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Angel Martin
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
Cosplayer, gamer and digital designer. Sadly, I only get paid for doing one of these things.
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I entered the new Cosplay Championship at LFCC last Sunday with the Diablo Barbarian. Very, very happy to announce that I won!

She was first runner up at May MCM Expo, but I'm so pleased that this costume has won something, after all the time and effort that went into making her.

The Barbarian: Death is here by LittleBlondeGoth

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Cosplay Props: The Strangers' Rifle (close up) by LittleBlondeGoth
Cosplay Props: The Strangers' Rifle (close up)
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Close up of Si's finished build of The Strangers' Rifle from Destiny, ready for his Hunter cosplay. Quite a big gun, this one. Its made from a variety of materials - plastic piping, EVA foam, craft foam, mountboard, Worbla, car filler and foam putty. All sanded to within an inch of its life, then painted with spray paint for the base coats, and finished off by hand. Everything was hen assembled and lacquered for the final finish.

Taken with Canon 60D
Photographer: Si Spencer
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Cosplay Props: The Strangers' Rifle by LittleBlondeGoth
Cosplay Props: The Strangers' Rifle
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Si's finished build of The Strangers' Rifle from Destiny, ready for his Hunter cosplay. Quite a big gun, this one. Its made from a variety of materials - plastic piping, EVA foam, craft foam, mountboard, Worbla, car filler and foam putty. All sanded to within an inch of its life, then painted with spray paint for the base coats, and finished off by hand. Everything was hen assembled and lacquered for the final finish.

Taken with Canon 60D
Photographer: Si Spencer
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Cosplay Props: Hellion Crossbow by LittleBlondeGoth
Cosplay Props: Hellion Crossbow
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The question for the Demon Hunter was which crossbow(s) to make to go with her. I was tempted to have two for posing purposes, but practicality won out in the end - if I'm walking round a con all weekend, I need one hand free at least. But if it was only going to be one, then at least it would be a cool looking one. So I went with the Hellion / Porcupine variation.

The body and limbss are an MDF base slotted together, then the whole thing is covered and decorated in Worbla. The horns are hollow - I started off by wrapping Worbla round a form to make the end tips, then removing the form, attaching the tips to the limbs, then working freehand to get the curve. Honestly, it was one of the most awkward afternoons I have ever spent. THE most awkward afternoon had to be painting the damned thing.

Sadly, practicality didn't entirely happen - turns out this thing weighs a lot more than you think it does in the end, and all the weight is loaded towards the front, so it does kill your wrist a bit. Still we suffer for our art!

Taken with Canon 60D
Photographer: Angel Martin
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Cosplay Props: Hellion Crossbow by LittleBlondeGoth
Cosplay Props: Hellion Crossbow
Find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/littleblondeg…

The question for the Demon Hunter was which crossbow(s) to make to go with her. I was tempted to have two for posing purposes, but practicality won out in the end - if I'm walking round a con all weekend, I need one hand free at least. But if it was only going to be one, then at least it would be a cool looking one. So I went with the Hellion / Porcupine variation.

The body and limbss are an MDF base slotted together, then the whole thing is covered and decorated in Worbla. The horns are hollow - I started off by wrapping Worbla round a form to make the end tips, then removing the form, attaching the tips to the limbs, then working freehand to get the curve. Honestly, it was one of the most awkward afternoons I have ever spent. THE most awkward afternoon had to be painting the damned thing.

Sadly, practicality didn't entirely happen - turns out this thing weighs a lot more than you think it does in the end, and all the weight is loaded towards the front, so it does kill your wrist a bit. Still we suffer for our art!

Taken with Canon 60D
Photographer: Angel Martin
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Tyrael: I am Justice by LittleBlondeGoth
Tyrael: I am Justice
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We loved the character design of Diablo 3 so much, we just had to make more cosplays from it. This time, Si decided he'd be Tyrael the Angel of Justice, complete with his sword El'druin.

The whole build is Worbla again (really getting into that now as a material), painted with gold and silver chrome spray paint. El'druin ias an MDF base, covered with foam and yet more Worbla. In fact, I hate to think how many sheets of Worbla we went through on this. Totally worth it though.

Taken with Canon 60D
Photographer: Me
Model: Si Spencer
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Angel Martin, a.k.a. "LittleBlondeGoth," hobbyist 'n cosplayer gal! :hug:
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
I also hope you're doing very good at all awesome cosplays! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Nelson C. [my real name],
"N.N.F.88"
4:35 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got two extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE;
Believe it or not, two birthday muro drawing copies I made, of chibi Haruhi Suzumiya and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:
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Celem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)  :party:
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Dickywebster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Happy birthday :)
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g1nobleteam Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Happy birthday.
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Aheng711 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to you :D
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masimage Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday. :D
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
After seeing your FRAN cosplay got the idea for this.... :)

FRAN II by Zpartuss
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aXel-Redfield Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Can you make a costume for me? I will pay you ofcourse. 
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We don't do commissions I'm afraid... Because we work 9 - 5 every day, we only have a little bit of time evenings and weekends to make costumes. Generally we only barely get our own cosplays done, so we'd hate to promise something to someone and let them down by not being able to do it in time.

You can find good commissioners on cosplay.com though. :)
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aXel-Redfield Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's sad :( , thanks for the suggestion :)
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