Costume :Charlotte La Bouff
Variant :Ballgown
Source :Princess And The Frog
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2010

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Costume Information

Cost : £40
Time Taken : 26 hours

I'm pretty damn pleased with how this came out especially since I made it in about 2 days. I knew I'd need a shit load of material and didn't really have the funds for expensive material so I had to stick to polycotton for the main pink bits. Also turns out I didn't have much choice because polycotton was the only thing available in the right colour XD but I'd like to remake the huuuuuge skirt in a slightly darker pink since it's supposed to be slightly darker.

Aaaaanywho. I used the bodice pattern from an old dress pattern I had lying around. It was waaaay too short so I extended it by about 6 inches. This didn't quite turn out to be enough since it was just sitting above the hips instead of actually on them but I like it this way anyway. And I couldn't afford anymore material :P Sleeves were done a bit too fast so they suck, I need to remake them. The collar is just stiff interfacing with peachskin on one side and polycotton on the other then velcro'd into the bodice.

The skirt is 4 panels and is a bit short because, again, material shortage XD with some sparkly, glittery netting over the top (very Charlotte :P).

I bought a fan, gloves, tiara and Naveen (I already had a bigger one but he was a bit annoying to carry about!). Annoyingly the gloves didn't arrive in time :( And the fan was a bit shit but I wasn't willing to pay anymore than £2 on it! :P Already had earrings and just used some black character shoes (they should be pink but, as if I've not said it a million times already, I was on a budget! And nobody really gives a shit). Also decided I'd probably be showing my pants raaather a lot because of the hoopskirt and how crowded the ball can be so I wore my lolita/Alice bloomers underneath.

I borrowed the wig and hoopskirt from the fabulous Angelphie! I'n't she just the bee's knees? Thank ya kindly, sugar!


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I love this film so much - can't wait to see this cosplay :)

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 18:23

Yes! This must be done! I will totally dress as Ray with a big light-up butt at some point with you!!!!

by Pudding on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 21:09
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HAHA, This is just too perfect! Really cannot wait to see this!

by Uni on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 11:48
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Looking forward to seeing this, especially if you're gonna stay in character!

by Leonie Heartilly on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 18:34
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This is going to be AMAZING! look forward to seeing it!

by kirokitsune on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 00:09
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That's a biiiiig dress! Good luck!!!!

by NixieThePixie on Wednesday, 24 November, 2010 - 13:02
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Award for staying in character ALL NIGHT goes to....

Even stuck with cheap materials you made this really well, it didn't look cheap at all :D

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 1 December, 2010 - 12:03

You looked totally fab and adorable as always! Is.. is that a frog!? How did I not notice that on the night?

by Heero Masaki on Monday, 13 December, 2010 - 18:38
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Bless you !!!


by MangaChild on Monday, 13 December, 2010 - 19:56
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YOU LOOK AWESOMEEE! I love how you tied Naveen to your bow :'D
I would love to see this in person and see you in character 8DDD

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 21 December, 2010 - 00:07

I'm so sad that I missed this Princess and the Frog was one of my favourite films last year.

by Donna on Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 09:56
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This is so awesome. You did an amazing job in such a short amount of time.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 03:21
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Your cosplay is beautiful! I wish I had your talent!

by Luna Ciele on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 - 20:34
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Lovely cosplay! And nice to see someone taking on Lottie!

by Kitri du Lac on Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 - 01:51


This is a terrible picture BUT... (Posted 23rd November 2010)

...this is the fruits of my labour from day 1! I have to iron the bow so that's why it looks a bit shit. Also need a hem and whatnot but still! I've done something XD Also cut out the bodice and bits and bobs for the collar. 5 metres of pink and I've already run out! So I need to get more for the sleeves and back of the collar.

Unfortunately did not have a big choice of material so I had to go for the cheap choice of polycotton. Every other pink fabric I found was far too dark. For the clear bit on top of the skirt I found some tulle which had sparkles all over it. You can't see it very well in this picture but it looks awesome in real life.