Young Zelda - The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of time
This costume was made between January to April of 2017 in between classes during my second semester of second year.
Due to the style of this version of Zelda I wanted to make everything as tunic-y as possible. Hence why it does not include any princess lines or other such form fitting seams. Both the base dress and the second layer are made using the same exact pattern that was heavily altered at the collars, waistline and skirts.
The light blue under dress is made with a very lightweight georegette fabric. The seams have a french seam finish that is pressed to look nice on the side seams. The skirt is about three times the width of the waistline on the bodice and was heavily gathered onto the waist. Once on the waist I overlocked an elastic about the size of my waist to the waist seam so it would sit on me properly and pull on and of over my head with ease. Due to the nature of the fabric it is mildly see-through, so I also made a slip out of the same type of fabric in white, which has an elastic waistband overlocked to the gathered waistline.
The pink top-layer was made slightly smaller on the bodice than the blue counterpart. The thick satin fabric could not be french seamed so therefore I used a more light weight satin and made bias-tape to bias bind finish all the seams. Nothing on this piece should ever fray. The armholes and neckline is finished like a typical skirt hem. The edges of the hem on this piece have a sparkle trim top-stitched carefully on top of the finished hem. The details on the front are made from two different types of subtly sparkling fabric that is heat-bonded into place (no applique finished required do to the lack of fraying).
The hat is made from multiple triangular pieces of fabric sewn together, with a triangular piece tucked in as well. Elastic is attached to the ends of the pink rectangles which form a loop, which also allows the hat to sit on my head comfortably.
All the golden details were made from either model magic or craft foam depending on how 3D the pieces were. All were also painted with the same metallic yellow-gold paint.
please note that the sleeves on the original design were also made, but I did not like how they looked with the costume no matter what I did and therefore do not wear them with my costume when I wear it.
A wig was not required for this costume, and the ears were bought.
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