Design of the Week: Cosplay Armor
This week’s selection is an incredible set of Cosplay Armor by Josh from Grizzly Tech.
This item is a fully 3D printed suit of cosplay armor made with over 1200 hours of 3D printing by Australia-based Josh, which he calls a “labor of love”.
The armor in question is Anduin Wryn, from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. You can see Wryn featured in this trailer for the game:
Now, Josh has produced this incredible real-life, fully wearable costume that can transform you into Anduin Wryn. Here we see Josh part way through the project:
By the way, 1200 hours of 3D printing is certainly more than 50 days of printing constantly, which likely didn’t happen. This is literally months of printing.
Apparently around 18kg of filament was used to produce the costume’s parts.
However, it seems that Josh has at his disposal a fleet of Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printers, which would make things complete a lot faster. With the eight machines in the image shown here, the printing could be done in “only” a week.
Of course, this work required a substantial amount of post-processing in addition to the incredible 1200 hours of 3D printing. Josh explains:
“I used automotive spray putty as a filler on the first 2 versions, then Jewelers resin on this build. Sanded with 1200 grit, custom mixed paint from DIY Invasion, and a lot of umber oil paint for weathering!”
The project was apparently Josh’s very first cosplay work, which is quite incredible. The quality of the result seems well beyond what any other beginner might have done.
With 3D printing and some effort, amazing things can be made.