Anubis Cosplay is Lookin’ Sharp!

Martina Hugentobler (Facebook: @polygonForgeCosplay, Instagram: @polygon_forge) makes the low-fidelity polygonal aesthetic of pepakura (paper craft) into an asset with this glimmering Anubis costume.

(Photo credit: DomiFabienne Photography)

Inspired by a resin kit designed by Hui Zou Art and produced by R-one Studio, a low-poly model was constructed in Blender. The finished Anubis armor is assembled from pieces of Sintra (foamed PVC) — a light and strong type of sheet plastic — then covered with reflective vinyl and accented with a few solid cast resin bits.

(Image credits: R-one Studio and Polygon Forge Cosplay)

You can scroll back through the Facebook or Instagram timelines and watch the progress unfold…plenty of inspirational work-in-progress photos, videos and how-tos for this and other projects!

(Photo credit: Seelenfang Photography)

Some of Polygon Forge’s other projects (and Anubis in the prototype stage) used straight-up paper craft methods…an approachable and relatively inexpensive way of constructing armor and cosplay items (often brushing on a layer of epoxy resin for strength). Pepakura cosplayers frequently then pour money and time into lots of Bondo filler and sanding to cover for the technique’s boxy nature. So it’s exciting to see this instead being made a desirable stylistic choice.

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