Silantre
 


Costume :Light Armor (Necromancer)
Variant :Armor no. 4
Source :Guild Wars 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Manchester MCM Expo 2012


Costume Photos

On Stage at Play Expo

And, How Are You?

Behind The Mask

Cob Webs!!!!!

Drawing Power

Outside

In The Hotel

Paint Progress

Mask

Skirt / Belt Progress

Belt

Reference Picture

 


Costume Information

General
Awards : Best Parade May 2011 London MCM Expo - Play Expo Best Costume

Description
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:
"Greetings"
"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!


Comments

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i love you for doing this <3 and apologies in advance for giving you lots of ideas xD

by HatsuneHawke on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 21:03
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Oh wow, so pretty! And YAY GUILD WARS!

by Lisu-chan on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 22:07
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squeeeeeee progress =D I cant wait till you do this and and and whats more epic is i get to join you WHOOOOOOO! *glomps* well on your second wear of it =P

by HatsuneHawke on Monday, 31 January, 2011 - 12:08
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Win for Guild Wars cosplay.

I can't wait to see this complete its an epic costume.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 12:25
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Wish this was coming to MCM id kill to see it!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 12:31
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wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow O.O *dances around in circles excitingly*

by HatsuneHawke on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 02:54
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This is looking soo wonderful, the detail is intense and your work is amazing~

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 02:58
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*jawdrop*

by Yuka on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 03:30
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Great progress dear!

How on EARTH are you going to see where you're walking? (always the practical, me)

by Lisu-chan on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 22:39
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I kind of can't lol XD, I made the mask so I have eye holes that you can't see from the outside, but I miss aligned the right one, so i have one eyed vision =P

by Silantre on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 23:14
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Woah..Fantastic so far! O_O

by Jae on Tuesday, 15 February, 2011 - 04:13
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Oh dear! And I won't be around to guide you, sorry!

But it does look awesome, sometimes practicality has to be sacrificed for awesomeness!

by Lisu-chan on Tuesday, 15 February, 2011 - 07:34
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Oh dear!

Try wearing a turtle neck? It will save on smuding stuff etc etc etc!
Good luck with finishing it! (is having a day and half to make stuff as well) I'm sure you'll kick ass!

by Lisu-chan on Thursday, 17 February, 2011 - 08:02
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I thought about that, then I thought about how warm this costume is going to be anyway, especialy with the mask >.>, hopefully any smudging paint will add to the aged effect of the cosplay XD

Ty for wishing me luck ^^ *hugs*, and good luck back to you, hurrah for cosplay marathons =P

by Silantre on Thursday, 17 February, 2011 - 20:29
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Try to get some sleep and not make yourself ill wont you <3

by HatsuneHawke on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 00:52
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NEVAH!!!! Sleep is for sponges!

by Silantre on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 01:06
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Then i am a sponge!

have fun this weekend xxx

by HatsuneHawke on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 01:13
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lol *pokes the sponge* =P,, hehe, thank you lil Luna! I'm planning on going online to msn on Sunday, once I've recovered, so we can finally speak again ^^ *hugs*

by Silantre on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 01:16
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok ill stop spamming your comments now lol *hugs*

by HatsuneHawke on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 01:32
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Feel free to spam lol. *breaks out into song* Spam glorious spaaaaammmmm!!!!

by Silantre on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 03:57
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This is just stunning, the reason why is
For the first time in my whole cosplay experience, its like im looking at something thats literally just came out the game as it looks like it would in real life, just simple a stunning pull off!

by ryaoki on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 07:38
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This is simply amazing!
Great job!

by ZOMBIEfurby on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 07:43
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Brilliant work as usual ^^ really can't wait to see this at midlands.

by Zelda on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 09:59

looks great so far!! :D
I really like this set of armour.

by Adamoluna on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 10:03
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:D !!

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 10:13
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this was awesome
on every level
^^

by zabuza89 on Sunday, 20 February, 2011 - 14:33
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This was amazing to see in person. Very epic.

Great to meet you whilst helping out with the cosplay stuff. ;)

by Sephirayne on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 08:48
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Absolutely amazing, I love every little detail, the accuracy is brilliant. :)

by My__RoadOfBlood on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 16:54
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FINALLY PICS! It's like sex in a can waiting to be ooo.......... maybe im going OTT? xD

And this is being remade.. well part as you say oh boy, Just make sure someones got a pillow nearby to muffle my Squee xD

by HatsuneHawke on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 18:35
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CONGRATS MY AWESOME SEXY PARTNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant thank ou and our mum enough for this awesome weekend!!!

by HatsuneHawke on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 09:46
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Whoa, this is amazing.

by j_mercuryuk on Saturday, 9 July, 2011 - 00:21
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Whoa, this is amazing.

by j_mercuryuk on Saturday, 9 July, 2011 - 00:21
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That is f'ing awesome!!!!!!! I really hope to see this at a con some day!

by Kata-san on Saturday, 9 July, 2011 - 00:51
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Awhh thank you guys =]
I'm hping I'll get an oppertunity to wear it again some day, scaring kids is just too much fun MUHAHAHA =P

by Silantre on Sunday, 10 July, 2011 - 01:37
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WOW

by Kyuipo on Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 - 23:01
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Amazing!!! No idea why I haven't commented on this sooner!

by Ashika on Tuesday, 24 July, 2012 - 10:01
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Your costume was amazing!

by pepperwithapen on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 10:40
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Hehe thankies =3, yours was too!! And I'll definatly look out for you at london Expo. =D

by Silantre on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 14:24
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Holy crap, this looks epic!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012 - 07:42
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amazing costume and detailing. love the glowy eyes ^^

by WarriorTeddy on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012 - 09:04
 

To-Do List

Upgrade Arms for CostumeHighIn Progress
Add smoke tubes to costumeHighIn Progress
Impolicate voice box to costumeHighIn Progress
Roughen up the costume moreHighIn Progress
Add Wings From FenrisHighIn Progress
Make beltLowComplete
Make overskirtLowComplete
Make base skirtLowComplete
Make shirt/topLowComplete
Make cape / over gown LowComplete
Make glovesLowComplete
Make skull mask, with lightsLowComplete
Make hoodLowComplete
Make neck mouth, thing XDLowComplete
Sort out electronics for eyesLowComplete

Shopping List

Gloves£2.43Bought
White Paint£1.00Bought
White Eyes (27)£2.94Bought
Black Fabrc Paint (Normal)£2.45Bought
White Fabric Paint£2.45Bought
Black Hand Dye£3.20Bought
Fabric Samples£1.20Bought
Solder£1.99Bought
Switches for Electronics£1.25Bought
LED's for Eye's£5.00Bought
Red Beads (45)£4.00Bought
Wooden Circles (12)£5.64Bought
Nylon Thread (2)£2.00Bought
Foam Sheets for Armor (6)£3.75Bought
Large Red Gems (2) (6 needed)£1.15Bought
Small Red Gem (5)£3.00Bought
Lights for Eyes (2)£2.00Bought
Bias Binding£8.55Bought
Black Non-Fray Fabric (4m) (£5.99 a meter)£23.96Bought
Gold Paint £5.52Bought
Faded Red Material (3m)£12.11Bought
Black Fabric Paint (3D)£1.95Bought
Wire for Electronics£3.00Bought
Total£100.54

Journal

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 &gt;.&gt;.

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!