Ahiru - Princess Tutu

Worn AtLondon MCM Expo October 2010




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 - 20:44
This is so pretty! :) Excellent job.

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

Kacela posted on 20 June, 2011 - 21:17
Gorgeous cosplay =]

nyappyPOCKY posted on 20 June, 2011 - 21:26
Your photos and poses are amazing. :3 As well as your costume. Very nice. <3

Crazedteensie posted on 20 June, 2011 - 22:15
Beautiful! Your ballet poses are so pretty c:

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 June, 2011 - 23:40
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 - 14:40
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 - 17:29
pretty <3

CrystalNeko posted on 21 June, 2011 - 17:48
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 - 12:58
*tear in eye* Thank you everyone ^ ^ I really appreciate your kindness! :D (Seriously, I do)

White Tigress posted on 14 October, 2013 - 22:26
You make a really sweet Tutu :D Love the poses!

Itsonlythefairytale. posted on 14 October, 2013 - 22:41
You are my favourite Princess Tutu cosplayer, so very professional and your cosplay is perfect.