Discussion in 'Midwest Regiment' started by ColFork85, Aug 19, 2014.
Really nice to see more non-spartan halo costumes. Keep up the good work!
Name: Daniel M
Location: Cincinnati OH
Costuming since: 1998
About me: I work for the Government, been costuming for years and wanting to increase my abilities. I am a martial artist.
Favorite Cons: Starbase Indy & Marcon
Costumes/Props: Finished (Ish): Klingon (TOS TAS and TNG versions)
Idea planning stage: Olaf (from Frozen) Sith
Stormtrooper (Snow Regular and episode 7)
Hello Kitty Zombie
Name: Connor Murphy, "Murf" or "Chops" also! Spaceagedpolymer around the web!
Location: Wyandotte, Michigan
Costuming: since 2009 but building halo related armor in 2014
About me: run an art blog spaceagedpolymerart.tumblr.com I'm an artist and a musician in the detroit area currently in college, hopefully studying to be an animator. Currently in two bands, Boyfrienders and Devil World, very local projects. All around love the halo series, it was my first real fps and I've been hooked since then!
Favorite Cons: pretty much only made it to colossal con in sandusky and Youmacon in Detroit but they were both great!
Costumes/Props: Finished and also scrapped odst build i made for youmacon this year, my first build and it really didn't hold together too long besides the helmet
Soon to be building an actual serious build, probably out of foam, I am thinking Hayabusa and or ODST sniper, have not yet made up my mind lol!
I am also planning to make a few prop weapons, i am looking at making an M41 launcher and a SRS99C-S2 AM sniper!
Welcome! I'm sure you'll be happy to see all the people from Michigan around here Hopefully we can get you introduced to them pretty soon. I know with the holidays people are with their families and friends.
(sorry for the large photos)
Name: Ben Cobb
Location: Centerville, OH
Costuming since: 2009, I was 12!
About me: I'm an 18 year old High School Senior, I joined the 405th when I was in the 7th grade and have really frequented the site ever since! I've seen members come and go and I very rarely post now, but trust me...I am watching...
I started costuming when I was 12 and thought "I'd like to wear Chief's armor!" two years later I was sporting a custom Gears of War armor :confused Anyway after a year since joining I released my Reach files I had been working on (I hate every single one of them now, so many things I have learned modeling wise since I made those!) Then I made the Gears suit and then a custom Mark VI (both just...horrible.) and finally I made a Master Chief, a Halo 4 one to be specific! It was after that that I tackled making two suits at the same time, Agent York and Carolina from Red vs Blue, HUGE SUCCESS! Some of the best work I've ever put into anything. I was able to sell the York but unfortunately I no longer have the Carolina (left it at an ex-girlfriend's house...yay...) Feeling dejected after that I stopped working on suits for awhile, but after 5 months of no work I picked up my ODST suit again and finished it. I'm not necessarily extremely happy with it but it still looks fantastic! That is the last thing I have worked on, I do plan on a Mass Effect suit very soon though...
When not costuming I work tech and act at my High School theatre, our productions rival professional theatre and is one of the best high school theatre's in the state of Ohio! I will be attending Miami University (Ohio) next year, majoring in Theatre and minoring in Interactive Media Studies.
So thats me! Now you know a bit more about Rhinoc!
Favorite Cons: Wizard World Ohio, (maybe RTX next year!)
I apologize for the crummy quality of photos...
Gears (oh how i dont like this one...)
Mark VI (poorly constructed honestly, but its alright! Thats my brother in the photo)
The Chief (I was actually pretty happy with this guy, forearms a bit small but it survived pretty well!)
York and Carolina (my pride and joy, I know it sounds horrible but I miss the suit more than the girl, long story)
ODST Codename THESPIS (I dont think there is an photo of the finished suit, i'll do some digging. This guy actually got to be scanned at Doppelgänger Labs, the first company to bring their 3d scanning and printing tech to the public. Instead of 5 minutes or more to scan it takes 12 seconds and the statue comes out 1/9 size and made of ceramic. Its pretty cool, they brought me in as the first cosplayer to use it and I got to do it free!)
Name: Austin Karl, aka Spartan James Sierra-247
Location: Kirksville, MO!
Costuming since: I've been following this site for a year or two before I joined, but only just started building in December 2014.
About me: I'm a CS major at Truman State University. I enjoy playing and making video games, I also do some Web Development. I have a YouTube channel and Twitter, both usernames murishani047. Fun fact if you don't know, murishani means Bounty Hunter in Huttese. Also, the 47 is an inside joke with me and my friends, because then I can use AK47 as a clan tag in games and it's funny because it is actually my initials.
Favorite Cons: Haven't been to any yet! Hope to change that soon.
Costumes/Props: Here's my old pep build (left) and my current build (right):
Also made a Captain America Shield out of a Dish 500 satellite:
Name: David Nicklas
Location: Pingree Grove, Illinois
Age/ statues: I was born in 1983 and I'm currently engaged and my fiancé barely tolerates my armor building and me talking about my armor.
Occupation: Security Officer
Armor: Halo Reach Commander with Jetpack
About: I'm a very simple individual and I'm really not that exciting.
Hobbies: I love video games and just recently got into the Halo series, I watch the Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory and Netflix. I've been working on my armor a lot so my hobby list was cut down to a very short list.
This is my first armor build and its been a fun learning process. I help out others with there builds and enjoy doing it. I cant wait to see you guys at C2E2 in April.
Thank you for accepting my request to join this regiment and I will see you guys later.
Name: Rachel Chojnacki
Location: Chicago, IL
Costuming since: I started cosplaying in 2009, but didn't make my suit until 2012.
About me: I'm 23, and I work as a graphic designer for a retail real estate company in Chicago. Even though I'm just starting out on the forums, I already know a good chunk of you through attending numerous cons throughout the year. I made my suit specifically to be Red vs Blue's Grif, which is why it's an yellowish-orange.
Favorite Cons: I'm at every major con in Chicago, including C2E2, Wizard World, and ACen, and I've also added Youmacon onto my list of must-attends, as there are so many fantastic Michigan-based Spartans. Youmacon might be my favorite con. I also have plans to make the drive down to Georgia for Dragoncon, which will be my first time attending. I'm genuinely excited to meet all the new faces underneath the unfamiliar helmets of the Southern Regiment.
Costumes/Props: Since I'm super bored of the standard "now pose and look cool" pictures of armor, I thought I'd show you my armor doing stuff you don't normally see armor do.
Here's me drinking a juice box.
Here I am playing an arcade game.
Now I'm listening to Story Time with Cortana in my local Barnes & Noble 6.
Now I'm trying on dresses with Gio. He think's it would look better in green.
Here you can see me relaxing on a couch contemplating the great questions of life.
For example, were those the droids I was looking for?
My friend Alyssa and I recreating The Titanic. Look Jack, I'm flying!
And this is when I summoned an army of kids to take down my blue counterpart.
Oh, who's that, you say? That's just Alan Tudyk, aka Wash from Firefly, photobombing us at Wizard World.
And here's a photo of my friend's dog for no reason.
excellent, nice to see another illinois
Costuming Since: 2008
About Me: Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Most of my costumes are thread and cloth, but tried a bit of pepakura. The only problem I've been having making armor is that I can't get the resin mixes right.
Favorite Con: I haven't really been to one. There is a small convention in Flint (Koyo fest) that I've been to. Won a prize with my "Assassin's Creed" costume.
I really wanted to make my ODST three years back, but weather and resin difficulties set me back.
These are Hugh Holder's models that I got from here
My "Assassin's Creed"
One that was inspired by the claw from "Prototype" but not based on.
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Costuming since: 2011
About me: Professional Freelance Illustrator.
Favorite Cons: Dragon Con!
Halo: Complete ODST
Star Wars: Tusken and Tie Reserve. Ordered an Anovos TK kit. Should have Fall 2015
custom Mandalorian Merc
Maybe working on a GhostBusters this summer.
Name: MattLocation: Greenville, Ohio (west central)
Costuming since: 2009, when I joined the 405th
About me: Husband, and father to 2 wonderful kids. I work in two-way communications sales and service, and work primarily with first responders.
Favorite Cons: Have yet to attend
Costumes/Props: I completed a Halo 3 Master Chief build back in 2008, and have started a couple different projects since. Items on my to-do list are a Halo 3 ODST, Reach Recon Spartan and Didact.
Location: Aurora IL
Costuming: Cosplaying since 2013, but I always have put together very elaborate Halloween costumes
About me: I love gaming (videogames, tabletop and roleplaying), in addition to Cosplaying. Unfortunately, I work in IT and recently got engaged, so I don't have as much free time for my hobbies as I would like
Favorite Cons: Dragoncon
Costumes/Props: Dexter, Axton from Borderlands, Grammaton Cleric, ODST (Still in progress)
Name: Scott Shuttleworth a.k.a. CptIns8n087(xboxlive)
Location: Clawson, MI
Costuming: started 2014 still kinda a begginer
About Me: I love HALO, it has been a big part of my life for many years. I work for AppleCare as a senior technical advisor.
Favorite Cons: Youmacon, Shutocon, MotoCity Comic Con
Costumes: ODST(almost complete), ODST Dress Uniform(just starting)
Name: Brandon, Some people call me Breezy
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Costuming since: 2015
About me: Go Pack Go! I rewind electric motors. Been doing that for about 2 years now. In my free time i enjoy longboarding, reading, and gaming. Recently got into costuming from a buddy a work who is part of the 501st Legion of Wisconsin[Star Wars for those who don't know, Feel free to join the dark side. We are pretty nice]
Costumes/Props: None so far but I am working on it.
Location: Canton, MI
Costuming since: 2013
About me: I am an aviation flight tech. student at Eastern. I love gaming and do cosplay on my down time.
My first was a cog soldier (now retired)
Second is my NCR vet. ranger. The first pic is the good one, the second is a low quality shot of it reworked for youma.
Lastly, my ODST! also will be going to youma.
Look foreword to seeing you guys at cons!
Name: Michael Zoyhofski [mikey please ]
Location: canton ohio
Costuming since: when i was 12 but this is the first time I've created a 3d build i just did clothing not armor.
About me: well I'm 15, i am a nature lover, i can't live a day without drawing or photography mixed in with video games. i am a comic geek. i was born in solvakia and was adopted in america only a few days old. i grew up speaking english. i was always interested in being a hero of some sorts and halo just drew me in my first halo game was halo 3. i couldn't stop playing it and i wanted to be a spartan so i wanted to be tall and strong. i was little but now I'm 6' 1" and now i made my spartan armor and I'm 200lbs so i became what i wanted to be
Favorite Cons: not very familiar with cons. I've only been to comicon once. id like to find some cons close to canton!
my own character. Spartan Buster
no undersuit in pics sorry
grenade (now painted green and silver)
and now for some bonus material
heres some of my photography i took in colorado this summer
Hey guys this is my first build and i want to know what you guys think.
Name: James Dean
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Costuming since: 2011
About me: Married for 19 years and a father of 2 (son 14 yrs and daughter 18 yrs)
Favorite Cons: Kitsune Kon in Green Bay WI
Costumes/Props: Halfway through 3 Halo 4 helmets (Commando, Deadeye, and Raider). In the process of building 3 Halo 4 MK V foam suits for me and my kids.
Name: I'm most commonly called Syd or Chaos, but if I'm DJing I go by my moniker Sentri.
Location: Lake Orion, MI
Costuming since: I've been a cosplayer since 2006, but working on my first armor this year
About me: Guess you could call me a jack of all trades (or Jill in my case). I'm 29 and working in the Tooling field as a CAD Designer. I enjoy many sports and activities ranging from summer to winter, and from extreme to casual (trust me, it's a very long list.) I'm a DJ on the side, running my own Youtube music mix show, and I'm also a martial artist in the Korean style of Tang Soo Do. While I don't have my 1st DAN Black belt yet, I have what is considered a recommended black belt.
Favorite Cons: You'll see me at many Michigan cons including Shutocon, MEGGAcon, Midwest Media Expo, and Youmacon. My budget doesn't allow anything out of state *cry*
Costumes/Props: Pics will be added later, but I have a variety of costumes. Cid Highwind (Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children), Ozpin (RWBY), Yang (RWBY), Engineer (Team Fortress 2), lightsaber staff Jedi (Star Wars), and now working on 479er from Red vs Blue.
Never did post in here:
Location: St. Louis, MO
Costuming since: Nov. 2015
About me: I work as a mobile developer at a small tech startup. In my free time I enjoy playing and watching sports, playing music and video games.
Favorite Cons: I've only been to one local con so far, but am hoping to start being able to afford to travel so if anyone knows of good cons semi-close to StL I'd like to know about them.
Costumes/Props: Still working on my first ever with my ODST build. Slow progress is better than no progress.
Name: Connor (Just call me Atomic)
Location: White Lake, MI
Costuming since: 2012 but never made a full suit until the one I'm making now.
About me: I build things and blow up stuff.
Favorite Cons: Never been, but want to go to RTX
Costumes/Props: Check out my thread here.
Name: Andy, some call me Drew
Location: Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Costuming since: 2015
About me: I have 3 kids all under 5 at the moment, they are a handful, and take up MOST of my free time. I am an engineering manager for a global motor/ gearmotor company, I'm a gearhead at heart, and I love to tinker. I have a 600 Horsepower 3000GT VR4 which nothing is stock and almost everything has been custom made and designed by me. I have a metal cutting lathe in my workshop in my basement and that is where all of my "tinkering" takes place. I'm an outdoors man, hunting/ fishing/ shooting/ camping/ hiking are my other passions.
Costumes/Props: i have made some costumes but nothing out of foam until my sons batman costume this year http://www.405th.com/showthread.php?t=48149. looking forward to making some Mark VI soon.
Favorite cons: never been to one but i hear they are awesome, so i would maybe like to go to the next Chicago con if i can make it.
I am looking forward to meeting some of you in real life, i hope you guys have regular prop parties or gatherings!
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