And you thought we were done with Halloween references! We simply couldn't resist wrapping up the season with this latecomer: a young Murloc from the family of Tyrialfrozen of US Ursin. The little gurgler's mother adapted the costume from a Wal-Mart baby tiger costume pattern. Her instructions, as channeled through Tyrialfrozen:
"Follow the pattern for the body. There wasn't anything special, just good old sewing machine and scissors. The same was done to make the main part of the head. Next was the blue and white stripes, which were sewed directly on the head. For the red hair/spikes, she cut out long strips and soaked them in half-and-half water/glue and then cut up the bottom. They were then sewn into the head through small cuts.
"The eyes were ping-pong balls that got cut in half and painted. In order to get them on the head, she had to hot glue them to some string, which then was sewn on. Next, she added some white fleece teeth, and to cover everything up, she put in a red fleece layer in the head. In order to close the front, she added some Velcro. Last was some red trim and 'feet' and a zipper."
We've got a full gallery showing the construction process as well as the finished product (and something extra), after the break.
You awaken in Razor Hill
Last week's look at storyteller Tazeria of Korialstrasz stirred up enthusiasm for another, more interactive tale that's turned into a favorite on Blizzard's Uldum realm forum. "You awaken in Razor Hill" by Dusk of Uldum wound forum-goers into a MUD-style adventure. Blizzard CMs extended the thread to accommodate additional posts, and the whole thing received a big, fat sticky after it wrapped.
Author Dusk, aka Alex Levinton, has two articles on Cracked.com and says he's halfway through a project he hopes to sell. "It is a boy and his dog story, only the boy is a girl and the dog is seven feet tall," he relates. "It's an escapist fantasy about causality and the end of the world." If their end is as satisfying as that of Ted and Scratch, future readers have an interesting read ahead.