The Art of Jenny Harris
Facebook.com/fiendle fiendle.deviantart.com
Request a Commission!
Plushies Home Custom Dolls Home Clay Home
Perler Bead Home Painting and Printmaking Home Cosplay Commisions
Cosplay

Back to top
Lollipoppy
Photo taken by at PAX Prime 2013.
Lollipoppy
Photo taken by at PAX Prime 2013.
Lollipoppy
Photo taken by at PAX Prime 2013.
Lollipoppy
Photo taken by at PAX Prime 2013.
Lollipoppy
Photo taken by at PAX Prime 2013.
Lollipoppy
Photo taken by at PAX Prime 2013.

Lollipoppy (League of Legends)
Availability: Not for Sale

I have been playing League of Legends since 2010, and I've always considered Poppy a cool character who doesn't get enough love within the game, or the cosplay community, or even from Riot in the past year or two. I also know that her 2010 Harrowing skin "Lollipoppy" is considered by the community to be notoriously ugly and nightmare inducing. But personally, while the splash art is really something to behold, I actually think the design is pretty cute and I really enjoy the comical costumes! So with barely over a week before PAX Prime, I decided to give Poppy some love, and redesign the Lollipoppy costume to be a bit more flattering to wear. I wanted to retain her iconic curvy nature, but not be quite so shapeless, so I gave her a high 50's style waistline to pair with the puffy shorts and billowy shirt, and an adorable lolita (loli) pigtail hairstyle in the blue color of her in-game model instead of the green of the splash art (I like the blue much better). The oversized candy hammer and shield were still a definite necessity, to which I did not skimp. I like my personal take on the design, and I'm happy that I received so much positive feedback from both Riot and the community!

I created my own pattern for the shorts and suspenders, and sewed them with [white and shiny white striped] suiting flannel with a medium weight interfacing to add opacity to the fabric, so it looked pretty and of high quality on the outside but was still very comfy and easy to move in. The candy cane leggings were made by me; after hunting high and low for readymade leggings OR fabric, I finally found some stretchy fabric I could work with for the vertical pattern her outfit called for. The gloves were spandex wrapped over a very thick foam lining for the cuffs, to add the cute and cartoonish aesthetic. The shirt was lucky thriftstore find; a bit big on me, but made of a somewhat sheer fabric with a cute dotted pattern that made me think of candy, and a great color to compliment my wig, so I made it work. (I was very tight on time and had to choose between making a shirt or finishing my hammer, and a shirt was much easier to replace with a ready-made than a 2 foot lollipop.) The wig I purchased from Arda Wigs, and consisted of one Magnum and two Curly Clips in their color Ocean Green (AR005). It was a deep turquoise with some emerald and lighter turquoise accents, a really gorgeous and underappreciated color!

The chocolate shield was made from 2" thick foam which I recycled from some old tumbling mats. It cut relatively easy straight and on a bevel, and was very lightweight and durable (since tumbling mats are meant for people jumping on all day). The raised candy pieces were glued to the rectangle base with Gorilla Glue, and the ends of the leather arm straps were sewn and glued between these foam layers for stability and a clean finish. The only part I had trouble with was the engraved "RIOT" writing, which I tried using a dremel with no success, then a soldering tip which left the foam melted looking on the edges, then an exacto knife to try and clean it up (this method would have taken the longest but was probably the best option from the start).

The lollipop hammer (Whomper) was made from expanding foam, carved into the basic shape, and then made more durable with paper strips, wood glue, and wood filler. The top paint job was done with acrylics, for the most part a freehand job which took hours and hours for just being flat colored lines (but so many lines!). The wooden stick was just that, a large wooden poplar dowel, lightly sanded for comfort and embedded into the foam. I have to give some credit to my lovely friends of Arms, Armor and Awesome and Cosplay Py for assisting me with the busy work to help make sure my hammer was finished in time for the convention. Thank you!

And thank you to everyone for the support, I'm so happy you enjoyed my take on Lollipopy!

Worn at:
PAX Prime 2013