Debuted: Summoners Con 2014
Arcade Miss Fortune by CourtneyKissMe
I loved Jayce's design so much and wanted to genderbend him, so I did. This was early on in my cosplay making days, so it was definitely a challenge and I learned a lot of new things.
The hammer was trick to make. I had no idea how to make such a large prop/hammer head and balance it on a tiny little thin pole. I used a pvc pipe for the handle and made the top part out of cardboard and craft foam to keep it as light as possible. After a lot of rigging and basically winging it, I got the frame to stay balanced and hold up. After the interior was fixed I added on the outer pieces of hammer head, sealed it and then painted it. I never worked with lights before and had no idea what LEDs were, so I used one of those portable closet lights instead. It didn't show up very well, especially in a bright setting, but it did light up!
This was my first time making armor. I knew it could be made from eva foam but I had no idea I needed to shape it with a heat gun (which is why some of the pieces look funky). The chest piece was made from an old bra and has eva foam attached to the bottom. The shoulder piece was made from a mix of craft foam and cardboard and attached to the jacket. The leg pieces are what could have definitely used a heat gun. The knee pieces are made from cardboard and uses googly eyes as the bolts.
I bought the leggings off eBay and made the jacket. Instead of altering a pattern--since it was fairly intimidating at the time--I used the duct-tape method and created one from scratch. I transfered that pattern to fabric and sewed it all together. I was pretty happy with how this turned out. The only problem was it was a bit tight, due to me not giving enough seam allowance. I also made the gloves by tracing my hand onto fabric and actually giving a lot of seam allowance (learned from my mistake with the jacket).
What was made?
Jacket. Chest plate. Shoulder piece. Gauntlet & gloves. Hammer. Leg armor.
What was bought?