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SUMMERY OF MY CECIL COSTUME :D

I first began with a human form that closely resembled me from a free software program called MakeHumman.

Using the best reference images I could find I modeled each piece of armor in 3DS Max starting with low poly proxies and adding more level of details. I did NOT download files from a shareware site or any other source.

Next I printed the armor with my 3D printer. The material is ABS plastic. The software divides the imported model into layers .007 if an inch thick and prints the part one layer at a time. This costume was 64 prints and about 500 hours in print time.

The raw prints are somewhat rough and you can see the layers of plastic. I coated the parts with black abs glue found at any hardware store. This filled the gaps and made the parts stronger. The glue was sanded down to give each part a smooth finish. Then I primed, fixed spots, primed, sanded, painted and then finally clear coat.

The Eye on the sword, detailed accents and stripes were created in Photoshop and printed out on water decal paper and then applied.

The outer tan strapping was two pieces of ultrasuede fused together (to add thickness and get the nap even on both sides), cut into strips and the braided together. The buckles they are attached to were also modeled and printed.

The eyes were silver sun glass lenses with white see-through fabric over them.

The body suit was crafted by my mother and she also helped me with the interior strapping that holds the armor together
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Wolfie-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have to ask, was it fun wearing that armour? For a cosplay it looks quite comfortable.
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
It was fun! It started to get uncomfortable around the 4 hour mark, and then I thought I was going to die at the 7.
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Wolfie-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You have done such a great job though!
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Zaxmon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How is the movement in costume? Do you have any links to videos?

Very awesome work.
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thanks!

Walking around is easy and movement isn't too bad. Stairs are a real challenge though.

I'm at the end of this video [link]
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xXCaesarXx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Impressive work, there. I was atonished when I found this on Google (While looking for Cecil Sprites for a game I'm making) ... The unrelated things google gives us on our searchs there, this one was most splendid.
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Brave-Knight Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Here I am trying to figure out how to make my Pauldron for FFVII AC Cloud better and you like... Woah... I mean seriously just wow ><
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
My very first 3D printed piece years back was Cloud's pauldron from AC! XD
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Brave-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I just don't understand this 3D printing thing ><
Is it a program and special printer? Or just a program that diagrams on printed paper where to cut and fold. All I know is that your armor is amazing and would be well worth the time learning how to create rofl
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
You can model the objects in any cad or 3D software such as 3dsmax or Maya. And then yeah the objects are printed with a special 3D printer. Different printers use different materials.
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