Thank you very much! I’m studying to become an avian veterinarian (got to pay for this hobby somehow, haha). Your message means a lot too me and I hope you continue to follow these passions as well!
My next convention stop will be Dragon con 2014. I will be revamping my Valka Haddock cosplay and may even be submitting it into a craftsmanship contest there. This will be my first time at this convention! I’m so excited!!
First off, you can always go to my progress page: https://www.facebook.com/swiftforge
I have posted tons of WIP pictures and tutorials there!
As for basic tips, I ended up just using a lot of micro suede and craft foam. The arm and leg pieces had a craft foam base which made them puff out and the individual sections of the chest piece were all glued onto separate pieces of craft foam. (The base of the chest was EVA Foam)
The staff was made with a dowel rod and cardboard base which I then put expanding foam on. I carved that, put bondo (car filler) on it, sanded it down, and used paper clay for details.
The shield was carved from insulation foam with a pvc sheet back. I then put micro suede on top of that.
All horns and spikes were made from insulation foam that was hardened with wood glue.
The helmet was a craft foam base with a little bondo at the top to give the horns something solid to hold on to.
If you have any more questions, I would be happy to answer them!
I give you my Valka Haddock cosplay from How To Train Your Dragon 2!
1st Place Western Division at Colossalcon 2014
Photography by The Portrait Dude (https://www.facebook.com/theportraitdudecosplay)
For more pictures and how I made the costume: https://www.facebook.com/swiftforge
You need to see this movie!
Note: This costume was completed before the movie was released.
Some fun photos from Ohayocon 2014 with my Black Knight costume!
Dost thou even praise the sun?
The Black Knight (Dark Souls) photo shoot taken by Iconiq Cosplay Photography at Ohayocon 2014.
Praise the sun!
So my Turbo Twin cosplay made an appearance in this video. LMAO.
My Commander Shepard cosplay was in here too!