Series: Dragon Age II
Character: Marian Hawke
Version: Mage/Champion's Armor
Debuted At: Phoenix ComiCon 2011, San Deigo Comic Con 2011, PAX East 2012
PCC 2011 Masquerade "Best in Novice"
SDCC 2011 Bioware Cosplay Competition "Best Craftsmanship"
SDCC 2011 Bioware PopChips Sponsor "Best Group"
Details: This costume was quite intense. I made the belt from some heavy chipboard supporting suede fabric and then 'stitched' it with 3D fabric paint. Fur trim was added, and then I weathered the suede. The buckle (and thigh buckle) was molded from sculpy, baked and painted. The tunic was a large dress that I altered. It was painted and weathered. I used a knit sweater for the chain mail, spraying it silver and attaching only the sleeves to the tunic.
All of the armor was drawn out and stenciled by me before cutting it all from craft foam. It was sealed with mod podge, painted, textured, and shaped with heat. The elbow and shoulder armor is attached to knee pads. All the armor has more suede padding, that is hand 'stitched' just like the belt. I bought the fur collar. Finally, my Parthalon staff is made from a real tree branch, with a craft foam sword (reinforced with dowels) and a garden light, that collects UVs and lights up. The branches around the light are fake branches from a plastic plant. And the rivets on the wood were made with hot glue.
You can find a tutorial for all the armor in this costume here. And in the tutorials page you can find a link to the template's of the gauntlet.