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Twilight Princess Zelda Costume FAQ

Here are a list of questions I receive most frequently about my costume. If you want to ask me a question about the methods I used to make my costume, please read through this list before asking. =)

1. Where did you buy your costume?
I made everything myself from scratch aside from the ears.

2. How long did it take for you to make your costume?
It took me roughly one year and four months.

3. How did you make your armor?
I created the base from craft foam, backed it with wire form, sculpted the details from model magic, and sanded them after the model magic was dry. I then coated them with one layer of fiberglass resin, spray painted, and weathered them.

4. How did you make your crown and other accessories?
I made them from model magic, sanded and sealed them with modge podge. Then I painted and weathered them, and coated them with high-gloss epoxy resin.

5. How did you make your gems?
I made my gem positives from model magic, sanded and sealed them, then coated them with a glossy top coat. Then I molded them using Amazing Mold Putty and cast them using clear polyester resin from TAP plastics (resin dye from Castin' Craft)

6. How do your pauldrons stay on your shoulders?
I hooked a clear elastic underneath both arms and one across the back of my shoulders.

7. Where did you buy your wig?
My wig is the Enchantment from in color 12. I added 4 packs worth of loose extensions to achieve the thickness, filled out the earlocks with matching yarn, and added the highlights in the front (color 24 from Amphigory).

8. What pattern did you use for your dress?
I drafted my own dress patterns for this costume. But I've seen people recommend this pattern:… (If anyone else has a better suggestion, let me know!)

9. What fabric did you use for your bodice?
Silk dupioni dyed purple with Rit Dye.

10. What fabric did you use for the white part of the gown?
White casa satin from Joann.

11. How did you do the lute designs at the bottom of your dress? (same process for glove designs)
I darned them on my sewing machine with embroidery thread onto tear away stabilizer. I adhered the stabilizer to heat 'n' bond to create fusible appliques.

12. How did you do the glyphs on the border of your bodice?
I embroidered them by hand.

13. Where did you buy your ears?
Aradani Costumes. They are the Small Anime Ears.…

14. Where did you buy your blue contacts?


Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you're all having a lovely holiday! I spent mine hanging out with friends, drinking tea, eating tasty food, and watching Star Trek TNG! :D I also wanted to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday! I had a lot of fun baking an Attack on Titan cake with ClothBender and her mother and it was delicious! X3 It really was a great birthday. :3

Here are some pics of my birthday cake if anyone's interested in seeing. :D 
  • Listening to: Star Trek in the BG
  • Reading: My Post
  • Watching: Also Star Trek?
  • Playing: AoT browser game fffffffffsssssa;sdkjf;zdkjf;zdfjv
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water


United States
Current Residence: Madison, WI
Favourite genre of music: Classical, videogame music
Favourite photographer: Arielle Marie Somberg. :3
Favourite cartoon character: Aaahh... Rainbow Brite. :D



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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin) I brings muchHave your cake and eat it too in celebration!
SFLiminality Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hopefully I  run into you again now that I don't suck at photography XD
TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're cosplay is absolutely breathtaking!
You're Twilight Princess Zelda costume was featured
in a Nintendo Power magazine,correct? I think I
remember coming across it and was blown a away
with your craftsmanship. :love: Keep up the great work!
Ask--Princess--Zelda Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, girl! :D I have another stupid wig question (grrr, wigs). On one of your pictures I believe you said that Amphigory no longer carries the same 12 that you used for your tp!Zelda cosplay? It's more red now? 
Even though red goes with my face a bit more, I would really like something closer to yours because it looks more natural. Do you have any color suggestions? (Note: If I met the height and age requirements, I could be Snow White's face character. I am made of china, which is why I have issues with Red wigs. They don't look natural like my real hair color)

Thanks anyways~ :heart:
lucaslike92 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just realized you weren't under my watch list O.e kinda dumb since you've been one of my top cosplayers of all time for a long time now x'D
Ask--Princess--Zelda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, lovely. :D
Silly question, and I know you already have tons of messages, but out of curiosity...
Will you ever think of cosplaying Alttp's Princess Zelda? You're artwork of her is my favorite <3
Just curious is all. :)
akuriko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Aw thank you so much! And yes, LttP Zelda is my favorite, so I really, really want to cosplay her. I hope I can get to it soon. c:
Ask--Princess--Zelda Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! So which dress will you do? Or will you design your own like your Zelda II princess?
akuriko Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I'd like to do both, but I'm not sure which I will do first. ^ ^;
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IHugYouAndYouBeHappy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
markuro Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, I'm here to tell you your Zelda cosplays are awesome : D

I did a drawing long ago using a screenshot of a video in which you appear as reference, here it is:…

Back then, I didn't know you had a deviantart page. A fan of yours sent me the link today, so, again, here I am ;)
TheSleepyRabbit Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Grats on your feature in Geeks are Sexy!  I came on DA to make sure I was watching you, and obviously I already was.  :)

Princess zelda 
FrancesJeoffrey Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
You are perfect, girl **
Dream to be like you a day <3
NinDKSketch Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wanted to say that I love your works especially on Zelda and I think you are amazing! Stay amazing and have a great day! Heart 
kaitoudark1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Writer
Loving your work! You've attention to the finest details in your cosplays. Ah yes, and congratulations on creating ocarinas! Filling the world with the gift of music and art is a wonderful thing. May your passion for the things you love carry you far, because you've given back a good bit to the world by encouraging the arts!
Askdaphnesandkat13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're amazing,Akuriko! (I'm hero_of_winds13 on twitter!! :3)
BlankoCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hiii!!!! I was wondering, will you be going to Fanime or AnimeExpo this year? I hope you've been having a great 2014 so far c:
DaikiniSan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Artist
:D :iconfaveplz:  I like your cosplay btw.
akuriko Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thanks! ^w^ I'm the Petra in your pic, btw!
DaikiniSan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Artist
Oh cool!  :D
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