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CC10 - Praying Assassin by BlizzardTerrak CC10 - Praying Assassin by BlizzardTerrak
SDCC 2010 (Saturday)

Credits
photographer: me
Thane - Erik Wallkingford (:icondemifiend:)

Comment:
From Mass Effect 2

"Lord of Hunters. Grant that my hands be steady, my aim be true, and my feet swift. And should the worst come to pass, grant me forgiveness."

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Info on cosplay:

The mask was done with a plaster head cast of the cosplayer. The positive mold of the mask was sculpted in clay by Erik Wallkingford and Kai Norman, then a negative plaster mold was taken. Liquid latex was then painted into the relief mold to form the wearable latex mask, which is held on by a zipper affixed to the back.

The mask was painted by Eric Brooks AKA "Aldarionn" using latex paint (The stuff comes in sample bottles at Home Depot for a relatively inexpensive price and once primed the paint holds up extremely well under wear and tear.). I used mostly drybrushing techniques and thinned the paint considerably before application, including the primer. In hindsight I should have gotten a spray primer because the liquid stuff I painted on by hand took several coats, and much of the time spent painting the mask was priming it.

The eyes are a pair of lenses taken from cheap sunglasses and cut to shape. Excess latex was painted around the lenses to hold them in place, and they are removable.

The jacket was done by someone whom I do not know, and either Erik or Kai could probably credit them. I do know that it took quite some time to complete and was not ready until the day before Anime Expo.

Future plans for the costume include detailing the body suit to be more accurate, however there is currently no time frame for this to be finished that I am aware of.
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
i'm kai!
the coat was made by Arin Babbick, of KAB design tailoring
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Now I'm totally confused as to the cosplayer X__X;
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
the cosplayer is still Erik Wallingford, aka demifiend. :) i'm just the Kai Norman you credited in the description
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So this is your DA. And you helped with part of the cosplay.
And the one I already listed is the cosplayer?
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
"The mask was done with a plaster head cast of the cosplayer. The positive mold of the mask was sculpted in clay by Erik Wallkingford and Kai Norman, then a negative plaster mold was taken. Liquid latex was then painted into the relief mold to form the wearable latex mask, which is held on by a zipper affixed to the back."

The Kai Norman of which you speak is me :) and Erik wallingford IS indeed demifiend whom you tagged, yes :)

you also said : "the jacket was done by someone whom I do not know, and either Erik or Kai could probably credit them. I do know that it took quite some time to complete and was not ready until the day before Anime Expo."

to answer your question on who made the jacket? the jacket was made by Arin Babbick, of KAB design tailoring.

i hope that helps? :)
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:iconnerdpowers:
Nerdpowers Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
homnahomnahomnahomnahomnahomnahomnahomna..........
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:icontriforcehand11:
Triforcehand11 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I WANT! Thane is so deep its awesome!
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:iconkathleen321:
Kathleen321 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
o.o
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:iconleadheart787:
LeadHeart787 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thane! 8D This is incredible!
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:iconnocte-vagus:
Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Writer
Duuuuudddeee....
Where can I find that jacket? It's epic.

Also great job on the cosplay! ^_^
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:iconzaqisama:
ZaqiSama Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Wow, Nice cosplay :D
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:icondinoramadrama:
dinoramadrama Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hey! That's my boyfriend! He's so awesome~ :iconimsmugplz:
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really? :omfg:
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:icondinoramadrama:
dinoramadrama Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Yup! :iconimhappyplz: [link] That's he and I and I be wearing his Thane coat~
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooh, nice! =3

Does he have a cosplay/DA/ACP/whatever account for me to credit him?
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:icondinoramadrama:
dinoramadrama Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
~demifiend is his! He doesn't have anything up though! xD
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, tell him he can use this shot as long as I get credit....or he keeps the watermark...or both.
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:icondinoramadrama:
dinoramadrama Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Sure, will do! He doesn't post stuff on here, he just likes to fav things! xD
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ah
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:iconaldarionn:
aldarionn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
The cosplayer is Erik Wallkingford AKA "Demifiend"

The mask was done with a plaster head cast of the cosplayer. The positive mold of the mask was sculpted in clay by Erik Wallkingford and Kai Norman, then a negative plaster mold was taken. Liquid latex was then painted into the relief mold to form the wearable latex mask, which is held on by a zipper affixed to the back.

The mask was painted by Eric Brooks AKA "Aldarionn" using latex paint (The stuff comes in sample bottles at Home Depot for a relatively inexpensive price and once primed the paint holds up extremely well under wear and tear.). I used mostly drybrushing techniques and thinned the paint considerably before application, including the primer. In hindsight I should have gotten a spray primer because the liquid stuff I painted on by hand took several coats, and much of the time spent painting the mask was priming it.

The eyes are a pair of lenses taken from cheap sunglasses and cut to shape. Excess latex was painted around the lenses to hold them in place, and they are removable.

The jacket was done by someone whom I do not know, and either Erik or Kai could probably credit them. I do know that it took quite some time to complete and was not ready until the day before Anime Expo.

Future plans for the costume include detailing the body suit to be more accurate, however there is currently no time frame for this to be finished that I am aware of.

Cheers!
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Probably the longest and most detailed info and comment I've ever received. Thanks =D
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:iconaldarionn:
aldarionn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Absolutely! I was involved with several steps for making this mask and the guy who wore it is a friend of almost 12 years so I can answer most questions regarding the costume. Anything I cannot answer off hand I can get answers to relatively easily.

The pistol is a Kai Norman original piece designed using a Nerf gun as the base and built up with Plasticard for the details. Kai specialized in making sci-fi and steampunk weaponry and has made several extensive costumes including an Imperial Guard Commissar worn by himself and a Sister of Battle worn by his wife.
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:iconxfriendlypsycho:
xFriendlyPsycho Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist
Thats AWESOME! Great shot!! Did you ask him to pose or did he just go for it? Its great to see this guys full costume! I think he has a make up test on youtube where he is wearing the mask :D
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I did ask him for the pose. ^^;

Can you link me?
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
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:iconxfriendlypsycho:
xFriendlyPsycho Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist
I dont blame you! Id probably ask too if I wasnt a chicken!!
I think its the same person, the chin is painted differently but the mask looks like its the same. He did mention that someone else would be wearing it.
[link]
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:iconkotorirod:
KotoriRod Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
OMFG! WTF?! HOLY SHIT!! THAT IS AWESOME!
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:iconmonsterrrkill:
monsterrrkill Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Loving it. I've stopped playing ME2 but I would always, without fail, romance Thane. x) One thing was bugging me though, and I've noticed that he doesn't have the line down his lips and chin.

But wow, amazing outfit :)
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that's his real face. It wasn't too hot there, but there were times where it could've been hot enough to make that uncomfortable.

(btw, thanks for the constructive criticism and not going "this sucks" :nod: )
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:iconmonsterrrkill:
monsterrrkill Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student General Artist
No way does this suck, it's great!! Seriously, I love it :) All I meant was that a line could have been drawn down his lips and chin, it's the only thing missing and it's only minor.
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
True.

Thanks again :nod:
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:iconkyokyo08:
kyokyo08 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I....I love and adore whoever did this *O*
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:icondemithechipmunk:
DemiTheChipmunk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photography! Lol This is totally awesome! I was wondering when I would see a good than cosplay! :) <3
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comment. :nod:
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:icondemithechipmunk:
DemiTheChipmunk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :)
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:iconkivasnow:
KivaSnow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
*sigh* makes me wanna go play
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
DO IT! :nod:
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:iconbloodydragon117:
BloodyDragon117 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:D Nice!!!
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:iconmiladygrimm:
miladygrimm Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*squee*
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:iconkivasnow:
KivaSnow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
double *squee*
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:icondibol:
Dibol Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Just wondering, did any rabid Mass Effect fangirls assault the guy?
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
If they did, I didn't see any ^^;
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:icondibol:
Dibol Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Heh heh heh. Just wanted to ask out of curiosity, considering Thane's status as a sexy alien.
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol, no prob :lmao:
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:iconjackiealmasy:
JackieAlmasy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Oh my... O_O This just made my night. Thank you so much for posting this!
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for liking it :nod:
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:iconbubblyface1:
bubblyface1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
thats pretty impressive..
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I know, right! 8D

I never thought I'd see Thane too =p
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:icon11jasmin11:
11jasmin11 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
hehe nice jacket
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