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Wind Waker: Exploring Dragon Roost by MangoSirene Wind Waker: Exploring Dragon Roost by MangoSirene
I updated my Medli costume for Katsucon! I made a new beak (it's a custom latex prosthetic), as well as wings! They are fully articulated to mimic the proper movement of a real bird's wings. These were a huge undertaking, it was my first time constructing anything that dabbled into the area of puppetry, but I'm so pleased with the end result! They worked really well at the con, and most importantly, they didn't break!

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.

I was also honored to have Rin join me as Link! She was absolutely perfect and I had so much fun getting to cosplay her! (The first of many more in the future!!)

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]

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:orange: C o s p l a y e r s
[ The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker ]
:iconrinature: ...................... Link
: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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kougabaka Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
this looks amazing!!

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Bencaz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
What are the individual feather pieces made of and what connects the feathers to the I'm guessing ribbon? Where'd you get your wig? Also, how was your beak made can you make a tutorial for your wing and/or your beak?
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There is information regarding the construction of the wings in the photo description. :) As for the wig, it's from EpicCosplay. My beak was a custom latex cast that I sculpted from clay, cast in plaster, then cast out of latex.
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lumosaki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sure someone has asked before about your beautiful shoes- do you have a link to where you explained how you created them? Or a link that taught you how? They're awesome! Heck, the whole cosplay is awesome. HECK, YOU'RE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! :D
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All I did was take a pair of stilettos, chop the heels off, then wrap them with yellow vinyl! :)
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lumosaki Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh right on! I love the simplicity. I bet your calves were tired by the end of the day!!
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SkellyBro Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did you make the beak? I don't see any straps. o___o
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The beak is a latex cast and is attached with spirit gum! :)
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strange-a-dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really enjoyed playing the game (good old memories) :dalove:
I don't know why but I really liked Medli she's such a adorable charackter :meow:
I also thought to Cosplay her but I'm still not sure.

I can't wait to make my Fairy Bird Cosplay (an original charackter I created). She also has arm wings but just smaler because she has too carry a bow and I'm not sure if I can move my arms well if I do them too big.
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ellapickles Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so. awesome. and. jealous.
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Darth-Sunshine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Omg, you're my new favorite person. <3
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LyShaf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing.
how did you make the shoes and from what did you make the feathers?
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D

1. The shoes are stilettos with the heels removed. The coverings are made from vinyl.

2. The feathers are made from wire sandwiched between two layers of broadcloth, held together by gesso. I then painted them and sealed them with Mod Podge. :)
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LyShaf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow thanx.
I might have alot more questions about the wings later cuz your csplay realy enspired me to cosplay Medli as well. :)
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All of the information about my wings is in the description. :)
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:iconlyshaf:
LyShaf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thnx :D
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VelvetSoulPanda Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Everything about this photo is perfection! Magnificent! :jawdrop:
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WowFantasticCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could have met you at the con Sirene! I was cosplaying Zelda. :saddummy: Oh well, maybe next year. Anyways your cosplay was amazing, and you we're really funny and awesome in Ackson's video. XD Amazing cosplay!!
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Next year for sure!! :D I would've loved to see your Zelda costume in person! :hug:
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WowFantasticCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! ~ Aww, thank-you, coming from you that means alot! :heart: :hug:
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NorseDanceParty Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You guys look awesome! I saw you at katsucon! great cosplays!
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rodion2005 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Very nice! Keep at it!
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:iconsoulskey:
Soulskey Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, very cute!!! You did an awesome job!! >u<
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:iconnandra11:
Nandra11 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Oh my goodness! Your Medli cosplay is so wonderful! ^^ She's such a great character, but you rarely see her done very seriously... way to do her justice!
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Ravynblak Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
did you happen to make any guides or tutorials for your medli cosplay?
I really want to make one, but I have no idea how to make the wings or beak
and you'res is so perfect!!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't make any tutorials and I don't have any plans to, I'm sorry! However, I linked to the wings concept that I used as inspiration for mine, so I suggest taking a look at that. :)
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LegenOfSuperLINKARIO Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I may haven't played WW for a while but cosplay is almost better than the characters themselves.:-) !
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damnfancyscotch Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great! I love the wingggs!!!
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AlexNozop Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Medli's is perfect!
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DutchGirlMaaike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is just perfect! ^^ the costumes look so clean, and well made! great poses too! :D
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EasterEgg23 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Medli Cosplay I´ve ever saw!
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That means so much to me, thanks!! ;O;
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EasterEgg23 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you´re welcome ^^ keep doing it! =)
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ChiefyChan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
This is fantastic! :D
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god those wings!!!! actually your whole costume looks amazing!!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I really appreciate that~! :tighthug:
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ofaolain383 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I followed the progress of your wings through youtube and tumblr, I think, and they turned out absolutely stunning. Your Medli is so great!! =]
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, glad to hear the final product didn't disappoint!! :D
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Kapu-Official Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Ma. GOD! Those Wings *-*
Medolie fucks up, but your cosplay is just awesome!
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:iconkhaleemira:
Khaleemira Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah the HD remake needs to come out. I miss that game!
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GillyTheArtist Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
you 2 look epic ^^
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Genime Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't stop starring at that flower that's on the ground there :D
Lovely photo :)o
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Isn't it so cool? It totally looks exotic enough to be right of out a Zelda game! :DD
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nanahara7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
such a nicely taken photo of you both looking AMAZING XD
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sweetxbloodxaya Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
you're such a cute medli. ugh. too cute~
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:iconanother-rose:
Another-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great costumes. ♥
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auress Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your medli wings are awsome! this might sound realy weird, but if i was leaving for katsucon on friday, my toon zelda would go great with your medli
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww well if we're ever wearing these at the same con, we'll definitely have to get photos together! :hug:
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auress Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that sounds like lots of fun! if i make it to colossalcon this year, it might work out ( the chances of going this year might not be possible :( ) but i'll try going
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you have the chance to go, definitely take it!! :D ColossalCon is so much fun!
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