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Nightingale Armor Cosplay by Beebichu Nightingale Armor Cosplay by Beebichu
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I am the maker of and model of the costume, Nightingale Armor from the video game Elderscrolls V: Skyrim. These lovely photos were taken by the talented Andrew Snucins Photography, www.andrewsnucins.com.
The Nightingales are the original concept of Bethesda.

I play Skyrim and as I was wondering what costume to make I decided to just go for my favorite one! My character is always in this armor.

About the costume: I began planning and collecting materials in September 2012. Most of it is sewn out of pleather and vinyl which I then treated with black paint, silver spray paint, hot glue, model magic, and way more black paint. I made the pattern by cutting out pieces of paper and holding them up my body to see if they would be the right size and shape. Then I used those paper pieces to cut out my fabric. Very time consuming as I don't have a dress form. One day I'll get one. I completed the costume 4 months later in December.

There's a humble write up on my blog of how I made this costume here: beebichu.blogspot.ca/

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:iconwafflepigs:
Wafflepigs Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
May I have the pattern for the foam?
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:iconfey-light:
Fey-Light Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I finaly found you.
i've been seeing your cosplay on theinternet for years and I finally found the source
you are gorgeous 
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's nice to be found <3
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:iconiealpha:
iealpha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Thats one hell of an AWESOME costume... would love to don it heh... ^_^ v
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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:iconmissingblue:
MissingBlue Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Fus-ro-damn, this is incredible!
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!
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:iconevil-ed-1:
Evil-Ed-1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Saw the post on reddit and had to come over here to comment. This is a fantastic costume! Adding you to my watch list to check out your future endeavors.
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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:iconyinibeanie:
yinibeanie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can i please have it for halloween please!!!!!!!!
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:iconmedevalsackmerchant:
Medevalsackmerchant Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Looks awesome! Nightingale armor was always one of my favorites :3 shadows hide you
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:iconxxforever-midnightxx:
XxForever-MidnightxX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
all hail lady nocturnal! great work btw
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. Walk with the shadows.
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:iconravish261:
Ravish261 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i did a digital painting studying your photo, i absolutely love it so i had to paint it :)

ravish261.deviantart.com/art/N…
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you that's lovely :D
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:icontiancum:
Tiancum Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the detail work! 
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thank you
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:iconarthurmoniz:
arthurmoniz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Artist
Loved " Nightingale Armor " on Skyrim. Was the armor of my pick. Would love to have this. Warm or not, be Epic to still have.
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think I'm going to do a summer shoot at some point :) Then it wouldn't matter heh.
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:iconskyscreenie:
SkyScreenie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Lovey cosplay, though it doesn't seem too warm :D
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:iconspartanjenzii:
SpartanJenzii Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
EPIC OMG
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:iconplus3defense:
Plus3Defense Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
May I suggest instead of a dress form to just make a Duct tape dummy of yourself? [link]
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:iconplus3defense:
Plus3Defense Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
We use them in the furry community to make fursuits but I've also applied them to my armor commissions
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I just made one. How do you fill in the bottom so that the stuffing doesn't come out?
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:iconplus3defense:
Plus3Defense Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd just tape it up
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:iconphoxxx:
Phoxxx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing nightingale armor !!!

I HARP - Heavy Action Role Playing
and this would be epic for my thief character
I was just wondering where you got the body suit,
the one that goes underneath the armor?
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:iconphoxxx:
Phoxxx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can't wait to start making this!! :)
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:iconhunterofthedark:
hunterofthedark Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!
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:iconneihka:
Neihka Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
this is a beautiful cosplay
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:iconmasterstilo:
MasteRstilo Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow seems a part of a hollywoodian movie! It'a awesome cosplay!
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:iconregi454:
regi454 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1 word badass
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:iconaleg:
AleG Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconmeister-kummer:
Meister-Kummer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
This is really awesome. The snow in the background, your cosplay, everything! I've seen many people who've tried to make a Nightingale cosplay and it didn't look so great, but this one? Amazing!
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:iconroleforge:
RoleForge Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Costume beautifully-done....!
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:iconvirus-vrs:
Virus-VRS Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Excellent picture.

The contrast and composition are very cool, and your cosplay is fantastic +fav. :)
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:iconsangreniebla:
SangreNiebla Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fucking bad ass! I hate you for not giving this to me! XD Seriously amazing!
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:iconfreeforrest:
Freeforrest Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Stunning. The detail of the outfit is jawdropping, and your pose is. Well. Imposing. I wouldn't want to run into you in a dark wood any time soon.
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Heeh hee thank you.
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:iconvxvanguard321:
VxVanguard321 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Awesome work, incredible detail and very sinister (which is a good thing of course) :}
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you ;)
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:iconsnuffykins-17:
Snuffykins-17 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artist
Can your tutorial work for a guy?
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:iconbeebichu:
Beebichu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I don't see why not. Just don't use a corset style pattern for the top part of the armor. Maybe a mans tank top pattern would help?
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Ghost-overlord Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good view
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:iconmizztaraleblanc:
MizzTaraLeBlanc Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ breath-taking ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional
Outstanding! You've wonderfully captured the sinister beauty of the Nightingale Armor in both style and craftsmanship. I have such an urge to go stealth hit something in the woods now!
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:icondraethius:
Draethius Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Very, very well done! O:

<333
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:iconsuperwaffle350:
superwaffle350 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Jealous doesn't even BEGIN to cover it...
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:iconthearchosaurqueen:
TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work, its a very nice design. And you look ready to kick ass while in it :meow:.
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:iconshamedgeeky:
shamedgeeky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
that is some pretty kickass armor!
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