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Gold Dragon Dungeon Master

Costume commission for Wizards of the Coast, PAX West 2016. Gold Dragon costume worn by Chris Perkins during the Acquisitions Inc. Dungeons & Dragons Game. The mask, claws, and shoulder armor were designed and created by Amanda Sharpe.

Concept: Embracing the Asian (mainly Chinese) inspiration for the Gold Dragons’ appearance and behavior, I drew on my personal Chinese heritage and designed a costume reminiscent of traditional Han Dynasty-era robes (the hanfu).

Full costume description:

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The long full sleeves are shaped to resemble the dragon’s sail-like wings and were made with a sheer, creased fabric (it wasn’t quite as stiff as organza, but stiffer than chiffon). When his arms are at rest, the tips fall just above the floor.

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The front flap was painted with draconic script. In many robes, this flap features some kind of embroidery.

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The waist is defined by a wide belt or pseudo- corset in a bronze stretch fabric to mimic the leathery underbelly plates.

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The main robe features sporadic sections of dragon scale texture, made using the technique shared by the Game of Thrones costume designer, Michele Carragher.