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"
Category: Costumes & Cosplay
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"
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"
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"