How can 343 help?

Shadowshail

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
Absolutely fantastic Unyshek and everyone who helped compile the Rookie database file!!! Thank you for asking us what we wanted and listening to us and coming out with such an amazing packet of information!! You guys are truly what we all in the gaming industry and cosplay community wish to have!
 

TurboCharizard

Division PR, RMO and BCO
Division Staff
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Thanks for all the ideas and feedback on this thread everyone. As a direct result of your input, we've launched our first official Halo cosplay guide on Waypoint!

You can read the full blog on Waypoint and grab the guide using the links below:

THE ROOKIE
I've also created a thread on the Waypoint forums that can act as a "landing page" with links to future guides when we're able to make them: aka.ms/HaloCosplayGuides

Thank you all so much, and I hope you enjoy!
I can only imagine how many of hundreds of hours producing something like this took. From a cosplay nerd to the team behind this project, thank you so much for contributing so much time and effort into this gift to the die-hard fans. This doc pack has inspired so many people back into building ODSTs!
 

Rock Lobbster

Member
If I may add a humble suggestion.
I've been a part of this group for about 2 or so years now, in this time I've seen many absolutely incredible people make a name for themselves from this but also people who have been silently behind the scenes working to bring us the materials we need to cosplay. If anything, anything at all I would love to give some of those people some "official" recognition. Maybe some form of a recognition system and 405th members could anonymously vote for people who they believe have been extremely helpful to the community as a whole. Maybe recieving the designation of "Spartan" and their deployment number officially in a game (maybe, just maybe. I know that's a long shot). I know being featured on spotlight gave me an insane amount of motivation to keep pursuing more and more Halo costumes and I think it would do well for others too.
As per armor things:
I'd like to get a bit more in depth on "how things work." After researching, designing, and making a "functional" ODST VISR system I'd love to see more about the fun details of Spartan armor. Where things may be there just to look cool or serve an actual purpose. Cramming a whole arduino, breadboard, and wiring into a helmet certainly wasn't too but oh man does it look cool afterwards.
Thanks for listening to us :D
 

ZiggyGrimm

Member
We do love your concept art so. Reference material, especially for games as they are coming out (see Infinite), so that we can pre-plan for when conventions are back and help hype your game products with real life builds of items that have been shown off in the trailers (Chief's new suit, weapons, etc.).

Personal note, I'd love to know more about the food in world, I would assume interplanetary travel has its culinary benefits, any plans for a Halo cookbook? I know there is a faction of us on here that would love to help with that if there is any interest.
 

xXDashIVXx

Sr Member
Thank you for reaching out and making this happen unyshek! The team did such an amazing job and I cant wait to see the inspiration that comes from it! This was an unbelievable achievement and I am excited to see what the future holds!
 

Harri51

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
Actually had an idea. I’ve heard several from this actually think about a dare cosplay? Just putting it out there. Other communities like podtacular, Sacred Icon Halo, even Halopedia are getting excited and are interested in other characters.
 

Unyshek

343i STAFF
Hey everyone – we released Rookie’s cosplay guide just over a month ago and I wanted to circle back to see if you all had any feedback on it. It was our first official cosplay guide, so I’m really hoping we can learn and improve from it!

A few questions I wanted to ask to get the conversation started:
  • Were there any details missing?
  • Were there any areas that felt unneeded?
  • How did you feel about the organization of it all?
  • Any other thoughts on how we could improve?
 

TurboCharizard

Division PR, RMO and BCO
Division Staff
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Thanks for checking in on us Unyshek

Overall the guide blew me away with exact pantone colours and material descriptions. The flavour text for some of the notes on exploded sections were extremely useful (and funny). I really like the sections that isolate parts of the armour and dive into extreme detail of how it moves and works (I learned that the shoulder plates are articulated and have a hinge).

From a possible improvements area maybe as well as the index at the front add bookmarks to the PDF so that people can bounce to a desired section for quick reference. Also possibly a third version of the guide that falls between the Mobile and Full versions that's the majority of the content but slightly lower resolution and optimized for mobile to save on load times (it's beautiful but it's a chunky file).

Overall the guide is extremely well laid out and organized well. I'm not sure if the inclusion of weapons will work as well in future guides since the ODSTs have a very specific loadout but with SPARTANs and Marines there's a bit more variety. Possibly separate guides for props/weapons and guides for armour moving forward except in special situations (like Linda and Nornfang) to help keep things concise and a bit more easy for the team behind these to manage?

Sorry for the wall of text, I really love the guide and am extremely grateful that 343 put so much effort into this first one!

Also if we can make suggestions on the next characters can we have a Chips Dubbo or Sgt Avery Johnson guide for the Halo 3 Marines?
 

MoeSizzlac

Well-Known Member
Hey everyone – we released Rookie’s cosplay guide just over a month ago and I wanted to circle back to see if you all had any feedback on it. It was our first official cosplay guide, so I’m really hoping we can learn and improve from it!

A few questions I wanted to ask to get the conversation started:
  • Were there any details missing?
  • Were there any areas that felt unneeded?
  • How did you feel about the organization of it all?
  • Any other thoughts on how we could improve?

Wanted to say thank you and your team for your hard work with this.
  • Were there any details missing?
Details missing? None that I can tell. It was well laid out guide with plenty of detailed pictures. The color swatches are a nice touch if someone was going for 100% accuracy.

If I were to have a wish, I would like to see a link to a model kind of like how Sketchfab does it. To have the ability to zoom into a model would be nice.
  • Any other thoughts on how we could improve?
Would love to know what/if there were any real life items that inspired the beautiful models you created (i.e. What was behind the design for the shoulder clasps that hold up the chest plate? or the inspiration for the belt?)

Final note: I need to update my models.

Thanks again!
 
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