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[A-kon 23] Lizardman by CanineHybrid [A-kon 23] Lizardman by CanineHybrid
This was the cosplay that one so many awards at A-kon this year- the Lizardman from Soulcalibur III! His costume was quite detailed, though seemed nearly unbearable for the poor guy to wear from overheating. What I found interesting was that his right arm is fake, instead he holds it up next to his head to control the mouth and move the eyes like a puppet. Here's how he made it: [link]

He won 3rd place in the main contest, the Craftsmanship award in the Hall Contest, and also placed in the video game contest. I wasn't even aware you could be eligible to enter all three contests, otherwise I would have done that with Groudon. Ah well, next year.

See more photos and videos of A-kon! [link]

Lizardman: :iconjaredjlee:
Photo :iconcaninehybrid:
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TASIeffects Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The fake arm thing is how I made my reaper costume, also it's the same technique for Luddo in Labyrinth... It's a great way to get a less human movement to characters. Wonderful costume by the way! 
Dragons-for-EVER Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Fantastic costume, bravo !
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Professional and an awesome Lizardman costume/cosplay! :iconjaredjlee: he did well on it, outstanding work!
jaredjlee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I hope my next costume/cosplay impress you!
talpimado Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's Fantastic :love::love: :happybounce:
Swordsdragon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
tofusnow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Photographer
MissNightmares Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
been featured in my profile
jaredjlee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, nothing like increasing your odds.
Very nice pictures.
I was just going to enter the video game contest and the a hall cosplay. Then the people taking the pictures in the hall cosplay told me I would be doing a disservice to the con goers if I didn't enter the cosplay contest.
So I did.
This is my first real cosplay to wear to a convention. Took me three months to make. So I was happy people like it.
I am going to wear it again to Anime fest.
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh hey! So glad you liked the photos :> I thought I would make it aware to you that you were featured (and highly praised) in an article published on the other day, my photo here being the one to represent your work. I'm so glad I finally have someone to credit for it! Here's the [link]

Also congratulations on on your awards, especially being your first cosplay! :dummy:
jaredjlee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! We all suffered in those costumes together, lol. I think my brother offered you an extra Gatorade he got XD!
I showed up Friday and saw you guys all looked so awesome in costume ! I wouldn't win anything!

Thank you for posting this great picture! It hides all the flaws, and makes it look way better than it is. Around that time of night the sucker was starting to fall apart (Not really).
I kinda stunk at being Aeon :(
Next time I will be more in character :)
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes! That Gatorade was a complete lifesaver, we really appreciated that your brother gave that to us :heart:

Haha, I hear you there- all my costumes have such terrible flaws that thankfully people overlook. Glad my photo does your costume some justice! I've found one of the biggest remedies to flaws is to simply wow them with such a great presentation and particularly with being in character. Cannot wait for next year! I am creating a big, scaly creature myself- we should totally get photos together (and suffer together) ;p

Oh and I looked through your entire build forum post- saw that you bought a cooling vest. Did that significantly help you at all?
jaredjlee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that would rock! I have to make sure to make something cool for next year.

Thanks for taking the time to see the build.

The cooling vests did help for about 2 hours.
I stayed cool all night. Later in the night I was cool mostly because I was wet.
I lost the vests in the back of the costume stage area.:/

I was cramping, a lot for standing and the weight of the suit.
I was not planning on the event being THAT long!
TheMentalLizard Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconjaredjlee: was the guy inside the Lizardman costume.
AzureProps Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're allowed to enter all three contests with the same cosplay, though it's kinda looked down upon. Still he was amazing looking! Wish I could have gotten a closer look.
Daikaiju-Danielle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, sweet! I love Lizardman! :D
Starcraft3000 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so many details from this amazing cosplay
Sa-chan1603 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice costume !
I like this character !
Corodo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
The fake arm/mobile head trick is the same kind of puppeteer style used for Big Bird characters in Sea World/Sesame Street theme parks =) So I was familiar with the style when you wrote about it ^^
Troppa-D Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh, uh, uhhhhh.
This man, my hero. :v Amazing cosplay!
Nightdragon0 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Now that's seriously impressive!
BossHossBones Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!Looks really amazing and impressive!!Awesome cosplay and great pic!!:)
Fogdragon23 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, that's impressive =D
AnkokuTenshiOokami Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoohoo! Lizardman!!! =D
CaptainFalconMan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Oh god XD (Such a big Soul Cal fan)
Cyntrix-GM Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Galaxy-Squid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This cosplay is insane
Just incredible
GrineX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey it's Lizardman/ Aeon! :D
CharTeam Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thats just win
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