Here's What Professional World of Warcraft Cosplay Looks Like

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Henchmen Studios, some of the best cosplay builders on the planet, worked with Blizzard earlier this year for PAX West to construct two incredible World of Warcraft outfits.

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Alleria Windrunner and High Exarch Turalyon were worn by Bubbles Cosplay and Snowdinson Cosplay respectively. The build took ten people almost a month to complete, and involved hand-sculpting the armour casts before making them out of urethane resin, epoxy, and fiberglass.

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Illustration for article titled Heres What Professional iWorld of Warcraft/i Cosplay Looks Like

They also dyed a bunch of linen, installed a bunch of glowing gems, hand-tooled the leather and even made their own chainmail.

While the costumes were made for the show, this shoot actually took place outside Seattle at Snoqualmie Falls, with photos by Henchmen’s Jordan Duncan (and editing by Beethy).

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The Henchmen team was Jordan Duncan, Gillian Owen, Sean Shikatani, Kiga Tymianski, Gina Greco, Roy Lee, Xander Salesse, Katie Manners, Jenn Rezny and Kyle McCullough.

To see how the costumes were built, here are some behind the scenes videos the team at Henchmen made.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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almightyduke
AlmightyDuke

I’m sorry, although his costume and makeup are great, he does not have the requisite body mass to match High Flexarch Turalyon.