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Cosplayer Eli Ebberts > Costume of Princess Zelda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

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Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Princess Zelda
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Construction Difficulty:
Very Difficult
Costume worn at:
Sakura-con 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
This costume was a labor of love and it took way longer than it should have.

Construction Details!
The bodice was made out of a dupani silk that I ordered off of Fabrics.com. It took forever for me to decide on what fabric to use because I wanted the color to be just right and luckily it was. (: It's lined in a purple fashion lining from joanns and together both of these fabrics fray so much that by the end of con they started fraying out of the seams! I made the pattern as well. The runes were pained on with fabric paint. The back closes with lacing.

The skirt was made of bridal satin with satin taffeta as the gold part. It also closes with lacing. This started as a large circle skirt but was then pleated and trimmed down into an aline skirt with a few kick pleats. The Chain design on the bottom was made with fabric paint and a stencil of tape. Needless to say it was a bad idea. The other designs were made with iron on transfers. The original designs are from Cursed-Minda on DA and were recolored by me.

The gloves are also made of bridal satin and casa collection satin with iron on designs. The Tabbard is a broadcloth with hand painted designs. This is my Favorite part of this costume. I based the colors off a mix of the TP design and the SSMB design. I wanted it to be bright and colorful but still faithful to the design.

The cape is made of Casa collection satin on the dull side it was draped over my dress form and then hand painted. It has no closure and is somewhat inaccurate as it was only to be used to hide my costume before the contest and as a prop in the contest.

All armor was made of wonderflex and craft foam. I didn't use a pattern, it was all eyeballed. It connects together with gold links and is held on by either cold chain or velcro to the bodice.

The sword was made from a small piece of wood which was jigsawed into the shape I wanted then we used a router to create the beveled edge. After this I added the wonderflex details and painted it.

The wig was bought from moe-mall and has a faux lacefront with extensions from Arda. This was a super hard project and it still dosen't look quite the way I want it to.

Wig: Moe-Mall and Arda-Wigs
Ears: Ardani

Photographer: Tracy Scherrer, Elite Cosplay
Personal Thoughts:
This has always been a dream costume of my and I finally felt like I was ready to make it for Sakuracon 2013.
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