Zelda with The Fairy Dustbin
Hi! I’m Kate, and I blog over at The Fairy Dust Bin. I’m wicked excited to be back at Crafting Con this month for the Legend of Zelda. I’ll admit, I haven’t played any of the games much myself – I came to console gaming late, and once I became a parent, I found I have less time than I’d like to play. My husband, however, is a fan of the series, and is introducing our kids, so I’ve had an introduction. And I love it.
Initially I wanted to do something based on Twilight Princess, and had already started working on a completely different look. But my daughter is an all pink, all the time, girly girl. We were at PortCon recently, and while at a nearby Newbury Comics, she found a stuffed Zelda from Wind Waker. At that point, what I wanted to do really didn’t matter. She wanted to be THAT Zelda. It’s always crazy to switch gears like that at the last minute, but I love how this came out.
In Wind Waker, Zelda’s princess attire has a light pink skirt, a darker pink top, with a purple banner and gold armor. I made a simple gathered skirt, color blocked to resemble the pink skirt with the purple banner that she wears over it. The bottom of the skirt has rick rack to mirror the trim on Zelda’s pink skirt, and although it ended up covered in most of the photos the waistband is yellow. I decided to finish the hem with eyelet, to echo the eyelet on the top.
The top of the dress has a lighter pink around the shoulder and back, so I upcycled a super soft t-shirt using the Made for Mermaids Ella, and used white and pink eyelet for the ruffle. The eyelet has pink hearts, as a nod to the heart containers used in game to denote health and healing. This neckline was my first time working with FOE, and I love how easy it was to add the pop of yellow to bring in the gold armor to this top. No princess outfit is complete without a tiara.
This is a perfect summer look for my princess, and she absolutely loves it. We even found an old stone building to stand in for Hyrule Castle! Now she insists that she wants to be Zelda for Halloween, so we’re thrilled to be passing on the geeky genes.
Thanks for checking out my Legend of Zelda outfit!