Feralheart Druid

This is one of my all-time favourite cosplays! In a way, it’s simple, because it has no lights or special effects like my previous druid sets, but I feel that all the colours and shades make it come to life anyways. Here’s how I made it.

I was actually stuck in a creative slump when I started this project. Initially, I just wanted to make the shoulders, because I liked the birds and I wanted to try to make them, so that’s where I started.

I cut the body of the birds from XPS (isolation) foam. The bellies are white, because my foam wasn’t quite thick enough, and I used foam clay rather than glueing on another layer of XPS foam. The wings are made from 3mm EVA foam and there’s a steel wire at the top of each wing to help keep the shape, covered with foam clay to give it some body.

I covered both of the birds in cosplayflex, which I sanded and then primed with Flexbond 

Next I primed the birds with black and gold – the gold only on areas where it’s needed.

I used painter’s tape to cover the areas I wanted to keep gold while airbrushing the rest

As you can see, the base for the shoulders turned out quite huge. I returned to them later during my work and redid them.

The new shoulders were quite a lot smaller. Made of foam and cosplayflex.

The birds are detatchable with small “sticks” that stick ouf of the base and go into the bird. I also added magnets to help keep them in place.

The new shoulders were quite a lot smaller. Made of foam and cosplayflex.

The birds are detatchable with small “sticks” that stick ouf of the base and go into the bird. I also added magnets to help keep them in place.

Next I started working on the top. I used a bright blue pleather. The pattern was made with the ceran wrap and duct tape technique.

I made the “eyes” from gold and white pleather, the white one I airbrushed to make them look like glowy eyes.

I added gold borders as well and stitched everything in place. The back of this piece is just elastic straps to hold it tight while maintaining flexibility. The back is covered by the vest and isn’t visible.

I made the “eyes” from gold and white pleather, the white one I airbrushed to make them look like glowy eyes.