|Awards :||Best Parade May 2011 London MCM Expo - Play Expo Best Costume|
|This costume has slowly become one of my favourites. Since my bestest buddy, 'Luna' showed me a picture of this costume I just HAD to make it.|
Origionally made within about 2 months, I've been constantly; upgrading, chaging and adding things about it! Such as:
- Adding Cobwebs,,,, for that 'fresh out of the graveyard' look
- Making the cape and skirt more tattered
- Adding the wings from a previous costume, Fenris
- Upgrading the arm covers to look more like bone
- Fixing everything XD
- Adding smoke tubes to come out of the costume, to add a spooky fog
- Adding a voice box with downloaded Undead and Orc voices from World of Warcraft including:
"I don't smell that bad for a dead dude, do I?"
"I will crush! And destroy! And....... Ohhhh shiny!!"
"Roses are Grey, Violets are Grey, I am dead and colourblind."
One of my favourite hobbies in this costume is freaking people out! (Adults and children alike)
All I have to do is stare, or point with the long boney fingers!
|Upgrade Arms for Costume||High||In Progress|
|Add smoke tubes to costume||High||In Progress|
|Impolicate voice box to costume||High||In Progress|
|Roughen up the costume more||High||In Progress|
|Add Wings From Fenris||High||In Progress|
|Make base skirt||Low||Complete|
|Make cape / over gown||Low||Complete|
|Make skull mask, with lights||Low||Complete|
|Make neck mouth, thing XD||Low||Complete|
|Sort out electronics for eyes||Low||Complete|
|White Eyes (27)||£2.94||Bought|
|Black Fabrc Paint (Normal)||£2.45||Bought|
|White Fabric Paint||£2.45||Bought|
|Black Hand Dye||£3.20||Bought|
|Switches for Electronics||£1.25||Bought|
|LED's for Eye's||£5.00||Bought|
|Red Beads (45)||£4.00||Bought|
|Wooden Circles (12)||£5.64||Bought|
|Nylon Thread (2)||£2.00||Bought|
|Foam Sheets for Armor (6)||£3.75||Bought|
|Large Red Gems (2) (6 needed)||£1.15||Bought|
|Small Red Gem (5)||£3.00||Bought|
|Lights for Eyes (2)||£2.00||Bought|
|Black Non-Fray Fabric (4m) (£5.99 a meter)||£23.96||Bought|
|Faded Red Material (3m)||£12.11||Bought|
|Black Fabric Paint (3D)||£1.95||Bought|
|Wire for Electronics||£3.00||Bought|
Skirt Details (Posted 14th February 2011)
Well, spent the last 2 days straight (about 13 hours each day)working on the bottom half of the cosplay, and it's still not finished >.> I'm leaving the detailing as in the photo to the side for Midlands expo, then adding the rest ready for London expo.
Each of the long hanging down flaps took about 5 hours each to make. All of the runes were coppied as close to the reference picture as possible, and I think I made them quite accurate.
The eyes on the two long flaps are made from gems paint and foam sheeting instead of just painting them onto the fabric, so I'd get a 3D apperance.
The ourlines for all of the sections were traced from an enlarged reference picture, so I know they are as accurate as I can get them.
Electronics (Posted 5th February 2011)
Today I went shopping to try and find motors for one of my other costumes. However I ended up walking home with aload of other electronic stuff in my bags to play with.
The items in the attatched photograph will hopefully be put together to form the glowingness of the eyes for this costume. I have decided to add a switch into the circuit to make preserving the battery easier when walking around conventions, in order to save the hassle of taking out the batteries, like I was doing with previous costumes.
Belt Today, Gone Tommorow (Posted 30th January 2011)
I was origionally going to be working on the skirt today, however the fabric was still wet from washing it yesterday >.>,,, sooooo instead I decided to attempt making the belt.
I first did a paper template, then a cardboard ones (in the photo) I remade cardboard ones so I could keep them for furtue reference, and they'd be more durable then paper ones.
From the templates I cut the foam layers to shape (5)and glued together, leaving the funest, yet longest part, the painting!
Eye Gems Finished (Posted 29th January 2011)
Spent a few hours in the early hours of the morning finishing off the eyes for atleast the front of the costume, though thinking about it now I need to do 3 more for the back of the costume too,,, DARN. Maybe I should change the title to, 'Eye Gems Half Finished'.
Small Progress, Lots of TIme (Posted 27th January 2011)
Spent a few hours today painting >.>
Seems such a waste of time painting such small details, but hey. Hopefully the overall effect will be worth it!
I've decided I'll start on the smaller things first (for some unknown reason)
Also today I did a few tests with the fabric I bought (Lol, yeh I should have done tests before I bought several meters), and yey! Everything seems to work ^^
Eyes, the First Big Challenge (Posted 22nd January 2011)
Today was day one of this cosplay build, and, obviously the first thing to do is go out and buy the materials. However this first shop has been a bit of a disaster, with me ending up with mainly paints, but nothing to acctually paint on >.>.
I found the perfect size eyes for the details on the robes, but they only had them in brown, which means I get to spend this whole first day scratching off the backing to about 27 eyes -.-,, Hurrah!