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SCIV Siegfried- Crystal Knight by AmenoKitarou SCIV Siegfried- Crystal Knight by AmenoKitarou
Soul Calibur IV, Siegfried Schtauffen cosplay

My dream costume finally became reality!!!

I wore this costume as a Wildcard Finalist to the Grand Final of Madman National Cosplay Championship in Brisbane 2010, and won 1st place.

My performance, stage setup, and interview can be viewed here: [link]

Costume was made and modelled by:
:iconamenokitarou:
Photography by:
:iconsorceressmoonblader:

Taken at the press photoshoot during madman nationals.
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About the costume:

Base armour: The chest plate and leg armour were first modeled out of cardboard, covered with alunimium foil, then covered with a few layers of fibre glass once the shape was right. After the fibreglass set, imperfections were covered with putty and sanded until smooth.
All other parts of base armour were made from sheets semi-expanded PVC plastic, which were cut to size by hand with a scalpel, then heated into shape.

The paint job was done by preparing the surface with Slate Grey spray paint, then followed by one layer of cheap silver spray paint, and finally one layer of Super Chrome.

The silver is then weathered by dry brushing and scratching black acrylic paint onto desired areas to give an extra realistic touch.

Crystal Armour: This part caused me so much death... All transparent parts were patterned out of cardboard before the shaped were transferred onto sheets and sheets of 3mm perspex. All parts were then cut out by a rotary tool equipped with a cutting disc.
All edges are polished by hand with fine sand paper and a blow torch.

The crystal effect was done by applying individual strands of ripped up fibreglass fibres onto the surface of the perspex with clear casting resin.
The strands were placed onto the armour one by one for a desired pattern and finish and they were soaked with resin at different levels in each part of the armour to make sure the behaviour of light is consistent throughout the costume.

This armour changes colour!
First I add a blue tinge to the crystal by lightly spraying Tamiya Translucent Blue spray paint onto all the transparent surfaces, varying the spray distance depending on the part.

To achieve the changing colour, I add an extra layer of Tamiya Translucent Chrome spray paint, which reflects all oncoming light and makes the crystal lose all transparency in certain settings.

It is finished off with another layer of clear resin to seal in the colour and give extra gloss.

Weapon: This crystal sword is made from one giant piece of 20mm perspex, and several pieces of 10mm perspex. The main 20mm piece was painstakingly cut out with a metal cutting blade, while the little shards were done with a laser cutter by :iconathira80:

Desired edges were taken off by a power router, and then sanded and polished by hand once again with a blow torch and some sand paper.

Crystal patterns were then added, again, with fibreglass strands and clear resin.

The orb is a christmas ball lol~ Inside it is a motion activated blue light that is suspended by a thin silver thread. The sword will light up when I move the sword~!! :D It is so fun to play with!

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Many many special thanks go out to:

:icontsubaki-chan: :iconwakaleo: :iconstormwarden83: :iconzuzumoo: :iconmint-ice-tea: :iconmisazophia: :iconyiji: :iconkurai-kishi: :iconmiyukiko: :iconclamwings: :iconjkale: :iconrinoa-lewis: :iconlittlestarfish: :iconsleepypanda: :iconamyleeyummy: :iconk-chan009: :iconcescat: :iconslykura: :iconblackmage9:
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:icongoblinlover:
goblinlover Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
do u mind telling me what material u used to make the frozen wings? I've tried using melted plastic but i would love to find something that makes the illusion like yours
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all in the description. Just got to read it :XD:
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:icongoblinlover:
goblinlover Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oh lol sorry
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha that's ok. It is a scary wall of text.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask :)
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:iconpanhead13:
Panhead13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Huh...never played Soul Calibur, but the armor is like some stuff in my novels.
pretty cool
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:iconmorgoththeone:
morgoththeone Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
It really is amazing. It's too bad that there was such a painful process. I feel your pain man. But it was soo worth it.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much.
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:iconkakurosu:
Kakurosu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
wauw... epic...
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:iconputrifiedbyapril:
PutrifiedByApril Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa, gorgeous ♥_♥
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjaime-andres:
jaime-andres Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
hi there guys. first, let me congratulate u on the cosplay, and second, please let me photograph u guys next time. cheers!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
your work is awesome. Please shoot me your details with a PM. I'd love to work with you some time!
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:iconrisarisa333:
risarisa333 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome!!!!!!!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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:iconanakarin:
AnaKarin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg:
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:iconlionesshunter:
Lionesshunter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!-glomp-
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-impales-
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:iconlionesshunter:
Lionesshunter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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:iconcyborgninja42:
cyborgninja42 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's incredible!!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm really proud of this costume.
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:iconcyborgninja42:
cyborgninja42 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You should be!
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:iconvysse:
Vysse Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive. Most impressive.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
why thank you :)
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:iconavalonswinter:
AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much
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:iconavalonswinter:
AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should do some Soul Calibur V cosplay. Like a Z.W.E.I costume or a Xiba costume.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really??
I haven't seen any of the Soul Calibur V images.
If you have a suggestion of a character that I would suit please tell me! I'll consider it if I like it!
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:iconavalonswinter:
AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the two characters I just named I believe would be a good fit for you, because one is a more serious character and one is a lot more playful (which is the two main themes I see in your amazing cosplay). Here is Xiba [link] he's basically the replacement for Kilik (who disappeared in SCIV) he's mischievous and youthful, and kind of a Monkey King character.
Z.W.E.I however is a more serious character, brooding and emanating power which you do very well. [link] This is him, very moon and werewolf orientated, and to see you make his weapon would be an awesome bonus.
These are my two suggestions, I hope you like them. (If not, feel free to tell me)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god... I love them both!!!
Though I am not NEARLY buff enough to cosplay Z.W.E.I...
I'm working out... but I don't know when I will get that body...
I really love the first one though! I'll consider it!

And if I ever get the body... I will definitely do the second one too
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:iconavalonswinter:
AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad I could be of assistance
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:iconavalonswinter:
AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I look forward to further cosplays
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:iconsevroy:
Sevroy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Very nice, excellent job. Good work. :)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much
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:iconheartyspades:
HeartySpades Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD. the best!!!!!!! kudos to you and to that armor which changes color
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! I'm really proud of the outcome~
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:iconheavenlyodyssey:
HeavenlyOdyssey Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredibly impressive, so much work effort and talent has gone into this, i'm still picking my jaw back up from the floor lol.
Nice work :D
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ^^ It's by far the costume I'm most proud of so far.
Happy to see you like it :)
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:iconlightfang007:
LightFang007 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Super impressive.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconlightfang007:
LightFang007 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sigfried is cool... But I like the Kilik.
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:icondraco713:
draco713 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
This is absolutely amazing! ^_^
You obviously put a great deal of work into this cosplay. Happy to hear you won first place with it! :thumbsup:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THanks so much! It was such a hard process. Winning was very nice! Especially when everyone else was so very very epic too!
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:iconkittychow:
KittyChow Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
ohgosh gooshhh i see this and i'm like.. not possibllleeee!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww thanks hahaha! I was pretty suicidal when I was making this costume because it looked impossible to me too DX
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:iconphiladelphia13:
philadelphia13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: HAH!!! THE BEST SIEGFRIED COSPLAYER EVAH!!!!!!!! :la:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uwa~~ Thanks so much!!! I poured alll my effort into this costume. Glad to see you like it :)
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:iconphiladelphia13:
philadelphia13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So did you won?...Surely youve won...i mean with that kind of great effort...its awesome!

so a cosplayer?...wow! Im just starting cosplaying...pls check and please comment & say what do you think? [link]

its my very first cosplay...and the dress is my own design...

please check it out :eager:
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:iconnimi-rook:
nimi-rook Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
truly...amazing...im impress by your creation!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much ^^
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:iconnimi-rook:
nimi-rook Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
very welcome
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