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Nightingale Armor - Sneak Thief by Aicosu Nightingale Armor - Sneak Thief by Aicosu
Sheila as Karliah (Nightingale Armor) from the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

Stunning photos by :iconordinaryriches:

I'm going to try and make this description without any arrow in the knee or sweetroll jokes. XD

It feels good to put up photos of this costume. Definitely one of our bigger projects and one of the most exciting. And my first experience with full covering face paint.

The entire 'leatherwork' of the armor is actually all just craft foam. If you want to find out the in depth process on how it was made, click here: [link]

There will definitely will be much more to come for this costume! See you at Phoenix ComiCon & Anime Expo!

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:icondonwhitt:
donwhitt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work. Impressive! Genius
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:iconjesshavok:
JessHavok Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome, I want to see this in the movie... Like yesterday. :D
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:iconfugeoni:
FugeOni Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning 8D ~~!! Love it soo much ~~~~
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:iconsavageinsight:
SavageInsight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Amazing, stunning level of work and detail and execution in this piece - the crest, and choice of headplate make this pop.

This is cool - but I *really* have to argue with whoever originally designed this look.
  Its a *Thief* - No amount of invisibility is going to change that this is an incredibly *bulky* design!  No thief is going to want to go slipping through the night in this *plus* their loot.
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I have to argue that this costume was amazingly easy to wear compared to others. I felt like I could run around and sneak easily..... if it werent for the skirts that is. Your so right -- the skirts and sometimes the cape are just too much. 
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:iconelceehooves:
ElCeeHooves Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I apologize for my language, but... this is fucking boss!!!!
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:iconschorchguy:
Schorchguy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
"That armor... it's like nothing I've ever seen.. like forged midnight!"
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:iconvalleyofmist:
Valleyofmist Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
You know, when I played the game I thought to myself how awesome it would be if someone cosplayed it. You guys are amazing it looks amazing and i'm in awe! and also incredibly jealous!
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:iconpuddle193:
Puddle193 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I LOVE IT!!!!
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:iconycmak24:
ycmak24 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Honestly, the pose in this pic isn't that good...
Any tutorial on the armor?
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:icondreyght:
Dreyght Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you've won the cosplay contest O.o ... nay, any competition in which you've participated...
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:iconericktuck:
ericktuck Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That armor is dead-on accurate. Did you craft this armor? I am looking for some one who can craft a few different costumes for me.
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:iconmythrilraven:
MythrilRaven Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
yes!
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:iconcypriendali:
CyprienDali Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a STUNNING outfit! Such talent you both have!
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:icononsoulthelosthelgast:
OnsoulTheLostHelgast Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Dude that is one BAMOF that I wouldn't fuck with. Might get a new radio signal like Dead Pool did fro m Bulls eye
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:iconmagty:
magty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
ohhhhh
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:icondilly89:
Dilly89 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
One question: Does that bow actually fire?
If yes: Run away!!
If no: Still run away, because it still looks deadly to stand in front off!!!
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:iconspark1919:
spark1919 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist
great
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:iconfox-fire-autumn:
Fox-Fire-Autumn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVE~! :D Thumbs up for thieves everywhere~!
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:iconbethius:
Bethius Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hands to yourself, sneak thief!
Wow, that is... wow 0.0
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:iconlittlejuliet:
littlejuliet Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
w.o.w.
:wow:

so much awesome!
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:iconsodaibou:
SodAibou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS.IS.OH.MY.LORD.FREAKING.PERFECTION.
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:icontheladyofblack:
TheLadyOfBlack Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This here made my day. :D
This is awesome!
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:iconmsansook:
Msansook Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is definitely an amazing piece of work! Please continue on doing your best!
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:iconbattosai1976:
battosai1976 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing job. Really !:wow:
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:iconmangaartist1014:
MangaArtist1014 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you heat the foam to fit your figure before sealing it?
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yep!
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:iconmangaartist1014:
MangaArtist1014 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! How did you heat it?
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
A hair dryer!
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:iconmangaartist1014:
MangaArtist1014 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And did you cut out the pieces and just put it on your body while you heated it?
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yep!
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:iconmangaartist1014:
MangaArtist1014 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much!!! I'm a big fan of your cosplays :D one more question... what type of fabric did you use for the cape?
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
It was a heavy fleece like material!
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:iconreberaka:
Reberaka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did you make the bow?
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:iconxxshadowbloodxx:
xxshadowbloodxx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im pretty sure they are using a compound bow, and painted it, it looks a lot like mine
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:iconoanimelicious:
oAnimeLicious Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ohmai <3
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:iconechosoflife:
echosoflife Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That armor...is film ready....awesome job!
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:iconessence-shadowfall:
Essence-Shadowfall Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Uhm yeah so you guys are officially me heroes, besides BanzaiPro!!!
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Any fan of Banzaipro is a friend to us!!
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:iconessence-shadowfall:
Essence-Shadowfall Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yay! :D I saw your nightingale armor and I was like WOAH WHAT.
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:iconfuzzysrule:
fuzzysrule Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing work O: love love LOVE the armor~! karliah is my favorite in skyrim, the thief quests are definitely the best!
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:icondarkrisque:
DarkRisque Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did you get that bow 0-0
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I made it!
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:icondarkrisque:
DarkRisque Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG! How long did that take you??
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Two weeks!
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:iconidentity-glitch:
Identity-Glitch Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
OMFG THIS! IS! AWSOME!!!! I want this armor so bad!!!! DX
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:iconmusul:
Musul Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
AWESOOOOOOOME!! HAil Nocturnal!
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:iconl-nightowl-l:
l-Nightowl-l Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   General Artist
Awesome o,o.
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:iconarchangel-michael-01:
archangel-michael-01 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MY you are awesome, you did this by yourself?
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:iconthesaphiremoon:
thesaphiremoon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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