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Arno did not bring his props to Gamescom :I by Chroystain Arno did not bring his props to Gamescom :I :iconchroystain:Chroystain 4 3 Dovahkiin - Teddy bear by Chroystain Dovahkiin - Teddy bear :iconchroystain:Chroystain 3 6 Arno at Elfia in Arcen 2015 -  The Hood by Chroystain Arno at Elfia in Arcen 2015 - The Hood :iconchroystain:Chroystain 2 0 Assassins unite! by Chroystain Assassins unite! :iconchroystain:Chroystain 11 6 Arno at Elfia in Arcen 2015 - Frontview by Chroystain Arno at Elfia in Arcen 2015 - Frontview :iconchroystain:Chroystain 4 2 Arno at Elfia in Arcen 2015 by Chroystain Arno at Elfia in Arcen 2015 :iconchroystain:Chroystain 10 18 Spy VS Assassin by Chroystain Spy VS Assassin :iconchroystain:Chroystain 1 4 Arno Dorian - Pants, Belts and Holster by Chroystain Arno Dorian - Pants, Belts and Holster :iconchroystain:Chroystain 3 4 Fleur de Lys by Chroystain Fleur de Lys :iconchroystain:Chroystain 5 9 This Wanderer has seen some Lordran by Chroystain This Wanderer has seen some Lordran :iconchroystain:Chroystain 2 0 Dirt added by Chroystain Dirt added :iconchroystain:Chroystain 0 1 Shredding the fabric by Chroystain Shredding the fabric :iconchroystain:Chroystain 1 0 Hit the B - Button by Chroystain Hit the B - Button :iconchroystain:Chroystain 2 2 Dark Souls Wanderer Cosplay - Dual Wielding by Chroystain Dark Souls Wanderer Cosplay - Dual Wielding :iconchroystain:Chroystain 3 10 Dark Souls Wanderer Cosplay - Drawing the sword by Chroystain Dark Souls Wanderer Cosplay - Drawing the sword :iconchroystain:Chroystain 5 0 End of a long journey by Chroystain End of a long journey :iconchroystain:Chroystain 8 12

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Igni / Eskel The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Cosplay by KADArt-Cosplay Igni / Eskel The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Cosplay :iconkadart-cosplay:KADArt-Cosplay 52 7 Nomad Genji Cosplay Set by aishicosplay Nomad Genji Cosplay Set :iconaishicosplay:aishicosplay 6 0 Mediocre Defense by Bulletproof-Eggs Mediocre Defense :iconbulletproof-eggs:Bulletproof-Eggs 37 22 Alex by Bulletproof-Eggs Alex :iconbulletproof-eggs:Bulletproof-Eggs 54 25 Josie by Bulletproof-Eggs Josie :iconbulletproof-eggs:Bulletproof-Eggs 69 8 Nomad by Bulletproof-Eggs Nomad :iconbulletproof-eggs:Bulletproof-Eggs 46 13 Evie Frye by Chaaaarlotjeeee Evie Frye :iconchaaaarlotjeeee:Chaaaarlotjeeee 9 3 Eskel Doublet / The Witcher 3 Cosplay by KADArt-Cosplay Eskel Doublet / The Witcher 3 Cosplay :iconkadart-cosplay:KADArt-Cosplay 105 25 Bionicle MOC: Zeebo the Zebra by Rahiden Bionicle MOC: Zeebo the Zebra :iconrahiden:Rahiden 87 22 By your side by VelaSama14 By your side :iconvelasama14:VelaSama14 60 5 MURDOC (+ Speedpainting) by Bulletproof-Eggs MURDOC (+ Speedpainting) :iconbulletproof-eggs:Bulletproof-Eggs 226 81 WIP 3 Eskel The Witcher Cosplay by KADArt-Cosplay WIP 3 Eskel The Witcher Cosplay :iconkadart-cosplay:KADArt-Cosplay 31 7 WIP 1 Eskel Cosplay The Witcher by KADArt-Cosplay WIP 1 Eskel Cosplay The Witcher :iconkadart-cosplay:KADArt-Cosplay 63 24 On the chase by 6Black9 On the chase :icon6black9:6Black9 7 2 Halo - Master Chief cosplay by RBF by RBF-productions-NL Halo - Master Chief cosplay by RBF :iconrbf-productions-nl:RBF-productions-NL 100 11 Edward Kenway as Duncan Walpole by ShayKenway Edward Kenway as Duncan Walpole :iconshaykenway:ShayKenway 5 0

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So a few days ago I had been to Gamescom 2014 with some friends and my sister. We had been staying at Cologne for four nights and slept at a campsite that had been arranged in a park-area.

Having arrived after a 12 hours bus-trip that took us in the most inefficient way that is somehow possible through every single corner of Germany we arrived in Cologne early in the morning on Wednesday.

First we had to get ourselves running so everybody grabbed a coffe in a local shop and we made up our way to the train station to get to the camping site. That march was quite a challenge becase my friend and me had to carry both of the costumes that I had made, so we both ended up having a giant suitcase for the costume, a giant backpack with camping essentials and a smaller backpack with necessary stuff like drinks, little lunch and a rain-secured jacket etc.

After finally reaching the park area we were welcomed very friendy, the people who worked there really gave their best to make our stay enjoyable. We had lots of rain during that week and they did whatever they could to clean of the ways with giant  brushing machines, pumped off water from places where little lakes had begun to endanger the tent-areas and made sure that nothing got stolen, so I can honestly say that everybody who slept in that camp ows these people thankfulness.

On thursday we visited the GC-Fair and went to check out the new games and cotents we wanted to see. That day was long and full of hours of waiting, but I managed to play some Bloodborne although I had to wait for 5 hours.

Having become ambitious and curious about our first time wearing my costumes in public we decided to wear them already on friday. I felt very uncomfortable when I wore it in public. People where obviously staring at me and sometimes it was difficult to distinguish whether they were being fascinated or cynical. I was very lucky to have my friend by my side, so neither of us was walking alone in a costume. I got nervous when we approached the security guards of the fair. I knew exactly that bows and arrows are forbidden and must not be worn. I therefore had prepared my arrows to be undetachable, my bow to be unusable, yet making sure they looked realistic. The security seemed to tolerate my creations and we were both let through all safe and nobody had to hand in their costumes, so that went better than expected.

Once having gotten into the fair things changed drastically! My nervousity was gone as suddenly people started to look more fascinated, more interested and I sometimes could hear people say things about me when I walked past them. Things like "Man that's so awesome" or "Now that's some art, not such ebay-scrap" and other things. That really boosted my self esteem and I started feeling comfortable. I could move around more confident and throw off my nervousity. Then after only 5 minutes the first person wanted to take a picture of me, and it shoudn't be the last one.
That day we had lots of fun, we met many cool people and took lots of funny photos with all kinds of people. It's really fascinating how easy you get in contact with people you would no way ever talk to in real life! There was this man, he was like two meters high, looked like a wrestling star and from a distance appeared quite threatening, he went nuts when he saw me and we talked for about ten minutes about how I made my costume. Many people were wondering and didn't believe me at first that I had made that costume all by myself.

Maybe it appears unbelievable and illogical that someone at my age could have made that. Maybe some people don'T consider that one can actually make something like that with just a little effort and pursued interest. It made me feel proud of myself, but I am not the kind of person that would get itself overthrown by that and start prancing and acting like the king of the world. The people at Ubisoft really liked my costume and were very friendly, they let me in earlier so I didn't have to wait too long to play their games.

On Saturday we again wore our costumes, this time much more prepared and in happy expectation. Things went along just as perfect as the day before. I had participated in a Cosplay-Contest at Ubisofts area. In the early round that was based on a facebook-give a like-system I managed to get lots of points, although I didn't have a giant community like others do and that really surprised me. Many awesome people had participated and I met some very nice persons there.
Although I didn't win anything it was a good experience because I got to talk to so many people. Great thing in the end.

I learned a lot from this experience. About Cosplay-Culture itself, about Costume-making and that wearing a good self made costume that satisfies you will make you feel like a super hero when you walk around in a crowd full of video-game-fans.

Right now I'm still thinking about what project I should pick up next. I thought about making a coat that I could wear in public, but since I met RBF in real life and saw his Arno from AC Unity it really tickles me to test my new gained knowledge and see where I can come if I make a new costume, maybe even from Unity. What do you think?




Such a long text.... Well I had lots of thoughts to share, so who cares about the length ;)

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Chroystain

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MitchTheChief Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav! :D
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Chroystain Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Always! You faved me first btw :D
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MitchTheChief Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha :D
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Sisterarrow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Cooles Connor cosplay. Echt gute Arbeit.
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Chroystain Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Vielen Dank, Arno hats noch nicht aus meinem Zimmer heraus ins Internet geschafft :S
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Sisterarrow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Ich feuere ihn an. Dann schaffts er bestimmt. :)
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KADArt-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Danke für den watch :) da haste ein zurück ^^
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ArtisansTheory Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch! :)
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MudgetMakes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Thanks for the watch :)
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Melenea Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch :hug:
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