I started work on this Leliana costume in the summer of 2014, shortly before Dragon Age Inquisition was released. At the time she was the most complex costume that I tackled. Through this costume and the Dragon Age fan community I have met a number of wonderful people. After two years of great convention experiences, I … More Leliana, Spymaster of the Inquisition (Dragon Age Cosplay Gallery)
This is going to be the longest of the 2016 #SewingTop5 posts. When I reflect, it is like holding two mirrors up to each other — the thoughts bounce back and forth to infinity. 1. A Year Without [new] Cosplay To break the cycle of stress and and creative constipation, I resolved to not make … More Top 5 Sewing Reflections of 2016
I consider myself a highly competent seamstress. But a prop-maker or armor-smith? Not so much. Leliana is the first costume I’ve wanted to make that required armor. A cosplay panel at ECCC with Yaya Han helped to dispel the mysticism of cosplay armor (until that day I had never heard of worbla), but I was still intimidated by the material. My friend … More Leliana’s Leg Armor – Working with Worbla
Now that I have started playing Dragon Age Inquisition, I know that Leliana occupies her time behind the scenes with secrets and agents. She does get to join a few missions and I recently played through “In Hushed Whispers” quest which Bioware featured last summer in game-play demos. Even if her bow is used infrequently in … More Leliana’s Bow – my first prop!
N7: shorthand for the Normandy ship in the Mass Effect video game series. Geek holidays are cropping up everywhere. Examples: March 14 is Pi day (3.14). May 4 is Star Wars Day, on which everyone declares “May The Fourth Be With You!” N7: November 7 – Mass Effect Day (or more broadly, BioWare Day on … More Happy N7 Day!
I had hoped to have a completed coat of armor done last weekend, but this garment is proving to be more time consuming than I thought. Let me show you what I have so far and walk you through my process for getting here. Garment Shape and Structure It is highly likely Bioware will release … More Leliana’s Coat of Leather & Mail – Cosplay WIP
The first step of my cosplay process is breaking down the costume into recognizable and manageable components. Let’s take a look at Leliana from Dragon Age: Inquisition. … More Leliana’s Costume Breakdown
Convention season roll on and with PAX Prime fast approaching it is time to start sewing. As if on cue, Bioware announces the Dragon Age Inquisition character I have been waiting for: Leliana. … More Cosplay Quest: Leliana of Dragon Age Inquisition