SYNDRA // LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
CHARACTER BUILD PROFILE
Game: League of Legends
Photographer: Ace T Photography
Materials Cost: estimated $260 in materials & 50$ on new tools
Time: about two months
Date Completed: August 28, 2013
Debuted & Worn At: DragonCon 2013, Charlotte ComicCon Spring 2013
Awards: 1st place Costume Contest at Charlotte ComiCon
There is just something very mysterious and sexy about Syndra. Oh, that and I mained her for a pretty good amount of time. When I first read her lore, I thought for sure she was the one that is Ryze's nemesis who stole the scrollz of doom (if you know his lore) but that was never really mentioned. Perhaps it will come up in later seasons, but I'm convinced of my theory! She is a pretty ethereal character, especially since she's so floaty, and I'm a very big fan of large headpieces and pauldrons.
The headpiece was the very first piece I made for this costume. It's made of Wonderflex (different texture, same properties, and cheaper than Worbla). It was so much fun to work with, and it was my very first adventure into thermoplastics. The pauldrons I made through a very time consuming and in retrospect quite expensive method (compared to just using something like EVA foam)... I drafted out my patterns into foamboard, hotglued in between the cracks to hold shape, paper mache'd, applied plaster, sanded to smooth down, and covered with craft foam. I probably could have cut my cost AND time down for those pieces two or three times if I had just used EVA foam. Those are the challenges of a n00b. I even made a tutorial/ walkthrough progress video about it which you can watch by clicking here. It's not a bad technique really, just not one I will use again.
One of my MOST stressful cosplays! I can't blame it entirely on the costume itself, as I did have to help many people with putting on their costumes as well as deal with my own malfunctions. I have learned much about proper and fast closures, and doing a costume run-through to fix anything that might fall off during a day at the con. I learned my lesson at DragonCon 2013, and fixed my issues before wearing it again at the Charlotte ComiCon, where I won 1st place in the costume contest! :)
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