Alexstrasza is the Queen of Dragons, and she has some eye-catching armor. It’s skimpy like many ensembles in World of Warcraft, but it still took craftsmanship to create. Oshley Cosplay spent about four months recreating Alexstrasza’s costume; she loves the character and her armor. She used several different materials in construction, including Friendly Plastic for the trinkets dangling from the horns:
The first attempt I tried forming the clay in the shape I wanted and then forming the Friendly Plastic over the lumps of clay but it did not create the distinct lines and shape that I wanted so I was hesitant to continue working with those pieces. I also did not have a very good in-game reference image to work from so the design wasn’t spot on either. Merp.
My second try went a. lot. better. Instead of shaping the clay to my desired shape I only used the clay as an oval base. All the designs and lumps were formed by hand, rolling the hot plastic on the non-stick surface I was working on. I used a closer in-game image of the bobble, as well as Kamui Cosplay’s design as a reference. The Friendly Plastic by itself is not nice to paint so I primed it first with a few layers of gesso before laying down a few gold layers.
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