How to Design a Princess Zelda Costume

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Zelda games are some of the most popular Nintendo games ever made. Spanning every generation of Nintendo and even enjoying a short television series, Link (the male hero of the game) is constantly battling to save Princess Zelda. Princess Zelda costumes are nearly impossible to find. However, with some patience, concentration, and basic sewing skill, you can make your own personalized and fitted Princess Zelda costume that will be sure to turn heads.

Things You'll Need

  • White fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • White thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Elastic
  • Gold trim
  • Blue fabric
  • Fabric interfacing
  • Fabric paint
  • Light purple T-shirt
  • Cardboard
  • Gold spray paint
  • Elf ears
  • Gloves
  • Gold jewelry

Skirt

  • Cut out a piece of white fabric that is about 50 inches wide and long enough to reach from just below your bust to the ground.

  • Fold the fabric in half, right sides facing each other, bringing the two shorter edges of the fabric together. Sew these two short edges together.

  • Hem the bottom and top edges of the skirt, leaving an opening of about 1 inch at the top of the skirt. Cut a piece of elastic that is just long enough to fit around your ribcage, just under your bust.

  • Thread the elastic through the top hemline through the 1-inch opening, gathering the fabric as you go. Sew the two ends of the elastic together and hand sew the 1-inch opening closed.

  • Hand sew gold trim all the way around the bottom hem of the skirt.

Shirt

  • Cut the sleeves, bottom hem, and collar off of a tight fitting, light purple (or pink) T-shirt. Cut a triangle shape out of the front of the T-shirt, forming the tip just below the bust line. See the image in the "References" section for a guide on the shape.

  • Hem all of the raw edges of the T-shirt.

  • Cut out two ovals that are each about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide, using thin cardboard. Spray paint the cardboard gold.

  • Hot glue the tops of the gold ovals to the tops of the arm holes on the shirt to form a sort of armored sleeve.

Belt and Other Accessories

  • Cut out a piece of blue fabric that is about 30 inches long and 8 inches wide. This piece should come to a point at the bottom and be flat on top.

  • Iron on some fabric interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric to make it stiffer. Use gold fabric paint to paint the "tri-force" (three triangles formed into a larger triangle) at the top of this fabric panel. See the image in the "References" section for a guide.

  • Hot glue the top of this panel onto the front of a gold belt.

  • Wear plastic elf ears, a gold tiara, and long white gloves as accessories.

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