Roll Call - Canadian Regiment Introductions

Discussion in 'Canadian Regiment' started by SPARTAN II, Sep 3, 2014.


    SPARTAN II Sr Member

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    Keeping in line with the other regiments, this thread will be used to introduce ourselves. I thought the Australian regiment had a good format for this, so I "borrowed" it, lol.

    Name: Put what your preferred name is here, whether it's a real name or a moniker.
    Location: Give a general geographic region to help find others near you!
    Costuming since: When did you start costuming/building?
    About me: Tell us a little about yourself. Twitter profile or autobiography.
    Favourite Cons: What cons are we likely to see you at?
    Costumes/Props: Share some of your work, completed or in-progress.

    I'll go first...

    Name: SPARTAN II
    Location: Ottawa, ON
    Costuming since: Um... haven't actually finished a set of armour yet :p Been building props since 2001, though.
    About me: Been in the prop hobby for about 17 years. Started off in Star Trek, then moved on to HALO and am working on expanding into other genres/franchises. In the last few years I started getting into the production end of the hobby, kitting out a few hand-made props. Been a fan and ardent follower of the HALO games since the first one came out. I regularly play through the entire set of them at a stretch on my Xbox 360 Slim.
    Favourite Cons: Ottawa Comic Con, Ottawa Pop Expo (smaller version of OCC), Toronto Fan Expo
    Costumes/Props: Please visit this page --> movie props, film costumes and wardrobe by Eric Ardros
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  2. chrisy159

    chrisy159 Jr Member

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    Name: chrisy
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    Costuming since: In the planning stages for my first build! Will be a mark IV from Halo 4 MP (hybrid between wetwork, recon, enforcer) :D. Impact Props is inspiring me greatly for this build!
    About Me: Been a big Halo fan since playing the first game and reading the books as a wee lass. My dream cosplay has always been wearing Halo armour...and the 405th community really has motivated me to pursuit this. Even though I'm not hands on by any means (doesn't making a scarf count? :p), you guys here really make me feel its possible to attempt this project.
    Favourite Cons: Anime North; Fan Expo Toronto
    Costume/Props: I've started getting into cosplaying last year. Past cosplays included Homura (Magica Madoka), Kuristina (Stein; Gate), and a really sketchy comic book Harley.
    Other dream Cosplays: Hexadecimal (ReBoot), (Ezio) Assassin's Creed, Killing Joke inspired Joker
  3. SprayNoob

    SprayNoob Active Member

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    Name: Ralph or call me Spraynoob.
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    Costuming since: around 2006?
    About me: I've been introduced to Halo when Halo 2 was starting up. Since then I've been a loving fan. A friend of mine who also a 405th member, blahhh (if i can recall off hand), introduced me to 405th back in 2006. We started strong as noobs and continue on as pros (I guess lol). Since joining I've been crafting with my hands, even helped a couple friends with their costumes. I just honestly hope I can see 405th grow into a more "official" group in the near future.
    Favourite Cons: Just the Local cons here in Ontario, Fan Expo Canada, Anime North. Just to add as well, small events such as Xbox events.
    Costumes/Props: Finished an ODST suit just last year, since then i've been working on other wip: Kouta Hirano from HighSchool of The Dead, another ODST suit, Japanese Samurai Warrior. I'm honestly pushing for prop making over costumes, but its fun doing both! (I'll come back to post a link to pictures of my suit.)
  4. BlazedStarbon

    BlazedStarbon RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Name: Allayna
    Location: Sudbury, in the great-white-north!
    Costuming since: ~Currently in the production stage~
    About me: I still remember the video Adam Grumbo posted of his Master Chief costume, patrolling stores. Halo enthusiast at heart, as it was Halo 3 that got us hooked on the xbox. One day, I plan to make my own Spartan build.
    Favourite Cons: Fan Expo, DragonCon (haven't attended any, but already booked for next year). Although I'd like to expand this list in the future.
    Costumes/Props: Currently working on a Destiny Warlock for Halloween. Will upgrade detailing and props afterwards.
  5. MikyVengeance

    MikyVengeance Well-Known Member

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    Name: Mike
    Mississauga, Ontario
    Costuming since:
    I have always been building things here and there. I started to seriously build a suit in 2010 for the release of Halo Reach.
    About me:
    Student, cosplaying and building props as a hobby. Loved Halo since 2001. Seeing the happy reactions of people seeing Master Chief makes me want to pursue costuming more. Love learning new techniques and exploring new mediums.
    Favourite Cons:
    You will see me at Anime North, Toronto Comic Con, Fan Expo and any Xbox events.
    I have completed a Halo Reach Noble Six costume, Halo Reach Master Chief, Iron Man Helmet, and countless other helmets and small props.

    I hope to see you all at a con soon!
  6. Anthony Thibault

    Anthony Thibault New Member

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    Name: Anthony works. People on Xbox usually call me Stephen.
    Location: I live in St. Catharines, but I work in Niagara Falls.
    Costuming since: I'm, uh, working on it. Short on funds and fundamental knowledge of how as of yet. Definitely want to learn.
    About me: I have a dual citizenship, I'm originally from Iowa, but moved up here in the eighth grade to live with my dad. I've been a Halo player since second grade. I've read almost all the Halo books, I got a Halo tattoo. I'm a very open person, and very much so want to get into making armor.
    Favourite Cons: Niagara Falls Comic Con is one, really local. Sometimes I make it out to Anime North or Fan Expo in Toronto.
    Costumes/Props: None yet.
  7. Roku

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    Name: Roku
    Location: Vancouver
    Costuming since: I think it was 2012 or 2013 I got into costuming.
    About me: In my spare time I enjoy playing games, drawing, building . I brought the first Halo and enjoyed it came with a Master Chief figure and that caught my eye at the time. I've played all the Halo games but have yet to find and play Halo 2, Still on the look out for that. I've always collected the figures,comics and the concept art book.
    Favorite Cons: I don't really have a favorite con.
    Costumes/Props: N7 fem shep my first completed build. Current projects I'm working on My Spartan A035. For props I have one of Smick's Halo Reach Pistols and Omni blade from Moonbase Creations :)

  8. Noble 10

    Noble 10 Well-Known Member

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    name noble 10
    location creston BC
    costuming since sept 2014 i whacked dft (dafruntlinetrooper) do his odst build on YouTube
    about me i enjoy Nerf dart gun wars and playing halo reach with my friend and i do love the halo books.
    favorite cons i have int gone to one yet
    costumes/props i am making a halo wars mk vi for haloween
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  9. Skoopa92

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    Name: Skoopa92
    Calgary. AB
    Costuming since:
    January 2014
    About me:
    I'm a semi famous Youtuber! over 1000 subscribers, i do all sorts of Halo related things, including Machinimas, and Stop motion videos, the latter of which im SUPER OP at! lol i came in the top ten for the Megabloks Halo toymation contest, for my video "Silly Sangheili". Subcribe so i have some super cool fans! coz out of 1000 subcribers, only like 50 of them actually watch all my videos! I've got a huge collection of Halo action figures, and made my own style of stop motion, where there's no actual movement, only key frames, sort of like a storybook i guess?, lol. I'm also a pretty good graphic designer, i made the Canadian Regiment banner!
    Favourite Cons:
    The Calgary Expo
    An attempt at an ODST costume, following DafrontlineTroopers tutorials / Halo Reach Spartan, following SpacemeatTheCosplays tutorials. I also made a Keaton mask and Lens of truth from The Legend of Zelda as Christmas presents for two of my friends. For my ODST build, i made a plasma pistol from scratch, which turned out pretty awesome, i used a heater with a circle grate to burn in the covenant texture, and for my Spartan build i have an Assault rifle, and two Magnums! I've also built Captain Falcons helmet, but made it to small... lol
  10. Cpl Shepard

    Cpl Shepard Member

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    Name: Cpl Shepard
    Location: Ontario
    Costuming since: 2010
    About me: Painting/Woodworking mostly. Also motorcycle enthusiast. Always willing to go a few rounds in ODST firefight.
    Favourite Cons: Anime North, Fan Expo
    Costumes/Props: Revising a Sean Bradley ODST set. Working on an H3 Marine set. Finishing touches on MA5C and SPNKr.
  11. FANGS

    FANGS Commanding Officer Community Staff Division Staff

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    Ooo....I like this!

    Name: FANGS or Angela
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta
    Costuming since: I've costumed most of my life but not to this level until about 11 years ago.
    About me: I've a bit of a costume junkie. My forte is sewing but over the years I've built a lot of armor costumes from ABS or Styrene kits to 100% handmade foam and worbla costumes. That last big build, literally in terms of size and time, was a Warhammer Sister of Battle. I love making historical dresses and movie replicas. I'm a proud 11 year member of the 501st Legion. I own a PS3. I have several PS3 games. I suck at all of them. Universally. But it's a good stress reliever I find to yell at the TV for awhile. For all of the poor characters in those video games? Sorry about your luck of ending up at my house. hahahaha
    Favourite Cons: I'll be at Celebration 7 in Anahiem in under two weeks and I'm always at DragonCon - this will be my 10th year! I'm always also at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo. Our 501st Garrison always has a photobooth at each of those two Cons to raise money for Make a Wish or the Kids with Cancer Society.
    Costumes/Props: My to do list is WAY too long but I can't help but add on new and cool things when I see them. I have a Sean Bradley ODST kit that is partially finished and I hope to have that for the Edmonton show in September. I also hope to have my Anderson (Dredd) gear done for the same show. I'm well on my way for gathering items needed for my DCon plans including the Fairy Godmother from the new Cinderella and a Destiny Warlock. I also have about hmmm......8 501st costumes to build. Oy!
  12. owen12000

    owen12000 New Member

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    Name: Owen
    Location: Owen Sound (area) ON
    Costuming since: Yet to start but i've been around for 5+ years.
    About me: I am quiet
    Favourite Cons: I've yet to go to a con but i'd most likely go to the ones in Toronto. Such as Anime North.
    Costumes/Props: (Yep nothing)
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  13. GarzakAzur

    GarzakAzur Well-Known Member

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    Name: Garzak
    Location: Québec, Qc
    Costuming since: 2008 got my ODST v.1 done since then Im upgrading it
    About me: Welder of profession, love to work by hand. Fund are not always there for costuming but you improvise.
    Favourite Cons: Montreal comic-con, but I would love to be able to see some other con
    Costumes/Props: ODST v.3 going on the v.4 need to be able to crouch better.

    PS: sorry for caps dont know how to make it work -_-

  14. Artifice

    Artifice RXO and BXO 405th Regiment Officer

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    It just occurred to me I haven't filled this out yet :S my bad ......


    Name: Artifice ~ Jason ~ Ginger. Whatever you want really I don't mind
    Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
    Costuming since: I've been building things for a wile, more so props and costumes in the last year.
    About me: I've been building props for about 1 year now and I'm loving every min of it ! I have not constructed my own suit as of yet but I'm waiting on my 108 sheets of EVA foam to arrive :D I have always been into the Halo and the Si-Fi / Fantasy world. I'm a gamer Xbox and Playstation and soon to be PC. And now I'm your new RXO! and I hope to meet everyone in the Canadian Reg at some point in this new adventure.
    Favourite Cons: Fan Expo it was my first time going this year and it was amazing. I even met a few 405th members " LongShot X specifically "
    Costumes/Props: Go on over here ---------->

    That's all for now Thanks again

    Jason AKA Artifice
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  15. PhoenixArmoury

    PhoenixArmoury Jr Member

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    Photo Heavy, apologies in advance

    Name: Farron or Phoenix
    Location: Ottawa, On
    Costuming since: Sometime in highschool? Back then I was one of those kids who bought cosplays, I started building/sewing about five years ago.
    About me: Cosplayer, Tumblr-Roleplayer, etc etc. You can find me on facebook at Phoenix Armoury
    Favourite Cons: Ottawa Comic Con, Anime North, Monteral Comic Con, Fan Expo, Pop Expo, aiming for RTX next year
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  16. BlazedStarbon

    BlazedStarbon RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Very nice Phoenix. I've come across a few pictures of your work around the Internet before. Didn't realize it was you.

    SPARTAN II Sr Member

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    Your Mass Effect outfit looks very familiar, I believe we had a good chat about costume building at Ottawa Pop Expo a couple years ago. I was working at a friend's vendor booth that year. Very nice to have you here! :)
  18. Kilt Of Doom

    Kilt Of Doom New Member

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    Greetings all, new here, well not new exactly, I had an account 2 years ago but it seems to have vanished. I have had the pleasure of parading with the fine folks down in Atlanta during Dragon Con in 2013 and figured it was high time I got off my armored * and joined for real. So here goes:

    Name: Rob, but most of my friends in the cosplay community call me Chief on account of my armour
    Location: Ottawa ON
    Costuming since: Seriously started cosplaying in 1993 but my first armour build was in 2013
    About me: Retired Navy veteran who now writes databases for the military. I ran the Klingon fan club KAG Kanada for the past five years before retiring from that in November of last year.
    Favourite Cons: I am HR staff for Ottawa and Montreal Comiccon and Ottawa Pop Expo, I also attend HalCon in Halifax, DragonCon in Atlanta and will be attending FanExpo this year
    Costumes/Props: Examples of my costumes and props can be found on my Facebook page Kilt Of Doom Cosplay. Also, the Master Chief shown in PhoenixArmoury's photos above is me

    If there's anything more you'd like to know fire me off a message
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  19. BlazedStarbon

    BlazedStarbon RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Welcome to the Canadian Regiment Kilt! I had to hunt a Dragon Con parade video to see for myself. I love seeing everyone in armour across social media, so sure enough you are visible and look great. :cool
  20. Kilt Of Doom

    Kilt Of Doom New Member

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    Thanks! Looking forward to getting to know our members.

    Some of us in the Ottawa area are also part of the NCR Heavy Armour group. Check us out on FB and if interested, feel encouraged to apply for membership.

    SPARTAN II Sr Member

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    I remember chatting it up with you guys when you had a booth set up at Ottawa Geek Market a couple years ago. Nice to see some of you from the NCRHA here :D

    It's also nice to finally have a few folks right from around my area, lol. Most of our regiment's concentrated around the GTA or other such areas.

    CLOTHAR Member

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    Been a while since I was on the 405th. Nice to see a Canadian Regiment!

    From Saskatchewan originally, but in Alberta these days.
    Costuming since:
    I have been doing more serious costuming for about the past five years.
    About me:
    I love everything sci-fi, with some of my more ambitious projects from Halo, and Warhammer 40k. You can see some of my stuff on instagram @secondwinterprops
    Favourite Cons:
    I usually try to make it to Calgary Expo, and Edmonton Expo. Sometimes I make it home for stuff in Saskatoon.
    My best finished work is still my space marine, but I also have several WIP's including an ODST, and a claptrap, at the moment.


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  23. tahu653

    tahu653 Member

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    Name: tahu653, though you can just call me tahu
    Location: just outside of calgary
    Costuming since: got more into it about 4 years ago, but just finished learning alot of techniques in university.
    About me: mainly gaming involves my free time, that and alot of hours at work
    Favourite Cons: probably ota fest and CCEE, maybe a few others in the area, but unlikely
    Costumes/Props: umm, i havent really done much, everything is in my signature, cosplay wise. i also have done a period theatre show set in the victorian era....too much lace
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  24. FlyinPhil

    FlyinPhil Marketplace Supervisor Community Staff

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    name: Phil... hope that one was obvious!
    Location: Edmonton, Ab
    Costuming since: I stumbled across the 405th about 5 years ago... started actually building props a little over 2 years ago.
    About me: Hmmm, where to start. I suppose you could say I am a semi-professional ski bum in the winter, as I teach snowboarding and work at a local hill. I love to build things, be it woodworking, metalworking and welding, as well as working with other mediums. I am definitely a car enthusiast, and spend my spare time modifying my vehicles. As for gaming, I love the halo series, and really don't play too much aside from it. (Unless we are counting some good old goldeneye or zelda on n64 haha)
    Favourite Cons: Edmonton Comic Expo... it's the only one I've been to, and I will definitely be there again this year.
    Costumes/Props: I currently have a semi-finished, but wearable, halo reach/4 Mashup suit, incorporating armor parts from both games. Here's a shot of the "finished" suit, as well as parts in the making.



    I'm excited to be on board with you guys, and look forward to meeting up with some of you at any cons I go to!

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    SPARTAN II Sr Member

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    Just bumping this for anyone who might want to share some info about themselves with the regiment :cool:
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