At the very insistent suggestion of a friend, I started listening to The Adventure Zone (TAZ, for short). I honestly had zero interest in a D&D podcast, but he was adamant I would like it and should give it a whirl. I had an 8 hour drive coming up, so I promised to listen to one story arc along the way. I enjoyed it so much I plowed through the rest of the series in a little under 3 weeks (that's about 70 hours of content). Oops? I liked it so much, I listened to the whole thing a second time in the next 4 weeks. I have a problem, okay?
I loved a number of characters from the show for different reasons, but Lup had a lot of the qualities you may have noticed I tend to gravitate towards for characters I like to cosplay. She's fiery (literally), holds her own, and prioritizes the right choice over the easy choice. In D&D terms she's an elven invocation wizard and that is all we know. And that's where the major challenge of this particular cosplay comes in. The cool thing about this podcast is it was a specific choice to not have cannonical appearances
This cosplay idea came up quick, way too close to PAX South to do it as "from scratch" as I would have done. Is there anything wrong with not making everything? No, of course not, you silly goose. My personal preference for me is to handmake most pieces because frankly I have control issues and I want to know it's exactly what I want it to be. The name of the game for this round is "quick and good enough", with the full intention to make updates to it at a later time.