Costume :The Sithi Sunkiller
Source :The Ballad of Zephyr Stormchaser (Original creation)
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

First painting - front

First painting - decaying side

First painting flesh side

Face, front


Costume Information

Up ahead, standing by a fallen marble pillar, was a different sort of creature. This one was still solid, but his body was clearly no less dead. Half of his face had sloughed away, revealing his jaw, so he had a perpetual, if horrific, smile. He wore rusted armour decorated with strange symbols and clothes made of purple cloth that rotted on his frame. Beneath these, his body was wizened, wasted where there was flesh and skeletal where there was none. This, then, was the last Sithi, waiting patiently to perform his duty.

He stood, both hands resting on the hilt of his massive sword, head bent. At their approach, he looked up, fixing yellow, almost feline eyes upon them. There was hunger in those eyes, like a starving man seeing food once again. How long had he stood there in the night, long after his body should have decayed away, waiting to fulfil the revenge of his race? Could he remember anything from his former life or had all that faded away to be replaced by his single dark purpose?


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Looking pretty cool so far!!

by kiichan on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 22:40
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I'm intrigued.
What are you using to sculpt the head??
I shall keep watching the progress. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 10:10
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It's just placticine. Once I get his bloody ears sorted, I'll latex over the top.

Ears are not going well, but I'm not planning to have it done before the summer so I should be okay!

by Taffeta_Rose on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 12:54
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Ohh, good ole Plasticine. It's great stuff to model with. So you are lucky enough the wig stand is a good enough base to model onto and fits you (I had to make a complete head cast so I can do this sort of stuff).
Once you have latexed over the top I guess you then peel the mask off and ..somehow support the shapes from inside with foam sponge or something? Or will it hold its shape on its own?

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 13:48
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I don't need to worry about it fitting my head, as I'm not going to use it as a mask - it's going to be a fake head. As the character is about 7-8 foot tall, my head's going to be about level with his pectorial muscles. I'm hoping if I make the latex thick enough and then stuff it with something light it should hold it's shape. There's going to be lots of experimenting with is costume!

by Taffeta_Rose on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 17:30
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Ohhh I see. It's a very interesting project Ailsa. ^_^ I love these involved costumes which take us into uncharted territory! Experimenting is so much fun.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 22:14
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Waaaaah it's so creepy!

by kiichan on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 15:49
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Looking amazing. Love the design and character description

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 19 March, 2011 - 10:40