Gamescom just took place last weekend in Germany, and Liika Cosplay, also known as Sandra, built a Diablo III Crusader costume for the event. The finished cosplay looks like it’s a screencap from the game. And it’s not a surprise. If you flip through her Facebook album of in progress photos, you can see just how much work she put into the costume. She started working on the elaborate armor on April 5 and began by making the shield. She said:
“I started to work on the shield of my Crusader from Diablo. It’s about 1,20m x 0,80m tall and made out of Plastazote. A really important step is to make a good pattern! You can avoid mistakes and do not waist expensive material. I make my pattern Usually out of old newspaper, for details I use tape (you can see it on the photos). As I started with my first costume, I drew everything directly on craft foam, cut it out and so I wasted a lot of it. Now this step sometimes takes hours! Often I make 3-4 patterns until I’m absolutely satisfied.”
Be sure to look at how the Crusader costume came together on Facebook.
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