Remember that one time when I printed myself my Guild Wars 2 character in the most pleb way possible? Well … turns out that our club decided to do a Lovecraft-themed event, which means there’s going to be another mini painting contest, with a Lovecraftian / horror theme. This thematic is one that I highly dislike, but it does highly overlap with “things getting… Continue Reading... "That’s Right, And I’ll do it Again — Branded Charr Mini"
Tamius spends a lot of words talking about whether to make his charr costume big or small, debating pros and cons of each option. Continue Reading... "The Charr Cosplay: The Matter of Size"
It was autumn 2012 and I was making my Steam account. It turned out that my standard username at the time has already been taken by someone else, meaning I had to pick a new name. Fortunately for me, the final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend happened just a few months earlier. I’ve played out all five races the game has to offer, and… Continue Reading... "The Charr Cosplay, Part 0: Motivation, Requirements, and Ideas"
Well, took me a while to come around to writing this post. I’ll try to be brief: I wasn’t very satisfied with the NMN version of the robe. However, about a month later, our club (Amulet D20) had a thematic evening, which has seen some adjustments: You may have also noticed that the introductory post promised a chapter on props and cooling. Unfortunately, there… Continue Reading... "Robe of Archmagi: The Result"
Back in 2012, I was kinda into Guild Wars 2. Because of reasons, around 2012 I also had to pick a new username due to my old one being often already taken. I ended up going with the name of my GW2 character, and I ended up using that username everywhere to the point said character kinda became a bit of a mascot. Fast… Continue Reading... "3D printing my Guild Wars 2 character"
Just by looking at the reference picture, golden trims look like a major paint in the ass. It actually appears to have a 3D shape to it, meaning my usual tactics of “just painting on” probably isn’t going to work. Or is it? Paint selection For a very nice price of 6.9€, I bought myself a R&D sample of proper gold paint for fabric.… Continue Reading... "Robe of Archmagi R&D: The Trim"
For this project I wanted to have a fabric that meets the following requirements: I ended up settling on thin+smooth, thick+don’t care, thin+smooth sandwich — because that ended up being the cheapest option that cleared my requirements bar on the appearance side. However, the compromises had to be made and … well, we get to a few hard realities: The first layer that got… Continue Reading... "Robe of Archmagi R&D: Layers Upon Layers"
My googling skills drop off sharply when leaving the tech domain, but it appears that when it comes to sewing a robe of archmagi, nobody has ever done that in the history of D&D (or at least, published their work to the internet). Seems that I’m going to be the first — meaning that when the end costume ends up being of the “at… Continue Reading... "Robe of Archmagi R&D: Patterns"
A few months ago, I was introduced to a somewhat-local geek club — somewhat local in the sense that it’s not really local, but it’s not too far out from my usual daily commute. Every couple of months or so, they organize a fantasy-themed event, which my D&D party got a whiff of. During those events, they mildly promote their main activity — painting… Continue Reading... "Mini Base Design: The Dwarf"
As I’m starting to write this post, it is early July of 2022, but my eyes are already on 2023. If you wonder why, you can try guessing my age and number of girlfriends I’ve had so far. The “deadline” for the project is Tuesday, February… Continue Reading... "Let’s make a Robe of Archmagi, part 1"