Monday, December 26, 2011

Armored Ascension

Sometimes I find it difficult to juggle all my hobbies around. 24 hours a day is just not enough. Didn't really cared to update my dead blog since my last post... 11 months and 26 days ago?

I'm entering the fourth year of making my own set of cosplay armor. Hell... After 3 years in the making, i only manage to finish up to 30% of the whole thing. Makes me feel horrible every time i saw another fellow cosplayer debuting in their own set of armor. Now that I am building my armor during the weekends, I rarely get the chance to go freelancing. Glad that i don't go clubbing, otherwise i would be financially fucked up beyond all recognition... Heh.

Everything started as a dream 3 years ago after addicted playing Monster Hunter 2G on the PSP. I learned that if you don't pursue your dream, it will always remain a dream. But, trying to live up to a dream that is over ambitious is also a burden. I'm not happy with how things are right now. 3 years is a bit too long until sometimes i wish that when i wake up in the morning, my armor would magically complete itself. Fiberglass is not the easiest thing to work with specially with the wrong kind of glass wool. Build a set of monster hunter armor is not THAT complicated, just very time consuming... since you can find all sorts of tutorials online by entering the right search query. Life is always trying to make things worst by getting in my way to complete my armor. Scumbag life.

If i have to build another set of armor, I'll try my best to avoid building any fantasy medieval related armor. Bah... enough whining.

There are lots of way out there to build a set of costume armor, for instance: fiberglass, art/ craft foam, cardboard, leather, latex and steel. Most cosplayers I know choose to build their armors from art foam because art foam could be easily shaped and sculpted, light weight, doesn't break easily and one of the fastest way to build a set of armor. I choose to build my armor from Pepakura and fiberglass which I've learn on Building a set of medieval armor is quite different from a scifi armor because there are quite a number of small details on medieval armors I have to figure out myself.

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