Melanie searched for a videogame costume that would suit her and could not resist the cute outfit and pink shield. It took much more time for me to create than I first estimated, but she was a hit at Dragon*Con 2011. I made a lightweight vacuum formed shield that looks solid from the back, a hollow cast sword with reinforcement, and some detailed pauldrons followed by the fabric portions. The shield is my favorite part. It is nice and solid but weighs almost nothing for its size. I have no desire to make the entire costume again, but you can contact us if interested in unfinished kit pieces for the sword, shield, and pauldrons.