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Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
Above piece is "Consumer Study"

Current Residence: Cinnaminson, NJ
Favourite style of art: Game design, the interactive amalgamation of the Arts.
Never posted this before, though I said I was going to last year and forgot! Working on several art pieces right now and trying to update my website, so I'll get to the chase!

- Please briefly tell us about yourself (include age, location, and occupation/studies).

My name is Dan Cattell. I'm 24 and a recent graduate from Rutgers University in Camden's animation department, though I enjoy working in all art media and especially mixing them together, which is a large part of what this series has been. I've come up with the name "CosPIX" for their identity, because they are at a new junction of several media with the most defining points being costume design and pixel art, which are the basis for the portmanteau. It's really a lot easier to say "It is something new!" and show people than trying to describe how they fit into the existing Art world, most of the time.

- What prompted you to create the pixelated Ridley costume after successfully designing the previous ones? How does it differ in scale and functionality?

Well, Samus was a hard act to follow! I wanted to do something crazy and really push the limits, and it had to be something popular so I figured that I'd do Ridley to-scale with her. They match up as perfectly as they do in Super Metroid, so our Ridley is 11 feet tall with his mouth open.

- Please describe the creation process. How long did it all take?

I had to apply for a research grant to make it, which was submitted last December and part of my application was a copy of the Nintendo Power article  from my previous CosPIX! I received the $500 grant to reimburse costs in January and that's when I started looking into construction materials. It was made with coroplast (plastic cardboard) with canvas adhered on top for a painting surface. Because it was my last semester, I received a lot of help painting from my friends and fellow artists who were fans of the previous CosPIX and really excited to be involved. I made a time lapse video with my Nintendo 3DS, which was lots of fun but presented the new challenge of finding interesting angles for shooting that catch everyone who is working!…

The right side of Ridley was done and towering over everything else in the senior thesis show at the Stedman Gallery by May and the left side was done for the convention at the end of July, though it wasn't used due to time constraints and a lack of people to carry the parts. All-in-all it was about 6 months of work.

- What's it like actually wearing the costume? How maneuverable is it,and can you see very well?

It was made of very lightweight material, but because of the size it was still somewhat weighty. My friend Steve donned it for Otakon and my girlfriend Krystal and I did setup. It wasn't too maneuverable in the state it was in, but the potential is still built-in for a better internal design. Krystal solved several structural problems on the fly. We had a very scary incident where he boarded an escalator that had a low ceiling on the bottom that we noticed partway down! We angled it just right as we came to the drop and the people above us all applauded.

- What was the reaction like when you wore it to a convention?

It was amazing! The attendees were baffled and awestruck and not believing what they were seeing. It was a struggle to move it that was ever exacerbated by constant photo requests.

- What's next? Got any other plans for elaborate cosplay?

We've been tossing a few ideas around. I've been wanting to do Jumpman and Paper Mario for a while, but Krystal came up with the idea to do Doc Louis and Little Mac training which would be a lot of fun for everyone if I can figure out how to do the bicycle. We're very open to input and always looking for new ideas!
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to:
  • Reading: Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross
  • Watching: Not Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Playing: Rayman Legends: Challenges App
  • Eating: Honey-covered popcorn and Lorna Doone cookies
  • Drinking: Water

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DaSchu Aug 21, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for the favs!

daschu MEDIA facebookpage maybe you like it =D
Cheers for the fave, back in the days :granny:
neojedi17 Jul 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You sir, I owe you one EarthBound today = D !
Hello and welcome to :icondaily-deviations:!

I hope you enjoy your time with us!
As stated on our group page, we try to respond to submissions as quickly as possibly but sometimes this may take a while due to a lot of submissions, or if we feel that your piece is borderline DD material. That said, if your piece isn't accepted for a DD, this doesn't mean that it will never get a DD, just merely that our personal decision was that it was not suitable at the time of submission. Sometimes we will try to give back feedback, but unfortunately due to busy schedules, this isn't always the case.
We look forwards to your submissions and sincerely wish you luck!

Feel free to message me if you have any questions regarding the group, or anything else deviantART related. I will do my best to answer any questions you have.
I'm also free if you want to make a new friend!
Thanks for the fave!
Somaritan Jun 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave!
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justjake54 May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the watch, the faves and the llama :D means a lot to me
Sisterslaughter165 May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Forcegems May 12, 2013   General Artist
Can't believe I never gave you a llama badge. Sorry.
Burl-C May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav mate!
Kanyon85 May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav and badge :)
Thanks for :+fav:ing! :love:
AmineShow Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the fave
merci pour les favs :)
Thanks for the :+fav:!
rainbowbidoof Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on my Bowser cosplay. :D :D :D
Thanks for the fav on my Young Samus cosplay!
Jobe3DO Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving 3D Origami - Jolteon.
If you have some free time please feel free to check out the rest of my 3D Origami in my gallery.
Thanks for the watch!

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Thank you very much for faving my Little Froggy wrist gatling gun.

It's very much appreciated.

If you like you might want to check out my latest jorunal entry with some hot news about Froggy and the likes!
Wow! A Llama!

Here :llama: have one too.
Mila137 Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks for the random watch ;D
ChozoBoy Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Haha... I went to your page to see if you'd done anything new lately and realized that I wasn't watching you!
Mila137 Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dearie xD my newest Metroid thing was Samus and her metroid meeting Megurine Luka and her :icontakolukaplz: x3 But expect a lot of OC posts too xD
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