Piridalil is a work in progress started in 2016. it's almost finished. I'm still deciding how to describe this character and what he means. Piridalil is a Persian word for a guide or teacher. Pir also means 'feather', and Dalil means 'proof'. This suit to me will come to represent the chevalier, the gentleman. The tessellating shapes in the costume are patterned to look like feathers, and I do feel there's a regal aspect to what Piridalil will come to represent. Soon I will have a better explanation for who this character is and what they represent.
below are process photographs ordered with most recent images first. through these photographs you can see how I created the headpiece my methods from masking the complex pattern of the suit. the viewer may want to start from the bottom.
after flattening out the body templates, I projected the pattern onto a wall and traced the pattern onto the template