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Unread 05-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Thresh from League of Legends

I realize Thresh is one of the newer champions, so opportunities for cosplay haven't been much. I haven't been able to find a single completed Thresh cosplay anywhere on the internet. His costume does seem fairly complicated, but I'm really excited to give it a shot and make it look really good.
Here is a picture of the lovely chain warden:


And here is his model:


So far, I've only brainstormed ideas. I know how difficult it is to make a realistic floating skull head surrounded by flames, so I was thinking it would turn out more like this:


With the skull like a mask sitting atop the head, except I'd like it covering my eyes as well. I was considering painting around my eyes with very bright green glowing face-paint and glitter, maybe some dark liner, and purchasing contacts like these:

For the startling, glowing eye effect.

As for the flames, I was thinking of using silk flames colored like his and blown by a small battery-operated fan hidden in the collar. They have a lot of Halloween and decorative braziers done like this:



For the collar, I was considering being really "creative" and using a deep, plastic umbrella for the base, which I would cut and paint and decorate and probably cover with the same fabric the coat is made out of.


As for the bones, spiked gauntlets, lantern, chain, and scythe, I think I'll worry about those after getting the head-piece situated. I realize they would require a lot of sculpting and such, so I plan to read up on tutorials. Please link me to any and/or share your ideas and tell me what you think of mine.

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Unread 05-09-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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The umbrella idea for the collar might work tho u may want to go with some wires in there for more help along w interfacing. As far as the mask, I recommend not covering your eyes, it will kill the look of a humanoid versions personally, but if you go this route, build it to fit your face. Use plaster bandages to make a mold of how far u want to go down on your face area (mchaels sells the wrap you need and then put vasaline over and "hairy" areas and don't get too close to the eyes). Then using more plaster and paperclay, create the shape of the skull. As far as the eye makeup, it depends if you put the plastic over the eyes like the reference has. But I will tell u that it is rare to find a makeup that will "glow" brightly in daylight. If u want a look like that it will work to find a uv makeup that u could wear at night.... And a glitter might b a tiny but tacky tho but you would have to play w it. It also looks like the humanoid ref is a gray color so u might look into painting your body/face&body suit. Def wear eyeliner! It'll pop the look of the contacts out!
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Unread 05-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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I love Thresh! He's so much fun to play >.<
I am actually working on a cosplay of him too.
Here's what I have so far:
Face/mask thing> http://frekki.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/thresh-mask/
Gloves> http://frekki.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/thresh-gloves/

Can't wait to see what other Thresh cosplayers come up with
I think incorporating lights would be a nice touch, but its not something I know much about, although I think it would work out way better than glow in the dark anything.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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I'm also currently planning a Thresh cosplay.

The only Images I've seen have used his "face" as a mask with fake flames moving around it. These flames have either been stationary or moving using a series of fans in the collar to move them.

This does work but I feel it shrinks his total body size too much.

He's a beast when played correctly and I feel as though my cosplay will portray him as the insane champion we all know and love.

Differing from yours I'm going to be doing my cosplay with the "Championship Thresh" skin.

I started talking about his head and body size which I think make or break his image. In my opinion this is the best way to go about it; floating head. You see how his shoulders and collar are quite high compared to a normal person?


Pump up your shoulders 4" and the entire collar as well. Make a sculpt of his head and raise it up using coat hanger pieces. Using a stretchy material (similar to that used in "scary movie"/grim reaper costumes) where you can see out but not in, stretch and glue it around the inside of the collar and paint with aerosol cloth dye. Since his head and collar are now 4" higher, when wearing the torso you will be able to see directly under his chin. With all painting completed you should end up with a very nice transition making your cosplay look more like the in-game model.

When the model render is released I will start my drawings and scaling. Hopefully you continue your project as I look forward to tossing ideas/tips/tricks back and forth.

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