I set an impossible deadline for this costume and I got sick while building it on top of that. I did finish it in some degree I might add, but I have several things that both need to be upgraded and added. Here's the tutorial for the wings and the staff. Photo: Håvard Staub Nyhus Never the less, I shall write how I made my first attempt. Because there are several parts I am very pleased with, among others the wings and the staff ;)
The costume consists of several components and here's the walk through of how they were made.
The halo I spent a lot of time thinking about how to secure the halo to my head so it would not fall off, but still not have a visible band going over my wig.
My solution was a broad piece of worbla shaped after a Styrofoam head and with an elastic band in the neck. The halo itself would also be build out of worbla and would adhere perfectly to my base. The Halo is hollow making it both lightweight and with room for electronics. Two red LED were embedded into …
So me and my fellow cosplay friends got to stand on the red carpet together with Hollywood celebrities like Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Even the Norwegian princess Märtha told me I looked "horrible".
And for my demon costume I needed horns, and I didn't want to use too much time on it due to other projects that needed my attention. Photo: db.no So the tinfoil/papermache method it is! Start off by shaping tinfoil info you desired shape. I also have a core of foam, but that is mainly because I was running out of tinfoil.
And then cover them with masking tape.
Now it is time to add strips of paper dipped in glue and water. I used "all purpose" glue like this. And covered it like this: When they are all covered, add another layer …
Another reason I wanted to make Mercy is that I have never made wings before and thought this could be a great challenge. Also these mechanical wings look really cool. Here's the tutorial for the staff and the rest of the costume. Blizzard cosplay kit They also look heavy. And for my first iteration did not make the yellow feathers, which is not a problem as Mercy also walk around with the "feathers" turned off. But I did include the feathers for my upgrade before thte CSPLY.eu photoshoot.
The buildThe first thing I did with wings was to make a simplified blueprint (outlined using vector drawing) scaled it up to my body size and printed it out. This blueprint would be my guide.
Then I had to think about how I would attach the wings to my body and flag pole holders embedded i the back piece was my solution.
The back piece for Mercy is not that big to begin with and I wanted to keep it as small as possible.
To add support I screwed the pole holders to a Plexiglas plate