That is just amazing!
That looks awesome. I would be interested in how it works in a real cosplay if it is also worn.
It reminds me of Drax haha Nice transmog cosplay!
and to think..hollywood movies like warcraft cost 100's of millions of dollars, and yet indepdenant artists/cosplayers make stuff like this just because they can and love to do it. Never understood why video game movies cant bring in real fans/talent to do costumes and stuff, instead we got the barely passable stormwind guards and low quality swords and shields etc. Imagine if this guy had a full team behind him. And the cost of making the movie would go way down...and quality way up. Its win win. I think they need to take a serious look at professional cosplayers and artists like this when doing movies like warcraft.
It would be cool if this and the working weapon someone else made came together to create the ultimate Bolvar.
Thanks for the article dear Wowhead <3Hartigan AKA Drax.
Drax the fordragon
They should team up with KamuiCosplay, the person who made that amazing hammer :"D
Is it me or is Bolivar looking a bit like Dave Bautista
Yesterday the hammer, today the 3rd Lich king. Wow, it reminds me of the qualiity for the WoD Grommash costume.Makes me wonder if any of these pro costume makers are trying to design Nightborne elf cosplays. Elisande or one of her other dungeon boss lackeys.
I'm kinda curious how does that guy keep these BIG pauldrons from falling off. Some hidden latches? Or are they rigidly attached to shoulders?
funny how it took hundreds of hours and artistic skill to make the body and shoulders etc but one of the simpler jobs of getting that little bit of smoke coming out is what really sets it over the top as far as amazing goes. like without it you have an amazing statue but with it, it looks alive.
This is starting to get ridiculous. Cosplaying is looking more and more fantastic every year. This is better than the in-game model, omg. Amazing, absolutely amazing.
Cosplayer here: There are a few challenges here. I totally agree that it would be great if our favorite movies could have that level of attention to detail, but in the case of movies, it definitely comes down to one thing: Money. It'd be too expensive.As others have mentioned, these costumes aren't typically built to wear for a full day's wear. For movies, your costume department is trying to make many, many identical copies for each character within a tight budget. You can have 2/3: Cheap, Fast, or Good. For a tight movie production schedule, you need fast. Studios want cheap. That usually sacrifices quality. It's not a secret with many of the armor-specializing cosplayers that they learned many of their tricks directly from movie industry people. Check out EvilTed's YT for videos on techniques that go back 40+ years. Most of your foam cosplayers learned from him& people like him. Heck, you can take classes with the Stan Winston school online now.Anyway, movie work is union work and even cosplayers deserve a fair wage. It wouldn't be cheaper at all to hire a hobbyist to do it. It'd be the same hourly rate, and more expensive in the end for the extra hours for that level of detail. I think it's harmful to artists to assume that hobbyists would be cheaper than professionals. It's art, and good art costs money, no matter who makes it. Too many people undervalue the time and effort that goes into this sort of thing. When you have costume guild people making those SW guard helmets, they don't necessarily have less passion for it. They are most likely under a time crunch to make as many as possible as fast as possible. Given the time and paid hours, I'm confident they could make something fans would like more. That's on the studio& producers, TBH
Now ask to borrow the mace that the French chick made in the other wowhead post and we are set split the winnings at blizz con.
This is part of what made me fall in love with WoW right there, the community and its fan creations. Long before I actually picked the game up myself, I could spend hours being blown away by fan creations, sketches, drawings, cartoons, painting, cosplay, machinima. :)