I recently made some fun gifts for the “My Wife Is Going to Kill Me” podcast hosts. This was made for Travis Bolles, who is the sexiest, most awesome member of that podcast by a mile. He is my hero, truly.
You can read this character's story on my Instagram page.
The head on this is from a Malachi Cinderhorn, but since Jarlaxle is bald and Malachi has hair and a crown on, I had to remove those pieces from the normal head and use Apoxie Sculpt to make this head bald. I am in no way a good sculptor, but I did my best on this and I think it came out pretty good! He also has his trademark hat which he wears, so I knew that I intended to cover the bald head with the hat anyway.
The body on this is from a Shadow Elf Ranger and Shadow Elf Warrior combined. His boots, which are part of the Jarlaxle character, are from a NECA Pirates Teague figure, modified to fit the knee pegs on this figure. His twin sword and sword belt are from a NECA Pirates Will Turner, as is his hat which I repainted black and purple like it is described in the books. His eye patch was made from a small piece from a Realm of the Claw accessory and a black rubber band. My favorite part of this figure is his cape. The books describe Jarlaxle as having “a cape that shone in every color in both the visible and infrared spectra.” I used a Marvel Legends Dr Strange cape and repainted it with a variety of metallics to get the shimmery, multi-colored effect you see here. Honestly, the pics do not do the colors on the cape justice. I was so happy with the end result on that piece!