I usually don't belittle myself to answering hate-threads and negative comments from haters - but this time I'll make an exception!
Well when you remove the posts from people pointing out that Maelstrom is an idiot, and him subsequently explaining his view, you go from twenty three posts (excluding this one and yours) to thirteen or so. Of those remaining comments you have a fairly even split between between those who do like it, and those who do not or comments meant in humour (like Norm's second post or Reapers post.)
I am part of the duo of artists behind this suit and I was shocked when a colleague of mine linked me to the comments on this board!
Why? Now mind I have little experience in the business of making costumes and replicas but isn't the occasional bad feedback something that comes with the territory? Your not going to impress everyone and not everybody is going to get it, so why are you surprised when this happens?
To see such bile, bullshit and douchebag comments from fellow hobbyists, makes me extremely disappointed in you all.
Thank you, thank you for lumping everyone into one catagory with that sweeping remark. Congratulations in managing to put yourself on the level of the people who didn't like your work; you make such an act look quite easy to be honest.
Some of you in particular, waving the 'HE'S AN ATTENTIONWHORE' or *VIRGIN* cards - let me educate you.. Not that educating internet trolls ever brings anything good - but I'll indulge you - since this pisses me off.
First, did you bother reading all the comments because quite a few were in response to the attentionwhore and virgin comments.
Second, bit of pot calling the kettle black here I would think. A few people are insulting so your response is to insult everyone, even those who like your work.
First off - Roses and Boltshells, is the name of the business my fiance and I run; making pro level costumes and replicas for stage shows, tv and movie productions - also for the costuming hobby society. WE make MONEY off of making costume pieces and replicas - so this 'ATTENTIONWHORING' business you think you've got covered- go suck a chainsword!? This suit is a display piece, meant to show off our talent -and rightly so it has - being featured by multiple top tier pages such as Games Workshop and THQ - and more!
And to think, rather than come on here, act like an adult, and calmly provide this same information you chose to be an asshole yourself. At least I now know the name of the team to be a bit more wary of if/when I am ever looking for something like this in the possible future. Or at the very least I know which half not to want to deal with.
I'm sensing a lot of confusion and ignorance towards costuming; especially with people claiming us to be virgins! So, this suit makes me a virgin? How about all the other great suits out there? HALO suits, Warcraft or Gears of War armours?? By your definition they're all virgins?
If that was you in the suit in the video then the act of you having a fiance, let along a girlfriend, clearly proves the virgin comments wrong and essentially debunks that train of 'logic'.
However you are right, for some people there clearly is a lot of confusion and ignorance.
Before you post shit like that - I urge you to take a long look in the mirror!
What we chose to do with our money and free time ( yes we do this in our spare time - after a fulltime job) is our concern.
I'm just gonna go ahead and echo your comment here. The previous posts are the opinions of others, not everyone is going to like or even get your work and you simply cannot impress or enlighten everyone. The world is not perfect like that, so in the future when you get linked to something like this and it angers you, take a step back, calm down, and make sure you aren't lumping those who don't deserve your unhappiness in with the rest.
I won't be posting more here - since it's a waste of time to feed you trolls any further.
But I must admit, I am indeed disappointed in this site and the level of immature comments here. One should think grown up people knew better.
To the first bit, I wrote this whole post armed with that knowledge.
And the second, once again pot calling the kettle black; no one here came to you to be insulting but you sure as hell came to us and did so.
And after having made/attempted to make things like this in the past, yeah that high price is very likely justified. It takes a ton of work to get done and done right. There are some things here and there I would have liked to see done differently, but different processes to different people.
Having said that, that price is what I paid for my first car so I can at least understand some of the thought behind the less than savory comments.