My completed GaoGaiGar cosplay. The Goldion Hammer is made from foamboard and 1mm cardboard.
This took about 9 months to complete. Its made from EVA foam, Sintra and Foamcore board. It has dual speakers in the chest that I can control to play various sound clips and effect from the show as well as lighting in the lions eyes, the crest in the head and the G-Stone on the forehead.
I was very honored to win Florida Anime Experiences "Best in Show" award with this costume. My reward was a trip to LA and a chance to compete at Anime Expo where I won the "Best Intermediate Craftsmanship" award.
Video of me on stage at Anime Expo 2013 >>> www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEWRxc…
The majority of this costume is based on a heavily modified 3D model originally made by GoldenGlue
GaoGaiGar is copyrighted by Sunrise