as good as yours, featherweight....

archergirl2000
09-04-2006, 12:27 AM
Holy, I saw it yesterday at the con and I thought it was out of plastic or something.That's amazing, I'm even more impressed now. ^_^

Machinehead
09-04-2006, 12:44 AM
It's A Gundam!! RUUUUUN!!!
Congradulations, you're on my list of heroes

Alucard_leashed
09-04-2006, 01:04 AM
very nice gundam..it was AMAZING

VickyBunnyAngel
09-04-2006, 01:06 AM
I'm like so unworthy to say hi to you. But I will the next time I see you in person ^^ (read your reply in your comments section btw)

it's mind boggling how you can turn cardboard into...well all the stuff you've done O.O

meowl
09-04-2006, 10:35 AM
Fantastic work. You are a master of the cardboard craft.

featherweight
09-04-2006, 12:20 PM
thanks everyone
got alittle vidoe up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtyjQ_ksvFw

Gwydion
09-04-2006, 06:05 PM
I've been watching the random progress shots on this one for a while (as my dream cosplay is to make a Deathscythe Hell Custom out of cardbaord once I'm a bit more confident), and I must say I love how this came out! I've seen some nice Gundams before, but none made out of cardbaord that looked so nice. It makes me a bit nervous to try offering up a suggestion (or question, depending on how you take it) since I've not yet had the experience. ^_^;;;; But I was wondering if you had thought about making the feet a bit bigger (well, taller, mostly) and then wearing some thick soled shoes underneath or even a bit of a heel (though nothing that would make it difficult to walk in). I just know from looking at DHC for my early drafts of how to piece it together that the legs are really long comparitively and adding height to the feet would enhance the illusion of a longer leg.

But seriously, awesome job! The head came out especially nice, but everything looks just awesome! May I ask what type of cardboard you used for the rounded part of the leg? Getting large enough sheets of what I normally use (personal sized pizza boxes made of really thin, corregated cardboard :P) for curves like that has been a challenge. Anything I find is either too stiff or too small.

featherweight
09-04-2006, 07:54 PM
I've been watching the random progress shots on this one for a while (as my dream cosplay is to make a Deathscythe Hell Custom out of cardbaord once I'm a bit more confident), and I must say I love how this came out! I've seen some nice Gundams before, but none made out of cardbaord that looked so nice. It makes me a bit nervous to try offering up a suggestion (or question, depending on how you take it) since I've not yet had the experience. ^_^;;;; But I was wondering if you had thought about making the feet a bit bigger (well, taller, mostly) and then wearing some thick soled shoes underneath or even a bit of a heel (though nothing that would make it difficult to walk in). I just know from looking at DHC for my early drafts of how to piece it together that the legs are really long comparitively and adding height to the feet would enhance the illusion of a longer leg.

But seriously, awesome job! The head came out especially nice, but everything looks just awesome! May I ask what type of cardboard you used for the rounded part of the leg? Getting large enough sheets of what I normally use (personal sized pizza boxes made of really thin, corregated cardboard :P) for curves like that has been a challenge. Anything I find is either too stiff or too small.


i actauly took meny step to get the legs as look as they are its the frist photo like i said is not the best shot becosue its taken at a downword angle
the feet actauly are a thick souled shoes with plankes of wood on the bottums they raise me up sevreal inchs
as you can see i this pic the legs preportiosn look more natraul and thats still with my knees bent
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/Picture007.jpg

yes it may not be truely prefect but thats the limit with my bodytype


as for the knees they have a thin layer of bondo that smooths them out

Gwydion
09-05-2006, 10:26 AM
Ah, indeed - it's hard to tell from a picture if any height has been added to something like this so I didn't know if you had already. But I do think you are right about the angle of the picture as the new one you posted does look more natural. Ahh, I just can't help but smile when I see pics of this! ^_^;;

And thanks for the info on the knees! ^_^

~ Toxic 911 ~
09-05-2006, 01:51 PM
i just finished my Con and i'm in a great mood and full of victory sushi so i feel like sharing http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=829892
i won best overall journeymen this year it was a very fun day full of unspeakilbe pain and heat
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=829377 i like the pose in this pic the best so fare
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/DSC07309.jpg
me taking a much needed break in the hall after doing afew repairs
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/DSC04505.jpg
me back stage about to go on.. lord why'd thier have to be norrowe stairs to get on the stage

i plan to do a little photo shoot with the suit in afew day to get as meny good shots as i can and i also bought a kira figer thats almost prefect scale so i can have some fun with that too

I remember seeing you at the con, great costume loved it. So you did that totally with cardboard? It looks almost like a wood, how did you get that effect and re-inforce it so it didn't fall apart so easily? Im curious because I plan on doing something big like your strike gundam that can be entered, could you tell me the methods and ideas you came up with to make it?

featherweight
05-28-2007, 03:34 PM
i was not happy with the gundam as seen above so at long last i fixed it be replacing the chest waist shoulders and feet as well adding some padding
now its my strike gundam V1.5 !

i think it was well wroth the extra work
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1099547
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/DSC01520.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/DSC01521.jpg
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1100620
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/gundamcg3wlogocoloradjust_filtered.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/featherweight-cosplay/DSC01523.jpg

i'd love to hear what you all think of the upgrades

otakubrianF
05-28-2007, 07:19 PM
You just keep rocking on dude.

featherweight
07-11-2007, 10:27 AM
the website of the "making of" for my gundam is done http://gundamgeek.tumblr.com/

Mangochutney
07-11-2007, 10:30 AM
You're a seriously magnificent creature. Have my robot babies, please.

masteva
07-11-2007, 11:35 AM
Cripes man! That thing rocks! How the heck do you keep it from getting all dented up etc when you wear it?

ibuk7x
01-25-2012, 01:43 AM
Very good job man. How thick was the cardboard you used? It was durable enough to resist getting bent and stuff?