Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 3

Becoming Lord Elrond by Durrilion With all the construction finally completed, I went to a friend for help with hair and makeup.  As she labored on my hair, and the wig, as well as the makeup, I ceased to be Durrilion the Freelance Writer and became Durrilion the Cosplayer. As she pulled, twisted, and pinned my own hair, I tried not to wince.  Every now and again it was painful….

Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 2

  The Struggle to become Lord Elrond By Durrilion It took a lot of time to gather all the components of what would eventually be my version of Lord Elrond.  I needed the pattern, fabric, thread, paint, and lots of patience! With my awesome pattern in hand I went to work on the first layer.  My fabric choice for this one was a medium weight upholstery cotton brocade in a…

Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 1

Formulating the Idea by Durrilion Since I was a child I have always loved costumes.  My personal favorites often seem to reflect historical and/or fantastical themes. In my 20’s I joined the Society for Creative Anachronism which provided opportunities to wear Medieval style clothing. Several years later I became friends with people in Amtgard, an organization that allowed more fantasy elements in one’s character and wardrobe.  Thanks to my friends…