The Goat Warrior / by Alex Boake

It might be fairly obvious by now, but I'm pretty into goats. I consider them to be my power animal. Actually, I'm an Aries, which is a ram, but I identify more with the stubbornness of goats. So, of course, when I started thinking about designing myself a costume to manifest this animal spirit I began with the headgear. Horns. It was about a year in the making, from the first sketch, to finding the fabric, to manufacturing the skull, working with the fabric, making revisions...and finally...completion!

During the fall I had an opportunity to do a photoshoot with the very talented Mike Kowalek of eleventhphotograph.com. I couldn't be more thrilled with the results! Winter's setting in, and this costume is not meant for cold weather, so I felt compelled to do an illustration of the final design to draw a close on this costume for the season. Enough chatter, here's the art!

Goat Warrior

Check out the initial designs and sketches!

This isn't the last you'll see of this incarnation of the Goat Warrior, though she may be manifesting herself in a new form soon...