Senua: My most detailed project so far! By LadyLemonCosplay

02 Feb Senua: My most detailed project so far! By LadyLemonCosplay


When I first saw the amazing pictures of Lady Lemon’s Senua cosplay costume my first thought was that we have to know how it was made. So here you are, a guest post from the creator herself!

Senua: My most detailed project so far! By LadyLemonCosplay (Facebook , Twitter)

When I first knew about the Hellblade project I felt very enthusiastic about cosplaying Senua. I didn’t research much at first, so I was one of those believing that Senua was a grown up Kai! When I realized that it was a new character (reviewing the development diaries from Ninja Theory) I felt even more compelled to do it! I sent a message to the developers, because by that time (July 2014 perhaps?) there was not much information about it. They sent me some reference materials that really helped me recreating the character.

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This project required all my knowledge as a cosmaker, but as an FX make up artist as well. I created everything from scratch, from the belts to the armour parts (hidden between the fur XD) and the weird head piece!

I used eva foam for the rigid parts, all of them. I usually cut the foam, mould it and paste it with cement. Then I integrate the rest of the pieces, like coins, chains, and even hair.


The dress was a challenge because there’s no fabric of the right colour, the dress (more like a garment) might have been white or light cream coloured, but due to the battles and a fighting existence, dyed with dirt, blood and sweat. So I used a light fabric and then dyed it with several colours.


The head piece was even more difficult to achieve than the dress, because of the high level of detail and texture. I added texture to the foam using paper and glue, a soldering iron and plastic strings.
Even the dreadlocks were attached to the headpiece, made one by one with twisted hair strips and a heat gun, attached with hot silicon.


Dreadlocks… flying dreadlocks! I wanted the hair to fly as in the images, because they add amazing movement to the character. I admit that I wanted more, but I couldn’t make it on time for the photoshoot; I used wire to hold them up (the hair is glued to the wires)


The sword was made in polyphane, carved and hardened with plastic putty.


The make up. It is one of most important parts of the cosplay, but when I arrived at the photoshoot, I realized that I forgot my make up kit back home; so I used regular make up and some acrylic paint. It worked well in the end! Final detail was blood. Dry blood, and some fresh blood 😉


And of course, the photographer (Fernando Brischetto from PhotographesSansFrontieres) did an amazing job finding the right angles and making a wonderful edition!


  • Ducky
    Posted at 16:56h, 02 February Reply

    Beautiful cosplay! Well done!

  • André Vila Franca
    Posted at 18:12h, 02 February Reply

    Great copslay!! She had tons of work (^_^)´
    Keep it up!!

  • Zura
    Posted at 18:38h, 02 February Reply

    Just wow!

  • Lilia Lemoine
    Posted at 23:52h, 02 February Reply

    Thank you! <3

  • Michel
    Posted at 11:21h, 03 February Reply

    Great job with the costume and photos/editing. Your postures and look in your eyes are close to the original. Very cool. You expressed your enthusiasm for this game project in a cool, creative way! Thanks for sharing.

  • rayza
    Posted at 11:27h, 04 February Reply

    some amazing work people like her deserve to b paid highly.. it looks so much like Kai i wonder y the creators chose that look for this new character… i still believe it’s kai in a smart way due to ownership n all 🙂

  • Jane
    Posted at 23:41h, 05 February Reply

    considering this game isn’t even finished yet and we don’t really know a lot about Senua, i feel you captured her really well!
    The poses and that determined look in the facial expressions are great!

    and that sword genuinely looks really heavy! xD

  • Dean Child
    Posted at 08:19h, 06 February Reply

    This awesome to see, really looks the part.

  • Tihana
    Posted at 14:01h, 06 February Reply

    Amazing!! One of the best cosplays I’ve seen!!

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  • Ragnar Bard
    Posted at 19:28h, 26 September Reply

    Good Job, looks really nice!!

  • Josh Romero
    Posted at 20:56h, 10 October Reply

    INCREDIBLY awesome cosplay! You did an absolutely amazing job. I love how rugged you look. It really looks like it was ripped straight from the videogame… Or like it came straight off the set of Game of Thrones! 😀

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  • Malcolm Little
    Posted at 22:51h, 25 January Reply

    Creating a powerful young woman for my own novel, this level of dedication to costume artistry speaks to me. Particularly the grit, both figurative and literal, is inspiring … almost palpable. And the eyes are cutting.

  • TigerPrincess
    Posted at 01:55h, 28 August Reply


  • Nikki Mær
    Posted at 14:59h, 01 May Reply

    I’m doing a Senua cosplay in July for VA Comicon and I was wondering if there were any tips or more reference shots of how you built the dress and headpiece? Anything would help tons!

  • Mimi Sumi
    Posted at 10:48h, 09 September Reply

    What is the point of spending so much time creating the perfect cosplay when the final photographs turn out to be Photoshoped ? Stop using so-called professional photographers and get a friend to photo you using a regular camera.

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