The Nun / Conjouring

„God ends here.“

Your name gives me dominion over you, demon, and I do know your name! You are Valak! The defiler! The profane, the marquis of snakes! In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, I condemn you back to hell!

There was a crooked man… and he walked a crooked mile; The crooked man stepped forth and… rang the crooked bell; And thus his crooked soul… spiraled into a crooked Hell; Murdered his crooked family… and laughed a crooked laugh.


Valak is the overarching antagonist in the The Conjuring franchise. It manifests as a demonic nun before Lorraine Warren and as the Crooked Man before Ed Warren and the Hodgson family and it is one of the most wicked beings they have ever encountered.

I really love horror movies especially The Conjouring franchise. I decided to cosplay her for Halloween 2019 and organized a horror group photoshooting at a lost place. I love her appearance and instantly fell in love with the design when I saw the nun for the first time.

Some Facts

  • Character: Valak
  • Movies: The Conjouring 2 and The Nun
  • Species: Demon
  • Abilities:
    • Demonic powers, possession, shapeshifting, telepathy, blocking clairvoyance, manipulations, intimidation
  • Eyes: Yellow

Reference Pictures

About the Project


October 28th, 2019


I made the costume by myself and saved some money because of that. The whole costume costed me around CHF 70.-.

Purchased Items

The only purchased item were the lenses.

Selfmade Items

The dress, the collar and the veil are selfmade.


I used cotton fabric. The belt is fake leather.


I struggled with the veil because I didn’t knew how to attach it smart. I tried out different variations and used a pattern from as help.

Making Of


The dress was pretty easy. I used the pattern from and alternated it to Valaks dress. I added a zipper in the back and that’s it.


I used an iron fleese to stabilize the collar. I added velcro to close the collar in the back.


I made a white headband with an elastic to put it on my head. The veil is a big piece of fabric and I attached it to the head with double-sided tape.


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

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