Sword (Posted 3rd September 2013)
Riven's sword. I found a papercraft pattern for Riven online, blew up the size by about 200% and then cut it out and stuck it together to check the size proportions first. When I was happy with it, I made the base structure out of cardboard and hot glue. Strengthened it inside with a metal rod and expanding foam. Covered it with papier mache and gesso. Sanded it then covered it with polyfiller. Then painted it haphazardly at the convention.
Overall a really rushed job, the paint job definitely isn't finished either. I want to remake this soooo badly!
Misc Parts (Posted 3rd September 2013)
Shoulder Pauldron part 2 (Posted 3rd September 2013)
1st picture - Sanding and base coats of paints were down.
2nd picture - Adding the rings to attach the brown shoulder wrap. The shoulder wrap was made out of the last scraps of my polyester suede that I used for my Lalafell cosplay, so unfortunately I didn't have QUITE enough so it's shorter than I wanted. I'll be remaking it for sure. I couldn't find a lighter so I sat at 4 in the morning with a packet of matches trying to burn my costume while laughing hysterically on skyp to one of my league buddies.
3rd picture - IT'S FINISHED! Paint job on the front
4th picture - And LEDs on the back
Shoulder Pauldron part 1 (Posted 3rd September 2013)
1st picture - Cardboard base structure. This was changed a few times after this picture since it was too long and not rounded enough on the bottom cuff. I also had to add the spikes to it.
2nd picture - Expanding foam always looks so stupid lol. I covered the cardboard with expanding foam to bulk it up quickly, add strength while still keeping it light weight. Also I had a can kicking about the house so it was free haha
3rd picture - Carved down the shape of the pauldron. While watching LCS and thinking to myself "I want to play games, why am I making costumes whyyyyy"
4th picture - This was where I was at, with 3 days to go to the convention. I still had to sand (NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE HOW LONG SANDING TAKES OMFG) and paint (DITTO) everything, plus make Riven's toga, her weird shoulder wrap thing, install LEDs, style her wig, sort out something for her shoes... etc
References (Posted 10th June 2013)
All of the reference artwork is inconsistent, so I took parts from each that I liked. My main reference source was the in-game model and a papercraft model of that.
The links I used for reference mainly during this project were:
Model Viewer: http://www.lolking.net/models/?champion=92&skin=0