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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 Amphigory.com 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: sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-b… (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. www.aradanicostumes.com/elf_ea…

14. Where did you buy your blue contacts?
Colorlens4less: www.colorlens4less.com/index.p…

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Hello everyone,

Seeing how I haven't posted anything here in over a year, I think it's safe to say that my activity on this site will not return to the way it once was a few years ago. It's just not really apart of my online routine anymore. I may pop in to post some new photos (actually I think my lack of activity is mostly due to not having any new cosplay photos to share) at some point in the future, but for now I'm going to deem this account inactive. Feels pretty bad, but all the promises in the world won't seem to get me to return for good.

That aside, I have read all the kind birthday comments you all have left for me, so thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥ I'm really happy to find that you all haven't forgotten about me despite my never being here. I am still mostly active online. Here are the sites I visit nearly everyday:

Tumblr: akuriko.tumblr.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/akurikocosplay
Twitter: www.twitter.com/akurikocosplay
Twitch: www.twitch.tv/hikikomuri < I stream video games Tuesday through Saturday from 7pm to 11pm Central Time, if you all ever want to come visit me (I will be there tonight).

 I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! 
  • Listening to: Friend playing games
  • Reading: My Post
  • Watching: Friend playing games
  • Playing: Castlevania: Dracula X
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale
Hello everyone,

Seeing how I haven't posted anything here in over a year, I think it's safe to say that my activity on this site will not return to the way it once was a few years ago. It's just not really apart of my online routine anymore. I may pop in to post some new photos (actually I think my lack of activity is mostly due to not having any new cosplay photos to share) at some point in the future, but for now I'm going to deem this account inactive. Feels pretty bad, but all the promises in the world won't seem to get me to return for good.

That aside, I have read all the kind birthday comments you all have left for me, so thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥ I'm really happy to find that you all haven't forgotten about me despite my never being here. I am still mostly active online. Here are the sites I visit nearly everyday:

Tumblr: akuriko.tumblr.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/akurikocosplay
Twitter: www.twitter.com/akurikocosplay
Twitch: www.twitch.tv/hikikomuri < I stream video games Tuesday through Saturday from 7pm to 11pm Central Time, if you all ever want to come visit me (I will be there tonight).

 I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! 
  • Listening to: Friend playing games
  • Reading: My Post
  • Watching: Friend playing games
  • Playing: Castlevania: Dracula X
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale

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akuriko
悪李子
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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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:icontommypezmaster:
Tommypezmaster Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Would you like to visit Arizona someday and help me with a cosplay film project?
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CherubiKnighT Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Artist
rawr
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Corlock-Striker Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student General Artist
So, when you show up to cons as Zelda, how many proposals do you get?
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akuriko Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Not as many as I get online.
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Corlock-Striker Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Doesn't entirely surprise me.
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YamasakiHaku Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthdaaaaaay !~
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DragonShinobi555 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Congratulations on surviving another year! Happy Birthday beautiful! :iconhappybirthdayplz:
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auress Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i cant believe your now 28. you look like you havent aged a day
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manymasksmanyfaces Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
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savasrule Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
happy bdayHave your cake and eat it too 
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional
Happy Birthday hun! :hug: :cake:
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GothLoliChanKaru Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!お誕生日おめでとうございます!
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aki-nyaa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!!! I kiss your cosplays and yt videos! I hope you have an amazing day and that you're doing well!
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QT-DespTH Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Akuriko. 
I know I never told you that but you're my favourite cosplayer of the Princess Zeldas that I like.
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DSSiege11 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Zelda! :giggle: :smooch: :huggle: :cake: :party:
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CJ-DB Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
:iconhappybirthdaysignplz:
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zmorphcom Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope that you have a great birthday and I hope to see more of your beautiful cosplay work soon! :)
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asaziel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Have a very, very happy birthday. :)
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Happy Birthday-! :D I hope you have a great day, filled with things you love.
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GrayFoxNinja Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Happy Birthday!:cake::la::santa:
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