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Cosplayer Kamui impresses with her interpretation of an Asmodian character, infused with Aion’s distinctive look. A half a year of work and over a thousand dollars went into the project, and we can tell. Enjoy!
Who: The CharacterFemale Asmodian Plate Set from Aion - Tower of Eternity Why: The DecisionEvery year I try to improve my skills a bit and search for costumes that give me a new challenge. My goal is to learn about new techniques and materials with every costume and I always dreamt to build armor. One day I saw a commercial of Aion and was just stunned by the armor and character design of this game. I tried it, searched for references and picked up the hardest plate set I could find. I also love the history and the character of the Asmodian and knew that I had to cosplay one of them! What: The ProgressIt took half a year to finish this costume, despite the fact that my boyfriend painted a lot of the armor. After some planning I decided to use a combination of Wonderflex and craft foam for the armor. I was also very afraid of the wig, because I never styled one before. But the problem was not that I never built armor before, or that the materials were quite new to me. It was just an amazing amount of work steps for this costume. When I finished one part, two further parts were waiting for me.
This costume didn't want to get finished and I was very often disappointed about my failures. I built my breast armor three times for example and the paint was just crazy. But the hardest thing I had to solve was the fixing. I tried a lot of methods, until I choose to use a huge amount of Velcro tape in combination with buckles. Yes, this costume was really hard to realize. Despite of this I had a lot of fun, learned a lot from it and it was just awesome to finish such a huge project.
I guess, final cost is around 1300 USD, but I gave up with counting. Where and When: The DebutI debuted my costume on Animuc 2009, Germany. A photoshoot followed one month later, which was taken by my boyfriend, Benjamin Schwarz.
Links: The CosplayerYou can follow all of my progress on my blog and my cosplay.com account.
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Wow thats pretty awesome man i wanna cosplay....
That armor looks pretty sweet. Makes me want to go play some Aion.
Always remember if you cosplay be dedicated to the art. Don just run guns ablazing and jumping into just anything. Actually look to see what you can pull off
But she did a amazing job.
This is pretty amazing. Great Job. I wonder if being this talented she could get some type of job making costumes for a living?
just plain incredible
Great cosplay. Terrible game.
thats a whole lotta dime but the result is great, that first pic looks like a cg cutscene! she's adorable too :o
That's a pretty talented costume.
I see you were going for that up-skirt shot on the 4th picture. Sneaky Game Informer... very sneaky.
I am totally impressed by the skill and time she spent on this costume. good job!!!!!
Phenomenal cosplay, no doubt. I'd never heard of Wonderflex before though... gonna file that away for my own use....
This is why some people should be able to go around in the cosplay all day as if that's their natural appearance. Some folks just look more fitting in fictional skin than their own.
That does look awesome.
Every cosplay this chick does is a freaking work of art. This is no exception. Awesome job girl!!
Some crazy intricacy in these costumes.