Gate - Rory Mercury- ALA 2016

Rory got onto my waifu list pretty much IMMEDIATELY after I watched Gate. She's painfully hot. I badgered Jane for pretty much forever to cosplay her.

Dreams come true. 



I cut out the base from PVC foam with Jane's help. 

Glued the base to a curtain rod

Carved the back piece using a belt sander.

Made the top fork with 1 piece of PVC foam carved to shape using a belt sander.

The blunt endge was left flat to make way for the ribbing that would support the blade bevel

Closed up the bevel.


Glued on the details and added Bondo to the seams.

Painted using spray paint. Jane actually corrected me that the top fork was purple. Oops.

Debuted at ALA 2016!

League of Legends - Nidalee - Fanime 2015

I'll be perfectly honest. I can't hit javelins at all as Nid. Not even in ARAM. I'm sorry.

Despite that I cosplayed her, because why not. I've worked my body at the gym might as well use it. AND I MADE GAREN WHICH WAS UNCOMFORTABLE SO I DESERVE SOMETHING COMFY.

In any case I enlisted some help designing the costume.

Lan's concept

Chuwei's concept

I wound up using bits and pieces from both as well as my own concepts.

First bit was to pattern the javelin from the in game model.

Blow it up to the right size.

I used 3 pieces of plywood stacked together and ground down to make the shaft. I went for a wild feel so it's not even close to cylindrical or even.

I drafted a pattern for the head.

Using PVC I built the skeleton.

Then made a skin of PVC around it.

Cut a pattern for the detailing

Glued to the skin of the javelin head.

Added trim.

Added posts for the teeth/bones and cleaned up with Bondo.

Made the teeth/bones from foam and Apoxie Sculpt.

Drilled a hole to allow them to be used like beads.

Added electrical tape and weathered.

Painted javelin head and stained shaft.

Added bones.

Debuted at Fanime 2015.

Photo by Tiffany

Photo by BigWhiteBazooka

Photo by Somatic Studios 

League of Legends - Katarina (Twist of Fate Cinematic) - Fanime 2015

On a whim I asked Jane to be the Katarina to my Garen. I honestly didn't expect her to say yes. In fact for the first month of the project I thought she was pulling my leg, so when she showed up to the shop to get some work done on the weapons I was a bit in shock.

Here are the references.

Before she showed up I gave her some prep work for patterning. Hopefully if folks read the document they'll get a better understanding of how this whole build will go.

Check it out here! 

Part of the prep was for Jane to draft out a pattern. She did so prior to arrival.


The blades were cut from plywood using a bandsaw.

The wood was then treated with Bondo auto body filler in order to have a smooth surface for the detailing to rest on, and for paint to be laid on top of. Finally the PVC foam for the blade bevels was glued as well.

Beveled the edges of the PVC foam with an angle grinder. Far right blade is beveled. Rest are not.

Added hand guards using 6mm PVC. They would slide neatly onto the dagger prior to us finishing the handle.

Cut out all of the little detail bits using a scroll saw.

Armor was made using PVC foam and 3D stickers. I only instructed Jane on how to do this, otherwise this was all her.

Debuted at Fanime 2015 alongside Garen.