Talion "Shadow of Mordor" Cosplay


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Hello everyone,
This is my first build as a member of this forum. I will be cosplaying as Talion from "Shadow of Mordor", for anybody unfamiliar with the character I have added screenshots from the game below. It will be a LOTR ranger style costume. This build will be mostly cloth and leather, but I am using EVA foam and Worbla for some of the accessories.

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Here is my progress so far.
Materials for the belt and cloak.

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I used my Silhouette paper cutter to cut the Sigil for the 'Black Gate', then used a acrylic/gesso mixture to paint it onto the winter fleece cloak.
I created a 2D version of the pattern on his belt. A friend of mine 3D printed it for me, I then made a mold and a cast to use as a stamp on the belt.

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Here is the start of the horn. I glued EVA foam sheets together to build the depth, then carved and shaved them down to make the correct shape.

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Up next I will be finishing the cloak and adding the details to the horn.


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Hey everyone,

I wanted to post an update on the progress of my Talion cosplay. Feel free to post comments or suggestions or questions. Thank you for viewing.

Horn Progress:
After Layers of Bondo, I added a wrap of Worbla that I sanded down and Gessoed. Then I started the detail work in Worbla.
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Looking good! Can't wait to see how it turns out. I am embarking upon a build of the Dark Ranger armor, but in a female version. Should be interesting. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

closet batfan

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Wow, all so good. Love what you did with the belt, that looks so professional. The only thing i would say is that it probably would have been cheaper to buy a cow horn, than build one IMO.


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Hey everyone,
Thank you so much for all the support and kind words. Sorry for the the 2 posts but I could not fit all the progress pics on one post.

Cloak Progress:
Added in the torn and 'frayed' bottom edge. I also sewed on the fur trim and added button holes at the neck. I will be weathering all of the clothing pieces at the same time so they have some consistency between them.

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Hip Pouches:
Fabricated the Hip pouches, first with paper to be sure of size and fit, then out of leather. I just have to cut the slits in the back to allow the belt to pass through.

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Jerkin Progress:
Here is my progress on the Jerkin. I used a pattern I had previously made for a Hoodie as the base template for this design. The technique I used on the cloak for the sigil worked well so I used it again here for the sigil on his chest. I have to add on the designs for the trim. Here are the pieces laid out without sewing.

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Hey everyone sorry for the long wait between updates. Here is the progress I have made so far.

Outfit Progress:
Here are some images of the Gauntlet and some of the Vambrace, I do not have pictures of the whole thing completed though.
Also included is a picture of the currently completed outfit on the bust.
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Sword v1:
Here is the first pass at making the sword, I ran into lots of problems including using the wrong base materials and having the Bondo react poorly with Pink Foam (THEY DO NOT MIX WELL). Here is the result of that attempt.
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Here is version 2 of the sword remade with the correct materials and a little bit of experience from doing the wrong things on the first attempt.

Sword v2:
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So taking what I learned on v1 and v2 of the sword I have made the base for the Dagger.
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Here are some shots of me testing out the fit of all the pieces together, along with the wig and blue contacts.

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I loved that game. I was skeptical about the recognisability of the character as a cosplay but nope, it's pretty instantly recognisable. Those swords are looking awesome too.


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Hello everyone, I have a HUGE update for this costume. Sorry it took me so long to post all these pics but here are all the pics leading up to MegaCon and the pics from the con.

Sword Update:
Progress on the sword. Using Worbla to create the details.

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Here is the piece I have been calling the 'Medallion'.

I created this with a piece of EVA foam and then covered it in Worbla.

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This is the glueing of the Medallions to the leather straps for the sheath.

Sorry I do not have more progress pics of the Sheaths but here they are built with a base of Sintra and covered in Worbla. The Sword Sheath will need to be rebuilt to fit the sword better but at the time I was on a tight deadline.

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Here is the Shoulder strap thing, it had to hold two separate leather straps for the Dagger and the Sword. This was made with a base of Sintra, built out with EVA foam and detailed with Worbla. Also included is a back shot showing how it holds the sheaths.

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Clothing Update:
Here are some pics of the finalized and weathered outfit.

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Here are all the pics I have of the completed cosplay at Megacon 2015. Thank you all so much for the support and views of this post. I have not finshed all of the elements of this costume and hope to do this in the near future but if you have any feedback or critique please post here. Thanks again.

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Bonus pic of me in the Talion cosplay with the voice actor of the character Troy Baker.

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