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Ellorien Costuming and Cosplay

I just love to make costumes ! You can also find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EllorienCosplay/

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Yesterday I was finally able to prime, paint and weather the chest's armor, so here is all of Loki's armor finished at last ! Everything here except for the pommel and guard was made from Worbla's pearly art, with a support layer of 2 or 3mm eva foam for some of the pieces. This costume is my first project using worbla and I really loved working with it ! The pommel and guard were 3d modeled by me and 3d printed by shapeways (they are available for anyone to print on demand !). My sister @notevenclara came to help me and provided a much needed set of extra hands to get everyting to stay in place and mark the (many) magnet placement everywhere, so I was also able to start placing them and soon the armor will actually be wearable \o/ Thank you again ! Only the trousers and boot covers left now ! I don't think I will be able to get the trousers done before the convention, so I'll probably wear a substitute this time, but they will be done as soon as possible ... #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #armor #evafoam #worbla #worblaspearlyart #thermoforming #3dmodeling #3dprinting #patinatingwax #weathering #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
The current state of things ! I am sooo happy (and also a little proud ^^) to see her take shape like this \o/ I still have a LOT to do, but she will definitely be wearable for Paris Comic Con, and I can't wait !! Can I just say once again just how much I LOVE this costume, and how intricate, how layered, how detailed and how meaningful it is ... the costume designers did a wonderful job designing it, and the more I work on it the more I appreciate it ! #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicostume #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #armor #pauldron #vambrace #scales #evafoam #worbla #worblaspearlyart #patinatingwax #weathering #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
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Loki's side-chest scales are done ! I love them, they make the all thing look so much more real and complete ! They also catch up the light in a very nice way when I move, the patinating wax is really good at that ^^ I'm slowly getting there ! She won't be finished for Paris Comic Con in two weeks, but I think she will be wearable, I'm so excited ! Sorry again for not posting a lot lately, life is really getting in the way, but's it is all for a good thing ! #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicostume #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #armor #scales #evafoam #patinatingwax #weathering #zipperstops #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
Loki's vambraces are completely finished \o/ I'm seeing the end of the line, and at the same time it feels sooo far ! ^^ this is driving me a bit crazy ! I really don't know if I'm going to be able to wear her for Paris Comic Con (that was my hoped for deadline, but life is getting in the way ...), but I'm going to try ! #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicostume #lokicosplayer #armor #vambrace #evafoam #worbla #worblaspearlyart #patinatingwax #weathering #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
I finished the edge detail layers of the vambraces and their attach system at the wrist ! I really love how intricate the armor is and how nothing is ever simple in this costume, everything that looks like one piece from afar is actually three or four differents things layered together ^^ #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #armor #vambrace #handplates #worbla #worblaspearlyart #foam #evafoam #metalmesh #metalmeshfabric #zipperstops #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
I'm sorry for not posting a lot lately ... I made a drastic life choice a while ago that means that my life has become a "little" crazy at the moment, so my "cosplay/crafting" dedicated time has been reduced by a LOT those past two weeks (I had almost none at all actually). I still managed to get a little done, so here are all of the scales for Loki's side chest, plus a little test one I did to see if I liked the size of the little rhinestones I'm using as rivet heads ! The test scale is the wrong size and orientation but it really doesn't matter ^^ It had two layers of plastidip before painting and weathering, and I think it would have needed one more, so now I know for the actual scales ! I'll try to get them done before the week end ... #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #scales #foam #evafoam #plastidip #paint #patinatingwax #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
The panels are attached to the top's lining ! This is officialy a coat ! The only thing left is to attach the outter layer of the coat to the top of the panels by hand, and add the (very last) zipper stoppers, and the coat will be finished ! I didn't anticipated just how heavy the coat was going to be ! I knew from the individual panels with all those metal teeth that there would be a bit of weight, but this is far more than I thought ^^ It's perfectly fine when it's worn, but it is heavy to manipulate on the mannequin ^^ Next step (after attaching the outter layer) : finishing the rib armor ! #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicostume #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #coat #panels #metalmesh #metalmeshfabric #leather #armor #pauldron #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
It's just thrown on the mannequin but hiiiiiih ^^ The coat is now lined, topstitched and "zipped" all around ^^ Only the armholes left (I need to make them slightly deeper) and I will be able to attach all the panels and actually ... finish the coat ! I know how long the "still to be done" list still is, but I am starting to admit to myself that she is almost finished ! I just can't wait, and at the same time I think I'm going to be a little nostalgic ^^ (until I start, you know, Lokis number 2, and 3 ...) #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #coat #zipperstops #armor #evafoam #worbla #worblaspearlyart #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
I am still in the rather tedious process of finishing a lot of little not very interesting things, like attach systems and forever adding more zipper stoppers to the coat since I received the new ones, so I don't have a lot to show you at the moment, but here is the completely finished pauldron ! I also finished the second hand plate's fixation system today, along with the (almost) last zipper stoppers on the coat's pannels ! Still a LOT to be done, but we're getting there ! #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #armor #pauldron #fenrir #jormungandr #evafoam #worbla #worblaspearlyart #patinatingwax #weathering #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
Working on the attach system for the handplates and the criss-crossing wrist bands ! Only one hand is done yet but I think it works ! Finishing armor parts feels great, but there are still a lot of steps until they become actually wearable ^^ Today I listed everything I have to make/finish/attach/paint in order to completely finish Loki, and I have SO MUCH left to do >< but I'll get there ! #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #armor #handplates #evafoam #worbla #worblaspearlyart #patinatingwax #weathering #sewing #handsewing #wrist #wristarmor #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
The weathered armor so far ! Weathering on the metalic wax is very interesting, it shows completely differently depending on the light ... The wax is very reflective even under the weathering paint, so the weathered effect is a lot more visible in the shadow and in artificial light than it is in natural light, and it even shows different tones. It's quite tricky to photograph ^^ Only the necklace and the strange side and rib plates left now ! (The guard and the pommel were 3d modeled by me and 3d printed on shapeways, they're the only parts that are not made of worbla, and interestingly, even though they were primed and painted the same way, they show a slightly different tone than the rest of the armor ... probably because of the different texture !) #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #armor #weathering #vambrace #pauldron #guard #pommel #worbla #worblaspearlyart #evafoam #3dmodeling #3dprinting #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
Shiny new VS weathered ! I used acrylic paints in mars black and wengue (a dark cool brown) mixed with a lot of water, covered the entire surface, wiped it away, cleaned everything until I was happy, and reapplied hightlights with the gold patinating wax. It was hard convincing myself to "ruin" the nice super-shiny armor, but the wax remains reflective under the weathering so I'm happy with the result ! #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #armor #pauldron #worbla #worblaspearlyart #evafoam #plastidip #patinatingwax #weathering #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
Today I went to the "Game of Thrones Touring Exhibition" in Paris ! (in extremis, it was the very last day !) I have mixed feelings about the expo, mostly because the display of many many costumes was just impossibly dark to photograph properly, even with a good dslr, but the costumes were just SO stunning <3 Here are just a few of my favorites ! If you want to see more, there is a full album on my facebook page ! #costuming #costumes #gameofthrones #exhibition #gameofthronesthetouringexhibition #sansa #sansastark #nedstark #margaery #margaerytyrell #redwedding #varys #lordvarys #daenerys #daenerystargaryen #dragonstone #joffrey #joffreybaratheon
I'm taking a little break from making armor to work on the final two panels of the coat, the front ones with the textured leather ! I really wish I could have found one with a better, closer texture, but in the end I like how minimalist this one is ^^ And I have ran out of zipper stoppers while trying to finish the panels >< new ones are already on their way, but I really didn't need the added stress XD #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicostume #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #coat #panel #metalmesh #handsewing #handstitching #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
The chestplate and the necklace inset are done and waiting for plastidip and metal wax ! I got a new can of plastidip today, so tomorrow I will be coating and painting (and hopefully weathering) all of the awaiting armor, and I will finaly be able to have a first look of the painted armor with the costume \o/ #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #armor #chestplate #pauldron #worbla #worblaspearlyart #evafoam #sculpting #thermoforming #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
Loki now has two "majestic shoulder flaps" to go with the pauldron, and the beginning of a chest plate ! Next step is the "necklace" that goes in the chest plate, and then I'll move to the scales that go on her side and on the trousers. I'l starting to feel powerful with the shoulders and all of that armor ^^ I'l hesitating between velcro tape and magnets to hold the chest plate in place, do you have any advice/prefered method for holding lightweight armor ? #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicostume #lokicosplayer #armor #pauldron #chestplate #shoulders #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
Loki's pauldron in DONE ... until plastidip and metal wax ^^ I love the design of this piece sooo much, it is really amazing. In order to construct it, I had to deconstruct it entirely, detail by detail and layer by layer, and I really got to appreciate just how thoughtful and clever the design really is. Manipulating pieces and sections of it, I could see how it combines both ancient and futuristic lines and elements, how everything interlocks, overlaps ... I particularly like the snake Jormungandr slithering from the top plate to the bottom one and kind of curling around Fenrir and Loki's shoulder, from his back to his chest ^^ There are so many layers and aspects, often contradictory, within Loki's personnality, and I really appreciate how the artists managed to reflect that into design ! #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicosplayer #lokicostume #armor #pauldron #worbla #worblaspearlyart #evafoam #sculpting #thermoforming #fenrir #jormungand #jormungandr #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
The top layer of Loki's pauldron is doooone \o/ (alright it is missing three rivet heads/little balls but shhh) I am really happy with it, I was quite afraid of this piece and it turned out better than I expected ! I'm a little proud actually ^^ Fenrir's face took me a long time until I was happy with it, but that was really worth it ! Tomorrow I'll finish the under layer and then I'll move to plastidipping and painting everything, with the missing vambrace too. #cosplay #costuming #loki #lokicosplay #lokicostume #lokicosplayer #armor #pauldron #worbla #worblaspearlyart #evafoam #sculpting #fenrir #thor #thorthedarkworld #marvel #marvelcosplay
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