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Garrus- Stand Tall by HoiHoiSan Garrus- Stand Tall by HoiHoiSan
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Another shot of my Garrus costume, with better lighting.
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:iconwolvel:
Wolvel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
thats saf, thats one of the few Cosplay Garrus ive seen that looks good, srry i brought this pic out of the dust i just got into ME
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:iconbilbooblib:
BilboobliB Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great armor      ")
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconthisisjensworld:
ThisIsJensWorld Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
The detail is insane! Excellent Garrus!!
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thanks!  It was a bitch to make and wear, but well worth the effort :)
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:icongeorgeapmonis:
GeorgeApmonis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
AMAZING COSTUME!!!!
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:iconmereel2719:
Mereel2719 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
1.) That looks awsome
2.) whats for a materials did you use ? Foam and Plastic ? because i am working on a garrus cosplay with 26.armiger legion armor and builded a prototype with paper and carton to see how big i have to build it
3.) what kind of color do you used ? spray paint or acryl color and glaze it later ?
4.) if you are used foam how did you bend it with cutting and heat it or cut it and glued it or both ?
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
1) Thanks!
2) It's a secret. I can't tell you.
I'm kidding. :)
I used eva foam, those large foam mats you can get at like home depot or lowes. I got mine in bulk online at foamtiles.com I used the 1/2 tile. I also used thick fun foam sheets from Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
3) I coated the foam before painting it, otherwise the paint doesn't go on shiny. I used a mix of automotive spray paint (hammered metal) and airbrush acrylics to tint parts of it blue.
4) I actually have a foam bending tutorial in my gallery. I also have it online here: [link]
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:iconmereel2719:
Mereel2719 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Wow a complete tutorial thanks for that link
the head is too made with foam ? right ? it is painted with the same technic or some special way of painting
the details like little holes,scratches and the scars are made with the wood ironing tool or how does that work ?

(i know i ask much but it is because i want to learn from the experience and mistakes of other people so i don't do them again and waste materials)
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
No worries about the questions. I answer because I'm getting too old to do it all myself so I have to teach a new generation to do it all :)

The head is made of the same foam, only thinner... it's not painted the same though. I sprayed it with a sealing coat of Plasti-Dip spray (think liquid rubber) since his "skin" should be bumpy and rough, not shiny and smooth :) The scars and holes were indeed made with the wood burning tool. Just careful practice with it. :)
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:iconmereel2719:
Mereel2719 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
oh thats nice that you help the new generation
i still have two question
how thick is the foam 3 or 6 mm ?
and is the foam builded in 2-3 sheets to make it or is the foam after you bend it so strong that you need only one ?
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Oh, I get thick tiles from foamtiles.com, they're like... I guess in metric 12mm or so. They're strong enough you only need one. 5mm is what I use for the "thin" stuff, 3mm would be for places on his face.
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:iconmereel2719:
Mereel2719 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Ah ok thanks i actually get my foam delivered its are only 6mm and 3mm tiles because it is impossible to get 12mm tiles in germany(no joke i don't found something that i could use or i am only to stupid to use google right ?) but i can work with them if i glue them together with hotglue and velcro tape so i thank you for the help.If i have more questions i ask you again ok ?
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Sure, good luck. I didn't realize you weren't in America. :)

If you have hardware stores, you can get those foam mats I think... they're foam floor tiles that you put in to pad your feet and they lock together like a puzzle. I think you should be able to get them overseas.
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:iconchunkymonkey75:
chunkymonkey75 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
this looks SO COOL!
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:iconabsoluteapril:
AbsoluteApril Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
totally amazing! you did a great job! must have been all those calibrations
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks! Years of practice and a lot of crazy :)
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:iconfaustus70:
faustus70 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Artist
bloody hell thats good :-)
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:iconfluidfyre:
Fluidfyre Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing, love the armour kit and you did it flawlessly! I could stare at it all day, great technique, weathering. Agh! I love it so much!
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thanks! I'll wear him again for another few cons, then retire him. I can't wear it very long, it's very hot to wear :)
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:iconfluidfyre:
Fluidfyre Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can only imagine how hot it must be to wear. I bet people love it! It must be something else in person :) Great job on it!!
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kesselruns Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
OMG! Wonderful!

As a fellow CPer, what did you use to paint it? My fem shep armour starting chipping almost immediately, and this looks flawless! I'm trying not to make the same mistake with Liara!
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
The foam needs to be coated before it's painted to prevent it from chipping. I use triple thick glaze [link] to coat foam before painting it. It's not perfect, but it helps a lot :)
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:iconhearts-are-cold:
Hearts-Are-Cold Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
...Hnnnng
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:iconanimangagurl:
Animangagurl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is a brilliant costume I love Garrus I wish people could do try this challenge I did Tali and I know this took a lot of hard work very awesome job wish I could photoshoot with cosplayers with such initiative!
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:iconaceinthewhole:
AceintheWhole Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh, somehow I didn't see you at con! I would have freaked out and my year would have been made... next year's then!
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I was only in it for about 4 hours on Friday and 2 on Saturday... I can't really wear it for very long without almost dying in it XD
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:iconaceinthewhole:
AceintheWhole Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Figures - looks like you'd be burning up in that get up! It was warm no matter what one would be wearing. @_@ I hope to see you next year~
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:iconkamenkewl:
kamenkewl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
so full of win i think my head just exploded!
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:icontirwaen:
Tirwaen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
this-is-pure-awesomeness! great job, sir:)
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:iconnebulaluben:
Nebulaluben Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congratulations for this impresive work!
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thanks!
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:icon09yekcoj:
09yekcoj Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
very impressive custume :thumbs up:

Is there one of Tali?
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Not yet... only had time to make the costume for me :)
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:icon09yekcoj:
09yekcoj Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Ok, but still; You did a great job and should be proud.
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:iconladytezra:
LadyTezra Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
That is simply amazing, man!
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:iconbunny-san:
bunny-san Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY mac. What. That's amazing. What is...EVERYTHING made of? Fiberglass? I mean, DAT FACE! It's awesome. I'd love closeups of it! Great work. I'd love to see it up close!
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
It's actually mostly EVA foam... foam sheets from foamtiles.com and funfoam from Michaels. I warped it with soldering iron and heat gun, etched parts with the soldering iron. I coated it with triple thick glaze and then spray painted it, so it's squishy and soft but looks rigid. :)
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:iconarctic-sekai:
Arctic-Sekai Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Well done cosplay! I'd love to see more shots! I'm working on some N7 for next year
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I have more shots of it here :)
[link]

I also built an N7 armor, but I haven't gotten good photos of it yet.
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:iconalphmega:
Alphmega Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Wow, just wow.
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:iconmetalspiral:
MetalSpiral Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Very well calibrated.
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:iconhergman:
Hergman Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
cool armor

i love the metallic look
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:iconjwbeyond:
JWBeyond Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks stunning! Been waiting to see it completed and its totally blown me away! Amazing work!
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:iconpulaboipulacavalo:
PulaBoiPulaCavalo Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
F*cking awesome!
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That is impressive! :D

You have more scales than I remember....
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