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Princess Celestia, Diva by HollyGloha Princess Celestia, Diva by HollyGloha
Princess Celestia Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Filmshooter ([link])

Princess Celestia is one of two rulers of Equestria on My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic.

Princess Celestia Costume: Top down....The crown was a purchase from a local costuming store. I bought a crystal gem and painted the back to enhance the purple color The wig was bought online and dyed using Fire Lilly's Cosplay tutorial ([link]žion=&global=1&q=wig+dye+tutorial#/d2kyi4h) The jeweled necklace was a purchase from Charming Charlies, and was the reference piece for most of the colors of the costume. I used Burda Pattern 8601 for the corset, and made it with bridal satin and pleated chiffon, with the beautiful lace laurels heat bonded on. All the swirls were hand painted, then I went back and heat applied every single sparkly gem. The trim is pink lace topped with gold braid. The wings were the ones I had originally done for Angel!Panty, but I redid them to have the extended wing look. I referenced JiaJem's tutorial for wings ([link]). The skirt was made from The Green Pepper's Ice Skaters pattern. The under skirt is bridal satin, and the tiers were made from chiffon, with a lace trim applied. Each tier was made with fishing line rolled in them hem to give it more flounce. Both arm and leg bracers were made from heat shaped craft foam with stretch vinyl over it. The gold filigree pieces are heat shaped craft foam that had the gold stretch vinyl meticulously glued on.

.....I actually like Princess Celestia! I, personally, view her as a kind, strong Princess with a bit of a playfully mischievous side. I know most people of MLP fandom view her as a bad person and a troll....but I just don't see it. I really hope the third season gives her an episode to show her side of things, I know she's got it in her to be an amazing character!
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sanch3z117 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Princess Celestia is my favorite Princess and tied with best pony for me. I love her! Great cosplay :D
Infinity-Joe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Excellent Job.
Where did you get those wings?
I might need a pair for a cosplay I'm doing in the summer.
taniathepirate Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
great work!
HeroAce Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Yeah,I never really saw her as a troll, maybe a bit playful but I like her, and Luna. If you read my oc/ fanfic : born with the wind, and the moon,the mare,and the fire. Then you will see what I think and what she is like to me.

I really like your cosplay a lot. It looks really nice. And I like how you did the hair.
TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
She led Equestria solo for a millennium, providing day and night, both crucial to Equestria's existence. I think it's safe to say her CV already speaks for itself.

Trollestia and other shenanigans are anything but canon (though Celestia and Luna are definitely ponies with a penchant for pranks and other fun). Never the less, some people don't understand the difference between the show and things that are distinctly not the show.
HollyGloha Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank you so much! I never interpreted her as a troll-in fact I had to have someone point out things that caused Bronies to label her as such....and truth be seemed a lot like a stretch to me. Giving Twilight Sparkle two tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala seemed normal to me. We've all got more that one friend, but invites are always the invited and a +1 (and other incidents) I have and still do interpret Celestia as a strong, wonderful leader with a bit of a (non-cruel) mischievous side. And that's why I love her-and hope MLP FIM will feature more of her in situations that prove Trollestia/Mollestia completely wrong.
TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Oh I wasn't insinuating you had, I was just clarifying that she's already a great Princess.

She's clearly set some of these situations up, but to call her a troll as a result really shows that you missed the point of her action (as well as don't know what trolling is).

Nice to meet another Celestia fan.
HollyGloha Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
*hugs* You too! It feels so refreshing to find a fellow Celestia lover! I was almost always embarrassed to admit it for fear of the Celestia haters.
TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
*hugs*! Thank you for that I do love hugs.

Celestia's fans as a whole are pretty quiet about it. We're deceptively small in numbers, unlike Luna's fans who are deceptively large seeing as they frequently blather on about it (though i'm one of the bunch if my name hadn't already given that away). Don't be afraid to admit it, i've yet to meet anyone who attacks people for liking X princess more than Y. Never forget though that there are plenty of Celestia fans.

It's rather a shame that there are so many Luna fans who are obnoxious about their love to the point where they say "down with Celestia" nonsense but it's life and not a huge deal. Their loss but Luna would certainly be upset if she knew those who appreciate her can't appreciate her sister. In some ways, it shows they really haven't learned lesson one of their favorite princess.
TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I kind of forgot to mention: OMG CELESTIA COSPLAY YAY.
Tearahk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful :D
Npm98 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so perfect.
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