CosBlog # 83: Issac Clarke by Kevin Leab Thong
I’m a big fan of intricate armor builds, and Kevin’s costume blew me away when I spotted it at GamesCom this past year. Even more impressive is that it marked his very first time cosplaying. I’d say you’re off to a great start, Kevin.
Blood, battle damage, and probably a bit of brain material splattered across this Dead Space tribute makes it that much more authentic. Make sure to check out Kevin’s DeviantArt portfolio below for some fantastic WIP shots that give a play-by-play of construction!
Who: The Character
The character is the engineer Isaac Clarke from the Dead Space series.
My father and I really enjoyed the design of the suit, and he was actually the one who asked me if I wanted to make it. I agreed and was really excited about the idea, so we started working on it together.
We worked on the suit on weekends over the course of about six months. We worked very calmly. It cost 250 euro to finish. Our main tool was a box cutter, and the material we used ranged from heated PVC, foam, tissue, glue, and even garden tools. Anything we felt would fit the suit was used. The most difficult task was the helmet because we started with it and at the same time we tested materials. It was my first cosplay. We hadn't made a suit before this one.
Where and When:
I debuted at Japan Expo 2011 in France. The photoshoot was made one year later in May. The photos were taken at "La Defense" near Paris by Marc Innavong, a friend.
Photography by Darkain Multimedia with CosplayPhotographers.com
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