Talon cosplay – Court of Owls, Batman

For this year’s convention I created another villain from the DC Universe – Talon from the Batman franchise. The character itself is a deadly assassin controlled by the secret organization Court of Owls that is embedded in the most hidden corners of the Gotham City.

Below you can see a gallery with few pictures taken during the costume creation process and final product during the cosplay contest. Costume itself is created from different materials. Natural cotton fabric and leather were used to create the dress, cowl and belt.

Artificial materials (fitness mat, moosgumi, worbla) were used to create armor pieces – body armor, arm and leg bracers. Weapons were carved out from the dense Styrofoam like material and painted with few layers of wood glue (to harden and protect the material) before applying the final color to the weapon.

Sky this month – October 2017

List of events in sky this month – Ocotber 2017:

5 – Full Moon.

16 – Comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN) at its brightest.

16 – Dwarf planet Eris at opposition.

16 – Planet Uranus at opposition.

19 – New Moon.

21 – Peak of the Orionids meteor shower.

24 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Saturn, they are separated about 3 degrees.

30 – Asteroid Iris (7) at opposition.

Sky this month – August 2017

List of events in sky this month – August 2017:

3 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Saturn, they are separated about 3 degrees.

7 – Full Moon.

7 – Partial lunar eclipse.

10 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Neptunr, they are separated less than half a degree.

12 – Peak of the Perseids meteor shower, with ZHR of about 100.

16 – Lunar occultation of bright star γ Tau. More info

16 – Lunar occultation of bright θ1 Tau. More info

16 – Lunar occultation of bright θ2 Tau. More info

19 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Venus, they are separated about 3 degrees.

21 – New Moon.

21 – Total Solar eclipse, not visible in Europe.

25 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Jupiter, they are separated about 3 degrees.

30 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Saturn, they are separated about 3 degrees.