Finally starting to get photos back from Fanime! Still waiting on my big Azura shoot, but in the meantime, I found some photos on Smugmug I rather liked and the photographer was kind enough to email me the larger ones. :3
As you can see, my design is a blend of Morrowind/Oblivion and Skyrim. The base dress was Skyrim because Skyrim was the first game where Azura finally covered herself.
Her crown in Skyrim was roses, but that looked hideously bulky. I wanted to pay a little homage to Morrowind by using daisy-like flowers rather than roses for the crown, and added the gold belt like the belt she had on her dress like she's had since Arena. I've seen a lot of different colors for Azura, but my palette is based on her appearance in Arena: [link]
The dress is sort of an ambiguous color, but I preferred dark blue to black since Nocturnal wears black and Meridia appears to be wearing white. I decided to add a gradient of stars to the sleeves by hand to simulate the faded appearance of stars at sunsent and sunrise. I could talk all day about how I redesigned the costume, but I need to stop myself here, I've already gone on too long. xD
Costume made and worn by me.
Azura/Elder Scrolls © Bethesda Softworks
Photo taken by eNVy Photography.