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Destiny artist creates replica gear and gun to cosplay from his own game

Bungie artist Sloan Hood, Destiny team member and avid cosplayer, took his dedication to the title a step further with a handmade set of Hunter class weapons and gear.

A post on Bungie's official blog, written by community manager David Dague, details Hood's work, which the artist made to wear for Halloween earlier this fall. Hood's weapon — the Thorn gun — was 3D printed and based off official models taken from Destiny. Each piece of the weapon was cut and built to scale, the completion of which Hood called a "pretty arduous task."

Hood's choice of replication the Hunter was for both aesthetic and personal reasons. While Hood feels there is a lot of beautiful material to drawn from Destiny for cosplaying, he's also keen on the Hunter class in general.

"Destiny is a costume/prop-maker's dream," Hood said. "There's such a wide variety of awesome things to make, from the hard-surface armor of the Titan, to the fabric-based garb of the Warlock. I chose the Hunter because it's a mix of the other two classes. There's a bit of armor, and a bit of fabric.

"I also chose the Hunter because that's the class I like to play," he added. "Quick, sneaky, lethal."

Hood — who, according the post, has also cosplayed Adam Jensen from Deus Ex: Human Revolution — suggested that this isn't the last we've seen of his Destiny cosplay.

"For the next few years, I may just play real-life Destiny and ‘level-up' my existing armor and weapons," he said. "Of course, I'll have to make all that epic loot myself!"

Destiny will launch for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Sept. 9, 2014. The beta will be available earlier that year in summer, and will hit PS3 and PS4 first.

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