Costume :Hawke
Variant :Battlemage Armaments
Source :Dragon Age 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos


Fire and Smoke

Weapon Ref - Chanter's Staff

My PheePhee's amazing and wonderful diagram 8D



Costume Information

This is my other character from my second run through of Dragon Age 2! Her full name is Rosaline Hawke xD but I now think Rosa Hawke sounds better. I prefer her hairstyle and face over Talia's and this champions armour is delicious! I would love to try and make it for Kitacon IV but if not I'll wear Talia's armour! Either way I want to do both!

The best part about playing it twice is that I get to do a Rogue and now a Mage AND attempt to make their weapons! Although the way my imagination goes in my head I had Rosa as a mage who pretended to be a rogue until her secrets were revealed to the rest of the group *gasp* but that's just me playing around xD I can't really decide who to do for Kitacon IV as I love Talia, Rosa AND Isabela xD gah! Also Carver is a jack asssss!

Rosa also slept with Isabela before settling down with her crazy Anders ;D hurr

Any tips on how to make this will be most welcome! Please PM me if you have any! :D

- I've been looking at the outfit. It turns out it's made of:
Torso: Battlemage Armaments
Gloves: Superior Gloves
Boots: Boots of the Champion

I honestly don't knnow why I don't have the whole champions armour set O_o but I like it ^^

Moving into progress as will be making for Kitacon IV for my DA/DA2 Group!

Will probably be worn to Manchester Expo 2012 as well unless I make another Hawke outfit! :D

Marking as complete as it pretty much is! The only thing I need to do is add elastic to my shoulder armour so it stays on but I'm going to do that tomorrow night in the hotel :D woo!

- The video is of us in the masq. It starts at 2:15 mins :D


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This gon' be pretty and impressive when its all done and sexy

by Phee on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 18:01
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You will look amazing :)

by L4dyPaiNe_X on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 18:34
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your certainly off to a good start. I'm sure this will look amazing ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 22:16
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Thankies :D I'm really worried about doing the more permanent steps xD and have no idea the best way to transport it either. But I guess this is half the fun :D

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 22:27
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Paper progress is looking so good - can't wait to see the foam version! So much detail though, I'm jealous of your patience :)

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 2 February, 2012 - 11:57
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For the torso, would gluing the foam scales individually to a stretchy top work?

by Nomes on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 20:10
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I don't know, I'm not sure =[ Atm I'm going to try the corset idea due to the natural hardness of a corset xD if not I'll try a stretchy top :D thankies

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 20:13
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As quoted from my Al: "She's attaching the scales to a corset to make form fitting armour?? That's fukken genius!"

by Candystriped on Saturday, 18 February, 2012 - 00:02
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Tell him thankies for me :D haha

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 18 February, 2012 - 11:01
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This looks so amazing so far bub! x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 12:39
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i go away for a few days and come back and you have done so much amazing work :)

by J-Po on Friday, 9 March, 2012 - 20:02
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im seriously loving the progress of this.. you're really out doing yourself! Cant wait to see it in person!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 10 March, 2012 - 12:43
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Thankies all :D Should be completed soon hopefully!

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 10 March, 2012 - 20:44
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Well excited to see this complete! hurry up 8I

by Phee on Sunday, 11 March, 2012 - 22:59
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Loving the progress, you all done for kita?

by Manjou on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 18:25
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Thankies :D Almost! Just a few bits and bobs left to do!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 18:38
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darn u uploading a better wepon pic than me lol im really impressed im coming to you when i need armour xD

by J-Po on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 19:55
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Not bad indeed, weapon is looking fabulous m'dear~

by Phee on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 20:10
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Brillant work ^^ can't wait to see your armour up close

by WarriorTeddy on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 10:57
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looking great hun cant wait till saturday

by Mikado on Thursday, 12 April, 2012 - 01:09
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I don't know the series but I admire all the armour work that's gone into it :) You look amazing! 8D

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 15:28
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Awesome cosplay of Hawke. <3 Also love the edits made to the photos. :D

by Natsumi on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 22:59

To-Do List

Make Paper Pattern for All (Minus boots)HighComplete
Apply Pattern to Craft foamHighComplete
Stiffen With GauzeHighComplete
Paint ArmourHighComplete
Seal Foam with PVA GlueHighComplete
Glue Foam to CorsetHighComplete
Draw on Design with 3D PaintMediumComplete
Boot Armour CompleteMediumComplete
Necklace ThingMediumComplete
Bracers by PheeMediumComplete
Cut Foam PiecesMediumComplete
Torso Armour CompleteMediumComplete
Weather ArmourMediumComplete
Shoulder Guards CompleteMediumIn Progress
Make Clay DetailsLowComplete
Hair + Make up TestLowComplete
Paint boots SilverLowComplete
Apply Gems to Corset ScalesLowComplete

Shopping List

Foam Sheets x20£15.80Bought
Boots £18.64Bought
Silver Spray Paint £6.00Bought
Craft Card (for armour template)£15.49Bought
Underclothes: Top£2.94Bought
Gauze (per mtr) x5£25.29Bought
3D Paint£8.74Bought
Rub 'n' Buff Metalic Gliding - Silver£11.50Bought
PVA Glue x2£3.79Bought
Fabric Glue£7.19Bought


Weapon Finished! (Posted 9th April 2012)

Not bad for two days work me thinks XD not as detailed as I'd prefer but good enough for what I want me thinks.

Weapon WIP (Posted 8th April 2012)

I'm making this really quick and easy.
1. Cardboard base on a wooden pole
2. Covering the base with masking tape
3. Spray paint the top silver and bottom red
4. Paint pole dark brown
5. Weather

Clay "face" detail WIP (Posted 9th March 2012)

Made by Phee :D I had some air dry clay so she's made the shape from that. After it dries I'm going to give a go at letting in harden in the oven for a few mins and then painting it. Might also add some gems for the eyes but I dont know yet :D Much love to Phee <3

Armour WIP (Posted 9th March 2012)

After spending days sealing the foam today I spray painted it silver :D I'm very happy with the result. I need to add another coat I think and then once that's dried I can polish and weather it :D

Necklace Thing WIP (Posted 25th February 2012)

Made it this morning xD A few weeks ago I bought a necklace from Primark for about £4.50 and I've used that as the base :D It will all be painted over so it looks okay xD eventually. But the res is just foam. I'll be stiffening it with gauze like the other armour. I'll then be making the little face thing out of clay and will find a way to glue it on xD

3D Detail (Posted 24th February 2012)

I've decided not to add the parts that stick up as it was just too much hassle to find our how to do it. >< So I'm just gonna have "flat" ones :D I added the detail on last night with 3D paint :D So far this is the best side -.- the others are covered in pen where I messed up drawing the pattern on D8

Shoulder Armour WIP (Posted 23rd February 2012)

I decided to go for a different approach as the other one was just fiddly. I used my shoulder armour from Cloudette to get the shape for it and then glued the rim together using evostick. I'm going to add the sort of pointy up bits tonight and then I can do the design with 3D paint and FINALLY start sealing everything which'll take a week D: but at least then I can focus on other things :D

All stuck on! (Posted 18th February 2012)

All I need to do is shape the top bit and then I can start the sealing/painting process! :D I have little gems I'm going to stick on before hand though :D fun!

Corset WIP (Posted 17th February 2012)

I'm going high with this glue! omg. Evostick is VERY strong @.@ But well! So far I've glued the lamels on one side of the corset. So just the other side to go. The top ones I'll cut into shape once it's all dried. There's some overlapping and a few gaps with the lamellars but I'm hoping once I've painted it all silver it wont be too noticeable :D So so far I'm happy. And once I get rid of this headache I'll start on the other side I can get a new headache @.@..

Stiffening with Gauze Material (Posted 12th February 2012)

I know this is at a weird angle xD But these are all my armour lamellar's glued onto gauze material for extra strength. I'm going to do it twice with my skirt armour but for the lamellar only one as it needs to go onto the corset and bend easily. The gauze will hopefully just mean it won't break that easily. Tomorrow I'm going to cut out all my lamellars and then stick them onto the corset with evostick glue~ :D This armour is a b*tch xD but hopefully will actually look decent in the near future.

Different Approach! (Posted 2nd February 2012)

Well! I've been having a heap of trouble! The torso shape just wasn't right and nothing I did would make it shape or mold to by body properly >< So I've been really disheartened and frustrating and felt like giving up. But then last night in that moment between being awake and asleep I had a random but (hopefully) awesome idea! I've bought the corset in the picture and am going to wear it over my red top I've bought for the under garments. Then Phee will pull me in to the point where I'm comfortable and using some strong glue (such as no nails or super glue etc - whatever works best) we're going to stick on the foam lamels individually so they shape to the corset and my shape. I'm worried it'll then be difficult for me to take it on and off xD but I'm hoping it'll work. then I can seal and paint the foam like I would have done. This way it'll hopefully give it more support and actually be firm like armour xD We'll see!

Whole Pattern (Minus Boots) (Posted 12th January 2012)

Woo! My paper pattern is complete! (That took may too long D: I'm behind schedule! Eep!) However~! This is missing the "boot armour" this is because due to the way I want to make that part I need the boots I'm going to wear for her first which I won't get for a while. I'm also quite proud of this :D For someone who's rather crap at making fancy stuff I think I've done quite well xD The card drove me mad and so has the measuring. I'm petrified the measuring is going to go wrong so when I transfer it onto the foam I'm going to leave a bit of lee-way (or however you spell it!) so I can adjust it. Card is good for being a sturdy pattern but it doesn't bend easily at all so I couldn't really test it well with my shape. I forgot to mention that for this armour I'm using this tutorial:
So if I'm lucky my armour will turn out like the one at the bottom XD I can only pray and do my best :)

Torso Paper Pattern (Posted 8th January 2012)

OMG PROGRESS! This is the pattern I'm making. So far I've completed the chest piece and the back piece. The photos don't show it very well. But at the front is four panels of lamellar and on the back three. (The paper didn't bend very well that's why it looks misshapen). When I transfer this onto foam I'll be able to glue it together and manipulate it to the shape I need. At the moment I'm working on the "skirt" bit. Once that's done I'll do another progress photo :D