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Gate of Time by akuriko Gate of Time by akuriko
Haha, yet another lame title. I know the marble wall looks nothing like the gate of time, but I honestly can't be arsed to think of a better title lol. I'll save the good titles for the next shoot for this costume hahaha. XD; I was also thinking about going into my process for this costume a bit here, but decided that it would be more appropriate when the costume is actually finished (as I mentioned on my first SS Zelda submission, the costume wasn't finished in time for this shoot, which is why it's just portraits. ^ ^; ). I hope you all enjoy this photo regardless. =)

Model: Me
Costume made by me.
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:iconrichardcareylol:
richardcareylol Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Awesome. Love it.
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:iconwingeddivinity:
WingedDivinity Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
sweet lookin' :)
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:iconlilychayaflower:
LilyChayaflower Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
pretty!
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:iconlulufunnycat:
lulufunnycat Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Zelda is a one of a kind look. Most pepole cant pull her off but you where born looking like "The princess of destiny". And how did you stile the wig? (sorry for spelling)
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:iconheavengreen:
Heavengreen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those perfect details :O
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:iconprincessofdisney27:
princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
omg beautiful ^^
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:iconjusti-chan:
Justi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I totally agree with everyone else that you are one of the best Zelda cosplayers out there. You pay attention to very little details and in the end, get it spot on! I am making my Zelda cosplay right now and I am currently trying to figure out a way to make the ribbons stay. I know you used some kind of clip, but what do they look like? The clips I already have are way to big >-<
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I use a wig clip for the crocheted yarn that fills out the earlock, then I attach the wraps to the yarn with small snaps. =)
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:iconjusti-chan:
Justi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooooooh. I see what you are saying. Thank you so much! (^-^)
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:iconzerlenka:
zerlenka Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
man you REALLY are super HOT
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:iconenilokin:
Enilokin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
... seriously! Everytime you cosplay Zelda, I think you're even more perfect for her! You do EVERY version of her absolutely perfect! Hell, I'm almost afraid of cosplaying her, knowing I'll never reach your point of perfection!
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you! =) And you shouldn't be afraid. If you want to cosplay her, you should certainly go for it! I think you would look very pretty as her. ^ ^
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Enilokin Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
.. You have no idea how much it actually means for me that you say that!
A friend of mine has asked me to do Skyward Zelda next year actually ^^
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Alxxxalillian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where do you get the hair and clothing from??? i wanna try cosplay sometime D:
you look lovely btw! :)
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Thank you. ^ ^ I make everything on my own. =)
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:iconalxxxalillian:
Alxxxalillian Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats awesome! :D np!
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:iconfaeofdoom:
FaeOfDoom Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
so I hadn't checked dA in a while...and on facebook, a Zelda fan page posted this. I saw it and said "oh holy crap, Akuriko's got more cosplay!" and had to come look XD

beautiful as always. your cosplays are always amazing.
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks! :D
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:icononly-deo:
Only-DEO Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You look just like her! D: I LOVE IT!
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you! :D
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:iconsheikchan:
SheikChan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Akuriko~ You're just the cutest Zelda!

Where did you buy your wig? I'm looking for a pretty blonde wig for a secret costume idea of mine. I almost bought one from Arda but then they ran out of stock on the one I liked. :(
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I bought it from a chinese seller on ebay. ^ ^ I didn't buy it this thick, though. I bought two of the same wig and combined them into one wig. ^ ^;
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:iconwordsmithshammer66:
WordsmithsHammer66 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is that pretty hard to do?
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
It's not so much difficult as it is time-consuming. ^ ^;
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:iconwordsmithshammer66:
WordsmithsHammer66 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, anything worth doing usually is. :)
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:iconsheikchan:
SheikChan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh~ I was looking on eBay. I usually buy from the same seller but I haven't found the right wig. I thought about sewing a wig into another but I worry that I'll just make it look like poop u__u
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
It's not that difficult, just take out wefts from one wig and sew it between the wefts on the other wig. It's very time consuming, but the method is very simple. =)
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:iconsheikchan:
SheikChan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh....I was thinking I'd add more hair to my Rikku wig :)!!
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Go for it! :3
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:iconel-f1otakugamer:
el-f1otakugamer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Artist
Awesome cosplay
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:iconjiajem:
JiaJem Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Funny how simple costumes are sometimes the hardest - every flaw shows! You did an impeccable job - your penchant for detail really shines. :)
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Yeah, haha, seems like there isn't really such thing as a simple costume lol~ XD And thank you very much! ^w^/~<3
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:iconnickichick:
Nickichick Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely. :) :)
The lighting in this photo is perfect!
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks darling!! X333 <3
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:iconnewenglandluigi:
NewEnglandLuigi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
No matter the incarnation of Zelda, you always pull it off perfectly. :)
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks. =)
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:iconcstarry7:
cstarry7 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That wig is so thick!!! Where did you get it? :D This looks awesome...
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I got it from a chinese seller on ebay. I bought two of the same wig and combined them for one really thick wig lol. ^ ^
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:iconcstarry7:
cstarry7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! Do you remember which seller, per chance? The wig photographs so nicely too - the color is great ;u;
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Unfortunately I don't remember exactly. I just remember it was a taobao shop.
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Kenny-Uchiha Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:omg: PERFECT! I love the jewerly & the wig so far :love:
Great job :clap:
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Thanks! ^w^/"
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:iconkenny-uchiha:
Kenny-Uchiha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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Chibi-MeNanA Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I love your wig *___* how did you do the front hair?
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you! For the front, I crocheted a filler for each earlock, used wig clips to secure them in the wig, covered them with wig fiber, then wrapped them.
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Chibi-MeNanA Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Your welcome :D you did really a great job and also your idea is great!
I will cosplay zelda this year,too. But at the moment im not sure how i will do the wig. I allready have ideas but im not satisfied with them :D but i hope my result will be like yours :D
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:iconcj-db:
CJ-DB Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome :love:
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AshleyCassaday Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Omg so perfect! *o* I saw that you said you dyed the dress, what color was the fabric before and what dye did you use? I'm making zelda right now too and I have a hot pink fabric I already made the dress out of, and I wanna dye it, I just dont wanna mess it up >w<;
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:iconakuriko:
akuriko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
My fabric was originally a pale baby pink. I used Dylon's hot pink fabric dye to dye it (the one with the flamingo on the package). Dyeing fabric is really very simple. Just follow the directions on the package. =) Just remember that it's best to go with a dye-in-the-bucket-hang-dry method than the washing-machine-dryer method. You have more control over the color the fabric is dyed that way.
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AshleyCassaday Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow okay~ Thanks a bunch for the info! ^w^
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