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Wraith Costume Breakdown

After spending hours watching the Stargate Atlantis DVD's and doing screen captures this is what I've got::

Layers & Materials: with a few exceptions the first layer seems to be a t-shirt or tank top that remains unseen, then dusty black pants, some loose, some fitted with various styles of boots.  I've identified a few styles:
Chic Wraith: these are the guys in the long fitted black leather coats, most nattily attired of the wraiths.  There is lots of variation within this genre, but feature tailored coats that are cut in at the waist and flare out slightly.  There are often insets of croc, snake or lizard skin panels on the chest and back, some such as Michaels' feature it through out the entire coat, shoulder treatments with spiky segmented armor, leather belled shoulder armor with sparkly black insets or variations of "dragon" scaled type armor.  Most have a high standing collar which also may feature lizardy insets.  Many of the coats are long-almost to the floor or if calf length have high boots with the pants tucked in.  Some have silver metallic insets in design that remind one of their insect heritage.  These guys have well groomed shiny white hair that feature more treatment -pulled back, braids or dreds.  They do not seem to be as coarse looking or ugly as many of the other wraiths.  Rather than the deep facial scars on early wraiths they are more likely to have intricate tattooing on face and neck.  Many seem to be younger wraiths such as the one on Ronin's homeworld with the sparkly goggles that he killed first.  The Gen Y of the wraith world although some of the older wraiths seem to keep up appearances such as Todd. 
Generic Wraith: this is the vast majority of the wraiths seen in battles and background, many wear the long black coats but lack the detailing and close fit opting for belting, some wear vest or leather tunics with bare arms and leather vambraces, there is much more strapping, armor plainer cut and no insets such as Steve.  They are
more likely to have looser fitting pants over their boots & more deformed facial features.  Coming next:  special wraith characters and drones                                                 
                        Chic Wraiths                                           Plain Jane Wraiths



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Feb. 24th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
I love that you are doing a wraith. I think they look positively awesome and evil!

One of my friends is doing a female wraith later in the year :)
Sep. 7th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
The Wraith
Aww The Wraith ROCK!! I really want to get the contacts and the teeth but they cant be got does anyone know where to gt them??
Sep. 10th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Re: The Wraith
just google fx contacts, you'll find plenty of sites but you must have a RX from your eye doc to order, even if you don't normally wear contacts- there is a big safety issue with wearing contacts and you must have the proper info on how to safely wear them. I have not found anything close to the wraith teeth, I plan to modify some vampire teeth to a reasonable facsimile.
Sep. 28th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
use there:

just have to paint them black and you've got some convincing wraith teeth
Oct. 4th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
wraith costume
I'm looking for the whole wraith costume, I think it would make a great halloween get-up.
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
This is awesome. I really want to make/get a wraith costume. :D

Do you have any reccomendations for if one can't get ahold of any lizard skin type stuff for pannels?
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
RE: Wraith Making/Coat
start hitting the resale shops, look for anything that may have the lizard/croc look-purses, skirts , vests etc. then cut them up and use them for accents. I got everything leather for the coat and the lizard sparkly material on ebay, again it can be a item of clothing that you take apart, the other place to go is a home store like Home Depot or Lowe's, look at everything black and silver-rubber and plastic hoses, metal rings,rubber washers/foam,chains, imagine what it could become if you melted/soldered/twisted/stretched it/stuffed it and if you have a dump or salvage yard nearby even better, learn to look with a eye of imagination and on the cheap, you do not need a lot of cash for the coat and you can do makeup for the face, just remember that details can make or break a costume, put in the effort from the start and it will show when you get in character-don't hesitate to ask questions, we all started as a beginner, this group can help as well
Feb. 3rd, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
Have you made a wraith costume yet?if so do you have any pics of it?i think its great your doing the wraith costumes everyone else seems to be doing the sga jackets....a little boring if you ask me and besides the wraith are more stylish! =)
Feb. 4th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
RE: Wraith Costume
indeed, it was done for Halloween 08, if you check my more recent posts -Nov.14th I think there are some pictures and a few in the Halloween 08 gallery
Mar. 31st, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Re: making a Wraith
see the costume website for lots of wraith screencaps and and costume pictures as well as Moria Orc costume updates...long live the bad guys! I am not done with the wraith, I want to upgrade the costume and there is always the queens...
Apr. 16th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Wraith suit..
Great to see there are more of us! I´ve been working on my coat for about a year now, and you had some inputs I hadn´t thought of!! Thanx...
Apr. 16th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Wraith suit..
the more wraiths the better!!!, I have more pictures and lots of screencaps on my website which is also devoted to general(bad guy) costuming and I plan on taking the wraith costume to Dragoncon if you are attending, hopefully with more costume upgrades especially on the prosthetics
Jan. 4th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
What need those things olph dreaded ones would fed the ights.
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