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paper Nightingale armor by aretenike paper Nightingale armor by aretenike
Oh gods I have no idea how to catagorize this. :P there's no papercraft section under fanart that I can find ;__;

It's not a very good picture, but I've been thinking about doing Nightingale cosplay (insane, I know) and this is the first step: mini paper prototype! I'm thinking it's actually plausible. It'll be a godawful amount of layers and quite a lot of material (whatever I happen to use), but... plausible.

This is from Skyrim in case you didn't already know somehow, haha...
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mikuhatsune88100 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
*looks in awe* screw all the other tabs i have up!!!!! how did you do this i know magicians never reveal secrets but can you please tell me how you did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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aretenike Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha i just spent a lot of time with paper and scissors and scotch tape. and a lot of time staring at pictures of the armor. :)
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mikuhatsune88100 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
thanks!!!!
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dovahdragomir Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Writer
Oooh. I love it. I just committed to this advanced undertaking myself. Do you have any idea what material you're thinking of using for the armor?
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't put many pictures up yet, but I'm actually mostly done. I've been using craft foam (brand foamies) and it's working really well. :)
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dovahdragomir Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Writer
that's really cool. im super new to making costumes but a lot of mentors have encouraged me to go with foam. one advanced seamstress is trying to coerce me into going with suede o.o but i don't want it to look plain. :/
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Foam is a good way to go, because it's cheap if you make mistakes, and you don't have to sew it. glue works fine. :)

i've been more or less following this tutorial: [link] You might find it helpful. :)
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dovahdragomir Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Writer
thanks for the tips; i will definitely check this out. and i look forward to the pics of your masterpiece :)
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!

I'm also trying to start a group here on dA for Nightingale cosplayers, since a lot of people seem to be doing it. So keep an eye out for that. c:
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wolfgirl76543 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im planing on making a nightingale cosplay myself in the near futur and looking at you drawing and this like model is realy helping me work out how to do it.
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad it's helpful! :)
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I want a finished version! How much do you want for it?!
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, it's not for sale. :)
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:( I was gonna give you $50. Pay for shipping if required.
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Considering all the time I've put into it so far, it would be worth far more than $50.

Also, according to your profile, you're male. I'm female, and it's shaped to fit me: you wouldn't be able to wear it.

Finally, I simply want to keep it for myself. So no, I won't sell it. :)
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
xD I will flatten it alittle and be your best buddy.
No I understand though.
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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AngelicDeception597 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
>.> You should make me one <3
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heheh

thanks for faving :)
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AngelicDeception597 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
No problem it's amazing and inspired me to look into doing the armor too!
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Good luck!
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Slins93 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking of making nightingale armor too! (i just came across this while searching for good reference pictures on google... which there are not many of)

Nice job by the way :)
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks~ and good luck! :)
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Slins93 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Luck to you too, I think we'll need it ;)
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aretenike Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, yep :)
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PhyrexiaRising Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Not bad, I like the concept of paper craft armor. I too am making a set of black leather Nightingale armor for Anime Boston this year.
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aretenike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I'll probably see you there, then. :)
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massivelyattacked Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Question for you...I'm waffling between attempting Nightingale or just plain old (which isn't exactly plain) Thieves Guild armour. Have you figured out what kind of material are you thinking of using for the Nightingale armour yet? I can't even begin to figure it out...
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aretenike Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just going to use craft foam; there's a great tutorial here: [link]

If you're feeling ambitious, though, there's also wonderflex. But you still need a foam base for that.

Hope that helps! :)
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massivelyattacked Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome. Thanks for the link and advice!
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aretenike Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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Laughing-Reaper Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! hope it comes along well xD
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aretenike Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

So far it is coming along pretty well. :)
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SharaSellarine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
"Nocturnal grant you luck, Nightingale."
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aretenike Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD thanks?
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Frithsdotter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Oo... good luck!
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aretenike Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankies... it'll be hard but i wanna try. :)
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