Poppy (Battle Regalia Artwork) - League Of Legends

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AyaCon 2013

Showcased 16th February 2014 What is this?



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2000% insanity required to try this... edit: but I did it!! :D

Details on the cosplay:
Wig- The wig clips were exchanged for far smaller clips so that I could get the barettes (cylindrical pieces) around the ponytails. I just trimmed the fringe and cut the ponytails to the correct length.

Ears- I've never done this sort of thing before and prosthetics are not my forte. ^^; they are just elf ears I purchased and repainted with a mix of silicone and acrylic. As for matching it to my face paint, it was a little darker as it took to the paint far more than I expected, but it was acceptable!

Pauldrons- these were the first pieces I started- and the last to be finished! The shaping was very very tricky, bearing in mind that everything had to be oversized because Poppy is a dwarf. The pauldrons were particularly important as they framed my upper body and would be the defining pieces proportion wise. As a result of the oversizing, they didn't sit on my shoulders properly, and that took a while to fix though I got there in the end ^^

Torso armour- Easy to make but very time consuming. Yes, that is leather and yes, 80% of those scales are real metal. I had to substitute towards the end with home made plastic scales because I bought out the suppliers entire stock so there wasn't a single one left! XD I really love this part because when I walked it jangled like real armour (because technically it was I guess ^^; ). This entire costume was stressful on my hands to make, but this part in particular was very damaging, apart from the stress from sewing through leather and pierced fingers from sharp needles, I got multiple sores and blisters from cutting out the substitute scales. Totally worth it though.

Belt- this was very straightforward and was completed quickly. My only worry was securing it in place because whenever I attached a leather pouch to it, it would drag the belt down. I took it off for the masquerade though so it stayed perfectly in place.

Bracers- again, very straight forward and were completed very quickly.

Gloves- straight forward to make, especially since I already had experience making covered finger tip gloves. This was done a lot better than my first deadmaster gloves!

Knee covers- easy to make but awkward to secure due to the stress from constant movement. Looking back i can see what I'd need to do to keep it in place though. ^^

Shin guards- again, easy to make but very very awkward to secure. Same as the knee guards really.

Shoes- first time making armoured shoes and woooooowwwwwwwwwwww, talk about a steep learning curve. Advice: However secure you think your shoes are, consider them unsecure and add twenty times more *insert attaching material of choice* to it!!!! Looking back it was so obvious the boots would receive a lot of strain and damage but I didn't consider it at the time! Props to people who make shoes ^^;

Shield- probably the main prop. First time making a shield and I was pretty happy with it! It was remarkably secure (40 nails later) and the decoration, though time consuming, really quite straightforward.

Hammer- this beast I worried wouldn't be secure due to the weight. To begin with it was just styrofoam and incredibly light. Damn primer and spray paint so much xD. It added a ridiculous amount of weight but was necessary to get a better finish! At the end it was quite heavy and I wa worried I wouldn't be able to lift it as wanted for the masquerade, but by some miracle I did it! Thank goodness for adrenaline xD

Underneath I just wore a love sleeve black top and black leggings to cover my skin so you could only see blue!

Comments

PandoraCaitiff posted on 10 June, 2013 - 15:38
Maybe insane, but when you pull this off it will be awesome! Poppy is a great choice, and I wish you well with this :)

KyoukaKami posted on 20 August, 2013 - 13:37
Your costume was amazing! I loved it!

MangaChild posted on 20 August, 2013 - 23:15
SUPER CUTE!! Backed up with AMAZING Armour!!

Manticore posted on 20 August, 2013 - 23:41
YOUR POPPY WAS AMAZING! you did Demacia PROUD!

Nesproxy posted on 8 February, 2014 - 19:32
Your armour is beautiful! Such a great cosplay, I love it! :)

ArcaneArchery posted on 8 February, 2014 - 19:37
Fantastic costume. It must have taken ages adding all of the detail to the armour

Getti posted on 9 February, 2014 - 18:10
This is an amazing costume. Your shield and hammer are gorgeous too! Brilliant!

Siouxsie James posted on 16 February, 2014 - 21:49
How did I miss this at Aya? :( looks really awesome! Grats on the showcase

madmazda86 posted on 17 February, 2014 - 16:43
Congrats on the showcase! Love the armour work and your makeup job looks brilliant. Poppy is so broken if you play her right, especially in ARAM, lol XD

Sephirayne posted on 17 February, 2014 - 17:03
Wow! This is epic. Congratulations on the showcase.

Spicary posted on 19 February, 2014 - 16:37
Thanks for the comments guys! ^___^