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Becoming Gul’dan – If at first you don’t succeed…

Time for adventures in mold making!

I have the sculpted face. The next step was to make a mold of the face so I can cast the prosthetic. I decided to try a pour mold, so I prepared a nice box to fit around Gul’dan’s face – complete with cut corners to help reduce the amount of material […]

By |May 9th, 2015|Elleth, Projects|0 Comments

Becoming Gul’dan – Teeth and Texture

Gul’dan’s face is almost done! In my last post, I had finished most of the sculpting, and I’ve since moved on to refining the features. After much trial and error, (and many, many wrinkles,) the face is looking pretty good. You may notice the addition of teeth and a lower lip in the picture above. […]

By |April 11th, 2015|Elleth, Projects|0 Comments

Becoming Gul’dan – The Many Faces of Gul’dan

Gul’dan, being the major lore figure that he is, shows up depicted in World of Warcraft in a lot of different ways. I think it’s fairly obvious that I’ll be doing the Warlords of Draenor version, but even within his WoD depictions, there are differences. This will come up a lot as I try to […]

By |April 4th, 2015|Elleth, Projects|0 Comments

Becoming Gul’dan – The Start

I’ll be honest – I’m not sure if I’ll be able to pull this off. I mean… look at him! There’s armor, horns, skulls, chains, glowing runes, and other such accoutrements of the spooky warlock variety. Oh, and he’s a gnarly old green orc.

But can you imagine how awesome it would be to pull it […]

By |March 27th, 2015|Elleth, Projects|0 Comments

Cosplay How To: Articulated Wings, Part 5

One of the biggest challenges of articulated wings is how to make it move while still looking like a natural bird wing. A lever joint like we’ve made so far doesn’t look like a natural bird joint. So, we disguised it.

The next section will depend a great deal on the size and shape of your […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Elleth, How To|6 Comments

Cosplay How To: Articulated Wings, Part 4

By now, you have a PVC monstrosity that is probably taking over a large portion of your living space. Let’s talk for a moment on how to work on this thing without hating your life.

Behold! Our hacked together wing stand:

What you are looking at is:

A Christmas tree stand
a piece of 2×2
two clamps
and… something heavy

We had all […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Elleth, How To|5 Comments

Cosplay How To: Articulated Wings, Part 3

So, you’ve got the straps. Onto the PVC slots:

The PVC slots are the part that hold actually hold the wings on your back. For this, you will need:

– a section of 2in PVC pipe. You’ll need about 1 ft total. I got a pre-cut 2 Ft section, and that worked pretty well.

– 3/4 in PVC […]

By |August 9th, 2014|Elleth, How To|2 Comments

Cosplay How To: Wings, Part 2 – Wing Harness

Hey look! It’s part two! We talked about the basic structure of the wings in part one. But having a wing skeleton won’t do you any good if you can’t strap it to your back. That’s what we’re going to talk about in this post. Behold, the wing harness!!!

Yeeeeah… it’s not very impressive when it’s […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Elleth, How To|1 Comment

Cosplay How-To: Articulated Wings, Part 1

Before I start, here’s the plan. I’m going to write up this “Articulated Wing” tutorial in parts. Once all the parts are posted, I’ll compile them together in one massive articulated wings tutorial post so it’s easier to find everything in one place. So, with that, here we go! First up…
Articulated Wing Skeleton
These are the […]

By |September 19th, 2013|Elleth, How To|7 Comments