Two fantastic cosplayers bring your favorite characters from “Blackwood” to life

Take a look at great costumes from Lyranth and Eveli Scharfpfeil from Red Chaos Cosplay and Kim on the Rocks!

To celebrate the publication of the chapter Blackwood
we have the honor of being with Red Chaos Cosplay and Kim on the Rocks (and photographic support by eosAndy) incredibly great at the creation Blackwood-Costumes to be there. Take a look at her great creations below and learn a little more about these impressive cosplayers in our question and answer session!

Tell a little about yourself! How did you get into cosplay?

Kim on the Rocks:
Hello, my name is Kim (Kim on the Rocks) and cosplay is my great passion and hobby. Together with my parents, I mainly develop costumes from games and bring all kinds of characters to life. I’ve always loved getting dressed up and being in front of the camera. In 2012 I saw cosplayers for the first time at Gamescom and Japan Day in Düsseldorf and was blown away. At the end of 2013, I worked on my first cosplay with my parents. We watched loads of videos and looked through books by more experienced cosplayers to find out how to do this in the first place.

Red Chaos Cosplay: It’s an exciting story! A very good friend of mine was having a fantasy-themed wedding and I was her bridesmaid. For this occasion I decided to cosplay Triss Merigold because I’m red-haired and didn’t want to wear a wig. And then it just … happened. I immediately started working on the next costumes and somehow it became an addiction.

How did you go about making this costume?

Kim on the Rocks:
First, I look at as many reference images as I can find. In doing so, I always note down individual elements that I notice and think about what kind of material I would like to make them from. I always work my way from top to bottom, and from the inside out.

Red Chaos Cosplay:
We worked with you on this costume Arven’s Craft worked. First we made the armor template from aluminum foil and adhesive tape and then used this to cut the shape out of the foam. Later came the dress that we pinned to me to determine the correct shape and length. Once we got that, we used it as a base to draw the shapes of the rest of the robe. The armor was finally painted and connected to each other and to the robe using Velcro fasteners.

The make-up was a particular challenge because I had to get rid of my own eyebrows (with glue stick) so that much more angry and deadly ones could be painted on than my own natural ones. I got the shade of my Dremora skin with a very light foundation and eye shadow to conjure up the shades and freckles on my face.

Finally I decided to make a book as a prop. It consists entirely of foam and is painted with acrylic paints. I put in some lighting effects to create a magical effect and I think that’s my favorite part of all cosplay – and it glows!

What materials were used?

Kim on the Rocks:
Here I worked with real leather for the first time. The armor elements are made of leather, the sewn parts of synthetic leather. Bows and arrows are real. I’ve redesigned the arch so that it looks like it’s straight out of the game.

Red Chaos Cosplay:
The armor is made of EVA foam and worbla, primed with Plasti Dip and painted with acrylic paints. We used oil paint to achieve the shading and to paint rivets in the appropriate places. The robe under the armor is made of leather and suede, which has also been airbrushed to achieve more depth. And underneath all of that is a linen dress that we dyed to hit the right tone. The book is also made of EVA foam, primed with wood glue and then painted with acrylic. An Oblivion logo is carved into the front, plus plexiglass with LED lights that shine through. I painted the plexiglass with yellow, orange and light red paint to achieve this fiery impression.

Was there a part of the costume that was particularly challenging or that you had a lot of fun making?

Kim on the Rocks:
I found the armor for the upper body particularly interesting because Eveli is asymmetrical. Most of the time armor is mirrored, but the fact that the left and right are designed differently here made it a bit tricky. And redesigning the arch was a lot of fun.

Red Chaos Cosplay:
I especially liked the airbrushing of the robe. Since I had never done this before, it was new and super cool to me! I always find it great to create the shadows on the armor with black oil paint. I love how a flat piece of silver foam becomes something deep and beautiful.

How did it feel to play such a unique Elder Scrolls character?

Kim on the Rocks:
Personally, I especially like it when I can cosplay strong / blatant characters, so I felt very comfortable in Eveli’s skin. I like her style a lot and especially love the bow about the costume!

Red Chaos Cosplay:
I had never portrayed such a unique character before. I usually look at other cosplayers who have already completed a particular costume and get inspired. I didn’t have that this time, but I had fantastic reference material. That was quite a challenge, and the make-up was interesting and intense. I love it! I think this character is somehow a perfect fit for me. I have something left for dark red colors and a lot of armor.

What kind of tip would you have for other cosplayers who want to create their own ESO costume?

Kim on the Rocks: At
THAT– I always find it appropriate to try out new things in costumes. There are so many different characters and types to portray. There are practically no limits. And there are now so many places to go on the Internet to get help, be it through videos or tutorials. I’m always happy to help if you have any questions.

Red Chaos Cosplay:
Shades can make all the difference. One should keep that in mind! Otherwise, the technique with aluminum foil and adhesive tape is always very suitable for making shapes, regardless of whether you are just starting out or are an experienced cosplayer. Don’t be afraid to try something! I can’t even count how many mistakes I’ve made during my cosplay adventures. That’s all part of it 🙂

Where can we find more of your cosplays?

Kim on the Rocks:
You can find me here:

Red Chaos Cosplay:
You can find more of my cosplays on my Facebook page, Red Chaos Cosplay (https://www.facebook.com/rudychaos) and on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/redchaoscosplay/).

Thank you both, Kim on the Rocks and Red Chaos Cosplay, for making such incredible costumes and for taking the time to tell us your stories! If you liked what these two cosplayers have created here, click through the links above. Eveli Scharfpfeil and Lyranth can now be found in The Elder
Scrolls Online: Blackwood
!

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