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Michael
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I am a crazy, pansexual, cosplay-making and loving artist! Creating custom costumes for myself, and others, is a true passion of mine. Whether it is for a convention, Halloween, or other activities, I always enjoy working on things for others.

When I am not busy with work and other things, I do enjoy crafting commissions for costumes, plushies and other items. I have also tried my hand at a few different writing styles, with always the intention on creating a full-length novel one of these days.

Feel free to send a Note my way anytime! =^.^= Or you can add me on Skype: nekofallenone

Current Residence: Ottawa, On
Favourite cartoon character: Derpy Hooves or Princess Luna!
Personal Quote: Will there ever be rest for one such as I?
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Shadow of the Colossus Valus Progress 2 by NekoFallenOne
Shadow of the Colossus Valus Progress 2
So, for the upcoming Ottawa ComicCon in May, I have decided to push myself to create a more complex, and different costume than what I am used to making. I chose to create Valus, the First Colossus from the game Shadow of the Colossus. This build is going to really push my skills and craftsmanship, as I will be entering into the Masquerade.

I have already posted images of the Digitigrade stilts I have created for this costume (I had made a separate image like my usual progress shots for it, but decided not to post it). Here you can see that I covered the majority of the stilts with some upholstery foam to help bulk out the lower section of the leg. I then created a craft foam template for the hooves, adding a second layer to it to help make the detail work easier. I then covered the template with worbla, heating the piece and molding it around the base of the stilts. Adding on some more detail work, including some dollar-store gems as 'rivets' to the hoof, I then coated the pieces in Gesso primer, before adding a base coat of flat black. As with my face piece, the black is to help cause a relief of the grooves and detail work when painting.
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Shadow of the Colossus Valus Progress 1 by NekoFallenOne
Shadow of the Colossus Valus Progress 1
So, for the upcoming Ottawa ComicCon in May, I have decided to push myself to create a more complex, and different costume than what I am used to making. I chose to create Valus, the First Colossus from the game Shadow of the Colossus. This build is going to really push my skills and craftsmanship, as I will be entering into the Masquerade.

Here is a start to the costume, working on the head and face. I used upholstery foam to create a 'skull' for the head, to bulk out my own head into a more bull-like form. I will be adding in fans to keep my head cool, and some electronics to make the eyes, and a patch on the top of the head, glow, before attaching the face and fur.

I then used craft foam to make a template for the actual face portion, then covered this with Worbla to give it a nice hard feel and structure. It did take me a bit to get the shape and features to the face, using pixelated screen shots from the game, as well as a nice 3D render of a version of the monster. After getting the look right (those horns were a bit tough to create), I covered it in Gesso primer, then added a coat of flat black to aid in keeping the relief of the grooves when I top coat the piece.
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Digitigrade Stilts Back View by NekoFallenOne
Digitigrade Stilts Back View
Here is a back view of my Digitigrade Stilts for my Shadow of the Colossus costume
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Digitigrade Stilts by NekoFallenOne
Digitigrade Stilts
Been working on a new costume for Ottawa ComicCon. Going to go as Valus from Shadow of the Colossus. Fist step was to create Digitigrade Stilts to increase my height, and to give me the proper look to my legs. Took a while to figure out the mechanics of the build, but I finally managed to build a working set!
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Hello all!

So, two weeks ago there was Ottawa Pop Expo, and of course I went there, in full costume, to enjoy the event. I was first surprised at how little attendees there were. Normally it is difficult to find a good parking spot for cons, but this time there was tons of choices, so that was a plus. Got there at a decent time, and started to get into my Silencer costume, as my friends and I were going to enter the Masquerade on the Saturday, when I realized something. I had left my Helmet and Shield back at home. Man was I pissed. Luckily my house was only a 30 min drive away, so it was easy enough for me to nip back home, grab the two pieces, check to see if I had missed anything else (fortunately not), and get back to the con. Had a great time browsing the stalls and seeing a good deal of great costumes before it was time to head to the Green Room for the Masq. We were down a member due to an illness, so it was just myself (Silencer), Logan (Brewmaster), Matt (Sven) and Angele (Wind Ranger). Though we did have a fifth member of our team, the Donkey! People were surprised, and happy, to see it completed, and were shocked to find out that it was not just a prop, but we could use it to store our supplies and other things (like a proper carrier from the game). We did our walk-on performance, not expecting much due to missing member and a few minor costume issues, but had fun.

The next day, I attended the Masquerade awards ceremony, dressed in a Steampunk Heavy Gunner outfit, and congratulated those who were winning awards. Surprising, our group got two Honorable Mentions. One for Best Props and Accessories, and another for Best Walk-On in our Division. Got some fun masquerade ribbon-masks as awards. I was a bit worried when receiving the awards, as our group had to compete at Artisan level, since one of our members went up a rank at Dragon Con, thinking that we all were boosted to that level from winning an award. Luckily they did say that the Honorable Mentions did not go towards rankings, so I am still at Journeyman level with a single win. Other than that, the rest of the con went by well, did some purchasing and had fun.

Now I am thinking of what lies next. The costumes and conventions I want to attend to next year. I know that I will be attending G-Anime and Ottawa ComicCon, and thinking of perhaps hitting up Otakuthon out in Montreal once more, as it has been a number of years since I last went. As for costumes, there are a number that I have been wanting to make, and have to figure out what I have time/energy to create. But I have already begun on my next major costume, one that will push my limits, creativity and talents to a whole new level. With this one, I shall be learning a number of new skills in order to pull it off.

Though I was thinking of keeping it as a surprise, but thought that I would let my Watchers know just what I am getting myself into (literally), and perhaps get some tips on aspects of the costume. I will be cosplaying as Valus from Shadow of the Colossus! Planning to debut it at Ottawa ComicCon in the Masquerade. Currently I am working on making some Digitigrade Stilts to achieve some more height, as well as to get the proper look for his hooved feet. Will also have to make a partial fursuit (with the other half being made of pleather), lots of Worbla, and even going to incorporate some lighting into the head. So, what do you all think?
  • Mood: Lonely
  • Listening to: The wind outside my window
  • Reading: The internets!
  • Watching: Bleach, random movies
  • Playing: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  • Eating: Foods...
  • Drinking: water

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fullmetaladdict1101 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HI!
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NekoFallenOne Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hiya!
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fullmetaladdict1101 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How are you?
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NekoFallenOne Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am doing alright, and you?
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SHINEstarss Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
heyyyyyy remember me?
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NekoFallenOne Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heya! I remember you!
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quietandshyfornow Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Thank you for watching luv and all your beautiful comments :)
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NekoFallenOne Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome, love!
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unhappy-selena Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool gallery you got here, your very talented at what you do though i cant write alot i am pretty impressed by your crafting and making skills its very neat. also you like mlp hehe. buuuut ill give you a watch you seem very cool and i love your lil costumes cx
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NekoFallenOne Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you, love! I am glad that you like the bits and pieces in my Gallery here. I try to work on my writing whenever the muse comes to me, still have a number of fics to continue, and many more wanting out of my head. MLP is wonderful, and love that universe. My crafting skills are always available, if requested. =^.^=
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