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Lightning Saix cosplay Comikze 2011 by MidnightLiger0 Lightning Saix cosplay Comikze 2011 by MidnightLiger0
This is my completed Lightning Saix Cosplay, which debuted at Comikaze 2011, completed on the second day. I entered my handmade costume in the competition, but I didn't place. But, along with 3 others, I got honorable mentions, because I was the youngest in the contest, and did everything except cut out the shapes cause that required power tools (me and power tools do not mix)

The head is probably the best part of the costume, since I tried to make it as detailed as possible. Visibility is through the mouth, and I can see quite well.
Some last minute detailing was done with sharpy on the clothes, but it looked better than it being plain, and unfortunately I didn't have grey fabric.

I was quite glad that I wore my Lightning Saix cosplay to Comikaze. Most people called me a Transformer, while some just didn't know what I was. Though, there were a few people who recognized me. Those who didn't, when I told them I was a Zoid, some of them remembered the show.
Overall, Comikaze was fun, even though it was a pretty small, disorganized, and confused convention. I like having 2 conventions that are only an hour away, and that I can actually get tickets to. I can't wait for Anime Expo!

Lightning Saix: :iconmidnightliger0: and as far as I know, I'm the first one to do this Cosplay =)
Picture taken by my sister's friend, who went as Poison Ivy
Taken at Comiakze 2011, held at the LA Convention center, in the Parking lot of the indoor parking structure >.>

Do not use this photo without my permission!
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:icondregrith:
Dregrith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow this turned out beautiful! fantastic job!
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you think so! I'm really quite happy that people like it, after I put so much work into it =D

Oh by the way, how are you? Its been awhile since I've talked to you.
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Dregrith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You did a very good job.^^

its a LONG story. my journal has all the details, just posted it half an hour ago.
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh sorry, I replied to the comment without checking my deviantwatch messages.
I'm really sorry about all thats been happening to you, and I really wish there was something I could do for you. I just hope that maybe something good will finally come your way. With all the bad stuff thats happened to you, surely something good must happen.
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Dregrith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
its okay, don't worry about it.

I've honestly come to think the universe doesn't owe us anything or else it refuses to give it to us and just takes us for everything we have then leaves us to rot....-shrugs- once you've been through the mill it does this to you.

I appreciate the well wishes though, I really do, thank you
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stupid life and its unfairness. Well, we can still dream that one day it will be fair.

Its the least I can do. But again, I wish I could do more to help =/
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Dregrith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Unless humanity as a whole changes then fairness is only going to be found in small pockets within even smaller communities of people. But at least it does exist.
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true. Humanity will probably never change, not even if some catastrophe happened... but at least there is indeed, small amounts here and there.

Thanks for the favs by the way.
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:iconhiyomi-chan:
Hiyomi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's AWESOME!!!! My Berserk Fury head is almost done and has a moving jaw as wel!! :D :D I'll post pics of it soon :3
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it =D
Yes, you must post pics of it soon. I'm quite curious to see it.
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Hiyomi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
really like the gun on your back! I'm amazed it's staying on your back O-O SO AWESOME!
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks =) The gun is held on like a backpack, so I don't think it would fall off. That, and its really not to heavy at all.
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:iconhiyomi-chan:
Hiyomi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
SO cool!! :D
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murkrowzy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD.

WE ARE FIGHTING ONE DAY.

I DONT CARE. I WILL FIGHT YOU. SOME WAY. ONE DAY. SOME HOW.

this is amazing. its VERY well done, its use of material is fantastic!

id buy this from you if i had the money...& room. ono;
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD yes, Zoid fight would be awesome. But I don't think you live anywhere near me ( unless of course you live in southern California)

Glad you like it! The materials were cheap, so glad you think so =)

I wouldn't sell anyways, worked way to hard on it to even think about selling it XD

I know the whole space issue. I don't even know where I'm going to store my next Zoids costume, if I decide to make one (which I probably will.)
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:iconmurkrowzy:
murkrowzy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Northern NJ. D:

TOO FAR AWAY. BAH.
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe someday. Though I would hate to travel with a Zoids costume. It seems like it would just break to easily.
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:iconryutehryu:
RyutehRyu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Filmographer
Sweet deal and good pic! Excellent job!
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it =D
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:iconthestrayliger:
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME! I love this. I love the head! it's so detailed <3 Hope u had a lot of fun wearing it, cuz it sure looks really good n.n
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MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So glad you like it! It was so much fun to wear, although it was a pain when my sister wanted to sit down (because of the shoes she had to wear. They were high heels without the heel basically) because I literally had to take all of the armor pieces off >.> That and tight spaces were my enemy D=

But other than that, it was so much fun to wear, and I certainly can't wait to show it off at the next, much bigger, convention. =D
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:iconthestrayliger:
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh I know. cosplay is ALWAYS uncomfortable, no matter how much u work on it :huggle:

And I hope u have a lot of fun too at the next con! And that u take LOTS of awesome photos of u >.o cuz this is really a good work :heart:!
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MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm waiting for the day where I can move like I normally do in a complicated cosplay. Probably never going to happen, but I can hope.
I certainly will =D and thank you!
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BestTimes8812 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love everything about this cosplay. The head, the gun, the claws, how shiny it is :3
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it =D and yes, I made sure it was very shiny, because then its harder to see the mistakes XD
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GalaxyPanther Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Man All these cosplays are wanting me to finish my Blade Liger suit! Which i will after I get back from my cruise
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I really want to see your Blade Liger costume! Can't wait to see yours done =)
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:icongalaxypanther:
GalaxyPanther Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I will be working on when I get back from my cruise
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
yes.


I agree with this.
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I am glad you agree =)
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:iconanirichie-art:
AniRichie-Art Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Damn that is dedication.

Good job with it, it looked awesome at the con!
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you thought it looked awesome =D
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drakewoof Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
That's an epic cosplay! I love the head piece! Great job!
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I think the head is really my most amazing work yet. Slowly, I'm learning how to make costumes =)
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ShadoWolfozo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow!! Thats amazing!! Great job!!
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you thinks so =D
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:iconphoenixinthesky:
Phoenixinthesky Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Very cool, I'm glad you posted a finished pic! :D
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:iconmidnightliger0:
MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks =) After all the work I put into it, I had to post a finished picture.
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EternalJustice002 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
yay saix :) and Irvine's Saix at that :) Gotta love those orange eyes.
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MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is Irvine's Lightning Saix. He's my favorite character, so it just had to be =)
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EternalJustice002 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Wish we lived closer Irvine;s Saix and Irvine's C.Wolf side by Side would be awsome. Que-sera-sera is making me a plush CW Irvine's cosplay so I can lave a lounge around Zoids costume. I am also gonna start remaking my LZS costume into a quad suit. SO I am trashing the parts of the first LZS I have started a year ago and remaking it. Though I have NO IDEA what to do with the foam I have already shaped.....maybe I should find some one who wants to buy it....
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MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, its sad that everyone seems to live so far away. I only have one Cosplayer near me, cause I think the Van cosplayer just flew here or something.
Ugh, I wish I could lounge around in Lightning Saix. but nope. To even sit down, I have to basically take off all the armor >.>
Aww, you can't reuse the armor pieces? I would buy it, but unfortunately I'm using what I've saved up, for HMMs and the new Zelda game. That, and I'm not at all skilled with foam. But, I would love to see your Liger Zero Schneider quad if you make one.
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paul375 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Yes, Van came all the way from New Zealand for AX :-)
I am hoping to come again this year, so if I make it (fingers crossed) I hope I can see you again (Zoids cosplay group AX 2012 anyone?) XD
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MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that is pretty far. I hope to see you this year too. I believe :iconhiyomi-chan: and her cousin are going as Zoids as well. In her journal, she said she was going as Berserk Fury, and her cousin as the Shadow Fox. Hopefully I can fix Liger and the Lightning Saix, and finish the Gun Sniper.
Are you going/ dressing up for all four days?

I just can't wait, this year is going to be tons of fun!
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paul375 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I will come for all four days but will only cosplay Van for one day as I have other characters I want to cosplay.
Pick a 'main' Zoids cosplay day and I will be Van that day.
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MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
uhh, main zoids cosplay day... Unfortunately I don't know when other people are wearing their costumes. I'd say either the first or second day since those are the days I will be wearing the Lightning Saix or the Gun Sniper. But, I'm not to sure which day would be best, I would have to ask other people. But, we will probably decide closer to the convention.
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EternalJustice002 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Oh I am making the quad, Already looking into materials and plans. I just need to figure out the mask and arm stilts
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MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The mask in my opinion would probably be the hardest part, since it doesn't fit on your head like it normally would. I've heard of people using bike helmets, and attaching the head onto that.
As for the stilts, I don't really have any ideas. It needs to be sturdy, and yet light at the same time. The only thing I could think of would be wood, but thats not exactly lightweight. Are you going to cover the legs with foam as well, to give it its shape, or something else?
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LigerZeroLindsey Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW!!!! It is So awesome midnight!!! just Wow!!! I love it!!! Fantastic work i hope to see more photos!
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MidnightLiger0 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it! =D I worked so hard, and I'm really happy that people like it =)

unfortunately I have an all of two pictures of it, but hopefully I can get someone to take pictures of it sometime over the weekend. Though we have pretty boring scenery >.>
I also need to work on poses, there were a few people who wanted a four legged pose. That just wasn't going to happen, since I haven't practiced doing so. =/ the shoes just might restrict me too much.
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