a small group of costumers were looking for something new to wear to
DragonCon in 2008. We wanted something new and that we hadn't seen done
to death 1000 times before. We finally settled on War hammer 40K Imperial
Guard Elite costumes, also called Kasrkin.
a few months to put it all together, but here's what we finally ended
note that these costumes were made by costuming fans to wear at a convention
and are not for sale.
armor parts are made from .100 gauge (approximately 1/8" thick)
HIPS plastic. It's a High Impact Styrene/ABS hybrid that has the best
properties of both. So it's strong, yet flexible and can bend with you
without cracking. I vaccuformed all the parts and assembled them for
everyone and then shipped them to Atlanta for DragonCon!
and back. The chest aquilla was made by my friend Matt.
Undetailed and with the Cadian Gate. The other shoulder had our unit
number stenciled on it (069).
Hand and forearm armor. The hand armor attaches to the glove with snaps,
but a strap could work just as well.
helmet. Skull crest made by Matt.
helmets are fully padded and quite comfy to wear, though they do get
hot after a while of wearing them in Atlanta!
Cadian chest and back. Just painted green, no camo painting.
shins are shorter than the Kasrkin ones.
one with the Cadian Gate.
the Cadian helmet.
bored, so I made a Cadian Conscript helmet.
uniform was actually a Chef uniform from Chefwear. But it absolutely
worked perfectly, and it's really comfortable as well! For the pants
Pants 3200 in Grain. And for the Jacket - Five
Star (5000) in Grain.
gloves were surplus German Nomex gloves, but any Nomex gloves could
M44 goggles with the tint in place.
our harness was a used British M58 Web set. Really looked the part for
the Warhammer universe.
made by Matt.
Frag Grenade, also made by Matt.
here we are at DragonCon in all our glory!
still working on the respirator for the helmets, and may add a camera
to the side of the helmet like on the minis. Soon.
here's Bryce in his standard Cadian 8th armor!
you enjoyed the pics!