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Wind Waker: Direction of the Wind by MangoSirene Wind Waker: Direction of the Wind by MangoSirene
"The atmospheric currents are really messed up, so pay close attention to the direction of the wind!"


The wings were made by adapting =Sunnybrook1's Realistic Wing Tutorial: [link] I ended up making quite a few changes to it, but that's what inspired the basic idea! Definitely check it out if you want to get a general understanding of how my wings were made.

These costumes have been featured in a few Katsucon cosplay videos!
Kevin Stiller's "Katsucon 19 - 2013 *Instant Edit* [Friday]": [link]
Andalantie's "Katsucon 2013 Cosplay Showcase [2-2]": [link]
MLZStudio's "Katsucon 2013 Cosplay Video [3-3]": [link]
Acksonl's "Katsucon 2013 Fanvideo 4-4": [link]


:orange: C o s p l a y e r s
[ The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker ]
:iconcatalystsirene: ...................... Medli

:orange: P h o t o g r a p h y
[ Taken @ Katsucon '13 (National Harbor, MD) ]
Kyle Mistry [link]

:orange: P h o t o s h o o t
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DSenderM Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it O.o it's just perfect. Congratulations :) you did such a wonderful cosplay
miueh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, your costume is absolutely amazing~! *-*
You did a fantastic job :D
galaxia9 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
That is a fantastic Medli. I've always loved her but there is so little of her around.
TravelingArtist93 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aww thats so cute
TornIntegral Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Easily the best cosplay of Medli i've ever seen!
PeterVanDer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! <3
ZAA--Cosplay Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo single-handedly made me decide what my next cosplay will be. Absolutely stunning!!!
Kleiner-Schmetterlin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooow, a really awesome cosplay :la:!
SongMina Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome cosplay! :OO
Guilthas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Very awesome. But if you had feathered legs like she did it would be even more realistic. But still looks very very good.
KairiaShade Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome.
cerberus144 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Nice Cosplay but it brings up the question. Why did Zoras evolve into birds when the world flooded? Why didn't they just go in the water...IT MAKES NO SENSE!!
SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I definitely love your Medli~ It's so amazing, it's unreal! XD The wings look really cool :D
DakotaWilliams Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Love it~
Skunk-chan Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I'm so jealous it's ridiculous! Good job!
pumpkin-milk Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So pretty!
ritolink Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh! This is incredible! Look at those wings! :omg:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wooooooow! Great Medli, and I SQUEEED when I saw your wings, so beautiful! The fur arm-cover looks decent in the photos, is it easy to move in? Were the wings heavy after a while? What did you change? Were they fun to flap & surprise people with? TELL ME EVERYTHING! :la:

...ah, please? ^^;
MangoSirene Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness! :blush: That means so much to me, thank you~!

The fur was very easy to move in, it was able to adapt nicely to the wings whether they were collapsed or fully extended without any trouble! They did get a bit heavy after five hours or so; more so I found that it was a strain on my back than my arms themselves, plus wearing the quad boots added an extra level of discomfort. But they were so worth every little ache and pain! *O*

As for the changes I made, mostly it had to do with materials; I used steel galvanized wire instead of hangers for the feathers, and instead of cotton fabric, I used broadcloth twill and coated them in ModPodge, just for a bit of extra reinforcement. That ended up making them heavier than just cotton fabric would have, but it gave them the cartoony/Wind Waker aesthetic I was going for. :D I also did a few other things like changing the design of the glove and adding some extra elastic supports to balance out the extra weight of my feathers, and I reinforced the lead feathers with thin wood planks and handles to make them easier to maneuver.

I would have been completely and utterly lost without you, though! I'd always dreamed of making Rito wings for my Medli cosplay but I didn't think it would be something I could ever do until I stumbled upon your tutorial - I saw it on my Pinterest feed, gasped in amazement, and then immediately ran to the craft store! So I can't begin to thank you enough for sharing your wing-making secrets! :hug:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problemo, this is exactly the reason I posted it - I wanted to see more wings like these in the con-scene and knew there'd be some crafty people who agreed~ :love:

Will be bugging you later for permission to add one of these as an "example" pic in a collaboration deviation (aka something that has pictures/links of everyone else who has used the tutorial too), catch you then! :thumbsup:
mc1964 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice Medli outfit! I'm playing Wind Waker and I just finished doing the Earth Temple today. She was so much fun!:heart:
DrSuperNintendo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! Wonderful Cosplay of Medli! <3
little-bow-peep Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
OMG, best Medli I have EVER seen!!!! I'm seriously blown away! It inspires me!
(when I was younger, I wanted to cosplay her, but didn't think it was possible to do her justice. You have proven me wrong!)
Zeldalugia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Perfect! Nobody is better than you. I love it!
Ranako Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Awesome *___*
Emma-in-candyland Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
OMG best cosplay ever!!!
AustriaKaninchen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome, what a great medli cosplay!
Havenaims Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
wow! I really love this 8D
(lol that stealing food bit)
Scizor24 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Im just stunned how positively clean you managed to keep the look. Very nice, and true to the original Ruto design :D
ShastaWaytach Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this costume of yours sooo much @-@ it's so perfect...
SwedishKuriboh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Neat cosplay... haven't seen a lot of Medli-cosplays!
auress Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you make such a awsome medli
narutogoldylocks Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Medli is my favorite character in Wind Waker! You have no idea how happy this makes me >//< I love it!! <3 <3
StaciNadia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
That is an amazing Medli cosplay! =3 I love the wings and the dress! =3
MadameRel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dem wings. XD
vai-russ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Wow, this looks amazing hun~ Fantastic job.
pondkid Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Medli! Really great cosplay!
Sheargenius Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artist
That's awesome!
lawlietcookies Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
So lovely! I love Medli! :D
Powalski13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy crud this is AMAZING!!!!
Kynessent Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
GORGEOUS! You did such a great job on this! :D
homestucker42 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've looked at other Medli cosplays and yours is by far the best!
TetraTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
LOVE IT!!!!!! *///////////*
ArisuP Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Just awsome !
UlielArt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
doodee123 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Love this game! aWESOME cOSPLAY!!!!
Crystalcanary Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Ah, one of my favorite Wind Waker characters. :) Fantastic costume! ^_^
kngdmhrts2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Forever the best Medli ever! ^^
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You make an adorable Medli! :love:
artistauncarton Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Awesome work! Nothing to tell it's almost perfect above all the contrast!

Can you just look my work please? if you like take favourite or watch anf if not tell my why
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