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FLCL - Atomsk Cannon, FIRE by AmenoKitarou FLCL - Atomsk Cannon, FIRE by AmenoKitarou
FLCL, Canti cosplay

It's finally here! This costumes and prop was my half of Team F@P's (*Tsubaki-chan and myself) entry in the Sydney audition round for the World Cosplay Summit Australia selections at Mini Animania 2011!

Our random-ass performance can be seen here: [link]

And also a must-see, is our photoshoot behind-the-scenes video: [link]

We safely got through to the finals, and shared equal first place for "Best Performance" award with Team Social Link 9 (~Cattypatra and Rosy), who also got through to the finals that day.

Canti, Naota, and Cannon, worn and made by:

Haruko and motorbike, worn and made by:

Photography and edit by:

About the costume:

Canti: The entire thing is made from foam mats, sealed in PVA glue then hand painted with acrylic paint. All the colours were mixed by hand so I get the perfect shade of Canti's obscure colours... :|
His TV screen is a piece of spare perspex from my Siegfried costume supplies :XD:, just covered in reflective blue paint, so I can semi see from one side but people can't really look inside...

The Cannon: First I got an abandoned coffee table top and attached wheels so it to form the base. Then I made the side panels from PVC plastic by heating them to shape, detailing them with smaller pieces of plastic before screwing them onto the base with some metal triangles.
The gross brainy parts is expanding foam sprayed onto a box in manky patterns. I then added some colour alternating LEDs (which were kindly provided by *KrisEz) into the brains.
The barrel of the gun is pretty much a giant cardboard tube decorated with more foam craft and HEAVILY sealed with PVA glue before painting.

Naota: Well... this was just some basic sewing. I had to get out of Naota quickly in the performance so I made it so it was like a stripper's clothes... velcro on the seams so I could RIP OFF MY CLOTHES and flash people if I wanted to.

If there's more points of interests that I've missed, please feel free to ask me :)

More FLCL coming soon!
Enjoy this one for now.
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OtakuTiki Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That performance xD
Also great cosplay.
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
OtakuTiki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
velcome =3=
gyabbo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Wow, this is AMAZING! really incredible cosplay, mate!
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much
Nightcrawler2010 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Been wanting to do a Canti cosplay since forever! Ive been looking at dif ppl's costume versions of him and what they use...what you used i like a lot..and might do! AWESOME JOB!
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Good luck ;)
Nightcrawler2010 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
endspire Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WHOA!!!! :O
that must have been fun to move around in... XD
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha it was a little bit awkward but not as awkward as I thought.
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