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Tyranid Hormagaunt Cosplay by calgarycosplay Tyranid Hormagaunt Cosplay by calgarycosplay
This was my costume for The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo 2011. A Tyranid Hormagaunt from Warhammer 40000. Yes I play nids.

Please Click this link [link] [link] [link]
To see more of this costume in action and in higer definition.
I also explain the two main things its made up of.

This was a great idea by my friend :iconj-walker-anonymous: :iconj-walker-anonymous: :iconj-walker-anonymous: We were going to go together as tyranids but there was not enough time for both of our costumes.

It has an articulated (working) jaw and upright tail, extra arms etc. Really the photos speak for themselves.

Got an interview with "space" channel and shaw TV!
I did not go through with entering the contst as the staff were telling me to, because.. it wasnt cool doing it alone when it was a friend thing. But I did win a "Hall Masquerade" blue ribbon award anyways.

This was alot of work and effort. Was the best I could do in 5 days that I had set aside before CCEE.
However I know whats wrong with it and shall put more time into this. The bodysuit is going to be redone as it weighs 40lbs, the legs are missing a joint and people thrashed the tail at the con.
A big shout out to :iconcaninehybrid: who's youtube and flicker accounts I studied in order to figure out the articulated jaw! Here is an instructional video! [link]

One of the images is Credited to Mike Wells photography
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DR-Penguin-SR Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What did you make it out of you have inspired me :D
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cyberghost000 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Can i pay you to make me one?
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LtRainbowFlare Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
>.> <.< >.< *places order for 50 costumes* :D ha ha now all my buddies who dress as imperial gaurd (12 of them) are so screwed
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ThraWNE Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rock 'n Roll!
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drdoom1145 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
that was you

chant my hive lords

tyranid tyranid tyranid tyranid tyranid
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Cathaln Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
What materials did you use to make this?
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Torrent-Space Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Wow I fucking actually know what this is...crazy.
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calgarycosplay Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol, cool beans
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Rad-Pax Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so bad ass
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Skaros444 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Woah! Very nice! I'm surprised :iconcaninehybrid: didn't mention this to me before!

I play 'nids as well and always wondered what a tyranid cosplay would be like.

Fantastic work, nonetheless! =D
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