Corset is finally finished- here have some 3am photos, with and without flash, in very poor lighting. It’s kinda just thrown on the manneuqin too- expect pictures of it on me some point after I finally sleep.
Corset has a sheer overlay over the sequins (like the parks), and crystals hot fixed onto the overlay to create a sparkly gradient (reminiscent of the skirt/sleeves).
Shit, I need to get skinnier to cosplay Elsa… I’m 168 cm (about 66 inches I think) and 60 kg (132 pounds). I love my curvy body, but elsa has a tall and slender figure.
I hate dieting :/ I think I’ll waist train instead!
You don’t need to lose weight to cosplay Elsa, only if you really personally want to change your body/image. I’ve seen quite a few “curvy” or “heavier” Elsas- and honestly they are my favorites. I particularly love this one, and it’s been my favorite Elsa cosplay since the moment I saw it (I like it even more than my own!) : ) I think if you make your corset exaggerated, it can give you the appearance of a smaller waist without actually having one. I have a thick waist and square type body, I’m very unlike Elsa as well. But I cut my corset to accentuate curves and make it appear that I was more “disney” like. Does that make sense?
Newly dyed Anna mittens for Britt (Norwegian style Anna is a GO!), and my Tinkerbell fabrics (a very awesome linen and a discontinued sparkle fabric). Super excited to keep working on these- : )
I finally got the Jakks Pacific Pirate Periwinkle doll!! (wow that’s a lot of “p” words). Something I really loved was their inclusion of her concept art on the back of the box- it’s really interesting to see it juxtaposed next to the final doll!! I only wished they included the pompoms on her shoes- but oh well ;3;
OKAY- so this is more for personal enjoyment/visuals, and also to show some close friends some of my modifications. The one on the left is actually more like a combination between the film’s desgins and the Park’s shirt cut. Elsa’s film shirt falls off her shoulders more- I’m conservative, so I did a similar cut to the Parks shirt. Also- the parks doesn’t have a gradient, mine do.
While Elsa’s sleeve designs were pretty cool- they didn’t feel “regal” or “queenly” to me in person? When I laid out the crystals- they looked almost too modern. So I made them more into snowflakes, and made the curves more gentle and soft. (Example pictures here, here, and here). I’m also planning on a cute little snowflake motif in the back, to help pull it all together. The park’s shirt is sadly very stark and empty in the back, showing TONS of just blank sheer fabric, so I’m trying to avoid that.
Not that I think any of you would do this- but PLEASE don’t repost my work, just reblog. If you reference this or use it- just link back or mention me/credit me? Thanks!
Another quick “ref” for Britt, for Anna. Anna’s shirt is something I’ve seen done 1000 ways, and I’ve never quite been floored or excited about any of them. (Even the Park’s one is shiny, which kills me?). I suggest a nice cotton. It’s not only easy to work with, it’s usually cheap. I’d normally scream “hand sew it” from the high hills for the embellishments/embroidery, but luckily, Anna’s is just a straight stitched ribbon and a nice boxed in zig-zag stitch, so anyone with a sewing machine and at least 3 setting available to them would be able to pull this one off. Best of luck! Hope it helps!!
My Anna, was asking me about Anna’s underclothes. I know a lot of people are just forgoing accuracy in this area (because come on, Anna’s got a lot of pieces/stuff), but I think it’s an interesting touch to add. Anna doesn’t change undergarments or her corset when she transitions into her adventure gear- she only buys a skirt, shirt, cape/hat, and boots from Oaken. So- based on the movie (where she’s tripped by Han’s horse) we get a good look into her bloomers and underskirt, as well as her stockings. Since her corset she wears to the Coronation doesn’t appear to be boned in the traditional sense, I often wonder if she has a legit boned corset under her outfit? And then the less corsetted, more “corset top” idea over top? Anyways- this is just a super simple, “hey I made it in 15 minutes on PS” sort of image to help Britt figure out stuff. Hope it helps!!
“Every outfit you see represents a tremendous amount of work from many artists to construct, tailor, and simulate each piece of clothing.” -Frank Hanner, Frozen character CG supervisor
ALSO- every COSPLAY you see is “a tremendous amount of work … to construct, tailor, and simulate each piece of clothing.” KEEP THAT IN MIND, FROZEN COSPLAY TAG. YES< I MEAN YOU.
Even though my hair is now blonde, and growing out for Tinkerbell… I admit I miss my short Rapunzel hair. It was so easy to style and it was super cute…. *sighs*