Light Armor (Necromancer) (Armor no. 4) - Guild Wars 2

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Manchester MCM Expo 2012

Best Parade May 2011 London MCM Expo - Play Expo Best Costume



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This costume has slowly become one of my favourites. Since my bestest buddy, 'Luna' showed me a picture of this costume I just HAD to make it.

Origionally made within about 2 months, I've been constantly; upgrading, chaging and adding things about it! Such as:

- Adding Cobwebs,,,, for that 'fresh out of the graveyard' look
- Making the cape and skirt more tattered
- Adding the wings from a previous costume, Fenris
- Upgrading the arm covers to look more like bone
- Fixing everything XD
- Adding smoke tubes to come out of the costume, to add a spooky fog
- Adding a voice box with downloaded Undead and Orc voices from World of Warcraft including:
"Greetings"
"I don't smell that bad for a dead dude, do I?"
"I will crush! And destroy! And....... Ohhhh shiny!!"
"Roses are Grey, Violets are Grey, I am dead and colourblind."

One of my favourite hobbies in this costume is freaking people out! (Adults and children alike)
All I have to do is stare, or point with the long boney fingers!


Comments

HatsuneHawke posted on 21 January, 2011 - 22:03
i love you for doing this <3 and apologies in advance for giving you lots of ideas xD

Lisu-chan posted on 30 January, 2011 - 23:07
Oh wow, so pretty! And YAY GUILD WARS!

HatsuneHawke posted on 31 January, 2011 - 13:08
squeeeeeee progress =D I cant wait till you do this and and and whats more epic is i get to join you WHOOOOOOO! *glomps* well on your second wear of it =P

Sephirayne posted on 1 February, 2011 - 13:25
Win for Guild Wars cosplay. I can't wait to see this complete its an epic costume.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 1 February, 2011 - 13:31
Wish this was coming to MCM id kill to see it!

HatsuneHawke posted on 14 February, 2011 - 03:54
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow O.O *dances around in circles excitingly*

- posted on 14 February, 2011 - 03:58
This is looking soo wonderful, the detail is intense and your work is amazing~

Yuka posted on 14 February, 2011 - 04:30
*jawdrop*

Lisu-chan posted on 14 February, 2011 - 23:39
Great progress dear! How on EARTH are you going to see where you're walking? (always the practical, me)

Silantre posted on 15 February, 2011 - 00:14
I kind of can't lol XD, I made the mask so I have eye holes that you can't see from the outside, but I miss aligned the right one, so i have one eyed vision =P

Jae posted on 15 February, 2011 - 05:13
Woah..Fantastic so far! O_O

Lisu-chan posted on 15 February, 2011 - 08:34
Oh dear! And I won't be around to guide you, sorry! But it does look awesome, sometimes practicality has to be sacrificed for awesomeness!

Lisu-chan posted on 17 February, 2011 - 09:02
Oh dear! Try wearing a turtle neck? It will save on smuding stuff etc etc etc! Good luck with finishing it! (is having a day and half to make stuff as well) I'm sure you'll kick ass!

Silantre posted on 17 February, 2011 - 21:29
I thought about that, then I thought about how warm this costume is going to be anyway, especialy with the mask >.>, hopefully any smudging paint will add to the aged effect of the cosplay XD Ty for wishing me luck ^^ *hugs*, and good luck back to you, hurrah for cosplay marathons =P

HatsuneHawke posted on 18 February, 2011 - 01:52
Try to get some sleep and not make yourself ill wont you <3

Silantre posted on 18 February, 2011 - 02:06
NEVAH!!!! Sleep is for sponges!

HatsuneHawke posted on 18 February, 2011 - 02:13
Then i am a sponge! have fun this weekend xxx

Silantre posted on 18 February, 2011 - 02:16
lol *pokes the sponge* =P,, hehe, thank you lil Luna! I'm planning on going online to msn on Sunday, once I've recovered, so we can finally speak again ^^ *hugs*

HatsuneHawke posted on 18 February, 2011 - 02:32
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok ill stop spamming your comments now lol *hugs*

Silantre posted on 18 February, 2011 - 04:57
Feel free to spam lol. *breaks out into song* Spam glorious spaaaaammmmm!!!!

ryaoki posted on 18 February, 2011 - 08:38
This is just stunning, the reason why is For the first time in my whole cosplay experience, its like im looking at something thats literally just came out the game as it looks like it would in real life, just simple a stunning pull off!

ZOMBIEfurby posted on 18 February, 2011 - 08:43
This is simply amazing! Great job!

Zelda posted on 18 February, 2011 - 10:59
Brilliant work as usual ^^ really can't wait to see this at midlands.

Adamoluna posted on 18 February, 2011 - 11:03
looks great so far!! :D I really like this set of armour.

eternal_aranel posted on 18 February, 2011 - 11:13
:D !!

zabuza89 posted on 20 February, 2011 - 15:33
this was awesome on every level ^^

Sephirayne posted on 28 February, 2011 - 09:48
This was amazing to see in person. Very epic. Great to meet you whilst helping out with the cosplay stuff. ;)

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 28 February, 2011 - 17:54
Absolutely amazing, I love every little detail, the accuracy is brilliant. :)

HatsuneHawke posted on 28 February, 2011 - 19:35
FINALLY PICS! It's like sex in a can waiting to be ooo.......... maybe im going OTT? xD And this is being remade.. well part as you say oh boy, Just make sure someones got a pillow nearby to muffle my Squee xD

HatsuneHawke posted on 31 May, 2011 - 10:46
CONGRATS MY AWESOME SEXY PARTNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant thank ou and our mum enough for this awesome weekend!!!

j_mercuryuk posted on 9 July, 2011 - 01:21
Whoa, this is amazing.

j_mercuryuk posted on 9 July, 2011 - 01:21
Whoa, this is amazing.

Kata-san posted on 9 July, 2011 - 01:51
That is f'ing awesome!!!!!!! I really hope to see this at a con some day!

Silantre posted on 10 July, 2011 - 02:37
Awhh thank you guys =] I'm hping I'll get an oppertunity to wear it again some day, scaring kids is just too much fun MUHAHAHA =P

Kyuipo posted on 14 June, 2012 - 00:01
WOW

Ashika posted on 24 July, 2012 - 11:01
Amazing!!! No idea why I haven't commented on this sooner!

pepperwithapen posted on 13 August, 2012 - 11:40
Your costume was amazing!

Silantre posted on 17 August, 2012 - 15:24
Hehe thankies =3, yours was too!! And I'll definatly look out for you at london Expo. =D

InfiniteJester posted on 24 October, 2012 - 08:42
Holy crap, this looks epic!

WarriorTeddy posted on 24 October, 2012 - 10:04
amazing costume and detailing. love the glowy eyes ^^

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Progress Journal

14th February 2011

Skirt Details

Well, spent the last 2 days straight (about 13 hours each day)working on the bottom half of the cosplay, and it's still not finished >.> I'm leaving the detailing as in the photo to the side for Midlands expo, then adding the rest ready for London expo.

Each of the long hanging down flaps took about 5 hours each to make. All of the runes were coppied as close to the reference picture as possible, and I think I made them quite accurate.

The eyes on the two long flaps are made from gems paint and foam sheeting instead of just painting them onto the fabric, so I'd get a 3D apperance.

The ourlines for all of the sections were traced from an enlarged reference picture, so I know they are as accurate as I can get them.

5th February 2011

Electronics

Today I went shopping to try and find motors for one of my other costumes. However I ended up walking home with aload of other electronic stuff in my bags to play with.

The items in the attatched photograph will hopefully be put together to form the glowingness of the eyes for this costume. I have decided to add a switch into the circuit to make preserving the battery easier when walking around conventions, in order to save the hassle of taking out the batteries, like I was doing with previous costumes.

30th January 2011

Belt Today, Gone Tommorow

I was origionally going to be working on the skirt today, however the fabric was still wet from washing it yesterday >.>,,, sooooo instead I decided to attempt making the belt.

I first did a paper template, then a cardboard ones (in the photo) I remade cardboard ones so I could keep them for furtue reference, and they'd be more durable then paper ones.

From the templates I cut the foam layers to shape (5)and glued together, leaving the funest, yet longest part, the painting!

29th January 2011

Eye Gems Finished

Spent a few hours in the early hours of the morning finishing off the eyes for atleast the front of the costume, though thinking about it now I need to do 3 more for the back of the costume too,,, DARN. Maybe I should change the title to, 'Eye Gems Half Finished'.

27th January 2011

Small Progress, Lots of TIme

Spent a few hours today painting >.>

Seems such a waste of time painting such small details, but hey. Hopefully the overall effect will be worth it!

I've decided I'll start on the smaller things first (for some unknown reason)

Also today I did a few tests with the fabric I bought (Lol, yeh I should have done tests before I bought several meters), and yey! Everything seems to work ^^

22nd January 2011

Eyes, the First Big Challenge

Today was day one of this cosplay build, and, obviously the first thing to do is go out and buy the materials. However this first shop has been a bit of a disaster, with me ending up with mainly paints, but nothing to acctually paint on &gt;.&gt;.

I found the perfect size eyes for the details on the robes, but they only had them in brown, which means I get to spend this whole first day scratching off the backing to about 27 eyes -.-,, Hurrah!