So finally, after working on this for a month-and-a-half, I finished the Midna plushie I was asked to make.
Though I'm sad/angry at myself for taking so long, I'm glad I did. I remade the body 2ce and the crown a total of 4 times. So this really is the top-of-the-line for right now.
The crown was lovingly assembled piece by god-fearing piece, sprayed with copper metal spraypaint and then texturized with a golden rocky spraypaint to really make the crown look stoney. The effect is largely lost in the photos, but the end result is a crown that feels stoney and has an underlying metalic sheen.
I also hand-painted her markings, rather than embroider them as I'll be the first to admit that my embroidery skills leave something to be desired, but I can paint well enough.