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Halo - Invasion Force by Kuragiman Halo - Invasion Force by Kuragiman
Series: Halo

One of the best moments in my career as a cosplay photog was getting selected to be a judge for the contest. The staff felt that my experience with seeing cosplay up close, looking for the details that that make an outfit great, would be a great benefit so I took the job while I was shooting. My lovely fiance took notes for me on each contestant while I did the photo work by the stage side. I did get to meet with every contestant behind the curtain before the start to do some prejudge work. My judge's award went to this pair of Halo troopers. I am not a Halo fan personally but the attention to detail and the time they took making the armor looking battle worn impressed me.

"OMG! But.. you can SOOOO get blue prints to build Halo armor from the Interwebz!"

Almost EVERY cosplay starts with a pattern. This is no different. The effort was still there in every piece they had to mold, rough up and paint along with all the electric wiring that had to be done to light up their visors. So yes, they deserved the reward for their hard work.

Taken at MechaCon VI in New Orleans, LA.
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lupusnur Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
waaww . .. good costume ...
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AmandaUrban Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
yeah I feel the same, there should be photographer as a cosplay judge, because most photographers know what their looking at and have seen so much of it

though some of the smaller time photographers maybe a bit bias a true photographer can set that aside
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Kuragiman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Which is what I was able to do. The girls that ended up winning, the Goddesses from Ah!My Goddess were... DAMN. @_@ PERFECTION.
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AmandaUrban Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
didnt you catch them at anime fest?
(lol catch its like cammera pokefest "gotta catch em all")

yeah carrying around a manaquin is kinda tricky and EXPENSIVE manaquins retail for about $200
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Mangamad Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Griff (Yellow) & Doc (Purple) from "Red vs Blue". XD
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