Costume :Nightmare
Variant :Full armour version
Source :Soul Calibur 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos


urghh knees

nearly done

claw half done

shoulder finished

Chest finished

more to the helmet!

Getting there!

sword so far!


Nightmares Skin :D



Costume Information

Cost : too much ><
Time Taken : 4 months

Next big challenge for me, nuff said XD

26th March UPDATE

Lots done, lots to do! got my styrene ready for finishing off the armour, gotta papier mache his damn arm and finish all that shabazz off >__< At least all the small details are done haha!


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Is there a costume you CAN'T do!? O___O Nightmare will remain just a dream costume for me, it's one of the most complexed costumes I've ever seen! XD
I wish you good luck with Nightmare ='D

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 8 May, 2008 - 19:40
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I sense awesomeness in the making here :D

by Berserk667 on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 17:01

Asdjsfu I never make it to expos! One day I hope to and see your amazing costume!! I can't believe last time I saw you was a wildercon? :S

by on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 19:24
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by ryaoki on Friday, 28 November, 2008 - 00:04
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Will be great to see it!

We're making Number 2 version nightmare ready for minami, but unfortunately we won't have it at expo because we're doing different costumes then.

Can't wait to see your take on it!


by Uber-Nerd on Friday, 28 November, 2008 - 10:46
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Epic. Just epic O_O

by stripey_dani on Friday, 28 November, 2008 - 15:29
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Come on Paige, we know you did more than these prog pics XD

by Odd-One-Out on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 11:59
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haha i'm getting there! I'll post more when I get batteries for my camera :3

by Mio-Chan on Sunday, 21 December, 2008 - 22:26

Miiiiiiiiiiioooooooooo Gonna love seeing this ^________^


by Moozman on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 00:36
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by ryaoki on Friday, 13 March, 2009 - 18:55
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woooah! this is freakin ace so far!!
cant wait to see more progress!

by kitty on Monday, 16 March, 2009 - 19:25
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amazing! and also.... i would like to marry that arm xD

by Ikkaku-kun on Friday, 3 April, 2009 - 23:42
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I truly cannot wait to see your costume! :D

by Manga Girl on Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 21:45
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O___O;;; Dear Lord, I can't wait to see this at Expo. It's looking AMAZING so far~!

by sarmander on Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 22:45
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The helmet looks badass, you can't tell what it's made out of which is good I guess?

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 17:02
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he helm so cool xD

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 17:13
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Pheebs, the helmets made out of craft foam and styrene n___n so it looks like unpolished metal irl. haa

by Mio-Chan on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 17:40
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From the photo it looks like sheet metal, a job well done ;)

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 17:42
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Holy moly this looks amazing. Can't wait to see it!

by AmethystEyes on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 17:48
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this is really looking so damn good ^^

by nanahara on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 18:16
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I'm in the middle of making a helm at the moment, what method/materials did you use?

by Manjou on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 20:23
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Materials are Craft Foam and Styrene 0.50" thick. You cut the pattern out of paper, then cut out of foam, glue styrene on top, cut around the foam leaving a border then use heat to shape as necessary and cut away the extra after that.

Patterns were quite easy as well, just looking at the image, drawing up and adjusting where needed.

by Mio-Chan on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 20:32
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Go Paige gooooooo 8D

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 23:44


it looks orgasmic already! O.o'''''''
I would so arrange a photoshoot with you if I could! :D
Just to try and do this fantastic piece of work some justice!

by Adamoluna on Friday, 8 May, 2009 - 11:16

Mio what can't you do?! Reading the comments I seriously am amazed - it really does look like metal! Fantastic!

by on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 21:17
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Miiol, I can't cook ;___; i burn rice! eee thankyou <333

by Mio-Chan on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 21:20
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thats looking amazing

by Defrain on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 17:52
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christ this is gunna be a jaw dropper when this is done. looks really good so far

by Berserk667 on Monday, 18 May, 2009 - 22:47
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i really cant wait to see this finished!! ><

please say your taking this to aya

by HelloKitty on Friday, 22 May, 2009 - 07:02
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Sadly i'm not going to this Aya :( But next one for sure! <3

by Mio-Chan on Friday, 22 May, 2009 - 14:02
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You really have out-done yourself with this costume! :D How's the movement in that platemail? It looks even more restrictive than normal platemail o.o

by Manjou on Sunday, 24 May, 2009 - 08:33
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Your nightmare looked absolutely amazing at london expo! :D

by myunie on Sunday, 24 May, 2009 - 09:46
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It looks amazing! Well done! Mad skillz!

by kiichan on Sunday, 24 May, 2009 - 11:09
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AMAZING! The detail on the sword is excellent!

by AmethystEyes on Sunday, 24 May, 2009 - 16:21
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WHAT THE HELL MIO I MISSED ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR COSTUMES so now you can come down brum land as knightmare , yes on the bus and show it off then bugger back off home lol, looks fantastic tho,NEED MORE PICS OF THE SKIN AND ARMM

by ryaoki on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 06:50
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by nanahara on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 08:35
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man this was proper awesome! and congrads! so glad i got to see this in person!

by Kaka Extreme on Thursday, 25 June, 2009 - 12:47
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This looks SO amazing o.o
Especailly the sword! <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 21:53

To-Do List

perfect my RAWRAWRAWRS and do the nightmare shuffleHighComplete
Finish making up patterns for armourHighComplete
Cut out armour and finish with Styrene sheetingHighComplete
Big ass claw of dooomHighIn Progress
Order big sheet of styrofoam + wood shizzMediumComplete
Make ChainmailMediumComplete
Latex cast for back + arm to neck skin + PaintMediumComplete
Order styrene for armourMediumComplete
Nightmares BootsMediumComplete
Finish SwordMediumIn Progress
Finish wigLowComplete


Latex you smelly beast you! (Posted 26th December 2008)

Nightmares slowly getting there, done about 4 layers of Liquid Latex for his skin on his back, another 20 i'd say to go. But its getting there, adding texture as well :D

Ordering Styrene in the new year so I can start making Nightmares Armour, then focus on pappier macheing his arm and making all the bits and bobs for that, it'll be fun :D

So yeah, i'd say he's about 20% done :)

Alwright! (Posted 26th October 2008)

OKAY so part 1 of his claw is done. I've got the basic shape out of chicken wire, 3 seperate parts. Now to plaster bandage this baby up, papier mache, then papier puree to give its a more even finish then something over the top and whambam its done hah.

I am quite tired btw xD