How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay 

How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay

Back in 2013, Kotaku introduced a spectacular cosplay of StarCraft's Kerrigan. This week, cosplayer Tasha shows how the costume was done.

As pointed out by tipster Sang, Tasha recently documented the whole thing on her blog. It took four days to sculpt, cast, and paint the body suit and headpiece, and then another seven hours for makeup and to get in the costume. Once the outfit was on, another nine hours was needed for the photo shoot.

Tasha and her Spiral Cats cosplay team really outdid themselves with this outfit. Even years later, after first seeing her dressed as Kerrigan, the costume remains impressive. Seeing how they put the outfit together is fascinating.

The photos below shed light on how the costume was created and can perhaps provide tips to do-it-yourself types. But if that's not enough, maybe you want to know what's step one? Easy. Have talent.

How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay
How To Make Incredible StarCraft Cosplay

*applause*

All photos: Spiral Cats/Tasha


Comments

    Wow, I had no idea it took so long for the makeup. And nine hours for the photo shoot? That's insane!

    At what point does cosplay stop being cosplay and become proper movie prop/special effects?

      I was thinking the same thing. Are costumes in films just being worn by avid cosplayers?

    Kerrigan isn't Asian and also not supposed to be sexualised. That aside awesome cosplay

      If you're going to make that argument, then about 90% of cosplay shouldn't be done because they are the wrong ethnicity...

    I don't have a problem with ethnicity but I don't know what it is with Asian cosplay attention whoring pisses me off like nothing on earth. Yes I am aware this makes me sound like a twat but as I say Kerrigan isn't a sexualised character if anything your supposed to empathise with her

      Oh I'm empathising. I'm empathising real hard...

      Ignoring the fact that I'm not entirely sure how you can accuse this of sexualization for anything other than the final shot's pose (because the cosplayer looks like the character design?), sexualization and empathizing are not mutually exclusive. Thinking that they are is a huge problem.

      You aren't earning any favours by 1) calling what they do 'whoring,' 2) making it a race thing, 3) precluding the possibility that someone can have both sexuality while being a sympathetic character. You're also completely delusional if you don't think Kerrigan has ever been sexualised. Look at the completed cosplay photos and ask yourself if they look all that different to Blizzard's own official artwork for the character (clue: they don't).

    I think this is on a whole other level to regular "cosplay" and it needs to be given a different term than cosplay.. This is pro-cosplay.. It's not the same thing as hobbyist/amateur cosplay.. it's completely different on so many levels.

      What about the other way around? Call the pro stuff cosplay and the amateur stuff "dress ups".

        Wow, not much love for that comment.

        I'd be inclined to agree though, I've never felt right about the term "cosplay" being applied to the stuff I make. It's just a costume, I'm just dressing up :P

          They're all sockpuppet accounts run by the same person who got himself banned and now throws occasional downvote tantrums, no big deal.

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