Sam Byrne – Gears of War Progress
Hey everyone! I haven’t posted an update in awhile. So, I figured I’d at least show you my Sam progress thus far! It is planned to be finished by this weekend as I have a photoshoot for it on Saturday!
First off, let me just say, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing and I know there are some people out there that have never worked with EVA Foam before, either, but still turned out beautiful work. I am not one of those people. I do intend on remaking a lot of the pieces at a later time, but I’m learning!
Now onto the post! Pictures of my progress thus far and general thoughts about how I feel about this project!
The chest piece, the first piece I worked on, was surprisingly easier to make than expected. It isn’t going to be perfect by any means but it was easier than I thought. Since making the chest piece, I’ve learned a few new things and would like to revisit the chest piece at a later point to remake it.
I now see where it could be so much better if I had done something over another. But no less, I’m still pleased with it.
The back piece, on the other hand, it was much more difficult to make. So many curves and cuts and holes and bits that I honestly could not replicate it perfectly.
Though EVA foam has proven to be somewhat limitless with what you can do with it, it also limits you in what you can do with it.
I’d like to remake it also a some point but at the same time, I’m kind of happy with how it turned out? I don’t know, much contemplation on this piece, haha.
The leg piece bugged me for awhile because I had originally done it all with EVA foam but I decided to redo it in craft foam because that held its curved form better when attached to the boots that I got for it.
I found that craft foam is really great for details on EVA foam projects.
The shoulder piece is made of 2 layers of craft foam. The bottom layer is the basic shape of the shoulder piece while the top layer are pieces I cut out of another basic shape piece, minus the circle in the center to give it that depth look.
The arm bracers really could be better. So much better. You don’t even know right now how much better they could be. Seriously.
And here is mostly everything with its first silver coat thus far! Even the little pouches for the belt.
Let me tell you, the belt pouches have proven to be the most difficult thing about this cosplay. I don’t now why but they just are.
And there are sugar cookies! My fuel source for this cosplay project.
Until next time!