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Excalibur Sonic Full by Vixen-T-Fox Excalibur Sonic Full by Vixen-T-Fox
Now SoS is out the way, here we go. The full Excalibur Sonic costume (Minus sword!)

Came 2nd for SoS this year. It was a really close call and was won by a single point and the bringing in of a fourth judge to a fantastic little girl as Sonic from SatBK. I don't feel bad losing to her, as she was so adorable!

I'll be back next time and going for it again until I win 1st! XD!
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SilverHatesScrouge Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I must say, you've done an excellent job with Excalibur Sonic! I saw it a SOS, and i was impressed! Too bad it didn't win, but like you have said, it must have made that little adorable girl's day! I also remember seeing your shadow cosplay. Your shadow cosplay, and the werehog cosplay were my favorite :D keep up the good work! :P Vixen-T-Fox 
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Natakiro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is an incredibly amazing cosplay! So much detail. Excalibur looks like a pain to make, but I think it was worthwhile! I saw the sword in your other photo, and that's just astounding that you have the whole ensemble there. Looks nigh impossible to see with the visor down, and that would be sot HOT in there. I've never gone full body cosplay because I have breathing problems, and I'd probably die in there. More power to you! :la:
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Vixen-T-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the positive feedback :)

Even for a veteran cosplayer, athlete or someone used to dark enclosed spaces, I would urge people against making this sort of costume! I nearly passed out on stage with this thing on and I only really had the head on for a few minutes. I'm glad the competition final didn't go on for as long as the previous year. 

I love this costume to pieces, especially after the number of hours gone into it. I want to wear it to a lot more events, but it's just lethal in its current state. Vision isn't something I'm too worried about, as I usually have someone there with me or people make sure to give me space. But it was so hard to breathe in that thing and overheating was an issue. So I'm going to study up on making fans to fit inside the head. I reckon it could become awesome with the right ventilation :)
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Natakiro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome! You did an amazing job on it. :heart: 

That is a good thing the judging didn't go on long; I've been to some conventions where they mustn't care for the cosplayers and took forever doing that, and some of those people looked like they were dying. Pretty horrible experience for them, I must say.

Oh, at least you have a partner to help you around, and the mesh (I'm assuming) on the eyes must have more visibility than some I've seen. I've seen some full bodies go without partners, and I always wondered how well they could actually see (apparently enough). Hope the ventilation works out. Too bad the body doesn't look like it has room for those ice pack things or fans of sorts, so hopefully you could work enough into the head to be tolerable. :D 

And, not to bother you, but, I was just curious, about how long did it take to fully complete it, sword and all? I always wondered how long something like that would take to make.
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Vixen-T-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Overall I think it took 6 months.

I started it boxing day last year, using the Excalibur sonic figure as my main source material. I had a few months off (broke me leg so couldn't do much towards it). Then worked flat out to finish it.

So it probably could have been built in 3 months, but it's good to step back from it for a while to work out any problems with the design.

As for the mesh for the eyes, it's actually the white material people use as the base of many cross stitch projects. It's great for painting and drawing on and I had tested it before with my Shadow and Sonic costumes. It let's in a good amount of air and close to the eyes, it gives a nice wide field of vision (providing you don't go adding a visor!!!)
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Natakiro Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's time well spent! :la: It's important to take breaks with an endeavor like that (even if they aren't voluntary O.o).
Oh, that mesh; yeah, I know what you're talking about now. Cool to know. :D Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
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shadowbane2009 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Sorry wrong button there....I meant to say EPIC costume and you might want to ask :iconwakeangel2001: if you could borrow his epic caliburn sword ;)
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Vixen-T-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
No need to worry. I had one for the costume, as seen via linky link :3 Just didn't have it ready when I had taken this photo.

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shadowbane2009 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
H@ :iconw00tplz: now that's sum serious fun there :highfive:
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shadowbane2009 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
NICE...now you might want to ask I think its :iconwakeangel:
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