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The Puppet and the Puppeteer by seifer-sama The Puppet and the Puppeteer by seifer-sama
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Both costumes made by me.
From: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Zelda: Me!
Ganondorf: :iconericvirgin85:

Yep! Another shot from my photoshoot this weekend. This is another favorite of mine. I finally have a shot that shows the designs on the dress! :)

Costume Details:

Zelda: The dress is a pattern I put together myself and is made from an ivory dutchess satin fabric. The top is made out of a purple taffeta and was embroidered by hand. The designs on the dress and gloves were all machine embroidered. I spent hours and hours pinning and sewing gold ribbons on the bottom of the dress.The front panel is a silk taffeta. After reading a few tutorials about ombre dyeing I decided to give it a shot and was pleased with my first attempt. I spent two months embroidering the panel designs by hand.

The armor was crafted with fun foam and then Wonderflex was added over the foam. The crown has been redone. I made the base out of fun foam and added a layer of wonderflex over the foam. I then used model magic to create the small details on the front and on the leaves. The jewels were all made of resin (except the drop prisms, I bought those). The prism gem for the crown was probably the most complex gem to make. I sculpted the prism shape from paperclay and a mold was made from the sculpture for the resin.

I also redid the wig again... I like the new color, I think it looks more natural for my skin tone. Rather than extensions like the last wig, I decided on foam inserts for the thick braid pieces. This was so much easier to work with and it makes the wig a lot lighter than it was. (Thank goodness!)

Ganondorf: All of his armor pieces are made with a base of fun foam and then covered in wonderflex. Each piece was layered in gesso, sanded, and then hand painted. The pants and shirt are made out of a grey cotton fabric with the black designs appliqued onto them. The armor scarf and wrist sleeves were also made out of cotton and the designs also appliqued. I also remade a new cape for Ganondorf. The cape is made out of a crepe fabric with gold designs appliqued on the back. This is also the first time we have used wig for this Ganondorf costume, but I think it really adds to the character.
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:icongreyxpapp97:
GreyxPapp97 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Cool!!
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:iconeve-acatty:
Eve-aCatty Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018
Very nice!
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nursejoy7 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
OMG your puppet Zelda cosplay is GORGEOUS 8_8
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:iconseifer-sama:
seifer-sama Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! I hope to be getting new shots of the updated version very soon. :) 
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Eli-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Seifer!! I had seen this cosplay before, but never realized it was you!! (I'm Ichigo_m on Coscom) This is so beautiful!!
I really hope I see you at Sakuracon! Any idea when you'll be wearing Zelda? (:
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seifer-sama Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey!! Awesome to see you here too. And thank you so much. :) As for my Zelda I should be wearing her all day on Saturday. Probably regular in the morning and then switching to the Puppet in the afternoon. :) I really hope to see you and your newly finished costume!
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Eli-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I'll be wearing mine that evening. Maybe we could get a couple shots together. (:
Only 4 days! Yay!! :D
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seifer-sama Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be awesome. :) I hop we can meet up with one another. And I know!! It's so close... :P
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WowFantasticCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You both look amazing! ~ I love Twilight Princess.
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:iconseifer-sama:
seifer-sama Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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WowFantasticCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ~
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SailorSenshiAmber Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Creepest of Ganondorf's forms, i love the game :3 good costume and idea ^^
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0deleted Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
You make an amazing Puppet Zelda and the Quality of your Costume is simply outstanding! I love it
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:iconseifer-sama:
seifer-sama Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate you saying that. :)
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hooyART Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet! I am super impressed with your costume and so glad to see someone take the time to embroider all the details, it really paid off! :love:
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:iconannie834:
annie834 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
the dress is beatiful! It's very ornate!
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is incredible! I can't believe all the detail, especially the hand embroidered panel, I can't even begin to fathom how someone can hand embroider anything, let alone something as big and complicated as that. It looks absolutely stunning. And some wonderful photos to go with these great cosplays!
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bambuti Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Fantastic costumes, omg, love this !! And a great location to take a picture, too...amazingness <3
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:iconthequincy:
thequincy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
this picture has two things.

its crazy, and the second thing is that its awesome.

i bet it took awhile to do the makeup.
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:iconseifer-sama:
seifer-sama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The makeup took more time than I want to admit. :P It took us a few hours to get ready.
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pretyykitsune Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing cosplay....<3
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Yesta-sensei Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very nicely done! Very cool to embroider all the patterns! I also wanted to embroider it on my Zelda-Cosplay but it do not have the right machine! Do you have one for yourself? Was it expensive?
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seifer-sama Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't own my own embroidery machine. I borrowed a friends for the gloves and dress but it couldn't handle the other designs so i had to do those by hand instead. I wish you luck on your cosplay.
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HyperLittleNori Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Legend of Zelda has been in my life since I was little, it was my childhood practically and is very important to me so seeing such effort gone into a cosplay for it has just rendered me speechless. This is amazing!!!! Well done to you for making both costumes, you both look amazing in them!!!!
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InuYorukai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Great work! :dance:
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:iconkaeleira:
Kaeleira Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Wow, the blank expression + creepy contacts really complete the "puppet" look!
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:iconcatdemonami:
CatDemonAmi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow. So gorgeous*A*
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FullMetalZeldacat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist
cool!!
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Markiemark425 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
very well done :)
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:iconarizzel:
Arizzel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
You both look amazing! This is an epic shot. I love the feel of it! <3
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:iconeeni:
Eeni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I LOVE that puppet/zombie Zelda make up when you do it!
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:iconseifer-sama:
seifer-sama Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, thank you very much. :)
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Metsumei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Holy shit! This is hella awesome! Like crazy awesome! :iconimexitedplz:
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Linkluver6 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
aww yah this one is awesome! =)

this is a great idea for this kinda picture

totally like a puppet
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:iconhericks:
Hericks Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Man those costumes are incredible!
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zen-apprentice Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I like how dreary the shot is, so it shows how dark the subject matter is.
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thatgeek13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
That is EPIC. I love the dress, and the concept of the scene.
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MagicalDragon8 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good cosplay! :D
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:iconlittlegeeky:
LittleGeeky Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Wow... this is just amazing 0_0
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AngelRedFlame Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing, I have seen your cosplay in person and it is astounding.
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:iconseifer-sama:
seifer-sama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Z-a-H-r-A Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
This is amazing on so many levels! You guys rock!
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seifer-sama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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gusdutch10 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student General Artist
W-I-N
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Kristy-Kiri22 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Woooah : O that is so awesome!!!
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RecursiveRhetoric Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Whoohoo!! So much work.....
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