Twighlight (Crinos) - Original Werewolf: the apocalypse Character


London MCM Expo May 2010

Judge's choice: Craftsmanship.




my very long term TTRPG character from werewolf the apocalypse.

special project is special.

final colours will be an aqua turquoise fur with various trims

Techniques used:

clay life sculpting
plaster mouldmaking
latex casting
kanekalon wefting
epoxy putty life sculpting
synthetic armour construction
artificial surface aging
celtic knotwork design
body alteration padding
artistic knotwork


kiichan posted on 3 February, 2010 - 00:53
This is looking amazing! I love seeing fleshed out RP characters! Haven't played Werewolf in sooo long, my last campaign was Mage ^^

goodbyeworld posted on 6 February, 2010 - 20:02
Oh my gosh this is looking AMAZING! I can't wait to see it done ^^

Sephirayne posted on 7 February, 2010 - 03:06
Epic as always. Absolutly love it. Can't wait to see finished project. XX

Dr. Ghost posted on 19 February, 2010 - 22:09

xaerael posted on 19 February, 2010 - 22:13

kiichan posted on 20 February, 2010 - 03:26
Oooh excellent colour choice!! I shall continue to be glued to the updates :P

KhaosKreator posted on 20 February, 2010 - 12:37
Love the hair colours. -Tab

Wyrdsister posted on 22 February, 2010 - 01:29
You are just too good Damnit!

motokokusanagi86 posted on 22 February, 2010 - 22:17
This is looking totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RanmaSyaoran posted on 26 February, 2010 - 18:27

lolomalon posted on 27 February, 2010 - 01:24
Very very very (...) well done! Seriously. ¤_¤

Chibi posted on 11 March, 2010 - 01:39
Wow, it looks amazing, the head alone makes me speechless! Kudos

donnamevans posted on 13 March, 2010 - 20:22
Wow this is so stunning! I can't wait to see you!

Sephirayne posted on 25 March, 2010 - 21:12
Wow! The head looks so amazing. Epic work. I really love the colours.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 30 March, 2010 - 18:47
OMG this is amazing! :O

RanmaSyaoran posted on 7 April, 2010 - 20:57

Cat_Cat posted on 7 April, 2010 - 21:04
Is it wrong for me to be drooling over the progress pics...? I worship thee for thy GODLY skills!

xaerael posted on 9 April, 2010 - 11:48
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.

Adamoluna posted on 9 April, 2010 - 12:32
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! ^-^

Adamoluna posted on 23 April, 2010 - 10:33
I like your design update, definitely an improvement. Make sure you get some nice pictures of this!

ShiverZ posted on 30 April, 2010 - 14:30
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.

xaerael posted on 1 May, 2010 - 20:32
Red Talons are like... my #2 tribe ;D it was a hard choice between my wendigo-fianna cross, or a talon.

GraceyDarling posted on 6 May, 2010 - 23:56
Progress is looking amazing, all your hard work is definatly going to pay off! =)

Defrain posted on 13 May, 2010 - 09:16
looking amazing dude

Anonymous posted on 19 May, 2010 - 02:41
Holy crap, is there anything you can't do?! Amazing.

Pez posted on 26 May, 2010 - 19:30
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!

xaerael posted on 26 May, 2010 - 23:53
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.

k4tt posted on 31 May, 2010 - 08:32
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 ^__^

Isengard posted on 1 June, 2010 - 02:27
This is Absolutely amazing! You have skills that I would die for!

Defrain posted on 1 June, 2010 - 16:26
this was amazing

Kacela posted on 1 June, 2010 - 16:54
Absolutely fantastic, the colour was beautiful! Congrats!

kiichan posted on 1 June, 2010 - 18:04
Gorgeous work, so happy to see it live! It's just a shame I was too filty in Little Sister to pet you!

Toshi-chan posted on 1 June, 2010 - 18:26
this looked fantastic on stage! the head is still my favourite part of the whole costume, ears...eyes...nose..everything about it looks perfect. :)

donnamevans posted on 2 June, 2010 - 14:44
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

SephNoir posted on 2 June, 2010 - 15:31
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!

Lunar_Kitten posted on 2 June, 2010 - 22:14
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!

Sephirayne posted on 22 June, 2010 - 00:56
This is amazing work. Great job. Love the colours and the look of the character.

kiichan posted on 18 August, 2010 - 19:11
Black light looks awesome!!!

Serroana posted on 20 August, 2010 - 22:14
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.

WarriorTeddy posted on 6 March, 2012 - 15:39
A-mazing!! the colour, details, shade, everything!

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

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]


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!