Alright so it's two weeks before anime expo and I've run into some trouble. I've been using the same foam most people use with making foam pepakura suits of armor. Most of these suits of armor are made from intricate templates that involve you cutting out stencils and making tons of tiny pieces then glueing them together. Unfortunately ...there is nothing like that for this character. I've basically kind of done everything freehand with a little insight garnered from pepakura tutorials on youtube and the like. My problem though is mainly with the chest piece. I procrastinated alot on it and finally just told myself to start and well its looking kind of bad right now and I'm not sure how to change that. (This may be my first cosplay but i'll be darned if I don't look better then the few viktor cosplays out there, most of which are pretty uhh....not so good ^^'')
I am basing my cosplay off the first splash art which is the chinese splash art. The 2nd splash art is the American one which is what is most common however I think however shooting for the chinese one will get me a bit further down the line as far as quality is concerned. The 3d image is the actual ingame model which follows the american version.
Now here is what i have so far for the cosplay (general tips, insight, critique is welcome)
basically its two pieces of foam attached by strips of strap material with bits that fold over the sides and the front has some of the circular detail. In the chinese art theres basically a fullblown carapace that wraps around his torso and I'm wondering if anyone has any idea's on how to do this or if its something better left alone. and if anyone has any advice on how to make this chest piece better in anyways I am all ears.
here's the rest of what i have so far.
(the gloves were initially black but i painted them and I plan on doing a similar paintjob to the vambrace after I get some glue on it so i can primer it.
and a WIP shoulder piece.