A cosplayer from Belgium broke reality and the brains of the audience by reincarnating as World of Warcraft character Bolvar Fordragon in a cosplay contest. The image of the High Lord turned out to be realistic, because the guy’s hero burns and smokes from the inside exactly like the original.
Blizzard Entertainment, a company engaged in the creation and development of games, including World of Warcraft, summed up the results of the BlizzConline-2021 cosplay competition on February 21, as announced on her Twitter account.
Huge congratulations to @HartiganCosplay as Bolvar Fordragon for winning the Cosplay category AND Best In Show in our #BlizzConline Community Showcase! The competition was fierce. 🔥 ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/YIFq2g44qP
— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) February 20, 2021
In 2021, the unconditional winner in the main category for the best cosplay was a sculptor from Belgium named Jim, better known on social networks under the nickname Hartigan Cosplay.
The man created the costume of Bolvar Fordragon – one of the key characters in the game World of Warcraft, the High Lord, who turned from a human to an undead.
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The main attributes of the hero’s appearance are eyes glowing with fire and a flame that breaks out through his blackened skin. It’s easy to guess that repeating such an image is a high bar for a cosplayer.
However, Jim was able to recreate the appearance of Bolivar, working out every detail to every little detail. As a result, he got an incredibly realistic costume, looking at which you might think that from the inside he is incinerated by flames.
In the video shot by Jim, you can see smoke coming out through the small fiery cracks of the suit, which only adds to the realism of the suit.
According to the cosplayer, it took him about 640 hours to create the image of the High Lord. If he worked eight hours a day, then the suit was ready in 2.5 months.
On his YouTube channel, Jim told in detail what he created the image from.
It took me 638.3 hours to make the suit and made it from EVA foam, upholstery foam, clear Flexbond, latex and over a thousand LEDs! The head was modeled in clay and molded in latex.
The sculptor also showed how to put on the costume. In reality, this process takes at least 12 minutes from him. For their victory in the competition, the cosplayer will receive a cash prize, as well as a ticket to the next BlizzCon festival.
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Another model decided to repeat the image of a real character and became Pamela Anderson. But she soon realized that she had stolen more from the star than just her appearance.