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pnkfld7892
02-11-2013, 10:44 PM
Have any of you done any cosplaying as 40k characters? Last year at Youmacon(Detroit's big anime and general geekdom con) I saw a pretty cool tech-priest, and this year I'm gonna do my own tech-priest costume and maybe something else simple like an Inquisitor or something from IG.

Psychosplodge
02-12-2013, 02:53 AM
No but I did see a pratorian at Kitacon. And I missed the farseer at gamesday.

DrLove42
02-12-2013, 03:03 AM
I've seen a few. I even know a few who have done it.

Anggul
02-12-2013, 03:22 AM
Eldar Warlock, Dark Eldar Archon, and I started on a Dire Avenger a couple of years ago but never really finished it, and I'm planning on taking what I've done so far and making it into either an Autarch or Prince Yriel depending on how much I can get done between now and the end of May (London MCM Expo). Basically I'll make everything but not paint the armour until I know which I'll have time to finish, then paint it either white for the Autarch or Black for Yriel. I could just paint it black and be an Ulthwe Autarch if Yriel isn't finished, but my main craftworld is Biel-Tan, so I'd like to do that, especially considering their obsession with warfare, a Biel-Tan Autarch is probably the pinnacle. :P

SotonShades
02-12-2013, 05:11 AM
I've seen a few. I even know a few who have done it.

Me for a start. My avatar is actually a photo of me at Games Day UK a few years ago that made it on to GW's website.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa258/BR_Calix/Inquisitor/gamesdayuk2.jpg

I also dressed up as a Commissar for the 40k 6th Ed release. That did nearly get me arrested (the story of which can be found elsewhere on this forum) but other than that it made for a fantastic day, especially as the GW staff left me in charge of running various mini-games, giving me a great excuse to shout at the annoying little kids who were there :P

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197651_927559394242_1853193263_n.jpg

eldargal
02-12-2013, 05:16 AM
I have some costumes but no pictures of them.

I have lots of pictures of other peoples costumes, though.

http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3651&d=1360667770
http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3650&d=1360667770
http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3649&d=1360667768

DrLove42
02-12-2013, 05:24 AM
Not so much number 3, but Cosplay does make people look damn sexy :P

Psychosplodge
02-12-2013, 05:38 AM
I don't think it did much for me as Vincent Valantyne...:D

Oh you mean it emphasises how sexy women look...I get you;)

Anggul
02-12-2013, 06:01 AM
I don't think it did much for me as Vincent Valantyne...:D

Oh you mean it emphasises how sexy women look...I get you;)

I dunno, kabalite armour really does hide my current lack of torso toning pretty well. :P

SotonShades
02-12-2013, 08:16 AM
Not so much number 3, but Cosplay does make people look damn sexy :P

Oh, so it was you, not Cow, who commented on my rear at GD?

DrLove42
02-12-2013, 08:31 AM
NO, that was Cow

StraightSilver
02-14-2013, 10:37 AM
There's a pretty good forum here for 40K cos players:

http://z6.invisionfree.com/Obscurus_Crusade/index.php?act=idx

Necron2.0
02-16-2013, 06:31 PM
I've been curious to do some cosplay, but several things get in the way. First, I'm an old(ish) fart, and damn if people don't get all up in my face when I publicly act my maturity and not my age (they say I'm pretending to be young again, not realizing I never actually grew up).

The second slightly more important reason is, when doing the things I do now, my five year old daughter slaps her forehead and asks, "Daddy, why are you so weird?" In general I could care less what anyone thinks of me and what I do, but when my five year old wonders about my strangeness, it gives me a slightly longer moment of pause.

Lastly, and actually the most important reason is I'm a bit overweight, and there's not that many action/adventure characters with a beer gut. Somehow the Princess saying, "Aren't you a little too blubbery to be a Storm Trooper?" just doesn't come off as epic. And no, I'm not going as Porkins ... thankfully I'm not big enough for that ... yet.

BatMarine
02-16-2013, 07:35 PM
So go as an ork, ogre, dwarf, or even some high ranking imperial official, Commisar, whatever you want. If your size if holding you back, you can find plenty of slightly larger characters in 40k/fantasy. But honestly I say go for it anyways, cosplay is about showing that you love something, who cares about the rest ;)

Kawauso
02-16-2013, 07:41 PM
But honestly I say go for it anyways, cosplay is about showing that you love something, who cares about the rest ;)

I dunno...I think body type matters quite a bit for cosplay. It's the difference between being awesome or sad/creepy/gross. For it to work I think your body type has to be at least similar to whomever you're trying to emulate.

Charistoph
02-16-2013, 07:54 PM
Case in point, Google "Bubba Moon".

I would love to cosplay as some things, myself, but my spare tire would fit a lifted off-road truck as well. Fortunately, there are other routes to do so, such as executive staff, etc, and not always being a specific person.

eldargal
02-19-2013, 07:14 AM
Technically this is Raging Heroes cosplay, but I'm posting it 'cos it's nifty:
http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/734983_168119543335908_909675479_n.jpg

imperialpower
02-19-2013, 08:10 AM
A nice grizzly commissar to uphold the imperiums political ideolgy through fear........ or maybe just flutter her eye lashes for the same result.

StraightSilver
02-19-2013, 09:49 AM
"Morale Restored" :)

Psychosplodge
02-25-2013, 07:10 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/1e33dccd5d26ba538c367c69a95bddcf/tumblr_miqugdCoJH1s690tzo1_500.jpg

DrLove42
02-25-2013, 07:19 AM
Cardboard for the cardboard god!

Psychosplodge
02-25-2013, 07:31 AM
Cardboard for the cardboard god!

Boxes for the box throne!

Wolfshade
02-25-2013, 05:35 PM
Technically this is Raging Heroes cosplay, but I'm posting it 'cos it's nifty:
I love the boots

White Tiger88
02-25-2013, 05:50 PM
Why does the UK get the hot gamer girls?

Psychosplodge
02-26-2013, 03:07 AM
Because we deserve them most :p

Wolfshade
02-26-2013, 03:07 AM
Because we are the beautiful people..

White Tiger88
02-26-2013, 03:16 AM
Because we deserve them most :p

Now thats just a fat lie.

Psychosplodge
02-26-2013, 03:45 AM
Now thats just a fat lie.

you wish :rolleyes:

SotonShades
02-26-2013, 06:19 AM
Why does the UK get the hot gamer girls?

Oh we have our less attractive gamer girls, trust me *shudders at some of the memories*

We just have the good sense not to photograph them less our cameras break.

White Tiger88
02-26-2013, 06:21 AM
Oh we have our less attractive gamer girls, trust me *shudders at some of the memories*

We just have the good sense not to photograph them less our cameras break.

Prove it, i kinda want to break your camera :D

Anggul
02-26-2013, 06:49 AM
Let's not be judgemental, we have our fair share of not-so-attractive blokes here too. I, for example, am not nearly good-looking enough to pull off an Eldar, but I cosplay them anyway. :P

Joanna Lye
02-26-2013, 09:36 AM
nothing biggy, just a cosplay I did two years ago.
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295278_354094158005178_2023836851_n.jpg


http://youtu.be/eGPTRAy3tTk

Had others like Battler Sister which i did before Saint Celestine, and after this was Sister Repentia.

My w40k and other cosplay costumes at www.mestijna.com or http://www.facebook.com/jnalye86

DrLove42
02-26-2013, 09:41 AM
Jaw meet floor.

Floor...this is my jaw.

Incredible

Wolfshade
02-26-2013, 10:03 AM
Do we want to know how many feathers?

Oh and welcome aboard.

Psychosplodge
02-26-2013, 10:11 AM
I can't imagine the hassle transporting and wearing those.
They look amazing, but doorways? Now go make an introduction thread so we can spam you with irrelevant things :D

Dlatrex
02-26-2013, 12:18 PM
Wow. I've had the pleasure (misfortune?) of being in costumes based on stilts and with gigantic armatures/prosthetic. Those wings are beautiful, and compliment a great kit altogether. If I was wearing it I would probably want to have 2 spotters to manage all my walkways and doors =) Epic job!

imperialpower
02-26-2013, 01:47 PM
What a great looking costume to say what he made it out of and what a nice change to hear someone on the internet been posotive about life instead of whining like a child.

MrAwesome
02-26-2013, 02:27 PM
Here is my Tech Priest cosplay at a Con in the Netherlands.

http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/334819_112052178905104_1044857210_o.jpg

Deadlift
02-26-2013, 02:51 PM
Let's not be judgemental, we have our fair share of not-so-attractive blokes here too. I, for example, am not nearly good-looking enough to pull off an Eldar, but I cosplay them anyway. :P

Yep, I think I could pull off an Ogryn or an Ork quite well, but I can't be arsed and find the whole cosplay thing a bit confusing :)

Saying that some of the efforts I am seeing here are rather good.

eldargal
02-26-2013, 03:18 PM
nothing biggy, just a cosplay I did two years ago.
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295278_354094158005178_2023836851_n.jpg
Had others like Battler Sister which i did before Saint Celestine, and after this was Sister Repentia.

My w40k and other cosplay costumes at www.mestijna.com or http://www.facebook.com/jnalye86
Nice, I've seen your costumes before, unusually and consistently high quality.:)

Sure
02-26-2013, 03:24 PM
Hmmm...knowing the gaming community I'd call this Raging Hormones.

eldargal
02-26-2013, 03:47 PM
Sigh.

Deadlift
02-26-2013, 04:00 PM
Hmmm...knowing the gaming community I'd call this Raging Hormones.

Not always, the gaming community also appreciates effort and art I suspect too. Personally never got cosplay but can't deny the supreme effort over the posts in this thread.

Mr Mystery
02-27-2013, 01:56 AM
Never got why people can't just call it Dressing Up.

I kid you not, I have a Dressing Up box at home (Ottoman, foot of my bed) which contains my LARP kit, Pinhead costume and Pirate stuff. And if I manage to save up 2,000 and lose my remaining money sense (always possible) a full on Judge Dredd costume (comics, not movies). Why?

Because I like to play Dress Up, and I don't need some anglicised Japanese wordy thing to try and make it cool. I'm a nerd. I embrace my inner nerd, and accept that I will never be 'cool'.

Wolfshade
02-27-2013, 02:45 AM
Hehe Mystery plays dress up in his bedroom...

Mr Mystery
02-27-2013, 02:49 AM
To tell the truth, I play dress up wherever I think I can get away with it!

Psychosplodge
02-27-2013, 02:56 AM
The bedrooms the best place for dress-up,

cosplay on the otherhand is srsbizness...

Deadlift
02-27-2013, 03:09 AM
Never got why people can't just call it Dressing Up.

I kid you not, I have a Dressing Up box at home (Ottoman, foot of my bed) which contains my LARP kit, Pinhead costume and Pirate stuff. And if I manage to save up 2,000 and lose my remaining money sense (always possible) a full on Judge Dredd costume (comics, not movies). Why?

Because I like to play Dress Up, and I don't need some anglicised Japanese wordy thing to try and make it cool. I'm a nerd. I embrace my inner nerd, and accept that I will never be 'cool'.

Whilst I am a nerd at heart, I still have a streak of sport jock in me too, an uneasy hybrid that just can't do dress up except on holloween.

But Mr Mystery, you not "cool" I beg to differ. "Nerd" is the new cool. Your a trend setter my friend :)

Mr Mystery
02-27-2013, 03:19 AM
The bedrooms the best place for dress-up,

cosplay on the otherhand is srsbizness...

LARP kit cost thick end of 800. Srsenuff4u? :p

Wolfshade
02-27-2013, 03:22 AM
Expensive =! Serious

Wolfshade
02-27-2013, 03:49 AM
Hmmm...knowing the gaming community I'd call this Raging Hormones.

Isn't that the new kickstarter project ;)

Psychosplodge
02-27-2013, 03:51 AM
LARP kit cost thick end of 800. Srsenuff4u? :p

Yes but that's LARP.

Wolfshade
02-27-2013, 04:05 AM
Yes but that's LARP.

LARP is just inferiour to CERN

Psychosplodge
02-27-2013, 04:08 AM
LARP is just inferiour to CERN

Which has nothing on LHC

Wolfshade
02-27-2013, 04:12 AM
Where do you think the lhc is?!

Psychosplodge
02-27-2013, 04:17 AM
Swiss borde (http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/)r? :p

Wolfshade
02-27-2013, 04:38 AM
lol part of cern. I was tyhinking specifically the us research group vs the international cern group.

alsol I lol at that

Psychosplodge
02-27-2013, 04:49 AM
It is rather amusing... what I want to know is who updates it?

Wolfshade
02-27-2013, 05:00 AM
One of my proffesors worked at Cern and aquired the nick-name "the snake" we have no idea why, but speculation was rife that it was "shower" related

Psychosplodge
02-27-2013, 05:27 AM
Not cause he squeezes down the back to retrieve that dropped screw?

eldargal
04-21-2013, 01:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHPZwYEaLms&feature=youtu.be

Calaeth
04-21-2013, 04:16 AM
So apparently an Inquisitor has shielded his mind from perils of the warp, fights demons with ease .. but cannot protect himself from being disarmed by a hot commissar :)

eldargal
04-21-2013, 04:29 AM
That's what happens when you roll a 1 on your Deny the Witch rolls.;)

Calaeth
04-21-2013, 05:23 AM
Ah damn you all .. now I want to create my own costume, thank you very much! And knowing me, it's going to take forever .. hope I'm still in shape to portray an Eldar by then!

Ankhalagon
04-24-2013, 02:21 AM
Found this thing:http://geekologie.com/2013/04/ultra-impressive-warhammer-40k-imperial.php

Simply amazing!

Colbain40k
05-08-2013, 09:40 PM
Might I suggest an Inquisitor....I mean who wants to question an Inquisitor about anything lol, or a Lord Militant General I believe they earned a right to an adult beverage or 2. Warhammer + Warhammer40k have tons of possibilties so just do what you feel....don't let others keep you from doing you, who the hell said you had to grow up? I'm in my 40's and still I'm young @ heart...nuthin wrong with that.

White Tiger88
05-09-2013, 01:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHPZwYEaLms&feature=youtu.be

She can question me anytime ;)

I swear i will hold my slaanesh back ;)

Dlatrex
05-14-2013, 05:53 AM
.....and I think we have a winner everyone. I've seen some amazing fabrications, and some wonderful 40k cosplay; this takes it to the next level. It really puts my pet project to bed. :eek:

Via The Lord Inquisitor on Facebook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8qglSV74XY&feature=youtu.be

Psychosplodge
05-14-2013, 06:04 AM
This looks familiar...

Dlatrex
05-14-2013, 08:26 AM
This looks familiar...

Oops. Is this not as novel as methinks?
It was still startling seeing it for the first time!

Psychosplodge
05-14-2013, 08:27 AM
Yeah it is, but someone dedicated an entire thread to the level of awesome in the video :D

Wolfshade
05-14-2013, 08:36 AM
Yeah it is, but someone dedicated an entire thread to the level of awesome in the video :D



This one? http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?31531-Just-awesome!

Psychosplodge
06-03-2013, 04:03 AM
Was going to suggest it takes balls for this cosplay, but that might not be the right wording :D

http://i.imgur.com/470o2Z1.jpg

Minibem
06-03-2013, 04:06 AM
WOW!

That is impressive!

Psychosplodge
08-21-2013, 07:59 AM
Kreig Death trooper?

http://i40.tinypic.com/ogjomt.jpg

Wolf of Winter
01-03-2014, 10:48 AM
You all must have seen the simply insane Imperial Fists Terminator gear someone made right? blew my mind. My one and only gripe about it, is that I would have made the handle of the Thunderhammer a little thicker, but even that is a minor, teensy tiny thing.

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/04/now-this-is-some-serious-warhammer-40k-cosplay/