View Full Version : Kos Mos-- xenosaga

01-26-2003, 09:32 PM
Hey im gunna be making kos mos's outfit but i have a problem....how do i make something like the metal plate on her stomac? Im good with fabric but that part im not so sure about.

02-02-2003, 12:24 AM
Okay, I'm kinda going by memory on her outfit, but...
Perhaps start with a metallic-y/pvc white or silver corset (they do make those, check ebay) and build up the armor shape with something lightweight and plastic that you can easily spray-paint and then attach (either with straps or hot glue.) Check used sporting goods for various parts of protective gear or even plastic serving trays or plastic containers that are close to the right shape. I'd advise against trying to cut/sand plexiglass (it's really hard and noisy to do) or trying to use any kind of clay (which won't be smooth enough, but would be heavy.) If you think you could sand it down and then fill the texture with several gloss layers, plaster gauze -might- work.

Another thing you might want to try is corrugated plastic boards. Very lightweight and very sturdy. And easily cuttable. I'm making a guitar out that stuff right now. Build up a couple layers, using stairsteps to form the curved angles, and then fill in those sharp jagged edges with putty before you paint. It might be a lot of work to do that, tho, in your case, because I don't think her armor is that complicated.

Also, if you are good with fabric, never under-estimate the power of the flatfold vinyl, which can be sewn.

02-02-2003, 02:36 AM
I can't really help with the armor, but if it's pictures that are needed I'm the person for the job. ^_^;

http://www.namco.co.jp/home/cs/ps2/xenosaga/chars/char02.html <-- Art version from the JP site
http://www.rpgamer.com/games/xeno/xenosaga/art/namco03.jpg <-- CG
http://www.namco-xenosaga.com/gallery/downloads/kosmos800.html <--- awesome wallpaper with close-up on the armor

When are you planning KOS-MOS? I'm planning chaos myself... :D

02-02-2003, 12:02 PM
o_o i have a feeling everyone is going to be cosplaying kos-mos soon. myself included. and i also have a feeling that only few of those will be good due to all of the armour n whtnot. ~ .~ *worries about her own*

i'm not too sure what im using yet but i've got a few ideas. ^^ GOODLUCK! PM me so we can keep in touch about it! ^0^

02-02-2003, 12:48 PM
tankiez people! im prob gunna wear it at baa or some other one in ny....iv never done this before so im gunna stay local :)

Aoshi Shinomori
02-02-2003, 01:08 PM
wow if someone does a costume of it.. id like to see pics.

06-01-2003, 05:04 PM
:O good luck- i was thinking about doing the costume myself- but almost immediatly scrapped it b/c its just so freaking HARD!! i hope it turns out well for you!