For the Shadowrun costume for DragonCon 2012, Jen has decided she’s mostly satisfied with the base costume. So now it’s time for updates!
|The Shadowrun character is supposed to be a rigger – someone who specializes in vehicles and drones. In the game, Jaq flies the plane and rides an awesome motorcycle. For DragonCon, we have to scale down a bit. So instead, we’ll be making drones!|
|This is the “drone”. An RC helicopter that is controlled via iPhone. Here’s what the interface looks like:|
|It’s pretty fancy. And here are some shots of the helicopter:|
The plan is to modify so it looks less like a police helicopter, as well as build an arm-mount for the iPhone so it looks very future-like.
|Here’s another potential drone|
|Another screen image|
|And new elf ears|
|And new hair sticks!|
|To make the costume look more “biker-like”, I picked up some pleather pants|
|The most involved update is the arm protector. I wanted to mount my iPhone into an arm brace. I went with the Century Martial Arts arm protector|
|After a round with nail polish remover, I was able to take off the lettering and leave a nice, clean, black slate|
|I found a great hard case in green on Amazon. Why green? Because she’s supposed to have ties to the Ancients of course!|
|Using an Exacto blade, I cut a hole in the arm protector|
|I then used some hot glue to make sure the case isn’t going anywhere|
|Since Jaq has some history, I put the Ancients symbol on the back of the jacket using green electrical tape|
|And no Shadowrun costume is really complete without pimping out your favorite medical kids. Brian custom-ordered these Doc Wagon patches. They arrived too late to use last year, but it looks awesome!|
And here’s the 2012 DragonCon Debut!