Nidalee Costume Progression

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Ruzira

Senior Member

09-23-2012

Hey there! I know that PAX East is next year but I decided to make the costume for Halloween so it should be fun. I decided to make a somewhat step by step "How-to" thread on how I made my Nidalee costume. I'm not done with it yet so I'll be updating it time by time until it's finished.

Right now I'm about 30% done with my costume. Considering that this is my first cos-play I'm trying to make it as best as I can but not trying to stress myself out to much.

This is the material that I got to make my costume:
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps6caf88b0.jpg


To get a good thought of what I was going to make my costume looked like I decided to take a good look at the original Nidalee skin so I could get it as close to it as I could.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2011...nidalee2_1.jpg

I decided to start out with the jewelry so I could get it over with. To make the jewelry you will need clay and jewelry wire. It took me a while to get them to look somewhat like teeth.
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps4babfd74.jpg

When they're fully finished drying I'm going to sand then and shape them to look more like teeth and then paint them a white-ish ivory color.

Moving onto the costume itself I've but out the front and back of the bottom of her outfit. I sketched a quick image on paper to make sure it looks close to the original in-game art.
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps26f99a5c.jpg
(It was just a sketch so it doesn't look so good but hopefully you get the point!)

After drawing the bottoms on to my scrap material I cut it out and checked to see if it looked right or not.
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps20f7e134.jpg
(I made one of them a bit smaller. The smaller one to be placed in the from and the bigger one to be placed in the back.)

For the top I found a design for a corset and just made shorter in length. I'm still working on it to fit me comfortably. After I tweak it a little and make it fit right I'm going to take the parts and trace them onto the fur material.

Well, I was going to start working on the rest of the bottom part to the costume but someone decided to rest on my working material -_____- so I guess I'll finish the rest tomorrow and update the forum then. I am kind of tired after all. xD
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps36910a23.jpg

~UPDATE!~
I've been working on my spear in carpentry and here's some pictures of how I'm making it. I'm lucky enough to have material to be able to build my own spear by scratch!
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...r/IMG_0781.jpg
This is 4 pieces of wood that are glued to together to make the thickness of the spear head, after this is done drying I am going to start shaping it.

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...r/IMG_0782.jpg
This is the body of the spear that I sanded and scuffed up to make it look damaged and beaten up. I still have to cut it to make another piece considering her spear is 2 pieces.

I also sanded and polyurethaned the necklace and earrings making it look more realistic.

The spear and costume and general were the hardest to make:

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...r/IMG_0805.jpg

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...r/IMG_0804.jpg


I'm going to post a full body picture of the whole costume together before I go to PAX East 2013 when I get ready and everything.


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Twirl

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09-23-2012

pretty cool cant wait to see it when it is done ^^


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Ruzira

Senior Member

09-23-2012

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Originally Posted by Šyzier View Post
pretty cool cant wait to see it when it is done ^^
I want to finish it soon so I can see what the finish product looks like.


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Infatuates

Junior Member

09-23-2012

Gonna be so banging in that costume i'd be humping you all day omg


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Posotoligist

Senior Member

09-23-2012

cosplayer problems;

making the cosplay


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And it was K

Member

09-23-2012

Why does everyone cosplay Nidalee?


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Ruzira

Senior Member

09-23-2012

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Originally Posted by And it was K View Post
Why does everyone cosplay Nidalee?
I'm cosplaying nidalee because she's been my favorite champ since I started playing.


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DaedricChampion

Senior Member

09-23-2012

someone should cosplay zyra. And they better not be fed


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Mystic7Audja

Junior Member

09-25-2012

Those are some good tips, not sure why she's in the negative. Yall need to hop off random and go play some more arams.


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Falbone

Member

09-25-2012

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Originally Posted by And it was K View Post
Why does everyone cosplay Nidalee?
Because she'll make a hot Nidalee, thats why.


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