Kaede / Lucy

Elfen Lied

“All this time, I’ve lived in hope of telling you how sorry I am, I’ve fought armies, just to have this chance, but now, there’s nothing I can say.. That’s good enough.” 

“When you are miserable, you need something that is even more miserable than you to feel good about yourself.” 

“Everyone in this place is unhappy. And since they’re unhappy, they’re probably looking for someone worse off than they are.” 

“Aren’t we all monsters on the inside.” 


Lucy/Nyu (real name: Kaede) is the main character, protagonist and anti-heroine/anti-villainess of the Elfen Lied series.

The so-called ‚Queen‘ Diclonius, Lucy, was an individual difficult to pin down by any standard of „good“ or „evil“ societal mores. She was both ruthlessly tormented and was also a sadistic tormentor to others, driven to a mental breakdown at an early age by the cruelty that surrounded her. Though she never expected to receive any form of love and acceptance from others, occasionally she got the chance to see that such things were, indeed, possible for someone like her. Her great love was Kouta, a boy she met when they were both childrenand again when they were young adults.

Elfen Lied was one of the first animes I have seen. This was around the age of 14 and I still love it so much! I also own the mangas and love the story and mostly Lucy. It was a dream of me since then to cosplay her once but I never had the guts to cosplay. The dress waited a long time in my closet until 2016 when I was 23 years old where I cosplayed her for the first time. It’s still a goal for me to make the music box by myself and I want to take new pictures of her then.

Some facts

  • Character: Kaede (Lucy)
  • Series: Elfen Lied
  • Age: 15-17
  • Species: Homo sapiens diclonius
  • Power:
    • The ability to project telekinesis-generated invisible arms which she can use to manipulate objects
    • The ability to infect Human males with a virus that causes their children to be born a Diclonius like her

Reference Pictures

About the Project


May 27th 2016

Purchased Items

I bought the stockings, the shoes, the pink shirt and the wig.

Selfmade Items

The dress is selfmade. The lovely mother of my ex-boyfriend helped me to sew it. The horns are selfmade aswell.

Lucy Cosplay

This was one of my first cosplays and back then it was very difficult for me to style the wig.


To be honest I absolutely can’t remember how much it costed me.


I used fabric cotton for the dress and Fimo for the horns.


I’m a Cosplayer from Switzerland who enjoys crafting, dressing up, photography, visiting conventions and making new friends!

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