What can I say, I love blue. And Zelda. I'm so glad Nintendo finally brought these games to the Virtual Console. When we first wore these costumes back in 2012, a lot of people knew who we were, but had never gotten to play the games themselves. I had lost my copy of Seasons long ago.
My blue dress is a retired Simplicity mermaid dress pattern, that was fitted to me (without much success, Iím still learning how to do that), and heavily modified. To get the angle on the hem I hung it from my friend Rii-Chanís dress form, put pins where I thought I should cut it, and hacked away. That was nerve wracking, and much to my surprise, it came out okay. XD
The bodice of the turquoise top is a modified Vogue pattern, and the skirt of it is a circle skirt, modified in the same way as the blue dress with my friend Riiís help.
The armbands are vinyl strips sewn together with craft foam in the center. Iíll be remaking these, due to issues I ran in towards the end of the day. (Vinyl against bare skin for 10+ hours = blisters). The arm drapeys are just circles held up by elastic. The necklace/choker is vinyl tubing spray painted gold, and the ornament is made from sculpey. The belt consist of strips of vinyl with thick cording inside to give it volume. The tiara is made from floral wire and craft foam, sealed with modge podge and spray painted. The bangles were purchased.
The wig is a Long Holly in Dark Blue from Cosplay.com, and styled with Got 2 Be Freeze Spray. I decided to make her weird hair flip more natural and less drastic this time around, but I might change that the next time I wear this costume.
My Harp of Ages is made of a styrofoam ring backed with cardboard that I found at Garden Rdge. I cut it down to the basic shape with a stryrofoam cutter. I covered it in paperclay, sanded it, more paperclay and sanding, lather, rinse, repeat. The three prongs on top are made of Sculpey. All the gems were cast in resin since I couldnít find anything that resembled them, and attached with E6000. The green gem on top is simply embedded in the paperclay.
This was a super fun group! Thanks to my friends Rii-Chan and Thorn Queen for making A-Kon a wonderful experience. :)
Best Group - A-Kon 23 Video Game Contest