EDIT: I changed almost all of the patterns to be more accurate, these are not the patterns used in my costume, they are new, better ones and are accurate to the designs of Zelda from Twilight Princess. (and updated my commentary)EDIT, EDIT: I added a pattern for the designs on the gloves! Also, the file sizes are now smaller for easier download (I don't need png for black and white) and each pattern is now labeled by name.
I desided to upload all my zelda costume patterns for those who might want to use them for their costume, for I know I had a hard time figuring out mine. You can print this out by downloading it and then unziping it.
This tells how to do each piece, how I did it, if you have trouble understanding it look at my costume for referance, and ask me if your still stumped.
Anyways here's a link to the craft foam armor tutorial I used. [link]
Sholder armor pieces:
So you want two of these out of craft foam, one without the designs and just the outline (you can also use "crayola model magic" for the designs, or, for the smaller designs, use hot glue). What I did is I used double stick tape on a tissue box and taped the basic pattern to it. (so it looks like the tissue box is your sholders. Then I took foam cut out with all of the designs on it and use jewl/fabric glue and glue it onto the basic one. If you don't keep it curved while drying, it will never curve correctly later. After this you need to use something on the back to stiffen it. (see [link]
, you can also use a wire mesh) while it dries you need to have a place where you can keep it curved. Anything with about 6 inches room where you can wedge it in will do the trick.
Tapestry holder: There are two patterns for this, a piece for the whole thing, and a smaller piece (it looks like a V) to go on top. You can also cut out more pieces to give it more depth if you want.
Neckpiece: You need a piece I have a cut-out for then you also need the same thing on top with a little bit of the wings cut off the bottom so it looks like a bat, plus a little off the very bottom so it makes a little split.
Tiara: Get some very thick, gold wire, make a ring around your head, flatten the parts that you're going to glue the craft foam to (put it on a block of wood and use a hammer), cut out the main piece, and an extra V shaped piece to go on top(pattern not included) You can add extra depth with more layers and/or hot glue on top.
Tapestry designs: Trace these patterns onto your fabric and paint inside your trace lines.
Bottom of the dress designs: I used "Elmers metallic painters ultrafine gold" pen and I traced this design on. The pattern is a little big (which most people like) but if you don't like it you can shrink the printing percentage. I like the pen because you can see it but its not obnoxious. There are somethings that you can't use this pattern to trace, some things in between. There are cross lines through it and stuff and you'll have to look up further reference to see exactly what I mean.
Well thats it, (finally) if you actually still have questions after that I'll be happy to answer.