So I was invited to be a part of a group cosplaying from the video game Odin's Sphere for a convention sometime in July. I was informed in late March that I should do Demon King Odin. So I looked at the reference picture and seeing that it was mainly armor, I took on the challenge. Since I am starting medical school in September, I limited myself to a low budget of $100 for the costume. This restricted me to using materials that are unconventional but usable: Elmer's glue, cardboard, and just recently hotglue. I was able to get all the cardboard for free so that saved me alot on the budget.
Anyways, on to progress pictures!
Here is the "body" I constructed to give myself the shape of Odin. It is constructed into 3 parts for easier transportation. All 3 parts are basically hollow on the inside with a cavity in between the outside layer and an inner support layer. The panels on the top piece are left open for now until I figure where to install the fans and speakers. The head still needs a crown and the wings and is also just placed in the general location where the head will be. I am going to build a stand for the head for better positioning of the head. I also MSPaint-ed on the arm to give a general impression of what it would look like when I build the arms.
The entire thing will be pretty big, possibly 8ft x 8ft?
I also completed the thigh armor. I wanted to emphasize the thickness of the armor plates as well as the articulation of the pieces.
I am currently working on the shin armor pieces right now but they should be completed shortly and then I will start on the arms. I will then add the layers of overlapping armor pieces. After everything is constructed, I am planning to cover everything in craft foam and then painting it..... unless anyone has an easier method?
Anyways, I have less then 3 weeks to finish this, since I lost a month and a half due to a vacation trip, so updates will be often. I see many all-nighters in my future