Big Sister
Bioshock 2

Cosplayer: Chikinpoo

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

25th May 2010: 3 days to go... Right.

So all the body armor and hekmet are painted. THEY ARE DONE.

Currently getting the arm thingies sorted. Im 4 belts short, so need to find them, then I can get the braces done..

then its just a case of knocking up the top and the leg bits. Need to find a way to attatch the braces to the harness though... they fall down if I move :/

Possibly wire or something. I will have a think.

But yeah, I have tomorrow [wednesday] and thursday to get it done, then possibly some time in the hotel if there are any small things I need doing..

Wish me luck..


20th May 2010: Oooo EXCITED I might actually get it all done in time for Expo after all!!

Armor stuff is pretty much done. Just gotta make it pretty :D

Will not be held together with tape at expo :/

17th May 2010: YAAAAAAAAAAY I made a harness thingy!!

I raided my local poundland, got a shit load of leather belts, then bolted them together.

Actually turned out better than I though it would. Just gotta strip them now, and make them nice and brown.

BASICALLY, its the main support for all the shiz that a Big Sis carries around. Its not anything like what its actually supposed to look like, but I think with the leather top/corset thing underneath, it will look pretty awesome. Im going to build all of the shoulder/back armor actually onto it, and the tank and cage will be held on with a combination of velcro and more leather belts. That way I can actully wear it withough them should I so choose.

Hopefully, now Ive gotten this far, Ill get out of this funk Ive been in and actually get the rest of it done.


The helmet has its base colours, tank is half painted, as are the leg armor bits.

10th May 2010: Helmet Progress Helmet is compleatly ready for paint now.

ALSO. Managed to make it so you CANT SEE ME!!

the wonder that is one way mirror stuff :P

7th May 2010: PROGRESS REPORT Helmet has been primered and sanded, ready for a few more coats, more sanding, and eventualy painting.

Basic tank shape is ready, just need to add detail, primer and paint.

need to get started on arm thingy, and eventually the clothing part.


29th April 2010: Nearly everything.. Just ordered some small pressure guages, and little valve wheels, just gotta get hold of a toy steering wheel for the big one now.

White boiler suit has been ordered, will be needing heavy editing.

All thats left to get now is some wood for the leg braces, the wheel, sealant, primer, paint, pleather, then im DONE!!

26th April 2010: Lights Im soooooooo happy with how this is looking atm!!

Only thing is, you can see my face :/ Im gunna have to look into putting another window on the other side of the lights, with like, one way mirror stuff on it, me thinks.

The inside is a mess of electical tape though :/

14th April 2010: Helmet Progress So I actually love this Plastazote stuff :3

Its actually really nice and easy to use. And if you do fook up, you can always reheat it and start again!

Helmet so far. Heated up plastazote in the oven, then places it on the original papier mache helmet with a towel on top to weigh it down. Worked wonders. Use a hot glue gun to fix all the individual peices on. Overlapped a few, and put a bit of glue around the pieces to give it a sort of welded effect. I think it looks pretty good so far!! Might add a few more bits to it today, otherwise Ill wait till the weekend and get some more done :D

14th April 2010: DELIVERY!! Plastazote and foams came today!! Looks like real work will be starting soon!! Just need to get a hold of some decent glue, then its go time :D

12th April 2010: Shoes Spent a while worrying about the shoes for this, then remembered I had these little beauties. Originally they were a shiny black PVC thing, so I used some sand paper to rough the surface up, then used a brown shoe polish. Actually like them better now to be honest.

Heres a before and after shot. Right = before, Left = after.

Im so glad I thought of these, because theyre actually perfect. The white toe cap will be covered with a metal looking cap, so theres no worries about the polish on them :D

Ill do a few more coats of the brown on these as and when, since ive still got over a month to get everything else done.


Its silly

12th April 2010: HELMET Cut out head hole, and marked up all the other bits on it. Im well hapy with how its looking atm.

And its the PERFECT size. Not actually massive like other ones Ive seen :D

Picture of me wearing it, LOL.

Obviously its a rubbish picture, because I couldnt see.. should probably fix that

11th April 2010: WAITING D:< Ordered pretty much everything I need now. Plastazote, modelling foam, red LED lights, perspez is already here :) But yeah, cant like actually do anything now til thats all here


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Numta - 23rd March 2010
Just wow....i can't wait to see this

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Chikinpoo - 25th March 2010
I reckon its gunna be a bit of an adventure :D

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Anonymous - 6th April 2010
this will be mega winnn.

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Anonymous - 6th April 2010
epic, i cant wait to see this.......

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Chikinpoo - 6th April 2010
If I get any further today, Ill post some pics up :D

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VeXerLINK - 14th April 2010
This looks awsome and I can't wait to see it at Expo!

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Anonymous - 14th April 2010
hell.yeah! this is going to be awesome!

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amecos - 18th April 2010
This is going to AMAZING! THe helmet is perfect :DD!

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Chikinpoo - 22nd April 2010
HOPEFULLY, Ill have most of the rest of the armor stuff done this weekend :D As long as theres no drama that is :/ Im still waiting for the lights and stuff to be delevered, but once thats all sorted, I can start painting :D

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ZOMBIEfurby - 1st May 2010
Epic costume! Going to have to track you down at the con and take some pictures.
Bioshock <3

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syndrome pilot - 5th May 2010
Oh gosh, that helmet's looking fantastic. I can't wait to see this done. :3c

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Bambi. - 10th May 2010
This is looking sweeettt! Awesome work hun!!

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ryaoki - 10th May 2010
you must tell me how you did the helmet lighting and so you cudnt see you !1

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Chikinpoo - 10th May 2010
NP, when Ive got a spare 10 mins [probably tonight] Ill take some pics of the inside of the helmet, and the bits I used, and stick then in my journal for you ^_^

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kawaii-kerri - 10th May 2010
WOW! this looks amazing! hope to see you there ^_^


CALLAMON - 16th May 2010
I seriously CANT WAIT to see you in London, you're gonna look AMAZING

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ryaoki - 17th May 2010
This looks far too awsome, pm me about the inside helmet hun !!! id still love to know how its done!

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Chikinpoo - 17th May 2010
Will Do :D

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k4tt - 17th May 2010
WoW! This is looking totally awesome! Can't wait to see this at the Expo

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Ragepotato - 17th May 2010
This is looking really brilliant so far! I'll be the one fangasming on the floor at expo! ^0^


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CyanideCustard - 17th May 2010
soooo need a picture with you on expo!!!

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eternal_aranel - 17th May 2010
Wow sweet :D
Can't believe your aiming to do this in like 16 days though!
Luck be with you! Looks win so far!

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Captain_Marvelous - 28th May 2010
OMG like the best ive seen O_O

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Chikinpoo - 31st May 2010
Thank you ^_^

Was pretty horrible to wear though. Got a rediculous amount of attention, was actually abit scary

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gaming_goddess - 31st May 2010
This was so amazing in the masquerade! But I bet it was really hot to wear :( Amazing job! :)

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k4tt - 31st May 2010
Gah!!! The only time I got to see this was during the masquerade, and even then I was miles away!!!
Great work!! Awesome costume!!

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Ikkaku-kun - 31st May 2010
Sweet as!

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Chikinpoo - 1st June 2010
Thank you ^_^

And it wasnt that hot actually, as long as I didnt have the helmet on, lol. But as soon as I took it off, other people wanted photo's. Was actually so difficult to get around in, lol

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KhaosKreator - 1st June 2010
This turned out really well. I'm glad you got it finished and that I could see it!


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sjbonnar - 1st June 2010
This was awesome! Really well done!

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Chikinpoo - 2nd June 2010
hehe, thanks guys ^_^

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Freyarule - 3rd June 2010
*gasp* You were the Big Sister!!! This looked amazing both offstage and onstage!! *claps*

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Chikinpoo - 3rd June 2010
^_^ Fank you!! I was really scared of going onstage lol

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Sakurastar123 - 5th June 2010
You guys were amazing on stage, I was too scared to ask for a picture though XD

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Ranma1-2 - 6th June 2010
This was a pretty tough costume to make. Well done, you did a great job on it. How was it to talk to people - is it easy to just take the helmet off?

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Chikinpoo - 7th June 2010
the helmet had a strap, but I didn't use it at all, so getting it on and off was pretty easy ^_^

Couldn't hear a thing whilst wearing it though, and I'm pretty sure no one could hear me either, which is good, because I spent most of the day humming and singing songs to myself whilst I was wearing it :P

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ViewtifulD - 12th June 2010
Oh man, oh man we were walking behind you on the way to expo on one of the days and i was fangirling from a distance xD i never managed to track you down fro a picture, kept getting glimpses of the tank from a distance! Looked really really good though, did it serious justice!

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LaLa_LuLu - 20th July 2010
Chuck is love tthanks for the comment, and wow that must of took a hell of a lot of time and money to make i love it ^^

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ryaoki - 23rd July 2010
YOU MUST crack this out when i do johnny

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Chikinpoo - 28th July 2010
She's coming with me to Expo in October for Halloween ^_^

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Anonymous - 23rd September 2010
I saw you~! But seriously, if you've done this, how do you still consider yourself a newbie at cosplaying? I'd swap sewing skills to be able to make this any day XD

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- - 26th September 2010
Wow. I really need too take some tips pointers from you as i have no idea were i'm going with mine. This is just epic.

You paid a lot of attention to the detail. Paid off well. I love it.

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Frainc - 8th June 2012
This is amazing, best I've seen so far! Keep it up!