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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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Brave-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
<--- Is intrigued. I'mma have to google how expensive these things are... I feel pretty confidant learning a 3D program should by my chief concern. /sigh All for the sake of cosplay ><
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:iconnealbombad:
NealBomBad Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Haha that's the very first thing I made on a 3D printer! XD
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:iconbrave-knight:
Brave-Knight Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
I've shown like three of my friends your work and there was a unanimous "We Hate him" =P Seriously good job >< I need to see what all this 3D printer noise is about. It might save me some head aches in regards to future cosplay stuff.
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SirKirkules Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work and great use of technology.
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circleswontbreak Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
super great cosplay.. i cosplayed cecil too XD but yours is way more awesome..

btw if its okay with you, could you share your 3d design of your helm?
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IjiRyushippo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
omg that is amazying
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Its amazing what 3D printing can do. Are u interested in future projects?
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Damn you have some really nice work! Hmmm future project. Does sound tempting.
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I want to do Jin Roh style armor. 3D printing can get me a nice suit
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UnamedKing Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
DAYM a 3D printer!! My dad (a mad scientist) has been dreaming of getting one of those. Where did you get yours?
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
The company is Dimension and the model is the BST 768, which is discontinued now and replaced by a model with a larger print area.
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UnamedKing Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am guessing the price also changed O.O
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Yeah I got a really good deal since it was discontinued but it still uses the same print cartridges as their new model :D
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UnamedKing Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hope you don't mind my questions ^^'.. Just curious was wondering how much the cartridges cost? and how many you could make with one.
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Thornrose Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
That Cecil armor is just ridiculous! Are you coming to AX in less than 2 weeks? If so I'd love to see this in person x.x! Amazing job and definitely worth the investment!
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I am coming to AX! But I don't know if I will have the means to get it out there :(
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Thornrose Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Awh man! Well for sure i'll come say hi if i manage to spot you. Which outside of Cecil might be pretty unlikely XD
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I'm thinking of bringing the helmet and carrying it around with me XD. Just so people can put a face with the costume :)
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Vogelbeere Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Ahaha...and now I'm feeling demotivated because there are too many unpleassant things between me and the possibility to get my hands on a 3d-printer... not to speak of the costs for the materials or having enough motivation to learn the basics of 3d-modling.
So I guess it means I'll have to go back to good old analogue work with modling clay etc. Still thanks so much for giving out these informations :)
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Ah don't get demotivated! Sculpting is still a great way to make armor. I just use my strengths :D
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Vogelbeere Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
^^ Well I guess I have no other choice XD At least I'll learn it from scratch then ^^''''
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aefyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Incredible! Good work mate :D
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The-Z Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is just unbelievably awesome, reading the process. We're living in the future XD How incredible! I'm really blown away.
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
LOL yeah! The company that makes the printer had only engineering/prototyping applications on their site. I'm going to send them what I did and see what they think XD.
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all this great information on a truly incredible costume! But if you don't mind my asking, about how much did this cost?
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NealBomBad Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
It was about 4000 in materials, which for a full body armor suit I don't consider too bad.
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And when its that incredibly detailed, its not too bad!
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