Fire Emblem Awakening : Tharja Cosplay Construction Notes

Xarin

A girl who likes art, crafts, and cosplay. She sells handmade items and accessories at her online store, Three Smitten Kittens.

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18 Responses

  1. Lakiya says:

    Hi. So I’m going to be cosplaying Tharja soon and I’m trying to figure out how to attach the gold band that’s under the bra, so how did you do it? Also your cosplay looks amazing!

    • Xarin says:

      Hi there!~
      I used velcro and fabric glue. glue of my choice is called “Fabri-tac” since it holds strong, dries clear, and you can still peel it off later without leaving a lot of residue. I just peeled it off of the bra now and am using the bra as a regular bra, haha. xD
      Thanks and good luck!

  2. Gabby beval says:

    Hello I was wondering what exactly you did for the cape like did you make it? And if so how? Your reply will be a lot of help and I love your cosplay by the way

    • Xarin says:

      Yes I made the cape! It’s just a rectangle cape, so it doesn’t swing into a full circle or anything (unlike how some make).
      I used a thin satin and used their non-shiny side for the front. I got dark blue and purple satin, and cut both out in a rectangle big enough for the cape. I cut out strips of gold satin and sewed it onto the dark blue rectangle for the gold trim her cape has. T
      hen I put the two rectangles together, put the “front” sides facing each other, and sewed along the edge of the rectangle leaving the “top” side (supposed to go around your neck) unstitched. I turn the rectangled cape inside-out and then it’ll look like a proper rectangle cape with the trims. The top part around your neck, I run a basting stitch and gather it and then put a hook-and-eye clasp so you can clasp it around your neck. The necklace/neck bracer hides the closure so it can’t be seen.

      It may sound confusing, sorry, but it’s really simple and was the easiest part to make. ^^ Goodluck and thanks! Ask me if anything’s still confusing. ^^

  3. Phoenix says:

    Hi there! I really adore your Tharja, I think you’re gorgeous as her! >w< I had a question about your tome. Did you make or buy it? If you made it, how did you make it? If you bought it, where did you buy it? Thank you very much for your time!

    • Xarin says:

      Hi there! I made it. ^^ It’s a softbound sketchbook inside. I got some purple fabric, stencil-painted the details onto the fabric, and then chipboard which was cut out for the spine and the front and back of the book (slightly bigger than the original sketchbook inside), covered it with the fabric, glued it on, and then glued it onto the sketchbook like a hardcover. xD The corners and other details are made out of polymer clay.

      Goodluck!

  4. Jen says:

    Hi there! I’ve recently been looking into making my own Tharja cosplay on my own, but I’ve never made anything in my life. 🙁 I was wondering if there was any way you could give me more tips or suggestions on it? Like how the cape is connected to the costume? Is everything in a separate piece? And if you would be able to, possibly make some of the pieces for me? I am willing to pay! Thanks!

    • Xarin says:

      Hi there! The cape is a rectangle cape that closes around the neck with a hook-and-eye clasp. It’s a separate and not connected to the rest of the costume at all. The neckpiece covers up the closure so it’s not seen. ^^ Everything I made is a separate, mostly for ease of storage when it’s not being used. ^^

      I gladly accept commissions! Drop me an email at jakilyn_marie@yahoo.com and tell me which parts you’d like done. Thank you too!

  5. Milan says:

    Hi there! I absolutely adore your Tharja cosplay. I was wondering which bodystocking in particular you purchased if you remember. I’m having such a hard time finding one without the line down the middle in the front. Thank you!

    • Xarin says:

      Thank you and good luck! <3

    • Xarin says:

      Hi there Milan! Sorry for the late reply!
      Finding one without a part down the middle really is tough, and close to impossible. The ones I’m wearing DO have a part down the middle, these are from Yandy.com
      However, specialty ballet and dance stores like Capezio (you may try googling their website) will carry ones that don’t have parts down the middle, these are just more expensive and very rarely carried in my country.

      Good luck!

  6. Kim says:

    Hi there, I love that you outlined your cosplay, it helps so much! I had a question about the cape. Did you make the neckline a bit longer than your own so it comes over your shoulders?

  7. Zelda says:

    Ahhh where did you get the body stockings here in the Philippines?

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