After a bit of hiatus, I’m finally back in cosplay mode and attempting to tackle Zelda Twilight Princess (something I've had on the backburner for the past 2 years!)
People have asked me to make a complete tutorial for this, so I'll try my best to post my progress here as I go. This way, you can see everything I’m doing (well, most things) and I won't forget any steps when compiling the final tutorial.
So far, I’ve completed the base dress, using Mcalls Pattern # 9891, Dress C (without the sleeves and yolk). I’m not sure if this pattern is still in print, but you can probably find it on Ebay.
The dress in the picture doesn't have the hoop skirt beneath it. Once it does, it wll be much fuller.
I was toying around with the notion to record the whole making process – like I did with Arwen’s gown. But then realized that would be WAY too long. So please accept my many pictures and descriptions instead.
I also wanted to warn everyone who is excited about the new Simplicity Zelda dress and armor pattern; this is NOT an accurate Zelda pattern. It's "Zelda inspired", which means that Simplicity doesn't have the right to reproduce the legit pattern, due to copyright laws, so they had to make something similar, but not too similar. The apron, shoulder armor, crown and overlay corset are all wrong, compared to the actual Twilight Princess design. This pattern works fine for people who want to dressup for Halloween, and for those who do not plan to participate in costume contests. But if you want to make an accurate Twilight Princess cosplay, please don't waste your money on the pattern.
That said, this will be one of my most challenging costumes – aside from Edea Kramer – that I've ever done, so if you have any questions, in which I do not address in my prgress blog, please ask me either on Facebook or by clicking the “contact” button below.