Costume :Barbarian
Variant :Female
Source :Diablo 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014

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Barbarian (In Progress)

Barbarian (In Progress)


Costume Information

Cost : £300 or thereabouts
Awards : Grand prize winner, LFCC Cosplay Championship 2014. 1st Runner up, MCM London Expo Cosplay Masquerade 2014
Time Taken : 6 weeks

After making two EVA foam Mass Effect suits, I felt I wanted to try something with this Worbla stuff everyone seems to be going on about. I'm a lot happier making armour than sewing, and my love of Diablo 3 gave me the perfect excuse. I was torn between the Barbarian and the Demon Hunter, both of whom have incredibly cool outfits, but in the end I've gone for Barbarian first (less fabric involved, clearly).

It's taken 3 XL sheets of Worbla to make, and I have to say I'm totally sold on it as a material to work with - it's great to be able to form, sculpt and shape it into the sometimes bizarre things this costume has entailed.

Before we began painting, Si and I decided that whilst we definitely wanted the illustrated, out of the game look of the Blizzard game, we also wanted it to look a bit rough and ready too. So instead of smoothing over the armour with PVA or Gesso, we've kept it in its' natural state. Instead, we gave it some spray plastic primer and matt black, then went at it with drybrushed acrylics.

[EDIT] Thank you everyone for the Showcase and lovely comments, I'm lost for words!


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Wow,I'm really love the work you've done on this!
The paint job one the bones in particular is really superb!

by Felixize on Saturday, 26 April, 2014 - 17:29
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Progress is looking sweet!! Good luck with the rest :)

by Siouxsie James on Saturday, 26 April, 2014 - 17:32
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Progress is looking great so far!!

by Moonchild on Saturday, 26 April, 2014 - 19:30
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Wow. Armour wip looks fantastic! Nice work. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 26 April, 2014 - 22:51
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Awesome work and the painting is so neat

by ArcaneArchery on Sunday, 27 April, 2014 - 12:44
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Found you! It was great to meet you in the masquerade queue. You have the most amazing Worbla skills. Flawless craftsmanship!

Damn I'm so jealous!

by Kei Lin Sama on Friday, 30 May, 2014 - 00:02
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You were so amazing! This costume is fantastic.

by Getti on Sunday, 1 June, 2014 - 21:08
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I saw you at MCM expo and was very impressed, great work on he armour

by HelenaLove on Wednesday, 4 June, 2014 - 09:45
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Nice!! This worked out so well!

by Siouxsie James on Thursday, 5 June, 2014 - 07:50
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Phenomenal. Are you even real? Wow ;A;

by tripletriad on Thursday, 5 June, 2014 - 23:06
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This looks amazing! Love the armour :)

by WhiteWraith on Monday, 7 July, 2014 - 16:02
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Awesome construction on this! You make one epic (and gorgeous) Barbarian.

by Kacela on Monday, 7 July, 2014 - 17:55
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Beautiful, fierce and magnificent! Congrats on the showcase!

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 7 July, 2014 - 19:50
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Amazing work on the armour. Congratulations on the showcase.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 8 July, 2014 - 03:59
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Grats on the showcase :)

by Siouxsie James on Wednesday, 9 July, 2014 - 08:35
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Wow, this looks like something I'd expect to see worn by actors in a movie or something and as for that guy dressed as a monk in one of the pictures ... I'll never be able to play Diablo 3 again on my monk without picturing him.

by MattyBoy on Wednesday, 9 July, 2014 - 19:50
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Congrats on the win at LFCC yesterday! Was great to meet you :D

by pelagia on Monday, 14 July, 2014 - 14:03
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The detailing and paint finish on your armour is amazing! :D

by Manjou on Sunday, 19 October, 2014 - 00:06