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Cosplayer Starlightslk > Costume of Nord (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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Dragon*Con 2012
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) 2012
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About this Costume
Construction Details:

I made a fully steel-boned fitted, non-shaping corset out of duck (as I had the material in my stash), then covered it with leather to achieve the look of the corset in the game. I altered a commercial pattern to have the right look for the under layer of the corset since I was short on time. I just had to lengthen the back, as well as add a point in the back and front of the base. I then attached the leather over-corset, which I had patterned from scratch to match the look of the corset in the game with some slight modifications (namely where it laces up) due to time restrictions.


I patterned the dress through combining and altering a few of my older patterns to get the right look. The dress was made out of a blue poly-blend fabric that I picked up while I was in NYC (an awesome $2/yd clearance fabric). The white under-layer was made from some basic white cotton. I added all the over-sized stitching by hand once the dress was fully assembled. I used a variety of embroidery floss, strings, lacing, & cording to add to the texture of the dress and make it look more rough and rustic. I eventually will add some distressing to the dress (using the techniques I learned when I worked on set) but I ran out of time prior to PAX East 2012 and there were no good mud puddles anywhere around for some quick distressing. XP


The boots were found online, and I think they're pretty close, although they could probably use some alteration or at lest some straps of leather/dirt/something. Due to the lack of time, I used them as is. XD


I just used my hair. I had all sorts of plans to style it but I ran out of time to do anything really neat for PAX East 2012. But technically my hair like this is still in keeping with the game. XP
Personal Thoughts:
I decided to make this costume less than two weeks prior to PAX East 2012 to be a matched pair with Shocktress. I haven't technically played it yet but I've watched Shocktress play it for hours & days & weeks on end; pretty much whenever she plays I'm watching it. XD I would have been playing with her but alas, its not a multiplayer game and we only have one 360, so I have to wait my turn, and I will as this game is so awesome! ^.^/
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