Wossname

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About Wossname

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  • Birthday 05/02/1977

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Florida
  • Interests
    Cosplay, classical music, graphic design, web development, kayaking and "hiking" in Florida.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Costuming / cosplay
  • Interested in learning about
    Machine sewing garment leather

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  1. D&D Costume WiP

    I got my Critical Role (a D&D podcast / Twitch show) costume 2/3 complete in time for DragonCon this past weekend in Atlanta. I posted the boots before, but folks were interested in the entire thing, so here it is! The character, Percy de Rolo, is a gunslinger. Most people go with a steampunk / "weird west" vibe, but I came up with a design that has 17th/18th century and older influences. Breastplate: Artwork by a friend, I cheated here and used a v-gouge for wood carving so I could have the entire thing done in a day. I need to do some edge lacing or other finishing on all the chrome tan it's affixed to. Was originally gonna be all layered vegtan, but needed a slimmer profile because this will eventually go under a coat. Gun things: Made a rifle sling and a flintlock holster, the latter in my hotel room, ha ha. The brass spots are aged a bit with vinegar and salt to give them a slight patina. Boots: Articulated sabatons with greaves on top of equestrian boots with some ridiculous spur leathers. I learned the hard way to put some threadlock in my chicago screws (only popped a couple at stress points and had spares in my pockets). Pauldron: Designed inspired by a Musketeers TV show. It pulled a bit at my breastplate, so it's getting some rigging modifications. Wool is dyed scrap and I had fun getting it dark enough. Bits and bobs: A few other leather things (like my plague doctor mask, belt, bandolier, and neck stock) and some fun props, like a powder horn (soon to get some scrimshaw) and some black powder "apostles" turned out of wood. This was my first big costume build (made almost entirely from water damaged leather I got from Craigslist) and I'm excited to finish the rest! Most of what's left to make is clothing and guns, but I do plan to make a fancy leather gauntlet for V2.
  2. Finisher on top of Angelus paint?

    Yup, I noticed my mask ended up reallly shiny, heh. I'm hoping that'll go down when I do some weathering techniques on it. I'll know better for next time!
  3. Finisher on top of Angelus paint?

    LOL. Yeah, that's Dexter. To be fair, he's done his fair share of "helping" me work. Still has some USMC black Fiebling's in his tail currently, ha ha.
  4. Lizard (and some gator/caiman) remnants

    I should, lemme check my scrap this evening and make sure I still have everything in easy reach - I moved some of my bins around.
  5. Finisher on top of Angelus paint?

    I agree, it needs *something*. I'll give my resolene a shot, I've had success toning down the gloss in the past.
  6. I recently made a plague doctor mask in 3/4 vegtan and painted it with several coats of Angelus white paint. I see that Angelus makes its own finishers (I'm eyeing the satin), but was curious if folks have their own favorite to use? This is my first painted piece; I'm used to dyeing stuff. This is a costume piece that will be worn indoors, and mainly needs to be protected from convention wear-and-tear. It doesn't have to stay pristine, but I don't want it to get prematurely dinged up, either. Photo included, with bonus cat (his name is Dexter and he is my "assistant").
  7. First pair of sabatons and greaves

    Thanks, and I feel the same way! I really want to teach more leather working skills in the cosplay community -- right now, the big thing is EVA foam, because people think it's the fastest or most inexpensive solution or they are intimidated by leather. On the flip side, though, knowing your way around EVA foam makes it easy to pattern and make prototypes for leather, ha ha. Though for me, the EVA foam ironically tends to be the bigger expense. (I have an absurd amount of leather I bought for pennies on the dollar from Craigslist. Those boots cost me maybe $20 in vegtan.)
  8. First pair of sabatons and greaves

    Thank you! And yes, I meant "keepers", lol. Thank you! I wish I could embed my motion test to show off the articulation. :D About 24 hours, including patterning. (I'm trying to get in the habit of writing down my build times for future reference.) Watched a lot of Netflix while stitching and doing the texture stamp, ha ha.
  9. I recently finished my first bit of armor work, this pair of greaves and sabatons (and spur leathers with no spurs, ha ha). I'm cosplaying as a D&D character from a popular web series (Percy from Critical Role) and designed a costume with a bunch of historical nods to what is a fantasy gunslinger. So, it's a little gothic, a little 17th century musketeer, a little steampunk. I own a pair of very comfy riding boots, so patterned everything custom for as tight a fit as possible. The added weight is noticeable, but I can still run, jump, etc. I've got strap savers to add, a little color matching to do, and some additional weathering/antiquing, but I'm pretty dang happy for my first big leather project. The completed costume will have a leather breastplate, pauldron, plague doctor mask, rifle sling, gauntlet, sidearm holster, and misc accessories. So, I'm no where finished, lol.
  10. Lizard (and some gator/caiman) remnants

    ALL THE LIZARD HAS BEEN SOLD THANK YOU I just have a few bags of caiman remnants, plus some tails: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pqc71halux5igmp/AABTW Each photo is a separate $12 lot. Larger caiman pieces are older skins and have some cracking between the rows of scales, so be aware here. The bigger caiman pieces are best suited for flat applications, cut up into inlays, or made into costume accessories for post-apoc and similar grungy genres. Smaller caiman stuff is more pliable and the finishes vary from matte to shiny. There might be some cracking, so again, make sure this is suitable for your project at hand. Or maybe you just want a handful of caiman to enjoy the unique aroma that is reptile skin. I won't judge.If you are interested in specific lots, just tell me the number on the card. If you want to buy everything, but aren't sure on the quality, buy just 1 or 2 items and I will hold the rest while you assess for a day. Each lot is around 100g in weight. I ship USPS from Orlando, Florida. I will remove photos from Dropbox as they sell.
  11. Lizard (and some gator/caiman) remnants

    Phew, I took photos of EVERY bag against my 1" squared cutting mat. Everything is here in dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pqc71halux5igmp/AABTWuh9rS9wX74nUQOYIezAa?dl=0 Each photo is a separate $12 lot. Larger caiman pieces are older skins and have some cracking between the rows of scales, so be aware here. The bigger caiman pieces are best suited for flat applications, cut up into inlays, or made into costume accessories for post-apoc and similar grungy genres. The lizard stuff, on the other hand, is still suitable for fancy things, there are only a few lots where the finish is uneven, and the change is clearly visible. If you are interested in specific lots, just tell me the number on the card. Each lot is around 100g in weight. I ship USPS from Orlando, Florida. I will remove photos from Dropbox as they sell.
  12. Lizard (and some gator/caiman) remnants

    LG1, LG2 and LK1 are being reserved.
  13. Lizard (and some gator/caiman) remnants

    Lots LB1-3 have sold. Looking to add more photos, orchestra wiped me out this weekend.
  14. Lizard (and some gator/caiman) remnants

    LB1-3 on hold. Will remove photos of bags that sell. Just to be clear, if there's a photo with a card, those are the exact skins for sale in that bag. I have more bags than photos and will try to snap some more shots once I get back from orchestra tonight.
  15. Scrap fun for my cat

    Plus, it keeps 'em out of my good stuff when I need to do lacing, lol. Anyone who has cats know how much they like to "help". I keep all my scratched and water damaged stuff now, too, and toss off a toy when I get the chance. Spoiled little things.