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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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:icongamergirl4eva:
gamergirl4eva Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir. You deserve a medal. That is all.
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, it means a lot coming from someone who makes cosplays for other people! 
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xazoulini1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
we need a hero to protect those poor balloons from death!!! :D
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Zeartopy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
OMG LOVE THIS. IS AMAZING!
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llewis123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Dude! Pardon my language, but HOLY FUCKING SHIT! That's amazing!
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Sovriin Featured By Owner 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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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's taking cosplay to a whole new level.
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner 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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:icongatman720:
Gatman720 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both RVB and a Halo fan :bow:
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it from a fellow fan.
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protobutt Featured By Owner 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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neatherending Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
i guess spikes really are your worst enemy now lol.
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes the Maverick Virus is no longer the the biggest threat to reploids, now balloon reploids everywhere must worry about spikes, rough surfaces and the heat! WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!!
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MughalRox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwahahahah~ xD Even in the game mavericks hurt you but spikes are one-hit KO
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:iconneatherending:
neatherending Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
you've created a monster! (*dramatic music starts playing)
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:iconkenisu-of-dragons:
Kenisu-of-Dragons Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
this guy's perfect.
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
(In George Takei voice) Oh my!Thank you for your comment!
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:iconchiller963:
chiller963 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
dat phany pack
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know, I love the fact that the phany pack made it so that I did not constantly need a handler because I could transport everything with me! However, I forgot to turn it around for the picture!
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:iconfrongarde:
Frongarde Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I'd be terrified of putting all those ballons around my body i'd feel like they would blow up everytime i took a step...
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is what Duct tape is for! It makes it so that I can even walk on concrete without balloons popping!
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sunnydale20509 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
i like it haha
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Great Justice.
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I did everything I could to make it as accurate as possible!
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Well, it certainly paid off. As much as being a man covered in balloons to look like a Megaman X character can pay off, anyway.
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:iconfaithfeather:
Faithfeather Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
lol whenever I see Zero i think of his triple attack sound in MMX4 

Hee Hah HOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!!!!
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Actually whenever I see Zero I always think of his legendarily bad scene with Iris in MMX4! Wat am I fighting FFFFFFOOOOOOOORRRRRRR!!!!
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Faithfeather Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
LOL *facepalm* oh PS1 voice acting x3
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:iconleohightower:
LeoHightower Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's kick@ss! Impressive work!
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I like making impressive work because I hope to go pro as not only a balloon artist but a cosplayer as well!
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LeoHightower Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, keep it up man! :)
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   General Artist
Hah! Cool!
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   General Artist
No problem.
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:iconprotobutt:
protobutt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy hell.
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! By the way since your icon is Protoman, I actually made a Protoman cosplay out of balloons! Also I think that for Nerdapalooza I will be making myself into Vile in the power suit! I am going to need to either borrow a truck or rent one to transport it!
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protobutt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw it. That kind of thing has gotta be fragile.
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed it was although I was able to repair it throughout the weekend so it was okay!
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:iconprotobutt:
protobutt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean that in a good way.
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Travis-Anderson Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dang man!! That is amazing. But with all this work put in is there a way to stop the balloons from deflating over time like all balloons do? This piece should be immortalized!
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NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
There is but in order to do that it must be extremely cold and even then the cold air can only make a balloon last 4 months at most!
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KairiXIV Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Best cosplay with balloons ever!
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:iconnoordinaryballoonman:
NoOrdinaryBalloonMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! Although you should see my Colossus balloon cosplay!
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KairiXIV Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok no problem :3
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seaofrabbitz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
INCREDIBLE!! 
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