If you flip through Morelia Cosplay’s portfolio, you’ll see more than a few builds featuring armor. However, her World of Warcraft Kael’thas Sunstrider might be the biggest armor-based costume she’s tackled. It features bulky leg and arm pieces, a tall helm, and sweeping shoulder wings/pauldrons. She said the armor wasn’t particularly heavy to wear, but it was awkward to move around in and difficult to fit into a single photo frame. Morelia used lots of EVA foam for the build, assembled the scale mail layers by hand, and crafted the decorations on top of the pauldrons. It looks like an intense process. You can see a couple of in-progress pics below.
See more photos of the making of the costume at Facebook.