|Time Taken :||Two days|
- Midlands MCM Expo February 18th 2012
- Kitacon IV 2012
Enchanted is one of my favourite Disney films, and as much as I'd one day love to make Giselle's wedding dress, I wanted to make something a bit more simple (and less space-consuming!) first. It was a toss-up between two dresses, but I settled on this one in the end. :) Despite having finished this cosplay in 2010, I didn't actually wear it at an event until 2012.
I really love the pink fabric I chose; it wasn't actually the first fabric I found when I went to the fabric store to buy it, but I knew it was definitely what I wanted in the end. Because it was slightly see-through, however, I had to buy twice the amount I would normally have bought and doubled it up when cutting and sewing the various pieces together. The pink ribbon under the bust was something I debated the colour of, as it seemed to vary across the different references I had. In the end, I went for one that was the closest I could find to the pink fabric I had, as the other colours available in the fabric store were bright reds and dark pinks/purples. The white fabric for the shoulders was some lovely chiffon, which is nice and soft and totally what I wanted.
The wig was a steal on eBay; I thought as it was quite cheap I thought the quality wouldn't be too great, but I was surprised, when it arrived, to find that it was really nice, thick and curly! Definitely a good buy.
For the flowers in Giselle's hair, I first covered a headband (which was probably the most fiddly part of this entire cosplay, even though it wasn't that difficult) in the same pink fabric that I used for the dress, then bought some fake pink flowers and glued them to the headband. I'm very happy with the way it turned out!
I really love this cosplay and I really happy with the way everything turned out and how quickly I managed to complete it.
|Dress fabric (Although £30 was in vouchers)||£38.55||Bought|
95% Complete (Posted 17th August 2010)
I've just finished covering the headband in the same pink fabric that I used for my dress. All I've got to do now is attach the flowers!
Not long left to go~ (Posted 16th August 2010)
The wig arrived this morning and it's absolutely gorgeous - it's full of different shades of orange, yellow and some red, and it's super curly! All I've got left to do is make the headband of flowers, and then this cosplay will be completed <3 Yay!
Flowersssss (Posted 9th August 2010)
So we found out that the shop my boyfriend was thinking of that would sell fake flowers actually shut down as well as the one I was thinking of (boo! :c), so I had a quick look online and found out that Hobbycraft sells them, although they didn't have much of a selection online. I thought it'd be the same way in the actual store as well...how naive of me!
We got there and there was a whole corner of the ground floor dedicated solely to fake flowers and floral craft. |: I ended up spending a good fifteen minutes debating which flowers to buy, and eventually went with a sprig of bright pink flowers in assorted sizes that I thought would match my dress nicely. Now I just need to turn them into a headband!
Dress complete! (Posted 7th August 2010)
I finished the dress today and I'm incredibly happy with how it's turned out! :D I can't wait for my wig to arrive so I can see how it looks together.
Dress nearly finished... (Posted 6th August 2010)
I started the dress this afternoon and all I've got left to do is add the shoulders (which I have to make first) and then hem the top. I feel like I'm making really good progress and it's coming out exactly how I wanted it to! I bought too much fabric though; I've got just over two metres spare, I think. But better to have too much than too little!
Unfortunately the shop I had planned to visit for buying fake flowers shut down some time ago, so I will definitely be visiting various garden centres with my boyfriend for them instead. :)
Officially in progress! (Posted 5th August 2010)
As it's my birthday today and I've recieved some money as a present, I've decided to start this by buying a wig off eBay! It's a gorgeous pumpkin-ish colour and it's really curly, so I can't wait for it to arrive. I've also recieved some vouchers for my favourite fabric store, so I'll be going out later to buy some fabric as well. :)
As mentioned earlier, I ended up going out to the local fabric store to spend my vouchers. I found the perfect shade of pink on a roll, but unfortunately the fabric was slightly see-through and so I had to buy twice the amount so I could double the fabric up for when i make the dress. I also got some nice white chiffon for the shoulders, and some pink ribbon for the tie around the middle. I'm looking forward to working on it!
My boyfriend has said he will take me to some garden centres to look for fake flowers to use in the hair, so hopefully that search will be successful too. :)