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Striking Cosplay  Husband and wife team that design and build our own cosplays. Lots of pics and tips Like us on Facebook for more in depth info Hampton Roads

Photo shoot from 3 years ago. Time really goes by quick! I'll have to go on another adventure sometime soon :) #arts #artsy #craftyourfandom #cosplay #diy #elderscrolls #fantasy #game #replica #model #papercraft #pepakura #skyrim #therpf #videogames

Well it took the better part of the weekend but I finished the fiberglass on the pieces I have ready. I used 40sqft of fiberglass cloth and about 32 oz of resin! In many ways it's faster with larger parts because I can use larger strips of fiberglass and it's easier to lay down with more flat surfaces but it's still a ton of area to cover. I'm very happy with the weight so far, have to see once I get some foam on it. #artsy #art #costume #cosplay #craft #crafty #diy #fantasy #model #papercraft #pacificrim #pepakura #replica #therpf #wip

Started to fiberglass the torso today. With pieces this large they have to be done in sections so they don't deform while the resin is hardening. It takes longer but as long as things turn out straight I'm happy. Now I have to get more resin before tackling the monster of a chest! Once these are solid I'll start to apply the #foam layer on top and then add detail with #worbla. In the mean time I think I will start on the resized thigh. #artsy #art #costume #craftyourfandom #cosplay #diy #fantasy #model #gypsydanger #papercraft #pacificrim #pepakura #replica #therpf #wip

Well I got about 75% done with the upper thigh before deciding it was a little too small. The original plan was to make it smaller so that my own knee joint would match the mech and let me bend my legs a bit while walking around but as it is my leg would only fit with fairly extensive modifications throughout the thigh. With that in mind I will make it larger and modify only the back knee section to allow for better mobility. Big time waster but at least I didn't just burn through half a sheet of #worbla in the process, I knew there was a reason I still did pep haha. Have a great weekend everyone! #artsy #arts #craftyourfandom #costume #cosplay #diy #fantasy #model #pacificrim #papercraft #pepakura #replica #therpf #wip

Next up in the build are the feet and shins. The legs are where the true size of gypsy really take shape. This piece is 44.5 inches tall and takes 109 pages to complete. As with nearly all mechs the length of the legs are exaggerated so my feet won't be anywhere near the feet in this model. The plan instead is to have my feet sit in the upper calf on stilts. #artsy #art #costume #cosplay #craftyourfandom #diy #fantasy #model #papercraft #pacificrim #pepakura #replica #wip

Started to resin all the pieces I have ready today. For now the plan is to resin the outside then fiberglass the inside. Due to the size of this build I won't be using bondo on the outside with a few exceptions and instead will rely on #foam and #worbla. Have to keep the weight down and it will save weeks worth of sanding. Now to finish the leg unfold. #artsy #art #craftyourfandom #costume #cosplay #diy #fantasy #gypsydanger #model #papercraft #pacificrim #pepakura #replica #wip

Upper body test fitting complete! I ended up sitting down and completing the chest this weekend. It's officially the largest thing I have made with pep. Seems like everything fits great, I'll have plenty of room to move around and it will be easy enough to put on. I'll talk more about future plans on our Facebook page. Hope everyone had a great weekend! #artsy #art #costume #craftyourfandom #cosplay #diy #fantasy #gypsydanger #game #games #model #papercraft #pepakura #replica #videogames #wip #pacificrim

Cod and abs complete! I wanted to get a feel for the size of this costume. I am going for a roughly 7.5-8ft version. From my measurements this will allow me to comfortably fit inside the not so anatomically correct mech. It will also of course let Gypsy tower over her surroundings just like she demands. Not to many simple pieces left so I don't know how much more I'll have time for but it's a start! #art #artsy #costume #cosplay #fantasy #game #games #model #papercraft #pepakura #replica #videogames #wip #pacificrim #gypsydanger

Some of you have great eyes! Finished the helmet last night. It took three tries to get the sizing correct. Like many mechs the helmet is super small compared to the massive body and long legs but I think it looks good now. Not sure if I will go any further for now but I was hoping this would be my next big project. I know not everyone liked the movie but Gypsy still screams my name. #art #artsy #costume #cosplay #fantasy #game #games #model #papercraft #pepakura #replica #videogames #wip

Project sneak peak! (+1 internets to anyone who knows what it is) It's been months since I've been able to sit down and work on anything to do with cosplay. We still have many projects that are awaiting completion and although I won't be able to finish this for a long time I wanted to put the first foot forward on it. Hope everyone is having a great time as the summer con scene heats up! #cosplay #costume #papercraft #pepakura

Welcomed a new lady in my life today. The wonderful 18in Gypsy Danger figure from NECA. Super awesome detail and towers above my other toys. I think my wife is trying to tell me something haha. Hope everyone is having a great holiday! #art #artsy #costume #cosplay #fantasy #game #games #model #actionfigures #actionfigure #replica #videogames

My order finally came in! I got an amazing deal on foam mats over a month ago and the order just came in haha. Next project preparation... perhaps 😊 #art #artsy #costume #cosplay #diy # foam #fantasy #wip

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