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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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:iconrad-pax:
Rad-Pax Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so bad ass
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:iconskaros444:
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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:icontekomuto:
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
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:iconeduboy94:
Eduboy94 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Woah!!!! This is best Cosplay costume what I have ever seen.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
bravo for this one
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:iconjoucla:
Joucla Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Words cannot describe how awesome that cosplay is. :)
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:iconthispers0n:
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
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:iconsoul-daemon:
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it actually looks like one of the minatures... awesome! nids ftw
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:iconpaminte:
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
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lxDragonslayerxl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing......
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Wowwww.... 0.o
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:icongoshy11:
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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:iconolly3:
Olly3 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA EPIC!!! dude this is great! you just made my day!!!
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:iconpinkuart:
PinkuArt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is simply...I can't say it. I'm at a loss of words. no words for this. because it is so goddamn epic! i bow to you.
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:icongodofchange:
GodOfChange Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ZOMG thats so AWESOME!!! Where did u get it?!?!?
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:iconghostwhisperie:
ghostwhisperie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Digital Artist
th@'s good 4 my uncle
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:icondrag0nfeathers:
drag0nfeathers Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
WAHHHH!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want it!! XD
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:iconartisankirei:
ArtisanKirei Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ace cosplay. I'm a crons player myself but I can see the appeal on nids.
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:iconxtomodachi:
xTomodachi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omfg, I saw you at Comic Con!!!! Very well done my friend.
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:icondible:
Dible Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
weary weary nice and unique
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:iconrikudoupain:
RikudouPain Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wanted to see a warhammer cosplay, this is amazing!
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:iconjackce-art:
Jackce-Art Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
owo woha! awesome cosplay!
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:iconbaadkarmah:
BaadKarmah Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Well done, lass.

Thanks for sharing.
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:iconcarnival:
carnival Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wowza~ \|'3 that's purdy hard-core~!
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:iconpaskiman:
paskiman Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
awesome
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:icondrummer-guy:
DrUmMeR-GuY Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Dude, the pictures here were awesome, but that video blew me away. You can actually MOVE in that thing! XD
When you make something, you make it good!
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:icontheoggster:
theoggster Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA! Thats so cool.
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:iconpsychic-moonshadow:
Psychic-MoonShadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Woah, that looks amazing! I don't know the character at all, but that looks very, very cool.

I will be sure to look out for you on Space, haha! That's awesome you got interviewed by them. XD Also CanieHybrid does have some pretty cool videos. Congarts!

~Psychic
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FierceBirdOfFlame Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Holy sh*t that's good. Dawn of War Ftw!
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:icongado:
Gado Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so fucking PRO
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Silverleaf-12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
wait....that looks like AJ from that SPACE show....
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:iconshadowshogun50:
ShadowShogun50 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm surprised you didn't maim the reporter :iconhurrplz:
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:iconwordbearer:
WordBearer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Damn very neat and amazing work. Not into cosplay myself but I can appreciate your level of effort with this.
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:iconstraysintraining:
StraysInTraining Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   General Artist
WOW! Awesome!

So when are the Custom Commissions gonna be open? I really need a Yoruichi Hoodie! :heart:
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:iconkittykyn:
KittyKyn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYGOD!!! THIS IS SO AMAZING!!!:jawdrop:
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:iconjloucherrystar:
JlouCherryStar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Bahahaha I love everyones reaction to the costume :D
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:iconzerokd:
ZeroKD Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Aw man i wonder if i can make a zergling costume in this style :D this is a great design
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:iconrazielus91:
Razielus91 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great :D
Amazing cosplay

... but now is time to feast :D
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:iconcyanight:
Cyanight Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
OH MY GAAAWD THIS IS SOOO FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!! :O
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:iconaxzarious:
Axzarious Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
This is awesome incarnate! You should put up some sort tutorial for this.... Bonus points! Tyranid Warrior... Genestealer... HIVE TYRANT!. I have GOT to know how this is done, but I have never made a costume of any sort before. Unfortunately, something this awesome is probably out of my League. >.> TYRANIDS RULE!
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Okami-Ventris Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Two words. Epic win! Very nice job
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:iconallmoss:
Allmoss Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing. How were the scything talons attached? Were you able to have your hands free or was permanently attached at the wrist?
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:iconthatrevmans:
thatrevmans Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WIN! WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN! EPIC *pause* FREAKING *pause* WIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!
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nigz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
it was pretty rad XD
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CaptRedJack Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
DUDE..I LOVE IT!!!
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:iconnyyti96:
Nyyti96 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The coolest thing i have ever seen! :omfg:
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:iconbupzy:
Bupzy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Omg that is epic!!! This is so well made and it looks like in all the photos that no matter what pose you are in it still looks just as awesome and real! (I mean discounting all the people behind you haha) You've made my day ^^
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:iconmalhyanth:
Malhyanth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS AMAZING! I used to help paint my brother's Nids, they are SO fun! So oozy and slimy and gross with their extras, but so frigging cool!!! This is superb! Bravo!
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:iconpocketbug:
Pocketbug Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you going to the London Film and Comic Expo?
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Brilliant work! And done so quickly- you are a cosplay workaholic. As I said on YouTube, I really hope you create more fantastic pieces of costume masterpieces in the future... you're a natural and I always look forward to seeing what you can come up with. I'm not familiar with this creature, but upon looking up photos I see what you were going for and love your rendition :3

Also many thanks for the shoutout! I'm so glad my work was able to help you out with this, I'm honored. :+fav:


(And I'll leave this here for anyone interested in moving jaw tips, as I have yet to make a formal tutorial- [link] )
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