Sylvanas on Tour
Fanart version of Sylvanas from World of Warcraft.
Original drawing by: https://twitter.com/raspbearyart
I saw this fanart on twitter and I just had to make it, even though I don’t like Sylvanas (this was before she burned down Teldrassil)
I wanted to make this as a quick, small project, so I bought a jacket and used as a base. I also wanted to have the guitar actually work, so I used a real electric guitar and modded it – it’s fully functioning!
I’ll go through my work process here – hopefully it helps you in a similar cosplay
The first thing I made was the “bra”. I know lots of people do stuff with big plastic balls etc, but for reasons I don’t – I don’t feel I get good support, nor have I found any balls the right side, nor is my chest round like a foot ball. So instead, I bought a cheap H&M bra and used as the base for my chest plate.
I cut off the straps with enough length to spare to make loops. Later I’m adding transparent straps instead.
3mm EVA foam, cosplayflex and filler on bra – the original closure is staying as it was, the foam will get some velcro. It’ll be two separate closures – one for structure, one for aesthetics.
Looots of sanding in progress…
I added the rest of the details (runes and border) with 2mm craft foam. Then I used wood glue as primer on everything (and an unfinished project sneaked into this photo).
I really hate body paint. And I also dislike the very solid colour of normal bodysuit. So I bought some white 4-way stretch mesh fabric and dyed it blue’ish purple – it took a few tries to get the colour right. I used some ancient fabric colours my mom had in the attic. Probably as old as I am…
I bought proper dye for the shorts – Dylon brand in the colour Violet.
Close enough in colour to the chest plate. Notice how it doesn’t dye synthetic fibres (threads)
I bought this guitar used for cheap and took it apart for painting. It was kinda nerve wrecking, since I didn’t wanna ruin it and I know nothing about guitars.
I started off by sanding it down as much as I could, so the paint would better stick to it.
Then I spray painted it with Motip purple metallic auto spray paint.
And the neck got a warm white coloured spray paint (the bits that shouldn’t be coloured are covered with tape)
I mostly put it together after spray painting. Looks pretty good already, but needs more details!
I used foamboard to get the shape of the top right. One layer on each side (purple) and then the white borders on top.
I made a piece that fits the contour on the guitar where the rib cage will go. I stitched through the Worbla’s meshed art to get the velcro to stay in place (I also glued it at the sides)
Then I got started on the “rib cage” part of it. I used thick steel wire and covered the wire with polymorph beads.
Finished before painting
Last few details were made with Worbla.
And here’s the finished guitar!
Last thing I needed to do was make the ears. I used 5mm EVA foam and shaped it with my wannabe-dremel. I made them to sit behind my ears, but it didn’t work that well, and I ended up adding hair pins and pinning them into my hair (I’m wearing a hood, so you don’t see the attachment)
Airbrushed them and made some earrings. And that was the last step!