Ahiru/Duck
Princess Tutu

Cosplayer: Monkey

Variant: Coppelia tutu

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

2nd Place, Birmingham Comic Con

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Showcased 1st September 2013

AyaCon 2013

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: Updates 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!)

20th August 2013: Wig 1 Starting the bodywork of the wig

25th June 2013: Tutu 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!

14th June 2013: Sleeves 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!

9th 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!

3rd 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.

3rd June 2013: Bodice pattern Made out of leftover bits of calico.


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MoonLily - 12th April 2013
This is going to be the most adorbs thing ever. I can't wait! *_*

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Storme - 12th April 2013
Aw, you're going to look so cute!

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CrystalNeko - 12th April 2013
This is going to be absolutely stunning! I can't wait :D

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Sephirayne - 22nd April 2013
This is going to be so lovely. Really looking forward to seeing ♥

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Freyarule - 2nd June 2013
*___* yussssss! So adorbs <3

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Mr. Sat-Ash - 2nd June 2013
Squee! ^o^ A cute little duck cosplay!

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KhaosKreator - 6th June 2013
Looking lovely!

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Sephirayne - 6th June 2013
Progress is looking really lovely. ♥

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TheStarlightFairy - 13th June 2013
Gorgeous <3

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Ranma1-2 - 14th June 2013
This is abs beautifull!! and awww Ahiru is so sweet. ^_^

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Amy-Lou - 18th June 2013
You are the embroidery queen! This is looking lovely :)

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Littlegeeky - 30th June 2013
Oh gosh!!! It looks amazing hun!

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SephNoir - 31st July 2013
Ah this looks so gorgeous! Can't wait to see it!

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Chibi - 4th August 2013
Insanely adorable!

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KhaosKreator - 5th August 2013
Wig is looking fantastic!

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Kei Lin Sama - 6th August 2013
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!

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LittlePidgey4 - 6th August 2013
Oh that wig is so cool!!

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InfiniteJester - 9th August 2013
This is perfect! I've never seen a wig so well done for Ahiru and your outfit too <3

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TheStarlightFairy - 9th August 2013
Utterly perfect <3 Everything looks fantastic!

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SephNoir - 20th August 2013
Oh my god you are too cute! I loved this costume and your performance with MoonLily! <3

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Littlegeeky - 21st August 2013
You looked so beautiful! So very cute! The wig and detail on the costume were just amazing!!

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Squiggles - 21st August 2013
A million times envious of that amazing wig! ;v; Fantastic job!

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MoonLily - 22nd August 2013
Cutest, most perfect Ahiru ever! :D

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Amy-Lou - 22nd August 2013
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

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

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

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Freyarule - 26th August 2013
Such a lovely Ahiru! And your performance was awesome as always! <3

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Mr. Sat-Ash - 26th August 2013
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.

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Littlegeeky - 26th August 2013
Ohmigosh!!!! Hun you are just the cutest!!! I love this cosplay so much!

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Monkey - 27th August 2013
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments guys! :D

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

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MoonLily - 1st September 2013
I already said this but yes such a deserved showcase! :3

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TheStarlightFairy - 1st September 2013
Aaaah congrats on the showcase, you deserve it so much <3

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

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electrospectrum - 1st September 2013
completely deserving of the showcase! your work on this costume was amazing as always <333

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Captain_Marvelous - 1st September 2013
Extremely well deserved!

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BlusterSquall - 2nd September 2013
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

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Littlegeeky - 2nd September 2013
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!

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InfiniteJester - 2nd September 2013
Congrats on the showcase! Well deserved!

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Mighty Odango - 2nd September 2013
Wonderful costume, and you got Ahiru's physicality down perfectly as well!

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Sephirayne - 2nd September 2013
So love that this got showcased. Well done ^_^ ♥

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

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madmazda86 - 3rd September 2013
Love the spacky photos :D This costume was super!

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Siouxsie James - 3rd September 2013
Great costume! Grats on the showcase ^^

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Kitri du Lac - 4th September 2013
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!

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