Prince Nuada (The black and red outfit ) - Hellboy II - The Goldern Army


This is a planned costume for Battlestar Starfury in Dec.

I saw a small picture of the character a while back and was drawn to the hair. Since my reluctance to use wigs I've been sticking to characters with white blond hair. An evil Elf with white blond hair whats not to love (okay, so I'm struggling to get past the notion that the actor, Luke Goss, used to be in the 80's band Bros. Yes, I'm old enough to remember and cringe! lol).

I've now seen the film and Now have defently decided that I'll be doing the costume (complete with fight cheography for a possible future entry as I have the stunt background. Specialising in swords and the Bo-staff).

I've chosen the main red and black outfit rather than the gold outfit with the crown as I prefer the design.

My brother will be designing the make-up for me. One that hopefuly I can put on with ease. This will be my first time where my face will be completely covered with make-up.

I'm looking forward it. Should be fun and challanging.

UPDATE- After Battlestar Starfury.

Managed to get most of it finished in time. Ran out of time to complete plate armour, the leathertte chest piece and the spear/sword. I ended up with Sephiroth's contact lenses as I couldn't afford to get the correct ones. I hope to have the correct ones by London May Expo. He was confortable to wear and I had no probs wearing the full face make-up.

*UPDATE- Have found out that the actress that played Nuala will be attending LFCC. So will be finishing it for then*

Note - Although, there is still the armour and the correct weapon to do one day, I am listing this as 'complete' since it pretty much is.

Sands posted on 3 September, 2008 - 09:23
is it ok if i fancy you in this?

Uni posted on 3 September, 2008 - 14:29
YAY! you made my year : 3

Sephirayne posted on 3 September, 2008 - 20:34
Gald to see that this is recieved while. Yeap, fancing me as Nuada will be fine. The shirt will be staying on however.

SasukeRoxMySox2 posted on 29 November, 2008 - 21:50
i really cant wait to see thisss!!! *fangirlss*

sjbonnar posted on 1 December, 2008 - 21:24
Epicness! I know for a fact that my other half wants to do this when I do Hellboy as well LOL

HystericalDame posted on 1 December, 2008 - 22:06
Too cool for words, can't wait! I hope you get to do your demonstration in the masquerade as well, were you thinking of doing the solo stunts from his first scene?

Sephirayne posted on 2 December, 2008 - 16:57
Thanks SJ, can't wait to see your Hellboy. Diphenydramine, Yes, I will be doing a small section of the first solo fight scene. I will change it slighlt to allow for that I'll be performing in on a smaller area.

Angelphie posted on 13 December, 2008 - 13:09
Wow, love love love the make-up! You pulled this off so well, I can't wait to see any further improvements.

sjbonnar posted on 13 December, 2008 - 13:17
Wow, a great start! A somewhat creepy start but if you weren't, you wouldn't be Nuada! LOL

Moonchild posted on 13 December, 2008 - 16:11

Uni posted on 14 December, 2008 - 11:04
HOMG *FANGIRLS* you look amazing XD

ballet shoes posted on 17 December, 2008 - 11:24
Oh my god woman you pulled it off so well :)

kimpey posted on 17 December, 2008 - 15:05
koool i like much love to see some location shots

Elata posted on 17 December, 2008 - 20:07
This is just fantastic. BRILLIANT job!

Ranma1-2 posted on 24 January, 2009 - 19:21
Wow, Scary good!! Looks complete to me, what are you tweaking still?

Sephirayne posted on 25 January, 2009 - 18:05
Thanks for the comments. Ranma 1-2, The plate armour needs doing and the correct weapon needs building. I hope to have those complete in the next month or so.

Holli posted on 21 June, 2009 - 19:41
ooooo A Nuada =D are you wearing this to 2009 lfcc? I am cosplaying Nuala on the to lfcc =D costume looks great :)

Sephirayne posted on 21 June, 2009 - 20:20
Hi Holi. Yes I'll be doing this for 2009 LFCC. Most likely sat.

Uni posted on 28 June, 2009 - 19:44
eeee :3 Still love this costume! Hope i get to see you in this! <3 <3 <3

Sephirayne posted on 28 June, 2009 - 19:48
I'm sure you will do one day hun XX

perfectly_purple posted on 30 June, 2009 - 10:28
Wow! So cool - Nuada is so badass! ^_^

Uni posted on 30 June, 2009 - 11:03

Kitsu Aria posted on 30 June, 2009 - 11:32
Omg, perfect! You did such an incredible job on the makeup! Kudos to you, lovely - this looks fantastic~! ^________^

angel aiko posted on 30 June, 2009 - 12:19
pwaor! I WOULD! my god your awesome

kitty posted on 30 June, 2009 - 12:20
WOW amazing make-up!! Cant wait to see this complete <3

Anonymous posted on 30 June, 2009 - 12:24
that is some hell of a scarey make up XD but hell looking good!

GunstarVixen posted on 30 June, 2009 - 12:49
fantastic makeup! you look really scary!!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 30 June, 2009 - 13:59
ooo oo o oooo i love it ^___^

Anonymous posted on 30 June, 2009 - 15:27
Goregous! Just gorgeous! I love the Make up test so much~ I's just perfect!

Lozzie posted on 30 June, 2009 - 21:47
Jesus christ woman! Im blown away! Its amazing!!!!!! I loooove Nuada..you look soooo hot! Can i keep you?

Holli posted on 1 July, 2009 - 16:23
i am Nuala on the saturday :)

Sephirayne posted on 2 July, 2009 - 18:52
Excellent, Holli. I would love to get a pic with you.

HotshotShan posted on 3 July, 2009 - 20:26
Wow that's sweet O___O especially impressed the makeup job

Odd-One-Out posted on 15 July, 2009 - 19:34
Looking like the undead here, well done :D

FairyPorchQueen posted on 16 July, 2009 - 23:49
i watched this film yesterday on tv, it reminded me of you :)

Bunni posted on 19 July, 2009 - 11:58
This looked great on Sat so glad I got to see it!!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 20 July, 2009 - 19:17
This looked even better in real life :)

Luminescence posted on 20 July, 2009 - 19:27
You looked fantastic on Saturday! :) It was great to meet up with you even if it was only briefly XD

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 July, 2009 - 20:23
Awesome makeup! Shame I had to miss saturday.

Charles Sauvage posted on 21 July, 2009 - 17:51
You look so awesome! Such a sexy Nuada *_* I only wish I could of seen this in real life, though I may of been tempted to kidnap you. I love love love this cosplay so much <3 I hope you do him again =] Well done!!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 23 July, 2009 - 21:06
Ooooo i love the makeup close up looks very good and great contacts too! You look very pretty/Hansome??? hehe :)

Sephirayne posted on 23 July, 2009 - 21:11
Thanks ever so much everyone. I'm so happy with how the contacts came out.

Anonymous posted on 23 July, 2009 - 22:04
*Cant stop staring at the Closer up shot of you* D: Totally the Nuada smex~~~

Lulu Rose posted on 24 July, 2009 - 14:28
seeexxyyyy! this is really awesome, your makeup skills are fantastic, those lenses are perfect! and you carry the character so well! cant wait to see more if you'll be doing him again.

Holli posted on 27 January, 2010 - 23:31
Will you be cosplaying Nuala next lfcc? as i will be Nuala again in the golden dress on the sunday :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 28 February, 2010 - 16:42
This might sound cheecky but Im planning a Hellboy group if we go to Lfcc, and if you dont have anything else planned I would love to get a pic with you in our group. You look...for want of a less cliche word spot on!

Gracewing posted on 9 August, 2010 - 04:11
Ahh I bow to your makeup skills... you've captured him so very well! I really hope to see you in this one day. :)

Sephirayne posted on 9 August, 2010 - 22:25
Thanks everyone. I will be hopefully completeing this after Amecon 2010 as I have been asked to wear this at an event in Oct.

seawaterwitch posted on 7 February, 2012 - 02:15
WOW!!! You look awesome! How did you do for the make up? I falling in love with Nuala character but I don't know how to do with her make up :(

puzzledpenguin posted on 21 February, 2012 - 14:33
You look awesome!

Sephirayne posted on 29 November, 2012 - 03:57
Seawaterwitch, It was done with basic make-up. Snazzaroo white block make-up for the face base and ears. Then grey and black power make-up for the eyes and shadowing. I then added the face lines with liquid liner. I would love to try Nuada with full latex pieces at some point. I think for Nuala you only need the make-up basic that I did as her make-up is quite soft compared to Nuada's. Thank you Puzzledpenquin. I would love to wear Nuada again at some point. ^^

EileenSkopnik posted on 3 February, 2013 - 22:48
Wonderful :D wow!!! This make-up looks fantastic and it also looks fun to do :) You did another 1st class job on this, as always :D xXxXx

Sephirayne posted on 6 February, 2013 - 07:04
Thank you Eileen, hoping to revisit this costume at some point to get some better photos. xxx

Clockwork Dandy Noodles posted on 16 July, 2013 - 04:03
0_0 OMG this is fantastic ... words don't do this justice well done.

Sephirayne posted on 23 July, 2013 - 01:11
Thank you ever so much Elfsire.

Make armour
Make tunic
Make sash with armour plate
Make sword/spear
Do make-up test

Total cost: £0.00

30th June 2009

Make up test with contacts

With no sleep and a cold I thought better way to beat it than have a random make-up test. notes. * Elf ears are not stuck down. Decided as it was only a test not to waste any liquid latex. * Make-up more blended than before. Especially the lip area. After all he is a 'dude' elf. * Ran out of 'Stargazer' white powder so the blending on the white base isn't as good as it can be. * Please excuse my crappy hair. Half my frindge is now only two inches short thanks to 'BleachGate'. Woot! Behold my elfy manlyness!

29th June 2009

Gahhhh! Last minute weapon change

It appears that theres a weapon length restriction at LFCC so I can't take the spear with me. Even though I plan to make it so that it retracts it will still be too long. So I'll be making the smaller sword instead for LFCC. The spear will be made at a later date.

28th June 2009

Contact lenses

I finally will have the correct eye colour. Managed to get some in the wildeyez range that will work for him. They are yellow with a dark edge so that it will add to the evil look of him. I was going to go for gold but I struggled to find any in my rpice range. I will try them out soon.

21st December 2008

Stunt Demo practise.

I hope to start work on the delayed stunt demo that was meant to go with the cosplay for Starfury Battlestar. I hope to be allowed to perform it at May Expo if not it will be videod instead. I'll be starting with the body conditioning to get ready for the actual blocking and cherography. Since its been over ten years since I performed a full fight stunt scene my body won't be used to it so it needs prep work. (just realised ghow much of that last section could be taken the wrong way. Oh well.)

11th December 2008

First wear success

Although costume wasn't complete I did the dress rehersal at Starfury-Battlestar. The make-up worked really well considering I wasn't using the originlal plan of latex. I ended up using a sword from stock as I ran out of time to complete the proper weapon for Nuada. The armour plates weren't finished so they didn't get worn. It did amuse me how many people had guessed that I would do the costume. Very confortable costume to wear considering it was my first time in full face make-up. I'll hopefully have Nuada complete for Expo.

17th November 2008

Make-up design change

Due to my budget for this costume being very small. I'll going to be dropping the liquid latex element of the make-up and just be doing the whole thing with basic make-up. Originally, my brother was going to be casting my face and then we would be building the latex pieces (exactly like how it was done for the film) for the scars. But I can't afford any of the casting materials (we are completely out of stock since my brother cast his hands for Edward Scissorhands) nor the latex. Luckerly my brother is very good with make-up so hes shown me ways that I can apply make-up that will still have the same effect. I hope to do a make-up test soon complete with elf ears.

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