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Skyrim Cosplay - Steel Battleaxe in progress

I wanted a big weapon for desucon. Therefore I made a Steel battle Axe. I scaled it down a bit so I could get it inside Desucon, because this is a huge weapon.

Picture: The Elder Scrolls, Skyrim

Cardboard The blade is made from cardboard.
The shaft is made from plain pine rod from local hardware shop. It will show a beautiful wood pattern when painted. 
Another layer of cardboard with foam mat in between. I also used cardboard for the axe edge (not shown on the picture)
 All edges were filled with paper clay which were sanded down, filled up with filler and sanded down again. This took a while, so jumping ahead. It is important to not lose hope at this stage, it will look better. 
After sanding (I recommend a sanding machine) the blade was primed and painted silver. The rod for the handle was painted warm brown using basic acrylic paint. Strips of Skai (faux leather) was nailed to the handle following the pattern from my trace, using furniture nail from Jula.
The end piece is the top of a met…

Steampunk Geisha

Steampunk was such a blast so I want to make another outfit, but with more of an oriental angle this time. I was very inspired by these pictures, especially the silk maiden dress from Alice madness returns. I actually wanted to make an Alice cosplay, but that have to wait. 

Steampunk Geisha Moodboard
Pictures: Alice Silk Maiden, Blue Corset, Blue Dress, Harajuku Lovers, Pink Makeup, Fan Hairdress, Geisha Hair.
Concept drawing

A early concept sketch. Blue front fold dress with pink satin hems and a pink and brown corset with over shoulder straps.The idea is that the corset opening is on the left front side (seen from a spectators view). And BIG hair with alot of accessories, I'm thinking floral for both hair and makeup.

I'm a little bit eager, it is only 24 hours since mye last con and I have already bought the fabrics. 

Brown Skai (faux leather) and pink floral silk for the corset and a beautiful blue oriental inspired fabric for the dress it self. All fabrics are bought at Saab Tek…

Skyrim Cosplay - Helmet second round

Earlier I made a simple Skyrim helmet. Afterwards I have seen that there are several flaws I would like to fix, so I did. And made the rest of the female Dovahkiin costume at the same time. 

This time I started with this (see my previous blog post about making a Skyrim helmet):
Photo: Christina Bårdsen
But it should look more like this:
Photo: The Elder Scrolls, Bethesda
First things first, the horns looks too much like croissants.That must be fixed. And I need more details all over, which means strip down the paint and on with more filler.
 Strip down paint

Adding filler

More details around the edges, made from pizzabox cardboard.
Ready for priming, added axe mark in front. 
Primed, now silver paint
Weatering Start
Add black acrylic paint and drag it out, see Volpin's video 
Backside of Skyrim Helmet. I hade received questions about what the helmet looks like from behind. If you have the game you can find a helmet and rotate it. 

Next up - Desucon

One a few hours left until Desucon 7. My costumes are almost finished, but I always work till the last minute. 

Preview of my steel battle axe from Skyrim
Photo: Christina Bårdsen

Hope to see some of you at Kongressenteret tomorrow.

And I just had to add this:

Big sister -Helmet part two

Continue with my Bioshock Cosplay

In this post I have continued describing how I made the Big Sister Helmet (See here for first post). I will now guide you in the process of detailing. This is how far I came last time:

Lower part of the helmetCorset and shortsOther part: boots, leg armor, tankAdam Syringe

The paint job
Before painting I still needed to sand and add more filler to get an even surface.

It was really hard to find the right shade of bronze; this is the result of three different types and a brown and rust weathering treatment. 

More Details have been added before the paint job, like the light covers (which are soy trays that come with take away sushi). There are three red lights on the helmet - The blue light-cover on top of the helmet is the cap of a hairspray bottle. (I love this kind of low tech prop making, and it is cheap) 
After the paint was done I started to the weathering process - see my skyrim helmet tutorial for more details about weathering. 

For rust details I used o…