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Meet the Cosplayer Who Transforms Into Critical Role’s Captivating Cleric
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Meet the Cosplayer Who Transforms Into Critical Role’s Captivating Cleric

Critical Role is Geek & Sundry’s live Dungeons & Dragons show featuring Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and his troupe of fellow voice actors. Catch them every Thursday night at 7:00 PM PT on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel and on Alpha.

As soon as the pink-haired Caduceus Clay cracked open his creaky wooden door to offer the Mighty Nein a cup of tea, he captured the imaginations of cosplaying Critters everywhere. Texas Critter Mairon, more widely known by their cosplay name MysterySA, immediately began crafting the emerald green, pink lichen-covered armor donned by the grave domain cleric. The result is stunning.

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MysterySA (pronounced as Mister Resa or Ms. Teresa) found Critical Role earlier this year while researching tieflings for a friend’s Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

“During my search, I came across a fan art picture of Mollymauk,” they tell Geek & Sundry. “I was very intrigued by the character’s design, and after searching, I stumbled upon Critical Role… Now, I’m on the edge of my seat every week with the Mighty Nein and I’m almost caught up with Vox Machina.”

When Caduceus was introduced, MysterySA felt an immediate kinship.

“I really loved how connected Caduceus seems to be with nature,” they say, “and how it shows in his appearance as well. I myself have a close bond with nature, so there was an almost instant pull to start crafting [the cosplay] right away.”

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The EVA foam armor was the biggest challenge of crafting the costume, they recall, and putting the armor together piece by piece was incredibly time-consuming. The makeup and prosthetic to complete the firbolg transformation was also a daunting task, but the resulting look is unmistakably Caduceus Clay.

“To me, this is my version of fan art,” MysterySA says. “Due to a number of factors, drawing is a difficult art form for me to attempt. Sewing, sculpting, woodwork, and many other things that involves cosplay are art forms that I can produce well. I figured, why not make myself the canvas to show my love for Critical Role.”

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WANT MORE CRITICAL ROLE?

  • Catch up from the very beginning of the first campaign, and keep up with the new one, with the Critical Role Podcast.
  • Tune into the official aftershow, Talks Machina, live on Alpha and Twitch, Tuesdays at 7pm PT.
  • And don’t miss new episodes of Critical Role LIVE on Alpha and Twitch, Thursdays at 7pm PT.

All Images: MysterySA

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