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Cosplay FAQ

What is the easiest fabric to use?

For me personally it's cotton, be it pure of a mix such as polycotton because it's very versatile and can be used to make many different things, it also doesn't fray and is quite sturdy. However it all depends on the look you're going for if you just want something generic to start off then just use cotton. Also with cotton you don't have to alter you sewing machine much.

What do you cast your gems out of?

I usually use an epoxy resin to make my gems and I make all my molds myself from latex. However epoxy resin is extremely expensive so I'm hoping to switch to a polyester resin which is so much cheaper.

How do you get patterns on your cosplay?

Usually I have a few generic patterns I have and then I usually modify them. I would recommend using patterns Simplicity patterns which you can purchase from any fabric shop. I would also recommend if you're starting out to find cosplays with very simple parts which you can modify without much hassle or even not at all. If you're unsure about your pattern then I would advise you to make your patterns out of a cheap fabric such as calico and then you can see what needs changing and what doesn't.

Tips on measurements?

Generally, it depends on the cosplay and the pattern. When buying patterns they usually say the measurements for each size. I would recommend following these and it would be ideal if you can get someone else to do your measurements. The usual ones needed are hips, waist, chest/bust.

What sewing machine do you use?
I use a Janome 7025 which compared to my previous machine, is an absolute dream to use. It's very trusty and extremely simple to use. It's not the most expensive and not the cheapest but it does the job. I've seen some really awesome cheap ones for approx. £50 and they've gotten some pretty good reviews, just a limited number of stitches. That doesn't really matter unless you're want to do something intricate.


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Journal Entry: Sun Apr 13, 2014, 12:11 PM
Hi guys, light-sensei here, thanks so much for all the feedback on my Fionna cosplay I'll be replying to all of you as soon as possible. I'm currently away in Ireland with limited internet so I won't be able to upload more pictures and fully answer messages for a few more days because of limited internet access. I promise it'll be worth the wait as I also have a sheik photoshoot planned next week.

Many thanks once again for all the patience

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A geek and proud of it.
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
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Name's Light-Sensei (or Light-hime if you prefer) I'm a London based 17 year old cosplayer, who at the moment is trying to survive her A-levels in physics, chemistry, maths and English, while still attempting to have a social life. I have an unhealthy addiction to tea, fruitcake and Zelda.

I've been cosplaying for the past four years however, it wasn't until last summer, that they got a lot more attention which was both surprising and wonderful. I try not to edit my cosplay pictures, favouring a more natuaral look. Each of my costumes are handmade unless specified.

I get all my inspiration for cosplay from my love of video games, my favourite being The Legend Of Zelda, which most of my costumes are from. My dream is to make every single Princess Zelda costume. Going to take me a while but I'm determined to get there.

I'm also into writing, drawing and photography. I'm the proud author of the Zelda fanfic Hidden Heroes check it out here: which stemmed from RP-ing with the wonderful :icontoonprincesszeldafan:

You can also ask the character's questions here: :iconaskhiddenheroesellie::AskhiddenheroesZelda::iconaskhiddenheroesrinku:

I am also the proud founder of Beauties-Within please check it out for love in natural beauty.

I believe that a person can only be beautiful on the outside if they are first beautiful on the inside. If this is not the case then one cannot be beautiful no matter how much makeup you put on...


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People I love (this is in the order I met people on DA) :heart::

Besties I know I real life

:iconninjapixi: My best friend both here and in Real life. We've known each other for nearly 10 years.

:iconartslonga: Known each other for 5 years, got me into manga and cosplay in the first place. Also an absolutely amazing photographer.

:iconlittlemogs: My super amazing friend from College with her fantastic hair.

:iconflopsythdestroyer: Chemistry buddy and about to cosplay for the first time.

:icondarkchibidrummer: He's my brother...what can I say. I love you bro despite everything.

My DA Family:

:icontoonprincesszeldafan: There are too many things too say about you. She's my lil' Zel and gave me the inspiration to write Hidden Heroes. She draws all the fanart and keeps me going. In a previous life I think we were sisters.

:iconjusti-chan: My Zelda cosplay buddy. Over the past few months we have grown close and I would now like to think as her as my sister. She's so beautiful in everything she does and she's always there to talk to and moan.

:iconzelink4eva123: An amazing girl with an amazing writing talent. She's my first American sister here of DA. I can talk to her about anything.

:iconrin-egin: Thanks for all the love with the cosplay. You are such a beautiful person whether you think so or not and your art is wonderful.

:iconskydream-cosplay: gorgeous German cosplay, super cute and lovely to talk to. I love you Kouhai-chan. Senpai will always love you.

:iconloftwingqueen: My amazing Imouto-chan, absolutely gorgeous cosplayer and artist. Always there for support.

:iconsteamland: My American Onii-chan, he's always there with support and is super amazing and wonderful.

My DA Besties :iconheart: (in the order I've met you)

:iconstarsgivingzelda: She's my first ever Zelda watcher and is always there.

:iconzeldagirl236: such a lovely girl who draws amazing Zelda pictures.

:icon3456gal: Your drawing and cosplay is something special.

:iconasktherealtoonzelda: your so lovely

:iconzeldanerd4ever: Lovely art, lovely person.

:iconhoshizorasgomme: My awesome french friend with amazing art.

:icondivinybaby: there are many things I can say about you...joke you're lovely and sweet and takes aboard my advice.

:iconitachixkisame: Ghirahim cosplay in the works and an amazing artist.

:iconbrilliantku: One of the few people on DA who live in Lodon whoop whoop.

:iconmangabadger: very sweet and very good at drawing.

:iconangelnoodles: Epic Zelda artist and a lovely person.

:iconthegamer24: An amazing singer and a good drawer.

:iconzeldaxlovelink: Girl with some good drawings I want to see more.

:iconmandiness: Amazing Photographer and a nice person even though we just met.

:iconwingscomic: Sea otters

:iconskydream-cosplay: gorgeous German cosplay, super cute and lovely to talk to.

:iconwowfantasticcosplay: Absolutely amazing Zelda cosplayer. I'm really jealous of all your work.

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Cosplay progress list

My completed cosplay:

Skyloft Zelda-Legend of Zelda
Goddess Zelda-Legend of Zelda
Tohru Honda-Fruits Basket
Maka Albarn-Soul Eater
Light-Yagami-Death Note
Sheik-Legend of Zelda
Retro Link-Legend of Zelda
Toon/Minish Cap Princess Zelda

Cosplays in progress:

Fionna-Adventure Time
A link to the past/A Link Between Worlds Zelda
Young Zelda-OoT
Petra Ral-SNK

Cosplays I want to make:

Adult Zelda-OoT
Original Zelda
Twilight Princess Zelda
Oracle of Ages/seasons Zelda
Four Swords Zelda
Tetra-Wind Waker
Nayru-Oracle of Seasons
May-pokemon generation 3
Vanellope Von Schweetz- Wreck It Ralph
Starfire-Teen Titans
Haruka- Uta No Prince sama maji love 100%
Madoka-Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Steampunk Zelda




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SerenityLunae 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave!!
Light-Sensei 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem :)
Thank you for the :+fav: *w*
Light-Sensei 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem :)
Novella99 6 days ago  New member Student Artist
Thanks for the FAV and u are a very lucky girl u live in LONDON!"!!!!!!
Light-Sensei 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem and XD thank you so much 
phantom-fan6735 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
thx 4 the favs!
Light-Sensei 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem :)
Larina-Satome 6 days ago  Student Photographer
thank you so much for the watch!!!!!!!!
Light-Sensei 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem, you're an amazing cosplayer!!!
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