Skeksil, the Chamberlain
dark crystal

Cosplayer: xaerael

Variant: Mark 2 (upgraded, EC2011 finals version)

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

EuroCosplay 2011 Grand Champion

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kiichan - 21st September 2011
OH MY! What sexy clay you have!!!

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xaerael - 22nd September 2011
It's WED clay. Very nice stuff, if a little trickier to mould than oil based clays. I'll probably be using it more often now though on big stuff, because it's eyepoppingly cheaper than Chavant. (about 1/6 the price, haha)

It's sort of a regular water clay that has a glycerine additive which makes it easier to wet out. The beauty of it is you can smooth it to an almost mirror shine with just water, which was perfect for making a shell-like sculpt.

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RebaSephiroth2 - 24th September 2011
OMG! Absolutely Brilliant.

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Kata-san - 24th September 2011
Good luck at the finals! It's looking good. The fibre from the fibreglass actually makes it look like it's been taken off an animal.

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Ranma1-2 - 25th September 2011
Fantastic craftsmanship!

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MangaChild - 27th September 2011
Working with fiber glass is beyond difficult, to get decent results is another thing...


Really cant wait to see this badboy finished!!

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Lulu Rose - 30th September 2011
New carapace, it's pretty hot....just sayin.

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Sammykins - 30th September 2011
Looking at the sexy new carpiece it seems that you will be doing us proud at the Euro Cosplay finals! More so than I originally thought so!

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lastordersuk - 1st October 2011
looking awesome!

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RelentlessKay - 1st October 2011
Wow look awsome !!!!!!! =] Was just wondering how you managed to make it out of fiberglass? I keep thinking about useing it but havnt got a clue how XD

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DarkerLink - 2nd October 2011
Just wow - you took something incredible and stunning... and you are making it even better! Good luck in the finals!

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Fizzykat - 2nd October 2011
i will be shocked if you dont win, this is the most amazing home made costume i have ever seen ever!!!

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Sephirayne - 2nd October 2011
New carapace is awesome. Love the shape to it.

WE HAVE THE SAME HEAT GUN!!!! (also we have the same Dremel) :D

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BabemRoze - 2nd October 2011
SO epic!!

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J-Po - 2nd October 2011
it scares me how epic this is !!!! XD

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Adamoluna - 2nd October 2011
It looks a LOT better. You've put your earlier work to shame with this, which is an impressive feat alone. :P

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midnu - 9th October 2011
This looks amazing so far! I love the dark crystal! I will have to get a photo!

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Odd-One-Out - 22nd October 2011
Rarely do I visit here these days but looking mad Xae. All the best for October.

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Odd-One-Out - 22nd October 2011
Rarely do I visit here these days but looking mad Xae. All the best for October.

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SarahSaiyan - 30th October 2011
Super congrats on the win! Costume looks amazing :D

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Zeldalight - 31st October 2011
i don't think there is a camera that can do that costume justice. Mega super gratz on the win :D

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theKillingDoll - 1st November 2011
Well done mate, unbelievably impressive work. It's nice to see something a little unusual winning the eurocosplay final

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Donna - 2nd November 2011
I'm just speechless in regards to your craftmanship but I love you for picking this character. You can't beat the old 80's kids films and Dark Crystal is one of my favourites. I'm still holding out for someone to cosplay one of the creatures from The Neverending Story but thats... well, another story (I've always thought Karen would make a great luck dragon though!)

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xaerael - 2nd November 2011
Hehe, I was going to do an upright version of Gmork a long time ago ;p I never got around to it!

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Kacela - 2nd November 2011
Congratulations! You really deserve it. This is beyond impressive ^^

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Ranma1-2 - 2nd November 2011
Very well done, my man. I knew you could win with this. :D Spielberg should snap you up!

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Limegreenjelly - 2nd November 2011
Excellent work ^^ Congratulations you did fantastically well :D

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Amy-Lou - 2nd November 2011
Congratulations on the EuroCosplay 2011 win! New improved and dirtier Skeksil upped the game again, truly fantastic to watch.

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Anonymous - 2nd November 2011
So happy you won the EuroCosplay! Your speech was just the best <3
There were standing ovations all round!

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Leolarua - 2nd November 2011
congratulations on winning the eurocosplay, so well deserved!

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yami-no-neko - 2nd November 2011
congrats This thing scares the hell out of me, but I can't help but admire how cool it looks.

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Speckles - 2nd November 2011
Wow, I didn't think it was possible but you mad this cosplay that much more awesome. Great job on the tweaks!

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Wyrdsister - 4th November 2011
Well deserved Win in the Euro cosplay. xx

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Manticore Arts - 8th November 2011
Hands down, you owned this dude. And you still enter my nightmares in this cosplay

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ElegantAura - 8th November 2011
Congratulations! You definitely deserved to win, such skill and passion portayed in this costume!

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Sakurastar123 - 9th November 2011
Congratulations on winning euro cosplay! I was so happy for you when you won, and the plastic is fantastic panel was really great and showed just how much work had gone into your costume :)

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yumcarrots - 16th November 2011
Congratulations! A well deserved victory :) This costume is sheer awesomeness!!

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Defrain - 18th November 2011
Well you won so now I don't have to kill you lmao dude well deserved victory enjoy the prize dude

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Sephirayne - 14th December 2011
Can't believe I've not posted this yet (yes, I fail) but well done and congrats on winning. Awesome to see this come together and the win was so well deserved. So proud of you buddie ;)