Cosplay, anyone?

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  1. Master_Craig

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    Reviving this thread, if anyone is interested.

    I'm gonna try and go to PAX AUS again this year and once more, I'd like to try some more cosplay. I have two things in mind, to either upgrade my Darth Vader cosplay, or to do something completely new, and I'm thinking about Peter Quill / Star-Lord.

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    So I ended up buying a Star-Lord "Legends" helmet. It's really awesome, but it does have a couple of annoying things. Normally, the helmet is $200 AUD ($156 USD), but I got this one for $125 AUD ($97 USD). Still expensive, but for that price, I figured that was going to be the only opportunity to do it. A friend of my partner had bought this helmet brand new, used it once, then decided it was a bad purchase... so we bought it.

    It looks great, but it's not flawless. There's a few minor issues:

    1 - To be expected, your peripheral vision goes out the window.
    2 - It can be a bit difficult to properly put on, to insure that it's actually secured over your head.
    3 - The head/chin straps are tricky to adjust.
    4 - The glowing red eyes only really work when you're in a darker environment.

    I'm thinking about Star-Lord this year because I want to cosplay as a character I like, but also I want to wear something that's lighter and cooler (temperature-wise) than my Darth Vader suit. In saying that... I am doing some research into upgrading my Vader suit, as I want to try and 3D print the armor pieces for a more realistic, professional look. This one is a bit of an insecurity thing but I would prefer to cosplay as a character who wears a mask.

    I'm unsure if I want to do both Vader and Star-Lord at PAX. I think it would be better to try focus on one cosplay only. I already have most of Vader sorted (albeit I want to change/update the armor) but if I were to do Star-Lord, it means I need to spend more money on his costume... and then there's the decision, trench coat, or regular jacket.

    What do you all think? Any suggestions?
     
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  2. COMaestro

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    If you go with Star Lord, a standard jacket would be easier to take off and carry around if it gets hot. Otherwise, either cosplay would look great.
     
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  3. Master_Craig

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    I think you're right, COMaestro. The trench coat looks awesome, but the jacket would actually be cooler temperature-wise and more comfortable to wear, carry around etc.

    Plus in the films, Peter Quill doesn't really wear the coat that much when compared to the jacket.
     
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    How long do you have until PAX?
    Honestly, I would say do all that you can for Star Lord, and if worst comes to worst you can fall back on Vader (since you can do a few touch ups relatively quickly).
    If it's a two day event, do both. It's so much nicer to have multiple costumes at a con.

    Speaking of which, I went to a con recently for all of one day, and my whole crew and I did Rainbow Six Siege costumes that we made in about 4 weeks total, and then ran into a bunch of other Siege cosplayers as well.
    You can see the pic here, since it's too big to share directly.
    I'm the Mute on the right. Unfortunately my hood was falling off, so you can see how little hair I have now.
     
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    Pretty awesome group you got going on there, man. Nice one!

    PAX AUS is still a long way away. It's going to be either October or November this year.

    With my Vader cosplay, I would love to get the armor upgraded, either by doing a new EVA foam build, or by attempting 3D printing. As for Star Lord, I'll need to talk to my partner about that one, because that involves spending more money and stuff. :p
     
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