Anthem’s Javelin Ranger Cosplay Towers In at a Neck-Breaking 8.5 Feet
Cosplayer from Atlanta, Georgia has constructed an Anthem Javelin Ranger suit over the course of 18 months just by watching frames of the Anthem trailer
Rarely do we see a cosplayer that looms over most things in its path and at over eight foot tall, this whopping Anthem Javelin Ranger cosplay is enough to put you on the chiropractor’s table for weeks. Although, just to make it clear – irradiantcosplay as he is known on Instagram, isn’t some freakishly tall human. He is, in fact, wearing stilts – if you look at his knee area you’ll see the angle of where his foot is in the leg that is made from custom steel and Eva foam.
The mountainous suit took the cosplayer over a year to make – 18 months to be exact – with the pièce de résistance being that there’s a voice changing built into the helmet so he can go around sounding bad-ass and probably scarring young children for life, but that’s the sacrifice you make for your art. Only going on the Anthem trailer as a blueprint for the suit, he broke down the video frame-by-frame to absorb as much information as possible from angles to colors.
Unfortunately, due to the secrecy around certain aspects of Anthem, Elliot wasn’t able to get very much information from them when he connected Bioware for help with the design of their suits in the game, but thanks to the developer’s activity on Reddit, they were able to receive small tidbits and coupled with their imagination too, were able to put together amazing threads.
Elliot Politte who’s from Atlanta, Georgia loves to cosplay with his wife Carla also – doubling up to attend cosplay events. His wife joins in on the creative dress-up this time by accompanying her husband’s Javelin Ranger cosplay with her very own Anthem mechanic suit. He also praises his loyal wife for helping him in and out of his tricky ensemble – I really hope he doesn’t need to use the bathroom in a rush, that would prove to be quite difficult and awkward.
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In a recent interview with Redbull, Elliot says the Anthem Javelin Ranger attire isn’t uncomfortable as such, but he can only wear the suit for a limited amount of time due to the extreme heat. The warmth isn’t his only issue though – due to standing on the tall stilts, Elliot’s feet tend to go numb. He gave a pretty good description of what his feet have to go through in the name of his much-loved cosplaying art “Think of a parrot on a stick, their toes are wrapped around that to ensure they have balance’. It’s the same deal with the Javelin. I have that gun in my hands, which draws my weight forward, onto my toes, so I have to use the balls of my feet and toes to ensure I have balance”.
For the couples next project they are looking to delve into some badass World of Warcraft armor that I personally can’t wait to see the finished result of.
Anthem is due to launch on February 22 for everyone, but those on Origin Access and EA Access can jump in on February 15. The game will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Photos are courtesy of The World of Gwendana