Skyrim Daedric Armor Cosplay Mistaken for Screenshot

A dedicated Skyrim fan has recreated the game’s heavy Daedric Armor in real life, reimagining the set in such astonishing detail that commenters have mistaken it for a game mod or screenshot. The creator has given a taste of their incredible work on Instagram, amassing thousands of likes from other fans with their incredibly realistic Skyrim cosplay.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is one of the most recognized and beloved games in the world, and despite now being a decade old, rereleases of the Bethesda classic have kept it in the cultural zeitgeist despite the launch of new hardware. Skyrim’s huge open world, packed with quests, stories, enemies, and discoverables, have made it a firm favorite for cosplayers and creators looking to introduce some Elder Scrolls fantasy into the real world. From terrifying bosses and enemies to recreations of Skyrim’s most famous scenes, artists have been inspired by the game ever since it first released, and with Skyrim’s 10th anniversary coming this November, there’s never been a better time to be Skyrim cosplayer.

Instagram’s talon_revan_cosplay has shared a look at their wonderfully deadly Skyrim Daedlic Armor set while revealing just how they brought it to life. According to the creator, the cosplay armor is a combination of 3D-printed and foam parts, with 3D parts printed from a Do3D file, and foam versions made by talon_revan_cosplay themselves. The completed look took over a year to finish, but its attention to detail and realism seem to have been worth the effort. The cosplay, captured by photographer spiegelland.photography, looks so true to Skyrim that multiple commenters have mistaken the image for the actual game. Instagrammer __j.w.h__ responded to the post writing: “This looks so great I genuinely was gonna ask what mod this was to put in my game. Little disappointed tbh,” while decalibrator praised the look saying: “This looks unreal. Like I thought this was a rendered image or screenshot in-game.”

The Skyrim armor may be one of the most complex sets to recreate in real life due to its many parts and details. In the game, the heavy set is comprised of a helmet, boots, a cuirass and greaves, gauntlets, and an optional shield, with a Daedric weapon set also available. Each piece features intricate detailing, including texturing, studs, buckles, and spikes, all of which can be seen in the cosplay. The Daedric armor doesn’t just look menacing – it also has the highest armor rating in the base game, making it a good yet tricky choice of cosplay for Skyrim fans.

Skyrim fan content is likely to get even more popular thanks to the upcoming release of what Bethesda is calling the most definitive edition of the game. The recently-announced Skyrim Anniversary Edition is the next version of the original game, remastered for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. In celebration of its November 11 release, Bethesda is calling for its most artistic fans to celebrate the launch across social media with their best fanart and cosplay.
There are plenty of ways to get creative in Skyrim, especially in the eyes of returning players who may have already experienced just about everything the game has to offer, and creating in-game cosplays of famous characters from other media is one way to do it. Here are a few of the community’s most unique examples.

Skyrim includes dozens of armor combinations, many of which mix and match perfectly despite being from different sets altogether. As such, there are a nearly endless number of ways to customize the Dragonborn’s appearance, from that of a humble farm worker, to a cloistered wizard, to a terrifying warrior.

This number grows dramatically for Skyrim players who are using mods, of course, thanks to the many armor and customization mods that exist for the game. Skyrim’s modding community is prolific, thanks to a huge community and no shortage of tools. These examples, however, exclusively utilize the base game’s character creation system and armor items.
Creating Ned Stark From Game Of Thrones In Skyrim

Sean Bean is an icon of the fantasy world thanks to his roles in Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings, so it’s no surprise that he made his way over to Skyrim thanks to Reddit user ImperialDragonKnight. The only thing that’s missing is Ulfric Stormcloak’s outfit in order to bring Ned’s iconic fur-cloaked look to life.
Skyrim’s College Of Winterhold Brings Dumbledore To Life
lthough Tolfdir from Skyrim’s mage questline already bears an uncanny resemblance to Harry Potter’s Albus Dumbledore, GleamingSapphires on Reddit took things one step further by recreating the Hogwarts headmaster directly in-game. While there are no robes in Skyrim that exactly correspond to those seen in the Harry Potter film series, the College of Winterhold’s outfits are at least a close equivalent.

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