Costume :Draenei
Variant :Shaman
Source :World of Warcraft
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos


Full Body

Step Back


Painted On The Day

Full Legs and Hoof

New Cloven Hooves

Draenei Tail

Draenic Weapon

Draenei Hoof

Draenei Medallions


Costume Information

Cost : Under £50
Time Taken : 3 months

Draenei Shaman Cosplay, the gradual process of the development and leading upto the final day of the MCM Expo May 29th 2010.

This is my first attempt at placing a large amount of effort into a Cosplay.

I adore Draenei, so I wanted to attempt one of my favourite WoW races.

I was spurred on by creating the hooves, which was my biggest obstacle to this costume (Besides the horns!), after accomplishing this, I decided to go ahead with the entire outfit!

Mixing my creativity with a budget, I have combined many items together to create this costume. Not-to-mention actually attempting to sew (I usually cannot sew to save my life).

With this costume comes blue skin, so I am using quite a large amount of blue bodypaint, blending paints together to create a realistic looking tonal effect. With various paint trials it has actually been quite long lasting, so I am hoping that the paint will not smudge on the day.

My progress thus far!

Check out how I made hooves on my youtube:


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Awesome! I'm planning on doing a Draenei myself at one of the expos :3 Hope to see yours at May!

by Member-XI on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 22:14
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Wow thats looking awesome o_o

by Berserk667 on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 01:21

*glomps can't wait for piccies

by redheadgirl on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 14:56
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Wow! How did you do those hooves??

by Giant Lenin on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 16:23

U seem all ready to take on expo ;) . Nice work on the hooves *thumbs up

by redheadgirl on Saturday, 15 May, 2010 - 08:16
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Arrr wow the feet the feet!! wouldnt it be cool to just walk round Tescos with them hoofs xD

by MADALEENA on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 18:10

Saw ur journal .. me thinks the pony tales with bangs is easiest to do but the half sideways hair u marked would look cooler.. BTW are u doing the tentacles too ?

by redheadgirl on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 12:13
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How is it that this only has 7 comments? It's ridiculously awesome! You did a marvelous job on the hoofs, and I can't wait to see this completed! ^_^

by Lisu-chan on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 07:33
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this is looking awsome XD

by nanahara on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 11:31
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Aw wow! Can't wait to see this!

by eternal_aranel on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 20:44

Are you going to wear this again at any point? Was thinking of doing a Tauren at some point and would like to go with other WOW cosplayers ^^
Can't believe I missed this at Expo >< So awesome

by Serroana on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 16:52

hey i love the costume, iv now decided to make one for the london and march expo 2011 ^^'

but its brillient, how did u do the horns? and hooves?

by steph1060 on Wednesday, 8 December, 2010 - 12:38

To-Do List

Re-plaster hooves, smoother finishHighComplete
Cloven the hoovesHighComplete
Add plaster to hoovesHighComplete
Add paper mache to hoovesHighComplete
Wire frame shoes for hoovesHighComplete
Cut heels off shoesHighComplete
buy shoes for hoovesHighComplete
Paint hoovesHighComplete
Wrap wire frame for tail in foamMediumComplete
Sew blue material for tailMediumComplete
Create wire frame for tailMediumComplete
Attach tail to beltMediumComplete
Make golden hoop for tailMediumComplete
Paint medallionsMediumComplete
Buy beltLowComplete
Create shaman and draeneic logo medallionsLowComplete
Buy top and trousersLowComplete
Paint hornsLowComplete


One Week To Go! (Posted 22nd May 2010)

Only one week to go until the Expo and I'm so excited! I've begun packing my Costume into a suitcase and wondering if it'll all fit, not-to-mention stay safe. I'm double checking I'm prepared, time to make some final preparations ^___^

I'm going to there a majority of the Saturday, hoping the queuing won't last as long this time >___> But I am certainly EXCITED!

Hope to see the rest of you MCM Expo folk there!

Little Extras (Posted 17th May 2010)

I decided to purchase some inner padding for my shoes, basically around the toe area, just to make the hoofy-day experience a little more comfy. I'm going to save them up until the actually day mind you, but I may test "clomp" around the house for a day.

I still need to figure out what an earth to do with my hair. I'm going to dye it a dark shade, black with a blue tint, to get that Draenai look. I'm pondering to have it partially up and some "bangs" at the front, just so the hair doesn't mess with my body paint.
I suppose I'll just have to research, heres some pictures of the possible styles anyhoo and I've marked my faves.

New Hooves! (Posted 14th May 2010)

Here are my new cloven hooves *jazz hands*

Re-plastered and re-painted!

Cloven Hoofies! (Posted 4th May 2010)

Ok, so managed to re-plaster the hoofs so they are more smooth and have a cloven toed look to them. The new paint job looks pretty sweet too, I'm so proud of my hooves ^___^

Tried walking around in them today for about 30 minutes, seemed pretty comfortable, need a little more padding on the sole, just to be safe, especially when I'll be clomping around in the for the whole day!

Not sure how to style my hair as of yet.....any ideas?

Not Long Now! (Posted 29th April 2010)

Well, not long now until the Expo. I must say the past few months have flown by!

I've got a majority of the costume finished, all the clothing is sorted.
- Leggings
- Cloak
- Leg Warmers
- Arm Warmers
- Gloves
- Belt (with tail attached)

The props are also somewhat finshed.
- Axe: Completed
- Tail: Completed
- Hoop: Re-spray painted today, for extra golden finish.

And last but not least, the HORNS and HOOVES.
- The horns: completed
- Hooves: Re-plastered today, added a more cloven toe to them. Once dry, I will re-paint.

Expect some more photos of the hooves to be uploaded, not-to-mention a complete "dress rehearsal", minus the blue paint, as I need t save it for the day :P