Silantre (Origional Character) (Night Elf Druid Origional Character) - World of Warcraft

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London MCM Expo May 2010

2nd Place Blizzcon Costume Contest / 1st Place Mankai (Manchester) / 1st Place Expert Category London MCM Expo

Showcased 3rd March 2013 What is this?



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For more photo's check out this coatume on cosplay.com where I can upload more then 12 >.> (http://www.cosplay.com/costume/257582/)
Where to start? o.0

Well, I guess the first thing to say would be that this costume was an origional design, based on the existing designs of a night elf druid character created for the game 'World of Warcraft'.

The costume itself was built up in layers using three main materials;
-Suede
-Fleece
-Cotton

There were then several attatchments to add to the detail of the cosplay:
-Feathers
-Beads
-Torches
-Fur
-String
-Gems
-Metal Decorative Plates

The main form of detailing however was done by using a soldering iron to burn patterns or holes into the suede and fleece fabrics, giving texture to the design.

The hardest part of the cosplay was definatly the hood. It took 200 of the small ovals to be cut out, decorated, then stuck together ,,,,I got bored, what can I say XD.

I recently figured out that it takes 21 batteries in 9 torches to keep my costume alight XD,, so much for me being environmentally friendly eh?... (lol)

Unfortunatly not many people noticed the torches in other areas of the cosplay, apart from the eyes in the hood.

I'm hoping to get this cosplay ready for a qualifier to the Eurocosplay event in Amecon if I can scrape together the money needed. After the London expo I realise that I really do need to increase the game of certain parts of this cosplay, especially the lighted areas.

Comments

KhaosKreator posted on 1 March, 2010 - 12:28
I'm so looking forward to this- what happened to the other awesome pictures you had? -Tab

Lisu-chan posted on 1 March, 2010 - 20:46
You're still nukking futs! all those details! But oh boy, I love it!

Silantre posted on 2 March, 2010 - 13:44
Since I'm going to be making so many changes to the costume I thought the only old pictures I'd upload would be comparisons to the new details I've added. And thank you very much for the comments.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 3 March, 2010 - 22:52
this looks amazing so much detail, just fantastic! keep up the good work!

VeXerLINK posted on 18 April, 2010 - 22:12
Wow, you have put so much effort into this, i love it!

Lunar_Kitten posted on 31 May, 2010 - 16:08
Beautiful - just beautiful. An incredible costume - Expert award well deserved; your attention to detail really paid off, well done =^_^=

sjbonnar posted on 31 May, 2010 - 16:38
well done for winning hun, I know how hard you worked on this!

k4tt posted on 31 May, 2010 - 19:42
I only saw this during the masquerade but my god it looks absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations on the award. Thoroughly deserved especially after three years of hard work on this! ^__^

ElegantAura posted on 31 May, 2010 - 20:04
Congratulations on winning the expo masquerade, This costume is just soo intricate and mystical! Such an amazing sight ^_^

xaerael posted on 31 May, 2010 - 21:25
heya ;p this is the person who chatted to you backstage at the masq about armour :D i have to say it again, this costume blew me away. you so deserved the win. i can seriously see you going so far...

Odd-One-Out posted on 31 May, 2010 - 21:28
Honoured to be able to see this up close and have a photo taken with you :) Well deserved win.

Silantre posted on 31 May, 2010 - 21:32
Weeeeee! Thank you so much everyone!! I still can't believe it myself XD, there was sooo much competition I was having nightmares about the masquerade the night before. Everyone I met at the expo were so friendly and very complimentary towards me, and hey I had to give the compliments back due to the huge amount of work I saw in everyones costume ^^.

donnamevans posted on 31 May, 2010 - 22:32
This was truly amazing! I was boggled by the amount of detail on your costume! And wooow the lights!! *dies* You really deserved to win! Epic grats to you! And no problem I was happy to help you with your stuff! When I held a piece of your costume it was just so dainty and delicate! I hope we get to chat again sometime!

KhaosKreator posted on 1 June, 2010 - 12:48
I'm so glad you won with this costume. It's such a shame you couldn't enter it on saturday, I'm sure you would have won something then too. -Tab

Mighty Odango posted on 1 June, 2010 - 13:10
This was extraordinarily beautiful. You can tell that it was made with incredible love.

visiting_wizard posted on 1 June, 2010 - 13:52
I saw you several times wondering around but never had a chance to ask you for a photo or tell you how amazing your costume looked. It's incredible! I'm happy to hear you won the expert category at the masquerade. You deserved it!

Odd-One-Out posted on 1 June, 2010 - 14:04
Haha I do love the description that you put up to accompany the photo! By the way, you needn't have worried, the costume is pretty sturdy so nothing would have broken unless you hit it with a cricket bat. Again, congratulations on the prize which you well deserved!

Zelda posted on 1 June, 2010 - 17:07
This was so so beautiuful! Just so amazing! You put so much effort into it! the detailing was so amazing and im so glad i got to see this close up, You deserved to win and i was so happy you did, And like i said there, that staff is amazing i still want it ^^!

Chibi posted on 2 July, 2010 - 02:40
Gorgeous! Nice to see it all finished, wonderfully done ^^

Leadmill posted on 16 August, 2010 - 21:01
Congratulations on your well deserved win hun! Its even more amazing up close than it is in the pictures!

MangaChild posted on 16 August, 2010 - 21:15
echoing what leadmill has just said a truly fantastic piece of work

Angelphie posted on 17 August, 2010 - 19:07
Absolutely amazing costume, I can't possibly list all the aspects I love about it because the detail is just unbelievable!

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 20 August, 2010 - 14:28
Wow the detail is amazing o.o <3

eternal_aranel posted on 9 November, 2010 - 12:20
Was quite epic :D

Sephirayne posted on 1 February, 2011 - 13:20
This is epic. So great to see in person. The detail was absolutely amazing. Love the light up effects. Congrats on your wins. ;) YOU WERE AT MANKAI!!! I missed seeing you there (we did leave early).

BabemRoze posted on 1 February, 2011 - 14:02
I remember seeing this and was so glad you won! You really deserved it :D I think I have a picture of you I took somewhere :P ^^ Your dedication is amazing :D x

- posted on 2 February, 2011 - 02:31
The detail in this is simplely amazing, your work has paid off, it looks stunning to say the least!

zabuza89 posted on 14 February, 2011 - 15:28
such an awesome outfit :)

BabemRoze posted on 27 February, 2011 - 04:44
Haha! I just noticed the picture I had of you was the one you has as your "Meet my Lil friend" =D I feel honoured haha XD x

CosMech posted on 14 June, 2011 - 22:42
Hey i'd love to talk to you in more detail about this costume before i start my WoW costume :] If you'd like. The costume is amazing and so much detail :] just pm me some time Regards CosMech

seawaterwitch posted on 7 February, 2012 - 02:05
OMG!! Your craft works is so amazing :)

Silantre posted on 7 February, 2012 - 09:40
You all made me blush =O! Thankies =3

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 3 March, 2013 - 17:08
Well done for getting in the showcase Silantre, you deserved it.

Littlegeeky posted on 3 March, 2013 - 17:33
The amount of detail that's in the cosplay is breath-taking! You defiently deserved the showcase, congratulations!

Leadmill posted on 3 March, 2013 - 17:50
Still one of my all time favs of your costumes!

Siouxsie James posted on 3 March, 2013 - 17:55
Nice costume :) grats on the showcase!

cosrai posted on 3 March, 2013 - 18:38
You look epic and the details are beautiful ^_^

Sephirayne posted on 4 March, 2013 - 09:05
Totally love that this has been showcased. Amazing costume.

Freyarule posted on 4 March, 2013 - 09:23
I was wondering when this would pop up! Congrats on the showcase :D

cookie posted on 30 March, 2013 - 02:26
i love this costume great work

Kei Lin Sama posted on 5 April, 2014 - 23:33
Ah I remember this druid from the Amecon 2011 masquerade. The detail was incredible! I was admiring your costume and one of your fur pieces fell off - so sorry about that!