No one does it better than the Birds of Prey
Holy shit. Mad props to Propped Up Creations for pulling this one off. o___o I’ve seen stills and one brief glimpse of the cosplay from a cosplay compilation video. That doesn’t do this justice. This video, however, does a far better job.
This is by and far the BEST bossbody!GLaDOS cosplays I’ve ever seen. Period. Hands down. They even included details like the side screens, and some of the back details on the chassis. italics because I don’t even what the asdfwsdfk
What I love is just how tall the entire cosplay comes out to be. It very much fits my headcanon that if GLaDOS were to build a walking robot version of her chassis, it would absolutely tower over everyone else. :D
They did a great job of really working with making the cosplay’s proportions echo her robot design, and making it look inhuman, instead of a robot shape modified to fit a human cosplayer.
PS. I’m not sure if Propped Up Creations has a Tumblr. But I think they do - however the URL’s name escapes me at the moment. If anybody knows it, please tell me so I can link them in this post.
Awww thank you so much!!
Our Doug Jones appreciation group from Dragoncon was a success! Reith wore the Angel of Death from Hellboy 2 and Alyssa is wearing Fauno from Pan’s Labyrinth, both characters acted by DJ. Friend Chiara Scuro is in Nuala!
I carried around a Tarot deck of only Death cards (drawn as Dementors by turnonred) while sporting the ditzy Trelawney!
Photo by soulfirephotos.
This is my friend Bill Doran, otherwise known as chinbeard or the amazing prop wizard behind Punished Props. Chances are, you’ve seen his Shepard or Hawke, his Carnifex or Phalanx, his Kerrigan Ghost Rifle or his Halo Sniper Rifle, his Keening or his Protoss Pylons, or one of his many other incredible props.
Over a year ago, Bill quit his day job to make propmaking his full-time career, but he hasn’t stopped there. He currently aspires towards developing and selling some original designs, the first one being his Space Gun, seen in all the photos above. He’s designed it to be modular and really customizable, so the possibilities are endless!
Thing is, for him to undertake such an operation, he needs to upgrade his arsenal of tools and probably have people help him do all that molding and casting (which takes forever, I’ve seen him do it, I’ll happily remain a seamstress over here). To help him reach his goals, he’s set up this handy Kickstarter!
One of my favorite things about Bill is the fact that he’s an overwhelmingly positive figure for aspiring cosplayers and prop makers. His techniques are generally more advanced, but he’s always eager to give advice and help out where he can. Speaking personally, he’s always been of enormous help to Beth and I, letting us work in his space and borrow his tools, and generally pick his brain for ideas on how to construct things.
One of his donor tiers, at only $5, is actually to pick up a digital booklet of A Beginner’s Guide to Making Mind Blowing Props: Cheap and easy ways to create amazing props that will make YOU stand out from the crowd. If you’re interested in cosplay or propmaking, this is an ENORMOUSLY useful first step from someone who knows what he’s talking about, and a really easy way to give a great person another leg up towards his dreams.
If you could spare $5 to get the booklet, or heck, even spare a reblog or share or just generally bring it to the attention of other propmakers or cosplayers, Bill and I would be incredibly grateful. Any bit of help would put Bill one step closer to achieving his dreams. Please help!
Seriously, all of this. Go back Bill’s kickstarter!!