Costume :Nightingale
Source :The Elder Scrolls - Skyrim
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos

my magika is low

Nocturnal's guardians

Nightingale - a portrait

Always hit's her mark

Nightingale perches

Nocturnal guide my hand

Nocturnal watches my work

Walk with the shadows


Costume Information

Cost : £250
Time Taken : 6 months

Nightingale armour from the game The Elder Scrolls- Skyrim. I made this costume out of craft foam, coated in Plastidip rubberised spray and backed with leatherette. Then painted using Angelus Shoe paints.

The Bow is made with a LARP bow core then EVA foam cut and carved to shape. Coated in Plastidip and painted with Angelus paints, plus irridescent blue nail polish for the 'enchanted' effect.


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Why does this not have any comments - this is freakin amazing!
It's perfect to the last detail, you did a wonderful job!

by Candystriped on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 04:36
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Awe thanks! well i only put it up recently....:D

by LittleMissMetamorph on Wednesday, 14 August, 2013 - 21:36
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Fantastic costume! I like the effect of the plastidip surfacing, not heard of that one before.

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 7 August, 2014 - 11:31
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Plastidip spray is the best discovery i've ever made. As it's a rubber it is totally flexible and can be painted over.Plus it's waterproof.
Over foam, especially the spray gives a flat texture like smooth leather. Needs about 4 fine coats and 1 can does that. The dip i used on the bow ( as id run out of spray) and you need to use fast brushstrokes to stop them showing, but it creates a slightly glossier surface. It's pricey and smelly but damn is it good.

by LittleMissMetamorph on Sunday, 10 August, 2014 - 23:21

Fab technique and paint job!

by madmazda86 on Monday, 1 September, 2014 - 06:58
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Congrats on the showcase! This is amazingly detailed!!

by Freyarule on Monday, 1 September, 2014 - 14:56
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Wow this is really great- so finely created it's incredible. Finished to the last detail. Super!

by leedwood on Monday, 1 September, 2014 - 19:00
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Congrats on the showcase. This is stunning! Amazing work <3

by yuubalu on Tuesday, 2 September, 2014 - 21:13
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So happy that you got a showcase. This is such an amazing costume hun. Congratulations <3

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 3 September, 2014 - 02:53
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Fantastic costume – I love all of the detail that you have put into the armour. Congratulations on the showcase.

by ArcaneArchery on Wednesday, 3 September, 2014 - 19:07
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by HarryKurt on Friday, 5 September, 2014 - 14:41