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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we need a hero to protect those poor balloons from death!!!
OMG LOVE THIS. IS AMAZING!
Dude! Pardon my language, but HOLY FUCKING SHIT! That's amazing!
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?
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!
That's taking cosplay to a whole new level.
Thank you very much! By the way looking at your profile icon, are you by any chance a fan of RedvsBlue?!
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.
i guess spikes really are your worst enemy now lol.
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!!!!
this guy's perfect.
dat phany pack
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!
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...
That is what Duct tape is for! It makes it so that I can even walk on concrete without balloons popping!
i like it haha
Thank you, I did everything I could to make it as accurate as possible!
lol whenever I see Zero i think of his triple attack sound in MMX4
Hee Hah HOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!!!!
Hee Hah HOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!!!!
Actually whenever I see Zero I always think of his legendarily bad scene with Iris in MMX4! Wat am I fighting FFFFFFOOOOOOOORRRRRRR!!!!
that's kick@ss! Impressive work!
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!
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!
I saw it. That kind of thing has gotta be fragile.
I mean that in a good way.
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!
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!
Best cosplay with balloons ever!
Thank you very much! Although you should see my Colossus balloon cosplay!