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cospro a new generation

Let me start by introducing a new name to the costume world, I call it 'Cospro' meaning people that take their costumes that one step further to a more professional level. I am sure there are thousands of us out there and alls it needs is a name and to be recognised as a extremely talented art form in its self. So I am going to start the ball rolling and hope with the people that do it on a higher level we can start a new movement that is already out there with name to identify it with. Cospro - you heard it here first. let's get behind it. I can see that this cospro title has either caused people to love it or hate it. It was not meant to come across as arrogant as some people have suggested, however I am just distinguishing people that take their costume a stage further. Also to state that the cosplay world is now moving into a new era, admittadly before now it was mainly deemed as a hobby that some people would say was for nerds, I don't like this term and it is certainly not the case here. Alls I am trying to do here is get people credit and the respect they deserve and the term 'cospro' is just a term to cover this. No more, no less.

I have creatored designer and co designed most of my costumes. I use certain talented individuals to bring my ideas to life,and sometimes craft them my self. Alot of the pieces on this costume are completely new to the steampunk world which i designed and co designed and wanted to bring to life, etc. Full mechanical steampunk leg, full mechanical arm with epaulette shoulder cannon, back pack and chest armour with shoulder cannon combined, these are all what we have designed and co designed. and i however like I stated I maticously designed and co designed this whole project and together me organic armor/ samual lee/ hemingway/ skinz-n-hydez./.archead have worked no designing and construcking this project together and still have more surprises in store and when the full suit has been designed and made it will be go through at least another 2 processes which really will be taking to a whole new level. So watch this space.
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pantocratormaster Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
PERFECT!
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fbronnie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello,
Great work!
Is there any chance I could use this photo on a book?
I'm writing a book about steampunk jewelry - "How To" or "Do It Yourself" kind of a book.
Besides my own jewelry projects, I would like to illustrate it with some steampunk images like the one above.
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Nineblind77 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow!
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RandomDrawerPerson Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
You guys look awesome. Though you may have gone a little bit overboard. Im not saying it's not superly awesomely epic. Just saying that it's a bit over the top.
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KimMazyck Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very awesome!
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KirstenBerryCrafts Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed
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oxnation Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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0967 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Writer
Holy fuck! You guys are so AWESOME! I wish I had the time to make that kind of stuff.
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spacdud Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
If I was a billionaire, I'd give you a billion dollars for that armour =P
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icecreamkittycat Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
i will support cospro! you should make a group! i will join! or watch... most of my cosplays involve cat ears...so not pro:( but this is really cool!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Good thinking. I do the same, namely, join two concepts together. For example, I do steampunk pin-ups, not exactly a classic pin-up subject! Thinking outside the box and being able to name/explain/market a concept to others is a high form of creative thinking that can allow someone a higher success level in their creative field. I believe "paradigm shift" is an applicable concept too. Excellent costume. It must be heavy!
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italktotherain Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I would say you that you are indeed a "Cospro" as well as a "COSBRO"
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OrochiBloodRiot Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
truly magnificent! ^^
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Radvvdr Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool.
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HappyFaerieDance Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! THAT IS SOOOO AMAZING!!!! I LOVE THE WINGS!!! :iconilikeitplz:
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GardenParsley Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My brain just kinda went numb
This is amazing
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LadySakura81 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
WOW
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Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive. Very very impressive.
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ObiXAni Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
this is really pro!
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zeloco Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
This indeed is the next level.
Kudos and good luck!
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elShoggotho Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's a notable difference between taking it one step further and going overboard. Costumes with that level of detail are already out there, and they don't feel as random and out of place. In my book, a given piece of mechanism (let's say, a gauge) needs a defined function beyond being pretty. For example, if I have a gauge hanging somewhere, it's more likely than not an antique voltmeter in working order and can be used to accurately check voltages.

I don't criticise your workmanship, it's clearly top notch, but your aesthetic choices are a bit questionable. Seems like you over-egged the pudding there, old chap.
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I agree with you completely! Even if you have an impressive looking costume, that doesn't necessarily mean you're a "pro." I think that term implies a good understanding of not just one piece of clothing, but an outfit as a whole; the one on the right just seems a bit too clunky to deserve the being called "pro." Sure, the crafstmanship is awesome, but I think the aesthetics are a bit off... Then again, maybe AmbassadorMann has a point.

Aside from that, I think the term "cospro" is taking it too far. Seriously, if you take cosplay so seriously that you need to take an elitist attitude toward it, then doesn't that take all the fun out of it? The whole point of cosplay is to enjoy making or wearing a costume, not to create tiers of skill level. The all-inclusive nature of the cosplay community is why I like it so much. You don't need some special term to have your work recognized...If it's good, people will come to expect more of your costumes, and you'll get a good reputation without separating yourself from the beginners using terminology like "cospro." That's my two-cents, at least.
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AmbassadorMann Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are 100% right on that point, mate! While the design and the quality of craft is superb, and all the materials are authentic.... all these gauges, and tubes, and springs, and gears just seem to be a bit of too much. But actually, I think that this issue may be the major "problem" of the whole steampunk subculture's fashion, at least for the moment. I think that it will take some considerable time for the steampunk fashion to refine itself. The concept of "function in fashion" will definetly emerge some time later. But for now, these costumes are still a higher level from the majority of the things that we can see here at DA.
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elShoggotho Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My approach to costumes is simple, I don't use anything I couldn't use as everyday wear. Cheap materials are right out. It's not really about the materials, it's how you use them. Plastics have their place, but it's definitely not in the spotlight. They can still be of good use, if properly masked. I tend to paint plastic parts British Rail green, with golden accents, to make it look more like boilerplate. I'm of the Victorian with goggles school of steampunk fashion though. Give me a jetpack to go with the boiler suit and I'm happy.
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
wow!
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darkwings16 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student General Artist
dude, cool it! the costumes are epic anyway, there is no way these cant classify as professional(so why shouldn't they have the initiative to coin a word they want to use to define themselves?), and people can make up as many words as they want, as long as they can make them stick.

And cospro is no lamer than cosplay, for that matter.
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darkwings16 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student General Artist
ah,ok:D
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overlord-costume-art Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
less of the offensive words dude or it will be shown to deviant art and it will be sorted out. Some people like it some people don't, never the less it was inevitable that it was going to happen one day whether by me or somebody else, it's the future dude like it or not. So I will end it with this - if you like it then like it if you don't then you don't. i don't have a problem either way, let people make up their own mind if you don't mind. So you really don't need to come and visit my site again do you really?
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fight4watsright Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
omg!!! u guys r like the rulers of all stea punks dude!!!!!!
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PentiumPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
omg...
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BooRat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Kinda looks like a Steampunk version of Whiplash from Ironman2!!!
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obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
So, just out of curiousity, you said it is your design, but someone else builds the costume from your concept?

It's very beautiful work, no doubt.
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overlord-costume-art Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
yes, and thankyou. we worked very hard on this project.
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overlord-costume-art Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
in short cospro can mean many things to the person that make, the person that designs, to the person that desplay the costume .the word cospro is new, so for now i dont exspect you to understand and if you say the costume builder should be taking full credit over the costume designer then i guess it's a short cut to thinking vivienne westwood etc does not give any credit to the tailor i actually do and please don't come back with i am trying to compare myself to vivienne westwood it was just an example. now please if you don't agree with me and what i do then just don't bother looking on my site.
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey my friends
Great costumes, you guys rock :D

I have always wanted the art that I do to be called 'PhotoFusion'. The same form of art used to be known as, the highly respected, 'Photomontage'. Now we are stuck with 'Photomanipulation' with all it's unsavoury connotations.
Cospro and PhotoFusion... let's start a revolution! :icondragonnodplz:
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overlord-costume-art Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
thanks elle, someone understands.only the brave elle
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D Only the brave!!
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Toxs1n Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
woah that's some serious gear
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safia3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Extraordinary work!
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