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You may remember cosplayer Nebulauben from her fantastic
Bayonetta recreation a while back.
This time, the seasoned cosplayer has returned for a tribute to Capcom's Lost
Planet, with partner Erikku-Kun by her side. Check out the stellar work on
their costumes, with a special focus on some epic prop production.
Who: The CharacterFemme
Fatale Carpetbagger and Jungle Pirate from Lost Planet 2
through Lost Planet 2 in cooperative mode and we liked the game very much. We
also attended Gamefest 2010 (a new game convention in Madrid) as Super Street
Fighter characters (myself as Juri Han, Erikku-kun as El Fuerte and nine more
friends as other characters).
liked our group at the Capcom stand and they sent us home a box full of gifts.
As we like the game very much and Capcom treated us so well, we decided making
another Capcom cosplay. Once we decided on making LP2 cosplay, we started
searching designs on the character creator the game includes.
Erikku-Kun: I was only sure of
one thing - I wanted to make a VS Gatling Gun because I love big and heavy
weapons. I focused my work on it and I chose a not very difficult design for
the costume, so I decided making a Jungle Pirate because I like his mask and
his chain vest.
Nebulaluben: Erikku-kun told me I
could make a Carpetbagger and he told me to customize a character as I like. I
absolutely fell in love with the buns and the blue and white-stripped
stockings! I also like her look because it reminds me of Chun-li, and I thought
it was a beautiful mixture, something like a gunslinger Chun-li... cool!
took us about 4 months to complete, but it was a cosplay we made very calmly,
we weren't in a rush to make them.
Nebulaluben: I was lucky to find
a cloth that looks just like her jacket's fabric. The dress and the jacket
weren't difficult to make. For the waist and head ornaments, I used porexpan
hemispheres. I modified them to get their octagonal shapes on the edges and I
smoothed the texture using mastic. Then I painted, varnished and glued them to
their respective places.
helmet is made of plaster using a mannequin as a mold. Then I made the grooves
with relief painting and I painted it to make it look as a metallic piece. I
painted the PVC and silicon tubes on blue and black, then I decorated them with
foamy pieces and fitted them on the helmet.
was such a challenge to fit the hemispherical accessories and to connect the
tubes under the dress. I had to hook them to a rubber band thong I made (I had
to make it resistant). Yes, it's very funny, but it's a piece I'm very proud
of. I made it that way because it was the only way people weren't going to
notice a bulge under the dress. I actually don't know where they end and what
are they are for! I fitted the tubes on the belt by sewing them with nylon
thread. For the backpack structure I used cardboard and porexpan, then I used
foamy for the details. The padlock is made of XPS and foamy.
keys she wears hanging on her jacket are made of polyester resin. I bought one
to make a silicon cast, and I copied it. It was less expensive for me to copy
them than to buy eight of them. I bought the bullet belts and the stockings.
And the boots are ones I previously had at home. I made my machine gun with XPS
and foamy again.
Erikku-kun: I would like to
emphasize the work I made on my chain vest. It's made of real metal chains, it
weighs 3kg. And the mask is made of paper and covered with polyurethane resin
painted in a metallic way using the dry brushing technique. The head chains are
plastic ones (if not, they would be too heavy and they could damage the mask),
the balls on the end are made of modeling putty.
clothes weren't difficult to make, I bought the pants and the top and I only
had to modify them a little and add some details such as the bags on the sides
and the kneepad.
the backpack, I shaped two PVC tubes to make the frame and I added the painted
cardboard cylinders, the tube and some XPS, adhesive vinyl and foamy details.
Finally I added two stripes from other bags I had at home to make it look more
the star in this cosplay is, undoubtedly, the 15kg VS Gatling Gun I made from
scratch. Here you can watch a video about the process:
wanted it to work (the PVC barrels actually turn) so I had to make a wood
structure to hold the mechanism and I dismantled a drill to make use of its
engine, battery and switch. It took me a month to make and it was a lot
of hard work.
finish, we made the harmonizers.
Nebulaluben: Erikku-kun made the
led circuit to make them shine just like in the game and I made the body for
the two of them. My harmonizer is made of methacrylate. We assembled it under
the pocket on one of my sleeves. And the Jungle Pirate's harmonizer is made of
can't remember how much money we spent on this costumes, they're not
particularly expensive. I only know the Gatling gun cost 90€.
Where and When:
debuted at Expomanga 2011 (in May). The photoshoot was made in several
locations. We first took some photos on the con, and then we went to a place in
Madrid where there are two old trains that look just like the trains of a stage
in the game (a stage that took us hours to complete, it's a tribute for that
awesome and exhausting gaming time). We had the last photoshoot in a park on an
outlying district (called "Parque del Capricho") where there are
jungle-like places that fit perfectly the atmosphere of the game.
Cosplayer You can find us via the following links:
Nebulaluben DeviantArt: http://nebulaluben.deviantart.com
Nebulaluben Cosplay.com: http://www.cosplay.com/member/156901/
Erikku-Kun Cosplay.com: http://www.cosplay.com/member/187147/
Our Blog: http://prukoginojutsu.blogspot.com
by Jose Manchado: www.josemanchado.es
Jesús Clares: www.jesusclares.es
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