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Skyrim cosplayer goes viral with phenomenal Daedric Armor re-creation

Published: 3/Mar/2020 0:58

by Brent Koepp


An incredibly skilled cosplayer shared her handmade Daedric Armor from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on social media. The jaw-dropping costume quickly went viral.

Skyrim originally released in 2011 on PC and consoles, and became an absolute worldwide phenomena. The Bethesda RPG smashed sales records for the studio, and has become a staple in gaming culture.

However in 2020, fans are still passionate about the groundbreaking title, such as a cosplay artist that re-created a full scale Daedric Armor set. And it’s every bit as mind blowing as it sounds.

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The 2011 RPG has become an instant classic.

Skyrim’s Daedric Armor comes to life

The Elder Scrolls series made its debut in 1994, but became a household name in the RPG genre with the release of Morrowind in 2002. The fifth title in the franchise saw players exploring the land of Skyrim.

Cosplayer ‘Shouseb1tch13’ re-created the games powerful Daedric Armor set and shared it on Reddit. The talented artist made the insanely detailed costume for Comic Con.

I made some Daedric armor to wear to my local Comic con. I hope it’s OK to share this here. from skyrim

Fans of the series were blown away by the stunning costume, and couldn’t stop gushing over its accuracy. User ‘Irrelephantoops’ joked, “You have smithing level 90 for sure.” Another user ‘WinterOfCollegeHold” exclaimed, “Damn, how many Dwarven bows did you have to craft to level your smithing that high?”

Elder Scrolls fans were blown away by the detail of the handmade armor.

The post quickly went viral, and at the time of writing has over 24k likes on the Skyrim subreddit. The artist opened up to questions on the forum and explained how long it took her to make.

“I worked on it intermittently for about 11 months. Some days I’d be able to work on it all day, then there would be some weeks I wouldn’t work on it at all,” she revealed.

Reddit: Shouseb1tch13
The talented artist revealed how long it took her to make her creation.

Shouse also gave a detailed breakdown of everything that went into creating the the Skyrim outfit. She used worbla, foam, and various paints to bring it all together. Although with how detailed it is, it looks like it’s actual ebony and ingot.

Reddit: Shouseb1tch13
The cosplayer gave a summary of what went into making the IRL armor set.

The viral armor set is just another example of how much talent and skill goes into cosplaying. Artists like the Redditor truly do bring our favorite games to real life with their intricate work.

If this cosplay has made you feel nostalgic for Skyrim, it can be bought for cheap on Steam, or PlayStation Network. If nothing else, this is the perfect way to get hyped for the upcomong Elder Scrolls 6.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.


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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.


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A post shared by Jennifer Sonntag (@jenny_sonntag)

Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.