Hi Guys. It's been a while since i started a new topic. Been kinda busy lately with work and a project Don Robert & I are doing.
I suddenly thought of sharing here w.i.p pics of the project we're working on.
This is an original concept/character for the opening of the UAAP season here in the Philippines. For a brief background, UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) is a sports association of eight universities in the Philippines. Each year, teams from these universities play in 15 sports.
Each year a university hosts the event and each year they have a theme. I guess for 2010, they are going for the "superhero" theme hence the designs they came up with for the university "mascots" are more of the superhero type.
Mr. Noel Flores, found me in FB and saw Don Robert's IM suit there. He pm'ed me and inquired if he can commission Robert to do a costume for him. I met with him adn asked that of all the people who are into cosplay and doing amazing costumes why did he pick Robert. (Well, Robert asked me to ask him that not because he doesn't think his work is that good it's just that he is curious. He's a very humble guy and thinks of cosplay as just a hobby.Nothing too serious. Just a passion for making costumes). Apparently, Noel has been searching the cosplay community and have come across various cosplayers already but he kept returning to my album & Robert's IM suit. Noel is a designer and have designed costumes for TV shows here. He teaches Fine Arts in one university and he was commissioned to do the deisgns for this year's UAAP's theme. He told me that he liked how Robert did his IM - streamlined and fit. and he has two deisgns of the same concept.
Truthfully, it's a rush project. and at first Robert doesn't want to take it because he really doesn't do commissions. he only does his costumes and recently mine. He also doesn't think he does good costumes even if people are already telling him.
Anyway, so we took the project ( I FORCED HIM TO, haha!). Noel gave us 2 suits to do. One is the N.U BULLDOG and the FEU TAMARAW. See concept arts below.
Noel just provided the measurements, some photo of the athlete that would wear it and a head cast. The cast was suppose to be whole body, as Noel's team normally does it but due to time contraints they can only provide us the head cast. We thought it was great because we can actually fit the helmet on it without the actual person being with us.
The art did not provide back sketches so it will be up to Robert to interpret.
For additional information, the wearer would be 5'9" and 6'0" tall. So these are the things he'll be considering while making the costume.
We are targeting to finish the whole suits by tomorrow and have it fitted by Saturday then do minor adjustments as necessary.We need 3 days for paint & 1 day for drying then its all done for delivery. We target Tuesday to have this delivered to client.
Will upload finished parts then post them later.