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Deathwing the Destroyer by OrangeMoose Deathwing the Destroyer by OrangeMoose
My husband as Deathwing from World of Warcraft. He took home third place at Blizzcon 2011 in the costume contest. Costume made by me and my husband.

Materials: Leather, foam mats, styrofoam, papermache, paperclay, and wonderflex.

For WIP information and images, see this article [link]

For a tutorial on how to make your own Deathwing Jaw, click [link]

Photo by Mr. Muggles [link]
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Xarozzen Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Artist
OMG!!!!! This costume is legendary!!! To me anyway. I cannot believe I finally found a way to talk to you guys. Thanks to you guys and your amazing costume, I was inspired to make a Deathwing costume. Literally, this is the costume I have been using as a reference. I was going for the Lich King, but after I saw this, I HAD to make it (though the Lich King armor is still in my sights ;) )!!!!!! I just want to thank you for being my inspiration. Also, where did you start? Other than research and measurements? Like, what was the first piece that you decided to make?
OrangeMoose Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Hi there! Thanks so much for your lovely comment. It had me smiling the whole time I was reading it, haha. I would love to see your costume if you have any pictures! The very first piece we tackled was the tabard flap things (loincloth and buttflap lol). Then I spent time doing the leather scales that were sewn on. The last piece was done litterally the day before Blizzcon, which was the leg armor XD. We spent the night in the hotel room sewing velcro onto black pants to attach the leg plates to. That was a very stressful night x.x My FAVORITE part was probably carving the shoulders. There's just something magical about sitting in a hot garage on a summer's day, listening to an audiobook, and carving foam XD XD XD. My neighbors thought I was crazy...some eventually got curious and ventured over to ask what I was up to, haha. :)
Xarozzen Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Artist
OMG! I am excited you replied! That's so cool. I have watched the Youtube videos of the costume at Blizzcon a couple of times and I just marvel every time I see it. That's so cool. I like that neighbors think the art process is crazy. Lol! That's partly what makes it fun! I am an artist so I LOVE doing stuff like this. I have never been to any conventions of any sort and this costume is a fun challenge. I plan on entering in the costume contest for fun with Deathwing as well. I will definitely get you some pictures when it is finished. How could I not when my inspiration comes from you guys. Haha! Thank you for your feedback. It means a lot to me. If I have any more questions I will definitely be asking you. Thank you again for your time! ^.^
OrangeMoose Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
No problem! Good luck and, most importantly, have fun! =)
Zorathetwilightdrake Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It must have taken a really long time to make that costume! And put it, and the make-up, on!
You really deserved that third place!
OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Haha, thank you. I appreciate your enthusiasm. ^.^
cabooseroolz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bad... fucking... ASS!! WHOO! Best Deathwing costume I've ever seen!
Actually it's the only Deathwing costume I've seen. Whatever, still badass.
OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Haha! XD Thanks!
Imriel87 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very good job to both of you!!! It's hard to make such a costume, and you did it great!
OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you so much!

You make a great Arthas! =3
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