Raziel - Soul Reaver: Legacy of Kain


London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

2nd place in the SOLO category at the ECG Finals 2013

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

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Manjou posted on 8 February, 2012 - 23:36
Awesome, I bet you'll finish your cosplay before I finish mine and I start mine years ago XD

Sketch McDraw posted on 9 February, 2012 - 03:09
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.

Kata-san posted on 10 February, 2012 - 04:22
Awesome! Good luck with this, love the character!

nanahara posted on 9 November, 2012 - 22:50
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

Sketch McDraw posted on 10 November, 2012 - 18:39
please do! That would be epic! :D We could work together when doing the prosphetics so they costumes keep continuity of the style/construction

Kitticus posted on 11 June, 2013 - 08:15
This is coming together so well! Cannot wait to see the finished product!

DefineImagineMJ posted on 11 June, 2013 - 19:42
This is looking all sorts of EPIC!

KhaosKreator posted on 14 June, 2013 - 20:49
Always wanted to see one of these!

adamphillip posted on 28 June, 2013 - 23:27
what the hell is that sword made out of?

nanahara posted on 28 June, 2013 - 23:49
the progress on this is just epic man ^^

ArcaneArchery posted on 29 June, 2013 - 09:37
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.

DefineImagineMJ posted on 29 June, 2013 - 19:14
This is just way TOO epic! Fantastic work. I only wish there was someone I wanted to do from the LoK series.

Ranma1-2 posted on 30 June, 2013 - 00:04

Sketch McDraw posted on 30 June, 2013 - 02:25
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.

Sketch McDraw posted on 30 June, 2013 - 02:27
ArcaneArchery: Do it! I'm sure you'd do a great job and do him justice :)

KhaosKreator posted on 30 June, 2013 - 07:01
Excellent work on the mask shading!

InfiniteJester posted on 30 June, 2013 - 10:21
Wow, this is looking amazing so far!

Moonchild posted on 30 June, 2013 - 13:40
Progress looks absolutely incredible!! Amazing work±!!

Zomboi posted on 1 July, 2013 - 08:55
Just, wow

Kitticus posted on 1 July, 2013 - 09:29
Absolutely stunning!

KhaosKreator posted on 4 July, 2013 - 07:55
That sword is so neon! I think the paint job more than makes up for it not being transparent.

sjbonnar posted on 4 July, 2013 - 08:58
I can't wait to see this in completion!

Sketch McDraw posted on 4 July, 2013 - 23:21
I also have a fake stone wall archway with a rusty razielium vampire clan spear to pull off it for the performance ;)

Sketch McDraw posted on 4 July, 2013 - 23:23
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

Kei Lin Sama posted on 5 July, 2013 - 00:27
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!

Sketch McDraw posted on 5 July, 2013 - 01:21
I'll try to, but will most prob just do a progress diary of the main pieces rather than document every little piece

Littlegeeky posted on 8 July, 2013 - 12:59
This cosplay is just amazing!!! I loved seeing the stage performance too!

WarriorTeddy posted on 8 July, 2013 - 13:03
*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

Kitticus posted on 8 July, 2013 - 14:46
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!!

DefineImagineMJ posted on 8 July, 2013 - 16:44
This is something else. O_O' Absolutely f---ing EPIC!

J-Po posted on 8 July, 2013 - 22:58
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!

No thanks posted on 9 July, 2013 - 02:36
AWESOME work as usual man! One of my all time favorites and you brought him straight to life!

Alias Cosplay posted on 9 July, 2013 - 09:08

sjbonnar posted on 9 July, 2013 - 11:27
You've taken one of my favourite characters and brought him into the real world. Absolutely amazing!

Freyarule posted on 9 July, 2013 - 12:55
You know my feelings on this! |D Absolutely epic <3

nanahara posted on 10 July, 2013 - 07:22

FuriePhoenix posted on 10 July, 2013 - 20:05
Like what everyone else has said... this is beyond epic! Also so so proud of you for getting 2nd place!!!

ArcaneArchery posted on 10 July, 2013 - 20:16
Amazingly epic. Congratulations on your award too.

Manticore Arts posted on 31 July, 2013 - 21:10
Well done Dude! this just looks fantastic as always

Neverforever posted on 22 August, 2013 - 16:02
This is amazing!

Marmite-666 posted on 1 December, 2013 - 18:30
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 ^^

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