Original Werewolf: the apocalypse Character

Cosplayer: xaerael

Variant: Crinos

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Judge's choice: Craftsmanship.

2nd May 2010: [02nd may update - lazy day edition] yup. day off from making stuff.

have a final concept art pic instead.

1st May 2010: [01st may update] mind bogglingly close to finishing now.

need to make the plate for the back of the hand, tidy a bit of stitching up, consider the cape another 234987562934876 times and make a few more decos.

it looks.... amazing. so happy.

24th April 2010: [24th april update] working with suede is officially the scariest thing i have ever had to do in costuming.

23rd April 2010: [23rd april update] hell yeah, tons done in the time my PC was busted.

body: done.
underpadding: done.
neck: done!!

7th April 2010: [07th April update] tail done. waiting on a few more bits and i can get the last of the bodywork done.

2nd April 2010: [02nd April update] ~finally a final design?~ so, i think i've settled on a final design!

well, atleast till i decide i don't like how something looks again and get all pretentious and artsy... haha.

no prizes for where the loincloth was inspired from!

25th March 2010: [25th march update] almost have all the materials needed! just waiting on a few bits and pieces from here and there. mainly an undersuit to build all the foam on and the remainder of the leatherwork bits (straps, buckles, D rings, etc)

there's still a lot to do, but with the main hurdles over (design process and material sourcing) it should be plain sailing from here on in!

.... said xae carelessly ^^;;

9th March 2010: [09th march update] hands and feet (paws?) are almost done. bit of tidying here and there and they can go on the done pile.

27th February 2010: [27th feb update] zomg head almost complete. few more tasks remain, the "special" bit needs doing, stuff.

19th February 2010: [19th feb update #2] (design preview!) yup, it's a design preview.


19th February 2010: [19th feb update] spent the last 2 days wefting hair.... AGAIN.

fortunatley, i have about 6-8 left to do, about 18 already made. far less than nina, and i seem to be a lot more proficient at machine wefting than i was last september time.

fur is currently winging it's way here, and i'm hoping to see it on my doorstep early next week...

15th February 2010: [15th feb update] finally got the design down! hurrah!

work commences the moment i get materials...

13th December 2009: [december 13th update] done a heck of a lot of work towards the costume now. designs and materials are all locked in, some parts are well underway beig made.

2nd November 2009: [project: start!] [November 1st update] Wow.

When I added this as a costume, I was pretty excited. Now I'm creativley charged from rbw I'm ultra hyped up and raring to go.

I'm sort of planning a new thing for this really. Sort of a costume with it's own costume.

Excited yes. Revealing... No!

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kiichan - 3rd February 2010
This is looking amazing! I love seeing fleshed out RP characters! Haven't played Werewolf in sooo long, my last campaign was Mage ^^

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goodbyeworld - 6th February 2010
Oh my gosh this is looking AMAZING!
I can't wait to see it done ^^

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Sephirayne - 7th February 2010
Epic as always. Absolutly love it. Can't wait to see finished project. XX

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kiichan - 20th February 2010
Oooh excellent colour choice!! I shall continue to be glued to the updates :P

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KhaosKreator - 20th February 2010
Love the hair colours.


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Wyrdsister - 22nd February 2010
You are just too good Damnit!

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Anonymous - 22nd February 2010
This is looking totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous - 27th February 2010
Very very very (...) well done! Seriously. ¤_¤

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Chibi - 11th March 2010
Wow, it looks amazing, the head alone makes me speechless!

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Anonymous - 13th March 2010
Wow this is so stunning! I can't wait to see you!

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Sephirayne - 25th March 2010
Wow! The head looks so amazing. Epic work. I really love the colours.

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FairyPorchQueen - 30th March 2010
OMG this is amazing! :O

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Anonymous - 7th April 2010
Is it wrong for me to be drooling over the progress pics...?

I worship thee for thy GODLY skills!

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xaerael - 9th April 2010
you guys are gonna make me egotistical xD

thanks for all the comments so far ;p they really encourage me to carry on and learn more about the craft. if there's one thing i want more though, it's to inspire others.

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Adamoluna - 9th April 2010
beautiful dagger! :3
Man, this costume is looking more and more epic for every progress picture you publish. :D Way to be an inspiration, mr.Xae! ^-^

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Adamoluna - 23rd April 2010
I like your design update, definitely an improvement. Make sure you get some nice pictures of this!

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Anonymous - 30th April 2010
I think I will fangirl out over this costume, mainly because I adore Werewolf the Apocalypse and werewolves in general, can't wait to bump into you (hopefully!) at the Expo ^___^

I especially adore the colour choice, not-to-mention the AMAZING glow in the dark rune-like armour. I just saw the hair too, stunning!

I might have to pick your brains of how to start a suit like this, since I'd love to dress like a character from the Red Talons myself.

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xaerael - 1st May 2010
Red Talons are like... my #2 tribe ;D it was a hard choice between my wendigo-fianna cross, or a talon.

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GraceyDarling - 7th May 2010
Progress is looking amazing, all your hard work is definatly going to pay off! =)

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Defrain - 13th May 2010
looking amazing dude

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Anonymous - 19th May 2010
Holy crap, is there anything you can't do?! Amazing.

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Pez - 26th May 2010
Oh wow... this is so good I don't even know what to say!

The teeth are made out of milliput? They must be pretty heavy then - but also sturdy!

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xaerael - 27th May 2010
yeah, they're milliput. i love how smooth milliput can get compared to other epoxy putties.

they're not *too* heavy, the upper set was excluded from the head since they would have been out of view anyway do to the anatomical correctness of the basic structure of the muzzle. making the top set was really useful to get the gum spacings right though, since canids have a pretty big gap between their canines and premolars.

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k4tt - 31st May 2010
It was an absoloute honour chatting with you at the Saturday masquerade and seeing this up close. Words cannot express the sheer magnitude of the skill of you have. This is such an awesome cosplay. Congrats on the award ^__^

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Anonymous - 1st June 2010
This is Absolutely amazing!
You have skills that I would die for!

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Defrain - 1st June 2010
this was amazing

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Kacela - 1st June 2010
Absolutely fantastic, the colour was beautiful! Congrats!

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kiichan - 1st June 2010
Gorgeous work, so happy to see it live! It's just a shame I was too filty in Little Sister to pet you!

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Toshi-chan - 1st June 2010
this looked fantastic on stage!

the head is still my favourite part of the whole costume, ears...eyes...nose..everything about it looks perfect.


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Anonymous - 2nd June 2010
Your costume was too cool, sir! Shame I never got to take a picture of it! And thank you for being really friendly and chatting to me in the masquerade queue! <3

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SephNoir - 2nd June 2010
I love this costume so much and really look forward to seeing her again! It was so great to be able to take a look up close at all the beautiful detail. The head is just wonderful and I love the ears and eyes so much! Big congrats on the craftmanship award, no one deserved it more than you!

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Anonymous - 2nd June 2010
This is absolutely gorgeous (as if I haven't said that to you many times already!)
I especially love the colour but you made her so well that your craftsmanship award was well deserved =^_^=
Hope to see Twilight again soon!

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Sephirayne - 22nd June 2010
This is amazing work. Great job. Love the colours and the look of the character.

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kiichan - 18th August 2010
Black light looks awesome!!!

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Serroana - 20th August 2010
Such a gorgeous costume :) Lovely colours and absolutely beautiful work on the glowing runes.
When this came on stage I just spazzed out X3 Love werewolves longtime.

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WarriorTeddy - 6th March 2012
A-mazing!! the colour, details, shade, everything!