Prince Zuko's royal armor, worn on ceremonial occasions during his stay in the Fire Nation early in Book 3.
Everything you see was handmade. I started with some natural undyed leather and white silk. The flame details were stamped into every square inch of the armor, taking about 14 hours. The studs covering the brigandine took about the same amount of time to set, using pliers. The armor was soaked in warm water, shaped to my body, and baked at 180 °F to harden it. It is real, functional, historically authentic leather armor.
Best Choreography, Master division, Chicon 7.
'Nailed It', Master division workmanship, Chicon 7. [given for attention to detail and accuracy of the recreation.]
Hall Costume Award, Orycon 34.
Greater Portland Area Costumers Guild hall costume award, Orycon 34.