Hobbies fuel innovation, art, music and so many wonderful things. Some say that it takes 10,000 hours to truly become an expert at something. Well after taking a look at these pictures I’d say, perfection comes with 1,000 hours because that’s how many it took to create this masterpiece! It’s a modern rendition cosplay costume of the Egyptian god Anubis. This game designer from Switzerland is new to making costumes and she has completely knocked this one out of the park. Take a look at these photos and watch the video of the costume in action below.
“I worked on it for a year…The character is a statue that I found online, designed by Hui Zou and built by R-one studio. I immediately fell in love with the design and asked the artist if I could make a cosplay from it. My idea was to make my own lowpoly version of the character and they agreed. Lowpoly means I want the costume to look digital and artificial instead of realistic, like an early stylized 3D computer graphic come to life. So I started making my own templates in Blender, a 3D software”
This is only the third costume she’s ever made! She says she still has a lot to learn and this is just a hobby to occupy her time.
To get the effect of looking like a computer generated image, she used different foils, vinyls and mirrored surfaces, even epoxy resin was used to make the heart gem! Everything came from the local hardware store.
“It took a year from planning to finish, I spent around 1000 hours on it. I’m still rather new to making costumes so sometimes it takes many tries to make something work. For example, I’ve never cast epoxy resin before, so it took four attempts to get the heart gem right. I spent a lot of time planning on how to attach all the floating armor pieces. I built the costume with PVC which is rigid, so I had to figure out how to be able to move at all, how I can get in and out of the armor on my own, and how to make the pieces detachable for transport because they’re huge – the scythe in particular.”
“I see through the throat which is window tint foil” The blue piece on the throat is like looking through a pair of tinted sunglasses according to the artist.
She states that getting through doors is a bit of a challenge and standing in the sun would be too much. Even with these limitations, this costume is incredible!
The artist is winning costume competitions and is blown away with the attention she is receiving for the incredible work of art. It is aesthetically pleasing, dramatic and unique. What’s not to like.
I’ve seen some awesome cosplay costumes but this one might be up there with the best I’ve ever seen. The attention to detail and dramatic effects with the materials used really make it stand out. For only being her third costume, I can’t wait to see what’s to come! Taking a look at how the different pieces attach is truly a genius idea! People have asked if it’s for sale or will be in the future. The artist replied with not yet and if it was, it’s going to cost a lot taking into consideration the amount of time put into it.
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