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Morrigan, witch of the Wilds by Ayanna-Workshop Morrigan, witch of the Wilds by Ayanna-Workshop
Morrigan is a character I hold dear since I played Dragon Age Origins.
I wanted to make her cosplay for almost two years but I didn't think I'd be able to do justice to her. She's so strong, mysterious, wild and beautiful...!
I really love this kind of character, making and wearing this costume made me wishing to stop "cute" characters... I want only baddass lady now ! :D
I'm so happy I finally did it ! I love her even more now, and I can't wait to improve my costume and wear it again ! (with a new glove, and some improvements ! :p)

Picture by Wenbin.


:star: (some) Costume details :

:bulletblue: As the artworks and game screenshot look quite different, I had to pick one. I decided to go for the artworks, since if match the image of Morrigan I have better : darker, mysterious, wild and kinda emaciated. In the end, I also added some details of the game (gold lenses for a wild look) and used back screenshot for the skirt as no artwork shows the back of it ! > _ <
I put much effort into small details making and into material chosing. That was the first time I used things like leather, feathers, and that was also my first time with this kind of cosplay : messy, but detailed. I hope I did well ! I'm quite happy with the global result but I still have things to improve and add to be 100% satisfied ! :3


:bulletred: The burgundy top is made in one piece. I really wanted to avoid to have visible seams, and it was really hard to find the right shape ! I also wanted it to look like a draped top, fortunately, my fabric was just perfect for that ! I just tried it, put some pin to hold the pleats where I wanted them to be, handsewn them, tried my top again, added more pleats, etc... That was a really long process, but I'm really happy with the result !!!
:bulletred: the "big necklace" was entirely made with air drying clay. For the "long beads", I just made some kind of long rectangles with air drying clay, then I sanded them (with paper) to make them as clean and regular as possible and finally used a dremel to "dig" (not sure I can use this word in that context XD) the middle of each bead. Then I just painted them gold (with golden wax) and drybrushed them with black paint. The other beads are also hand made.
:bulletred: the belt is made out of two layers of brown leather I got from an old aviator leather jacket I bought in a second hand shop, then I added white fur (dyed beige with tea !).
:bulletred: The skirt was the funniest and longest piece to make ! At first, I made a "normal" skirt that was cut into 4 separated pieces, according at the reference pictures (that was hard to decide because artworks and game screens doesn't match at all ! but I initially decided I wanted to be closer to the artwork) and I put them together again using beige cotton thread. Then I hade to make something like... 30, 40 belts (only a few them were real belts) using different leather (black or brown, thick or thin...), and trying to make them fit nicely around the skirt, following the artworks and screenshots. I spent so much time on hesitating about the right place/length of EACH BELT ! XD Then I added some metal buckles (that I got on carboard filed, belts...) at (more or less) random spots. Then I tried to add some extra details (holes in some belts) and worked a bit on the colors using leather polish. (you can see full details on my dedicated tumblr post.)
:bulletred: trousers are made with black denim and I tried to make them "dirty" by adding painting, teared some parts of the fabric, and so on... I added a few leather straps but it still lacks details (and I want it MOOOORE dirty !)
:bulletred: The staff (that you cannot see here :p) was made using a wood stick, expansive foam, paper mache, air drying clay, and crystal resin. Check out my dedicated tumblr post . for more picture and details about it. ^^


If you have any further question, see more WIP picture on my FB page , or just ask ! :)


:bulletgreen: More pictures : :bulletgreen:

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Calssara Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I totally LOVE this on you *____*
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Ayanna-Workshop Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks a lot Bell !!! *_* you're so sweet !!
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