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Monster Hunter, Stalk by grimdarkkommissar Monster Hunter, Stalk by grimdarkkommissar
Monster hunter, Barioth (us) or Beliolos in the japanese versions of the game.
blade master armor,

all the leather is actual real leather, including the belts and belt pouches, all hand made as well.

the helmet and armor is a mixture of sintra and apoxie sculpt, the majority of the hair is real horse hair,
the armor plates for the torso are actually all attached to a hand made leather vest, and connected via leather snaps, so i can remove the armor pieces.

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LegacyxOfxLight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Barioth armor is some of the best lookin armor in my opinion, and you did an amazing job! I love how realistic the bones look.
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks! i really wanted to make my favourite armor as detailed as possible, and have it look as realistic as possible, so the fact you appreciate how the armor really looks like bone? huge compliment!  
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LegacyxOfxLight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! I speak the truth though. You don't see too many MH cosplayers with bone detail like that! It really makes yours stand out and adds a whole element of realism to it. C: Trust me it's way better than the MH cosplay I just finished the other day.
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
the thing about detail and costumes that i go by, is that if i don't like something? i remake it, i try my hardest to never settle for something if i feel i can do better. 
its like XP in an RPG, i'm crafting this thing, right? the first one didn't come out so great, but the more you make, the better they become as you level up. 

practise and experimentation. sometimes you have to fail a few times to get it just right. 
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LegacyxOfxLight Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trail and error is a great way to get better at something. I like the way you used RPGs as an example, well spoken! XD 
I'm great at making props like weapons and such but I still need more experience considering sewing and such. I really like how my Guild Bard cosplay came out but I know I probably can put allot more work into it.
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
good for you, keep doing what youre doing, do what you love and take everything as a new challenge to improve your skills. 
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LizaInuzuka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG!! i wanna cosplay a Female Bladesmaster Barioth Armor hunter, do you have a ROUGH 'how to' to make your armor that i can apply to making mine!?!?

AMAZING by the way D: words cannot describe <3
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
i used a lot of leather, real horse hair, apoxie sculpt and pvc board for my costume, 
you can actually find my build journal (pretty much a tutorial in everything but name) by googling "therpf barioth armor"  and hitting the first link. 
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LizaInuzuka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Little-Mongolian Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What a beauty! Awesome job, mate!

The details, the hair, the armour, everything!

Keep up the good work!
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