Costume :Aurora/Briar Rose
Variant :Blue dress
Source :Sleeping Beauty
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

The new world discovered

The lost princess

Disney alliance stand for the war XD


Costume Information

Cost : I think £80?... the skirt fabric ate most of the money DX
Time Taken : Less than 2 weeks

Aurora is another one of my most favourite Disney princesses and admittedly, one of my many dream cosplays so I'm hoping to do this as good as I can. Ever since I was little I've always loved her design and of course the film itself (even though I was too young to understand it ^^;) so I've been having a huge desire to cosplay her .. dunno when I'll get to it though ^^;;

UPDATE 24/09/2011

Ok, started with the wig and hopefully will make a start on the dress soon - I'm dunno what it is but I'm terrified making this dress ^^; It's not the hardest thing I know but for me, it's important I don't screw this up - I plan to invest a little bit into the dress to make it beautiful ^_~ And I really do wanna make a promise to myself to get this done in time for expo as I honestly don't wanna let the Disney group down for this - FIGHTO!!!

UPDATE 15/10/2011

I have a dress!!! I have a dress!! Dream cosplay here I come!! >:D I am so uber excited for Babemroze's Disney group!! eeeeeee!!! I can't contain my excitement now!!! Can't wait to join all you lovely princesses for the Sat of the expo xxxx

UPDATE 21/10/2011

I really liked how this cosplay turned out even though 1, the dress was annoying to lug around, 2 the wig showed my damn hair and 3, the crown kept sliding DX Nevertheless, I love everyone who was at the Disney shoot <3 Thank you so much for making that day memorable and enjoyable!! 8D XXX


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I'm sure, whenever you do it, you'll look amazing. 8D

by DuskatNight on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 15:42
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Awww thank you -^^- That's very sweet of you to say *hugs* Hopefully I won't change my mind to do this cosplay cos I seriously love this character -^^-

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 15:44
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agreed!~ whenever you get around to doing this it'll look great ;3

by LemonPanda on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 18:57
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Cant wait to see this!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 20:14
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aww awesome :) blue dress then not the pink un? :)

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 20:21
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haha even though I do like pink I think the blue one will suit me better - I'm a little worried bout the blond wig for this one but hopefully they'll be a shade that'll suit me ^_~

These comments already are making me feel encouraged to wanna do this cosplay -^^-

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 30 December, 2010 - 15:29
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i think blonde will suit you! just dont go for a bright canary kinda yellow cos that always looks fake.. like a sandyish colour or a really light one?

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 30 December, 2010 - 17:12
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You're going to be such a pretty aurora, can't wait to see this sweetie x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 19:45
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You're going to look amazing...loved the blue dress more than the pink one...can't wait to see this completed

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 11:35
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i love the blue dress! good luck with making it :) i cant wait to see you in it ^_^

by Holli on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 11:38
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The wig looks fantastic! How did you swirl the hair so neatly?

by Nomes on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 22:39
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@nomes - aww thanks so much - the swirl I created by wrapping the fringe with a curler and securing it with some clips - then I sprayed it with some hair spray to set it - surprisingly it stayed :D

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 29 September, 2011 - 14:22
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Looking really good love, with nomes on this one that swirl is Frabjous- you'd think there was am actual cow lick in the wig

by Manticore on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 09:08
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This is looking's so're going to look amazing

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 13:08
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this is looking AMAZING! You... inexperienced?? NEVER!!! Your wig looks like the blond wig I have laying around haha

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 19:08
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OMG this is so cute and amazing ahhhh! :D xxx!

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 19:36
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so adorable! x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 20:24
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Looking beautiful so far!

by Alyx on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 20:44
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This looks wonderful! I can't wait to see the finished photos :D

by JustPeachy on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 22:55
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The dress is looking great.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 22:57
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Thank you so much for the wonderful comments everyone - this whole cosplay was such a struggle but reading these kind words makes me so so happy! -^^-
@ Cez, that comment really does mean loads!! *hugs* and really, you have a wig similar to this? 8D x

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 23:06
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The dress is's so're going to look amazing

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 00:09
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*hugs* the finished product is absolutely stunning!!! You've done so well on this!! I do indeed!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 11:21
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So prettyyyy! I just love how much volume you've given the skirt, it's perfect!
Cannot wait to see this in real life, you will look so gorgeous <333

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 12:26
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So beautiful!

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 12:52
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YOU LOOK SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHH!!

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 14:39
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Beautiful <3 x

by Kacela on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 18:08
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You look lovely. I am so happy someone finally used the blue dress! Blue is so much better then pink.

by Chain Toxin on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 20:50
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It's decided. I will definetly be kidnapping you and forcing you to make all my dresses from now on xD THIS IS SO CUUUTE! x.

by FusionRose on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 21:27
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you look amazing!!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 21:41
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omg amazing!! no one cosplays her blue dress <3

by Lozzie on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 21:56
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you look wonderful

by Leolarua on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 21:57
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God you look amazing O_o

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 16 October, 2011 - 13:23
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This looks lovely! So very pretty.

by messengercat on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 10:26
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This looks great! Love the drape of the skirt.

by KhaosKreator on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 15:41
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Wow! that looks absolutely stunning! welldone hun :) xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Thursday, 20 October, 2011 - 16:52
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You look amazing. So pretty. :33

by DuskatNight on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 23:38
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Best.Aurora.EVER!!!!! x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 23:40
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This dress was absolutely gorgeous in person. The wig is perfection and I'm amazed you got the collar to hold that angle!

by Nomes on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 00:25
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You look amazing. The wig is perfect and the dress is stunning. It looks so beautiful, I also love the neckline, how you've not left it floppy :D It looks great

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 09:34
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You looked stunning!! It was amazing to talk to you :D <3

by CharlieDoryRose on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 11:57
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Your Aurora was stunning! go you =D

by Numta on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 15:28
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I only saw you in this for a second! I passed by you when I was in a hurry or I would have stopped and said hi! Dx You look really, really amazing in this! The dress is amazing and I am in awe of how you managed to make the swirl in the fringe of your wig so accurate! As always, super awesome job!

by KiraraYumi on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 18:09
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Your Aurora cosplay is so beautiful and so perfect. I WANT your sewing skills!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Ichigo-Chan on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 21:31
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Beautiful dress! I love your fabric choices (and that you chose the blue version!) the piping on the bodice and your swirly fringe.

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 21:49
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This was so pretty and elegant, I'm glad I got to see this cosplay and it was great to see you again, too ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 01:29
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aww so glad i got to meet yooh - huuugs

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 18:40
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This was so beautiful! It was awesome to see it in person ^_^

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 21:03
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You look so amazingly beautiful!!!

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 22:12
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You looked amazing in this!!

by lilkimmi27 on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 16:39
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Oh maaan~ I'm so gutted I missed you wearing this! ; n ; You look beautiful! The wig is really nicely styled and the dress look really well made. Kudos!

by Natsumi on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 22:05
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oh hun you look absolutely stunning!!!! I love that you did the blue dress too! Hardly anyone does that! Love love love!!! <3 <3 <3 xxxxxxx

by Lozzie on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 01:48


Wig revamp (Posted 8th April 2012)

I decided yesterday to fix up Aurora's wig - I wasn't very pleased with it cos not only did the side of my hair show but the bangs weren't very volumized. Also, to create that swirl, I used hair benders, clips and a whole load of hair spray which made the swirl look really unnatural, hard and create a lot of nasty spray flakes >< So I decided to brush the bangs out and try again; this time heat setting the bangs and I think it's turned out better.

Aurora bodice revamp (Posted 14th January 2012)

Even though I absolutely HATED making the bodice, I decided to have another bash at it XD It's very rare that I would choose to do this unless I was extremely unhappy about it ¬¬ Anyways, after I finally got a beuauutiful dress making dummy, I began to make the bodice from scratch which only cost me an extra £6-7 cos I had lots of left over from the last time :D Though it went smoother, it was still hellish to make.. The collar cost me so many hours... I still hate it...
After 20 hours of channel 4 tv and 90 episode of Prince of tennis, I have made a new bodice XD though there are imperfections still, I am more pleased with the second attempt :) I corrected the three seams to actually meet, added a pearl trimming along the collar (personal touch), corrected the annoying triangle thing to be flat than poking out, sleeves are not fully sewn to the collar as I found this made my arms huge last time, used satin bias binding cording than plain cotton and it fits a bit better to give me a shape than the last one which made me soo chunky XD The only thing left is to get a fresh set of photos :) x

The crown's journey ¬.¬ (Posted 23rd October 2011)

Literally I'm not kidding you - it has take me ages to get the crown almost right... As you can see from the diagram, I went through 4 different crowns >.<

Crown 1: Craft foam was the cheapest solution and the most managable since I'm damn useless cutting wood or metal ¬¬ This first crown I wasn't too fussed about as it was more of a trial - at first I wanted to copy some of the detailled designs from the crown shown in that famous pic of Aurora asleep but I not only dented the thing too much but it was messy trying to get those designs
Crown 2: Discovering Embossing metal, I wanted to see how it goes when I use it. BUT because it was so thin, it can easily be dented and looked really cheap.. not what I wanted to go for... also, I wanted to adopt the red jewels but I didn't think this worked either ^^;
Crown 3: Getting frustrated at this point, I decided to abandon the detail and just go with a simple crown - I of course stuck with craft foam and spread PVA glue on both sides which took a painful 3 days to dry .. however, just as one end was about to finish drying, my clever mum decided to move the crown thinking it was dry and as a result what wasn't dry got stuck onto something else and therefore made an undried dent when I peeled it away.. I was so miffed off after that >.<#
And Crown 4: after telling my mum to NOT TOUCH IT, everything ran smoothly XD Cut a new one out of craft foam, used PVA glue on both sides, applied a line of glue down the centre to accentuate the fold in the crown and spray painted this gold - also, used a clear spray to make it more shiny and protect the gold from rubbing off :) and TA-DA!!! I have a crown which I also too managed to find a way for it to float on the wig without permanently glueing it on :D

Dress complete (Posted 14th October 2011)

Just an odd entry bout the skirt - I am really happy with how this turned out but still annoyed bout the bodice ¬¬ however, with everything together, it does make me feel more 'Aurora' like ^^
At first, I was going to only have one layer but the dress would look quite flat - then when I analysed the film, Aurora had a white underneath skirt so then I thought perfect I'd do that! so now, I have a trail dress with a bit of volume from the underneath skirt ^o^ Huzzah!

Samples (Posted 13th October 2011)

At first I wasn't sure bout the choice of fabric for Aurora's skirt - I was going to opt for cotton but would make the dress be too plain then thought of using crepe satin but I didn't want this dress to be too shiny - in the end, I decided to use Duchess satin cos of its subtle sheen ^^
I looked round in the stores and internet for the right shade of blue and came across three -
(left to right) Cornflower, Mill blue, turquoise
After ages and ages of debating, I decided to purchase the cornflower shade - not too bright or too dark :D

Crown wip (Posted 12th October 2011)

Since I'm waiting for my dress fabric to arrive, I decided to finally make a start on the crown which somehow magically sits on Aurora's head without sliding off XD It's made from craft foam and gold spray paint. I don't think this will be final as I'm simple testing the length and pattern embellishments - it's a bit messy too - I'll see how it goes though

Bodice complete (Posted 11th October 2011)

Instead of opting for an open ended zip, I used the corset lace fastening method - I think it makes the bodice look prettier too -^^- Also about the triangle at the back, it wasn't physically possible to have it all joined without getting in and out of it easily so in the end I had to separate it at the back... It's super uneven...
Also, in the photo I decided to wear the wig to show off it's colour - I didn't wanna go for a single blond tone; instead got a wig which had two different tones - mainly cos it suited my skin colour and to enthasize Aurora's golden hair better :)
I'm still not 100% happy with it but I neither have the time nor money to make a new better one - this damn bodice really does show how inexperienced I am T^T

Necklace (Posted 11th October 2011)

This was truly a damn lucky find!! I couldn't believe I found something within the highstreet stores that was exactly like Aurora's necklace! :D Best part, it was on sale! 8D

Collar wip (Posted 10th October 2011)

Next hard bit was the collar along the top which I drafted outta lining - making it I sense is going to be a pain too ¬¬

Bodice wip 1 (Posted 5th October 2011)

This damn thing took forever!! everything about this was difficult to get accurate and right - for example, since Aurora has three seams, I wanted to enthasize this so I deicded to put cording within some bias tape to do it - it's so not straight... the other massive problem was the damn triangle at the bottom ... I hate symetrical things for a cosplay ¬¬ It's so not neat DX Even though it's not held together just yet, I have completed the main bit of the bodice but I'm not very happy with it at all ...

Aurora wig WIP 2 (Posted 26th September 2011)

Slightly redid the swirl as I wasn't entirely happy with it and wanted to give the fringe a bit more volume - this wig is about the most I can do for this cosplay for now as I'll be a tad busy for a while til I can get to working on the dress :(

Aurora wig WIP 1 (reupload) (Posted 24th September 2011)

As soon as this arrived, I started thinking of ways to style it! It's super rare for me to feel more excited about the styling of the wig rather than making the dress - I'm badly procrastinating for this one cos the dress is giving me slight head aches DX
Anyways, back to the wig, all I did was cut, trim, gel and hair spray the bangs into a swirl - It's the first time I've ever done this for a wig and it shows my inexperience DX I seriously am not sure about it but I can alter it later if I really don't like it...

Left image: Original wig
Centre image: Styled bangs (clip is holding the swirl in place)
Right image: Me wearing the finished wig(?)

Blue reference (Posted 23rd September 2011)

Even though most of the time she was wearing a blue dress, the pink one seems to always be the more popular choice... The blue one suits me more so I'm going with it =b