Midna
The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess

Cosplayer: Alyx

Variant: Imp Cursed Form

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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26th October 2011: moved from photos New suit!

15th September 2011: Pattern Started mapping out the patterns today, here is the pattern for the upper and underside of the arms.

Its quite messy, but you get the general idea!

And yeah.. I totally drew round my hand, I feel 5 again!

3rd August 2011: Back on track!! RIGHT!! Fianlly something is happening with this costume!!

Yesterday I found a company that make custom Zentai suits. And... I do kinda feel like I'm cheating... But... I really have tried with this costume!! I tried really really hard.. and as much as I want to do it ALL myself... I can't afford to waste any more money on this. And I really want it to be as perfect as I can!!

So... I sent off a front and back image of the suit I painted, and they said it was possible for $50.. which is amazing, and they make it to your measurements for free! To be honest it all seems too good to be true... I really am keeping my fingers crossed for this!! So much has gone wrong, and I have spent so much money.. I just want it to go right for a change!! Lol.

The suit will be made from black and white lycra stitched together, and I will be painting the blue pattern onto the suit once it arrives!

I'm still so nervous about this costume, but at least I wont have to deal with anymore paint issues, and I wont have to deal with my dreadful sewing!

...and hopefully all the hard work I put into the helmet will make up for cheating with the suit!! >_<

12th May 2011: patches Here is a pic to show just how bad they look, bare in mind these patches have been coloured/painted over several times, and its just not working...

12th May 2011: OTL Who knew that a few hours could make such a difference...

Im sorry to say it, and completely heart broken, but Midna is over.

The suit just.. hasnt worked. have had way too many problems with it, and no matter how hard i try it just cant be fixed. The photo doesnt show it, but the suit is very patchy on the black parts, and i have tried everything to cover them, but everything I use just comes straight off! getting the suit on causes so many patches because of the way it has to be pulled over my legs, its prints onto anything i sit on or lean on, just gently rubbing your hand on it causes it to come off.

I can only think its the material of the suit, nothing seems to like it.. Ive tried dylon paint, pens, fabric spray paint, fixing with an iron.. and it just does the same thing...

I really dont want to give up on it, but I just cant see a way around it with Expo so close! And its getting to the point where it is just beating me down to the point of not wanting to do it!

I hope I can figure something out for the future, I have put far too much time, money and effort into it to give up completely, but for this expo.. Midna just wont be happening! (╥﹏╥)

*cries forever*

5th May 2011: right.. the wig is now attached to the helmet... not as secure as i'd hoped but its staying, and i can always go back and do a little more fixing.

at the moment im trying to focus more on the suit. the fabric spray paint was horrible!! didnt work at all!! hate it hate it hate it!! its scratched off!! ERGH!! anyway.. I have got to the point where I will literally do ANYTHING so I have just sat for an hour, and coloured in the whole leg with a shitty fabric pen.. and its worked! I mean it will probably come off a bit when i pull it up my leg.. but its certainly making it alot easier! so.. buying a fuck tonne on pens it is then!!! >_<

5th May 2011: Hmm.. Okay.. Its about time I did a proper update. things arent goig exactly to plan.. and lets just say the suit... well im having some issues!!
I spent 4 hours painting it, while my friend was amazing enough to stand in it for me.. and it was all going really well... until the fixing process... *sigh*
carfully me and my mum spend a whole afternoon ironing the suit to make the black fix onto the fabric... and quite simply. It wont! It still rubs off, and getting it on is a right royal pain in the ass!! As the legs are so tight, it takes ALOT of pulling over my chunky tree trunks, and in doing so the paint comes off on my hands, leaves white patches on the suit, and makes it impossible to put on without transferring black onto white parts.. ¬_¬ rage just.. doesnt describe it!
After many tears and alot of freaking out.. I havent thrown in the towel just yet, I have spent far too much time and money on this costume, and got far too excited to give up now!

so.. at the moment in time, I am currently doing a test on the cut off hood, with some black spray on fabric paint.. if this works i can just spray the arms and legs and fill in the patches.. but of course there is a chance that it will rub off the same way the dylon paint did.. I guess I'll just have to see.. If it doesnt work, all I can think is.. as i'm running out of time.. buying a fuck tonne of black fabric pens, and filling in the patches, on the day after getting on if need be! >_< *dies inside*

As far as the other bits are concerned, I have ordered everything now, the contacts are on thier way, though they arent the ones I wanted, as they were out of stock, so they are just plain red contacts (was hoping for some with a black rim) And I also have a retainer on the way, so my lip piercing wont be as visible against the white paint.

I have also started to try and attach the wig to the helmet.. which isnt proving easy! lol (see picture)

I think thats it for now.. so all in all, alot more problems with this costume that I had ever imagined... silly me assuming this would be a simple costume!!

4th May 2011: Suit progress Moved from photos

2nd May 2011: OTL Seriously... fuck this suit...


that is all.

7th April 2011: Little Update Soooo lately I have just been working on the suit, painting all the bits that I can reach, until I can get my friend to come back and be my model again! lol. So I have painted the hands and arms, and tonight I will be painting as much as i can on the leg.

Last night I ordered eerything else I need for the costume, so thats paint... and more paint.. and some face paint too!! lol. So sopefully that just leaves the contacts to buy! Im still really pleased with how it's coming along, Just starting to feel the pressure now as Expo is NEXT FRIKKIN MoNtH MAN!! ARRGGHHH!!!!

(pic: painting this zentai is sooooo much fun! >_<)

24th March 2011: More helmet progress It seems I havent had the time to work on this costume for AGES so tonight, I am dedicating all my time to making this helmet perfect! So I thought Id do a little update, who knew that doing a little silver dry brushing would make such a difference!!

There is still a fair amount detailing to do, but I have dry brushed on some silver and some darker tones, to give the helmet a more distressed look. And I'm pretty happy with the result so far, I have uploaded a short video to show the helmet a little better, And I will be taking proper photos when I can get hold of a camera! :D

22nd February 2011: wefting so far.. So here is what it looks like so far (modelled by the lovely boba fett) I have sewn in all of the yellow wig in strips, except the skin top.. I'm not too sure how I am going to get the yellow coming through the top... Its doing my head in tbh, lol. Never mind, this is all I can do for now. I think Im going to work of the length and the layers next, and figure out the spikey top later.

22nd February 2011: Wig W.I.P The image is pretty self explanatory really. But What I have done is cut the yellow wig into strips, these will then be stitched and blended through the orange wig. At the moment they're both far too long, But I want to blend it and do the spikey top first, before going too mad! I really hope I get this right!! >_<

22nd February 2011: Wigs The wigs I am going to use for midna have arrived, I think the orange one is a little bit too bright... got me a tad worried, I'm just hoping once they're cut, blended and styled it wont look too bad... Let me know what you think?

10th February 2011: Little Update Not much to update on really.

I left the helmet for a few days just to give the model magic time to dry fully, and go as solid as it can get. And today I have used PVA to seal the whole thing ready for painting. I will be away for a few days after tomorrow, so in the morning I'll probaby give it another quick coat to just give it a little bit of extra strength, but i have to be careful ot to make the texture too smooth as i still want it to look rough.

I also ordered the 2 wigs I will be using, and the fabric paint today, so hopefully they will be here soon!

... think thats it for now n_n

1st February 2011: WHOOP! Well.. despite feeling really crap today I have made lots of progress on my fused shadow! I have used carpet adhesive to attach the two pieces together, now that all the carving is done. And I have been able to do all of the moulding!

I officially LOVE model magic! It is so much fun to work with, so squishy, and soft, and clean!! It's like modelling with marshmallow but not as sticky!! lol. And it is so lightweight, which is prefect for my helmet.

I have moulded around all the top edges of the helmet to smooth it all off, and I have done all the details like the snakes, and the eyes. And I'm actually really pleased if I do say so myself!! now I just have to wait and see how it dries, and pray nothing goes wrong.

I did some research about using model magic, and it can be sanded if careful incase there are any rough bits, but due to its spongeyness it is very porous and will just soak up paint, so I will have to seal it before painting. so that is the next step!!

Last night I ordered my Zentai, and soon I shall be getting the fabric paints!

I am struggling however with finding the wigs. I will need two, as I need the two colours, and it will need alot of styling, but I havent had any luck with this yet.

(pic: close up of the model magic, I know it looks messy, but it wont, promise ;P)

31st January 2011: progress at last!! I FINALLY GOT MY MODEL MAGIC!! HOORAAAAHHH!! *ahem*

So yes.. I can finally make some progress now! and I think It is surprising how much more it looks like her now I have added ears! SO CUTE!!

More progress will be coming soon, I promise!!

24th January 2011: OTL T..TH..THEY SENT MY MODEL MAGIC TO THE WRONG ADDRESS!!! FFS!!

someone..somewhere... does NOT want me to make any progress on this! lol.

I JUST WANT TO STAAAAARRTT!!!

18th January 2011: Tooth I'm going mad not being able to make any progress on this costume so today i found some of the plastic putty stuff used for attaching fake fangs, and after a few tries, I managed to mold one to the right sort of shape. It's not perfect but It was good to practice! Its so hard shaping it and fitting it around your tooth before it starts to go hard, but it turns out that you can reshape it again and again with boiling water, so that made it a lot easier to get a good point and a smooth surface! Because who wants a tooth with a finger print in!! lol. So yeah... after a lot of boiling the kettle and some patience I got one to look about right XD

16th January 2011: ARGH!! I want to get on with this costume SO MUCH but there is nothing I can do at the moment, and it's so frustrating. I ordered some model magic for the helmet AGES ago, and it still hasn't arrived!! And I can't start anything else until after I get paid!

Still on a lighter note, thanks to the lovely CharlotteLuna I now know what paint will work best for the body suit which is fantastic, as that was my biggest worry!

So.. yeah.. HOPEFULLY there will be more progress sooooooon!! >_<

3rd January 2011: Fused Shadow Progress on the helmet is going well. the basic shape is cut out, and today I bought myself a soldering iron, so I can emboss the design into the foam cleanly and neatly... only snag?? melting foam ... STINKS!! *chokes and dies*


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Zelda - 13th October 2010
Very good choice =D you will look amazing.

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Clover-tan - 13th October 2010
Yaay, Midna~! Which reminds me, I'm still stuck at some point on the game D:

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Nachtangel - 13th October 2010
You'll make an awesome Minda! <3

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NightmareWings - 13th October 2010
I cant wait to see this, I want to do her aswell. And I cant wait to make the headdress either!

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Littlegeeky - 27th December 2010
Gah you are going to look so cute in this! I can't wait to see ^_^

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Captain_Marvelous - 28th December 2010
OMG why arent I wearing my Link to may :( XD

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Anime_Angel - 7th January 2011
you sure made a great start on that one ^_^ can expect the best from you thats for sure so this will indeed be the best Midna ever^_^

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Zelda - 9th January 2011
Oh wowie! I really can't wait to see this! The progress is looking so amazing already ^^ <3

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Lulu Rose - 25th January 2011
You're going to look awesome in this! I love that tooth! XD so cute.

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FairyPorchQueen - 31st January 2011
This character is going to suit you so well ^___^ and the progress, of corse, is looking amazing! Ill be keeping an eye on this

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Nachtangel - 31st January 2011
The ears and mask looks awesome so far, really can't wait to see this!

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Quinzel - 31st January 2011
Looking good! You've done a fantastic job with the fused shadow...I know what a huge pain soldering irons can be so extra kudos for that!

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My__RoadOfBlood - 1st February 2011
The progress looks amazing!

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Sephirayne - 1st February 2011
This is going to be great. Love the helmet progress.

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Numta - 1st February 2011
This is really looking epic!

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BabemRoze - 2nd February 2011
Wow! This is amazing so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

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FairyPorchQueen - 3rd February 2011
Still compleatly in awe!

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xxmomoxx - 16th February 2011
No other words can discribe this but wow!!

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- - 22nd February 2011
sdhush Midna is soooo cute!!
This, is looking ammmazing, so accurate.

I think the wig is fine :3
The orange does look bright but her hair is bright too, once it's styled it'll look toned down :)

This needs more comments :D

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Kata-san - 22nd February 2011
Love the helmet! It looks amazing! Well done, can't wait to see it finished.

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HatsuneHawke - 26th February 2011
I'm leaving a comment here instead of on MCM (because i think here is a lot nicer =P)

I think the wig is fine too Agree with yumi i think it will look alot tonned down once its been styled but tbh i think its ok that bright anyway, at the end of the day it your choice =), looks great, amazing progress, keep going and i hope your pleased with it when its done =D

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RebaSephiroth2 - 27th February 2011
That's looks really good, your so clever and my mum is really impressed too. Woop-woop! XD

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BabemRoze - 3rd March 2011
Everything looks so amazing so far!

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Quinzel - 3rd March 2011
Great work on the zentai :). I'm totally stopping you for pics if I see you - this is looking amazing!

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Blinx - 16th March 2011
This is looking good so far~

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SephNoir - 25th March 2011
I'm loving the progress on this! The headpiece looks fabulous! Really looking forward to seeing this complete!

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Chibi - 5th April 2011
Another gorgeous work in progress!
Can't wait to see it all finished, major Midna love!

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Alyx - 7th April 2011
*blushes* Thank you so much everyone for your amazing comments! <3

Im so happy you like everything so far n_n

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DefineImagineMJ - 8th April 2011
This is simply awesome Alyx! What are you making the fused shadow from?

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Alyx - 8th April 2011
Thanks Melissa! Its made from Upholstery Foam and Model Magic :D

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DefineImagineMJ - 9th April 2011
Ah interesting stuff. I might have to have a look at this stuff. Thanks.

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MangaChild - 22nd April 2011
loving the helm detailing :D

you are getting too good at this :p

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PapercutPerfect - 28th April 2011
Wow! This is looking amazing!

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TheStarlightFairy - 11th May 2011
Oh
My
God

You have some pretty mad skills right there O____O
Cannot wait to see this IRL, I imagine my jaw will be scraping the floor by how amazing this is!

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eternal_aranel - 12th May 2011
Nearly there!!!!!! And its awesome!

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Adamoluna - 12th May 2011
looks great! This has the potential of becoming the best Midna out there, so looking forward to the finished product! :D

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ToroSonyCat - 12th May 2011
Awesome!!

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Quinzel - 12th May 2011
Oh no :(. Gutted that this isn't working out for you. Just a thought though - have you thought about trying liquid latex? I was looking into it for a costume and you can paint it on top of zentais. It may stick a little better than paint and it's unlikely to become as patchy as paint or flake since it's more flexible. The only problem is that you will have to wear the suit while it is painted on because it will 'shrink' to comform to the shape it's painted onto. You can get a powder to mattify it also, so it's not as shiny.
I hope you do figure this out eventually - your progress is amazing.

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Alyx - 12th May 2011
Thank you! I think I am going to try liquid latex next time, i have had a few people suggest it, so thanks :)

The only trouble is that im working so much between now and expo.. I really dont think i have the time to fix anything. And I'm far too proud of the helmet to wear it next to a shit suit!

as heartbreaking as it is, I think this is just going to have to be put off for a while :(

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flamewizo - 12th May 2011
Nice job looks fantastic :D I love it

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Illulyn - 12th May 2011
Aww I'm so sorry to hear this hasn't worked out for you ;3;
I hope you'll manage to figure out something in the future though! <3

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hakuloveszabuza - 14th May 2011
I am sorry to hear that the suit isn't working out for you at this time but I can understand the heartache you must be going through after you have worked so hard and it looks so awesome. I am sure you will figure it out even if you can't wear it to this Expo and that the improve version will be even more fantastic ^^

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Account Closed - 16th May 2011
Awesome Midna!! :)

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Ranma1-2 - 17th May 2011
OTL about the colour not staying fast. It sounds like you have tried all the ideas I would have suggested. Sometimes these things just fight us. I understand your descision to put the cos off for this coming Expo. I hope you manage to find a method that will work, when you have more time and no Expo pressure to just mess around experimenting with stuff.

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Wyrdsister - 18th May 2011
Hun, you are talented and this time you've been let down by your fabric, it's happened to me, it'll happen again! What you had done was really looking good and I'm sure in time you'll find the right fabric/paint combo to make it work. I still look forward to seeing this when you get it finished :)

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Illulyn - 2nd June 2011
Ahh~ I had the same painty issue when I was doing my shiro just before expo and thought I'd share with you - I ended up using watered down Acrylic paint! By watering it down it went through the fibres and stuff, so didn't peel and come off when stretched or rubbed!
I'm not sure if it'll work, we might have different fabrics, but it's always worth a try? I really want to see this finished <3

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Plasticsharkattack - 14th July 2011
progress so far looks BEYOND AMAZING <3 i fercking love midna <3

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DefineImagineMJ - 20th July 2011
Loving this! Is it doing what it's told now? I know you had paint issues before.

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Alyx - 20th July 2011
Thanks! :)

I'm gong to have to start the suit from scratch, I think this time I am going to try and get 2 suits, one black and one white, and sew them together... somehow... Lol. I just need the money :/

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DefineImagineMJ - 31st July 2011
It's an expensive hobby we have! More so when things go wrong and we need more materials. -_-'

Regardless, it's going to be amazing when you've sorted it all out and finished it!

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Thirteenthesia - 4th September 2011
Looks amazing so far! Hopefully the new suit will work perfectly with what you've already got. I am so jealous of your mad foam skills <3.

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 7th September 2011
LOVE the new suit I'm realy glad for you it turned out well after all. I can't wait to see it in October :D

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flamewizo - 7th September 2011
This looks fantastic look forward to seeing it :D

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Manticore Arts - 7th September 2011
LooookkkingSUUUUUUUWEEEEETTT!

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Anonymous - 7th September 2011
Knew you'd have nothing to worry about! New suit looks great =]
Now you can finally get on with finishing this!

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Captain_Marvelous - 7th September 2011
Suit looks great! knew it would! you look amazing hun!

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DefineImagineMJ - 15th September 2011
F-----------------------! Fantastic!
How did you do all the markings this time? I'm interested to know as I'm going to work on Sandy very soon.

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Alyx - 15th September 2011
Thanks guys!

SlimDefinition - I got the new suit custom made by zentai-zentai.com and i'll be painting the blue patterns on myself. Just gotta hope i dont screw it up now that i finally have a good suit!!

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FuriePhoenix - 15th September 2011
new suits looks fabulous and that helmet!! DANG GIRL!! That's some skill!!!

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DefineImagineMJ - 16th September 2011
Damn that must have cost a bit. *Looks at Sandy.* Oh f---!
Looks flipping awesome though Alyx.

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Thirteenthesia - 12th October 2011
So excited to see this!

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Nachtangel - 12th October 2011
The blue paint is a gorgeous colour! Can't wait to see this at expo <3

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Lulu Rose - 26th October 2011
Congratulations on getting it done! it looks brilliant and you look great in it!

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Anonymous - 31st October 2011
Mahoosive well done to you for this, I saw you on Saturday and was blown away, you make such a fantastic lil' Midna!

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Ranma1-2 - 31st October 2011
This was a treat to see irl. The headpiece is Amazing! - Great cosplaying skillz Alyx. It was lovely chatting with ya again too. :)

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DefineImagineMJ - 31st October 2011
Epic! So worth the wait to see this finished.
I'm disappointed I didn't get to see it in person though.

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FusionRose - 31st October 2011
You looked so amazing as Midna, and the headpiece - just wow! x.

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sandysuicide - 1st November 2011
you are perfect in everything <3 I love you sweets n.n

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Chikinpoo - 2nd November 2011
I saw you standing around outside on Saturday and just thought Id let you know you looked fantastic!!

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Captain_Marvelous - 3rd November 2011
I love you and this costume! it finally got done! and it looks amazing!

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Anonymous - 10th November 2011
You look absolutely fantastic, your helmet is beautifully detailed and wuff those curves! This is seriously one of the best Midna cosplays I have ever seen, well done. :)

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SarahSaiyan - 10th November 2011
you look awesome in this! it all looks fab ^_^ suits you very well :)

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ToroSonyCat - 10th November 2011
So awesome, I love it! :D

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Kyuipo - 30th November 2011
looks awsome. you have a nice body ^^

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BabemRoze - 15th February 2012
This is so amazing :D

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Dr.Affenkopf - 1st April 2012
Wow! You look amazing!
And I absolutely love the helmet! All the details! Very well done!