Art inspires cosplayers. They make costumes based on films, televisions, games, books — all forms of art. And sometimes they’re inspired to work from mash-up art shared on the Internet. Jenna Brown drew a picture combining Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road and Princess Peach from Mario Kart. The illustration spoke to Seelix of Mad Art Labs, and she decided to become Imperator Peachiosa.
She started drafting together the costume and finding the best way to bring the bright palette of Princess Peach’s look to a post-apocalyptic state. Once she figured out the clothing, she moved on to designing Super Mario Bros.-inspired armor. She built the armor pieces in two weekends and started by sculpting the general shapes with Worbla. She went an unusual route and painted the armor with nail polish. She said:
I did this for two major reasons and one minor reason:
Reason one: I wanted paint that I didn’t have to mix, that already had a metallic look rather than faking it with painted on highlights, etc.
Reason two: I procrastinated about making this, so I had to finish it in a weekend. Nail polish happened to be on sale at the CVS down the road, so I went with what was available.
Third, less important, but still there reason: It seems to infuriate half the men I talk to that I paint armor with nail polish instead of model paint. However, I can’t get model paint at the CVS I can walk to.
See additional photos and read more about the process at Mad Art Lab.
via Fashionably Geek
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — How Intel Makes a Chip
Wearables — Tape tactics
Electronics — Ground connections cooler via more vias
Biohacking — Itch Tracker for Apple Watch
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.