When you think of princesses in Legend of Zelda, Princess Zelda probably comes to mind first. She’s not the only one though; Princess Hilda appears in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. She looks almost exactly like Zelda except that the color pink is replaced with the color purple. Cosplayer Guhzoontight fell in love with the character as she played the game and worked on preparing the costume for PAX East this year. She built every part of the cosplay, including drafting the pattern and sculpting all the armor and making the staff.
After sculpting the crown, armor pieces, and jewels, she covered them in gesso before painting them. She used several layers of gold acrylic paint and added a glossy finish to make the fake metal look shiny. To get the right pattern for the decorated fabric piece on the front of the dress, she made a paper stencil and used it to paint directly on the fabric.