11.11.11 The dragon are not 100% correct, I made this a few months before it was even released yet
Tools: Paintool Sai Full, final color balance in Photoshop
Duration: 30 hours + ( usually it doesnt take this long but I was experimenting alot with this piece, especially the background )
Comments: At first I didnt even want to feature a dragon, then i figured it wouldnt be Skyrim without them dragons..weird enough it only took around 6hours for the dragon and a whole 20+hour for the Dovahkin. and he didnt even have a face!
Just an update of my Khajiit mage cosplay in progress. I’ve just attached the ears and am currently working on the teeth, eyes (resin), hair etc... The moving jaw works with no elastic or mechanism; it is a snug comfortable fit. Because of this it will probably stretch with age, once this happens I’ll put in some elastic.
I am happy with how it’s turned out so far.
I love the photo before i shaped the ears... Elephant Khajiit! XP
Sorry about the poor quality photos, my SLR was asleep :/
Hi there! Thanks for viewing my image. I am the maker of and model of the costume, Nightingale Armor from the video game Elderscrolls V: Skyrim. These lovely photos were taken by the talented Andrew Snucins Photography, www.andrewsnucins.com. The Nightingales are the original concept of Bethesda.
I play Skyrim and as I was wondering what costume to make I decided to just go for my favorite one! My character is always in this armor.
About the costume: I began planning and collecting materials in September 2012. Most of it is sewn out of pleather and vinyl which I then treated with black paint, silver spray paint, hot glue, model magic, and way more black paint. I made the pattern by cutting out pieces of paper and holding them up my body to see if they would be the right size and shape. Then I used those paper pieces to cut out my fabric. Very time consuming as I don't have a dress form. One day I'll get one. I completed the costume 4 months later in December.
Cosplay! I am on a Nightingale cosplay kick right now, but hey, if you spend 4-5 months working on a costume you need to get your times worth of fun from it! There is still so much I could do with this costume we shall have fun for for years to come.
This weekend my photographer, Andrew Snucins, and I hiked into the woods and took photos of me modeling my costume. I spent the last week upgrading it with a new mask, more folds to the skirting, a scabbard for my sword, and touching it up from some damage that happen at the last shoot. This costume is originally designed by Bethesda Softworks for their videogame Elderscrolls V: Skyrim. Called Nightingale Armor, it is a set your character receives in the game for completing a group of Thieves Guild quests. The bow and sword you see in my pictures below are also made by me and I tried to make them look as close to the game versions as possible.
That is my very first attempt in cosplaying and it was pretty rushed... shouldn´t have started it right before a convention... Nevertheless it survived the 168.000 visitors and several train journeys with just a few cracks around the shoelaces. I was uncertain about his boots since they actually look different on the samples (they were shiny golden metal in the loading-screen but looked like rugged brown leather in the inventory-screen). The same goes for the clothes, since they were anthracite on the promotional render but more greenish in the actual game. So ehm: it´s something. ^^°
materials: XPS- and rubber foam, acrylics, canvas-fabric, 500 sheets of copy-paper, a lot of glue costs: ~ 80 € time: ~ 2,5 weeks
photography by pohmme-d-adham [link] costume by me
Back from katsucon and already in full new armor making swing for Ring of Fire con in Va beach Feb28th-Mar2nd :> Til then please enjoy the first shot of my newest light suit samus armor ouo This is some childhood dream come to life action for me i think the only thing i need to add to this is the soundtrack from prime and prime 2 into my helmet xD ( posters of this shot will be up in my store tonight :]) Costume made and molded by : Its Raining Neon photo assistance from : Shape 3: character designs & concepts
I know I need to get way more photos uploaded, but I figured you guys would enjoy seeing this one the most. The only Photoshopping is the book - it was originally Archaeology for Dummies. Otherwise, this photo was done by the irreplaceable Gordon Fong at my workplace, Rio Salado College. They allowed me to bring in my costume and we proceeded to do an incredibly fun photo shoot throughout the building!
Garrus is my handmade costume, with a latex mask (reinforced so it doesn't have that wobbly effect like Halloween masks do), moving jaw, foam armor, and LED lighting throughout. He's still about 95% finished, as there are a few adjustments I have yet to make. I've got a couple of work-in-progress blog posts up on the Red Nebula Studios website, and will continue to add more as time goes on.
The completed replica of Nightmare's sword Soul Edge from the Soul Calibur series. This was worked on on and off for about 7 months and was an incredible experience. For the full album showing the creation, visit this link: Making Soul Edge
"Like" For All Intense Porpoises while you're there!
Not much to say here, I think I said it all in the image. The gesso was cheap, around 7 euros / $9 for one kg... I also made a video in which you can see how it looks like in the end, with some gold paint on it and you can also see how resistant it is to bending. [link]
Well it's about time! I was unfolding the armor as I went so now that I've almost got everything built I thought I'd post a visual representation of a lot of different files that I've unfolded on my way to making a full set of Daedric armor.