The Beginnings

I have seen many blogs and posts in forums about different ways to build costumes for different Cons. I thought, I can do that! So I decided to build a few costumes this year and wanted to post a how-to. I’m by no means saying that my way is better, but I find that as many sources as possible when constructing these costumes and props helps. The first costume I have been working on is the Female Hawke Mage armor from Dragon Age II. I will be posting photos and steps to building the costume and props associated with it as I finish the pieces. 

For those of you who don’t know which costume I am talking about here is a link. 

I would like to preface that I not an expert at all. I am just someone who loves playing video games and likes to build things. To prove that I’m serious, here is the first part of the costume that I have tackled. The claws gauntlet. I constructed them from Sintra (pvc foam). It’s the cheapest material I have found that is the easiest to work with for this armor. They aren’t painted yet. Feel free to post comments with questions or thoughts. You can also shoot me an email at