My Orc started as a practice build in 2017, my first steps into the wide
world of EVA foam. I wanted simple shapes to start with. Not just to
learn the properties of foam but also how to use my new scroll saw to
cut it. This costume took approximately two months.
The pants were made from second hand green velvet drapes. The
shirt from green broadcloth with a khaki broadcloth vest. These are
trimmed with laced faux leather cording. The gloves are flat
patterned, made from stretch velvet.
The wolf's head is a foam "skull" covered in a gorgeous clearance
priced faux fur. This fur was trimmed with an electric shaver until the
desired appearance was achieved and then painted in parts to create
a more natural appearance. The nose is molded from Worbla.
The cape sits on a foam mantle which fits on top of the shoulders,
with the lining blanket stitched into place before any cutting. This
creates the ragged look.
Armor is constructed from EVA foam, curved and glued in layers,
coated with Plastidip, painted with acrylics and clear coated with
Minwax Polycrylic. The axe handle is PVC pipe, heated, curved, then
flattened. The same lacing used in the fabric portions are laced about
the edges, holes drilled will a Dremel. Armor includes gauntlets, a
codpiece, thigh guards, and shin guards. Weapons are similarly
constructed and include a bow, quiver with non-functioning
permanently attached arrows, a knife and an axe.
The teeth were hand molded from friendly plastic.
My youngest son wore the Orc, better than I did, for Halloween.
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