Cosplay Construction Spotlight: Shadow Border Cosplay

 

This week we’re diving behind the scenes into the creation process of Male Sindragosa!

Top image: Sindragosa, World of Warcraft Photographer: A.Z.Production Cosplay

Welcome to the Cosplay Artist Spotlight!

Last week we featured the dynamic work of Shadow Border Cosplay. This week, we’re taking an in-depth look at his creation process for this truly gorgeous World of Warcraft project!

 

Male Sindragosa

 “I wanted to stay true to the original artwork by Zach Fischer, just turning the lines more masculine.”

 

The Breastplate

“I started building a basic breastplate in V shape to look as muscular as possible. In a thorax shape cause the breastplate on the artwork looks a bit like this. After that I added some details with a pen to get a style in my head I would like to wear as an Ice dragon warrior.”

The Helmet

“Next Step is the basic helmet pattern from Kamui Cosplays pattern collection you can find on her page. I just looked which aspect makes the Sindragosa headpiece out like: the horns, the spikes and the skull style in the whole costumes make my helmet come out like this.”

Helmet Accessories

“The skull like Grey thing is play which I added to the mouth part of the helmet. I dremeld a hole into the resin spikes and stuck some LED’s inside of it. I put a bigger hole on the back of the helmet, where I stuck in a basic cosplay wig in silver. To keep the very strong looking hair stay in my version of the cos.”

 

 

The Belt

“One of the bigger parts where I left the cosplay like in the art work is the armor belt. I cut the shape out of foam and add foam 3D edges. Its made out of 10mm EVA foam.

I use EVA foam as core for every cosplay just in 5mm, bigger or smaller. Depends on what it should look like. I cut out foam stripes in shape of the horns and put some 3D foam stripes on it. After I was finished with that, I wrapped worbla by cast4art over everything. For the dragon horn scales I drew on some pattern on paper which I transfer to worbla, heated it up, and added it carefully to the belt so that everything is covered.

The Bracers

“I drew on some 2mm Eva foam how I thought the bracers should look, put some worbla on, and cut out the holes for the light up later. The white part on the bracer base is worblas deco art. It is like a modeling clay just out of worbla. The horns on the top I cast with polyethylene resin except the main horn. The yellow on the left side up on the picture is the insulation foam horn. The right side up is where you can see what I mean with dragon horn scales around the horn. Then I finished the bracer, and primed it with black acrylic paint.”

Leg Pieces

“For the leg pieces I just drew on a shape with a little cut on the top to make it a bit more knee/ legshaped. After that I drew on some dragon style spikey things to make them out of craft foam and covered it in worbla. To do the whole scales, 3D edges worbla insulation foam thing again. And this is what the leg pieces look like. One is painted the other one is pure.”The bones” or rips like looking things are just worbla with foam and worblas deco art on top.”

The Shoulders

“This was my most hated and most favorite part on a cosplay- huge shoulders… The artwork has 2 symmetrical pieces of them.. challenge accepted. The shoulder base is made out of 10mm EVA foam by cosplayshop. I just cut out 2 holes for the big main horns. They are made out of insulation foam. Surprise! And I was doing the insulation foam worbla dragon scales thing again on each shoulder.”

 

The Results

“This is the interim result of Sindragosa. And the first time I was wearing it. Nothing was really attached at this moment. Then, finally, after I do the attachment with big screws (you can see them on the picture) and the paint job with acrylics and high pigmented silver acrylic cream.”

 

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  • euansmith

    That’s some neat work. It tickles and kind of saddens me equally that, “make more masculine” means, “make more practical as a suit of armour and cover up”. The fault here lying with WoWs character concept rather than the cosplayer. The finished costume looks like it should be kicking Heman’s butt in some undate of the old property.

    • Damistar

      Sindragossa is clearly a small dragon in the Legion expansion. I don’t ever recall seeing a human form for the character in game. I would guess this comes from an artbook. As for the armor design, you can’t really blame WoW. The chainmail bikini dates at least to Boris Vallejo in the late 70s.

      • euansmith

        Way before Boris, I think. There are plenty of women on the cover of pulp magazines from the 1930s dressed in a whole lot of not a lot. 😉