Hard work and passion - cornerstones for cosplayer
At Gamescom 2016 I was one member of the big Blizzard cosplay competition. I decide to craft a Draenei costume from World of Warcraft. This cosplay was one of the most difficult costumes I've ever did.
- I just found only one Artwork. There where no references from Blizzard or screenshots from World of Warcraft, because its not a farmable armor.
- Next problem was, this armor has no visible strapes so I have to think about a method how to wear and fix it to my body. I found a really good method and I used it a lot of times since than for other cosplays.
- Making a full and my first body paint was the next step...In the end I needed 3 hours of painting, shaping and highlighting. But before I had two tests on my face and it was failing as hard as it could. I used a waterbased fluid bodypaint and this are a little bit tricky.
- Prosthetics! I got "new teeth" by a talented dentist, I crafted horns, hooves and a tail...
All in all I didnt felt like a human anymore and it was a great experience! But I swear, I will never wear this hooves again. After 10 hours I had the most painfull aching ever. Next time I will change the hooves, so I can walk all the day withoud pain.
In 2019 I will craft the next Draenei. But this time with an electric moving tail! Stay tuned!