Keeping up with the cosplayers: we chat with Kittycricri, winner of last year’s ESL One Frankfurt cosplay contest

With ESL One Frankfurt 2015 now less than two weeks away, we took a moment to chat with last year’s cosplay competition winner Kittycricri. Her Windrunner costume wowed judges and attendees alike in 2014, and this year she is returning as Shendelzare, otherwise known as Vengeful Spirit.

Check out how her cosplay is progressing below as Kittycricri talks us through it all!

“This was the part I most looked forward to creating for this cosplay – it’s made from wood, foam, transparent Worbla and LED lights. This is the first time I’ve worked with LED lights so I’m happy it all kind of worked out – at least this means everyone can do it!”

“Bamboo and Shagbark are my all-time favorite couriers, and I’ve always wanted to have one of them be part of my cosplay at an event. I was also interested in learning how to make moving wings myself, so I thought Bamboo would be the perfect test. Many frustrations were had, but it was all worth it!”

“I tried to recreate Vengeful Spirit’s hooves as best I could while still making the cosplay wearable for a few hours. I made them with expanding foam, foam sheets and papier-mâché.”

“This is how most of my armor looks before it gets painted with base colors. Nothing ever looks like it’s going to be even slightly good looking at the end – good thing everything changes with even the first layer of paint!

The little ball is supposed to be the fish ward. It still needs a lot of work, but the programming for the eyes and the fixings for their movement are already done. Now I might want to start making it look like a real fish with foam!”

Want to see Kittycricri and other amazing cosplayers in action along with some of the best Dota teams in the world?

Grab your ticket here!

Additionally, if you want to join the cosplay competition, there are still four days left for you to do so!

Sign up for the cosplay competition here!

To stay up to date with all the important information about ESL One Frankfurt, be sure to visit the official website of the event.

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