xaerael
 


Costume :Twighlight
Variant :Crinos
Source :Original Werewolf: the apocalypse Character
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

UV exposed//Amecon party 2

UV exposed//Amecon party

onstage @ expo 4

onstage @ expo 3

onstage @ expo 2

onstage @ expo

fang dagger.

Klaive

dark lit armour

armour

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : estimated final cost: £300-£400+++
Awards : Judge's choice: Craftsmanship.
Time Taken : ... long.

Description
my very long term TTRPG character from werewolf the apocalypse.

special project is special.

final colours will be an aqua turquoise fur with various trims

Techniques used:

clay life sculpting
plaster mouldmaking
latex casting
furring
kanekalon wefting
braiding
epoxy putty life sculpting
synthetic armour construction
artificial surface aging
celtic knotwork design
leatherworking
body alteration padding
artistic knotwork

Comments

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This is looking amazing! I love seeing fleshed out RP characters! Haven't played Werewolf in sooo long, my last campaign was Mage ^^

by kiichan on Tuesday, 2 February, 2010 - 23:53

Oh my gosh this is looking AMAZING!
I can't wait to see it done ^^

by goodbyeworld on Saturday, 6 February, 2010 - 19:02
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Epic as always. Absolutly love it. Can't wait to see finished project. XX

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 7 February, 2010 - 02:06
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/INCOHERENT SPAZZING THE HELL OUT

OHMYGODTWI <333333

by Dr. Ghost on Friday, 19 February, 2010 - 21:09

xD.....

by xaerael on Friday, 19 February, 2010 - 21:13
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Oooh excellent colour choice!! I shall continue to be glued to the updates :P

by kiichan on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 02:26
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Love the hair colours.

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 11:37
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You are just too good Damnit!

by Wyrdsister on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 00:29
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This is looking totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by motokokusanagi86 on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 21:17
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O__________O;

by RanmaSyaoran on Friday, 26 February, 2010 - 17:27
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Very very very (...) well done! Seriously. ¤_¤

by lolomalon on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 00:24
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Wow, it looks amazing, the head alone makes me speechless!
Kudos

by Chibi on Thursday, 11 March, 2010 - 00:39
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Wow this is so stunning! I can't wait to see you!

by donnamevans on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 19:22
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Wow! The head looks so amazing. Epic work. I really love the colours.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 25 March, 2010 - 20:12
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OMG this is amazing! :O

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 17:47
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O________________________________O

by RanmaSyaoran on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 19:57
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Is it wrong for me to be drooling over the progress pics...?

I worship thee for thy GODLY skills!

by Cat_Cat on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 20:04

you guys are gonna make me egotistical xD

thanks for all the comments so far ;p they really encourage me to carry on and learn more about the craft. if there's one thing i want more though, it's to inspire others.

by xaerael on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 10:48

beautiful dagger! :3
Man, this costume is looking more and more epic for every progress picture you publish. :D Way to be an inspiration, mr.Xae! ^-^

by Adamoluna on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 11:32

I like your design update, definitely an improvement. Make sure you get some nice pictures of this!

by Adamoluna on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 09:33
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I think I will fangirl out over this costume, mainly because I adore Werewolf the Apocalypse and werewolves in general, can't wait to bump into you (hopefully!) at the Expo ^___^

I especially adore the colour choice, not-to-mention the AMAZING glow in the dark rune-like armour. I just saw the hair too, stunning!

I might have to pick your brains of how to start a suit like this, since I'd love to dress like a character from the Red Talons myself.

by ShiverZ on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 13:30

Red Talons are like... my #2 tribe ;D it was a hard choice between my wendigo-fianna cross, or a talon.

by xaerael on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 19:32
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Progress is looking amazing, all your hard work is definatly going to pay off! =)

by GraceyDarling on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 22:56
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looking amazing dude

by Defrain on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 08:16

Holy crap, is there anything you can't do?! Amazing.

by on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 01:41
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Oh wow... this is so good I don't even know what to say!

The teeth are made out of milliput? They must be pretty heavy then - but also sturdy!

by Pez on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 18:30

yeah, they're milliput. i love how smooth milliput can get compared to other epoxy putties.

they're not *too* heavy, the upper set was excluded from the head since they would have been out of view anyway do to the anatomical correctness of the basic structure of the muzzle. making the top set was really useful to get the gum spacings right though, since canids have a pretty big gap between their canines and premolars.

by xaerael on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 22:53
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It was an absoloute honour chatting with you at the Saturday masquerade and seeing this up close. Words cannot express the sheer magnitude of the skill of you have. This is such an awesome cosplay. Congrats on the award ^__^

by k4tt on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 07:32

This is Absolutely amazing!
You have skills that I would die for!

by Isengard on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 01:27
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this was amazing

by Defrain on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:26
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Absolutely fantastic, the colour was beautiful! Congrats!

by Kacela on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:54
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Gorgeous work, so happy to see it live! It's just a shame I was too filty in Little Sister to pet you!

by kiichan on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 17:04
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this looked fantastic on stage!

the head is still my favourite part of the whole costume, ears...eyes...nose..everything about it looks perfect.

:)

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 17:26
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Your costume was too cool, sir! Shame I never got to take a picture of it! And thank you for being really friendly and chatting to me in the masquerade queue! <3

by donnamevans on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 13:44
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I love this costume so much and really look forward to seeing her again! It was so great to be able to take a look up close at all the beautiful detail. The head is just wonderful and I love the ears and eyes so much! Big congrats on the craftmanship award, no one deserved it more than you!

by SephNoir on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 14:31
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This is absolutely gorgeous (as if I haven't said that to you many times already!)
I especially love the colour but you made her so well that your craftsmanship award was well deserved =^_^=
Hope to see Twilight again soon!

by Lunar_Kitten on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 21:14
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This is amazing work. Great job. Love the colours and the look of the character.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 23:56
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Black light looks awesome!!!

by kiichan on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 18:11

Such a gorgeous costume :) Lovely colours and absolutely beautiful work on the glowing runes.
When this came on stage I just spazzed out X3 Love werewolves longtime.

by Serroana on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 21:14
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A-mazing!! the colour, details, shade, everything!

by WarriorTeddy on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 14:39
 

To-Do List

body - underpaddingHighComplete
body - furringHighComplete
handsHighComplete
neckHighComplete
leatherworkMediumComplete
armourMediumComplete
&quot;backups&quot;LowComplete
decoration, trims, detailsLowPlanned

Journal

[02nd may update - lazy day edition] (Posted 2nd May 2010)

yup. day off from making stuff.

have a final concept art pic instead.

[01st may update] (Posted 1st May 2010)

mind bogglingly close to finishing now.

need to make the plate for the back of the hand, tidy a bit of stitching up, consider the cape another 234987562934876 times and make a few more decos.

it looks.... amazing. so happy.

[24th april update] (Posted 24th April 2010)

working with suede is officially the scariest thing i have ever had to do in costuming.

[23rd april update] (Posted 22nd April 2010)

hell yeah, tons done in the time my PC was busted.

body: done.
underpadding: done.
neck: done!!

[07th April update] (Posted 7th April 2010)

tail done. waiting on a few more bits and i can get the last of the bodywork done.

[02nd April update] ~finally a final design?~ (Posted 2nd April 2010)

so, i think i've settled on a final design!

well, atleast till i decide i don't like how something looks again and get all pretentious and artsy... haha.

no prizes for where the loincloth was inspired from!

[25th march update] (Posted 25th March 2010)

almost have all the materials needed! just waiting on a few bits and pieces from here and there. mainly an undersuit to build all the foam on and the remainder of the leatherwork bits (straps, buckles, D rings, etc)

there's still a lot to do, but with the main hurdles over (design process and material sourcing) it should be plain sailing from here on in!

.... said xae carelessly ^^;;

[09th march update] (Posted 9th March 2010)

hands and feet (paws?) are almost done. bit of tidying here and there and they can go on the done pile.

[27th feb update] (Posted 27th February 2010)

zomg head almost complete. few more tasks remain, the "special" bit needs doing, stuff.

[19th feb update #2] (design preview!) (Posted 19th February 2010)

yup, it's a design preview.

enjoy!

[19th feb update] (Posted 19th February 2010)

spent the last 2 days wefting hair.... AGAIN.

fortunatley, i have about 6-8 left to do, about 18 already made. far less than nina, and i seem to be a lot more proficient at machine wefting than i was last september time.

fur is currently winging it's way here, and i'm hoping to see it on my doorstep early next week...

[15th feb update] (Posted 15th February 2010)

finally got the design down! hurrah!

work commences the moment i get materials...

[december 13th update] (Posted 13th December 2009)

done a heck of a lot of work towards the costume now. designs and materials are all locked in, some parts are well underway beig made.

[project: start!] [November 1st update] (Posted 2nd November 2009)

Wow.

When I added this as a costume, I was pretty excited. Now I'm creativley charged from rbw I'm ultra hyped up and raring to go.

I'm sort of planning a new thing for this really. Sort of a costume with it's own costume.

Excited yes. Revealing... No!