Completed for competition at CONvergence 07, in July.
The base garment of the bodysuit (really a shirt and pants, for ease of getting in and out of) is pleather. A very nice two-way stretch pleather. The straps are trimmed in bias tape on one side only, with real metal studs. The large rings are purse handles, smoothed out with paperclay, while the small ones are wooden. The elbow and knee "pads" or armor are Sculpey, baked on a dimensional frame so they have the right shape.
The pink arm and leg bands were made out of vinyl. Five per arm, six per leg. All of them except for the ankle straps have faux buckles, 1.5" D-rings turned so that the round part is inside the strap. It was a long, painful process sewing them all together and then hand-stitching them to the bodysuit. Only the wrist and ankle straps are functional, to close the sleeves and pant legs over the gloves and boots respectively.
The hat is made of newspaper (!), Rigidwrap, and a combination of fabric and clay for the detailing. I made a cast of my head out of Rigidwrap so it would have a sturdy base, built the shape out of newspaper, and layered Rigidwrap over the top. The ridges are sculpted right onto the plaster out of Hearty clay, but the black part is fabric hot-glued on top. The crest is paperclay, attached later, and I must thank khenemetset for the resin pentacle.
The staff was done the same as the hat, with newspaper, Rigidwrap, and Hearty clay. It is wired to light up, with a switch on the back side to turn it on and off. There are LED lights inside the orb so it glows blue.
Everything on the costume was done by me, except the purchased boots and the pentacle. That includes the wig, which had extensions added in to tease into the big POOF.
Best in Class - Journeyman, CONvergence 07