This past weekend, I had a MAJOR wake up call: DragonCon 2015 is less than 70 days away.
Most of you are probably thinking, “PFF, 70 days? So what?”
As a cosplayer working with limited time, to me this translates into “10 weekends.” Thats right folks, only 20 full days left for me to complete the Akkhan Crusader costume. At least I’ve always been the type who works best under pressure!
I thought it was about time I post up a bit of the progress so far, so here goes! A sampling of the Crusader gear I have so far. I’ll start with an inspiration photo in case you are not familiar with the Crusader set “Armor of Akkhan” from Diablo 3:
Most of these pieces are made with worbla thermoplastic sheets (which I get from CosplaySupplies.com!). The exception is the pauldrons, which are made from EVA and expanding foam and paper clay… mostly. They have been my biggest challenge thus far, and still need a LOT of work before I can even begin painting. Check out the progress so far below!
Check out my Facebook page for more photos and up-to-the-weekend progress shots!