The Sithi Sunkiller - The Ballad of Zephyr Stormchaser (Original creation)

In Progress

Ayacon 2011




Up ahead, standing by a fallen marble pillar, was a different sort of creature. This one was still solid, but his body was clearly no less dead. Half of his face had sloughed away, revealing his jaw, so he had a perpetual, if horrific, smile. He wore rusted armour decorated with strange symbols and clothes made of purple cloth that rotted on his frame. Beneath these, his body was wizened, wasted where there was flesh and skeletal where there was none. This, then, was the last Sithi, waiting patiently to perform his duty.

He stood, both hands resting on the hilt of his massive sword, head bent. At their approach, he looked up, fixing yellow, almost feline eyes upon them. There was hunger in those eyes, like a starving man seeing food once again. How long had he stood there in the night, long after his body should have decayed away, waiting to fulfil the revenge of his race? Could he remember anything from his former life or had all that faded away to be replaced by his single dark purpose?


kiichan posted on 15 November, 2010 - 22:40
Looking pretty cool so far!!

Ranma1-2 posted on 16 November, 2010 - 10:10
I'm intrigued. What are you using to sculpt the head?? I shall keep watching the progress. :)

Taffeta_Rose posted on 16 November, 2010 - 12:54
It's just placticine. Once I get his bloody ears sorted, I'll latex over the top. Ears are not going well, but I'm not planning to have it done before the summer so I should be okay!

Ranma1-2 posted on 17 November, 2010 - 13:48
Ohh, good ole Plasticine. It's great stuff to model with. So you are lucky enough the wig stand is a good enough base to model onto and fits you (I had to make a complete head cast so I can do this sort of stuff). Once you have latexed over the top I guess you then peel the mask off and ..somehow support the shapes from inside with foam sponge or something? Or will it hold its shape on its own?

Taffeta_Rose posted on 17 November, 2010 - 17:30
I don't need to worry about it fitting my head, as I'm not going to use it as a mask - it's going to be a fake head. As the character is about 7-8 foot tall, my head's going to be about level with his pectorial muscles. I'm hoping if I make the latex thick enough and then stuff it with something light it should hold it's shape. There's going to be lots of experimenting with is costume!

Ranma1-2 posted on 17 November, 2010 - 22:14
Ohhh I see. It's a very interesting project Ailsa. ^_^ I love these involved costumes which take us into uncharted territory! Experimenting is so much fun.

kiichan posted on 5 January, 2011 - 15:49
Waaaaah it's so creepy!

Sephirayne posted on 19 March, 2011 - 10:40
Looking amazing. Love the design and character description