2018 Ogre Magi from Dota 2
We built this two-person Dota 2 Ogre Magi costume to participate in The International Cosplay Competition (TI8) in Vancouver, August 2018. We also participated in 2023 in Seattle and built an Alchemist!
So excited we made it into the top 15 and won Biggest Transformation award!
The challenge of doing an oversize two-headed, paunchy, blue behemoth is appealing, but the main motivation is that ogres are awesome.
Most of our materials are pretty low tech: cardboard, floor mats, cushion foam, paper mache, aluminum foil, styrofoam, clays, spackling, felt, silicone, epoxy, resin, fun fur, duct tape, lots of glue, lots of acrylic paint.
For the character himself, everything was handcrafted. For the rotating Whyrlegyge weapon on his back, we carved the structure but we had a friend help us with the super cool rotating lights and movement.
And special thanks to the Positron Emission Tomography Research team at UBC who generously donated thermoplastic strips. They were imaging masks in a former life, and we recycled them to make wonderful ogre support mounts!