The Legend of Zelda
Goddess of Wisdom

Costume Stats:
Costume Completed: 2013
Debut: PortCon Maine 2013
Convention History:
PortCon Maine 2013
Dragon*Con 2014
Photo Castmates:
Link: Sketch
Din: ChinoChinako
Farore: Ellystar
Photo Credits:
Nate Buchman Photography
Robbins Studios Photography
Nayru is one of the three Golden Goddesses who created the realm of Hyrule and are the source of the powers imbued by the Triforce. As the Goddess of Wisdom, Nayru's divine essence constitutes the Triforce of Wisdom, affording Princess Zelda her exceptional intelligence and mystical abilities. Nayru was responsible for creating the physical and metaphysical rules of Hyrule as well as those of space-time. She is commonly associated with the element of water, the color blue, string instruments such as a harp, and singing. As a result of her water association, Nayru is also worshiped as a Goddess of the Seas and other great bodies of water, such as Lake Hylia.

Construction Notes:
Ellystar decided to design and make original costumes for the Golden Goddesses and asked me to model Goddess Nayru for her; since water is pretty much my element of choice, I easily agreed! She made the Grecian-style silk tunics for all three goddesses and hand-dyed the fabric to achieve a gorgeous ombre gradient effect. Attached to the back of the dresses are golden sashes. She also made the Triforce peices, as well as belts painted with the Triforce emblem on them and accented with metal triangle studs. Sketch designed diadems for the three of us to reflect our elements of fire, water, and air; after drawing them out he crafted them in worbla and coated them in clear coat and gold paint. For jewelry I chose pieces which reflected a fan art of the goddesses which I personally liked; I bought a half-moon gold necklace and blue and gold bobble bracelets, and found a pair of elf ears and Grecian-style gold shoes to complete the look. For our photoshoot with Nate, we also decided to incorporate musical instruments as props, with Farore playing the flute for wind, Nayru playing the violin for water, and Din with the ukulele for fire. It is a lot of fun to wear these together!

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