My Halloween costume this year was a dragon, inspired by Ysera in World of Warcraft. I created all the costume pieces, including the prosthetics. This project definitely consumed all my free time for the past 3 months and it took about 6 hours to get myself ready when I wore it. But it was all worth it just so I could be a dragon!

Step 1: Reference and Sketch

I start all my costumes with reference images and sketching. I took most of my inspiration from Ysera, a dragon in World of Warcraft. I highly recommend doing a quick sketch, even if you think you're bad at drawing. It's amazing how much it helps as a reference while you work.
Wow! Thank you so much to everyone for the amazing compliments!!! I am completely blown away. I'm so sorry I haven't had a moment to respond to everyone, but know that I'm so flattered by it all. Thank you!
<p>Any chance on getting some larger images? Did you make your body suit or did you buy it? If you purchased it, where?</p><p>This is amazing! Thank you for sharing!</p>
<p>Wow! As a seamstress, I'm seriously impressed! You'd be an immediate hit on the Renaissance Festival circuit! Absolutely beautiful work.</p>
Awesome job and very Impressive!! Jealous I don't get to wear it!!
<p>That is really impressive. Thank you for sharing. </p>
<p>Absolutely speechless. That is fantastically amazing!</p>
<p>Wow! Love the detail! Looks really nice x</p>
I saw you at dragoncon last year, your cosplay skills are absolutely amazing!
<p>You are AMAZING</p>
<p>This is flipping amazing!! great work! </p>
Hi my name is florence boykin and Iove your i'dea it so sweet and I will try this again
<p>Any way you can post the prices for all the materials? I'm trying to make a similar costume on a limited budget.</p>
<p>This is amazing. I have wanted to do something like this for so long but have known nothing of prosthetics. Can I ask how you made your wonderful talon covers for your high heels??</p>
If you haven't found it yet, she made an instructable on her beautiful Phoenix costume where she shows you haw to make the talon heels :)
<p>Hiya!</p><p>Any recommendations for a body suit brand? </p><p>thanks!</p>
<p>Saw you at DragonCon 2014 at the last costume contest in this - I thought you were bloody brilliant!!</p>
<p>Amazing... Just Wowwww</p>
I am stunned!!
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween costume contest! Can&rsquo;t wait to see if you win good luck! I love love love this costume!
This is astonishing, would have loved to see it in person. Amazing work
Maleficent! I love the wings.
Incredible I agree, Very well done! But, what I don't understand is the need for high heels. :)
This is definitely incredible.
You Rock! Best ever!
Elegant costume .... Favorited and voted you.<br> <br> That is an amazing amount of effort and planing to make this outfit<br> <br> A
wow that is an amazing costume! whenever ppl make something so elaborate i have to comment, i don't think i'll ever have that much dedication...
WOW!!! Fantast costume. I'm wondering where you got the talons and how you made the shoes.
Hey Breanna,<br> <br> A couple things.<br> <br> Firstly glad to see in your area they still actually celebrate Halloween. Here in S Florida Halloween is all but a memory of Holidays not celebrated anymore. Let alone anyone dresses up or decorates for... I so miss the fun and costume parties and contests and seeing what people would wear that night... such is life in S Florida i guess.<br> <br> Secondly - HOLY SMOKING DRAGONS! Your costume is totally bitchin' !!! Last time I saw one that good was a freind of mine that came as Pin Head. His costume was spot on to the movie. He won all the contests in the club curcuit. that year.<br> <br> So thanx for the instructable and sharing your costume build - you did a freakin great job! and what a pose for it! And the memories of good times now gone.<br> <br> I hope you had a great time Halloween night.<br> take care.<br> chase<br> <br>
Wow indeed
OMG. That's amazing! Really fantastic work!
Fantastic work!
You're such an cute dragon! <br>Awesome work! ^-^!
I wouldn't like to meet you on a dark night in that get-up! (or in the day to be honest!) <br>Just about the scariest I've seen.
Awesome just does not cover how great this is! <br> <br>Excellent job, great instructable! <br> <br>Jerry
Very nicely done! I am impressed not only by the craft, but also by how well you laid out the steps.
that is sooo awesome! great job!! dragons aren't my thing but you made it HOT :-)
Those heels with the claws really make that look just awesome!
Your results are unbelievable! Have you done costumes for movies or theatricals?
You did incredible work, If someone needs a costume designer, I would recommend you.
truly awesome work!
Holy cow that is amazing!
Wow! Super job! Thanks!!!
Amazing costume! I appreciate your sharing your process; though, I lack your artistic skill to reproduce your results.
Wow, that is amazing. Awesome work!
That is extremely amazing! Wonderful work :D
Your pure genius and creativity is inspiring!!!
Beautiful work. You win.

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Bio: I'm a graphic designer, costume creator, body painter, and ballroom dancer...and not always in that order.
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