Costume :Zelda
Source :Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

Telford Expo :3

New shoulder armour!



The power of the triforce

Free spirit

MCM expo

The production line xD

Wig WIP 1

Shoulder Armour WIP 3

Tabard WIP 2

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Costume Information

I finally get to be the princess which I have allways wanted to be! This is going to be for the MCM expo october 2011 and a link is going to be there to save me from the long lines of doom!


great job on the crown! ^^

by Creative-Stitches on Friday, 22 April, 2011 - 21:16
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Wow, you get to work early! =O Can't wait to see this, you're going to look amazing!

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 17:33
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If I didn't get to work early, I would never finish in time - I take forever to make things due to my habit of procrastination xD

by Sakurastar123 on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 17:55
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Amazing progress so far, I can't wait to see how it goes! :D

by Eloraborealis on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 18:13
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loving the dress progress

by rosieroo on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 17:16
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I can't wait to see this finished!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 17:12
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This looks amazing so far, I can't wait to see this completed ^_^

by Littlegeeky on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 17:49
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This is going to look awesome at the meet :D

by Bearcat on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 17:52
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It already looks awesome! I cannot wait to see this finished.

by Warpy on Tuesday, 12 July, 2011 - 18:28
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Brilliant progress :D can't wait to see the finished Zelda ^^

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 28 August, 2011 - 22:18
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Wow, progress looks really good :O I'm waiting for finished costume :3

by dreamhunter707 on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 10:12
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Looking REALLY awesome! :O The embroidery is epic stuff ;D

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 17:16
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great progress... i'll have to keep my eye out at expo for this :)

by xxlilmisssakuraxx on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 18:06
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That's beautiful, great job on the embroidery!

by Telly on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 20:44
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BEAUTIFUL so far, good luck

by Plasticsharkattack on Wednesday, 21 September, 2011 - 16:53
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wow that is amazing detail

by J-Po on Sunday, 9 October, 2011 - 17:43
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This looks so amazing! Cant wait to see it

by Sakura_Blue on Monday, 10 October, 2011 - 16:47
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Embroidery looks a paaaainn

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 00:04
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Yours is looking amazingly good lovely ^_^ i love it :3

by isamiaella on Thursday, 20 October, 2011 - 19:42
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This is looking so so damn epic! 8D I hope I get to see this x

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 20 October, 2011 - 23:33
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Wow really nice I love the detail you've put into the deoration for the armour and pattern design

by timpey on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 16:52
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Embroidery looks great! Well done for taking the time and effort to do it so well.

by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 - 01:02

Looking good!

by Donna on Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 - 14:32
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This looks amazing!

by alienqueen on Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 - 15:28
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Wow, a properly embroidered Zelda,, I really hope I get to see this in person. I admire the time and effort you're putting into this costume!

by Silantre on Wednesday, 26 October, 2011 - 01:03
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Keep going! You can do it! It's looking totally epic! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 27 October, 2011 - 11:59
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it's looking amazing so far, can't wait to see it. I'm doing wind waker Zelda, I'll have to come and find you and get a picture! :)

by rohanfox on Thursday, 27 October, 2011 - 13:14

Such a pretty Zelda :)

by Donna on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 18:02
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Such a lovely costume! All the detail is excellent - the embroidery especially must have taken ages

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 21:35
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The embroidery really gives this a very special feel. I love it :d But all that needle work must have taken forever to do.

by j_mercuryuk on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 13:20
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I think I did see you and from the distance u looked amazing!! The detail to this is absolutely spot on!!

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 13:24
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Final result turned out fantastic! That dress is beyond beautiful, you make an amazing Zelda!

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 13:25
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You look amazing! Your dress is so stunning :D

by JustPeachy on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 14:42

Absolutly stunning, you did an amazing job!

So much detail and oh so pretty <3

by Hannah-Kiwii on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 15:43
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Thanks everyone for such kind comments *^-^* I hope to continue working on this cosplay to increase the detail and accuracy in the future!

by Sakurastar123 on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 16:32
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You look wonderful :) I'm really impressed by all that embroidery, there's so much of it!

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 16:32
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THIS WAS SO NICE IN PERSON! It was awesome getting to hang with you! and for all the tips on how you made everything! Seriously impressive photos dont do it enough justice!

Also, Que me and you panicking as the coke fell off the table and us slow motion turning as it sprayed the bottom of your dress!
Also the foreign guys asking us questions about London being a nice 'country' LMAO

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 17:06
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@CharlotteLuna Oh man the coke incident, normally I would have freaked out but I was in such a good mood it just became hilarious :D
The foreign guys were also hilarious, London is quite a nice country isn't it xD

by Sakurastar123 on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 17:08
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This is epic! Congratulations on a lot of fantastic work that's been put into this.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 20:39
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This was so pretty! Was awesome being silly with on Sunday night foe the Cosplay Fever video xD

by eternal_aranel on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 23:03
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@eternal_aranel Same! The escalator was probably the highlight of the cosplay fever video shoot - and the careful placement of vehicles XD

by Sakurastar123 on Thursday, 10 November, 2011 - 14:06
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whoa so stunning, the embroidary on the skirt is just whoa...must of taken forever! Wish I couldve seen this is person!

by Natsumi on Saturday, 25 February, 2012 - 21:44
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Look forward to seeing this in May!

by donnamevans on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 21:59

To-Do List

Make swordLowIn Progress
Make sculpy headress and decorationsLowIn Progress
Buy and style wigLowIn Progress
Make the base of armour and add sculpyLowIn Progress
Embroider the designs onto the dressLowPlanned
Make base glovesLowPlanned
Make the base purple over garmentLowPlanned
Embroider the purple bitLowPlanned
Make the base white dressLowPlanned
Add fiberglass resin to the armourLowPlanned
Make glove covers and embroiderLowPlanned
Make and paint the bit at the frontLowPlanned
Paint and weather the armourLowPlanned
Add ribbon to the dressLowPlanned

Shopping List

Chestnut brown long wig (need to buy another one for wefts)£15.19Bought
3.5m Duchess Satin£22.75Bought
3.5m White lining£6.13Bought
4m white tulle£3.96To Buy
Burlesque red hand dye£2.99To Buy
Ocean blue hand dye£2.99To Buy
2m Purple lining£3.50To Buy
Pebble beige hand dye£2.99To Buy
Light brown hair extensions£9.00To Buy
Chestnut brown long wig£15.19To Buy
2m Dupion Silk£10.00To Buy


Post MCM expo (Posted 9th November 2011)

Well, I had a lot of fun at expo :D

Zelda was not fully finished in time, and after some wear and tear I will be remaking certain parts for the Midlands MCM expo. Apart from that, I am happy that it didn't fall apart completely and that I got the main parts finished.

Very happy with the masquerade shots, much thankies to Nert :3

Look out for updates ^0^

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! D: (Posted 18th October 2011)

So, there are about 10 days left to finish Zelda... Yeah, I'm screwed!

Currently 4 out of the 8 glyphs at the bottom of the dress have been finished completely, 3 more have had the outline darned and the other one is just non existent at the moment. The ribbon has been attached to the bottom of the dress, however the criss cross bit is taking forever to pin, sew then pin and sew some more xD

The lining is all sewn up and it just needs to be sewn into the white dress with the tulle attached to give a full effect. The new purple bodice has been drafted from the old one and I need to cut it out, sew it up and embroider around the outside. I also need to put foam inserts into the wig...

I have other stuff that I need to do aswell, so I'm going to stop writing and get back to storming through this cosplay. However, I refuse to rush, I would rather have a detail missing than a detail that I am not happy with.

Overall... I believe I will get it finished, even if that means sewing on the friday night of expo xD

1 step forward 2 steps back (Posted 3rd August 2011)

So, I finally got around to putting all of the 8 kick pleats into the bottom of the dress. They have worked out pretty well and now I can't stop spinning around because of how wide the bottom of the dress is now :D

I will be making the lining and adding white tulle to the inside to give the dress its bell shape this weekend after another trip to the fabric store.

So after making progress I looked at my purple bodice, and all I can say is that I am not happy with it. I shall be scrapping that and remaking it before I waste any more time doing embroidery on it.

This may seem a bit daft, but I want to do Zelda justice as a character and little inaccurate items will get on my nerves so I might as well change it now rather than later xD

Ribbon here I come!

The bow (Posted 12th June 2011)

Firstly, I have now decided that I will be wearing this both days of the expo, mainly due to the cost of creating this - and that Zelda is just so amazing :D I'm sad that I won't be cosplaying the Halloween version of Fai, but I am hoping to do it eventually.

I have changed my mind and gone for the bow now, the sword was just a tester of carving foam and applying layers. When I carve out the bow I know exactly what I will be doing thanks to the practise run.

I have also noticed quite a few cosplayers using these awesome lights and I thought it would be the perfect addition to the light bow, seeing as it is a light bow n' all.

Hopefully I will be buying the dupion soon so I can get the basic construction done and the embroidery can be started, as it will be the most time consuming part of this entire outfit.

Dress (Posted 4th June 2011)

I bought my materials for the dress this morning and decided to have a go at patterning the dress with newspaper. This was done quickly and I decided whilst having the urge to make the dress I would get started with the real material. Now, this was pretty duanting for me, as I only have a limitied amount of money and this was the most expensive material that i have had to work with (£6.50 a meter!) so I couldn't afford any mistakes, no pun intended.

I cut it all out in about an hour and then pinned, sewed, adjusted and then added a zip. To complete this I need to create a lining and add tulle so that the dress actually stands out and I need to add kick pleats to the bottom of the dress where you can see it is not connected. It took me about 7 hours from patterning to this stage so far! Can't wait to finish it off so I can get started on either the detailing or the purple bit :D

Expensive! (Posted 1st June 2011)

So, I was adding all the stuff I needed to buy to the shopping list then the cost got a bit to high and depressing so I stopped, mainly for my own sanity. Oh cosplay, you do love to be expensive xD

Any-who, I made a plan for the dress, just a vague one to make sure I will have enough satin for the dress so I can get started on it. My dad should be bringing home some wax and other things so I can carve wax and make resin jems :D I'm hoping to use food colouring with the resin as I am too cheap to buy the 'proper' stuff :p

Dream cosplay go!