Nebula (GotG) Costume Build - Complete

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Hi all,

I recently finished my Nebula (movie version) cosplay and I wanted to share, as I rarely see any Nebula cosplayers (aside from the wonderful Karin Olava) and it would be cool to be able to show any upcoming Nebulas how I created mine! It was my first time sewing a complete costume myself, and while things aren't 100% perfect, I'm quite proud of it. :)

I started with the arm as I thought getting it out of the way would be a good idea, and I think I was right. I used paper templates and foam and covered them with worbla, pressing down in the gaps to create the grooves, and then heated it to mould around my arm.


The other pieces were also made out of worbla and spray painted silver after a little priming. I'll admit, I'm not the most patient person so priming is something I hate, but need to work on, because the pieces aren't the smoothest!


The purple fabric was tough to get to the colour I wanted. I went through 3 different types before settling on one, though I still don't think it's a great colour. Purple is hard to find in "Nebula" colours, especially when you're picky, and you have ref pics that show different colours in different lights!


I made the top and bottoms separately because I wanted an easy costume for changing (and toilet breaks!) and it wouldn't show because of her belts in the middle. The things on the left are the kneepads, which probably couldv'e been sewn straight into the fabric, but I'm still new at this. ;)


Making the top was the toughest part as there are a lot of parts to it. I modified a shirt pattern for this by drawing on all of the pieces to the top and cutting each part out.


The top parts of her belt pouch things are made from worbla, and the bottom parts foam so I could sit down easily with the belt on. I then covered them in a leather like material.


Again, this is my first time making weapons! I used pipe insulation for the handles and added worbla details (again, where my primer attention span needs work!) I also added a magnet in the base so that they can stick together like a staff.


I sprayed boots purple, made straps out of foam and added details to match the movie ones as best as I could.


A face paint test! I used Snazaroo but I think I'm going to look for a better alternative that isn't cakes. I cut off all of my hair for this cosplay.

I didn't get pics of the belt all together, but here are some of the pictures taken at MCM London of my completed costume.

Photos by James Bissett Photography

Thanks for reading if you got this far! I hope it's ok to post this many images! And I hope it sort of helps someone! I have a Facebook page over at if anyone is interested in seeing any more pics. I recently had another shoot in this costume which should appear soon, I hope!

(PS. Tags don't seem to want to work... my apologies!)

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