Hey guys, I'm back from Phoenix Comicon! Needless to say, I wore my armor and I had a blast. I wore my armor for 3 days and I'm so happy it held up so well! I only had one malfunction but it was fixed the next morning with hot glue. I found a few other people from 405th, including TheLastODST and Rosh. There was one more, but I can't remember his name. He was with his girlfriend (who he's building a Mando for, I believe). The shoes made a huge difference. Because I made them out of foam, my feet didn't really hurt all con! Weeee! I did enter the masquerade, but I'll rant about that later. >_>;
I'll post pictures now and then write another post replying to your questions from earlier.
This was our corner for the Con. Me, CheshFire, and CrimsonValkyrie met up here so I could suit up inside away from the AZ heat and also sit and eat our lunches. (we caught a lucky break. The weather cooled down to 85-ish this weekend so I could leave my armor in the car when not wearing it). The girl sitting there next to my tub full of armor is my dear friend Sam cosplaying Roy Mustang from FMA.
Met up with some Space Marines on my arrival. The guy on the right also cosplays an amazing Link, and the guy on the left is Arizona Avenger's Thor cosplayer. They used the same material as me for most of their armor, but they used Modge Podge to seal the foam instead of Plasti-dip. We hung out for a bit and got interviewed by "TwistedManga", a news network for anime cosplayers.
I found someone to share a.. touching moment with. XD Later, it turned out she was a girl under there. We both laughed our heads off.
Me with TheLastODST. He got his armor done too! Strangely, we only met up for like 10 minutes and then he disappeared. >.> Before leaving, he was kind enough to let me get some cool shots with his pistol. Thankyou TheLastODST!!!
I have NO idea what this guy was, but he was nucking futs fantastic. D8 And super tall!
STICKY GRENADE OH NOOOOOOO!!!!! The sticky was provided by TNXB Creations, a prop booth that was at the dealer hall. The guy was totally cool and let me borrow his halo pistol for the whole weekend! I even got to use it in the masquerade (again, I'll rant about the masq later...). I made sure to take good care of it and pose with it as often as I could, always giving him creds when people asked about it. And when the dealer hall closed, I gave it back to him and gave him a big (clanky) hug! Thankyou so much, man!
oh yeah, but the sticky stayed with him. Although it was magnetic and could actually "stick" to my thigh, I didn't want to chance losing it.
Me hugging Mjolnir in my Mjolnir armor!!! XD
Found an ebay Master Chief and battled with him against Shredder (who was cosplayed by my friend Matt). Matt did such a great job! XD I was so happy to find another Spartan, I gave him a hug. But this morning I found out that Canadian42283 was there. But I never found him!! Q_Q How come I could never find you, Greg??? I'm so sad face now!
BEFORE YOU ASK QUESTIONS.
Since this was the first time I got to wear my armor in it's entirety, I found quite a few things I need to modify.
--The belly armor as a hole needs to be longer. My mannequin, although helpful, turned out not to be long enough for my real body and I naturally don't slouch. I'll be extending my black belly plate and remaking my colored belly plate to be longer.
-- The helmet needs a fan in it. I don't mind it being hot in there, but I completely forgot that my tiny "visor" eye hole fogs up just like anyone else's visor would. XD Oops.
-- Other things are minor adjustments. Strapping fixes and such on my spine piece and shoes, and also making my pants stay up better.
-- NONE of the weapons you see me with are mine. They belong to TheLastODST and TNXB Creations. (Incase you didn't read the descriptions above).
I had SO much fun this weekend. I do have more pictures (and videos), but they are on my friend's cameras. I'll upload them when I get them. Thankyou all for sticking with me through this build and constantly giving me so much encouragement. You have no idea how much it means to me. Thankyou. <33
Here i am.. sitting at the edge of my seat. Not because of excitement.. but because my cat decided to sleep on the other 90%.