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Kek the Kig-Yar by randomflyingpigeons Kek the Kig-Yar by randomflyingpigeons
Here's some more shots of the costume: [link]

Work in progress compilation at youtube: [link]

For anyone who does not know what a Jackal is, here is their wiki: [link]

I don't know where I got the name "Kek" from. According to the halo wiki, however, the name is appropriate for their language. And it kept popping into my head, so *shrugs*

Anyway, this is my jackal costume which took about 8 months to make. I finally finished this beast, and displayed it at Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois. Sadly, I did not win any contests, but I had a lot of people boost my ego with compliments. I also had one person go, "JACKAL! It's a JACKAL! A JACKAL! Is it a JACKAL? JACKAL!" which made my day.

The armor is made out of cardboard sealed with paper tape. The skin is fabric, airbrushed for detail and with some areas speckled with liquid latex. The mask is a cardboard base with clay and liquid latex. The stilts have a wooden base and are cardboard, fabric and stuffing.

The jaw is hinged to move with my mouth, and I have digitigrade stilts to make my legs look more jackal-like. The stilts' toes bend when I walk. Also, the shield lights up with LEDs. I have a plasma pistol which wasn't included in most shots as I did not make it, but I did detail it to look more old and worn. His armor is detailed to look scratched, rusted, covered in dirt and grime. He also has some scars on his arms, a massive bullet wound in one shoulder, and a slash on the side of his head.

Jackal (c) Bungie
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Chaos-garg-gundamfan Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Epic :D
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sgtshark Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that jackal head is officially the most scary thing ive seen all year round
amazing costume
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
awesome! how did you make the shield?
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You know those large circular security mirrors they put in the corner of stores/stairwells/parking garages? It's the plastic backing to one of those; then slots were cut into the sides, a handle was attached, and I hand drew on all the little blue polygons with ink and painted the plasma lines with iridescent powder in mod podge.
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
wow! lots of creativity. thank you.! btw awesome costume. I'm wanting to make an elite costume, but first I have to lose all this flab! lol
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, I'm fluffy, myself, and that didn't stop me. Just beware of assholes on the internet. They nitpick about stuff like that, because they're insecure about themselves and have to point out other people's flaws to make themselves feel like they have some sort of meaning in life.
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
yeah, like jerko :iconwramirezoide: I chewed him out. lol I bet the costume was a PAIN! I know how I would make my costume. paper mache! :dummy: and fabric.
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Arbiter10123 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
excellent Jackal name...
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WRAMIREZOIDE Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   General Artist
This would be much easier to evaluate if it were on a skinnier person.
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
well that was rude
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WRAMIREZOIDE Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   General Artist
it was tactless but I stand by it
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
whatever. thats still being a ***wipe
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WRAMIREZOIDE Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   General Artist
And yet it took 2 years for someone to notice.
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I'm sure someone noticed, but was too much of a chicken to stand up for someone. I can't stand it when people get insulted by useless punks, especially about their weight.
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WRAMIREZOIDE Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
I can't stand it when people get insulted by dime-a-dozen intellectual property leechers, especially about their worth.

The man behind the mask did not bother to dignify my comment with a response. I'd like to think that he doesn't give a fuck that his body type doesn't match that of the character he is portraying. More power to him.
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
uh, yeah he did, and you told him, "no contest" If you don't remember, check and see.
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I work with what I have to work with; I believe you should do the same.
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WRAMIREZOIDE Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   General Artist
I happen to disagree with that mindset, and cannot sincerely state that I respect it.

No contest.
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's probably your own personal problem, then.
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WRAMIREZOIDE Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   General Artist
I have failed to understand how that logic is problematic
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Koeryn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Probably a little LARGE for a Jackal, based on what I remember from C.E., but this looks AMAZING. My only real critique is that for the head, they generally had bigger eyes (Which would increase your visibility) and a smoother transition from 'head' to 'muzzle'. Otherwise, this looks absolutely incredible, I salute your (extremely) impressive skills.
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I think those criticisms are fair. It would definitely be something I'd work on if I redid it. But thank you for the feedback, I appreciate it. :)
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Koeryn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
No problem! It really is an absolutely awesome set up, the energy shield is particularly sweet.
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Awesome. I found your thread on this on the 405th forums, and since it linked to DA, I figured I may as well put a word in.
It's probably one of the best non-human Halo costumes I've seen, ranking up in the top with another amazing Elite costume.
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, hun.

Keep an eye out for my Hunter. It'll be slow and steady, but I promise you it will be worth the wait.

Anyways, I appreciate the feedback. :)
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING! That looks SO DAMN GREAT! You are a master at creating costumes. o.O You thought every part out to make it as mind-blowing as possible.

And LMAO at Family Guy reference. XD
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
^_^ Thanks, I appreciate it.
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duke-of-toilet-town Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...wow
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Yukonuba Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just brilliant! Absolute pure talent! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Rina! :D
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