Belgian cosplayer Hartigan Cosplay breathes life into Attack on Titan’s Armored Titan as he stomps onto the field in jaw-dropping cosplay.
Belgian cosplayer Hartigan Cosplay released a video showcasing his award-winning Attack on Titan model.
The clip brought the infamous Armored Titan to life and, with the Colossal Titan destroyed Wall Maria and began the Shonen anime series. Hartigan wearing titan armor saunters toward the camera in what appears to be an artist’s studio. The angle is altered sharply to emphasize his size. The actor throws a punch and “screams” in silence while displaying a functioning jaw made of resin as well as horrendous titan teeth.
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The costume has more than 350 hours of work. It’s made of latex, upholstery foam, and PU resin. The mask is rigged with LEDs that can be removed without losing its glow. A mechanical feature enables the jaw of the resin to move along with Hartigan’s revealing a set of teeth that emits smoke when you open. The large black zippers are lining the calves, back, and arms while a system of wires traces the inside. Hartigan made a muscle texture by using a soldering machine to burn lines in his foam. He then covered it with multiple layers of latex. In the costume, the cosplayer was wearing a cool vest and spandex suit to protect him from overheating. The final product weighed 198cm (6’5″).
Hartigan responded to the questions of Redditors in the comments by using a mixture of jokes as well as satire, commentary, and jokes. When people expressed concerns about the quality of the costume the customer went into detail about how he got through the scorching heat. Hartigan responded, “Over 9,000” when someone asked him how difficult it was to move within the suit.
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On July 17 on the 17th of July at Twitchcon Amsterdam 2022, the costume took home 1st place in the “FX” category due to its impressive presentation of special effects. Other category winners were Vilina Cosplay and Model (“Larger Than Life”), Dia-nae Cosplay (“Needle Work”), and searsha_craft (“Armor”). The contest was judged by MCroft07, as well as iconic cosplayers Cinderys and Lady Sundae. The prize is not the first one for Hartigan as he is sitting on a double-category prize for his portrayal of World of Warcraft’sBolvar Fordragon (“Cosplay”, “Best in Show”) at BlizzConline 2021.