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.

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The event was even bigger than the last year. It spanned two large main convention halls and a dedicated conference room where all of the panels were held. In the first room you could find many different shops with memorabilia, weapons, comics and other sci-fi related items. There were also some celebrities that did the signing and photo sessions with their fans, but that is usually way to expensive unless you are huge fan of theirs. The second room featured artist alley where you could meet your favorite artist and buy cheap prints of high quality and awesome art.

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Austrian LEGO society also presented their creations made purely out of LEGO blocks.

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501st Legion Austrian Garrison also had their own stand where they showed their creations in connection with Star Wars franchise and did some performances like light saber fights, belly dancers etc.

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Some of the cosplays seen at the event:

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In parallel to this event, the next hall featured an event called SpieleSpass. The idea of this event was for the people to come there and try as many different board games as they liked. The hall was packed with tables were people, mostly families with kids, played all sorts of board games.

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Image gallery:

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.

Na meji nevidnega 2016

The forth (third last year) edition of the largest fantasy and sci-fi event in the Slovenija was held last week in the place called Poligon. It was even bigger than last year, with about 1300+ visitors throughout the day.

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The place consisted of three separate rooms. One for the main event, and two for the lectures and board games.

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Our LARP group even had it own stall where we promoted our activities and tried to get get some new members for the game.

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This years’ cosplays were much better and had more details than in previous years. To bring the event on even higher level, a foreign cosplayer was part of the jury for the copslay panel and gave us many valuable tips on how to prepare costumes as cheaply as possible and which materials to use.

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VIECC 2015

On the 21st and 22nd of November 2015 the first edition of Vienna Comic Con premiered at the Messe Wien exhibit hall in Vienna, Austria. The event aims to be the leading pop culture event in Central Europe, so be prepared for larger hall and more people next year. For this year they already managed to bring a handful of moderately famous people from film and TV industry to do the signing, photos sessions and panels. As the main hall was quite smaller than I expected (from my previous trips to other Cons) it was still packed with action and cosplayers.
Main event hall in Messe Wien exhibit hall D.

A great portion of the event hall was dedicated to gaming, especially to the newest Assassin’s creed game.
Assassin’s creed cosplay.

Gaming area

A large area was also dedicated to Star Wars saga and promotion of the exhibition Star Wars Identities that will be held in Vienna in the next few months.
Tie fighter

Can you shoot the Stormtrooper before he misses you.

And some pictures with various content.
T-shirts everywhere.

Marvel heroes cosplay.

Bat family (almost) cosplay.

More pictures can be seen in gallery.

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So far the largest fantasy/sci-fi event of this kind in Slovenia, with 1000+ visitors (more than twice as much as last year), was this year held in a much larger sports hall with side rooms where all lectures and open discussions took place.

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Event hall from above.

There was also a lot of interesting thing going on at the stalls. Many different memorabilia to spend your money on, talking to a local fantasy and sci-fi clubs and societies, seeing new or ongoing projects related to the topics of an event.

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Animé themed shop.
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Comics and posters shop.
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Promoting local LARP activities.

For the first time there were also Magic: the Gathering competition and a Hearthstone competition.

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Hearthstone players.

And for the end, the best part of events like this – Cosplay. Quality and quantity of the people cosplaying is steadily rising with each passing year. There was a large variety of characters taken from comics, mangas, films, TV shows and even from the latest pc games.

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Thor, the goddess of thunder + two unknown characters.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
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Deadpool
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Competiton for the best cosplay in various categories.

Many more pictures can be seen in gallery.