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
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