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Sylvanas Windrunner - Banshee Queen by Narga-Lifestream Sylvanas Windrunner - Banshee Queen by Narga-Lifestream
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Yay! New photo from shooting in Moscow. On my Facebook album you can check some interesting inprogress of this costume. Also (if you know Russian) you can read my costume tutorial here and here

World of Warcraft
Sylvanas Windrunner
Costume production/model: Narga (me)
Photo/makeup: JustMoolti
Assistant: Aoki-Lifestream

Sylvanas is a very famous and racy character with a long and tragic story. I hated Sylvanas since I first met her in the "Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos" where she was a Hight Elf. She'd very annoying me even in WoW with her endless intrigues. I never thought I will cosplaying her. But one day I felt that my hate raised in a very strong feeling that called "I Want To Cosplay It". I alwayas loved her costume design. With this mix of love and hate I made this costume for a 2 month. It's very fast for me.
Materials: For a breastplate and pauldrons I used camping mat. Other armor parts (including pant straps and ears) I wade from PVC. It was my first experience with a PVC and I totally satisfied by the result. All traceries and sculls a made from paper clay. All armor painted by me. I adore working with paint =)
More photos with my Sylvanas are coming soon 

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ONEEX89 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Красиво и профессионально. 
Pornozcar Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Epic cosplay!
FlashD81 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
You know for a moment I thought this was just good CGI. The fact that it is cosplay blows me away. Truly amazing work!
ReploidAvenger Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
Wow, this is amazing.  You did such a fantastic job on the costume. Admittedly at first I thought someone had plucked Sylvanas right out of the game, and made her real.
TheUnsent Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She is my favorite character in all of world of warcraft so far ^-^ your cosplay is simply awesome
iamthemetalchick Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Not going to lie, this is one of the best Lady Sylvanas cosplays I have seen yet! She's one of my favorite characters. I've thought about cosplaying as her, but I have never made my own cosplay before and she would be my first. Is there any advice that you could give me? Or tell me where I should begin? How long did it take you to make her armor?

Thanks A
Callistotimpie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
love you <3
PandaStudioMontreal Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
Awesome work! For sure, Panda Studi Montreal, will watch your Deviantart account! 
quen-quen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Impressive cosplay! Stunning visual of the cosplay and background. Simply AMAZING!
uNitarium Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Sooo nice :) I just love Sylvanas :D
Draneil Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Student General Artist
ItsAngelchan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So much awesome! 
Cloudochan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Photographer
wow that is awesome cosplay.......well done
ShadowLinkster Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally awesome! :meow:
YubelHaouJudai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Not bad!
Vithara Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Just EPIC!
mazeko Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Posted here: TopCosplay :3
If you don't want to share your photo on the page please tell me then I'll remove it :'(
Aldorius Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Must be the sexiest undead I've ever seen.

Btw, is the bow functional? Can you shoot some cosplay arrows, or is it just a prop?
AlilouOfficial Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this really cosplay?? This is amazing!!!
swaggyFides Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Holy shit! Best cosplay ever! I play WoW and I just ADORE Sylvanas! EPIC! SOOOO EPIC!
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great photo and cosplay.

However Sylvanas needs more decaying flesh and rotting skin on her body.
Let me quote official WoW lore material: Though better preserved than most other undead, the flesh around her mouth cracks and peels like old snakeskin when she speaks ;P

It doesn't make the costume worse, but I find it funny how people portray her more like a night elf than an undead =P
Narga-Lifestream Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for good words.
From here did you take this quote? I've read almost all novels of WoW and I don't remember nothing you say. She always describes as beautiful woman even in undead form. She really has more scary undead look in comics but I cosplaying her game-version which hasn't any cracks, flash and ets. So, I'll not accept your claims, sorry. 
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This story:…

It was a fanfiction that won a grand prize in Blizzard's writing contest. It was later released as official lore with minor changes.
The exact quote from the story you can find in the link is:
"I have just returned from Orgrimmar," she said. Her voice scraped against the walls. As her mouth moved, Lor'themar could see the flesh around it crack and peel like a long-discarded snakeskin. "Arthas has dared to strike at the heart of the Horde."

As for her in-game version - she looks 'fine', but in my opinion, mostly due to simplification. If you look at undead models for playable characters, you will notice that their skin looks more dirty rather than cracked (except for parts where you can see bones). 

It doesn't make your cosplay 'worse' or 'less accurate' - if it's spot on with her in-game version as we can see. But as you noticed yourself - her version in the comic has more undead look, and I just commented on the fact that to me, personally, portraying undead characters in any fantasy universe as having only different color of skin feels not exactly... right =P

On the other hand, her not-so-undead version looks better to look at ;P

Narga-Lifestream Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   Artisan Crafter
I agree with you :3 Honestly I've been thinking make one-two cosplay portraits with more realistic Sylvanas (with big scars and decaying flesh for show her as zombie who she is). I guess I'll bring that idea in life when my partner make full Arthas costume for couple cosplay =)
StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Wow.  I would love to do cosplay photos that are as good as this.  Any suggestions?
deCarabasHJ Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014
I really liked Sylvanas in WC3, both as a high elf and later as the Banshee Queen. Her story is a bit of a rehash of Sarah Kerrigan's in a WarCraft setting, but then I always liked Kerrigan as well. 
Fighting to defend her home, then forced into service by the hated enemy, then finding herself in an undesirable situation but rallying to pick up the pieces and forging a new home, a new future... amid those who see her as a monster. I dunno, it is somehow appealing, story-wise. 

Not saying this to say that "you are WRONG!", just to show a different point of view. 

That is an awesome outfit, beautifully shot. Do you know if there is any equally good cosplay of Sylvanas as a hig elf, before being turned into the Banshee Queen? Whenever I search, I only come up with things like this and it would be fun to see the alternative. 
EmArt3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Wow! :-o!
ChowderPants Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Johny-Be Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
All of your cosplay is amazing! So natural and real, so emotional! And I'm talking not only about the costumes ;)
But this work is the most incredible, realistic, lovely, unbelievable, inspiring, wonderful cosplay of Banshee Queen I've ever seen! She is my favorite WOW character and I really like her. You did the great job! So sad eyes, so perfect costume, so nice model. You should definitely share this cosplay with more people! Thank you!
Narga-Lifestream Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Aww! Shy Thank you so much for all kind words, it means a lot for me!
minneal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It took me a long time to comprehend, that this was actually a photo, not a drawn picture.
igfmyself Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
That's... that's just breath taking... Good job and keep this up! You got great talent for this kinds of things, not that many people will nail it like you did!
Fulcrumy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
офигеть как круто, хоть на рабочий стол ставь)
Narga-Lifestream Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Спасибо, это очень приятно :3
Velissedra Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
<3 omg!!!
mysteria-violent Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Шикарно! Clap 
Narga-Lifestream Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Большое спасибо)
blumilein Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:omg: This is really stunning! :love:
Cash4488 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I like it!
exDemonius Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Нет слов. Шедеврально! Отличный костюм, отличная обработка, классный свет! Невероятно. Великолепный косплей!
Narga-Lifestream Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014   Artisan Crafter
:hug: Очень рада, что тебе нравится) Спасибо большое)
ximpflie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
all the characters specialy yours are quickly fun combined in Enfos
Zinjo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
The image compositing with the background is impressive!
tagorian Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Very very good.
mpz28 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Wow! very nice :D (Big Grin) Love Clap
OcioProduction Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh,My Lady!!!!! I am Forsaken!! :heart:
asari13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
badass lady
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Awesome :)
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