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Balloon Shadow of the Colossus Cosplay by NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Balloon Shadow of the Colossus Cosplay by NoOrdinaryBalloonMan
I just came back from Florida Supercon with one of my best friends Gabriel and I can honestly say that I had quite an adventure! When our original hotel plans fell through, we traveled to Miami, FL on Thursday and checked into possibly the worst hotel I had ever seen (I may have nightmares about it for months) but we were determined to create something incredible, we were making Wander and Valus the Colossus from from Shadow of the Colossus. We both have had a love for this amazing game for years and we decided that we would bring our love of one of the most beautiful and engaging games ever created to life! It took me and Gabriel (whom I am training) around 24 hours over two days to complete and an additional 9 hours in repairs over three days at the convention but it was well worth it! Our Cosplay won 1st place at the costume contest (although the $1000 grand prize would have been nice too:P) and it was so well received that now the convention wants to have me make balloon mascots for Florida Supercon and other related cons in Florida! I must also say that Gabriel as Wander was wonderful, he was very much in character with me as we battled and for his first real balloon art build he did an amazing job helping me, especially helping me inflate and attach the balloon hairs (I also taught him how to make part of one of the arms). I created most of everything else but I know I could not have done it without him! Also I must make a big shot out to my good friend Eddie Brown or Papanotzzi for taking one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen! Everything from the lighting, to the illusion of motion was perfectly captured in his photography work! If you ever want truly professional cosplay photos and video made, there are few photographers as good as he is! Here is a link to his Facebook! [link] I want to thank everyone for your continued support and I want everyone to know that I will be making many more awesome cosplays in the future!
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RaysizzleBalizzle Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Artist
How have I not known about this yet?!
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AbyssFantasies Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMIGOSH how long did it take for you to do all this?!!!
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Including repair time around 36 hours!
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DJdrummer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely incredible. Amazing game and amzing balloon sculpture. You my friend are an inspiration.
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, you have some impressive work yourself! I try to create things that have not been made before with balloons and challenge myself to make sculptures and costumes that help me become better at my craft!
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Gilko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG! D= this is mental ! I'm speechless, just incredible, you are very talented! How many balloons did you have to use for this?
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This creation took over 600 balloons to create and many hundreds more in repairs!
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Emblaze Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
holy balls.
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Holy Popped Balloons Batman!!
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SkyeTerri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING! That is just some balloon mastery right there, amazing job! The cosplay is certainly not... over shadowed, though!;D Love the look of the poncho piece!
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much! I worked incredibly hard to make sure that this worked and I drank many Red Bulls, as did my friend Gabriel! He did do some awesome work on the poncho and we are planning on either making ourselves into either Mario/Luigi and Bowser or Link and Ganon!!
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SkyeTerri Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, and you work shows! I didn't know at first that the colossus was a functional cosplay! Can't wait to see which you do next~
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have 25 potential cosplays planned with my friend in both traditional and balloon cosplays combined! Some of them will not be as well known as others but all of them will be awesome! 
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SkyeTerri Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I wish ya the best of luck with them!
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VFire Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is unbelievably AWESOME!
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I am still amazed that it came out as well as it did! I am going to do everything I can to try to make even more elaborate suits especially now that I have been teaching my friend my craft! We may be doing two balloons cosplays for Anime Festival Orlando!
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VFire Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man! I need to come see this thing. I cosplay Wander too and that just made my whole week seeing a colossus made of balloons! It is such a unique and fun idea. Again, awesome job!
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I think that the game needs more attention because it is just so awesome and knowing that other people love to cosplay as character from this amazing game makes me very happy and lets me know that there will be many more awesome balloon cosplays I will make in the future!
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VFire Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a fan of your balloon cosplays now! You are amazing and Shadow of the Colossus does need more love!
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay!! That makes me very happy! :3
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neiden Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I finally made a life changing decision this is the most unique solution I came across these days I am my own boss try it out for yourself
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UbersCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Oh. My. God. That is insane! Your best work yet! Congrats on the win!
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Ben! I was so happy that everything paid off, by the way how did your competition go?!
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UbersCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had alot of hiccups along the way due to UPS damaging parts of my costume and various other problems but I did manage to finally compete. I managed to win best intermediate craftsmanship. Not bad at all I think for my first time at AX ^^

Ive really gotta step it up if I decide to go again though. There was ALOT of amazing stuff at that con.
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Also I know that if I am going to win a grand prize I need to step it up as well!
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UbersCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I'm looking forward to seeing what you make next ^^
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well knowing you, you will step it up and be the most amazing cosplayer there!! And there were a lot of hiccups on my part as well including some cases where there were tons of balloon popping difficulty transporting everything and other interesting challenges including people not knowing who the character was or some of the staff being very mean! Although most were nice and some were just amazing in every way!!
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ChewyMonster Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh!! That is freaking awesome!!!! :O
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I love getting to challenge myself and this was my most difficult cosplay I have made to date!
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ChewyMonster Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome ^.^
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Da-AWESOME-girl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
KEWL!!!! :love:
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dwaaa, Thank you for the awesome love struck smiley and for liking my cosplay so much!
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Da-AWESOME-girl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha-ha! Your welcome!
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