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Anonymous said: Hello there! I was just wondering, how did you make your Zant Cosplay? I'm definitely thinking of going as him for the next Comic con and I was just looking for some advice on how to make the costume :3
Hello there! You’ve written this as an anon, so I have no choice but to publish my answer and hope you see it! :) Much of the costume was created using cardboard as a base. Pretty much all of the armour you see is cardboard (cereal boxes and some corrugated). If you’d like to see my process photos to get a better idea of how I work they are on my facebook fan page here. You can also find some of them on my cosplay.com profile.
I construct most of my armour in a rather unusual way, mostly bending and shaping cardboard until it feels right or looks the best for my liking. I use a lot of paper clay as well as a finishing touch, since it’s lightweight and sandable for creating a smooth surface. My favourite brand is Hearty Clay, as I find it very durable (dries solid as a rock) and it also goes a long way if you use it sparingly in a very thin top layer. It does take a bit of getting used to when sculpting with it.
Hope this has helped, and good luck with your future Zant cosplay! If you have any other questions ask away! :D
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