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Kyra's Helmet

Saturday, June 8, 2013

At the conclusion of every costume production course at UWM, students are assigned a choice project that will fully illustrate the variety of techniques that they have learned throughout the semester, and explore techniques that they have not yet learned about in order to create a project that is uniquely tied to their interests. My interest in costuming is directly tied to my love of gaming and fantasy, so naturally I decided to build Kyra’s helmet.

Building the helm was a trial and error process, as I was trying to replicate a metal object using plastic, fabric, and acrylic paints. We had three weeks to work on the project, and I used every last second. The final process involved shaping foss-shape over a clay covered head block to provide the foundation (with some changes to the shape, as I liked the longer Persian helms better), painting several dozen layers of gesso and sculpt-or-coat, creating the headpiece by sculpting and casting it (with a couple of failed casts!), painting the helm after sanding it fairly smooth, and wrapping a dipped-down fabric filled with battering to make the turban.

While the result looks far more weathered than I originally planned, it was a favorite among my classmates and my teacher, so it was a huge success for me!

...Now I just have to make Kyra’s robes and I can show up to PaizoCon as everyone’s favorite cleric!

Levi Miles
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Tags: Clerics Costume Iconics Kyra
Paizo Employee Developer

Super cool!


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

That's amazing! Nice work.


Badass. Totally badass.


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Really cool! I demand a truck load of those to buy on Paizo.com!

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Now I just have to make Kyra’s robes and I can show up to PaizoCon as everyone’s favorite cleric!

Please do shave before, will ya? *laughs*

Ruyan.

Paizo Employee Developer

Awesome!

Paizo Employee Developer

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I fear our own Erik Keith may have some steep competition for best Iconic costume this year. Hear that, Valeros? Kyra's coming for you!

Paizo Employee Editor

Wow, that turned out great! Care to come to the PaizoCon Crafting Circle to talk about how you made it? :D

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

Way to go, Levi! this is really remarkable.


Now who's doing Merisiel's costume?

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Very cool!

Lantern Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Great Job!!!


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Looks awesome, lot of work went into it...but maybe when you get the robes done you should get a suitable model? :)

Cheliax

Amazing work on the helmet, Levi, but who is this "everyone's favorite cleric" you're talking about? I'm sure that no one in the Greatest Empire on Golarion would choose a pitiful cleric of Sarenrea as his/her favorite (unless they wish to experience a swift visit from the Asmodean Inquisition).

Now, destroy that helmet and start working on a majestic set of Hellknight armor -- I will guarantee that you will be admired and feared virtually everywhere! ;P

Qadira

Awesome helmet! Kudos to you for all the good work! Also, to the posters saying a female has to wear the helmet, I don't see why other clerics can't have similar helmets to Kyra's style. A man could definitely wear a helm like that and still rock the kasbah.

Cheliax

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Looks awesome.

Taldor

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Very well done, but you need some one that looks like Kyra to model it for you. :)


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Zeugma wrote:
Awesome helmet! Kudos to you for all the good work! Also, to the posters saying a female has to wear the helmet, I don't see why other clerics can't have similar helmets to Kyra's style. A man could definitely wear a helm like that and still rock the kasbah.

Sure, but there's not been one pictured in Paizo art!

And make sure the model has a high charisma! :)


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Wow, that's fantastic!!!

Qadira

Asgetrion wrote:

Amazing work on the helmet, Levi, but who is this "everyone's favorite cleric" you're talking about? I'm sure that no one in the Greatest Empire on Golarion would choose a pitiful cleric of Sarenrea as his/her favorite (unless they wish to experience a swift visit from the Asmodean Inquisition).

Now, destroy that helmet and start working on a majestic set of Hellknight armor -- I will guarantee that you will be admired and feared virtually everywhere! ;P

This would have been quite the intimidating speech, if I had not read it in the voice of Commander Strax.

Andoran

Its excellent to see another UWM student on here congrats man

Cheliax Customer Service Representative

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I am always struck with awe and amazement with how excellent some costumers are since I was never really good at it. Very superb work! Hope your professor recognizes your talent ^_^

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

That's bad-ass! I hope you get an A in your class and for your final!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Fantastic work!

Designer, RPG Superstar Judge

Great job!

Paizo Employee Paizo Customer Service Algorithm

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Nicely done! I look forward to seeing it in person. :)


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Wow, awesome!


go go UWM :) (i am near uwec) - awesome job.

Taldor

Very cool.

Sczarni

As a fellow costumer I am super stoked about this! I'm taking a costume crafts class this fall. Excellent work!

Cheliax

brock, no the other one... wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:

Amazing work on the helmet, Levi, but who is this "everyone's favorite cleric" you're talking about? I'm sure that no one in the Greatest Empire on Golarion would choose a pitiful cleric of Sarenrea as his/her favorite (unless they wish to experience a swift visit from the Asmodean Inquisition).

Now, destroy that helmet and start working on a majestic set of Hellknight armor -- I will guarantee that you will be admired and feared virtually everywhere! ;P

This would have been quite the intimidating speech, if I had not read it in the voice of Commander Strax.

Hey, I haven't seen poor ol' cousin Strax in family gatherings for quite a while! I knew he shaved his beard and went plane-hopping, but he hasn't kept in touch... it's nice to see that he has become a real movie-star!

Silver Crusade

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This is all sorts of cool. :D

Now to flood the Paizo booth with gender-flipped iconics! We just need a Valeris, Merisian, and Heoni! It'll be the Fiona and Cake of cosplay groups!

srsly, this looks really good. Full Kyra costume has got to happen.


5 people marked this as a favorite.
Mikaze wrote:
Now to flood the Paizo booth with gender-flipped iconics! We just need a Valeris, Merisian, and Heoni! It'll be the Fiona and Cake of cosplay groups!

I actually have a stack of gender-flipped iconics in my sketchbook.

Shadow Lodge

Lilith wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Now to flood the Paizo booth with gender-flipped iconics! We just need a Valeris, Merisian, and Heoni! It'll be the Fiona and Cake of cosplay groups!
I actually have a stack of gender-flipped iconics in my sketchbook.

Share!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Orthos wrote:
Lilith wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Now to flood the Paizo booth with gender-flipped iconics! We just need a Valeris, Merisian, and Heoni! It'll be the Fiona and Cake of cosplay groups!
I actually have a stack of gender-flipped iconics in my sketchbook.
Share!

plz? :)

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