Since the dA pictures of this have hit tumblr, I guess the cat’s out of the bag!
This is actually mine! Well, I didn’t make it. I commissioned it from a local bookmaker here! I even went to go pick it up from him personally.
I was hoping to keep it a secret, but this beauty will be accompanying me when I cosplay Milo. My costume is nearly complete, and will probably be ready by Halloween.
This is not a prop. It is truly a real, functioning book. I had the spine rod machined by a husband and wife team who live in California, and the book was created by a local bookmaker under my specifications and his references from the film.
I plan to fill every page, and there’s about 350 of them, with illustrations and Atlantean script just like the “authentic” Journal. In reality, there were only 8 full, dummy pages created for the film. So I will be pulling inspiration from the multitudes of concept art both from the creation process of the Shepherd’s Journal as well as concept art of the city to create a completely filled Journal.