SO- today I finished hand dyeing all the fabrics for Rapunzel. And I learned you CAN dye polyester! HUZZAH. NO LONGER WILL SATIN BE DAUNTING (color wise).
Close ups of my collection! : ) If you have any questions about a specific item, feel free to ask me. The only items missing in these photos are: my Lenox Periwinkle ornament, my SotW Debut Wings, and my two pairs of FancyFairy Tink wings. (I haven’t moved those yet because they’re so fragile).
ITEMS I’m CURRENTLY LOOKING TO ADD (message me if you’re selling!):
- LE Merida
- LE Zarina
- LE Coronation Anna
- LE Wedding Rapunzel
- Tonner Rapunzel 2nd Edition
- Lenox SotW Winter Tink with Peppermint Ornament
- SotW Winter Tink Plush Doll 18”
- Disney Fairies magazine: Issues #9, #10, #11, #13
More pictures of my new house! This is my room- it’s a LOT larger than my old one- so more than enough room to work on art!! I think the only person that loves it more than me is my cat (notice her lounging on my bed?). The corner with my fish tank still needs some love- I’m planning on hanging up a ton of ocean imagery and more plush jellies~ My collection(s) are finally up and orderly- I finally have enough room to have a big “collection shelf”. And of course, my Cap standee- he guards my door XD.
Slowly…. Slowly it’s getting done….it’s also a little big on me but that’s because I’m not wearing a wig XD
Successfully finished the four layers of glazing for the crown- the base feels dry but I’m still going to give it 24hrs to cure fully. I buffed and polished and then glazed the big clear gems- so once they’re dry they’re good to go too! Progress!!
So this is what I did today!
After waiting a long time, I finally caved and saved up the money to work with Dulcinea. I approached her about working on a Rapunzel crown, and she was really sweet and wonderful, and it’s honestly been my best props experience yet. Her work arrived safely this morning, and I continued working all day doing the finishing work and sealing (there’ll probably be a lot more of this). I have all the beading and gem work ready… that’ll take an age to cement them all and then do the finishing and glazing- but overall I’m really happy with the whole thing so far, and (I think) she was too? Honestly if any of you ever need to work on props and you’re looking for someone to work with/buy from- she’s the BEST. You should definitely check out her facebook page too- I’ll admit there aren’t too many specific cosplayers I fangirl over, but she’s definitely one of them! Her work is always so carefully crafted and accurate! Truly an inspiration!
More photos to come soon!!
Wonky photos so the proportions look odd- but waisted Rapunzel corset is done. Next up is the undershirt and sleeves. Oh and skirt XD. But first- SLEEP. 20 straight hours of sewing is brutal…
Almost finished the top piping. I couldn’t find the right colored pink pre-made, so I hand made my own piping. And then took the time consuming task of making it seamless with the lining… Sometimes it kills to be a perfectionist.
Progresssss~! Half the corset has been cleanly made… sort of….and now that it’s finally resembling something finished, I draped the skirt fabric and I’m actually really liking how the colors look together. : )