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Bad Box Art Mega Man Cosplay - Otakon 2012

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Published: August 4, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 LBDNytetrayn
This year's cosplay was of Bad Box Art Mega Man! Celebrating 25 years, and going right back to the cover of the first Mega Man game I ever played!

The helmet is by :iconterrastardroid:, but everything else was made by myself and :iconwoekitten:, while the picture here came from JackScarab.

This was when I first revealed the costume to my roommates on Friday, before I quite had the stance down (though Jack's considerable height compared to my own meager stature may have played a part).

Most pics seem to come from Saturday, and some elements, such as the waist-covering belt, didn't survive well until then, so there are some slight differences between this and the pics to come.

You can see more pics at The Mega Man Network.
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768x1024px 361.53 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
u1010,S1010
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 27, 2012, 7:40:56 AM
Software
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.1.7600.16385
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xStar-dusty's avatar
xStar-dustyHobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful the world needs to see it xD
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Thanks! Glad you like it. =) And thanks for Faving it! =)
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xStar-dustyHobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :la:
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Doctor-TalonHobbyist General Artist
Well, I totally called it when talking to my friends about it. Street Fighter X Tekken will likely follow cosplayers of the Box Art Mega Man. That's been on my costume wish-list for awhile, and I have tip my hat to you for beating me to it (as far as I know, you are the first)! Thank you for sharing this awesomeness!!!
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!

Actually, the idea was inspired more by the appearance in Mega Man Universe than SFxT; I've always wanted to cosplay as Mega Man, but I'm a little older and not a great fit for the heavy spandex-styled look, so I never really entertained it until that came up.

Then came the cancellations, and then SFxT, which got a ton of backlash at the time. In fact, that backlash almost made me drop the idea, as I didn't really want to be on the receiving end of that! But as you can see, I did it anyway, and it was lots of fun. =)
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Doctor-TalonHobbyist General Artist
I remember Mega Man Universe. I remember that trailer, and being super excited especially with the US Boxart Mega Man making an appearance. Minutes later, my brother told me, "you know they cancelled that game right?"

I have always had a fondness for the Mega Man franchise. I loved MM9 and MM10 (even though Capcom got lazy with the latter). It feels like anything that isn't a Street Fighter or Resident Evil isn't worth it to them these days, which is sad considering their roots. Glad to know the fanbase is still going strong!
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Ouch! What a way to find out about the game! D=

As for Capcom... I'm inclined to believe that Capcom USA wants it as much as we do, but it's Capcom of Japan pulling the strings for that series.
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FritzyMagpies Traditional Artist
This is the most glorious cosplay I've ever seen XD
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Thanks! It was a lot of fun to do. =)
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FritzyMagpies Traditional Artist
I can see that :D I got a good chuckle from it on the bumble king forums. How long did it take for you to make? And what materials did you use?
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Well, I'm not sure what went into the helmet-- I had :iconterrastardroid:'s help on that.

Overall, planning and stuff went about a year, but I did most of it in a month or two, in the spare time when I had the money to put towards doing it.

Boots are rubber and painted blue. Pants are blue jeans with yellow fabric glued to them. The yellow shirt is a Nike spandex top over a blue sweatshirt; the yellow groin area is some sort of swimsuit bottom I found (it didn't stay in place very well).

Blue rubber cleaning gloves round it out, and I used painted NERF guns held by clips for the guns. Oh, and e tried to make a fabric belt of sorts, but the velcro's glue didn't survive the heat of the first day.
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FritzyMagpies Traditional Artist
Thats amazing!:D
I wish I had the knowledge and the resources to create such an awesome cosplay. Though its not like there are any conventions around that I can cosplay to :D
Anyways, good luck on next year's cosplay :)
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Thanks! Though in this case, it was mostly just a matter of getting creative-- the other part was getting help with the helmet. Everything else was basically off-the-shelf clothing, some paint (for the boots), fabric (the yellow strips on the pants), and hot glue (same).
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FritzyMagpies Traditional Artist
Still for something that was made by "just being creative", that is a whole lot of awesome in that cosplay.

Bravo Nytetrayn! Bravo! :clap:
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Thanks! Kmart Mega Man 4 Life!
metalslimer's avatar
Bad box art??? more like BAD ASS BOX ART!! Old School Mega Man FTW!!!
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Thanks! That's what I would say the "BBA" really stands for when in-character... or at least I would have, but no one ever used it. =(
metalslimer's avatar
no prob, this how I remember the cover of the first Mega Man game I played too
Elmind's avatar
The helmet disappoints me a bit... But that face... it is priceless!
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Thanks for the Fave! And the compliment... I think?

As for the helmet, it's supposed to be a bit off. Check out the box art, or SFXT.
Elmind's avatar
Yes, it was a compliment :D I don't think it is that easy to make the exact face from the box art itself and you pulled it off amazingly
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rickcressenHobbyist General Artist
WATCH OUT WILY D:
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
My destiny... this is it.
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