Midna the Twilight Princess (Midna's true form, human form) - Legend of Zelda - Twighlight Princess

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London MCM Expo May 2011

MCM Expo 2011 Masquerade, 1st place Parade Winner.



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Hello :)))

This is the 1st cosplay costume I ever made. I actually had no idea that "Cosplay" existed until 6 weeks before the London MCM Expo 2011 event.

Planning took about 1 week. I used an official Nintendo picture of Midna's true form as a reference.

CAPE:
I bought an extra large King size black duvet cover + fitted sheet set. Made out of cotton/ polyester. The size of the cape ( no hood) 6.1" wide, 5.10" long. Most detail on this cape was sewn by hand as I didn't know how to use a machine xD

HOOD: Used a square piece of fabric, curled into a dome shape, cut off excess, made hemms, sewed to inside of cape with a sewing machine this time! Made a thin slit in the top. Used hemming tape, so that no hemms show.

SKIRT: Black fabric 90cm x 100cm made hemms by hand. Patterns hand painted, this took 1 week, used official pic for reference. Made a template out of cardboard. Used 3 pots of Dylon Fabric paint: White, Red for dark fabric & blue

HEAD PIECES: Made out of craft foam. 4 layers of foam for the strange fish like looking pieces that goes across her head. 4th layer I cut appart and snipped the detail into it. It was one of the most time consuming things! Glued with PVA + Water mix. All craft foam head pieces had about 14 layers of Pva + water to make them rock hard.

JEWELL: Made out of Fimo effects clay. Took 3 hours to make + 30 min in the oven.

BOW: Craft foam with many layers of Water & PVC glue. Painted with 3 different orange shades of Acrylic paint.

HAIR PIECE: This was one of the most difficult! I took about 3 weeks to get right! I made a roll out of cardboard. Used craft foam on the edges, bent the foam into peaks at the sides to give it an octagonal shape at top + bottom. Used a wooden stick through the middle + added 2 unique shapes at the ends which are both made of 3 layers of craft foam.

BELT: Craft foam. Added craft foam pieces bent into peaks again on top of foam, hand sewn to keep in place. Added paper mache over it + many layers of PVA glue. Velcro was hand sewn at back to close it. 3 days to make total.

All foam was painted with Porsche Arctic Silver car touch-up paint and varnish.

INSIDE CAPE: 1 week to paint fully to detail. Used 3 pots of white paint. All patterns on the blue & black fabric was painted white first then I added Dylon's Silver paint on to the blue fabric patterns + 1 pot of Dylon's Blue Fabric Paint on to the black fabric patterns.

OUTSIDE CAPE: 1 week painted again fully to detail, I worked on this everyday from 5pm until 2am! -> I was sleep deprived after this! Lot's of concentration required.. Drew pattern on with chalk and painted white with a steady hand :)

ARM DETAIL:
First I painted the pattern using white fabric paint on to long black gloves and later painted over it agin with blue paint. When that was dry I attached something called " Electroluminescent Wire" or EL-wire for short, onto the gloves. It's a light with a battery pack that I hid in the black body I was wearing. The wire glows in the dark, has 3 settings but was quite pricey at £40. I used 5m of El-wire.

MAKEUP:
Body Paint by Mehron.
Eye Makeup: Ben Nye - MagiColour Aqua paint in Black + Vivid Violet;
Chanel Waterproof eyeliner & Chanel purple eyeshadow in Amethyst,
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Lips: Chanel pink lipstick.

Comments

SnowmanKline posted on 23 June, 2011 - 00:04
WOW this looks amazing even better seeing this in person nice job ^___^

Kata-san posted on 23 June, 2011 - 00:11
Awesome costume! Looks great! Congrats you also made the Metro as well http://bit.ly/kIcTDQ

Alyx posted on 23 June, 2011 - 00:11
So beautiful, I'm in love!! I can't believe this is your first costume, it is flawless!! Well done, and congrats on the award! Well and truely deserved! <3

- posted on 23 June, 2011 - 01:45
Wow really amazing! its perfect ! D:

nert posted on 23 June, 2011 - 02:01
Aah, glad to see you make an appearance here! Thanks for letting me get those photos after the end XD It's amazing to hear you've only even heard of cosplay for 6 weeks yet put in the dedication and effort of an expert, hope we see a lot more of you! Couldn't tempt you with Ayacon, could we? ;) Also don't know if you're aware, your photo was in the online version of today's Metro (not the print copy sadly) - http://poik.net/Metro

tripletriad posted on 23 June, 2011 - 02:07
It's obvious how much planning and care went into this, and it's simply amazing as a result. Massive well done to you!

Sephirayne posted on 23 June, 2011 - 03:30
Amazing costume. Especially for a first ever one. Well done. Loved seeing this in person.

Freyarule posted on 23 June, 2011 - 07:39
I'm in shock that was your first, it's amazing!! Are you sure you've never done something like it before? Lmao XD well done on the prize, most deserved :D

BabemRoze posted on 23 June, 2011 - 10:29
Looks amazing!

Ranma1-2 posted on 23 June, 2011 - 12:24
Congrats on your award. Really well done esp for your first cosplay ever. Now you are hooked :P btw I saw your pic made it into the Metro news online article too - Fame!!! :D http://www.metro.co.uk/lifestyle/867106-cosplay-turns-fancy-dress-into-a-serious-business

Eloraborealis posted on 23 June, 2011 - 15:03
It's amazing reading how you did each part of the costume, it must have taken so much time! If this was your first ever cosplay I can't wait to see what you come up with next! :D

JustPeachy posted on 24 June, 2011 - 08:00
This is so stunning, the detail is just outstanding. I loved seeing you in the masquerade! Congratulations on the award it was very much deserved!! I really look forward to seeing what you have in store for us next :D

Ilpala posted on 26 June, 2011 - 17:56
Well done, You made a great Midna. And your first costume too :)

EileenSkopnik posted on 28 June, 2011 - 21:52
Thank you so much to everyone who commented!!! I appreciate your positive feedback for my Midna very very much! I'm glad you all like this costume! Love you all!!! <3 <3 <3 Blessings xxxx

sjbonnar posted on 29 June, 2011 - 16:00
Definitely deserved this win ^_^ Excellent work and for a first costume...just outstanding!

Pandora-Chi posted on 29 June, 2011 - 17:38
WOW!! O.o that detail is insanely amazing!! I'm scared to think that this is your very first cosplay but am really excited to see what you'll put together in the future :D The award and wonderful comments are well deserved x

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 29 June, 2011 - 18:54
This is an incredible costume, and not only was the win well deserved, but the story behind it is amazing. To produce this in 6 weeks with no previous knowledge of cosplay is astounding. I can't wait to see what you do in the future...because it's bound to be spectacular!

EileenSkopnik posted on 30 June, 2011 - 16:33
Awww! Thank you so much to SnowmanKline, Kata-san, Alyx, SachikoYumi, nert, rOcket, Sephirayne, Freyarule, BabemRoze, Ranma1-2, Eloraborealis, kawaii_princess, Ilpala, sjbonnar, Pandora & Hannah-Kiwii <3 <3 <3 for your beautiful comments! I'm so greatful! I was worried about making this costume before as it was my first go, LOl xD so I'm extra happy for the feedback! ^_____^ My next costume is " Queen Esther Blanchett " so I hope I can do a good job on that! I look forward to showing it to everyone who is interested! I love you all & wish everyone a good day! xxxxxxxxxx