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!