The 19-year-old said that her Naryu getup is the fifth Elder Scrolls outfit she has made from scratch and took her about a month, start to finish, to make from EVA foam. The most difficult part of the process? Sewing, something that she admits she struggles with.
“For myself, cosplay is not only about making costumes: it is about revealing a world of miracles that we (cosplayers) capture through our creations,” she said. “As a cosplayer, you must immerse yourself in the character like an actor might to truly become them. Being Naryu Virian just feels right to me. It’s as if the only thing left for the transformation to be complete is makeup and a suit.”
You can check out more of Valara Atran’s cosplay designs on her DeviantArt page.