World of Warcraft
Last Updated: 03-30-2011
I don't play WoW, but one of my friends was going to Megacon as a worgen and she wanted me to group with her. I didn't really want to since I know pretty much nothing about the game, but she showed me a draenei and they're pretty cool so I agreed lol.
For the draenei hooves I drew up my own blueprints and essentially bought a pair of heels from my local Salvation Army thrift store (they were only around $8), sawed the heel off, and drilled a block of wood on the bottom of the shoe. I covered it all with a stocking to hide the shoe and create a nice thin, realistic looking silhouette.
I thought they were very easy to walk in, but I let a couple of my friends try them on and they said it was nearly impossible to balance. If you plan on making shoes like this without any sort of support running down the heel, practice walking in them at least 3 hours straight every now and then to make sure you're able to walk! That way, there's still time to edit them before the big day.
For my body paint, I decided to try Snazaroo face paints. I was recommended to use Ben Nye, Mehron, or Reel colors, but I read a couple times that Snazaroo was a decent paint and that it was sold at most craft stores. I decided to check my nearby craft store and there it was, so I bought a small kit and tested it out. It was pretty durable- it didn't rub off easily or crack, so I decided I'd just go with it for now. I'll have some updates on the paint.
For my horns, I needed to make large horns, yet they needed to be lightweight. I used foil as a skeleton for each horn (it took a few tries to get it in a decent shape lol) and then covered each skeleton with crayola model magic. Model magic was suggested to me because it's very lightweight, and boy was it true. The horns are absolutely huge, but they weigh virtually nothing. The downside is that they feel super delicate. I put around 3-4 coats of acrylic paint to try and create a shell but they still feel a bit delicate.
For my stockings, it was somewhat impossible to find them in the turquoise color I purchased in body paint, so I had to airbrush them myself. I tried dipping them in paint and laying them to dry, but it was horrible and didnt work at all.
For the tail, I purchased some foam (the kind they use in couch cushions) from walmart. It comes in a pack with 2 2-inch thick slabs for around $6. I cut out an equal amount of each slab out and glued them together (to make a 4" thick slab) and then drew out the tail's shape. I 'sculpted' the foam using scissors.
And finally, my contacts were purchased from Coastal Contacts! It's an online store that requires a prescription, but it's nice because they were able to put power into the lenses so I don't have to wear glasses too x_x
Here are the kind I bought:
If you have any further questions, feel free to ask (:
See the costume in action thanks to acksonl (:
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