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Balloon Zero Cosplay by NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Balloon Zero Cosplay by NoOrdinaryBalloonMan
This cosplay took forever to make, not because it was too much more difficult than the other Megaman cosplays that I have made but because my balloon art mentor told me to make it with different sizes of balloons than I had made before and I was attempting to make a second identical cosplay for one of my friends. I actually rebuilt the cosplay and the Megaman cosplay 5 times during the AFO convention and after all of that I only got to enjoy the last day of the convention and was unable to do it for the costume contest! Thus I learned many things about my cosplays, I should not only make sure that I have the correct kind of balloon but also do not change my style of making cosplays unless I have practiced at home. I also learned that I need to be more organized, I thought that I had most of what I needed but I did not plan for the extra things I would need for two cosplays and it made it so that I had to leave my project several times throughout the weekend. I also had over seven hundred balloons blown up and was not able to all my tools as easily due to my frustration and disorganization. In fact if it were not for my new balloon art boss Michael Taylor of Orlando Party Store www.orlandopartystore.com/ helping me figure out a clear direction and helping me make the breastplate, I may not have been able to complete even my cosplay. In the end I was able to complete my cosplay but I only had the helmet, gauntlets, boots and belt made for Megaman and half of his breastplate thus he did not want to wear it because it was incomplete. Hopefully the lessons that I learned from all of the mishaps will help me prevent most of these problems from happening again! I am currently practicing for making some of my cosplays by making various pieces early so I know exactly what to do! Photo originally taken by Justin Haimes www.facebook.com/SnakeChips he is a cosplaying friend of mine at conventions!
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OMG LOVE THIS. IS AMAZING!
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llewis123 Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Dude! Pardon my language, but HOLY FUCKING SHIT! That's amazing!
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Sovriin Aug 31, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Im just going to say the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this, which is "Damn, that is a fantastic human being for making such an amazing cosplay." Awesome work. Never seen a balloon cosplay before! What made you decide to use balloons?
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Sep 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I have been making balloons since I was 12 but I actually had a lot of experience with fabric design before I started getting serious with balloons. I made many puppets since at one time I was a professional puppeteer, I made many of my own large puppets but they took an incredible amount of time to make thus when I really got good at balloons I thought to myself since it does not take as much time to build things with balloons why not make a cosplay?! Over the past 2 1/2 years I have been studying costumes and learning how to apply basic and super advanced balloon art techniques to making more elaborate and accurate costumes. I will continue to improve because not only will I not give up but I will make sure to try new awesome things with balloons!
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Gatman720 Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's taking cosplay to a whole new level.
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Sep 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! By the way looking at your profile icon, are you by any chance a fan of RedvsBlue?!
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Gatman720 Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both RVB and a Halo fan :bow:
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Sep 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesomeness! I have been a fan of that series for a long time! I think that it is one of the funniest online series ever!
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Gatman720 Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it from a fellow fan.
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protobutt Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also if you ever gave out stuff with your cosplays, I'd give out Zero Bars for this one. Apparently giving out stuff with cosplays is a thing.
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