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Borderlands 2 Axton Costume

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Borderlands 2 Axton - Homemade costumes for men

Front shot of his costume.

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Photo #1 - Front shot of his costume. Photo #2 - Ready for action! Photo #3 - His boots were just garden/working boots I found at Walmart, and I hot glued and sewed the foam pieces on, then colored them to give them a more 3D look. From far away, you wouldn't know it was foam! Photo #4 - The guns in the Borderlands games are very colorful and futuristic. I found a regular toy gun at a costume store and painted it to match the style. Photo #5 - These are accessories the character wears in game. One is a shield (a force field of sort that blocks enemies shots temporarily), and a grenade. These were sculpted entirely with crayola model magic, and painted with acrylics. They even glow in the dark! Photo #6 - Here's a shot of the shield before I painted it Photo #7 - The bags he wears on his belt Photo #8 - Started to paint the jacket Photo #9 - Adding the foam on the boots Photo #10 - His ear pieces made out of crayola model magic, before I painted them black
Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Video Game Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Jennette, the 'Borderlands 2 Axton' costume creator:

My husband and I love the new Borderlands 2 video game. He plays a character called Axton, and for Halloween, he asked me to create this for him. It was quite a challenge, but totally worth it in the end!

First off, almost every accessory on his outfit is made with craft foam and crayola model magic. Painted with acrylics to give it that 3D look like the game (the Borderlands games have a very messy cell shaded art style, so I wanted to capture that in his costume).

The jacket was just some jacket I found at a thrift store, painted it to match the characters'.

The belts are all hand sewn.

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