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Title: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on August 17, 2015, 11:29:10 PM
hello all, I decided to go as my warlock from destiny this year for a convention in town.

I plan on making a kellbreaker's cloak, obsidian mind helmet, thralskin brace, and kellbreaker's path boots for armor, and the revelator pistol and the chosen sniper rifle.

ill update this thread with pics as I make them. if anyone has suggestions ill look into them


also, if I make a good pattern for armor or schematic for a gun, ill put it up for others to use.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: MrSerrano1105 on August 18, 2015, 02:14:36 AM
Can't wait to see it 8)
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: Seth on August 18, 2015, 05:10:26 AM
Can't wait to see the project! Takes the creative type to fashion themselves an awesome cosplay.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on August 19, 2015, 06:12:32 PM
okay, so I decided to start on the sniper first. I found an old nerf longstrike lying around in my attic and decided to use it as a base. i had learned from previous projects concerning nerf guns that paint doesn't stick well to them unless you sand them a little first.

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l280/dragonianflame/11825703_896856807041570_6065835956315848785_n_zpszhqjnevn.jpg)

i plan on turning all the white purple and all the other black.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: MrSerrano1105 on August 19, 2015, 06:19:56 PM
damn its been a long time since I've seen a nerf gun lol but good progress
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on August 30, 2015, 11:06:12 PM
welp after some tedious hand painting, its starting to look pretty nice. all purple on this gun is hand painted on.

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l280/dragonianflame/IMG_1028_zpsmev3n7xd.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l280/dragonianflame/image1_zpso8djklmt.jpg)

and finally my gun is done. I even painted the clip to look like special ammo : D
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l280/dragonianflame/image2_zps1p4hh9lq.jpg)
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 02, 2015, 11:32:13 PM
Well done Reaper!
I enjoy learning how people create their props. Keep it up and we look forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on September 02, 2015, 11:38:45 PM
Well done Reaper!
I enjoy learning how people create their props. Keep it up and we look forward to seeing more!

Thanks ^-^ im on to the hard part right now. trying to figure out pepakura for my obsidian mind helmet
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: MrSerrano1105 on September 03, 2015, 08:05:03 AM
You got talent 8) , it's looking good as well.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: Jo3grumble on September 08, 2015, 10:34:04 PM
I like it. I wish I had a picture of the spartan laser I made for my son.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: TangoDown on November 02, 2015, 02:11:22 PM
I was really excited at the title of this, but then realized it was not the same reaper.  :(
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: Reaper on November 02, 2015, 02:18:42 PM
lol stalker
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on November 02, 2015, 06:06:44 PM
at the time I didn't know there was another reaper. also this project has hit a snag since September with my funds dwindling. I had to buy a new car and get new insurance so I wont have updates for atleast  another month or until I have balanced out my bank account.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: zaffy2005 on November 02, 2015, 06:26:06 PM
I'm curious, you said you needed to "figure out pepakura" for the Obsidian Mind. What do you need? I happen to have that one already printed out, and provided teh unfolding for the model on the 405th while I was still welcome there.. Heh...it's been sitting on my desk as a neat stack of cardstock for about a year now because I have that constant catch-22 between having ambition when I have no time, and having time when I have no ambition. lol. Hoping to get that together soon and put together some form of pattern/template to work from for a cloak. Not likely to be a "game accurate" coat but aiming somewhere around the style of either the Iron Regalia Vestments or the Deathsinger's Mantle. Really disappointed at having to leave those behind in Year 2. The new stuff just doesn't compare as far as aesthetics go.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on November 02, 2015, 06:34:18 PM
I'm curious, you said you needed to "figure out pepakura" for the Obsidian Mind. What do you need? I happen to have that one already printed out, and provided teh unfolding for the model on the 405th while I was still welcome there.. Heh...it's been sitting on my desk as a neat stack of cardstock for about a year now because I have that constant catch-22 between having ambition when I have no time, and having time when I have no ambition. lol. Hoping to get that together soon and put together some form of pattern/template to work from for a cloak. Not likely to be a "game accurate" coat but aiming somewhere around the style of either the Iron Regalia Vestments or the Deathsinger's Mantle. Really disappointed at having to leave those behind in Year 2. The new stuff just doesn't compare as far as aesthetics go.


I have it printed out too, I just cant grasp my head around building it. im not good with 3-d objects out of paper. also I feel your pain when it comes to year 1 aesthetics, I LOVED my kellbreaker and deathsinger, I WAS A FREAKIN MERMAID WITH GLOWHO.

ahem, back onto the topic, im making he kellbreaker because 1. it seemed like an easy one, 2. I liked it cuz it was different than the rest, 3. who doesn't want a majestic red trenchcoat?
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: zaffy2005 on November 02, 2015, 10:19:13 PM
I have it printed out too, I just cant grasp my head around building it. im not good with 3-d objects out of paper. also I feel your pain when it comes to year 1 aesthetics, I LOVED my kellbreaker and deathsinger, I WAS A FREAKIN MERMAID WITH GLOWHO.

ahem, back onto the topic, im making he kellbreaker because 1. it seemed like an easy one, 2. I liked it cuz it was different than the rest, 3. who doesn't want a majestic red trenchcoat?

Overall I think the Iron Regalia was my favorite combined with Obsidian Mind. Deathsinger's Mantle looked really cool with the Cowl of the Hezen Lords. I generally stuck with the Iron Regalia gloves. Miss those as well.  Kellbreaker wasn't bad.Never was too fond of the Glowhoo, though. Prefer something in black and/or blue.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on November 02, 2015, 10:21:53 PM
I have it printed out too, I just cant grasp my head around building it. im not good with 3-d objects out of paper. also I feel your pain when it comes to year 1 aesthetics, I LOVED my kellbreaker and deathsinger, I WAS A FREAKIN MERMAID WITH GLOWHO.

ahem, back onto the topic, im making he kellbreaker because 1. it seemed like an easy one, 2. I liked it cuz it was different than the rest, 3. who doesn't want a majestic red trenchcoat?

Overall I think the Iron Regalia was my favorite combined with Obsidian Mind. Deathsinger's Mantle looked really cool with the Cowl of the Hezen Lords. I generally stuck with the Iron Regalia gloves. Miss those as well.  Kellbreaker wasn't bad.Never was too fond of the Glowhoo, though. Prefer something in black and/or blue.
I preferred cryptographer most of the time, red and gld really go good together on most outfits I made.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: zaffy2005 on November 03, 2015, 02:20:14 AM
I really wish Superblack was a thing (or at least was finally released). I want an all-black (or at least predominantly black) Shader without Revanent's camo or Old Guard's tiger stripes.

Trying to think of some kind of advice to give you to help with the helmet. Not having actually built it myself I can't even offer pointers on certain areas that might prove tricky. If it's your first build I'd suggest using white glue (often referred to as Elmer's Glue or School Glue). My method is to squeeze out a small (maybe dime sized) amount into a plastic cap and dip a toothpick into it for spreading the glue evenly over the entire flap without dousing it. I try to have as many pieces in one "sequence" or overall portion cut and folded ahead of time so I can just zip right along with the glue one tab at a time. Also a pen (or the dull side of the cutting blade) and a straight edge will be your friends. You'll often want to "score" tabs and other fold lines to make them as straight and clean as possible. Just be careful not to score so deeply that it cuts through. Otherwise take it slow and just worry about one tab at a time. You always want to make sure to get that first "anchor" as perfectly straight and lined up as possible, as deviations can add up quickly, especially along long pieces.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on November 03, 2015, 06:40:09 AM
I really wish Superblack was a thing (or at least was finally released). I want an all-black (or at least predominantly black) Shader without Revanent's camo or Old Guard's tiger stripes.

Trying to think of some kind of advice to give you to help with the helmet. Not having actually built it myself I can't even offer pointers on certain areas that might prove tricky. If it's your first build I'd suggest using white glue (often referred to as Elmer's Glue or School Glue). My method is to squeeze out a small (maybe dime sized) amount into a plastic cap and dip a toothpick into it for spreading the glue evenly over the entire flap without dousing it. I try to have as many pieces in one "sequence" or overall portion cut and folded ahead of time so I can just zip right along with the glue one tab at a time. Also a pen (or the dull side of the cutting blade) and a straight edge will be your friends. You'll often want to "score" tabs and other fold lines to make them as straight and clean as possible. Just be careful not to score so deeply that it cuts through. Otherwise take it slow and just worry about one tab at a time. You always want to make sure to get that first "anchor" as perfectly straight and lined up as possible, as deviations can add up quickly, especially along long pieces.

ill keep all that in mind. thank you for the advice.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 04, 2015, 04:44:26 PM
That's some sound advice zaffy! I follow most of these tips while working on a ghost pepakura. If you need help with the rest of your build, feel free to fire me a PM, or keep responding in here. Who knows if others might take up the hobby  ;)
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on November 04, 2015, 05:44:27 PM
thanks Chikadee.

I just had an AWESOME idea for a vestian dynasty prop. im going to Frankenstein a couple nerf guns into a simi-automatic sidearm.


also I just realized my pic is very ironic for this thread.
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: JR1203 on November 11, 2015, 11:21:07 AM
I dabble a good bit in Pepakura/ props. Currently trying to finish out a bondo stage on a stormtrooper helmet.

The assembly stage can be a daunting one, but just limit your self to one task per work session:
Cutting out all the pieces or a page at a time
Beginning folds (I have aid from needle nose tweezers)/ grouping parts
Gluing (I use LOCTITE SUPER GLUE GEL for controlled glue appliance)

For gluing, I usually have a old dull #2 pencil around to push together pieces or smear excess glue around for a tight fit (lets me keep my fingerprints too haha).
Title: Re: Reaper's try at a destiny cosplay
Post by: ReapersKnock on November 11, 2015, 05:57:57 PM
I dabble a good bit in Pepakura/ props. Currently trying to finish out a bondo stage on a stormtrooper helmet.

The assembly stage can be a daunting one, but just limit your self to one task per work session:
Cutting out all the pieces or a page at a time
Beginning folds (I have aid from needle nose tweezers)/ grouping parts
Gluing (I use LOCTITE SUPER GLUE GEL for controlled glue appliance)

For gluing, I usually have a old dull #2 pencil around to push together pieces or smear excess glue around for a tight fit (lets me keep my fingerprints too haha).

o0o tank yu for de advice.