Costumes, Crafts, & Crying

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a beautiful shot of the Elsa costume at ConnectiCon!

modeled by grumpyandconfused      photo credit to Robert Huang

I’m already planning a Cersei cosplay (someone needs to stop me)
I mostly want to make this for an excuse to do crazy embroidery and have an outfit for Game of Thrones day at King Richards Faire!

I’m already planning a Cersei cosplay (someone needs to stop me)

I mostly want to make this for an excuse to do crazy embroidery and have an outfit for Game of Thrones day at King Richards Faire!

Here we have another photo of my Elsa costume at ConnectiCon!
Photo credit to MeisterPrince
Anna cosplayer: Starlenia, Kristoff cosplayer: thedudefromthatthing, Elsa cosplayer: confusedandgrumpy
confusedandgrumpy:

jas, cole and i at ctcon! let me know if you see any pictures of us, jas and i sang twice on saturday and i know at least five people taped it.

Hey hey, about heckin time some photos of the Elsa costume I made come rolling around! I know you buggers at the con took some photos, cough ‘em up (please). I have yet to see my baby completely assembled in person and I’m living vicariously through photos right now. (for real, its killing me)
Cosplayers here (from left to right) thedudefromthatthing, starlenia, and confusedandgrumpy

confusedandgrumpy:

jas, cole and i at ctcon! let me know if you see any pictures of us, jas and i sang twice on saturday and i know at least five people taped it.

Hey hey, about heckin time some photos of the Elsa costume I made come rolling around! I know you buggers at the con took some photos, cough ‘em up (please). I have yet to see my baby completely assembled in person and I’m living vicariously through photos right now. (for real, its killing me)

Cosplayers here (from left to right) thedudefromthatthing, starlenia, and confusedandgrumpy

I just set up an ask box so SORRY if you were trying to contact me and could not! I mean really, what kind of tumblr doesn’t have an ask page?

Also do y’all think it might be a good idea for me to set up a submit page for folks who have photos of my costumes at different events/cons? (I’m looking at you CtCon, I want pictures of my Elsa!)

confusedandgrumpy:

i tried so hard and got so far and i’m fuckn killn it

(made by ghostpulse what a killer i love)

Yeeeaahhh buddy! completed costume!

The skirt for Elsa is almost done. The gradient dye technique I used seemed to work pretty well considering I was just making it up as I went along. Then again, that’s my usual costuming strategy.
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elsa-of-the-north-mountain:

ghostpulse:

I finished the cape for Elsa a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of the finished product yet because I left for Canada the day it was done! I’ll be in Montreal all summer, but I carted along my dress form and a suitcase full of fabric. 

Anyways, the pattern was made by looking extensively at screenshots from the movie and hunting down concept art. In the end, I made the longest point of the design shorter than it should be because I don’t want it to drag too much. Still, the longest point is about 7-8 ft. and the shorter sides are 4-5 ft. I blew up the design, printed it out, and then cut out the snowflakes to make the pattern into a stencil. (I have a pdf of the enlarged version ready to be printed. Please feel free to contact me if you’re interested)

Ultimately I found that iridescent glitter (attached with either elmers glue or fabric glue, whatever I had on hand) worked the best and was the cheapest. I’ve seen capes done in rhinestones of varying sizes, but not only would that take forever, I also did not like how it looked. Rhinestones are completely opaque (though I suppose you could find clear ones) yet in the movie, you can still sort of see through the snowflake designs. I was also worried that the weight of the rhinestones would drag the fabric down. The glitter is lightweight, cheap, and I was able to finish the cape in 5 days or so. I also had some spray glitter for the rest of the fabric, because why not? (though I might add the spray glitter is not noticeable on its own for the snowflake stencils)

I’ll post more photos once I get the chance, and I’m currently working on the skirt, so I’ll make a post about that soon!

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Gonna use the second one for my cape! (hopefully you don’t mind)
Ill credit you if I ever post it!

Sure! I’ve got a larger version of the file though. Message me your email address if you want it.

(via basicallyqueenelsa)

I finished the cape for Elsa a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of the finished product yet because I left for Canada the day it was done! I’ll be in Montreal all summer, but I carted along my dress form and a suitcase full of fabric. 

Anyways, the pattern was made by looking extensively at screenshots from the movie and hunting down concept art. In the end, I made the longest point of the design shorter than it should be because I don’t want it to drag too much. Still, the longest point is about 7-8 ft. and the shorter sides are 4-5 ft. I blew up the design, printed it out, and then cut out the snowflakes to make the pattern into a stencil. (I have a pdf of the enlarged version ready to be printed. Please feel free to contact me if you’re interested)

Ultimately I found that iridescent glitter (attached with either elmers glue or fabric glue, whatever I had on hand) worked the best and was the cheapest. I’ve seen capes done in rhinestones of varying sizes, but not only would that take forever, I also did not like how it looked. Rhinestones are completely opaque (though I suppose you could find clear ones) yet in the movie, you can still sort of see through the snowflake designs. I was also worried that the weight of the rhinestones would drag the fabric down. The glitter is lightweight, cheap, and I was able to finish the cape in 5 days or so. I also had some spray glitter for the rest of the fabric, because why not? (though I might add the spray glitter is not noticeable on its own for the snowflake stencils)

I’ll post more photos once I get the chance, and I’m currently working on the skirt, so I’ll make a post about that soon!

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Sailor Mercury costume! It took me a few days to complete (and clearly it needs to be ironed!). I used a long-sleeve leotard for the base, but I cut off the sleeves to make the stuffed shoulder and waist parts. A lot of this is hand-sewn just because it would have been at a real awkward angle to machine-sew it.
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