Costume :dragon armour
Source :Original Design
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos




masq 2



ze back

prelim design


Costume Information

Cost : £140+
Awards : winner- expert category -mcm october expo
Time Taken : 11 months on/off

I am planning on making a full suit of dragon themed armour, with various weapons etc i will be sticking to this plan!!! This costume is kind of inspired by the amazing world of warcraft designs, but i wanted to wander off the beaten track but still make something quite complex. I enjoyed desiging this and making it, even though it was a serious challenge to juggle with moving out and such

it is craftfoam based, and the first time i have tried making anything like this, so it will be a huge learning curve!


WOW. i was overwhelmed at how lovely everyone was about this costume, it really meant a lot for people to come up and chat to me about it etc, i feel very honored as well as for winning in the sunday masq!


here is the vid (last entry) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CEAR8ktjT8


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this seems interesting hope to see more >+

by kimpey on Sunday, 2 November, 2008 - 22:37
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love the concept art :) and the helmet is looking great :)

by Ikkaku-kun on Monday, 3 November, 2008 - 00:05
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Wow! Helmet is looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest of this! ^__^

by BlusterSquall on Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 21:44
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im a big fan of dragons and i must say i love your desighn its very sophisticated and pretty when at the same time its warrior and fiercly dragon like, definatly one i must take pictures off

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 22:07
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I love dragons and this seems really cool!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 22:24
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Oh wow I adore the colours you've used for the helmet, I can tell this is going to be a glorious costume!

by ElegantAura on Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 22:25
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hooray for dragons lol!

by Yamidragon on Thursday, 6 November, 2008 - 16:07
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I very much like this idea :D
The concept drawing looks rather interesting :D
Good luck with it :D xx

by JakeX on Thursday, 20 November, 2008 - 21:18
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This looks very nice! You could very well make a Kain from Final Fantasy 4 with this concept too!

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 14:00
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by RanmaSyaoran on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 08:42
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Looking amazing!! can't wait to see it finished ^^

by Kacela on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 15:56
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Oh wow Yami this looks so amazing >_< Definately not going to be able to miss you in October lol ^_^

by Feather-to-Earth on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 23:54
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this is looking EPIC, can't wait to see this finished

by nanahara on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 08:54
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man thats is some epic armour work! i am really looking forward to seeing this in October 8D

by Kaka Extreme on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 16:04
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Oh my.. O__O;;;;;

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 - 22:36
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now theres something special to look at, i love dragonsss

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 - 22:47
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That is so much awesome o-o I completely love it, looking forward to it completed~

by Demented Kid on Thursday, 23 July, 2009 - 00:15
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Everytime I see this, I'm impressed by a new item.

by Odd-One-Out on Sunday, 26 July, 2009 - 21:13
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It's looking incredible, so intricate!

by Amy-Lou on Sunday, 26 July, 2009 - 21:19

This is looking AMAZING!
I look forward to seeing it ^^

by goodbyeworld on Sunday, 26 July, 2009 - 21:54
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I love the arm pieces and the wings and spine.
The electric blue against the black looks really nice!

by Tsuchinoko on Sunday, 26 July, 2009 - 21:55
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This is really amazing!!

i dont like original designs but this is an exception!!

I hope i get to see this :D

by MangaChild on Sunday, 26 July, 2009 - 22:43
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I'm with mangachild. I usually hate original designs, but this one's fantastic.

I loove the colouring! That shade of blue almost GLOWS against the black.

by Kan-chan on Sunday, 26 July, 2009 - 23:24
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This is so epic. I love how its looking. Its going to rock when its finished.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 27 July, 2009 - 00:30

*_* this looks so awesome! your skills are amazing!

by Nah dude on Monday, 27 July, 2009 - 02:14
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Wow, I adore the wings, they're just fantastic ^_^ I can't help but keep praising you for your great work lol

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 28 July, 2009 - 14:41
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looks amazing, gauntlets and the spine look top notch. Plastazote I assume?
Can't wait to see it in person come october.

by Zaiburst on Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 18:33
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thanks very much ^^ actually its all made from craftfoam sheets- im no where nearskilled enough to use anything else XD

by Yamidragon on Thursday, 6 August, 2009 - 13:33
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Whoa! This is fantastic! I really like the colours ^_^

by White Tigress on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 00:42
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looks really good ^^ it kinda reminds me of Cecil from FFIV

by Mothfox on Sunday, 4 October, 2009 - 10:44
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WOW fantastic, so very impressive. It just looks lovely!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 17:20
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This is like - The best thing ever.

by Snap on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 17:26
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Wow, this is amazing!

by Elyiel on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 18:05
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This whole costume looks absolutely amazing. *___*

by Mikau Mikau on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 22:54
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This looks fantastic - well done. Look forward to seeing it at Expo =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Thursday, 22 October, 2009 - 09:50

Congratulations on the win! You deserved it! This was absolutely gorgeous!! :D

by on Monday, 26 October, 2009 - 10:28
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This looked so good - a prize well deserved =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 26 October, 2009 - 10:33
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Congratulations on the prize. Stunning costume with so much detail, you even had matching hair clips! :D

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 26 October, 2009 - 11:06
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great costume well done :) congratulations on winning :)

by Limegreenjelly on Monday, 26 October, 2009 - 14:08
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Congratulations on your award, it was very well deserved. I love the artwork you had for it as well.

by Taffeta_Rose on Tuesday, 27 October, 2009 - 15:10
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This costume was absolutely amazing!! You really deserved winning, congratulations!!

by electricdino on Tuesday, 27 October, 2009 - 15:29
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I think no amount of photos will compare to seeing this in Person, I still cant get my head round how many individual pieces you used to make this :O

One of my Favourites of the Past Expo :D

sorry i fanboyed this so much in person lol

by MangaChild on Thursday, 29 October, 2009 - 12:11
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Such a beautiful costume!
It was great to see it from its initial stages to its final appearance. It was completely and utterly amazing~!
Congrats on your win, you deserved it so much!!

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 29 October, 2009 - 22:17
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Saw you at London expo, your costume was one of the best I saw that day. Good work.

by RichardYami on Friday, 30 October, 2009 - 13:24
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Aah, so much joy at seeing this, it was just all-round gorgeous, I can't believe how detailed you managed to make it! And much in the way of congratulations for winning, it was well deserved.

Thanks for letting me take a lot of pictures XD I could've been there all day :P

by nert on Friday, 30 October, 2009 - 18:15
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thankYOU for taking so many photos :) your photos came out really nicely-your whole gallery is beautiful :) hope to run into you next expo!

by Yamidragon on Saturday, 31 October, 2009 - 14:04
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Congrats on the win hun! It looked so epic in the 'flesh' so to speak, Freakazoid fully approves. On a side note: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

by Shenny on Monday, 16 November, 2009 - 13:00
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was pretty epic

by Defrain on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009 - 12:41


by ArcherPlusle on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 20:39
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The armour is gorgeous *_*

by My__RoadOfBlood on Thursday, 8 July, 2010 - 09:47
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WOW that armour is epic, great work there :)

by FangGirl on Monday, 26 December, 2011 - 18:11
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This is a brilliant costume. I love the armour. Congrats on the showcase

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 27 December, 2011 - 23:24
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I think I saw this when you wore it! It was so cool and amazing looking! Well done! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Wednesday, 28 December, 2011 - 17:18


f-f-f-finished! (Posted 3rd October 2009)

wooo finally finished this costume, i have a sunday masquerade place and cannot WAIT to wear it- although i have to get it down to london on a three hour train journey. By myself ><

pretty much there (Posted 4th September 2009)

cant believe its less than a month to go... but nearly done!!
no more pictures now...ill leave it a suprise for the day :3

almost there (Posted 16th August 2009)

so im about 80% done now.. just got to tweak a few bits, finish making the feet, do the hair ornaments and finish off the corset area- ten im done!!

hahahaha (Posted 22nd July 2009)

something rather satisfying about this costume: waiting for your brother to come home at night while wearing it. LMAO.

pvc time (Posted 8th July 2009)

so today i bought a lot of pvc leather- the fabric shop woman must think im a fetishist now!!!
Well i decided i really needed to get my arse in gear to be ready for expo 12 weeks or so i have left to work >_<
i got the breastplate done, made good progress on spear, thigh armour and straps, and my tail- so its not going too badly atm:)