Our first terra cotta infantryman was commissioned by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for the National Geographic Treasures of the Earth exhibit, a permanent wing which includes replicas and interactive displays of the terra cotta warriors from Xi’an, China. Alena wore the costume for the members’ preview and the Grand Opening of the exhibit. The suit is made of silicone rubber and rubber-coated fabric, and was hand-painted with tinted silicone and aged with powder pigments.
Since we already had the molds, we decided to test out some other casting and coloring techniques, so we made another warrior for our own use. That one was worn at Gen Con (modeled by Ken of Godly Team Cosplay) along with our Saiunkoku Monogatari set.
- First Place in Professional Division, Gen Con 2011