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Rutela Cosplay Almost Finished by HylianJean Rutela Cosplay Almost Finished by HylianJean
[Moved to scrapbook because I have photos of the finished costume now. Check 'em out!]

Photo by Molly McIsaac of [link] (thank you Molly!)
Cosplay and background manipulation by *HylianJean (sorry I am not very good at painting backgrounds! still haven't done a real proper photoshoot with either of my Zora costumes.)
Water stock by ~TheArtistDarklady

Character: Queen Rutela of the Zoras
From The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Character design copyright Nintendo

Most of her airbrushing is done now. In this picture she is still missing a few details and her pink overskirt, and her hair falls are now a little longer..
And those.. wretched.. darts! :iconwthplz:

But she has her headtail dots (they're shiny and iridescent! :meow:) and lots of color correction, and her head is WAY more comfortable to wear now.

Anyhoo, you can find more photos of her in my deviantart gallery and LOTS more (older and progress) photos in my gallery. As always, I thank you for your comments. (unless they're about how scary she is. I know.)

Edit: Here she is, 99% finished:
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Skuldier Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
The airbrushing has definitely helped this look more finished. It looks great.

For the eyes fogging... I've heard if you wipe a mirror with shaving cream and then wipe it clean, it'll prevent the glass from being able to fog up. You could also try a car interior Rain-X product, but I'm not sure how safe that is near eyes.
HylianJean Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Thank you! :D Unfortunately these are the most fragile little eyes. They're likely to be ruined by chemical interaction, and since my vision is already inhibited I can't afford smudges. Also yes, they're so close to my real eyes that my lashes touch them. It's a conundrum...
rocasama Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
wow¡¡¡¡ is soo cool¡¡¡
riumplus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I see this costume it looks better and better. And now the airbrushing is done it looks fantastic.

This costume is your best yet. :D
Wanderkitsun3 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that's an amazing costume !!! you did a great job and that's not so often I saw a zora costume!!
Feniiku Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The zoras freak me out but the cosplay looks really good, recognised it soon as I saw the thumbnail on the front page :) Must've taken a while to balance the headpiece I gather!
HylianJean Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Thank you! The headpiece doesn't need much balancing, it's fairly lightweight. But the headform I built it on was a little too big so it used to sit too low in the back and pressed hard on my eyebrows. Now it's fixed with additional straps and interior padding so it doesn't hit pressure points anymore and all I need is a little bit of extra strength in my neck. ;)
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