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Ruining Zelda – A Story of Failing Gracefully

One of the running themes at MAL is to show off your ugly things. We’ve talked about the shame that we experience when we botch something up, when we can’t make our product match our vision, or when we look back in anguish at our cringe-worthy creations of the distant past. …

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Gertrude

Art history is often presented as the genius works of a few “great men.” This is terribly misleading though. No artist creates in a vacuum. They all have mentors, teachers, inspirations, apprentices, and very often, collaborators. This narrative also hides the fact that one of the amazing aspects of being …

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Was Uber’s Branding done while Uber High?

Uber is the focus of much controversy of late, from aspects of accountability and safety, to taking advantage of their “contractors” and a host of dubious business practices and individual incidents. These may be the growing pains of a bright new future, or signals of the negligent and greedy. Maybe …

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Armouring for Cosplay 8 – Punching Holes

This week, we punch some holes in some sheet metal. Seriously. That’s what we’re doing. It’s more interesting than it sounds.  

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Armouring for Cosplay 6 – Adding some Flare

This week, we add a flared edge to our pauldron. It’s just a bit of gentle hammering along the edge, but it adds strength while making the piece look a lot nicer.   And of course, the uncut version for those that enjoy the gentle tones of hammers on metal.

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Armouring for Cosplay 5 – Dishing it out

It’s the fifth episode of armouring for cosplay and we finally get to put a hammer to metal. I’m pretty excited. Like last time, we have two videos, one of reasonable length, and the other with the process at normal speed and completely uncut. Enjoy!  

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Armour for Cosplay 4 – Cut It Out

This week, we finally start making something. We’re cutting out pieces for a pauldron (shoulder armour) and a full articulated arm. I’m working off of patterns found on the Armour Archive. Pauldron Arm Harness I’ve made two versions of the video. The first has been edited down and had the boring bits …

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