Nina Tucker (Chimera) - Full metal alchemist




hehe, i've been such a jerk about this up to now.

yes, my doubletalk was all bluff, i have been, infact, working on another creature suit while the mystic slowly causes me to die from stress.

Chimera Nina, or Ninaxander as i've lovingly named it.

up to speed:

i've strayed away from some of the usual methods that are used in projects like this. the head is a sculpt/cast exactly how i made the mystic head, i just have to mount it on the helmet i have, and fur the thing.

eyes are spooky as a ghost with extra ghosts as backup.


[expo update]

was pretty dissapointed with the final look of the costume. quadsuiting is a pretty huge learning curve, and my current physical condition wasn't helpful.


KhaosKreator posted on 21 June, 2009 - 19:45

Odd-One-Out posted on 21 June, 2009 - 20:01

Sillabub posted on 21 June, 2009 - 21:57
THAT'S JUST SICK, MAN. Awesome though :D

SephNoir posted on 14 September, 2009 - 23:16
Aww can't believe I'm going to miss this. T.T

MoonLily posted on 16 September, 2009 - 15:49
This freaked me out so bad X.X But I cant wait to see pics of the completed costume!

Tsuchinoko posted on 16 September, 2009 - 16:24
Wow, very original choice of cosplay. Good luck on completing it.

nanahara posted on 16 September, 2009 - 17:32
this will be soooooooooooooo AWSOME XD

shirolulu posted on 16 September, 2009 - 17:49
Can't wait to see this!

Neko-Chan posted on 16 September, 2009 - 20:04
omgosh! i LOVEEEE nina!! i cant wait to see this! ^^

UnaSpi posted on 17 September, 2009 - 03:21
Oh wow, i'm looking forwards to seeing photos of this! Brilliant choice and looks like good work so far XD

Charlotte-chan posted on 25 September, 2009 - 14:46
wow this will be an amazing cosplay ^_^good luck with it =]

Roze-Chan posted on 25 September, 2009 - 15:11
Niiiiina... T_T I was pretty close to tears when that happened. DX Can't wait to see this finished. ^-^

nanahara posted on 25 September, 2009 - 19:29
duuuuuuuude this is looking EPIC XD

Petchy-mon posted on 25 September, 2009 - 20:30
That is sooo epic! Poor Nina and Alexander the dog..

Captain_Marvelous posted on 27 September, 2009 - 09:51
*holds back tears* this is so awesome!

LittlePidgey4 posted on 19 October, 2009 - 22:35
Wow, this is looking amazing and scary! Will I be seeing this on the Saturday?

xaerael posted on 19 October, 2009 - 23:08
yes, nina is saturday. rewearing Al for sunday.

Sillabub posted on 26 October, 2009 - 12:06
I loved the finished costume, it looked amazing! Awesome work as always :D

Ikkaku-kun posted on 28 October, 2009 - 19:14
this costume crushed me man! it was amazing! :)

MangaChild posted on 31 October, 2009 - 19:15
OMG youve destroyed a part of my soul!! This is fantastic but evil... you are a bad bad man

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 8 November, 2009 - 18:03
This is disturbingly amazing... Such a creepy choice in cosplay and so well done!

Zanaso Rymm posted on 13 November, 2009 - 18:51
guh you were the nina tucker. that blew everyone away. people were crying around me when you took to the stage.

tomaki-suoh posted on 14 November, 2009 - 02:18
i nearly cried during the masquerade, truly one of the most haunting images in any manga/anime

goodbyeworld posted on 24 November, 2009 - 23:25
This was so amazing!! Excellent work ^^

Littlegeeky posted on 25 November, 2009 - 17:40
Wow this is just.... amazing! Well done!!! :D

Bambi. posted on 25 January, 2010 - 16:28
This is fab! :D Bless the Chimira :( xxx

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 13 February, 2010 - 20:28
Me and my dad saw you at the last expo and thought your Nina Tucker was absolutely fantastic. ^_^ What are you doing for the expo in May I will be Sakura Kinomoto in her First Movie Artwork Version from Cardcaptor Sakura. ^_^

amberlovers posted on 13 May, 2010 - 14:12
My sister and I agreed this was handsdown the most impressive thing we saw last expo :) Love it!

Lolita Hime posted on 1 June, 2010 - 07:59
This cosplay is amazing, I wanna cry just looking at it! Well done!

Zelda posted on 15 January, 2011 - 23:36
This part of the anime made me cry so much, But great job on the costume, looks amazing even though it makes me feel like crying lol!

Fizzykat posted on 19 February, 2011 - 20:53
one of the most fantastic costumes i have ever seen, this actually sent a chill down my spine that i will never forget!

Larxene posted on 12 August, 2011 - 00:26
I remember seeing this from a distance at expo years ago and it looked awesome. I have to say the fact she got killed put me off FMA though.

Progress Journal

21st October 2009

[22nd october update: project end]

done! ready for expo.

25th September 2009

[25th september update]

head furred :D

still needs shaving/tidying, but... progress!

16th September 2009

[16th sept update 2]

time to let the cat out the bag?

yeah, why not....

16th September 2009

[16th sept update]

can xae weft?


31st August 2009

[31st august update]

completed the pattern for a section of the costume. starting to get worried about timescales now though... 2 months to complete u.u

20th August 2009

[20th august update] switcharoo

due to unforseen circumstances (ie, a really good skit idea, and the mystic generally taking an obscene length of time to complete) i'm switching mystic and nina's dates.

sorry to anyone who was excited to see it in october!

20th August 2009

[20th august update] project, go!

started making some smaller pieces to the costume post aya. some of the things that i saw were very inspirational to me, and many thanks to some people who i spoke to pretty much know where i'm going with the costume!

27th June 2009

[27th june 2009]- project start

done some design sketches for the costume, pretty sure i have all the concept down now, just a matter of working out correct scale sizings and finding the proper materials.

you can go about your buisness now, move along.