BiographyCosplayer's Name: Andrew Makes Things
Started cosplaying since: 2010
Favorite fictional character: Spider-Man
Hometown: USA, CA
A Little About MeHey all! My name is Andrew from San Diego. I try to use my background in electrical engineering to make my cosplays more awesome and I love the challenge of making armor. I am also lucky to have a lot of support from my cosplay friends/photographers, and most importantly plenty of encouragement from my awesome wife!
Series: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Description: I am most proud of this cosplay since it was my first time trying to freehand armor. This took about 12 weeks. The face shield is motorized on this as well.
Video demo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5hr9xisK_k
Full details on how I built it here: http://www.otakuandfit.com/raiden-w-mechanized-face-shield-metal-gear-rising-tutorial/
Photo Credits: Sean Lee, AzHP Photography
Character: Stealth Iron Man
Series: Iron Man
Description: This was the first full cosplay I made and took me about 8 months. A majority of the parts are made out of fiberglass, and the helmet is motorized and opens and closes by my control!
Video demo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgNcD9E87A8
Full details on how I built it here: http://www.otakuandfit.com/stealth-iron-man-mk-vi-cosplay-made-w-fiberglass-and-foam-tutorial/
Photo Credits: David Lee, Popular Mechanics
Character: Portgas D Ace
Series: One Piece
Description: The actual cosplay didn’t take me too long to make, but I did go on a strict diet and exercise routine for 8 weeks and lost 14 lbs to fit the character better =P.
Photo Credits: Sharon Peng, Heulangel Designs