The world of Tamriel in the Elder Scrolls games is inhabited by a variety of peoples, most of which are humanoid species not very different from us. A pair of pointed ears here, a receding hairline and raised eyebrows there – you can pass for Altmer. But what about the animal-like candidates? A Khajiit, for example? Far fewer artists dare to do such a cosplay, which is why we have to present our current cosplay highlight to you all the more!
the Cosplayer AriKoto revealed on Reddit how she brought her personal in-game character Monkeylegs to life in cosplay form. Not only did she do that with great attention to detail Covenant armor armor set rebuilt. She also did a fantastic job of recreating the essential head of a Khajiit, without making it just look like a clunky, fluffy helmet with eyes. Instead, the cat mask hugs the head almost perfectly (the head gets a little bigger, of course) and also shines with great “mimicry” – that there is a human underneath, you actually forget something:
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on her Instagram profile you will find more fantastic insights into the construction of this cosplay and other projects – have a look!
In the comments on Reddit, the hobbyist also answers questions from the community:
- Yes, Khajiit has goods if you have gold.
- The little cat in the photos loves the outfit and was very curious who the new giant cat in the house is.
- Unfortunately, she has no remedy for overheating – she just has to endure it. (Presumably the price of such a tight mask)
- She can see amazingly well, because there are so-called “eye zones” to look through, which she has made very large. They are black and barely recognizable in their fur.
- During the photoshoot, the outside temperature was a crisp 38+ degrees Celsius … which cosplayers don’t do for their hobby!
The talented cosplayer was also kind enough to answer a few questions for us about this great project:
- To brace herself for the hot photoshoot (like I said, over 90 degrees!), she cooled off under the air conditioner at home, ran out for a few photos, and went right back in to “pass out in there.”
- The entire outfit was created by hand. Only the daggers that are still missing are commissioned work, which are now being produced for them using a 3D printer. These are two “Blades of Woe”.
- How long does a project like this take? AriKoto sat on the Khajiit cosplay for five months – although she emphasizes that she only got to work on it in the evenings, and there were days when she didn’t get to it. So it could take two or two and a half months under the best of conditions. “Maybe three if you count all the mistakes and glitches I had to fix,” she admits, somewhat embarrassed.
- The Khajiit mask itself took me a month: “The base I sculpted in monster clay, molded and made in plastic + attachments + fur + ears + mouth parts + eyes (just for the eyes, I spent about 1 week creating a perfect Finding the size for the glass domes and printing a million patterns…etc.)” Especially cool about this: You can actually open and close the cat’s mouth!
- AriKoto already has an anime character planned for her next project, but she loves Elder Scrolls Online and Skyrim, and making unusual cosplays. Accordingly, it is not impossible that she goes back to Skyrim. She found the experience of having an Elder Scrolls character as a project cool and interesting. In addition, the huge fan base of Elder Scrolls is simply inspiring. “When people recognize your character, it just makes you so happy,” she says.