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Mina DeSade
05-23-2004, 08:55 PM
This is an odd question....but one i simply must ask.
Does anyone know someone who has, or has anyone even heard of anyone
ever attempting Princess Ruto from Zelda OOT?
I would consider trying it for a Zelda group my friends want to do, but it seems virtually impossible....seeing as she's naked.....and a fish.
Any stories/rumors/advice?
Well, someone has to try it, right? :o

daguru
05-23-2004, 09:41 PM
Spandex. It's expensive material, but a full-body white suit of it (with wet socks and gloves) would be great. All of the blue-ish areas can be painted on with an airbrush. But what I don't see is how to attach fins and stuff.

Anyone have anything to add?

Oshi
05-24-2004, 12:09 AM
Someone did her at Big Apple Anime Fest '03... *digs for a picture*
http://www.fansview.com/2003/baaf/0829b169.jpg I believe that's Ruto, right?

Rydain
05-24-2004, 12:32 AM
Someone did her at Big Apple Anime Fest '03... *digs for a picture*
http://www.fansview.com/2003/baaf/0829b169.jpg I believe that's Ruto, right?

It looks like a Zora costume of some sort, but it's not Ruto from Ocarina of Time. It's still nifty, though. :)

At any rate, I second the recommendation of a full spandex bodysuit. In the picture in my OoT strategy guide, the fins appear to be placed in such a way that they could be sewn into the seams of a bodysuit or even worked into the pattern itself. You'd need some sort of structuring material (boning, multiple layers of heavy interfacing, plastic mesh, or whatnot) to shape them, and you'd also have to be sure that the added weight didn't cause the rest of the bodysuit fabric to pull in an odd-looking way. I'm thinking that it might be best to make the fins part of the pattern so that you can run a wire down the seam and around the edge, which would help to support them. I haven't actually tried making anything of this nature, but hopefully this bit of brainstorming will help!

Lynzie
05-24-2004, 03:05 AM
I agree with everyone else. Spandex is definitely the way to go. And the Zora in the picture is Laruto, from Windwaker. ^^

http://www.zeldalegends.net/gallery/categories/The_Wind_Waker/Official_Art/Characters/media/laruto.jpg

Michi
05-24-2004, 04:11 AM
Wow. Someone did Laruto. That's so cool. XD Yay for obscure Wind Waker cosplay!!

Ruto would be awesome to see, also. I'm doing another OoT character that also requires a bodysuit and random stuff attached. I wanna do it this year if I can. :D

Adella
05-24-2004, 04:31 AM
Nessa is in the process of making a Ruto for I think either Comic Con or.. something. I don't remember.. it'd be done right now if I hadn't moved to Las Vegas and made it impossible for us to get together ;-;!

Mina DeSade
05-24-2004, 03:48 PM
Wow thanks everyone!!
My friends and i are either doing a Zelda group or a VHD group for Anime boston next year, and I wanted to do something unique and crazy, so maybe I will try my hand at a ruto costume...
Thanks again!!

The-Real-Link
05-25-2004, 12:30 AM
Although it's not Princess Ruto, I know Dar-Dar and a couple others from the Zelda thread are looking into a Zora costume as well.

Cherry
05-25-2004, 01:20 AM
I've always wanted to do Link-Zora cosplay costume but never really wanted to pay for the airbrushing and spandex. XD

That would be a cool costume!

ZoraLink
05-27-2004, 08:58 PM
I'm so ready to start a ZoraLink.....when I have time...and when I am experienced......and when i get money hehe lol

newmyu
05-29-2004, 10:26 AM
The bodysuit you're going to need would be easiest (and probably cheaper) to order through an online place... there are dance stores that sell them in all colors and styles (even long-sleeved mock turtleneck, like the one I needed for my Samus! :D) so it shouldn't be hard to find exactly what you need...

Then if you need to modify it, at least you have the suit itself to start with... :) I definately recommend making a body double of yourself with a cheap bodysuit first though...

Ryoko-Dono
05-29-2004, 01:04 PM
I have a friend that plans on making a none descript Zora. I believe shes gona use a full body suit, or she mihgt be making her own... And then making the fins out of wire and fabric.

Serria
05-30-2004, 11:46 AM
That's so cool! Ruto is probably one of the most difficult OOT characters to cosplay, I assume. Unless one was to do something crazy, like Epona. =/

Rydain
05-30-2004, 04:32 PM
Or Twinrova's combined form with glowing "horns". The clothing portion of that costume doesn't seem too bad (I've been wanting to cosplay her for a while, so I've done a bunch of the research and have a pattern for the bustier...I just always get sidetracked by other costumes!), but I can't think of a less-than-difficult way to make headgear that looks accurate and lights up. My best idea involves drafting a faceted horn pattern and cutting the pieces out of Lucite, but I'm sure there are clear materials that you can use to cast props out of, which would allow you to get flame shapes on the fire horn. In either case, you'd have to make sure that the horns were well-supported and not so heavy as to make your head hurt, and you'd need some place to stick the power supply for your lighting. Talk about an engineering project... :)

mindtailor
06-21-2004, 11:44 AM
...In either case, you'd have to make sure that the horns were well-supported and not so heavy as to make your head hurt, and you'd need some place to stick the power supply for your lighting. Talk about an engineering project... :)

I'm doing Twinrova, and I'm not going to make the hair (enormous flaming ponytails of death ^^) glow, but depending on how big the power supply is, you could always hide it inside that crystal on her forehead.

Rydain
06-21-2004, 07:47 PM
I'd want mine to light up just because I have a fascination with difficult cosplay. I'm weird like that. :p Do you have any horn plans finalized? If you make them out of something extremely light (insulation-grade Styrofoam, which is very sandable, would probably work well), you have more options for attaching them to your head. My best idea was to use a wide, toothed plastic headband (the type that's maybe an inch or so wide and sticks well in your hair when you put it on), construct the horns so they fit onto a base that would be glued to the headband, and carefully arrange my hair around said headband (tucking it into the bases of the horns) when I wore the costume. If you part your hair into quadrants and place the headband in the horizontal part, you can do a reasonably good job of covering the band. Another option might be to construct a helmetlike frame that you could attach the horns and a properly styled wig to.

Heh...now that I'm remembering all of my random hair experimentation...I think I'll finally do this costume for sometime in 2006. :) *has a wild daydream of being so industrious that she gets her two very complex 2005 costumes done before the end of the year and actually gets to do Twinrova early*

mindtailor
06-21-2004, 10:50 PM
hmm that sounds like a plan... but where do you suggest I get said styrofoam?

Shanks
06-21-2004, 11:28 PM
This is an odd question....but one i simply must ask.
Does anyone know someone who has, or has anyone even heard of anyone
ever attempting Princess Ruto from Zelda OOT?
I would consider trying it for a Zelda group my friends want to do, but it seems virtually impossible....seeing as she's naked.....and a fish.
Any stories/rumors/advice?
Well, someone has to try it, right? :o

lol! :) Well, that chick from XMen was most naked. I am NOT at all familiar with the makeup stuff, but you could try something like they did for the movie? I admit, Ruto is pretty hot- for a fish >.>.

Lets see:

http://www.zeldalegends.net/gallery/categories/Ocarina_of_Time/Official_Art/Characters/media/rutoadult.jpg

I might be wrong but... Make a mold of your torse and crotch area, and make some rubber piece using that mold? Same for the headpiece and fins? Honestly. I dont know makeup -_-;; Might wanna ask a professional.

Michilo
07-27-2004, 10:35 AM
But how the heck would you make the head peice for Ruto?