Costume :Midna
Variant :True Form
Source :The Legend Of Zelda : Twilight Princess
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Aya Revolution 2009

Costume Photos

Ayacon 09

Ayacon Masquerade

Midna @ Ayacon 09

Midna @ Ayacon 09

Pinup Princesses

Twilight Princess


Zelda n' Midna


Ayacon Masquerade



Costume Information

Cost : £106.90
Awards : 'Most Detail and Awesome Applique' - Ayacon '09 Cosplay Competition
Time Taken : 54 hours~

Now Retired*

Please refer to my Journal for information on how the costume was made.

Bought Products so far~
StarGazer Purple Lipstick + Eyeshadow : £3.00
Snazaroo blue body paint: £3.50
4 metres Black PolyCotton : £10.50
1 metre Aqua Blue Polycotton: £2.00
Orange Wig: £12
Bonda Web 3 metres : £9
White Fabric 2 metres : £2
Doll Fimo : £10.50
2XAqua + Sliver Fabric paint : £6
3D AQUA Fabric Paint : £1
Glow-in-the-Dark AQUA paint (60ml) : £11.50
Red Contact Lenses : £15
Contact Case/ Solution : £6.00
Light Green Fabric 2 metres : £4
Dark coloured Chalk : 90p
Snazaroo light green body paint : £3.50
Black Tights x2 : £1.00
False Lashes : £2.50
Blue Nail Polish : £1.00
Sliver Spray Paint : £2.00


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:O SPOILERS! Sads, I'm only half way through the game.

It's a beautiful design though, can't wait to see it :)

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 - 15:02
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i....am .....going..... to..... hug .....your......face...>+

by kimpey on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 20:36
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Yaay. Can't wait to see it ^_^ I'll be going as Link for Minamicon

by Ragepotato on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 15:01
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*flails* PERDY! <3 youll look gawjus!

by stripey_dani on Thursday, 11 December, 2008 - 10:43
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I LOVE THIS COSTUME! I can't wait to see it!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 11 December, 2008 - 20:58
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can't wait to see this one!

by Prince Zarbon on Friday, 9 January, 2009 - 23:26
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cloak of doooooooooooommm, you'll look rather smex likes this when one i day make Zerase from Suikoden we should make a black cloak gang XD

by angel aiko on Friday, 16 January, 2009 - 14:55
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OMIIIIIIGOOOOOD!!!! One of the cutest cosplayers I know doing the most AWESOME character *_* I love you, you know? I can't wait!! *bounces*

by sonia_leong on Saturday, 17 January, 2009 - 00:12
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you look great with the make up test, I can only imagine how awsome this cosplay will be when completed.

by nanahara on Saturday, 17 January, 2009 - 16:31
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RE: Makeup test, looks gorgeous!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 17 January, 2009 - 21:00
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Looking brilliant! Can't wait to see the final product ^_^

by Ragepotato on Monday, 19 January, 2009 - 20:50
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YAY!! midna is awesome!!! ^.^

can't wait to see how this turns out should be amazing!!


by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 10 March, 2009 - 16:13
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Eeee Midna! :3 You're rocking the wig there hun ^^ I wanna do Midna at some point but her imp form (too much of a short arse for anything else >_>)

Please tell me you'll be at the Zelda photoshoot on the saturday? ^^ I'll be there as Romani

by Chibi on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 08:20
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For Aya? Yus i'll be there!! >: D

by Uni on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 13:05
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Looking so awesome hun XX

by Sephirayne on Monday, 13 July, 2009 - 13:46
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*noms your face*

by Chibi on Tuesday, 14 July, 2009 - 14:26
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Looking great! You have done so much more than i have *cries*

I totally cannot wait to see this at Aya. :D

by Keekal on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 23:37
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This is looking awesome! 8D

by x-Blade-x on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 15:02
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Oh my!! This is so looking the smex at the mo! Your doing an epic job. Can't wait to see this in person, my lovely. :D

by Sephirayne on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 15:37
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kool like the work you'v add to the cloak me dear nice job

by kimpey on Saturday, 1 August, 2009 - 01:33
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Wow that's a lot of detail!
I like :3

by Chibi on Saturday, 1 August, 2009 - 11:37
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Wow so much detail, I can't wait to see this finished :D

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 2 August, 2009 - 15:53
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That looks awesome!

by Shenny on Sunday, 9 August, 2009 - 11:41
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Holy shiz woman that's epic! I am in awe of your pattern-makin' skillz o_o

by Fez on Sunday, 9 August, 2009 - 11:43
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Thats some impressive patterning right there!

by Ilpala on Sunday, 9 August, 2009 - 11:52
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Screwed up? Looks completely symmetrical to me - and I'm ocd as hell about alignment. Looks AWESOME AS CAN BE btw.

by Snap on Sunday, 9 August, 2009 - 13:03
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Looks awesome to me. No way is it messed up. I love it. Can't wait to see. XXX

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 9 August, 2009 - 13:46
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This looks absolutely amazing! :D

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 9 August, 2009 - 14:25
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Nice work painting the cape pattern :D It looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing complete at Aya ^^;

by GAINAX on Sunday, 9 August, 2009 - 14:29
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This looks really good hun hope you enjoy playing her ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Sunday, 9 August, 2009 - 14:56
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*stares* such pwetty twilight design on her cloak and it looks so nicely done :D


by JakeX on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 00:14
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Just fantastic! :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 13 August, 2009 - 13:29
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Utterly beautiful costume, you looked wonderful. Congratulations on the competition prize, well deserved :D

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 13:48
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Awesome costume. Great job. You looked amazing. beautiful thigh. Congrats on prize.

Now post some pics dammitt!!!

Loves ya!!! XX

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 15:49
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Your looked so amazing as Midna!!

by Manga Girl on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 19:10
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A work of art!

Its so beautiful...too right to hang it on the wall and appreciate it haha......but only after full costume use

the whole thing with wig and make up just looks amazing =]

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 19:21
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Stunning! Did you have as much fun painting yourself blue as I did? XD Well done on the cosplay win hunni. Greatly deserved!

by Shenny on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 19:32
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by ryaoki on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 19:48
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*Glomps blue thigh*

Love the detail hun XX

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 20:08

Epic cosplay - Was great living in a Cosplayers cottage!

by Jishin Wave on Tuesday, 18 August, 2009 - 20:46
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You were FANTASTIC!!!!!!
You looked just like Midna, you totally blew me away.

Best Midna i've ever seen, i was truely honoured to be your Zelda.
Congratulations on the prize too! :D

Many hugs and love

by Keekal on Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 00:48
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You looked amazing! great cosplay!!!!

by kirokitsune on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 00:11
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HOLY CRAP WOMAN! You look gorgeous! O-O I freaking love the detail of the outfit and the hair D: OMG When I do Link I must snag you~ You are just absolutely stunning *Wishes was there*

BTW o-o What do ya use to make yaself blue and how did you make the make up so perfect? D:

by Demented Kid on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 01:41
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Thanks so much guys! <3
I used Blue Snazaroo Body Paint and with thin layers slowly covered myself~ and then Hairsprayed myself afterwards to keep the paint on. As for the facial makeup that was just practise, i did 2 makeup tests before the final show to see which methods gave a nice clean effect.

by Uni on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 10:51
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You won a prize, so totally deserved!!! ♥ It was truly magnificent to behold in the flesh, so so beautiful and detailed!

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 14:45
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You made such an amazing Midna, dearest~<3!!! The amount of work you did on this still fries my brain - totally deserving of your win~ X3

by Kitsu Aria on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 15:01
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This made me incredibly happy to see. I love Princess Midna to bits and you did a fantastic job of it! You and Keekal must re-wear these if I ever get around to making TP Link. XD

Well done darling, you did a spectacular job!

by SherlockHulmes on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 15:17
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yay you looked amazing in this :3
also very lucky it didn't rain in the end or you really would have been a blue puddle!

by montblanc on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 17:11
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You make a fantastic midna :)

by Member-XI on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 11:56
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by VanillaMoon on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 15:25
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You've had so many, many comments, but I wanted to share that I found your costume utterly beautiful! You looked amazing!

by Minxie on Sunday, 23 August, 2009 - 22:54
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WOW! The cape detail looks amazing! *_* Kudos for the applique!
You look gorgeous!! 8D

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 24 August, 2009 - 16:45
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Holy Cow, that is an awesome costume. Amazing detail on the cape. Time and effort well worth spent!! ^__^

by k4tt on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 09:32
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This was a lovely costume - great work.
A prize well deserved =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 13:37
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Congratulations on your award, it was well deserved.

Beautiful and immaculately impalmented cosplay.

by Taffeta_Rose on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 13:44
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wow this is just amazing!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 4 September, 2009 - 19:14
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Congrats on your award. Totally deserved it. Excellent work. XXX

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 31 October, 2009 - 11:00
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Its crazy how different you look as Midna. You look like a totally different person!
Still love this costume. Was completely beautiful. I loved all the detail. (THe blue skin suits you).

by BlusterSquall on Wednesday, 4 November, 2009 - 21:31
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WoW, you look amazing.

That's a neat trick with the hairspray over Snazaroo body paint too. I will try this out myself (for D Maul), Thanks. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 4 November, 2009 - 22:28
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Amazing and gorgeous!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 7 November, 2009 - 22:02
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Omg!!! I'm loving this

by VeXerLINK on Monday, 15 March, 2010 - 20:34

You look Freekin AMAZIN!

by hacwa on Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 10:16
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You make a beautiful Midna! really stunning work! <3

by Alyx on Saturday, 7 May, 2011 - 19:25
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Looks great - lovely pictures you've got too ^_^

by Zelvyne on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 21:24

To-Do List

Paint / Bondaweb inside of CloakHighComplete
Outline patterns on cloak/skirt and sleeves with ChalkHighComplete
Measure + cut cloakHighComplete
BondaWeb SleevesHighComplete
Paint/ BondaWeb pattern on CloakHighComplete
Sew around ALL AppliqueHighPlanned
Make top with sleeves attatched.MediumComplete
Make Skirt MediumComplete
Re-Make Tiara-sake thingyMediumPlanned
Re-attacht Lining to CloakMediumPlanned
Re-style WigMediumPlanned
Find 'Pale' Blue Body paint. Suggestions would be highly appreciated!MediumPlanned
Remake BeltMediumPlanned
Make New Sleeves/ Sewn AppliqueMediumPlanned
Head JewerlyLowComplete
Ankel bracelet = FimoLowComplete
make Hood + Cloak SleevesLowComplete
Style Wig LowComplete


Chalking (Posted 7th November 2009)

A shot of Chalking out the Cloak.

The Wig (Posted 21st August 2009)

The most fun part indeed!
Unfortunately the Orange wig i had was layered so keeping it together at the front was a nightmare. (NOTE, New wig.)
To make her stupid hair strips and bow ontop of the cloak i got the back of the wig and made thin strips of hair wih Manga Gel. Once cut off i had Orange craft foam cut out and layered with PVA glue..The hair pieces were placed ontop and PVA glued again for extra strength.
The bow had no Craft foam for support, i just got the hair strands, made a bow, then stappled (yes) for security and then finally PVA'd any hair that appeared to be falling off.
Once everything was dry i just sewn it to the cloak, Though the bow needed some Hot Glue for extra support.
Her fringe was annoying too, i could'nt get the 4 spikes to stay together, so i'll need to redo it in the future.

Sleeves/Skirt (Posted 21st August 2009)

The Applique was the same for the Sleeves and Skirt, just whatever was blue i used a Turquoise fabric paint ontop of the white fabric. The Arm sleeves were abit of a failure, the top was so tight that putting it on would tear any applique that was under concentrated stress. So i'm gonna need to remake the sleeves and actually sew the edges for extra strength.
The top has stupid little claw things that poke out on the right side, so once cut up they kept curling. What i did was glue plastic sheeting on the inside for strength and so i could Spirit Gum it to myself. (NOTE: Spirit Gum does not appear to work on porous surfaces) Because of the body paint it still did'nt work but the stiffness kept them in place.
The Skirt has HORRIBLE red patterns, whoever thought of putting red with black/white and blue needs shooting. So i only added a very slight hint of red acrylic and blended into the black fabric.

Jewerly (Posted 21st August 2009)

The Applique on the cloak is complete! PVA glueing the edges was a good idea, it stops the fraying and leaves no marks. Then with a Aqua-blue Glow-in-the-dark paint i painted the edges of the patterns so when put under a blue light or a black room it glows! Didn't have a chance to show that effect at Ayacon unfortunately. Midna's cloak has a hint of black rings going across it so with a diluted black acrylic i painted them, but you can only notice it if your face is practically in it. ;/
Next step was the Jewerly, I used a combination of Doll Fimo clay and Craft foam. The Headpiece was all Fimo except for the sticks that support them, they were actually Knitting needles. Trying to snap one in half was one hell of a mission! but once attacthed it was solid. The Tiara was a nightmare, its too thin and narrow to put any wire in so i had to wing it...It broke so many times! But in the end i attached it to the handmade fimo beads and it lasted the day.

Applique (Posted 9th August 2009)

Slowly but surely i started cutting out the shapes and sticking them onto the cloak via Bondaweb. The Chalk was then washed off with a damp cloth. The white fabric has started to fray abit so i'm gonna try sealing it with PVA Glue round the edges, hopefully it'll work!
If you look closely to the reference images the pattern has hints of colours in it so with the Chalk i lighty coloured some of the edges in blue and purple.

Masking out the pattern. (Posted 31st July 2009)

Before attempting to paint/bodaweb any fabric i laid down the cloak and chalked out the whole pattern~ I drew one side and then folded the cloak over so the chalk would imprint on the otherside giving a perfectly symmetrical pattern. This took 2 1/2 hours.

Putting the Cloak together. (Posted 31st July 2009)

The hood, figuring out how to make the point of it protrude out was a slight nightmare, but after playing around with it in front of a mirror i sewn it up and got the result. Next was the retangle hole ontop of the hood which was just cut out and then edges hemmed.
The linning has not been added yet since i'm still unsure wether to paint the pattern on the back or Bondaweb it with white fabric.

The sleeves were very odd! Whoever designed this costume was mad...It took about an hour to figure out how the sleeve attachtes to both the inside and outside of the cloak.
They still have not been permanently attachted because the lining still needs to be added.

Starting off... (Posted 31st July 2009)

I bought all the required fabrics ( 4 metres Black PolyCotton - 1 metre Aqua Polycotton) and then laid them down on the floor. After looking at reference images i chalked out the shape of the cloak measuring it to my body proportions. I put down the lining (50/50 aqua and black) ontop of it, then traced the cloak outline and finally cut away any excess.