Costume :Syl
Variant :Duchess of Dementia
Source :The Elder Scrolls - Oblivion
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Collar beginnings

Skirt progress.

Fishy bracers - W.I.P

full body reference

Back reference

wig and collar reference


Costume Information

Cost : about £35 so far
Time Taken : ages...and it's no where near finished

Can't wear this in October now. I just don't have time to get it finished.

You have no idea how gutted I am. But when I find time amongst crazy uni stuff Syl will be complete.


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OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive just shat my heart out at the awesomeness of this bad boy, an oblivion cosplay does this mean I have to do jygalag or sheogorath :) please do this ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 11:14
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OMG!!!! that would be toooo much fun lmao

by Toshi-chan on Saturday, 4 April, 2009 - 19:09
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Wow spiky!
This will look really impressive though, good luck.

by Ilpala on Thursday, 9 April, 2009 - 16:06
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Tee hee, Toshi-chan you are my friend now!

I adore Oblivion SO much! 170 hours spent wondering about picking flowers and jumping on rocks to avoid wolves. Shivering Isles was the BEST and you are going to look BREATHTAKING as Syl!

I literally cannot wait.

You are cosplay royalty!


by PKNIVES on Monday, 27 April, 2009 - 20:52
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This is going to be the most epic costume ever... there's so much detail! I can't wait to see it when it's done! XD

Yay another Oblivion cosplay :D You're the only other person I've seen cosplaying an Oblivion character other than myself.

by DemoraFairy on Tuesday, 28 April, 2009 - 21:34
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omg more!!!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 2 May, 2009 - 01:19
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Oblivion... that game needs so much more cosplay.

by Odd-One-Out on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 17:15
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And such an epic choice, you're gonna look amazing!! I so can't wait for this *Waits for progress* 83
Good luck girl, it'll be stunning *_*

by Charlie-Bear on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 22:25
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this is going to look pretty damn awsome ^^

by nanahara on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 18:19
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some damn fine progress going on there ^^

by nanahara on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 00:44
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by eternal_aranel on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 09:23
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Loving the progress, I will have to look for you at expo in oct.

by NightmareWings on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 21:55
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Ooh are you cosplaying this to the October expo?? XDXD I can't wait! What day are you wearing it? I should wear my Dark Brotherhood outfit and we can meet up and do some photos XD

by DemoraFairy on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 13:42
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I really really hope I can wear it for October. I'm panicking now that I won't finish it in time.

But that would be really awesome for Oblivion photos xD

by Toshi-chan on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 04:05
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AHHH there are not enough Oblivion cosplays! This looks sure to be awesome! We're doing Oblivion next year sometime, the Dark Brotherhood shall silently invade >:D

by SarahSaiyan on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 17:41
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This is looking incredible, Those gauntlets are brilliant, I can never manage to get mine to taper outwards like that.

by Marauchettes on Sunday, 12 December, 2010 - 11:22
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Omg, I love this character, looking forward to seeing the end product!

by Zomboi on Saturday, 4 May, 2013 - 02:57

To-Do List

Buy petticoat/under-skirtHighComplete
top (corset? and sleeves)HighIn Progress
"Fish-head" cuffsHighIn Progress
Collar (ruff/spikes)HighIn Progress
Skirt pattern (interlocking fish?)MediumIn Progress
Find/style wigMediumPlanned
Find/make accessoriesLowPlanned


Collar (Posted 9th August 2010)


This particular part of the costume has been in progress for forever but I think I've finally worked out how I want to do this as a finished product now.

The basic structure is wire mesh covered in black velvet and sit over the shoulders.

The bones/spikes I'm moulding in fimo as a basic structure, which will be in seperate segments. After it's all dry I'll layer it so it becomes more solid and starts to look more interesting like the varied spikes in the reference.

Pictures will follow, but it's just that basic fimo structure just now....

Fishy-ness. (Posted 28th April 2010)

It's slightly more ok that this costume has had a HUGE gap in progress. Because of the 7 months in Japan.

But back to working on it again now woooo :)

Fishy vambraces are going well :) I've been experimenting with adhesives. The Overlapping layer that I'd already done were fixed with a strong PVA, but that doesn't work for the more difficult join of the "fish-head" to the arm....soo I've substituted a silicon adhesive and it works really well :) It doesn't feel as nice though or look very good.....But I've done one arm and just have to get round to latex-ing it.

And then one more arm to go.

For the fabric part of the costume....I've bought a long-necked, long sleeved black body suit. Which I'm going to modify to have the open collarbone etc...
Not quite sure how to do this, except perhaps by glueing the edges to stop fraying....or a double lining ribbon sort of thing? I'll get to it when I get to it.

After that I've got to get my hand on a petticoat, set about making the scaled skirt.

And then the EPIC fish to go over that.

Hopeful plans for the collar, but that's for later ;)

North Sea Plastics (Posted 20th July 2009)

are my new best friends =]

got all my plastazote sheets

for freeeeeee ^.^

just coz my mum buys soooo much stuff from there for packaging the stained glass they were like aw just have the sheet =]

they are all lovely people lmao

i'm so very happy now ^.^

progress of fishy armour soon xD

Cyber (Posted 5th July 2009)

is sooooo expensive

I was in the other day with my friends and was creeping at the corsets and stomachers to use for the back and waist of Syl's dress...

there wasn't one that was under £100 =O

i'm terrified i'm going to have to make my own corset...>.<

might just buy a relatively cheap one from Hellfire or Osiris..

can't believe i'm calling Hellfire cheap but in comparison to Cyber OMG!

Mr Ben's just sold there last full length petticoat and it was black as well.....

but they get loads of petticoats so i'll find one eventually xD

on the plus side as well.....i'm going to the Plaztazote warehouse in kirkintilloch sometime this week to get all materials for the epic fish armour/decor

love how mum has tradesmans discounts etc for these places xD

epic-fail (Posted 2nd May 2009)

with the modelling was working so well....but i've only just realised that i need it to go the whole way up my arm and not just over the wrists and it goes to solid to get that to fit around my arm comfortably and be able to take it off again lol

MAJOR FAILURE on my part

so i am now turning to plastazote...never used it before so wish me luck lmao

first attempt at fishy cuffs =] (Posted 9th April 2009)

using this modelling clay i found at the art store.....its pretty kl coz it dries really quickly once you've finished moulding it.....and you can smooth the surface out with water once its dry =]

so i've got the basic shape of the cuff thingy sorted now....and i've got some little holes pierced into the far edge and underneath so i can attach it to the dress sleeves

and i used these little metal fastener thingies that you use to secure the hole on belts....

they fit okay tho...and they should match the colour scheme etc....

got to wait till it dries and then cut it a bit sharper and paint it....but so far i think it might work okay first time around..

*fingers crossed*