|Time Taken :||1 month|
|Debuted at London MCM May 2013|
Costume self made from black leatherette with craft foam and 3D fabric paint for all the detailing. Please see my journals for info!
My Dad was a massive help with this costume, he made all my templates for me which without those the costume would have been impossible to make!! He also made my beautiful Nightingale Bow which I love =)
|Sew all parts together!||High||Complete|
|Black Leatherette 3mts (including shipping)||£32.96||Bought|
|Metallic Black 3D Fabric Paint||£3.80||Bought|
|Black Cotton 3mts||£11.97||Bought|
|Black Fingerless Gloves||£3.89||Bought|
|Pack of A3 White Card||£2.99||Bought|
|Wet Look Leggings (2 pairs)||£11.08||Bought|
|Black Craft Foam||£4.00||Bought|
Arrow (Posted 19th May 2013)
Really wanted the ebony arrows but went with the daedric ones...though the feathers are black not brown lol. Made from a garden cane, spray painted black. The arrow head is made from craft foam & the feathers were glued on with hot glue. Twisted thread covers the visible glue.
I should hopefully have a small quiver with some more arrows as well.
Nightingale Bow WIP 4 (Posted 19th May 2013)
Almost finished now! Just need to add the 'string' and touch up some of the paint.
Nightingale Bow- Detailing (Posted 19th May 2013)
These are the detailed pieces for my bow. Made from craft foam, sealed with PVA and painted silver.
Belt WIP (Posted 18th May 2013)
Template for belt (its since been cut out, this is just to show what it will look like!)
Mask (Posted 18th May 2013)
Just to show how the mask will look. I have since covered the base mask in leatherette with the detailing on top so the material won't show. Please ignore my face xD
I bought the base mask on eBay and used craft foam for the detailing.
Nightingale Bow WIP 2 (Posted 12th May 2013)
Just another update on my bow!
My dad sanded most of the foam down using my trusty dremel. It actually gave a pretty cool effect but would have been way too annoying to paint and add the rest of the detailing. So its since had a couple of layers of paper mache so we have a smoother surface to work on. I need to coat it with some PVA just so the paper won't show through the paint but other than that its now ready for painting =)
Nightingale Bow WIP (Posted 10th May 2013)
The base is made from a light weight pine wood and its been covered with some EVA foam. Most of the foam will be sanded down and going to use paper mache on top to shape it. Credit of course to my Father =)
Nightingale Symbol (Posted 6th May 2013)
Made from Craft foam covered in the leatherette I will be using. Need to paint the edges!
Progress 1- Templates (Posted 6th May 2013)
Using in game references as well as Beebichu's amazing Nightingale costume progress, made all the templates for the armour from white card, taped together on my mannequin (Yes i finally have one!)
Not pictured here but have also made templates for the pauldrons, bracers and boot armour. I may need to make the skirt pieces slightly longer in the front. My dad's also altered the skirt pieces in the side so they will be shorter than what they're meant to be...reason being I have big hips -_- meaning if i have anything too long it will just stick out and look awful.
Decided to make it all out of leatherette instead of just craft foam but I may still back everything with foam to give it more shape. Hopefully the fabric will arrive tomorrow! Credit for all the templates to my awesome Dad =)