When cosplayer Tabitha Lyons became Kitiara from Dragonlance, she really stepped into the role. Lyons worked with Artyfakes Action-Props to not only create Kitiara’s armor but also her dragon companion. Yes, you read that correctly: they built the blue dragon Skie. Tons of time and materials went into the costume and creature and Artyfakes documented the build on their Facebook page and in a series of fascinating videos. You can check out the first installment below.
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