I am not the model of this costume, obviously, instead it's my wife who is wearing the armor, but i made this piece over the course of around 6 months, hence why i am showing my work.
the costume is a Sister of Battle from Warhammer 40k, the Sisters, also known as the Adepta Sororitas, are a female only force of warriors who specialize in combat involving power armor and heat based weaponry.
They are also known for their devout piety towards their lord The God Emperor of Mankind.
My motivation for doing this costume; love of the Warhammer universe, and Primarily a test of my skills and a step towards a portfolio piece in my pursuit of a career.
Also representation of a group of competent female warriors who wear more than a chainmail bikini, and earning kudos points with my wife, of course ;) as shes quite the fan of them.
GenCon 2009 1st place Game and Media Category