Cosplay Wednesday – Skyrim’s Nightingale Armor

Skyrim Nightingale Cosplay - Gamers Heroes (5)
Skyrim Nightingale Cosplay – Gamers Heroes (5)
The world of Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls series has yet to see a new numbered entry since 2011’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. While we patiently await the next chapter of the open-world series, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a spot-on cosplay of the games’ Nightingale armor.

Submitted to us by InParadisum Cosplay, this rendition of Skyrim’s Nightingale armor came out of a deep passion for the series. From the creator herself:

“The inspiration for this costume came solely for my love of the Elder Scrolls series. The first game i played in the series was Morrowind, and I’ve been hooked ever since. When I played Skyrim, I felt a certain connection to Karliah during the Thieves Guild quest line, and I felt compelled to cosplay her. I really like her dark, mysterious, and undeniable master stealth background, only matched by her tragic past. Upon obtaining the Nightingale Armor in said quest line, I knew it was something I wanted to make from scratch.”

Many of the elements of this cosplay were done from scratch. The cloak was sewn, while the Daedric arrows were made of a plastic craft stick. In addition, the arrowheads are hand-sculpted out of clay and baked, and black feathers and wire were sewn into the end of each one. While the the Nightingale bow started out as a plastic base toy bow, it was heavily altered with clay and got hot glued, spray painted, and finished.

This costume was showcased in April 2015 at Tekko in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event shots below were taken by DBrooksPhoto82.

Skyrim – Nightingale Armor

You can find InParadisum on Facebook here.

Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you’re passionate enough to do it full time. Drop me a line at casey@gamersheroes.com and we’ll feature some of your cosplay.

Casey Scheld

Drawn to the underground side of gaming, Casey helps the lesser known heroes of video games. If you’ve never heard of it, he’s mastered it.
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