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Wave Gotik Treffen

Wave Gotik Treffen … Are you familiar with this wonderful event?
Unfortunately, due to the busy schedule of work, I can never go there and every year I say “the next one will be the right year!”

This year, as always, during the Wave Gotik Treffen I was at home… but some small part of me was there!

In particular there were two of my headpieces:

The horns of Maleficent who had given with a giveaway.
To my great fortune had won Niha-Cèta,  of the band Other Day, that was in the Wave Gotik Treffen with my horns and you can see here in these photos!

11304351_856225944456528_1438289202_nNiha-Cèta at Wave Gotik Treffen 2015

Niha-Cèta and Mademoiselle Karma at Wave Gotik Treffen 2015

Thank you very very much! I am so proud to have been able to see this horns with such a splendid combination of clothes and makeup!

The second headgear, present at the Treffen, had instead been commissioned especially for the occasion by Zéphirin DJH Mandarin.


I worked in record time to finish this dragon (you can see my work in progress on tumblr) and I hope that Zéphirin DJH Mandarin was satisfied!

Zéphirin DJH Mandarin photo by Dark Lark

Zéphirin DJH Mandarin photo by PHRENETICA Photography & Design

Zéphirin DJH Mandarin photo by Ruffles & Steam

I was happy to see that has been worn during the parade at Viona’s Victorian Village!

Thank you very much to both, because at least this year a part of me was present at this wonderful event … and maybe next year …





Warhammer – scout marine’s armor

In 2011 I opened my shop on etsy, but at the beginning I don’t inserted warhammer’s armors that already was building.
I made my first photo shoot of armors (scout marine and adepta Sororitas) in early February of 2012, in the snow.
I do not recall ever having been so cold!
But it was worth it the photos were beautiful and when, after a little of hesitation, I put in my shop, had suffered from a large number of views!

It’s been over three years since then and I have received many orders for armors (warhammer and not).
By the time I changed all the materials, to look for a yield better.
At first, the base was in tatami, now is plastazote.
The covering, which was opaque, now is bright and shiny.
And in fact, covering the old photos, I can also be said to be much improved in carving.
You can see below the new armor model.
Unfortunately there was no snow and perhaps the photos are not as nice as the first but I guarantee you that the result is much better!

Now… someone would say to my boyfriend that I’m the cute with short hair?

Staff inspired by Skyrim’s Dragon priest staff


What happens when your sister asks you:
<< Please build me a long LARP stick!>>
and a friend, promptly, suggests as decoration on stick top the Skyrim’ s dragon?

I think… I’m trapped!

Obviously I had to make some changes, eliminating the curvature and changing the details because the weapon must be able to pass through security and be sturdy and able to fight.

Here you can see the project:

Today, the work of carving is at this point…

and after the craving, here is the color.
Gold, always to great effect!

And here there are some photos…

Now in my shop!

And if you are interested in a club like this but I would like identical to the original for a cosplay, do not hesitate to contact me!
I’ll be happy to work on your project … (even if you’re not my sister!)

From Sedlec with love…

Once upon a time, long ago (so long ago that almost do not remember) a little crafter went on vacation in the Czech republic.

The little crafter had returned home from that beautiful holiday full of good intentions to create many new things but did not know where to start.

Thus, the little crafter had asked the trust of the net and immediately so many people had come to express their opinion!


Eventually the majority had voted and had asked the small artisan to create a headpiece inspired by the magnificent Sedlec Ossuary.

You can see here the Sedlec Ossuary:

Tells the story: (from wikipedia)

In 1278, Henry, the abbot of the Cistercian monastery in Sedlec, was sent to the Holy Land by King Otakar II of Bohemia. He returned with him a small amount of earth he had removed from Golgotha and sprinkled it over the abbey cemetery. The word of this pious act soon spread and the cemetery in Sedlec became a desirable burial site throughout Central Europe.

In the mid 14th century, during the Black Death, and after the Hussite Wars in the early 15th century, many thousands were buried in the abbey cemetery, so it had to be greatly enlarged.

Around 1400, a Gothic church was built in the center of the cemetery with a vaulted upper level and a lower chapel to be used as an ossuary for the mass graves unearthed during construction, or simply slated for demolition to make room for new burials.

After 1511, the task of exhuming skeletons and stacking their bones in the chapel was given to a half-blind monk of the order.

Between 1703 and 1710, a new entrance was constructed to support the front wall, which was leaning outward, and the upper chapel was rebuilt. This work, in the Czech Baroque style, was designed by Jan Santini Aichel.

In 1870, František Rint, a woodcarver, was employed by the Schwarzenberg family to put the bone heaps into order, yielding a macabre result.

Inspired by the charm of the place the little crafter had made this sketch:

Sedlec 1

Now, after many many months, finally the little crafter has found time to finish this headpice!

Before, the little crafter carved in clay some parts with those made a cast of the headgear.


Then the little craft ran off the latex in the mold, and when it was dry, the colored and applied on a tiara adjustable leather … et voila!


Lightning’s armor from Final Fantasy XIII

Last year, a client asked me if it was possible to realize the armor of the character Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII.

The client was a guy and as a result he wanted armor that was fit for a change of sex of the character.
First I made flatter the breastplate, to give it a more masculine cut,


then together with the customer have decided to turn the skirt of feathers in a cloak that covered only the back to the legs.


For the mantle have been used white goose feathers in large amounts.

In order to achieve the desired effect of a full armor bracelets are composed of two parts: the lower part fastens with straps and above that attaches with Velcro to hide the seams.
This trick has been used for the plaques on his shoulders.

Unfortunately, the color of the armor was very compact, so you can get a better effect metallic shadows that you see have been given by lighter strokes directly on the armature


Here you can see the final result.


I remained quite satisfied … unfortunately I have not had any news of my client, but I hope it was happy with the result as I do, and I heartily thank him for giving me this interesting project commissioned!