Costume :Prince Nuada
Variant :The black and red outfit
Source :Hellboy II - The Goldern Army
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2009

Costume Photos

With the Hellboy Group

Nuada Close up

The twins

Small sword ref

Full length shot

Nuada work in progress 5 (in the cosplay comp photo session)

Nuada work in progress 1

Sword ref pic

Nuada referance pic


Costume Information

Cost : Currantly no pennies as all matrieals come from stock.
Time Taken : two weeks

This is a planned costume for Battlestar Starfury in Dec.

I saw a small picture of the character a while back and was drawn to the hair. Since my reluctance to use wigs I've been sticking to characters with white blond hair. An evil Elf with white blond hair whats not to love (okay, so I'm struggling to get past the notion that the actor, Luke Goss, used to be in the 80's band Bros. Yes, I'm old enough to remember and cringe! lol).

I've now seen the film and Now have defently decided that I'll be doing the costume (complete with fight cheography for a possible future entry as I have the stunt background. Specialising in swords and the Bo-staff).

I've chosen the main red and black outfit rather than the gold outfit with the crown as I prefer the design.

My brother will be designing the make-up for me. One that hopefuly I can put on with ease. This will be my first time where my face will be completely covered with make-up.

I'm looking forward it. Should be fun and challanging.

UPDATE- After Battlestar Starfury.

Managed to get most of it finished in time. Ran out of time to complete plate armour, the leathertte chest piece and the spear/sword. I ended up with Sephiroth's contact lenses as I couldn't afford to get the correct ones. I hope to have the correct ones by London May Expo. He was confortable to wear and I had no probs wearing the full face make-up.

*UPDATE- Have found out that the actress that played Nuala will be attending LFCC. So will be finishing it for then*

Note - Although, there is still the armour and the correct weapon to do one day, I am listing this as 'complete' since it pretty much is.


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is it ok if i fancy you in this?

by Sands on Wednesday, 3 September, 2008 - 09:23
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you made my year : 3

by Uni on Wednesday, 3 September, 2008 - 14:29
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Gald to see that this is recieved while.

Yeap, fancing me as Nuada will be fine.

The shirt will be staying on however.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 3 September, 2008 - 20:34
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i really cant wait to see thisss!!! *fangirlss*

by SasukeRoxMySox2 on Saturday, 29 November, 2008 - 21:50
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Epicness! I know for a fact that my other half wants to do this when I do Hellboy as well LOL

by sjbonnar on Monday, 1 December, 2008 - 21:24
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Too cool for words, can't wait! I hope you get to do your demonstration in the masquerade as well, were you thinking of doing the solo stunts from his first scene?

by HystericalDame on Monday, 1 December, 2008 - 22:06
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Thanks SJ, can't wait to see your Hellboy.

Diphenydramine, Yes, I will be doing a small section of the first solo fight scene. I will change it slighlt to allow for that I'll be performing in on a smaller area.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 2 December, 2008 - 16:57
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Wow, love love love the make-up! You pulled this off so well, I can't wait to see any further improvements.

by Angelphie on Saturday, 13 December, 2008 - 13:09
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Wow, a great start! A somewhat creepy start but if you weren't, you wouldn't be Nuada! LOL

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 13 December, 2008 - 13:17
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by Moonchild on Saturday, 13 December, 2008 - 16:11
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you look amazing XD

by Uni on Sunday, 14 December, 2008 - 11:04
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Oh my god woman you pulled it off so well :)

by ballet shoes on Wednesday, 17 December, 2008 - 11:24
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koool i like much love to see some location shots

by kimpey on Wednesday, 17 December, 2008 - 15:05
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This is just fantastic. BRILLIANT job!

by Elata on Wednesday, 17 December, 2008 - 20:07
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Wow, Scary good!!
Looks complete to me, what are you tweaking still?

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 January, 2009 - 19:21
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Thanks for the comments.

Ranma 1-2, The plate armour needs doing and the correct weapon needs building. I hope to have those complete in the next month or so.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 25 January, 2009 - 18:05
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ooooo A Nuada =D are you wearing this to 2009 lfcc? I am cosplaying Nuala on the to lfcc =D costume looks great :)

by Holli on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 19:41
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Hi Holi. Yes I'll be doing this for 2009 LFCC. Most likely sat.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 20:20
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eeee :3 Still love this costume! Hope i get to see you in this! <3 <3 <3

by Uni on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 19:44
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I'm sure you will do one day hun XX

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 19:48
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Wow! So cool - Nuada is so badass! ^_^

by perfectly_purple on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 10:28
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by Uni on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 11:03
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Omg, perfect! You did such an incredible job on the makeup! Kudos to you, lovely - this looks fantastic~! ^________^

by Kitsu Aria on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 11:32
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pwaor! I WOULD!

my god your awesome

by angel aiko on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 12:19
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amazing make-up!!
Cant wait to see this complete <3

by kitty on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 12:20
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that is some hell of a scarey make up XD but hell looking good!

by Kaka Extreme on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 12:24
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fantastic makeup! you look really scary!!

by GunstarVixen on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 12:49
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ooo oo o oooo i love it ^___^

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 13:59
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Goregous! Just gorgeous! I love the Make up test so much~ I's just perfect!

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 15:27
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Jesus christ woman! Im blown away! Its amazing!!!!!! I loooove look soooo hot! Can i keep you?

by Lozzie on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 21:47
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i am Nuala on the saturday :)

by Holli on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 - 16:23
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Excellent, Holli. I would love to get a pic with you.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 2 July, 2009 - 18:52
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Wow that's sweet O___O especially impressed the makeup job

by HotshotShan on Friday, 3 July, 2009 - 20:26
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Looking like the undead here, well done :D

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 15 July, 2009 - 19:34
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i watched this film yesterday on tv, it reminded me of you :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 16 July, 2009 - 23:49
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This looked great on Sat so glad I got to see it!!

by Bunni on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 11:58
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This looked even better in real life :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 19:17
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You looked fantastic on Saturday! :) It was great to meet up with you even if it was only briefly XD

by Luminescence on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 19:27
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Awesome makeup! Shame I had to miss saturday.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 20:23
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You look so awesome! Such a sexy Nuada *_*
I only wish I could of seen this in real life, though I may of been tempted to kidnap you.
I love love love this cosplay so much <3 I hope you do him again =] Well done!!

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 17:51
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Ooooo i love the makeup close up looks very good and great contacts too! You look very pretty/Hansome??? hehe :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 23 July, 2009 - 21:06
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Thanks ever so much everyone.

I'm so happy with how the contacts came out.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 23 July, 2009 - 21:11
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*Cant stop staring at the Closer up shot of you* D: Totally the Nuada smex~~~

by Demented Kid on Thursday, 23 July, 2009 - 22:04
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this is really awesome, your makeup skills are fantastic, those lenses are perfect! and you carry the character so well!

cant wait to see more if you'll be doing him again.

by Lulu Rose on Friday, 24 July, 2009 - 14:28
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Will you be cosplaying Nuala next lfcc? as i will be Nuala again in the golden dress on the sunday :)

by Holli on Wednesday, 27 January, 2010 - 23:31
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This might sound cheecky but Im planning a Hellboy group if we go to Lfcc, and if you dont have anything else planned I would love to get a pic with you in our group. You look...for want of a less cliche word spot on!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 16:42
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Ahh I bow to your makeup skills... you've captured him so very well! I really hope to see you in this one day. :)

by Gracewing on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 04:11
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Thanks everyone. I will be hopefully completeing this after Amecon 2010 as I have been asked to wear this at an event in Oct.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 22:25
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WOW!!! You look awesome! How did you do for the make up?

I falling in love with Nuala character but I don't know how to do with her make up :(

by seawaterwitch on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 02:15
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You look awesome!

by puzzledpenguin on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 14:33
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Seawaterwitch, It was done with basic make-up. Snazzaroo white block make-up for the face base and ears. Then grey and black power make-up for the eyes and shadowing. I then added the face lines with liquid liner. I would love to try Nuada with full latex pieces at some point. I think for Nuala you only need the make-up basic that I did as her make-up is quite soft compared to Nuada's.

Thank you Puzzledpenquin. I would love to wear Nuada again at some point. ^^

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 03:57
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Wonderful :D wow!!! This make-up looks fantastic and it also looks fun to do :) You did another 1st class job on this, as always :D xXxXx

by EileenSkopnik on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 22:48
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Thank you Eileen, hoping to revisit this costume at some point to get some better photos. xxx

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 07:04
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0_0 OMG this is fantastic ... words don't do this justice well done.

by Clockwork Dandy Noodles on Tuesday, 16 July, 2013 - 04:03
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Thank you ever so much Elfsire.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 23 July, 2013 - 01:11

To-Do List

Make armour HighPlanned
Make tunic LowComplete
Make sash with armour plateLowComplete
Do make-up test LowComplete
Make sword/spearLowPlanned


Make up test with contacts (Posted 30th June 2009)

With no sleep and a cold I thought better way to beat it than have a random make-up test.

* Elf ears are not stuck down. Decided as it was only a test not to waste any liquid latex.
* Make-up more blended than before. Especially the lip area. After all he is a 'dude' elf.
* Ran out of 'Stargazer' white powder so the blending on the white base isn't as good as it can be.
* Please excuse my crappy hair. Half my frindge is now only two inches short thanks to 'BleachGate'.

Woot! Behold my elfy manlyness!

Gahhhh! Last minute weapon change (Posted 29th June 2009)

It appears that theres a weapon length restriction at LFCC so I can't take the spear with me. Even though I plan to make it so that it retracts it will still be too long.

So I'll be making the smaller sword instead for LFCC.

The spear will be made at a later date.

Contact lenses (Posted 28th June 2009)

I finally will have the correct eye colour. Managed to get some in the wildeyez range that will work for him. They are yellow with a dark edge so that it will add to the evil look of him. I was going to go for gold but I struggled to find any in my rpice range. I will try them out soon.

Stunt Demo practise. (Posted 21st December 2008)

I hope to start work on the delayed stunt demo that was meant to go with the cosplay for Starfury Battlestar. I hope to be allowed to perform it at May Expo if not it will be videod instead.

I'll be starting with the body conditioning to get ready for the actual blocking and cherography. Since its been over ten years since I performed a full fight stunt scene my body won't be used to it so it needs prep work.

(just realised ghow much of that last section could be taken the wrong way. Oh well.)

First wear success (Posted 11th December 2008)

Although costume wasn't complete I did the dress rehersal at Starfury-Battlestar. The make-up worked really well considering I wasn't using the originlal plan of latex. I ended up using a sword from stock as I ran out of time to complete the proper weapon for Nuada. The armour plates weren't finished so they didn't get worn. It did amuse me how many people had guessed that I would do the costume.

Very confortable costume to wear considering it was my first time in full face make-up. I'll hopefully have Nuada complete for Expo.

Make-up design change (Posted 17th November 2008)

Due to my budget for this costume being very small. I'll going to be dropping the liquid latex element of the make-up and just be doing the whole thing with basic make-up. Originally, my brother was going to be casting my face and then we would be building the latex pieces (exactly like how it was done for the film) for the scars. But I can't afford any of the casting materials (we are completely out of stock since my brother cast his hands for Edward Scissorhands) nor the latex. Luckerly my brother is very good with make-up so hes shown me ways that I can apply make-up that will still have the same effect.

I hope to do a make-up test soon complete with elf ears.