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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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TekoMuto Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
fucking amazing! i'm hoping to make a genestealer sometime next year! Amazing work :3
Eduboy94 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Woah!!!! This is best Cosplay costume what I have ever seen.
DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
bravo for this one
Joucla Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Words cannot describe how awesome that cosplay is. :)
ThisPers0n Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could i order around 100 of them please? Would be great for the paintball event :P
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it actually looks like one of the minatures... awesome! nids ftw
Paminte Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Wow, that costume is just amazing! So well sculpted, and just... wow! It must have taken you ages to make. Great job!
-And I'd never have thought that you play warhammer 40000, that's so cool :D
lxDragonslayerxl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sovriin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Wowwww.... 0.o
goshy11 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
its sooo freackin beautiful where has this been all my life XD :squee:
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