Hawke
Dragon Age 2

Cosplayer: BabemRoze

Variant: Battlemage Armaments

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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9th April 2012: Weapon Finished! Not bad for two days work me thinks XD not as detailed as I'd prefer but good enough for what I want me thinks.

8th April 2012: Weapon WIP I'm making this really quick and easy.
1. Cardboard base on a wooden pole
2. Covering the base with masking tape
3. Spray paint the top silver and bottom red
4. Paint pole dark brown
5. Weather

9th March 2012: Clay "face" detail WIP Made by Phee :D I had some air dry clay so she's made the shape from that. After it dries I'm going to give a go at letting in harden in the oven for a few mins and then painting it. Might also add some gems for the eyes but I dont know yet :D Much love to Phee <3

9th March 2012: Armour WIP After spending days sealing the foam today I spray painted it silver :D I'm very happy with the result. I need to add another coat I think and then once that's dried I can polish and weather it :D

25th February 2012: Necklace Thing WIP Made it this morning xD A few weeks ago I bought a necklace from Primark for about £4.50 and I've used that as the base :D It will all be painted over so it looks okay xD eventually. But the res is just foam. I'll be stiffening it with gauze like the other armour. I'll then be making the little face thing out of clay and will find a way to glue it on xD

24th February 2012: 3D Detail I've decided not to add the parts that stick up as it was just too much hassle to find our how to do it. >< So I'm just gonna have "flat" ones :D I added the detail on last night with 3D paint :D So far this is the best side -.- the others are covered in pen where I messed up drawing the pattern on D8

23rd February 2012: Shoulder Armour WIP I decided to go for a different approach as the other one was just fiddly. I used my shoulder armour from Cloudette to get the shape for it and then glued the rim together using evostick. I'm going to add the sort of pointy up bits tonight and then I can do the design with 3D paint and FINALLY start sealing everything which'll take a week D: but at least then I can focus on other things :D

18th February 2012: All stuck on! All I need to do is shape the top bit and then I can start the sealing/painting process! :D I have little gems I'm going to stick on before hand though :D fun!

17th February 2012: Corset WIP I'm going high with this glue! omg. Evostick is VERY strong @.@ But well! So far I've glued the lamels on one side of the corset. So just the other side to go. The top ones I'll cut into shape once it's all dried. There's some overlapping and a few gaps with the lamellars but I'm hoping once I've painted it all silver it wont be too noticeable :D So so far I'm happy. And once I get rid of this headache I'll start on the other side xD...so I can get a new headache @.@..

12th February 2012: Stiffening with Gauze Material I know this is at a weird angle xD But these are all my armour lamellar's glued onto gauze material for extra strength. I'm going to do it twice with my skirt armour but for the lamellar only one as it needs to go onto the corset and bend easily. The gauze will hopefully just mean it won't break that easily. Tomorrow I'm going to cut out all my lamellars and then stick them onto the corset with evostick glue~ :D This armour is a b*tch xD but hopefully will actually look decent in the near future.

2nd February 2012: Different Approach! Well! I've been having a heap of trouble! The torso shape just wasn't right and nothing I did would make it shape or mold to by body properly >< So I've been really disheartened and frustrating and felt like giving up. But then last night in that moment between being awake and asleep I had a random but (hopefully) awesome idea! I've bought the corset in the picture and am going to wear it over my red top I've bought for the under garments. Then Phee will pull me in to the point where I'm comfortable and using some strong glue (such as no nails or super glue etc - whatever works best) we're going to stick on the foam lamels individually so they shape to the corset and my shape. I'm worried it'll then be difficult for me to take it on and off xD but I'm hoping it'll work. then I can seal and paint the foam like I would have done. This way it'll hopefully give it more support and actually be firm like armour xD We'll see!

12th January 2012: Whole Pattern (Minus Boots) Woo! My paper pattern is complete! (That took may too long D: I'm behind schedule! Eep!) However~! This is missing the "boot armour" this is because due to the way I want to make that part I need the boots I'm going to wear for her first which I won't get for a while. I'm also quite proud of this :D For someone who's rather crap at making fancy stuff I think I've done quite well xD The card drove me mad and so has the measuring. I'm petrified the measuring is going to go wrong so when I transfer it onto the foam I'm going to leave a bit of lee-way (or however you spell it!) so I can adjust it. Card is good for being a sturdy pattern but it doesn't bend easily at all so I couldn't really test it well with my shape. I forgot to mention that for this armour I'm using this tutorial:
http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html
So if I'm lucky my armour will turn out like the one at the bottom XD I can only pray and do my best :)

8th January 2012: Torso Paper Pattern OMG PROGRESS! This is the pattern I'm making. So far I've completed the chest piece and the back piece. The photos don't show it very well. But at the front is four panels of lamellar and on the back three. (The paper didn't bend very well that's why it looks misshapen). When I transfer this onto foam I'll be able to glue it together and manipulate it to the shape I need. At the moment I'm working on the "skirt" bit. Once that's done I'll do another progress photo :D


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Phee - 20th November 2011
This gon' be pretty and impressive when its all done and sexy

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 20th November 2011
You will look amazing :)

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nanahara - 12th January 2012
your certainly off to a good start. I'm sure this will look amazing ^^

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BabemRoze - 12th January 2012
Thankies :D I'm really worried about doing the more permanent steps xD and have no idea the best way to transport it either. But I guess this is half the fun :D

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gaming_goddess - 2nd February 2012
Paper progress is looking so good - can't wait to see the foam version! So much detail though, I'm jealous of your patience :)

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Nomes - 4th February 2012
For the torso, would gluing the foam scales individually to a stretchy top work?

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BabemRoze - 4th February 2012
I don't know, I'm not sure =[ Atm I'm going to try the corset idea due to the natural hardness of a corset xD if not I'll try a stretchy top :D thankies

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Candystriped - 18th February 2012
As quoted from my Al: "She's attaching the scales to a corset to make form fitting armour?? That's fukken genius!"

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BabemRoze - 18th February 2012
Tell him thankies for me :D haha

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FusionRose - 23rd February 2012
This looks so amazing so far bub! x.

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J-Po - 9th March 2012
i go away for a few days and come back and you have done so much amazing work :)

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FuriePhoenix - 10th March 2012
im seriously loving the progress of this.. you're really out doing yourself! Cant wait to see it in person!

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BabemRoze - 10th March 2012
Thankies all :D Should be completed soon hopefully!

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Phee - 11th March 2012
Well excited to see this complete! hurry up 8I

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Manjou - 9th April 2012
Loving the progress, you all done for kita?

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BabemRoze - 9th April 2012
Thankies :D Almost! Just a few bits and bobs left to do!

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J-Po - 9th April 2012
darn u uploading a better wepon pic than me lol im really impressed im coming to you when i need armour xD

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Phee - 9th April 2012
Not bad indeed, weapon is looking fabulous m'dear~

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WarriorTeddy - 11th April 2012
Brillant work ^^ can't wait to see your armour up close

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Kad'tor - 12th April 2012
looking great hun cant wait till saturday

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Pandora-Chi - 22nd April 2012
I don't know the series but I admire all the armour work that's gone into it :) You look amazing! 8D

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Natsumi - 22nd April 2012
Awesome cosplay of Hawke. <3 Also love the edits made to the photos. :D