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!"