Female Pred Costume Wip

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kristen jones

Master Member
Long time lurker, here. I've been working slowly on a femalr pred costume for myself, and am finally @ the point where I've made enough progress to share.

The armour was made with templates from VinMan (TY!), the bio is from Mysteria. The rest is from scratch. I was inspired by a few of the female preds I've seen here on the forum, but then took it in my own direction.

I'm working @ being a human huntress, so i won't be using a mask, and I've used natural hair instead of dreads due to this. Also, I won't have a "crazy" skin... I'll be using a flesh-coloured lycra body suit, lightly painted for texture, with a body net.
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Sorry about the sideways pics... I'm not sure how that happened, or how to fix it. Rightside up pics are @ my facebook:

www.facebook.com/kristen.henry70

As always, comments/questions/suggestions are welcomed.

Kristen
 
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Ostberg

Active Member
It's a good looking suit you got there, is the armor made out of resin?
Awesome paintjob and thanks for sharing, sharing is caring, and gives the rest of us more ideas :)
 

kristen jones

Master Member
Thanks, guys!

The armour is made out of Sintra. I got that tip from VinMan, as well. It is ultra easy to cut and mold, and looks fantastic once painted.

Once I get some progress on the body suit, I'll post some pics of me wearing the suit.

I'm also working on a retractable spear that can fold down to about 14 inches, which will attach to a thigh platform

Kristen
 

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kristen jones

Master Member
I suppose Machiko was a jumping off point for this...though ive seen her done alot already. I wanted that same look, but with my own spin on it.

More pics to follow as I make progress :)
 

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xdmray

Well-Known Member
your paintwork is really nice on that armour. i like how you did your own style for the chest piece. very cool looking.
kudos to you!
 

kristen jones

Master Member
Thanks again, everyone.

The paintup turned out easier than I had thought it would be. I coated all pieces first in black. Then, I lightly sponged on some "hammered metal" silver; not taking much care with it. I wanted a random sponge pattern of the silver. I didn't cover the black completely... Instead, I let areas of it remain.

Then, while it was still tacky, I misted over all with silver. This gave a sort of "flecked" effect, ad the black areas where now dusted with silver, and the sponged areas looked like metal flakes.

Next, I sponged on some hammered metal bronze, in the same manner ad the silver.

Finally, as this layer was tacky, I dprayed VERY lightly with some black; more like small splotches. This gave me a pitted metal effect.

I dry-brushed some black lightly around details for depth, then coated it all with a clear laquer.
 

JehdinThwei

New Member
Thanks again, everyone.

The paintup turned out easier than I had thought it would be. I coated all pieces first in black. Then, I lightly sponged on some "hammered metal" silver; not taking much care with it. I wanted a random sponge pattern of the silver. I didn't cover the black completely... Instead, I let areas of it remain.

Then, while it was still tacky, I misted over all with silver. This gave a sort of "flecked" effect, ad the black areas where now dusted with silver, and the sponged areas looked like metal flakes.

Next, I sponged on some hammered metal bronze, in the same manner ad the silver.

Finally, as this layer was tacky, I dprayed VERY lightly with some black; more like small splotches. This gave me a pitted metal effect.

I dry-brushed some black lightly around details for depth, then coated it all with a clear laquer.


It looks awesome. I love the hammered paints. They add a dimension of "metallic" very well. :)
 

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kristen jones

Master Member
Yes, they do. It made this part of the project so much easier in terms of providing a realistic metalic look on what is essentially plastic.

I need to get to work now on my gauntlets. They are the only part of the armour left to build.
 

antcarb

Active Member
hey girl nice job like your approach,love the idea of using your real hair,also with not using a skin,when i made mine i did the same thing with using the real female body instead of making a skin,on the same page girl nice job.
 

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