Costume :Princess Emeraude
Variant :Childlike Dress
Source :Magic knight Rayearth
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Costume Photos

Help us legendary magic knights!

Right or wrong

Together in the end...

Sparkling gaze of a princess

Forever together...

Only the strongest of hearts...

Help save Cephiro...

The Princess and Mokona

Princess Emeraude and her Zagato

Graceful gaze

Drape complete apart from tiny detail

Coronet progress


Costume Information

Cost : £41
Time Taken : 20 hours

'Help Save Our World...Legendary Magic Knights'

I put this together to be with Zagato (aka SlimDefinition) for MCM London Expo October 2013! (aka MCM Comic Con)

SlimDefinition made my armour as a commissioned job, I helped her with Zagato's drapes ^^ (so progress time discounts her work)

Princess Emeraude is both the sovereign ruler of Cephiro and a Goddess-like figure whom all the inhabitants pray to for peace, prosperity, and protection. She is also the first person to summon Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji to the mystical, otherworldly realm of Cephiro, to become the legendary Magic Knights.

As the Pillar, it was her duty to spend every waking moment of her existence praying wholeheartedly for the well-being of Cephiro and all its people. However, Princess Emeraude fell hopelessly, and tragically in love with the high priest, Zagato, who was, very ironically, supposed to aid her in her prayers for peace and prosperity. Her love for him eventually caused her to constantly think of him and him only, directly conflicting with her responsibilities as the Pillar, since she could not think of only Cephiro anymore.

Her usual attire seemed to be an elegant, cream-coloured gown, and on her forehead she wore a green-jeweled tiara, which signifies her rights and royal duty.


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This will be EPIC!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 22:18
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^_^ I shall make her for you, my Zagato

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 22:19
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I am intrigued as to wether you will be using a giant flower too!

by Zanzibar07 on Sunday, 2 September, 2012 - 18:20
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I'm really looking forward to doing this with you Raye Raye!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 7 September, 2012 - 18:29
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I can't wait too! I have the base dress now and the tiara :D hehe

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 11 September, 2012 - 16:23
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Phweeee so much hair! This will be gorgeous :D

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 11 September, 2012 - 17:57
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Indeed epic hair xD I love her so much this is gana be super fun to do :3

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 12 September, 2012 - 17:34
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Ah I'd love to see this :D

by WhiteWraith on Saturday, 10 November, 2012 - 11:05
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My hope is to have her done for May ^^ will be on stage in a performance with Zagato too!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 10 November, 2012 - 13:05
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What was the deal Raye? I help you make your breastplate, and you help me make my flowy cloaky awesomeness for Zagato? XD

So want to do this now!!!

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 10 November, 2012 - 15:48
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Indeed! We will work through the tricky bits :3

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 10 November, 2012 - 22:23
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I can't wait to get down to the nitty-gritty on Zagato! Nyargh! It'll be EPIC! ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 27 December, 2012 - 22:44
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Nitty-gritty on Zagato *mind wanders* XD I am going to buy that wig we agreed on soon, and start to work out how to bulk the shoulders and how to add volume to the dress - excited! Can't stop listening to the theme song either! ^_^

by Raye-chan on Friday, 28 December, 2012 - 11:58
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This is super epic and is going to be super cute, great choice of character :D

by otakugirl on Friday, 11 January, 2013 - 14:01
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Thanks hun! I completely agree! I love Emeraude :D going to get this started properly soon!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 12 January, 2013 - 21:24
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Loving the wig <3

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 16 February, 2013 - 01:42
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Thank you hun! It was so hard to find the right colour with the right curls for her :3 I'm very pleased with it ^^

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 16 February, 2013 - 13:01
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It's looking awesome already!
I must get Zagato done in time!

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 16 February, 2013 - 19:33
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Aww :3 thanks Hun! I'm sure you will, it will be awesome! I can not wait to crack on and make the dress all poofy - fabric shopping soon yay!

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 17 February, 2013 - 10:49
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Oh wow! Cant wait to see this!!
Rayearth is amazing, and very under cosplayed :D

by Yasmia on Sunday, 10 March, 2013 - 22:31
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Aww thanks hun! Progress is going well :3 I agree it is under done, I just hope to be the best Emeraude I can ^^

by Raye-chan on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 18:14
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I hope you're going to love your breastplate when I've finished it, and I hope you'll love me as your Zagato as well! ^^'

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 12 March, 2013 - 20:09
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I'm certain I will! You will be my epic Zagato xD I'll get to sorting your drapes out for him soon too!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 - 16:58
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So pleased with my breast plate commission by SlimDefinition so far! XD

by Raye-chan on Friday, 29 March, 2013 - 02:08
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I'm happy you're liking the progress so far. I've done some more pattern drawing on Zagato's armour as well, so very soon I'll get the embossed detailing on and will get the bits coated with paper. ^_^'

We can discuss more about the drapes for Zagato soon too.

So looking forward to this!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 29 March, 2013 - 13:59
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Me too! This is going to be so awesome!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 30 March, 2013 - 11:54
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It's all coming together isn't it? Yes!
Good work on the structure of the coronet.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 23 September, 2013 - 15:19
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^_^ It is and its so exciting I can't contain myself XD haha!

Thankies my Zagato! You are a good teacher with working out how to do props and accessories!

by Raye-chan on Monday, 23 September, 2013 - 15:59

Coronet progress is looking nice!

by madmazda86 on Monday, 23 September, 2013 - 20:43
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Thank you! It was tricky to decide how big to make the orbs but I'm happy with them now ^^ it's ready for paper mâché now!

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 11:20
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The dress is looking EPIC!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 27 September, 2013 - 16:46
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Thank you my Zagato ^^ it's almost finished!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 28 September, 2013 - 11:05
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Looks wonderful so far!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 3 October, 2013 - 16:05
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Thank you! :D the dress is finished now so just working on all the other bits xD

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 3 October, 2013 - 19:57
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Beautiful, look forward to seeing!

by Carmina on Friday, 4 October, 2013 - 15:11
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:D Thank you Carmina! I'm getting so excited now I just have to work hard over the next two weekend's to finish everything! x

by Raye-chan on Friday, 4 October, 2013 - 15:18
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I might be at panic stations right now with the amendments needed and finishing off everything on top of my next OU module, but I'll make it all work somehow!

You're going to make an awesome Emeraude!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 4 October, 2013 - 17:15
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It'll be fine XD I'll be happy once I'm finished myself - two weekends and I hope to finish in good time to pack ^^ we shall be 'out of this world'

by Raye-chan on Friday, 4 October, 2013 - 19:09
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Looking epic Raye Raye!
I'm still of course in panic and worry mode as always, but I'll pull through somehow. Can't wait for this!

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 13 October, 2013 - 21:32
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Thanks huni! XD your Zagato is looking amazing too! Don't worry we're magic so I have good faith we will prevail!

by Raye-chan on Monday, 14 October, 2013 - 11:29
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You looked so pretty in this hun! Totally inspired to finally start reading this series now :)

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 3 November, 2013 - 19:14
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Awwww <3 thanks huni! You will love the manga and won't want to put it down! XD

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 - 12:28


MCM Comic Con was fantastic! (Posted 29th October 2013)

Had a blast at the London Expo - so much love for MKR and Princess Emeraude and so many great photoshoots to look through and choose from!

Thanks to Emma Diamond photography, Paul Jacques, Pouncy, Joshua Potter, Nert, Foxy, Glitch and MCM for taken pictures alone with so many other photographers over Saturday and Sunday.

And lastly thank you to my Zagato - SlimDefinition.

Finished! (Posted 20th October 2013)

Finished the coronet, finalised the armour and dress attachments so all finished!

Did a test run and reinforced some attachments :)

May to a complete test run if there is time before expo...

Drape emblem (Posted 12th October 2013)

Guess work! As I can't find any detailed pictures! Will need a couple more layers!

Drape progress 5 and full update (Posted 6th October 2013)

Ribbon sewn on the drape now! And on the top end I have made some ribbon loops so I can attach this to me with some ringlets. All that's left on the drape is some minor painted detail at the point and its finished.

The coronet is drying - so just need I varnish this and attach a droplet to this and the armour.

The dress itself needs a couple of while loops to put my gold chain through (which I bought today) and I got some gold beaded for under arm loop detail - these need attaching to the armour.

Once that's all done I'm finished and I have an entire weekend next weekend to work on everything!

Drape progress 4 (Posted 6th October 2013)

Gold ribbon pinned!

Drape progress 3 (Posted 6th October 2013)

Now turned outside in - used a pin to pull the points out - now it's ready for gold ribbon!

Drape progress 2 (Posted 6th October 2013)

This end needs to be left open - only sewn up once the ribbon is on - so next we then it outside in...

Drape progress 1 (Posted 6th October 2013)

While my coronet dries here is the drape progress.

1 - drape sewn so seen as inside out - made from a red wool felt scarf

Coronet progress (Posted 6th October 2013)

Coronet painting in full now - just needs a droplet adding and then varnishig and it's done!!

Gana sew my drape now!

Coronet progress (Posted 5th October 2013)

Gold paint first layer on coronet done! (Note the gold does match the breast plate it's just the dim lighting that makes it discoloured)

Coronet progress (Posted 5th October 2013)

Grouted over the rough paper mâché parts - in progress of sanding and almost finished - then paint!

Dress complete! (Posted 4th October 2013)

The dress is finally finished!! All I need to do now is...

Add attachments for chains to loop through to dress
Add attachments to armour (glued ribbon, lobster clasps, chain)
Paint back of armour white
Machine red drape
Add ribbon to red drape
Grout coronet, paint coronet and varnish

3 weeks to go....

Breast plate complete (Posted 3rd October 2013)

All done, commissioned by SlimDefinition :) and I did her drapes for her ^^ yay duo help

Coronet progress - paper mâché! (Posted 28th September 2013)

Coronet progress! Paper mâché done, next will be grout to smooth it then painting ;)

Dress progress - 4 weeks to go (Posted 26th September 2013)

Dress progress 26/9 - just the sleeves to finish then the attachments :)

4 weeks until MCM...... (Posted 26th September 2013)

I started paper mache last night but it got late so I went to bed XD

Tonight I'm working on the dress again, the main dress should be finished with just the sleeves to sort out.

4 weeks until I'm in London for MCM Comic Con.... OH GAWD XD

Coronet stage 2 (Posted 23rd September 2013)

Coronet is now ducktaped ready for paperture mâché tomorrow night :)

Although it looks quite evil in black right now xD

Coronet started (Posted 22nd September 2013)

Started the coronet today and done the base so far - hope to add the ducktape tomorrow before paper mache ^^

Progress! 22/9 (Posted 22nd September 2013)

Progress is going well (horray!) the dress is taking longer than expected as to make it flow right I have had to gather the dress at the waist - the dress is just off the floor at the front but slightly grazing the floor at the back for a train effect. I may add some weights in a couple of places at the base as well as adding a more rugged hem underneath so the dress itself doesn't wear away too badly.
The sleeves need more interfacing as a metre isn't enough for both of them >< and I want them poofy! To do the interfacing in the sleeve needs to be sewn down with elastic at the cuff. So it bunches into a princess sleeve.

The armour plate is being made by SlimDefinition and is going well - just a few more tweaks and it will be ready for me to take home at the start of October - then I will add the chain attachments so it sits on top of my chest.

Lastly, I have not started the coronet yet - but I hope to do this very soon ^^

Got to love fast postage! (Posted 14th September 2013)

Iron on interfacing arrived today! I ordered it thursday night! For the shoulder's to make them poofy and bunched up ^^ will de seeing the dress this week so it will be done soon - so I will do the shoulders next week.

I may start the coronet this weekend as it will take time to make from scratch.

Shoulder poofing (Posted 12th September 2013)

Just bought some interfacing to sort out the shoulder poofing! 99p a metre oh yeah :D eBay ftw!

Dress extended! (Posted 12th September 2013)

Loads of progress made tonight, dress extended, just needs sewing! :D

Also worked on Zagato's drapes for SlimDefinition!

Armour progress (Posted 11th July 2013)

Commission armour breast plate progress by SlimDefinition :)

Breast plate progress (Posted 10th July 2013)

SlimDefinition is commissioning my breast plate :3 so much thanks for this, I'm doing a couple of fabric bits for her Zagato ;)

Event changes (Posted 12th April 2013)

Due up unforeseen circumstances this costume is now planned for October MCM Comic Con

Skirt extension (Posted 10th March 2013)

I've now sewn the skirt extension panels together and will add to the dress this week :3

Coronet planning (Posted 3rd March 2013)

Gana need smaller buttons for the side and make a new orb as this one protrudes too much ^^ Will be making the coronet from scratch now

Drape progress (Posted 3rd March 2013)

Got my emeraude drape ribbon but as they only had half i need 1.5 metres more

Patterns! (Posted 1st March 2013)

Dress panels all cut out last night and ready to sew together and attach to the dress :3

Armour patterns (Posted 26th February 2013)

Commission by SlimDefinition - progress!

Dress progress (Posted 26th February 2013)

Managed to find the perfect colour fabric to extend the dress at the weekend! I will start cutting out the panels this week and I may have time to start attaching it!

Armour progress (Posted 25th February 2013)

SlimDefinition is commissioning my breast plate :3 card, corrugated card, craft foam. Really appreciate her help with this so I will e helping her with a couple of her costumes, dress making wise ^^

Dress extention (Posted 21st February 2013)

Getting fabric this weekend - I need 3 metres at 60 inches long this will make up three panels and will hit the floor :3

Hooped petticoat (Posted 21st February 2013)

This is the hooped petticoat made up, which will go under the dress. I will be extending the dress from the chest downwards.

Coronet progress (Posted 19th February 2013)

Gana need smaller buttons for the side and make a new orb as this one protrudes too much ^^

Progress so far!! (Posted 16th February 2013)

I need to extend the dress length, make it all poofy. Also bunch up the shoulders with shoulder pads. Make the coronet. SlimDefinition is commissioning my breast-plate.

First try on! (Posted 14th February 2013)

Tried the dress on with the wig and scarf to see how its coming together ;3 i'm gana get fabric to add to the dress from the waist down so it hits the floor and edit the scarf as mentioned in my previous note ;3

Scarf arrives! (Posted 13th February 2013)

The scarf came and its the perfect length! Just needs adjusting width wise and the hem adding. This will sit under the armour breast plate. After which I just have the shoulder padding to do and search for extra fabric to poof the dress. SlimDefinition is making the breastplate for me ;3

Red strip on way! (Posted 9th February 2013)

Got this scarf today instead of buying extra fabric and having to sew the edges. As it's woolen it will have a little weight to it and will take a ribboned edge, Approx Dimensions: Length: 50" Width: 12" and its under £2.50! The length will be suitable as I'm 60" to the floor from my shoulders and the strip starts from the breast plate.

Progress tbc! (Posted 31st January 2013)

Gana get some fabric to extend the dress in the next couple of weeks and I have SlimDefinition making my breastplate :3

Wig on way! (Posted 28th December 2012)

Just purchased a golden blonde wig really long cost just over £18 - off ebay

Red sash.... (Posted 27th December 2012)

Just looking into the red sash - think i will need to choose in a fabric store as many online versions are the wrong material!

Chest plate (Posted 14th September 2012)

The card came which I can use for her chest plate :)

Yay dress (Posted 6th September 2012)

The dress arrived and it's gorgeous!!

Headband (Posted 31st August 2012)

Just purchased a gold wired headband to edit from eBay :)

Dress ordered! (Posted 31st August 2012)

Bought the base dress from eBay today to edit :)

Research... (Posted 25th August 2012)

Found a really nice dress that I can edit on eBay :) also a gold two prong headband

Wig first! (Posted 24th August 2012)

Found a really nice wig but still deciding whether to get a curly one or to get one thats mega long and curl it..... it think curly... hmmmm