Costume :Lord of Darkness
Source :Legend
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2009

Costume Photos

Cooking with big D

Welcome to the darkness

Come here my lovely




Costume Information

Cost : about £90
Time Taken : made over 2 weeks

An ambitiouse mask project, seems to be coming along quite well now but it's my first attempt at a full fitted latex headmask so we will see if it actual works or not in a couple of days!

Legend is a classic fantasy film set in an enchanted forest, and the big D impressively charismatic for a large horned deamon with a butt-chin. Wearing him to the Ball will be rather in character.....


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OMG that is looking awesome hope you can get it done in time ;D

by kirato on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 11:19
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great choice of cosplay ^^ reeally looking forward to seeing this :3

by kitty on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 11:53
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SWEEEEETTTTT I cannot wait to see this! I;m so happy your doing it!!

by GunstarVixen on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 12:09
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Kitten is frightened of big red scary darkness monster man :-(
What's that??? You were hoping to steal Kitten away at the ball and dance with her? Okay! :-)

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 12:26
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You rock.


by KhaosKreator on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 12:39
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Truly epic. I hope you can finish in time. I wanna see the pics!!

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 12:46
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OMG o_O that is going to look amazing!!! and another one I don't get to see :( Cinders doesn't get to go to the ball again this year! I hope I can see it at another event!

by Bunni on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 15:14
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OMG!.................EPIC. I looooooooooove this film, and this character is just fantastic.

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 16:55
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Ohhhh man!!!
More of a reason i should go to the Ball!!!

I want to see lots of pics James :D lots and lots!

by JakeX on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 17:20
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SWEEEEEEET! <3 <3 Just can't wait to see this! =^___^=

by picklesofdoom on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 14:12
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OMG!!!!! BIG D!!

I love you so much for doing this. Legend is one of my all time favourite movies. So can't wait to see this complete.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 04:59
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New wip pics - Oh my Gawsh, this is stunning. Nice work James!

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 11:22
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Ever since you first mentioned this I have been really excited about it! I can't wait to see it done!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 14:18
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omg omg omg! your my hero for doing this ^_^ i can not wait to see th finished thing! looks epic!!!!

by Kaka Extreme on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 14:23
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Simply amazing.

by Shenny on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 14:54
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What supports the horns to the head? I'm assuming that there's something under the plastacine as that will be removed when you peel it from the mould.


by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 16:22
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Thanks guys :)

Tab: The horns are carved foam inners that are made to be flush to my head. I'm anticipating haveing to pad them abit where the plastercine was and then latex them in, on the inside.
They might need more support, hope I don't get droopy horns........ guess I'll find out tonight! >_<

by Ilpala on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 16:51
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Wow, amazing. Darkness is most definitely the best thing about Legend (Mia Sara coming in second ;) ) You've done a great job on the head piece. I've seen expensive rubber head pieces in costume shops, and this seems to be even better than those. Body looks super too. Good work.

by Zaiburst on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 17:32
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You never cease to amaze! This will be something amazing to see!!

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 18:04
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ooh, I never thought of using silicone to sculpt muscles! Was the setting time alright for it? For me it always takes a good 24 hours.


by KhaosKreator on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 10:38
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*cough* I gave it about 6 hours....
It was touch dry but won't have fully cured (and probably never will since it's sealed in rubber now) Figured it wasn't too much of an issue if the edges of the muscles where slightly squishy :P

by Ilpala on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 12:37
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Dare I say it ..... LEGEND!

This will surely be one of the stand-out cosplays at the Ball. It is quite a unique cosplay.

by drowned_panda on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 14:35

I do hope you'll wear this again after the ball, its too impressive to wear the once! (Happy Birthday to you also).

by Alias Cosplay on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 13:07
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Amazing, as expected. Hopefully the photo I took with you turns out good :)

by Zaiburst on Monday, 30 November, 2009 - 18:32
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By far the most legendary and my favouritest costume of the year, it was spot on and so amazing

by ryaoki on Monday, 30 November, 2009 - 19:10
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You really have outdone yourself this time, you legend!

by Tiran on Monday, 30 November, 2009 - 21:11
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You are more than a master of card and foamcore!

by Ninodog on Monday, 30 November, 2009 - 22:08
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I didn't even realise it was you ^^;
But the costume was epic! :D

by Manga Girl on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 00:06
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Easily one of the best costumes at the ball and one of the best I've ever seen!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 01:12
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The mask is amazing. I'm really gutted I didn't get to see this in person. I so can't wait to see pics of the completed costume.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 01:20
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This was even more fantastic in real life. You've outdone yourself once again!

by Leadmill on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 01:22
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by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 01:37
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Im seriously blown away by this!!!

I cant believe its your first mask and muscle suit!!


by MangaChild on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 11:58
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Dude of Darkness! Incredible work and in such short time too.
If you weren't the only person that tall I wouldn't have known it was you.

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 12:18
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Words cannot express how impressed I was with this outfit. I'm sure the look on my face when I saw your chin-testicles said everything :)

BTW just saw the time on Dez's post above - were you typing that on your phone AT the ball???!!

by Orihime on Wednesday, 2 December, 2009 - 07:23
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This was amazing!! *____*

by nosferatu on Wednesday, 2 December, 2009 - 08:41
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And the bow tie tops the outfit off perfectly ... Darkness SHALL go to the ball! :-p

by Lunar_Kitten on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 12:48
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Phenominal! *.*

Please! can you tell me more about how you made and painted this fabulous costume?

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 19:40
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Thanks everyone, glad you liked him ^_^

Ranma: I'll drop you a PM, I might even get around to writting a short tutorial at some point!

by Ilpala on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 13:38
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was a joy seeing this at the ball. i squeed a little inside :). you made it so wonderfully ^^

by Fishyfins on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 17:20
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by RanmaSyaoran on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 22:20
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Yes please - a tutorial will be brilliant! I think a lot of people will want to know how to make something as epicly good (should that be Bad =P) as this, me included. :)

btw..I hope you were,, Nice, to that lovely forest maiden. :D

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 5 December, 2009 - 13:19
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oh man you kick some ass with this one i tell you ><

by kimpey on Friday, 18 December, 2009 - 23:56
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This is defo one of my fav costumes of the year. You really have done an epic job.

I would love to know more on how to do the body as I'm struggling to figure out a way to do my Safer Sephiroth body so that it can hold the wight of the rings and black wing. I thought the way you did the muscles is the best way to go. That is if you don't mind telling me how you did it. Thankies XXX

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 01:01


Yay (Posted 27th November 2009)

Had the grand unpealing last night, and the mask works, looks better than I expected. I'll add some shading tonight and pick up the face paint and contacts today.

Decided I wasn't happy with the body so took a tube of silicon sealant to it, to smooth the edges of the muscles into the body suit more. looks a bit better now.

Finally found my missing patern too, so i've made the base cloak/waistcoat thing and Leena took great pleasure in distressing it a bit.

Darkness shall go to the Ball!

2 evenings to go (Posted 26th November 2009)

Mask is pretty much done now. Body suit... i'm a little dissapointed with - should have made the foam detail much thinner as I don't have the time to build up enough layers of latex to conceal it's blockyness.

Clawed hands have been made too. marigolds + fake nails + flexible filler + latex ftw!

managed to buy even more stuff for the cloak (netting and spangly stuff), and loose the pattern I need. Will ahve a crack atr it tonight though

progress (Posted 25th November 2009)

Progress is good.
Head requires a final couple of layers of latex and looks.....better than expected (holding my breath until it's taken off it's sculpt though)

I've also made the body suit and added muscle deffinition with thin carved upholstery foam - latexing that tonight.

I picked up materials for this clothes on Monday to, got a bit carried away. cotton, flocked Organza, fur and various patterned stuff. spent rather more than intended... >_<