General Kael - Willow

Lifeburn

Active Member
I have just recently finished this costume after about a year of research and 6 months of actually building.

General Kael's mask is next to impossible to find to I had to sculpt my own out of Super Sculpey. It's mounted onto a cheap spartan costume helmet. All of the armor pieces are 22 gauge steel, including the "ear" pieces, so the armor is a little heavy. The scale mail and the main chest piece are made out of foam and covered with glue to give them a leather look. I had also made the sword but it had a few pieces come apart before taking these pics so I didn't include it.

This costume is not screen accurate, but I'm not one of those people that shoot for that kind of thing. As long as it is recognizable and it looks good, who cares.

Anyways, I would like to hear everyone's thought on this as I am pretty proud of it.

PS. As I wore this around a recent convention I was amazed at how many people have never seen the movie Willow.

General Kael_1 by Matthew Crotts, on Flickr

General Kael_4 by Matthew Crotts, on Flickr

General Kael by Matthew Crotts, on Flickr

General Kael_2 by Matthew Crotts, on Flickr
 
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WardWorks

New Member
You did a great job. I recognized it immediately.
It would be great to see some in progress and assembly pictures.
A dark wash on the mask would make your details pop. It looks like in your pictures the shadows are achieved just through your lighting.
 

Lifeburn

Active Member
You did a great job. I recognized it immediately.
It would be great to see some in progress and assembly pictures.
A dark wash on the mask would make your details pop. It looks like in your pictures the shadows are achieved just through your lighting.
Thank you. Unfortunately I never took any pics during the build because I was keeping it under wraps.

The facemask is pretty weathered already, I airbrushed blacks and browns into all the crevices and between teeth. The flash in the photos just wash all of that out.

Looks awesome Lifeburn:thumbsup But I'll have to be honest I never heard of Willow :ninja
Go watch Willow!
 

Lflank

Well-Known Member
"Willow" was one of my favorite movies.

Happy to see someone doing a costume from it.
 

Avianna

New Member
Someone just directed me here. I hope you're going to Dragon*Con. I'm making a Sorsha costume for it and I'd FREAK OUT TO GET PHOTOS WITH YOU

Also, happy 25 years fellow Willow fan! :D
 

Lifeburn

Active Member
Someone just directed me here. I hope you're going to Dragon*Con. I'm making a Sorsha costume for it and I'd FREAK OUT TO GET PHOTOS WITH YOU

Also, happy 25 years fellow Willow fan! :D
I will be at DragonCon, good luck on your Sorsha and I hope to see you there.
 

ower

Active Member
Awesome, I loved that mask and had always meant to get around to making one. Yours is fantastic, nice job.
 

Madmartigan

Active Member
Shame I don't have time to throw together my namesake's armor for DragonCon. :)

But I'll look for you there! Awesome suit!
 

tauriice

Well-Known Member
Really great job! I haven't seen Willow in ages. Maybe it's time to dust it off and give it another go.
 

lupoaica

New Member
Willow was and is still one of my absolute favourite films and it was so amazing to find your Kael costume and a Sorsha costume on RPF. This is really well done. I love the mask and overall gear.
It's nice to see old films have character's costumes replicated for cons and fun. I had someone ask me if doing Amazons from Xena would be okay cause of how old the show is... *face palms* Anyway I am so glad to see Willow has some characters out there for cons :D
 

thelissmiss514

New Member
This mask is so hard to find. I want to start the attempt to make one myself.. what type of mold did you use for the skull...or did you freehand that? BTW excellent job looks stellar
 

Fett80

Active Member
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Here is my attempt. I have made a vaccuform version withch is very lightweight. I have been away from my project due to my divorce, but I should get back into it soon.IMG_0775.JPG
 
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