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.

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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Na meji nevidnega 2015

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.