Ahiru - Princess Tutu


This is my Princess Tutu Cosplay! And my first upload onto this site! (after everyone so kindly helped me and showed me how! ^^; )

I know, I didn't make the tutu. But making a tutu would be borderline impossible for someone who could sew WELL! I bought it from Dance Direct. As I take dance classes anyway, I already had the tights and shoes. I made the arm bands from cotton and elastic and sewed it by hand (because I cannot work sewing machines to save my life!). The bracelets, which I assumed would be the easiest thing to obtain, were in fact the most difficult! Luckily, a few days before the convention, I found some hair elastics that I could wear. I know they're not accurate, but I felt that since the rest of my costume wasn't, they would go nicely. They're sparkly! Who doesn't like sparkles?! :) I made the pendant the good ol' fashioned way (art attack and blue peter taught me well) with carboard, poster paint and papier mache. And Glitter glue XD

I chose this cosplay initially because I've always loved ballet, and to be able to use it with a cosplay would be mixing two of my favourite things together! I also love the anime, its story is really good; it gets a lot darker than I expected it to, which I think is great, especially as the art remains very easy to watch and fairly cute, so it takes any harsher 'edge' off it.

When I first wore this costume altogether it was actually at the convention. I'd tried separate parts on but not the whole thing (which wasn't very clever...). I've wanted a tutu ever since I was little - it was an amazing feeling to be able to dress in one! :D I got a fair few pictures taken too, which (as well as boosting my self esteem) made me feel more confident that I could do the character and the costume justice ^ ^

Luminescence posted on 20 June, 2011 - 19:44
This is so pretty! :) Excellent job.

ToroSonyCat posted on 20 June, 2011 - 19:45
Beautiful cosplay, I love the photos ^^

Kacela posted on 20 June, 2011 - 20:17
Gorgeous cosplay =]

nyappyPOCKY posted on 20 June, 2011 - 20:26
Your photos and poses are amazing. :3 As well as your costume. Very nice. <3

Crazedteensie posted on 20 June, 2011 - 21:15
Beautiful! Your ballet poses are so pretty c:

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 June, 2011 - 22:40
Totally Love this. :) Pictures are beautifull! I dont care that the costume isnt strictly accurate. You wear it so well and I can tell how much love you have for Ballet and PTutu. Just gutted this was at Expo and I didnt get to see it. You MUST wear it again... :)

Amy-Lou posted on 21 June, 2011 - 13:40
Such beautiful photos! You've really captured the feel of Princess Tutu which totally overrides any missing details :)

Minos-Chan posted on 21 June, 2011 - 16:29
pretty <3

CrystalNeko posted on 21 June, 2011 - 16:48
Ooh! I didn't know you had CI!! But yes, you make the most gorgeous Tutu ever!! I always love love love it whenever you see real ballerinas cosplay Tutu!

NoDiceJellyfish posted on 22 June, 2011 - 11:58
*tear in eye* Thank you everyone ^ ^ I really appreciate your kindness! :D (Seriously, I do)

White Tigress posted on 14 October, 2013 - 21:26
You make a really sweet Tutu :D Love the poses!

Itsonlythefairytale. posted on 14 October, 2013 - 21:41
You are my favourite Princess Tutu cosplayer, so very professional and your cosplay is perfect.