Ahiru/Duck (Coppelia tutu) - Princess Tutu


AyaCon 2013

2nd Place, Birmingham Comic Con

Showcased 1st September 2013 What is this?




I have wanted to cosplay Ahiru from Princess Tutu for years, but never had the courage to attempt to make the wig, or do it by myself. However! After getting Moonlily into the series, we decided to do a pair of cosplays together and do (awful) ballet for fun!

I loved this cosplay so much and cannot wait to wear it again!


MoonLily posted on 11 April, 2013 - 22:01
This is going to be the most adorbs thing ever. I can't wait! *_*

Storme posted on 11 April, 2013 - 23:17
Aw, you're going to look so cute!

CrystalNeko posted on 12 April, 2013 - 15:34
This is going to be absolutely stunning! I can't wait :D

Sephirayne posted on 22 April, 2013 - 12:54
This is going to be so lovely. Really looking forward to seeing ♥

Freyarule posted on 2 June, 2013 - 12:05
*___* yussssss! So adorbs <3

Mr. Sat-Ash posted on 2 June, 2013 - 20:45
Squee! ^o^ A cute little duck cosplay!

KhaosKreator posted on 6 June, 2013 - 10:43
Looking lovely!

Sephirayne posted on 6 June, 2013 - 16:50
Progress is looking really lovely. ♥

TheStarlightFairy posted on 12 June, 2013 - 22:46
Gorgeous <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 June, 2013 - 17:00
This is abs beautifull!! and awww Ahiru is so sweet. ^_^

Amy-Lou posted on 18 June, 2013 - 21:15
You are the embroidery queen! This is looking lovely :)

Littlegeeky posted on 29 June, 2013 - 22:36
Oh gosh!!! It looks amazing hun!

SephNoir posted on 31 July, 2013 - 14:43
Ah this looks so gorgeous! Can't wait to see it!

Chibi posted on 4 August, 2013 - 17:41
Insanely adorable!

KhaosKreator posted on 5 August, 2013 - 19:47
Wig is looking fantastic!

Kei Lin Sama posted on 5 August, 2013 - 22:10
I'm so jealous of your embroidery! The hair must have taken you ages too - I didn't know anyone could do that to a wig!

LittlePidgey4 posted on 6 August, 2013 - 07:57
Oh that wig is so cool!!

InfiniteJester posted on 9 August, 2013 - 18:23
This is perfect! I've never seen a wig so well done for Ahiru and your outfit too <3

TheStarlightFairy posted on 9 August, 2013 - 18:51
Utterly perfect <3 Everything looks fantastic!

SephNoir posted on 20 August, 2013 - 21:57
Oh my god you are too cute! I loved this costume and your performance with MoonLily! <3

Littlegeeky posted on 21 August, 2013 - 18:39
You looked so beautiful! So very cute! The wig and detail on the costume were just amazing!!

Squiggles posted on 21 August, 2013 - 19:59
A million times envious of that amazing wig! ;v; Fantastic job!

MoonLily posted on 21 August, 2013 - 23:18
Cutest, most perfect Ahiru ever! :D

Amy-Lou posted on 22 August, 2013 - 09:56
Perfect Ahiru! I've enjoyed watching the progress on this and the finished costume is so beautiful. The wig is a feat of structural engineering and the fact you could perform in it was all the more impressive :D

Angelphie posted on 23 August, 2013 - 18:42
So cute! The wig is spot-on, and I especially like the detail on the bodice. Fantastic performance at Aya too!

Sephirayne posted on 26 August, 2013 - 06:01
So gutted that I didn't get to see this in person but I loved the wig. The detail on the bodice is gorgeous.

Freyarule posted on 26 August, 2013 - 07:38
Such a lovely Ahiru! And your performance was awesome as always! <3

Mr. Sat-Ash posted on 26 August, 2013 - 08:46
O_O! You were the Duck, too? ^o^ As soon as I saw this was getting cosplayed, I squeed. Hard. More than someone who dresses as manly men like Mr. Satan or Hibiki Dan has any right to.

Littlegeeky posted on 26 August, 2013 - 16:33
Ohmigosh!!!! Hun you are just the cutest!!! I love this cosplay so much!

Monkey posted on 27 August, 2013 - 00:24
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments guys! :D

Freyarule posted on 1 September, 2013 - 19:19
Eeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Congrats on the showcase darling! You deserve it oh so much <333

MoonLily posted on 1 September, 2013 - 19:21
I already said this but yes such a deserved showcase! :3

TheStarlightFairy posted on 1 September, 2013 - 19:22
Aaaah congrats on the showcase, you deserve it so much <3

Fishyfins posted on 1 September, 2013 - 19:27
Wonderful, such a cute cosplay ^^ One of my faves from Ayacon :D well deserved showcase :)

electrospectrum posted on 1 September, 2013 - 19:27
completely deserving of the showcase! your work on this costume was amazing as always <333

Captain_Marvelous posted on 1 September, 2013 - 20:13
Extremely well deserved!

BlusterSquall posted on 1 September, 2013 - 22:06
Beautiful! Adorable! Marvelous! That wig is a work of art and the most accurate Ahiru wig I have ever seen. And you are so adorable as Ahiru. Best one ever. <3

Littlegeeky posted on 1 September, 2013 - 22:39
Such a beautiful, beautiful costume! You look so elegant and cute in this hun! Congratulations on the showcase, I'm not surprised you got it your so damn talented!

InfiniteJester posted on 1 September, 2013 - 23:10
Congrats on the showcase! Well deserved!

Mighty Odango posted on 2 September, 2013 - 07:31
Wonderful costume, and you got Ahiru's physicality down perfectly as well!

Sephirayne posted on 2 September, 2013 - 09:44
So love that this got showcased. Well done ^_^ ♥

Leolarua posted on 2 September, 2013 - 15:34
congratulations on the showcase! i havnt seen the series, but your costume is beautiful and the wig is amazing

madmazda86 posted on 3 September, 2013 - 16:01
Love the spacky photos :D This costume was super!

Siouxsie James posted on 3 September, 2013 - 20:12
Great costume! Grats on the showcase ^^

Kitri du Lac posted on 4 September, 2013 - 09:18
It's great to see one of the alternative costumes from the show, and I love the way you've taken care to mimic the slightly awkward arm positions Ahiru demonstrates. Super job, and congrats on the showcase!

SherlockHulmes posted on 7 September, 2013 - 14:28
This is how cute you are in this costume, I actually logged in so I could comment. :P ;)

Progress Journal

19th November 2013

New Sleeves Finished and Apron

The new sleeves have had the lace sewn around the bottom edge again and they have been stitched to the dress (and look very cute indeed!).

I've also hemmed and embroidered the little apron, while also stitching the pink lace on the bottom of this. Tomorrow I shall stitch it to the main skirt and gather it up so it looks like the dvd picture.

15th November 2013

New Sleeves 1

Due to the nature of the organza, after the beating the cosplay took after Ayacon, the fabric ended up fraying and tearing a little which is not good! So this time I’ve double-layered the fabric and will over-lock the edges in hopes it reduces the fray (I may also see about using some ‘non fray’ glue on the edges for extra safety).

Also, in the DVD version of the Coppelia dress, there are little flowers on the sleeves. I was thinking about embroidering them on, but changed my mind since I was worried too many stitches would cause holes in the delicate organza. So instead, I made little blossoms out of some leftover lace. Cut the pieces together into five-petal flowers and stitched them to the sleeves. I think they look quite cute!

14th November 2013


I’m rewearing this cosplay for Birmingham Expo (and will be rewearing it again in the future!) and since I finally have a little bit of spare time I decided to go about fixing up and finishing bits on the cosplay I didn’t have time to do last time.

Considering how much I danced and threw myself around like a loon in this cosplay, the costume itself held up amazingly well, and I’m really pleased with just how sturdy the craftsmanship is in that only little fiddly things need sorting! It shows that even though I may not be wearing the most elaborate cosplay I’ve ever made, it certainly is one of the ones I’m most proud of in technical-mindedness!

20th August 2013

Wig & Make-up Test

What the title says, woo~

20th August 2013

Wig 3

Styling the spikes

20th August 2013

Wig 2

Styling the plait (crazy anime hair!)

19th August 2013

Wig 1

Starting the bodywork of the wig

25th June 2013


This tutu is obscenely big. It has several layers of tulle underneath to make the shape, then a layer of the same fabric used for the bodice gathered over the top. Over that is a layer of ice blue organza trimmed with white and silver trim gathered over that.

I have decided to leave the little apron until I finish my other costumes, because I don't think it would ruin the outfit if I ran out of time and couldn't finish it. However it would be nice to have it if I can!

13th June 2013


The sleeves are made out of an ice blue organza and then with an added lace around the edge. I think they look cute all puffed up!

8th June 2013

Bodice WIP 2

I've embroidered the front three flowers on the bodice (in simple chain stitch) and added sequins and beads to the front to give it a little sparkle and flair. I don't think this is going to be quite as blinging as my outfits usually are, but it should look pretty at least!

2nd June 2013

Bodice WIP 1

Started the bodice today with synthetic silk and lots of lace! I'm trying to keep the design close to the one on the DVD case but using elements from the real ballet outfit designs.

2nd June 2013

Bodice pattern

Made out of leftover bits of calico.