There was one they feared... She was Dohvakin... Dragonborn!
Since Skyrim has owned our lives since last November, GingerAnneLondon and I have been entertaining the thought of cosplaying from the game since then. We were making plans that originally fell through until a week before the convention, when we decided to wear the costumes again.
GingerAnneLondon was awesome and offered to make the breastplate for me when I was already in the process of finishing up my Blood Seras costume.
This is the Savior Armor, which you can get in the game from the "Ill Met By Moonlight" quest.
is the photographer and made the breastplate (I) am the cosplayer pictured here. I made the staff, gauntlets, shin guards, and amulet.
There was a post awhile ago with a blue carpenter bee on tumblr. I reblogged it for inspiration on my art blog to save it. I recently stumbled across it and thought about making an art doll, but decided instead to try for a super realistic plush. Trying to get a high level of realism using only fabric, no clay, was an interesting challenge.
There are a lot of little details packed into this doll. The wings have had detail sewn into them to create vein patterns. There is thread sculpting on the abdomen of the bee to give the appearance of individual segments. The legs each have aluminum wire running through them to allow them to support the bee. In addition, each leg is also thread sculpted to add joint details. Lastly, the antennae and wings both have some wire in them to allow for slight pose ability and support.
Creating the pattern went surprisingly smoothly for a change. I did a prototype with details on only half body and it was almost exactly what I wanted. Only the head needed more work and even then I only redid it twice. The third and final version was just right.
This bee is one of a kind. I may make more bees, but probably this will be the only blue carpenter bee and possibly the only bee with a wire armature, though I haven't decided yet because I haven't really seen how well a floppy bee will work out. I may also sell the pattern for this, but it's rather advanced and I need a better solution for a thing things. When in doubt, I just did did more handsewing until it worked! but that's not a very efficient method. And difficult to explain.
This little dragon was a last minute item before the con. Like the other dragons, it has jointed limbs, but no wire anywhere. I sewed him on my sewing machine and it actually didn't save a whole lot of time. There was still a lot of hand sewing involved and jointing is still a pain. I think I'm going to develop more dragon patterns, I really like them. They got played with quite a lot at my table and moved around and posed in different ways.
This particular dragon is from an old material I had in my sewing box from when I sewed doll clothes in middle school. I had completely forgotten about it and I only have a strip of it. Enough to do this doll and maybe another. It has stars and clouds and it sparkles. I also gave this dragony a little necklace with a charm I picked up awhile ago with this material in mind. The fleece fabric is a blue and white kind of cloudy, tie dye pattern which fit great. I liked him. I was sad to see him go, but he did eventually sell towards the end of the second day.
Her armor was a pain in the butt to draw, to much details for my liking and so her face. Phew...at least I finished it. (it's about time I drew her) It took about 4 hours on this without the tea breaks.
I believe this is how she'll greet Miraak, towering above him and all like "Nice to meet you, let's be friends. "
Art&character(C)me Skyrim(C)bethesda GildedEbonyArmor(c) -helblaze- on SkyrimNexus.....awesome armor and I love it.
Forsworn from Skyrim done for Free Comicbook Day in Norway. Handmade costume and accessories (not the dagger).
Funfact: it was snowing that day.... Real Skyrim weather.
For a better view of the details and accessories check out the photo below. :3 Teaming up with as a Haafingar hold guard, he also took the photos of me. Check out his costume too!
About the costume: it's made of fake fur, the bow is made of a branch and the holder is made of foam. The dreads and jewelry are homemade, and the bird skull is made of fimo. I have a bone from an elk on my right side, but it shows better on a photo on my blog -> [link]. It's not my photo, so I won't be posting it. Check it out if you want to see more of the details!