EileenSkopnik
 


Costume :Midna the Twilight Princess
Variant :Midna's true form, human form
Source :Legend of Zelda - Twighlight Princess
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

Midna Cosplay - London MCM Expo 2011

Midna Twilight Princess Cosplay Parade Winner

Midna Twilight Princess Cosplay London MCM Expo 2011

Midna Twilight Princess Cosplay

Midna Twilight Princess Cosplay London MCM Expo 2011

Midna Cosplay - London MCM Expo 2011 Masquerade

Midna Cosplay - London MCM Expo 2011 Masquerade

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : About 175 Pounds
Awards : MCM Expo 2011 Masquerade, 1st place Parade Winner.
Time Taken : 6 weeks from start to finish

Description
Hello :)))

This is the 1st cosplay costume I ever made. I actually had no idea that "Cosplay" existed until 6 weeks before the London MCM Expo 2011 event.

Planning took about 1 week. I used an official Nintendo picture of Midna's true form as a reference.

CAPE:
I bought an extra large King size black duvet cover + fitted sheet set. Made out of cotton/ polyester. The size of the cape ( no hood) 6.1" wide, 5.10" long. Most detail on this cape was sewn by hand as I didn't know how to use a machine xD

HOOD: Used a square piece of fabric, curled into a dome shape, cut off excess, made hemms, sewed to inside of cape with a sewing machine this time! Made a thin slit in the top. Used hemming tape, so that no hemms show.

SKIRT: Black fabric 90cm x 100cm made hemms by hand. Patterns hand painted, this took 1 week, used official pic for reference. Made a template out of cardboard. Used 3 pots of Dylon Fabric paint: White, Red for dark fabric & blue

HEAD PIECES: Made out of craft foam. 4 layers of foam for the strange fish like looking pieces that goes across her head. 4th layer I cut appart and snipped the detail into it. It was one of the most time consuming things! Glued with PVA + Water mix. All craft foam head pieces had about 14 layers of Pva + water to make them rock hard.

JEWELL: Made out of Fimo effects clay. Took 3 hours to make + 30 min in the oven.

BOW: Craft foam with many layers of Water & PVC glue. Painted with 3 different orange shades of Acrylic paint.

HAIR PIECE: This was one of the most difficult! I took about 3 weeks to get right! I made a roll out of cardboard. Used craft foam on the edges, bent the foam into peaks at the sides to give it an octagonal shape at top + bottom. Used a wooden stick through the middle + added 2 unique shapes at the ends which are both made of 3 layers of craft foam.

BELT: Craft foam. Added craft foam pieces bent into peaks again on top of foam, hand sewn to keep in place. Added paper mache over it + many layers of PVA glue. Velcro was hand sewn at back to close it. 3 days to make total.

All foam was painted with Porsche Arctic Silver car touch-up paint and varnish.

INSIDE CAPE: 1 week to paint fully to detail. Used 3 pots of white paint. All patterns on the blue & black fabric was painted white first then I added Dylon's Silver paint on to the blue fabric patterns + 1 pot of Dylon's Blue Fabric Paint on to the black fabric patterns.

OUTSIDE CAPE: 1 week painted again fully to detail, I worked on this everyday from 5pm until 2am! -> I was sleep deprived after this! Lot's of concentration required.. Drew pattern on with chalk and painted white with a steady hand :)

ARM DETAIL:
First I painted the pattern using white fabric paint on to long black gloves and later painted over it agin with blue paint. When that was dry I attached something called " Electroluminescent Wire" or EL-wire for short, onto the gloves. It's a light with a battery pack that I hid in the black body I was wearing. The wire glows in the dark, has 3 settings but was quite pricey at £40. I used 5m of El-wire.

MAKEUP:
Body Paint by Mehron.
Eye Makeup: Ben Nye - MagiColour Aqua paint in Black + Vivid Violet;
Chanel Waterproof eyeliner & Chanel purple eyeshadow in Amethyst,
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Lips: Chanel pink lipstick.

Comments

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WOW this looks amazing even better seeing this in person nice job ^___^

by SnowmanKline on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 01:04
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Awesome costume! Looks great! Congrats you also made the Metro as well http://bit.ly/kIcTDQ

by Kata-san on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 01:11
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So beautiful, I'm in love!! I can't believe this is your first costume, it is flawless!! Well done, and congrats on the award! Well and truely deserved! <3

by Alyx on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 01:11
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Wow really amazing! its perfect ! D:

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 02:45
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Aah, glad to see you make an appearance here! Thanks for letting me get those photos after the end XD It's amazing to hear you've only even heard of cosplay for 6 weeks yet put in the dedication and effort of an expert, hope we see a lot more of you! Couldn't tempt you with Ayacon, could we? ;)

Also don't know if you're aware, your photo was in the online version of today's Metro (not the print copy sadly) - http://poik.net/Metro

by nert on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 03:01
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It's obvious how much planning and care went into this, and it's simply amazing as a result.
Massive well done to you!

by tripletriad on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 03:07
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Amazing costume. Especially for a first ever one. Well done. Loved seeing this in person.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 04:30
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I'm in shock that was your first, it's amazing!! Are you sure you've never done something like it before? Lmao XD well done on the prize, most deserved :D

by Freyarule on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 08:39
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Looks amazing!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 11:29
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Congrats on your award. Really well done esp for your first cosplay ever. Now you are hooked :P
btw I saw your pic made it into the Metro news online article too - Fame!!! :D

http://www.metro.co.uk/lifestyle/867106-cosplay-turns-fancy-dress-into-a...

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 13:24
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It's amazing reading how you did each part of the costume, it must have taken so much time! If this was your first ever cosplay I can't wait to see what you come up with next! :D

by Eloraborealis on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 16:03
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This is so stunning, the detail is just outstanding. I loved seeing you in the masquerade! Congratulations on the award it was very much deserved!! I really look forward to seeing what you have in store for us next :D

by JustPeachy on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 09:00
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Well done, You made a great Midna. And your first costume too :)

by Ilpala on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 - 18:56
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Thank you so much to everyone who commented!!! I appreciate your positive feedback for my Midna very very much! I'm glad you all like this costume! Love you all!!! <3 <3 <3 Blessings xxxx

by EileenSkopnik on Tuesday, 28 June, 2011 - 22:52
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Definitely deserved this win ^_^ Excellent work and for a first costume...just outstanding!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 17:00
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WOW!! O.o that detail is insanely amazing!! I'm scared to think that this is your very first cosplay but am really excited to see what you'll put together in the future :D The award and wonderful comments are well deserved x

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 18:38

This is an incredible costume, and not only was the win well deserved, but the story behind it is amazing. To produce this in 6 weeks with no previous knowledge of cosplay is astounding. I can't wait to see what you do in the future...because it's bound to be spectacular!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 19:54
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Awww! Thank you so much to SnowmanKline, Kata-san, Alyx, SachikoYumi, nert, rOcket, Sephirayne, Freyarule, BabemRoze,
Ranma1-2, Eloraborealis, kawaii_princess, Ilpala, sjbonnar, Pandora &
Hannah-Kiwii <3 <3 <3 for your beautiful comments!
I'm so greatful! I was worried about making this costume before as it was my first go, LOl xD so I'm extra happy for the feedback! ^_____^

My next costume is " Queen Esther Blanchett " so I hope I can do a good job on that! I look forward to showing it to everyone who is interested! I love you all & wish everyone a good day! xxxxxxxxxx

by EileenSkopnik on Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 17:33