Damajah Cosplay

Leave it to Margherita to skew the curve.


My heart stopped at little when I saw this entry.

Hi Peat!

I’ve finally finished up my entry for the Cosplay Contest. I can’t describe how much fun I had putting this together! 😀

I had originally considered cosplaying Leesha, Renna or Wonda, but in the end went with Inevera. I figured I might be able to physically pull her off better than the other characters. I’m so glad I did! I really couldn’t stand Inevera throughout The Desert Spear. She left a bad taste on my tongue. But having to BE her has changed my mind. I see her character in a whole new light and, now that I know she’s got her own POV chapters coming, I’m looking forward to reading more about this devious woman.

Somehow, between learning to sew from the internet, figuring out how to put an outfit together without a pattern, ripping stitches out plenty of times and having to re-sew, and trying to find time away from work and a curious 3 year old, I managed to get at least this one entry done.

There are a bunch of pictures. And a huge thanks to my friend, Heather, and her husband, Derek, who helped put the character photos together.

1. Derek did a wicked job editing this one. You’d never know I have burn scars covering my left leg from top to bottom. I didn’t have the balls to show them off to all of your followers. It took enough for me to have the scars exposed to Heather and Derek during the shoot. :s

2. Derek added an awesome backdrop to this one and gave me some devilish red eyes.

3. Here’s the curved blade I made out of clay. I had never played with clay before. That was fun; tough, but fun. I started to “etch” the wards into the blade, but I was rushed and ended up just drawing them on with marker. You can’t see them in this picture because of blending.

4. This one, I edited. I’m not used to editing photos on Photoshop so it isn’t very neat. Wanted to give the idea that all the windows were covered and the room was completely dark except for where the Alagai Hora were glowing red and reflecting off of me.

5,6,7,8. “Jewelry of gem and warded gold”. A double of the warded bracelet was also added to one shoulder of the costume. There are coins dangling from the slits in each side of the pants as well. I didn’t get a chance to ward them, but I will.

9,10,11. Close up of curved ‘clay’ dagger. It came apart a couple of times so I added clay wards to the hilt hoping it would help keep the pieces together. I dunno… I thought it was appropriate.

12,13. Hora pouch and belt. The pouch is made of black velvet (couldn’t find felt), has a drawstring and is attached to the waist by a string of colored beads.

14. Alagai Hora and pouch. Over a dozen dice made of clay and carved with wards.

15. Alagai Hora close-up. Here is a shot of the hora with a better view of the wards carved into them. A couple are blown up to see the wards more clearly. There is also the alagai hora piece that Inevera uses to knock Jardir out. It looks like a lump of coal until the wards flare red, so I carved a ward and filled the carving with red clay. I wanted to make an alagai skull as well, but I just didn’t have the time. I’ve got a lot of clay left over now.

Anyhoo, I hope I’ve done the character some justice. I will never forget this contest and the awesome time I had entering. Thank you for this wicked opportunity.


Posted on August 3, 2011 at 7:00 am by PeatB
Filed under Contests, Cosplay, Craft, Desert Spear, Fan Art, Fans, Warded Art

16 responses to “Damajah Cosplay”

  1. Yeah nice 😉 really nice job 😉 i’m waiting for 5 th book ( 5th in Poland 🙂 ) so it’s Damajah the Great Jiwah Ka
    hmm i wouldnt fight with her 😀 if will be a demon 😛 i will stay out from her 😀
    I’m jelous about Jardir 😀

    Posted by szelaz, on August 3rd, 2011 at 8:20 am
  2. WOW!!! Totally amazing! And beautiful. Just… WOW

    Posted by Jess, on August 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 am
  3. This one definitely got my vote on FB. Absolutely gorgeous execution.

    Posted by Arthur, on August 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 am
  4. Arthur, you better believe that a couple of your photos got my vote as well. My favourite is the one in the bushes. Honestly, they were all awesome though. Props to the girls for their sweet job on the wards.

    Posted by Margherita, on August 3rd, 2011 at 1:15 pm
  5. I feel bad for the person who has to judge all the awesome entries in this contest.

    Oh, wait… fuck.

    Good thing I have a lot of great prizes!

    Posted by Peat, on August 3rd, 2011 at 2:26 pm
  6. Be easy on yourself. I’m sure everyone had a blast putting their entries together. And maybe I speak for all of us when I say it’s extremely appreciated that you even take the time to allow us the chance to do this kind of stuff.

    We should be giving you a prize.

    Posted by Margherita, on August 3rd, 2011 at 3:17 pm
  7. My vote goes to this entry! Simply fantastic and absolutely professional!!

    Posted by Natasa, on August 3rd, 2011 at 3:36 pm
  8. Gods, what a show-stopper.

    Posted by Griffin Barber, on August 3rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm
  9. Absolutely fantastic! Like her or not, Inevera is a memorable character and you showed her in all her glory.

    Posted by mia, on August 3rd, 2011 at 5:33 pm
  10. Wow, the best of all the Cosplays (in my opinion)! =D

    Posted by Ainselfee, on August 3rd, 2011 at 5:40 pm
  11. All of you have already given me the best prize of all, Margherita. Seriously.

    Posted by Peat, on August 3rd, 2011 at 6:56 pm
  12. Winner- ::hands down:: !!! Love it all Margherita! You and your friends did an AMAZING job! 🙂

    Posted by Lizette, on August 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm
  13. That’s one amazing entry! I guess we have a winner 😉 You really did an awesome job Margherita! You really look like Inevera and maybe I don’t like her, but she (and you) is one hell of a woman! 😀 😀 😀

    Posted by Iris, on August 5th, 2011 at 7:09 am
  14. WOW! Thanks guys! All those comments can really make a girl blush.
    I had an amazing time doing this. I’m so glad you all enjoyed the entry. 🙂

    Posted by Margherita, on August 7th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  15. @Post #6


    What Margherita means is… if she doesn’t win #1st prize, she is going to hex you, and by Hex I mean go TruBlood Season4 on ur a$$ !


    My family and I have been working round’ the clock to finish my rock’demon outfit… and it has been so fun of an experience that we actually ruined 2-3 models for the outfit due to battling in the yard… eventually we should finish this….

    Posted by LordNazgul, on August 8th, 2011 at 10:23 am
  16. Haha! No way. I’m actually considering using whatever free time I have to put together a few more costumes just for the hell of it. It’s so friggin’ fun!

    And I’m looking forward to seeing this rock demon outfit. 😉

    Posted by Margherita, on August 8th, 2011 at 9:40 pm