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Cosplayer TR Rose > Costume of Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony Friendship is Magic)

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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Twilight Sparkle
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Construction Difficulty:
Very Easy
3rd place craftsmanship, Yulecon 2011
Costume worn at:
YuleCon 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
I made a dark purple skirt and a light purple jacket (originally going to be a blouse, but it looked frumpy when worn closed over the skirt, so I wore it open with a hot pink tank top underneath). The cutie mark was added with fabric paint and glitter. Because there was a big empty spot on my chest (due to the tank top being lower cut than the shirt/jacket), I made a necklace from fun foam, fabric paint, Mod Podge, and more glitter.

The book prop was originally made by Tamlin for another cosplay, and gifted to me for the Elements of Harmony book. I made the designs on the front using gold fabric paint for both outlines and painting in the designs. The aqua jewels were things I already had!

The wig is a dark purple long wig I got from Ebay. The streaks were originally clip-in bright purple and hot pink pieces. I removed the clips from the wefts and sewed the wefts into the wig in the front and the side. I also cut the bangs and bottom of the wig.

The ears and horn were made from Model Magic clay, painted with light purple acrylics, sealed with Mod Podge, and the horn sprinkled with shiny purple glitter. These were attached to the wig with a combination of the wefted pieces' clips and ordinary sewing pins. They are rather delicate but they hold on just fine while the wig is on.

The Pony costumes are very fun to wear, especially when you have a whole group of Pony friends! I'll definitely be bringing this one back out again!
Personal Thoughts:
I started watching Friendship is Magic at the suggestion of a friend. We both grew up with the original G1 Ponies and cartoons, and when she assured me that the new show was even better than the original, I gave it a try. Immediately I was hooked.

I didn't know what Pony to cosplay at first. My first thought was Rarity, since as a graphic designer, I understand the difficulty with a creative line of work (and critical clients!). However, EVERYONE told me that I *was* Twilight Sparkle. When all of your closest friends and your husband tell you that you need to be a certain character, well...
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