Sketch McDraw

Costume :Raziel
Source :Soul Reaver: Legacy of Kain
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Costume Photos

ECG Shoot

ECG Shoot

ECG Shoot

ECG Shoot

ECG Shoot

ECG Shoot

ECG Shoot

ECG Stage Performance

ECG performance

One Spectral Reaver! (The clear cast resin version ran into a load of complications :/ )

Finished mask :D

Muscle suit sculpting


Costume Information

Cost : About £300
Awards : 2nd place in the SOLO category at the ECG Finals 2013
Time Taken : 3 months

This costume was my entry for the ECG Finals 2013 in Paris as I was the the UK Representative in the 'Solo' category.

More reference pictures

Suit Construction reference pictures/ideas


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Awesome, I bet you'll finish your cosplay before I finish mine and I start mine years ago XD

by Manjou on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 23:36
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Tbh i most wont prob get around to making this cosplay for atleast a year or so as ive got my next 3 cosplays planned lol.

by Sketch McDraw on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 03:09
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Awesome! Good luck with this, love the character!

by Kata-san on Friday, 10 February, 2012 - 04:22
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EPIC XD I am glad to see this up, hopefully when you do this I'll be able to attempt the Soul Reaver version of Kain

by nanahara on Friday, 9 November, 2012 - 22:50
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please do! That would be epic! :D
We could work together when doing the prosphetics so they costumes keep continuity of the style/construction

by Sketch McDraw on Saturday, 10 November, 2012 - 18:39
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This is coming together so well! Cannot wait to see the finished product!

by Kitticus on Tuesday, 11 June, 2013 - 08:15
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This is looking all sorts of EPIC!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 11 June, 2013 - 19:42
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Always wanted to see one of these!

by KhaosKreator on Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 20:49
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what the hell is that sword made out of?

by adamphillip on Friday, 28 June, 2013 - 23:27
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the progress on this is just epic man ^^

by nanahara on Friday, 28 June, 2013 - 23:49
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This is looking fantastic. I’d love to make a Raziel costume myself but I just don’t have the skills to do him justice.

by ArcaneArchery on Saturday, 29 June, 2013 - 09:37
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This is just way TOO epic! Fantastic work.
I only wish there was someone I wanted to do from the LoK series.

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 29 June, 2013 - 19:14
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by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 00:04
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Thanks everyone! :)
Adamphillip: the original reaver was sculpted from blocks of blue styrene foam stuck onto a long wooden pole and then carved into shape using a kitchen knife, a wire brush then sanded down the. Covered with a few layers of poly filler and sanded back again and finished with a few coats of spray filler and lightly sanded back to make it extrA smooth. The edges of the main blade Are strips of card covered In hot glue gun and the coil is armature wire covered in hot glue gun.
I made a 2 part mould of it and cast both sides up using fibreglass and clear resin, but unfortunatly the mould warped while curing so both sides of the reaver don't match up properly and having issues with the LEDs - so gonna have to go back to the drawing board with it and have to paint up and use the foam one for now.

by Sketch McDraw on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 02:25
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ArcaneArchery: Do it! I'm sure you'd do a great job and do him justice :)

by Sketch McDraw on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 02:27
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Excellent work on the mask shading!

by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 07:01
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Wow, this is looking amazing so far!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 10:21
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Progress looks absolutely incredible!! Amazing work±!!

by Moonchild on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 13:40
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Just, wow

by Zomboi on Monday, 1 July, 2013 - 08:55
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Absolutely stunning!

by Kitticus on Monday, 1 July, 2013 - 09:29
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That sword is so neon! I think the paint job more than makes up for it not being transparent.

by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 4 July, 2013 - 07:55
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I can't wait to see this in completion!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 4 July, 2013 - 08:58
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I also have a fake stone wall archway with a rusty razielium vampire clan spear to pull off it for the performance ;)

by Sketch McDraw on Thursday, 4 July, 2013 - 23:21
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And thank you do much everyone for your support and encouragement - it's really helped me as this has been my most stressful and problem ridden Cosplay to date lol

by Sketch McDraw on Thursday, 4 July, 2013 - 23:23
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Looks amazing..

Will you be uploading your progress book? I can't be the only person who wants to see how you did all your casting!

Have fun at ECG!

by Kei Lin Sama on Friday, 5 July, 2013 - 00:27
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I'll try to, but will most prob just do a progress diary of the main pieces rather than document every little piece

by Sketch McDraw on Friday, 5 July, 2013 - 01:21
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This cosplay is just amazing!!!
I loved seeing the stage performance too!

by Littlegeeky on Monday, 8 July, 2013 - 12:59
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*Bows and kisses feet of the great Sketchy M*
Exceptional work mate. So spot-on that I though you were an enlarged action figure =D

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 8 July, 2013 - 13:03
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I am left speechless with the completion of this cosplay its just so epic!. So awesome seeing all the pictures of it coming together you really do have such a talent!!

by Kitticus on Monday, 8 July, 2013 - 14:46
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This is something else. O_O'
Absolutely f---ing EPIC!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 8 July, 2013 - 16:44
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this is crap mate jkjk mentally amazing as always! you really are just leaping ahead with creating fantastic costumes. An also really proud of you for showing everyone what us brits can do!

by J-Po on Monday, 8 July, 2013 - 22:58

AWESOME work as usual man! One of my all time favorites and you brought him straight to life!

by No thanks on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 02:36


by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 09:08
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You've taken one of my favourite characters and brought him into the real world. Absolutely amazing!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 11:27
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You know my feelings on this! |D

Absolutely epic <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 12:55
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by nanahara on Wednesday, 10 July, 2013 - 07:22
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Like what everyone else has said... this is beyond epic! Also so so proud of you for getting 2nd place!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 10 July, 2013 - 20:05
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Amazingly epic. Congratulations on your award too.

by ArcaneArchery on Wednesday, 10 July, 2013 - 20:16
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Well done Dude! this just looks fantastic as always

by Manticore on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 - 21:10
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This is amazing!

by Neverforever on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 16:02
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Awesome as always Sketchy ^^
It was great to cosplay your human counterpart and for us all to hang out that day at Expo 8D

You totally need to add some of the photos from then ;3

I await your reboot with baited breath....but many more epics to come first i imagine? :p
Keep up the great work ^^

by Marmite-666 on Sunday, 1 December, 2013 - 18:30