Dragon age II

Cosplayer: Moonchild

Variant: Female, Mage

Status: Complete

Condition: Retired

24th May 2012: FINISHED!! Everything is now complete!! Well I need to sew over some velcro on my straps but my mum's offered to do that for me while I pack for Expo =)

I am soooo nervous about wearing this, haven't gotten this nervous for a cosplay in a long time >< I just hope I do her justice and that nothing breaks on me ^^'

So will see you all at expo!!

22nd May 2012: Almost There! Haven't bothered to update this as haven't really had the time but I may add some entries at a later date if anyone wants to know how anything was made =)

So i'm very almost finished! Got a lot done over the past weekend thanks to Sweeturk who came down to help me out. Weathered all the armor, finished painting my gauntlet, made & painted the armor for the boots, made the top & cape, cut my fur for the chest piece & have glued everything to my belt with the exception of the fur. My dad also finished my staff and made straps for most of the armor.

So all I have left to do is:
-Glue the fur to the back of my belt
-Attach straps to my armor (shoulder spike & one leg of armor)
-Sew silver clasps onto the top
-Secure fur to my chest piece

I have until Thursday afternoon to finish everything so should be fine =)

Also decided I'm going to use a wig rather than my own hair, I know my hair is short enough but its a different style to default Hawke's and just think it will be less hassle on the day. I'm using my black one I originally used for my Lenalee cosplay, my mum's hairdresser has kindly cut it for me as well so it sits better, just needs a bit of hairspray to keep the fringe in place.

Getting really nervous for expo now!

3rd May 2012: Armor Update 2 Nearly there now =)
Pretty much all the armor is constructed now, with the exception of the boots which i'm currently working on with my dad and the glove/gauntlet which I will start when my gloves arrive. Quick photo to show the chest piece, shoulder spike & arm pieces.

Most of it just needs painting & weathering now so HOPEFULLY it will all be done by next week! Had a bit of a problem with the belt last weekend so going to re-attempt it over the weekend. Once ive got the template right though it will just be a case of cutting it out and attaching the fur.

28th April 2012: Update Quick update! Bought all my fur fabric now for the belt and shoulders/back.
Also bought some leather gloves earlier to save me the pain of making them myself. So will just be a case of cutting the fingers off one of them. Will be able to start my gauntlet when they arrive as well.

Just starting work on the knee guards now as well so may have them finished quicker.

Also hoping to start on the belt either today or tomorrow so hopefully by the time the fur arrives i'll just need to add that and it will be done bar the buckle.

15th April 2012: Finished Chainmail Actually finished this a few weeks back but forgot to upload a photo.
This will be wrapped round my upper arm and sewn to either the top or the leather chaps.

Having never made chainmail before i'm pretty proud of it =)
Made myself from scratch, used around 900 jump rings in total maybe more!

15th April 2012: Armor Update Finally made a start on the armor. All of the armor is being made from sheets of PVC foam board, glued together with my hot glue gun and re-enforced with gaffer tape.

Credit for the armor construction goes to my dad since my attempt failed epically. I really cannot draw anything. I will however be gluing, painting and weathering =) So far I have both the shoulder spike and chest piece constructed, next to come will be the knee guards and leg pieces.

My Leatherette also came a few days ago for the belt along with my fur samples so belt progress will be on the way too =)

23rd March 2012: Chainmail... OH HOW I HATE THEE
[Excuse the bad quality photo]
Seriously this may not look like much right now but I am so proud Ive even managed this! Making chainmail is a bitch!! Especially when working with 8mm rings ><

So far Ive only connected 5 rings to 5 rings, I will still obviously need to connect them all together but just to show progress finally!

19th March 2012: More Supplies... Been a while since any progress has been made >< Unfortunately due to me having to reduce my hours at work, money has been a bit tight. Hence my lack of progress.

I have now ordered 10 sheets of PVC foam board though along with with a load of silver jump rings for the chain mail. So hopefully should see some progress on the armor over the next few weeks!

Decided on what fur i'll be using for the neck armor as well although still looking through samples for the fur on the belt and also still trying to find accurate leatherette but I have a few back ups, just won't be entirely accurate is all XD

21st January 2012: Research & Fabric Samples Currently looking into all the things i'm going to need to get.
I have samples on the way of some faux fur fabric for the fur & also some nice looking 'aged brown' leatherette for the belts & under armour bits. Hopefully they will be what i'm looking for.

Also looking into getting a load of metal jump rings to make the chain mail with. My mum is going to bring me home a load of cardboard from work as well so i'll be able to use that to draft the patterns for the armor.

So hopefully have some proper progress soon!

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- - 7th November 2011
ffff yes please!
Roll on dragon age II cosplay!!
You are gunna look so amazing honey

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Leolarua - 15th December 2011
you are going to look sweet in this! cant wait to see your progress

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GraceyDarling - 25th April 2012
Looking good :)

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Sweeturk - 9th May 2012
looks good so far, we are gonna look DAM sexy ;)

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D2SCosplay - 19th May 2012
Looks so good! Can't wait to see :D

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- - 28th May 2012
Caught a glimpse of this on the day. It looked fantastic and the photos are all brilliant!

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No thanks - 29th May 2012
This looks awesome hunni! <3

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Moonchild - 31st May 2012
Thanks so much lovelies =)
Need to get some more photos ><

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Manticore Arts - 1st June 2012
Well done love! You did her sublimely! Well done!

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Manticore Arts - 1st June 2012
Well done love! You did her sublimely! Well done!

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Kinreal - 9th June 2012
That hard work as paid off well! :D

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Moonchild - 10th June 2012
Thanks guys!!

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Numta - 11th June 2012
amazing work!

really looks awesome =D