Costume :Nero The Sable
Variant :Normal
Source :Final Fantasy VIII - Dirge of Cerberus
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

Wonderful Group Shot



Group Shot

The Three

Arriving at Expo


Stretched out

On The Stage

Posing as Nero

Nero Verses Vincent

Nero The Sable


Costume Information

Cost : Well over £300
Time Taken : Six Months

Oh god.
Where do I even start with Nero??

Well by far, it's the most difficult cosplay I've ever done. This one has been an incredible journey from the start. Sadly, it's retired now. No more back injuries for a long time (I hope).

So it's leather. A lot of leather. Leather belts sewn into jeans and attached to pleather. Pleather sewn into a sort of straight jacket and then reflective tape stuck all over it. It's heavy to wear and very very VERY warm.

The boots were also heavy as hell and reflective tape was added to it. XD

Now the wings were the thing that took the most time and effort to make.
Made out of ply wood with MDF as the main support. I tried to make it as light as I could. Maybe if I ever did this one again, I'd use foam for the wings.


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This is the first Nero cosplay I have seen! And it's awesome!

by KawaiiKira on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 20:17
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Very impressive!

by SilentDragonfly on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 22:38

This is incredible! Never seen a Nero cosplayer before, great job ^^

by Creative-Stitches on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 22:40
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This is excellent! Very impressive, great job =]

by Kacela on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 22:52
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Damn, this costume is EPIC! It loos amazing. The 'wings' are just amazing! What did you use for them?

by j_mercuryuk on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 23:04
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I really like the wings - great job! The reflective tape is genius too.

by Mighty Odango on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 - 14:47