Makkon 2016

Makkon is an annual event (5th this year) that is organised by a society that works in the field of Japanese pop culture. As it is customary on such events we saw a lot of different cosplays from anime and manga, shops that sell various memorabilia, board games, toys, Japanese sweets, tea, etc. There were also multiple side activities such as lectures, origami and leather-work workshop, cosplay contests and Maide cafe.

Few images from the event:

Scarecrow Arkham Asylum cosplay

For this year’s edition of our Slovenian sci-fi and fantasy convention Na meji nevidnega I prepared a Scarecrow cosplay that is based on the costume design from Batman Arkham Asylum computer game.

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Gauntlet

All the parts of cosplay, from gauntlet to the mask, were designed and hand made by me. The first thigh that I made was the mask. Its base is made in paper mache technique and covered with old fabric that was used as potato bags. The filters for the mask were taken from a spray paint mask and glued to my mask using got glue.

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Scarecrow from Arkham Asylum cosplay.

The same fabric was also used to create a hood and skirt. It was torn apart at first and then sew back to get nicer ripped look. Everything else is sewn from a brown cotton fabric. To highlight some feature I added quite large white stitches were two parts of fabric met. There are also some leather straps and hangman’s noose that add to the credibility of the costume.

Marshall Lee Bass-Axe

For my first cosplay I selected something that is easy and fast to make. All the pieces were first carved out of thicker (8 cm) insulation foam, thereafter sanded with sandpaper and colored at the end.

Rough shape of the Axe head.
Axe head and handle in final shape and sanded, ready to be glued together. Short plastic rod was used to better link both parts together.

Before painting, the foam has to be coated with protective coating to eliminate damage to the foam done by used paint. I did this using two layers of the wood glue. Other thing can be used as well.

Guitar headstock in the shape of the skull.

For the skull that represents guitar’s headstock I used ball made ​​of Styrofoam. First it was carved out to fit the guitar handle and then painted it with white color. Details are painted in black.

Final product. All the pieces put together and painted.

Guitar strings are made of the rope painted in black.