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Skyrim cosplay stuns fans with incredible Nightingale Armor outfit

Published: 16/Nov/2019 18:17

by Andy Williams


An incredible Skyrim cosplay has brought the elusive faction of the Thieves Guild to life with this detailed take on Nightingale Armor.

If there’s one thing that Skyrim can boast, it’s the game’s impressive lore which runs deep into a character’s backstory. 

The Dragonborn can choose to pledge their allegiance to one of several factions while playing through the extensive campaign. One of which, are the Nightingales.  

The Nightingales are a secret inner circle of the Thieves Guild whose sole objectives are to protect Nocturnal’s shrines.

Bethesda Game Studios.Out of sight, out of mind: The Thieves Guild hide deep beneath the surface.

As the Dragonborn, you can earn the trust of the Thieves Guild and complete a series of tasks to gain the armor blessed by Nocturnal.

The Trinity Restored quest line is onerous to say the least. Players are expected to show their worth by completing a series of tasks to prove their worth. Arguably the most aesthetically pleasing armor set in the game, the Nightingale Armor set offers a warranted grind. 

By way of tribute to the secret faction, Reddit user, ‘Drakmire’, posted their authentic take on the Nightingale Armor. As you’d expect, fans have lapped up the cosplayer’s efforts — receiving almost 28k upvotes in 48 hours. 

After months of work, I finished making the Nightingale Armor out of real leather from r/skyrim

Drakmire goes on to detail the crafting process and months of effort that it took to create the costume, stating: “It was hours per day, every day, for maybe 4 months for what’s actually pictured.”

The Reddit user’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed, with the official Elder Scrolls Twitter account recognizing their endeavors by posting an image of the armor.

Made out of real leather, no expenses were spared when creating the Skyrim cosplay ensemble. Perhaps the one-of-a-kind take on Nightingale Armor will be swaggered around an upcoming convention? 

After Elder Scrolls VI was teased earlier this year, one can only assume there will be plenty of opportunities to boast the impressive rendition. 


My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.


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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.


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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.