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Skyrim Cosplay - Karliah by Aicosu Skyrim Cosplay - Karliah 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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EDIT: Oh my gosh we got a Daily Deviation!! THATS INCREDIBLE! Thanks you so much! That really but a leap in our confidence! THANK YOU EVERYONE!
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Given 2012-05-25
Skyrim Cosplay - Karliah by *Aicosu ( Suggested by Rosella-of-Daventry and Featured by FrockTarts )
:iconholmesian1891:
holmesian1891 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!  I'm not sure how to say much more.
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:iconjasminethefox101:
JasminetheFOX101 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning. All i gotta say.
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:iconwhereaminow22:
WhereAmINow22 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
SNAP !
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:iconedwards1206:
edwards1206 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
you did great with this costume. I really hope I can be able to make costumes someday like this...keep up the good work. 
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:iconaudreyxatomic:
Audreyxatomic Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Seen this on tumblr before--but this is just so perfect. ^_^ The cosplay is good overall, but that armor is especially sexy. Wish I was crafty enough to make something like that for myself. :P
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:iconschmiedetraum:
SchmiedeTraum Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Like the makeup.
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:iconshadowofabsolution:
ShadowOfAbsolution Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Congratulations are in order, for being one of the very very very few good cosplays I have ever seen. Normally I despise cosplay because most I come across are cheap, very poorly made and rarely fit the person (as far as size goes); thus making the rest of us who love the game, movie or genera seen as babbling fools who haven't seen daylight and society in 15 years. That said, I repeat the congratulations for making a quality cosplay of a quality lore.
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliment! But you really gotta look at more cosplayers. I see TONS of amazing ones all the time! Lotsa great Skyrim ones too!
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:icondroogleader:
Droogleader Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Beyond impressed !! Wow
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:iconwesker86:
Wesker86 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Incredible work! Did you make everything yourself?
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:iconpaulrein:
PaulRein Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Awesome!
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:iconrednessblaze:
RednessblAze Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
<3
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:iconlord-virane:
Lord-Virane Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just awesome
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:iconpampasenior:
PampaSenior Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Your armor is amazing... Stunning work!
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:iconstartheawesome:
Startheawesome Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
That is amazing!
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:iconzetsway121:
zetsway121 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is way too amazing. I'll be doing this project over the summer so thanks soo much for the tutorial <3
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:iconneffin:
Neffin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I love this armor!
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:iconblackdrizzt:
BlackDrizzt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Never have I regretted that you can't marry Karliah, till I saw this picture!
Awesome costume.
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:iconwepepe:
WePePe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaawwwweeeeeesooooommmmmmmeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
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:icondemogia:
demogia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome cosplay, i think to make a similar armor for my lady in latex. This armor will be for a GN or just for the style in the role playing Dragon Age, because she is a MD. Thanks for this beautiful job, and now i must creating this armor ^^
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:iconcrystalchik:
Crystalchik Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to make the nightingale armor. This is definitely my favorite armor I've found in Skyrim yet! You guys did an amazing job :)
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:iconlilacinum:
Lilacinum Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
wow badass!
I love karliah's voice in the game.
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:iconmrsmiawallace88:
mrsmiawallace88 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Karliah is my fav female character in the game!! She is so beautiful and has such a soothing character :) GREAT cosplay!
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:iconmadcupcake911:
MadCupcake911 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Karliah is my fav gurl character from Skyrim
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:iconthatawesomenation:
thatAWESOMEnation Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Excuse me while I find my amulet of Mara
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:icondirestraits117:
Direstraits117 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Wow ! The nightingale is my fav
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:iconmailaine:
mailaine Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ^^
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:iconphoenix001:
Phoenix001 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work! Any word on how you created the armour?
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:iconspyphoenix44:
SpyPhoenix44 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! NIGHTINGALE ARMOR HOW'D U GET UR HANDS ON IT!? IS ITS CUSTOM!? HOW MUCH IS ITS TO GET MY HANDS ON SOME!? (Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee total fangirl moment!!!!!)
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:icondredrobin:
DredRobin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Awesome. I loove Karliah:)
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:iconscottkatelyn:
ScottKatelyn Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's pretty cool. Was everything in their a prop and photographed rather than added in photoshop later?
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:iconvash34:
vash34 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sweet!
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:iconjashin3378:
jashin3378 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
You're amazing!
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:iconlaughingdude:
LaughingDude Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
I wanna make some Nightingale Armor
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:iconstarwarsmegafan:
StarWarsMegaFan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
epic outfit
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:iconangelcroftcosplay:
ANGELCROFTCOSPLAY Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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:iconjulianneangels:
JulianneAngels Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hi and let me just say: these pictures are astonishing!! Speechless.. !!
I’d like to extend my invitation to you to join my Skyrim Group on Facebook. We do have few other Skyrim cosplay artists already, but nevertheless we would absolutely be honored to have you in there as well :)

Keep up the great work and here’s the link of my Skyrim group:
[link]

Awesome!!
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:iconaicosu:
Aicosu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
We'd be honored to join!
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:iconpendragon693:
pendragon693 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Writer
VERY well done! ^^ One of the best NPCs in Skyrim, with a great backstory. Bravo!
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:iconnightphoenixart:
NightPhoenixArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
Holy crap. That is so good i thought you had actually digitally created it from the game. I am impressed and its so clever! I would love something like that
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:iconslamdunkin:
SlamDunkin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is in fact, amazing. Very inspirational!
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:icongudrun355:
GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Really excellent work.
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:iconkiddzombiexox:
KiddZombiexox Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU. ARE.MY.HERO.
The nightingale guild is my favorite of all in skyrim. I've been talking about wanting to make armor of my own in the future. This is beautiful work!
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:iconwinter-twilight:
Winter-Twilight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
If there was ever a Skyrim movie I would definitely vote you in on the ground floor. This is a gorgeous picture, model and custom.
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:iconfanglish:
fanglish Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Great work
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:iconmeloodrawn:
meloodrawn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Wow! This is so amazing! O.O
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:iconyahaira-h:
Yahaira-H Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!
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:iconga-rth:
gA-rth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Wow! You look like a painting! Totally astounding!
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:icondilly89:
Dilly89 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
If a skyrim movie comes round, you could be the actress for Karliah. :P
I like the expression in this picture, as well as the armor (damn it is just gorgeous, no other word for it).
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