M’aiq the Liar, witty and holder of much knowledge, comes to life in this amazing cosplay created by redditor talaaya. There was quite a bit of work involved, but talaaya managed to pull it off with some clever costuming skills:
“I covered the mask with clear packing tape and drew lines where I wanted the seams of the fur to be, as well as making notes with arrows for the direction of the fur. I then took the tape off, cut it apart, and used it as a pattern to cut out the fur. I used hot glue to attach the pieces to the mask and then I carefully trimmed the length of the fur with scissors. Some parts were left longer than others. I painted it with watered down acrylics. I didn’t bother combing it out very well so it’s pretty hard and crusty but that sort of works to my advantage; it keeps the fur neater and slimmer.
For the tail, I covered the foam tail with saran wrap and then duct tape, then drew a line down the center on both sides to make it into two pieces. I cut a single dart at the round end of the tail so I could get the fur to conform to the round surface better. Then the same process as the mask fur after that.”
Oh yeah, there’s a tail. This character is complete from head to toe. Check out all the photos after the break.