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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?
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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. :)
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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! ^.^
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
No problem! Good luck and, most importantly, have fun! =)
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ZoraTheTwilightDrake Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WoW! That is AWESOME! SUBURASHI!!
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!
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Haha, thank you. I appreciate your enthusiasm. ^.^
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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.
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Haha! XD Thanks!
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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!
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you so much!

You make a great Arthas! =3
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Imriel87 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank YOU so much!!! :3
Well, maybe one day we'll be able to do a photoshoot all together!! I hope to come to Blizzcon once!!
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Blizzcon is such a great experience. If you ever have the chance to go, take it!
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Imriel87 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'd love to, but it's on the other side of an ocean! I'll have to transport even my costume there, and my girlfriend's too XD
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Fiarrella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I think that this costume had to get first place. Your hubby makes for a perfect if slightly younger looking Deathwing :)
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Missfireandice Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist
It was funny when he said "I'm going to disney land" that was awesome!
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
XD
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Missfireandice Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist
I might go to blizzcon next year
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
It's a lot of fun!
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Missfireandice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist
his face! XD
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Contemplating doom and destruction! Srs bsns face!
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Missfireandice Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist
haha
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ccRask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Holy crap.... that's astounding. Well done both of you, I'm in awe
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Thank you very much!
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MalisVitterfolk Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw you guys at Blizzcon, definitely awesome and grats on 3rd place! I think I remember you from '09 too (I was the troll with the really long name/title :p ) I'll see if I can find the pics I took of you!
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Hey there! You were an amazing troll. Grats on placing in the voting contest. Love the pic they took of you, such a great and infectious smile! I also enjoyed looking through your gallery just now (loving the Tardis/Doctor art). XD Keep up the great work!
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MalisVitterfolk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thankies! I'll be doing Troll again next time but trying to decide if I want to go with Earthfury or Ten Storms (with a bit of a mix-up as I can't do those shoulders) and the High Warlord's Axe or maybe something different (as Sulfuras was so iconical I don't know if I can top that!)
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Yeah, everyone recognizes Sulfuras XD but it's nice to mix things up and make new weapons to add to your collection. I need to stop using the Golden Staff of the Sin'dorei and do something new if I make a new priest costume >.>
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MalisVitterfolk Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ended up making the Grand War Lord's Axe. I made the shaft longer to give it a more 'epic' feel and so it was easier to handle/find me in a crowd but all in all I was pleased with the end result. [link]

I think I'll wait and see what weapons come out in Mists as I really like the look of Tier 14 so might be making that for Blizzcon next year.
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Very cool! And practical =) Thanks for sharing.
Still not sure what I want to do next from WoW. The recolored T6 priest (white instead of blue) appeals to me, but I already made T6 and might get bored redoing it XD
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MalisVitterfolk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm considering the tier 14 shaman set now it is out! It looks really interesting and would translate well to cosplay. Just need a new weapon to go with it. I'm keeping my eyes out for a staff or mace that is simple but fun to make.
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Fosshape Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Pretty awesome....no doubt a lot of time and labor involved here....nice work.....enjoyed.
www.wonderflexworld.com
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OneBigNerd Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Whoa.....holy Great Ballz of FIRE!!! Fantastic job here.
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Thank you =D I appreciate your enthusiasm! XD
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Toboe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
He really did get into character O.o . I can feel the madness and anger "radiating" with the way he carries himself in that outfit XD
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aelita-tealeaf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
"IM GOIN TO DISNEYLAND!" :3 i was there, i saw this, it was amazing!!!!
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
XD We did end up going to Disneyland too! It was a great experience because of all the players who go to the park on Sunday. There was a lot of yelling between groups "For the Horde!" and "For the Alliance!" that day. So much fun!
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ShaylynB Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This was incredible. It was so well done and he was so in character it made me feel giddy, like a piece of the WoW universe was actually standing in front of me. Thanks, it made the experience very cool :) Oh, and you guys are such a cool couple!
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thank you, Shaylyn! Your comment means a lot. My husband is your typical awkward nerd, but when he was in costume he really got into character (evil glares, snarling, etc), which made a big difference, I think!

I enjoy your costumes, did you dress up this year?
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