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Dragon Age 2 Grey Warden mage - front view by tatjna Dragon Age 2 Grey Warden mage - front view by tatjna
Front view of my Robes of the Silent One costume.

This is my Regalia of Weisshaupt (mage) costume from Dragon Age 2 (Legacy). It took a month to make, and contains about 2000 galvanised steel scales, 11m of leather strapping, 23 buckles and 250 pyramid studs. It weighs 10kg but on the upside you could hit me with a sword in it and I'd probably be ok. I also made the staff.

UPDATE:  I have now added a tutorial for how this was made to my website.  It can be found here:…

Please come on over and say hi, and ask any questions you have. I love talking about my work, and having a Q&A may help other people in the future who want to find stuff out.  Don't be shy!  ;-)

Photo credit: Polly Lind.
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fallenboy84 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
This is absolutely ballin! Great job! You were very dedicated to this! Lovin your job on the staff, too!
tatjna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Thank you!  Yeah, it was a bit of an obsession, I think that's why it got done so quickly.
MackBesmirch Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
very well done!
tatjna Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Aww, thank you so much for your kind words.  ;-)
modesty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is marvelous work. I'm so impressed that you went through with actual metal scales! 

 I myself am working on my own version of the armor and i have to ask how you managed to make the griffon detailing on the chest piece. That is the one thing I'm having trouble coming up with a solution for and your's is the best I've seen. 

tatjna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Aww, thank you for your kind words!  The scale mail was a pain (literally, when I stabbed myself with the pliers accidentally!), but the effect ended up being worth it I reckon.

For the gryphon, I used thin (1.5mm maybe?) eva foam cut into the shape of the outline and glued on.  Then I carefully went over it with thick lines of mod podge to get the relief detail.  It was finicky to do and took a couple of goes to get it to stand out as much as I wanted.  Then I painted over it with first a layer of black, then silver Rub 'n' Buff , then added a bit of grime the same way you'd weather a weapon.

Hope this is helpful. I'm making a website for my costumes at the moment and it's great when people ask questions because it helps to know what tutorials would be most useful. I'll definitely add this one to the list! ;-)
modesty Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouch. Yeah, it look authentic. It makes me wish I had the budget to pull that off.

OOo...I look forward to the website. I'll keep an eye out for that.

And thank you for the tips on the gryphon relief. I was struggling with how I wanted to do that as I'm not terribly good at carving or sculpting. :B
Pirkleations Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stay away from too many high-powered magnets.

They could strip you bare.

Wait...on second thought......LOL

Well done!
tatjna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Bahahaha! True. It's probably a good thing that Hawke doesn't have arch-nemeses like Superman does, ones that build giant electromagnets and stuff...
Pirkleations Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Be aware that Magneto could be *anywhere*. LOL

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