Top image: Inquisitor Adrastia by JAFantasyArt. Image by Daniel Grove Photography
Welcome to the Cosplay Artist Spotlight!
“My chief weapons are surprise and fear.”
This week we dive deep into the Ordo Hereticus, taking a close look at the construction process for the Inquisitor Adrastia created by artist JAFantasy Art. This artist delves deep into her creation process and inspiration for us, so we’re doing a three part feature of her complete build and technique. Check out her Cosplay and contact her for your next Warhammer 40k Cosplay project!
The Hat and Leatherwork Process
I decided to get the big challenging pieces done first, so the hat was on the top of the list. This was the first hat I have ever made but after some research and sketching, I had a good idea of what process to use. Adrastia’s armor is smooth and sleek, but to add a personal touch of detail and elegance, I decided to put stained glass designs all over the armor. I have some custom made stained glass brass stamps for the small details but for the larger elements, I had to hand draw and design them, adjusting and resizing to make them fit all the way around the brim of the hat. (You can see my sketch of the hat brim and side panels). I used the pattern to transfer my designs onto the leather with a stylus and added edge lines along the edges of the hat for stitch lines. (As shown in the photo).