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drag0nfeathers
03-27-2016, 04:18 PM
One week rush job, but I have to say I'm pretty damn proud of the final result with the time constraints and had to share.

I am eager for feedback

I debuted her at Anime Boston 2016 and although I also made the weapons they were going to be confiscated due to strict security due to the recent terrorist activity. I plan to take more photos with them, but for the moment there were my first photos taken of the complete job. I ended up taking the fighting wraps off because they stunk to high heaven. They were fresh out of the package so I don't know what was up with that, but anyway, here she is!

Introducing my Alopex cosplay! (from the IDW TMNT comic franchise) in all her floofy glory! The mouth does move on a hinged spring system revealing a taxidermy jaw set and latex tongue complete with squishy paw pads. The armor was a rush job, I plan to make a new set with foam padding for ComicCon. I also have a set of taxidermy eyes on the way to replace the resin ones currently installed. I also need to weather the cowl and tighten up the digigrade leg padding so it has more definition. The tail is a monster, but full of wire the gives a nice realistic "swaying" movement you can't quite capture in pictures. ^_^

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TigerClaw
03-27-2016, 04:39 PM
That's cool, you ever go to one of those furry conventions? cause this cosplay will definitely fit right in.

drag0nfeathers
03-27-2016, 04:59 PM
That's cool, you ever go to one of those furry conventions? cause this cosplay will definitely fit right in.

Actually, most of the people at AB thought I was a furry. Not too surprising since it wasn't really a con suited for the costume, but I did have a few squeals of "OMG Is that ALOPEX?" and it really made my day.

Not that there is anything wrong with furries. I met several while I was there who mistook me for one they were all wonderful people also embracing the passion of costuming.

One person got a little... uh... overly affectionate with me, but despite the stigma furries get, it wasn't one of them but just a sorta off older lady who really REALLY enjoyed petting and um... massaging me... 0.o it went from friendly to awkward in about 15 seconds and I stealthily scurried away as ninjas tend to do. ^_^

TigerClaw
03-27-2016, 05:26 PM
Actually, most of the people at AB thought I was a furry. Not too surprising since it wasn't really a con suited for the costume, but I did have a few squeals of "OMG Is that ALOPEX?" and it really made my day.

Not that there is anything wrong with furries. I met several while I was there who mistook me for one they were all wonderful people also embracing the passion of costuming.

One person got a little... uh... overly affectionate with me, but despite the stigma furries get, it wasn't one of them but just a sorta off older lady who really REALLY enjoyed petting and um... massaging me... 0.o it went from friendly to awkward in about 15 seconds and I stealthily scurried away as ninjas tend to do. ^_^
Foxes are pretty popular among the furries and Alopex is pretty much a snowfox, which is why the character is popular, since there is plenty of fanart, safe or nsfw on the character.

oldmanwinters
03-28-2016, 05:13 PM
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Impressive attention to detail! Any idea as to whether this is the first ever documented cosplay of Alopex? I can't even say I remember seeing anybody create a Ninjara costume.

TigerClaw
03-28-2016, 05:29 PM
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Impressive attention to detail! Any idea as to whether this is the first ever documented cosplay of Alopex? I can't even say I remember seeing anybody create a Ninjara costume.
I believe it is, a google search only shows this thread.

BoggleKng
03-28-2016, 06:52 PM
Nice work.. Impressive indeed..

Krutch
03-28-2016, 08:37 PM
Not really into cosplay, but this? This I like ;) Nice work!

Meow
03-28-2016, 10:50 PM
If the eyes wouldn't be as much male as they are you'd actually be teasing me haha. Lovely, really lovely cosplay that is! SO fluffy, such a mesmerizing white, simply wow :D

Jephael
03-28-2016, 10:50 PM
Aw man, awesome work!!!

Powder
03-28-2016, 11:00 PM
If the eyes wouldn't be as much male as they are you'd actually be teasing me haha.

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Eiko
03-29-2016, 01:45 AM
This is just wow! amazing.:o:o

Ravenshell
03-29-2016, 02:47 AM
Wow, fantastic work!

Desslok
03-29-2016, 07:48 AM
Awesome work! The shots with the mouth open are so cute. :tlol:

I wish I was talented enough to make my own cosplays, I always end up hiring out, lol.

ProactiveMan
03-29-2016, 09:05 AM
That is excellent!

I'm not a congoer, much less a cosplayer, so I guess I've never thought of this until now, but it would be really weird to be petted by random people.

TMNTChris1980
03-29-2016, 02:18 PM
HAHAHAHA, this is too funny. I was going to post on this site that I saw the best Alopex cosplay at Anime Boston this weekend, but didn't get a pic. Glad to see you on here.

drag0nfeathers
03-29-2016, 03:16 PM
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Impressive attention to detail! Any idea as to whether this is the first ever documented cosplay of Alopex? I can't even say I remember seeing anybody create a Ninjara costume.

I'm not sure if I'm the first or not, but I haven't seen any others. I did a quick search before hand and was sort of excited to think I may have been the first, but I'm not positive if I actually am. If not I'm the first to share one here I guess.

It's funny the video clip you posted because that's what EVEYONE would squeal when they were either hugging me or using my tail as a make shift pillow while sitting in lines ^_^

drag0nfeathers
03-29-2016, 03:25 PM
If the eyes wouldn't be as much male as they are you'd actually be teasing me haha. Lovely, really lovely cosplay that is! SO fluffy, such a mesmerizing white, simply wow :D

The eyes were a last minute job. I ordered some custom ones from Tohickon glass eyes, but when they arrived the pupil was so tiny she look possessed so I slapped together those resin ones last minute.

I didn't add any crazy "feminine" accents to them if that's what you mean.

drag0nfeathers
03-29-2016, 03:32 PM
That is excellent!

I'm not a congoer, much less a cosplayer, so I guess I've never thought of this until now, but it would be really weird to be petted by random people.

Meh, it's not so bad. As a rule I really hate kids, but in the costume you kinda can't help but do they "cutsey" thing and play peek a boo and stuff to make them smile and also you get the crazy teenagers that just want to hug you in general. The nice thing is that they ask permission most of the time instead of just tackling you, but overall I play along with the pets and other wild and random antics. It's fun.

I was quite cute, fluffy, and squishable... so I didn't mind the attention. I've done other similar cosplays and it comes with the territory. It's the ones that hug you for a little too long and start massaging you tenderly and crooning sweet nothings in your ear that sort of creep me out... LOL!

drag0nfeathers
03-29-2016, 03:33 PM
HAHAHAHA, this is too funny. I was going to post on this site that I saw the best Alopex cosplay at Anime Boston this weekend, but didn't get a pic. Glad to see you on here.

Ah!!! What a small world we live in! I can't believe you're on here too! That's awesome! It was great to see you too Chris!

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-29-2016, 03:37 PM
That's exceptionally well done.

DarkFell
03-29-2016, 03:39 PM
Your Alopex cosplay is helluva cute. Thanks for sharing. :)

drag0nfeathers
03-29-2016, 03:46 PM
Thank you so much to everyone for all the compliments!