Last Updated: 03-09-2010
Made for MarsCon's costume demo panel: Creating the Wraith Queen.
This costume frightened and enthralled small children. One little girl was so interested that she wanted to sit next to me -- but not too close! She would whisper, loudly "Daddy! The wraith is right behind you! She's gonna getcha!"
And she wanted to take a picture, but also didn't want to be within grabbing distance. "Daddy, you take a picture with the wraith first, then I will."
This design is a composite of various Wraith queens throughout the series... mostly Tayla and her adversary in s5: "The Queen", with a little bit of the beheaded 7th queen.
The underdress we had semi-sheer black, so as to minimize the amount of skin we would have to cover in green. We chose a metallic vinyl for the overcoat, and used the "wrong" side of some gold fabric for the underskirt. The effect gives the black leather, industrial look the Wraiths favor, without being any specific character.
The facial prosthetic is latex, molded to give extra cheekbones, brows, and the trademark wraith cheek tear-ducts. The color is basic costume green, and the shiny is K-Y Jelly.
We did custom teeth, red eyes, long white fingernails, and put mouths on the hands.
We plan to add a chin prosthetic, tighten up the corset, make the nails a deeper green, and come up with a more realistic feeding hand in time for CONvergence in July.
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