My modded Blood Dragon armour with my custom Turian enhancements and the Black Widow because I can- this is why I made the BW in the end over a pistol- which I was going to do as I still have some rough patches on this thing. Surprise original costume is a suprise. So fun how many people got it. Especially kids who probably shouldn’t be playing the game!

(Photo credit to Matt Glasgow of Star Wars NZ (I’ll link the rest of the parade photos when I get back from the show- and to the Armageddon Cosplay account).)

Glam paint job is glam. A layer of flat paints then washed with translucent yellows and pinks mixed with interference pigments (green over the yellow and blue over the pink).

I made 99% of this costume from raw materials. And patterned about the same. Huge shout out to trodoon on dA for his renders of his 3D models as I had print outs on my workroom walls for reference and used them heavily.

Her name? Neimhaille which is a word I created in 1999 and has since been taken up by fantasy artists with my explanation verbatim 😉 Also there is a Bioware account holder who snaffled it but I am so not ditching it given I did literally create the name. It was for a sportsfighting persona (Scottish- I had my play in music sorted as well- Give me the Prize from Highlander 😉 ).

Anyway so Neimhallie (Nee- wa-yeh or Neev-ayel depending on how authenically Gaelic you want to be- though I don’t object to Neem-ayel either 😉 )

My modded Blood Dragon armour with my custom Turian enhancements and the Black Widow because I can- this is why I made the BW in the end over a pistol- which I was going to do as I still have some rough patches on this thing. Surprise original costume is a suprise. So fun how many people got it. Especially kids who probably shouldn’t be playing the game!

(Photo credit to Matt Glasgow of Star Wars NZ (I’ll link the rest of the parade photos when I get back from the show- and to the Armageddon Cosplay account).)

Glam paint job is glam. A layer of flat paints then washed with translucent yellows and pinks mixed with interference pigments (green over the yellow and blue over the pink).

I made 99% of this costume from raw materials. And patterned about the same. Huge shout out to trodoon on dA for his renders of his 3D models as I had print outs on my workroom walls for reference and used them heavily.

Her name? Neimhaille which is a word I created in 1999 and has since been taken up by fantasy artists with my explanation verbatim 😉 Also there is a Bioware account holder who snaffled it but I am so not ditching it given I did literally create the name. It was for a sportsfighting persona (Scottish- I had my play in music sorted as well- Give me the Prize from Highlander 😉 ).

Anyway so Neimhallie (Nee- wa-yeh or Neev-ayel depending on how authenically Gaelic you want to be- though I don’t object to Neem-ayel either 😉 )

Nyreen is on the go as well

I’ve made the cowl base and got it latexed today as well as templated her various pointy claw bits,…

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wtfevolution:

“Do you ever think that maybe there’s something more out there?”

“What do you mean, evolution?”

“I don’t know, like, that there’s some greater purpose for all these animals I’m making, other than just eating and pooping and having little animals.”

“I guess I hadn’t really thought about it.” 

“I just wonder what the point is sometimes. What’s stopping me from going off the rails and making this sage grouse look completely absurd? Why don’t I just give it demon eyes and ridiculous inflatable chest balloons? Who cares? What difference does it make?”

“Aw, come on, don’t talk like that.”

“Why not? Seriously, I’m going to do it. See if anyone stops me. Bet you they won’t.”

OMG! See, female Turians can haz boobs!

I shall hide now. My own brain hurts and now i don’t know if I can finish Nyreen at all now…

@masseffect Nyreen test cast. The jaw still needs to be freed but yay! The thickness of the latex over the nose and brow ridge mean she holds hape even over my pointy nose! You can see how far her lower face sticks out though.

I’ll be resculpting the mandibles as they are a tad too wide (by barely 3mm) on the under side and the pointy ends are about 5mm too long. Looks fine with a cut edge but it looks better with a molded edge.

So, very hapy with how she is going:)

Sorry the mirror has paint on it and my workroom is cluttered. Play spot the past project in the background though 😉 Asari head butts lined up….

@masseffect Nyreen is free! The molds are all good except for a small gap on the inner jaw, and some clay stuck in her lower lip area. Which I knew would be a possibility when I decided to make a shallow lip. I can at least fill in the gap as it is a waisted hole so when I fill it the plaster won’t come out, which does happen if you have a smooth bubble shape.

So much clay to clean out though…. the mandibles came out clean so I was able to test one on my face. Good proportions, now to see how it works in latex. I’ll clean the molds today and slush some latex in tonight. I have some thickened stuff left and lots of paint to slush some grey latex.

So my photo of her front on didn’t actually happen, yay camera phone for randomly not working!

You can see how I built up the back of the head a bit, once molded I’ll put a thin layer over that to create the ridges as a separate piece.

Pretty happy with this. You may be able to spot some other changes to proportions. Those wings have been removed entirely and I was pleasantly surprised by how well they matched just by eye. I do test for symmetry regularly but also as an organic form some asymmetry helps keep it looking real. But you need to find that balance between being real and being lazy 😉

Stalled Nyreen

But not for long hopefully 🙂 GP visit in t minus 30 minutes to hopefully get all the sprays for up my nose (we’ve thrown three lots of antibiotics- giggle.. antibiotics…) steroids and all the NSAIDs. And nasal wash. You know the thing that feels like like swimming and breathing in water….

Anyway. I have ultracal! Yay! but I need to remember how I worked to make neat molds for Shaak Ti as I want these babies to look good.

Right, 20mins now.