Cosplayer Crafts Terrifying Diablo Costume On A Budget

Cosplayer Crafts Terrifying Diablo Costume On A Budget

This Lord of Terror costume creation is one of the coolest you're likely to see, and it was made faster and cheaper than you'd probably expect.

Diablo III's Lord of Terror looks pretty darn scary in the trailer for the game. In real life the creature looks frightening as Hell (haha, Hell). A talented fan has created an epic costume that looks downright terrifying in low light - though it gets a bit of a downgrade when it's shown stalking around a driveway in daylight, next to the family pick-up truck, and just looks somewhat bizarre.

The costume was assembled by Oklahoma-based Blizzard fan Joshua Smith. You can actually see the progression video where he details the construction in a separate video. I'm not certain what Smith's background is when it comes to constructing costumes, but this guy is certainly talented. What's really impressive, though, is that the majority of the Lord of Terror was created fairly quickly and for very little money:

The entire upper half of the costume's body was constructed, assembled, and painted in the time frame of 8 days, each day working approximately 4 hours. About $145 has went into the materials, all of them being purchased from Walmart except for the black gloves (marching gloves) that were bought from a local music store.

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MATERIALS USED:
Glue Sticks (2 Small Stick Packs, 3 Large Sticks Packs)
Aluminum Foil (37 ft Heavy Duty)
Poster Board (10 Sheets)
Craft Foam (4 Foam 12 Packs)
LED Lights (2 Batt. Operated Packs)
C Batteries (6 Pack and 4 Pack)
Paint (Black, Red, Orange, Yellow)
Clear Coat Spray (2 Cans)
Black Long Sleeve Shirt
Black Gloves (1 Pair)

Smith is planning to attend BlizzCon this year, so be sure to go up and give him some well-deserved kudos. Also, try not to pee your pants when he extends his arm to shake your hand.

Source: Geeks Are Sexy

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That's pretty awesome! I'm always in awe of costumes like this - I completely lack the skills to make anything similar. Hope he has lots of fun and admiration at BlizzCon.

It occurs to me that the new lord of terror looks really stupid. Pretty cool costume though but he probably should have gone with the d2 terror lord.

Costume materials: $145
Tickets to Blizzcon 2011: $175

vansau:
Smith is planning to attend BlizzCon this year, so be sure to go up and give him some well-deserved kudos. Also, try not to pee your pants when he extends his arm to shake your hand.

Don't you mean "next year"? This year's con is already over. Though I wish him luck, it takes a lot more than "planning to" when it comes to getting to BlizzCon. Only reason I've been able to go consistently for the past 4 years is because we have 10+ people in our guild all trying to get tickets. Every year I owe someone different the admission fee.

Crap! Where's my sword when I need it???

Seriously that is a impressive costume but I must wonder in the fist clip, did he put it on inside that room since there is no way he could of move out of the room without his horns things hitting the wall near the ceiling.

WhiteTigerShiro:

vansau:
Smith is planning to attend BlizzCon this year, so be sure to go up and give him some well-deserved kudos. Also, try not to pee your pants when he extends his arm to shake your hand.

Don't you mean "next year"? This year's con is already over. Though I wish him luck, it takes a lot more than "planning to" when it comes to getting to BlizzCon. Only reason I've been able to go consistently for the past 4 years is because we have 10+ people in our guild all trying to get tickets. Every year I owe someone different the admission fee.

Yes, sorry. I meant next year. Thanks for catching that.

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That is amazing. Even before you consider the time and money limits. Then it's just incredible.

He didn't look like that last time I killed him!

Is Blizzcon poorly-lit? If so, he'll fit in perfectly.

That is.... extremely impresive. I wish I had the skills and inclination needed to do something like this.

I love the comments on the youtube page

*looks like a girl I once dated*

I'm not sure if it's the source material or just the costume, but that monster looks stupid as hell. High heels and spikes out of the wazoo. Kudos for the effort, but despite the fairly good face (and impressive mouth-action), it looks silly and easily tipped-over.

GET THIS MAN A JOB!

Friggin' awesome!

The blades make him look more like a zerg... and are those high heels?

Now I'm having flashbacks of getting hit in the face by the ol' Red Lightning Hose.

damn it I just washed these pants

Sweet costume. I was totally waiting for a hit by car gag at the end of that video. :)

*Darth Vader voice* Impressive...most impressive.

I'm amazed he could create something like this with as little money and time as he did. Kind of like "Design on a Dime" but with a geeky bent.

*looks back at what I just said* "Design on a Dime" with a geeky bent...I believe he may have a future TV career here.

now i see who really keeps these retarded westboro baptist trolls away from oklahoma...

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/18/oklahoma-passes-law-to-restrict-westboro-baptist-protests/

i would pay 100$ to see him aproach them saying: hello my minions.

To the creator of the costume: Well done, you put your talents to good use and made an accurate costume. I applaud you on a job well done and hope to see more from you.

To the creator of the character: What were you thinking, that is the worst possible design you could have made. I may not play diablo, but I can tell you I would laugh if something like that attacked me in real life. His "armor" is entirely impractical and won't actually stop any real attack, and the ornaments on top will only make him easy to topple, therefor easier to kill.

I don't undertand the appeal of impracticality in fantasy. Just because you're a demon lord or a woman, doesn't mean you can't think before putting on a stupid piece of armor.

If you dont win as Diablo at Blizzcon, you can win as Sarah Palin for Halloween.

But im still amazed it cost him around 150$. I would have doubled that on snacks the minute i got in the store.

He's the master of evil and lord of lies, but he can't walk through a doorway!

Seriously, nice costume.

Awesome work! Although I got more of a Zerg vibe than Diablo from that costume, which is obviously a problem with the actual new design for Diablo in part 3. Shame on you, Blizzard.

This is pretty cool, it's always nice to see people who have done a good job with their outfits.

trophykiller:
To the creator of the costume: Well done, you put your talents to good use and made an accurate costume. I applaud you on a job well done and hope to see more from you.

To the creator of the character: What were you thinking, that is the worst possible design you could have made. I may not play diablo, but I can tell you I would laugh if something like that attacked me in real life. His "armor" is entirely impractical and won't actually stop any real attack, and the ornaments on top will only make him easy to topple, therefor easier to kill.

I don't undertand the appeal of impracticality in fantasy. Just because you're a demon lord or a woman, doesn't mean you can't think before putting on a stupid piece of armor.

It's the rule of cool/sexy, not the practicality. That's why the more powerful you are, the bigger your shoulder pieces are, villains are always covered in spiky bits, and women wear no armor at all.

OT: Here's waiting to see you at next years Costume contest! Also cheers from a fellow Oklahoman. (:

And I kind of like how he looks less like a lord of terror and more like a giant insect.

Taunta:

trophykiller:
To the creator of the costume: Well done, you put your talents to good use and made an accurate costume. I applaud you on a job well done and hope to see more from you.

To the creator of the character: What were you thinking, that is the worst possible design you could have made. I may not play diablo, but I can tell you I would laugh if something like that attacked me in real life. His "armor" is entirely impractical and won't actually stop any real attack, and the ornaments on top will only make him easy to topple, therefor easier to kill.

I don't undertand the appeal of impracticality in fantasy. Just because you're a demon lord or a woman, doesn't mean you can't think before putting on a stupid piece of armor.

It's the rule of cool/sexy, not the practicality. That's why the more powerful you are, the bigger your shoulder pieces are, villains are always covered in spiky bits, and women wear no armor at all.

OT: Here's waiting to see you at next years Costume contest! Also cheers from a fellow Oklahoman. (:

And I kind of like how he looks less like a lord of terror and more like a giant insect.

Not to rain on the parade of fantasy lovers, but wouldn't he be experienced enough to know they're a disadvantage and kindly ask his smithy to take them off? Unless the armorer did it on purpose, trying to get him killed. This leads me to believe the lord of terror is a complete D-bag and his men are trying to kill him off.

On a more serious note, why do people think it looks cool? I can kind of understand the platemail bikinis on women(though I do not agree with it), but the massive shoulder spikes and horns make him look ridiculous.

That's all he used for materials? Damn! That's impressive!

If I was in his neighborhood and just so happened to look outside my window to see him dressed up like that, I would have freaked out.

rhizhim:
now i see who really keeps these retarded westboro baptist trolls away from oklahoma...

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/18/oklahoma-passes-law-to-restrict-westboro-baptist-protests/

i would pay 100$ to see him aproach them saying: hello my minions.

I'd say give him one of their signs and just let him stand there. Those signs don't look that hard to make, especially after seeing the costume. Even if he stood across the street, that'd fall under freedom of speech, right? or at least a street performer? parody work?

trophykiller:

Taunta:

trophykiller:
To the creator of the costume: Well done, you put your talents to good use and made an accurate costume. I applaud you on a job well done and hope to see more from you.

To the creator of the character: What were you thinking, that is the worst possible design you could have made. I may not play diablo, but I can tell you I would laugh if something like that attacked me in real life. His "armor" is entirely impractical and won't actually stop any real attack, and the ornaments on top will only make him easy to topple, therefor easier to kill.

I don't undertand the appeal of impracticality in fantasy. Just because you're a demon lord or a woman, doesn't mean you can't think before putting on a stupid piece of armor.

It's the rule of cool/sexy, not the practicality. That's why the more powerful you are, the bigger your shoulder pieces are, villains are always covered in spiky bits, and women wear no armor at all.

OT: Here's waiting to see you at next years Costume contest! Also cheers from a fellow Oklahoman. (:

And I kind of like how he looks less like a lord of terror and more like a giant insect.

Not to rain on the parade of fantasy lovers, but wouldn't he be experienced enough to know they're a disadvantage and kindly ask his smithy to take them off? Unless the armorer did it on purpose, trying to get him killed. This leads me to believe the lord of terror is a complete D-bag and his men are trying to kill him off.

On a more serious note, why do people think it looks cool? I can kind of understand the platemail bikinis on women(though I do not agree with it), but the massive shoulder spikes and horns make him look ridiculous.

I'm not defending it, I find it equally as impractical as you do. But it's the visual aspect. Having a fantasy game with realistic medieval armor would be realistic, and probably more practical, but it would be boring.

And idk, why does anyone think anything looks cool? They just do. And that's just like, your opinion man.

I love most of Blizzards Art (althougth i can't say exactly the same from most of their games actual gameplay) but if this is really the way Diable is designed then i have to sadly point out that he looks like a Zerg.

Abd THAT wouldn't be the first time that i have the feeling that Blizzards Art gets redundant lately.

As someone that has cos played before (Furry and Non Furry) I can safely say he's gotta be Hot as Hell in that thing, no pun intended :P

So this is what all those art majors were doing while I was sitting in journalism classes.

...Why do I feel like I've wasted my life?

Where is Oklahoma anyway? It sounds Japanese so how'd he go flying it to blizzcon?

felixader:
I love most of Blizzards Art (althougth i can't say exactly the same from most of their games actual gameplay) but if this is really the way Diable is designed then i have to sadly point out that he looks like a Zerg.

Abd THAT wouldn't be the first time that i have the feeling that Blizzards Art gets redundant lately.

and Zerg blatantly stole from the tyranids, in the backstory and the designs.

So in a way the forces of chaos are always at work! (I know tyranids don't use the warp but that's not what was intended)

Very nice costume... but why the God of War music?

 

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