Chibi
 


Costume :Princess Zelda
Variant :Original/Modern Formal Design
Source :Legend of Zelda
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2010


Costume Photos

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Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda

Final Design - Coloured

Final Design

 


Costume Information

Description
Wanted something cosplay but not overly elaborate ^^ gonna draw up a dress design asap and get to sewing~ Happy for an excuse to wear my Zelda wig!

Gonna be paired up with a suited and booted Link in the form of Shenny <3

Comments

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I am EXCITED. You make such a pretty Zelda that I know this'll be gooorgeous xx

by Nocturnal Blossom on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 20:06
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Ahh thankies hun ^^ found a nice pattern to alter, currently drawing out my design and sorting through colour palettes and fabric swatches (I shouldn't get excited about that...)
Can't wait to see you at the ball~

by Chibi on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 21:43
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Gorgeeeooous!! I started buying fabric for my ball dress yesterday...expensive x.x. But pretty!

by Nocturnal Blossom on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 09:23
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Ooo you and Shenny are gonna look super cute together <3

by Leonie Heartilly on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 16:17
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Looks like an awesome design, I can't wait to see :D

by Ashe on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 02:24
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Looking gorgeous so far - so excited about tomorrow! xxx

by Nocturnal Blossom on Saturday, 27 November, 2010 - 19:37
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You looked lovely at the ball! It's a really cute design; I like the cross over bustline and the overskirt details.

Hope it impresses at uni!

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010 - 16:49

This was soooo pretty 8DD

by TheMagicalLucy on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010 - 23:38
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Thank you my lovelies! :3

by Chibi on Wednesday, 1 December, 2010 - 03:31
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Such a pwetty pwetty dress :3

by TheEmoEmu on Thursday, 2 December, 2010 - 11:01
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Beautiful dress! you made a lovely Zelda, so pretty =)

by kirokitsune on Thursday, 2 December, 2010 - 12:39
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I love this so much! The design is gorgeous and you look stunning x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 17 December, 2010 - 02:38
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You look so pretty. Love the design ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 02:22
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Thanks everyone!

by Chibi on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 03:17
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That's a gorgeous dress - I love the colours :)

by Zelvyne on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 22:02
 

To-Do List

Bust of dressHighComplete
Draw up original designHighComplete
Skirt/drop of dressHighComplete
Waistband of dressHighComplete
Choose colours and fabricsHighComplete
Overlay skirtHighIn Progress
Buy shoesMediumComplete
Buy fabricMediumComplete
SleevesMediumComplete
Buy patternMediumComplete
Cut out fabric piecesMediumIn Progress
Hem dressMediumPlanned
Buy tiaraLowComplete
Draw up altered patternLowIn Progress
Paint symbols on dressLowPlanned

Shopping List

Pattern£7.95Bought
False lashes£4.25Bought
Body shaping tights£3.00Bought
Matching nail polish (coz I'm lame)£1.75Bought
Tiara£14.99Bought
Shoes£5.00Bought
3m hyacinth taffeta£14.97Bought
3m white taffeta£14.97Bought
White bridal garter ;3£2.99Bought
Zip and thread£3.35Bought
Total£73.22

Journal

*Sigh of relief* (Posted 30th November 2010)

Well, I managed to get it 99% done just in time ^^ it seemed to go down really well at the ball, here's hoping it goes down well in my presentation tomorrow (since it's also for uni work!)

The only bit I didn't managed to get done in time was the gold symbols around the edges of the purple overlay and sleeves, but I can touch them up some other time :D

Just popping the photo of my tiara and shoes here so I can take them off my main photo tab

Nearly there! (Posted 27th November 2010)

Hokays, time is running out but thankfully it hasn't monumentally fucked up like I was expecting, so I should be ok if I keep up the pace!

<--- Here's what I have so far :3

I've just put the zip in (and it still fits, thank god!) so now all that's left is:
- Sew back seam under zip
- Hem bottom of dress/lining
- Hem sleeves
- Sew sleeves to dress
- Draw up pattern for purple overlay
- Cut out pieces for overlay
- Ruffle the waistband
- Sew overlay together
- Hem overlay
- Insert eyelets
- Lace up the back
- (Paint symbols along the edges)

Then if I have time I'll buy some nice gold fabric to make a little shawl/bolero type thing ^^

A-woot~

BLEH (Posted 24th November 2010)

Hokay only really started the dress tonight D: had major lack of motivation after Shenny (lovely boy that he is) gave me the flu...
BUT I made some progress so at least me being cooped up indoors and bored out of my skull has some benefits (well, when I haven't just been playing Pokemon, that is). I bought some white flats and sewed a purple rose on the front like I said I would (pic on the main photo tab), I bought some nice little extras like matching purple nail polish and pretty fake lashes :3
My current hurdle is trying to get the zip in the back without affecting the purple overlay in the skirt part :/ so far my best plan is to make the dress (without the overlay) with the top part as normal, purple waistband and white skirt part, then create the overlay as a seperate layer to be worn over the top and laced up at the back... Kind of difficult to describe online but hopefully it'll work!

Anyways tonights labours produced the bust of the dress :D I'm quite pleased with it considering I haven't really made something with this sort of shape before, I've just got to hope to god it fits me because sizing things for myself is not my forte and I would cry if I finished another outfit to find it doesn't fit D:
Ffffffuuu just gotta hope I guess~
Anyways, sleeves to attach/hem, I'm starting on the waistband now, will probably alter and measure out the skirt panels (shorty that I am) tonight or tomorrow and then it's time to wrestle with the overlay...
Also still no sign of the tiara I ordered over a week ago D:

Wish me luck guys, I think I'm gonna need it~

Go go go! (Posted 14th November 2010)

Hokays final design was picked (see ref image) and fabric has been bought. It arrived the other day but tbh it doesn't feel much like taffeta... I'll make do with it and hopefully it'll look better once it's all finished~
I've got my pattern to alter and atm I'm trying to figure out the best way of getting into it without having a big zip going into the back of the purple overlay. I have several methods in mind so I'll see how they pan out.
Ordered my tiara tonight and got my shoes yesterday as well, going for flats this year so I don't kill my feet again! Might sew a little purple rose in the middle of the bows to match the garter that I bought/altered as well.

Anyways, to work!

Designs (Posted 11th November 2010)

Here are the ones that didn't make the cut :< taster image attached (1 of 11)

http://chibiforlife.livejournal.com/19392.html

I'll be taking my favourite bits and putting them together for my final design, it'll probably end up being more Twilight Princess based~
Let me know your thoughts!

"I know, I'll start drawing up that design I thought of for Zelda..." (Posted 8th November 2010)

BAM!

Over 12 designs...
I need to buy the fabric asap and now I can't bloody choose which one to do ;A; I never actually thought I'd be good at this designing lark!

Balls.