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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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Askdaphnesandkat13 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're amazing,Akuriko! (I'm hero_of_winds13 on twitter!! :3)
BlankoCosplay 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 Mar 8, 2014  Student Artist
:D :iconfaveplz:  I like your cosplay btw.
Thanks! ^w^ I'm the Petra in your pic, btw!
DaikiniSan Mar 12, 2014  Student Artist
Oh cool!  :D
balogna1 Feb 2, 2014  New member
akuriko, I love your cosplaying!! Can you please please please tell me where you got your wig for Saria? I'm trying to find one of the same style and I'm not having any luck :(
SageKnight-Photo Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey happy 2014.... Any con update?
Ilora24 Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year 2014 by kmygraphic
I came across your gallery and just wanted to say that I think you have some remarkable cosplay photos here; I especially admire your SS and TP Zeldas.  You not only make wonderful costumes, but your expressions and postures are lovely.
Happy Birthday~! :heart: :iconhappyzeldaplz:
Happy birthday!
savasrule Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
happy bdayHave your cake and eat it too 
LoftwingQueen Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Akuriko-senpai!!
May you have many more! Heart Huggle! 
Happy Birthday!  From one Zelda fan to another!  :hug:
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!happy DA B-day :3 happy DA B-day :3 happy DA B-day :3 happy DA B-day :3 happy DA B-day :3 Fun cake Fun cake Fun cake Fun cake 
Happy Birthday!!!!:party:

Hope you have a great day!
FireLightPhoenix Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :iconsmilecakeplz: :party:
I hope you have a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true~! :cake: :squee:
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