Pandora-Chi
 


Costume :Anastasia
Variant :Once Upon A December
Source :Anastasia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2011


Costume Photos

To never uncover my memories

The past that I can never reach

A secret beyond the wall

Who am I?

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Er, Unsure but I'm sure it's below £50

Description
I was watching this the other day and though I was a little upset upon noticing some flaws about the movie that I hadn't realised when I was younger, the music however I sadly can't forget even now cos I loved 'Once upon a December' and really liked the dress she was wearing in this scene -^^- Dunno what event I'll get this done for - perhaps another LFCC costume for another day?? =b

UPDATE 06/07/11

After stressing over so badly over the dress, I finally got there in the end! ... but I still have lots more to do (slight wig styling + crown) - if I can get this cosplay finished, I'm hoping to wear this to LFCC in the Sunday - if not, it sounds a bit silly but I'm not gonna go if I don't have a cosplay to wear for the event ^^;;;

UPDATE 08/07/11

Even though there are some things I'm still not 100% happy with on this cosplay, I'm marking it down as complete - depending on money and time, I may revisit this cosplay to get it more accurate but for now, I'm happy to wear this at LFCC with Babemroze as Thumbelina :D

UPDATE 17/07/11

For now I've got these temp photos up - if I can get hold of a photographer then I will upload better shots - so sorry everyone DX

UPDATE 31/07/11

Hurrah! I has new photos! :D So much more better than the temp ones ¬¬

Comments

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love this...you will look amazing

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 6 March, 2011 - 16:56
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Aww I'll HAVE to keep an eye out for this <3 Anastasia is my fave western animated movie <3

by Illulyn on Sunday, 6 March, 2011 - 17:34
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aw wow, gotta love anastasia!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 6 March, 2011 - 21:02
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Omg cannot wait!! I love Anastasia, good luck! =]

by Kacela on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 16:36
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I LOVE this outfit! :D I really can't wait to see it! I know you'll do great ^^ x

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 23:47
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adore this outfit, adore this character ad cant wait to see this go into in progress!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 22:56
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Awww I absolutely adore you guys -^^- makes me wanna start this cosplay early - if I do go for 2 days at LFCC I may consider this xx

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 22:21
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Ieeeeeee! I love Anastasia!
"If I can learn to do it!" Haha.
I can't wait to see this when it's done. I bet it'll look amazing!

by NakedSalad on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 18:59
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"...you can learn to do it!" XD that comment makes me wanna sing the songs from Anastasia now and awww thank you; I'll try my best ^_~ seriously I'm gonna have to make a start on this cosplay this year if I keep receiving awesome comments like these! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 - 16:36
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I can't wait to see this hun <3 You are going to look so beautiful x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 15:18
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Now THAT dress will look beautiful on you. I would love to dance with you at a ball if you would like.

by WildArms_Rudy on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 22:11
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@ wildarms_rudy - aww I will kindly except that offer ^_~

And OMG I swear I am gonna do this cosplay this year! I didn't know so many people liked Anastasia -^^- Again, I won't let you guys down with this! I am so excited to wanna get this started >:D

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 00:13
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Can I walk around you pouring glitter on your head? :D x

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 21:09
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You most certainly can my dear - It'll be the most magical thing ever :D X

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 21:42
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The glitter sounds like a wonderful idea...everything will look amazing

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 22:43
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I hope you get to do this one, looks fab x

by Shewolfxterminater on Sunday, 17 April, 2011 - 17:57
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oh my gosh sooo need to see this - i loved this story when i was little - hugs

by rosieroo on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 17:46
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awww cant wait to see this, i loved this film so much!

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 28 June, 2011 - 15:07
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Adorable!
Love the dress!

by NakedSalad on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 21:18
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The dress is soooo cute <3 So much love <3

by Illulyn on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 21:27
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Dress looks reeally pretty. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 21:28
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I love this movie! And i can tell already you're going to suit her so much!

by Stripeycow on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 21:28
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The dress looks fab! :D x

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 21:30
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This is so beautiful ^^

by Kacela on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 22:01
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it looks simply stunning...I love it

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 22:32
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Oh wow, simply beautiful! Words escape me *__*

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 22:51
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I feel I'm gonna cry just seeing these comments! T^T thank you so much everyone for your thoughts on the dress! I'm happy that my annoyance with it paid off even though there are areas I wish I shoulda got a bit more accurate but thank you!! hopefully the end result of the entire cosplay won't be disappointing to you all! xx

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 18:32
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This is so cute! you look really lovely in it, plus i love your shoes! xx

by Athora.x on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 12:52
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Can't wait to get piccies with you! :D Gonna be awesome! The crown looks great and you are so adorabubble! <3

by BabemRoze on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 17:18
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Saw you in this at LFCC - you looked drop dead gorgeous!

by Newdles on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 22:51
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So pretty! It's actually my favourite dress she wears and my favourite song in the movie! You've made it so well too~

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 15:33
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This is just beautiful....I love it...pictures are lovely

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 15:40
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The dress came out looking beautiful. As always, your cosplay looks fantastic

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 15:54
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Wow, the dress is just beautiful!

by messengercat on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 10:38
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Wow! I love this! You are just so beautiful ^^

by Kacela on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 15:33
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This was BEAUTIFUL!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 21:40
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You look so elegant and beautiful, such a pretty dress!

by Eloraborealis on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 18:46
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I love the new photos, you look so beautiful

by Ichigo-Chan on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 20:01
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Beautiful cosplay! Your dress is gorgeous!

by KP on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 14:10
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Thank you so so much for all these wonderful comments even thoughfor some reason, I don't think I suit Anastasia all that well ^^; I'm glad you all like the dress though :D

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 23:19
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Oh I love Anastasia! This is absolutely stunning =]

by tripletriad on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 20:34

A gorgeous costume, and you look great in it :)

by Hannah-Kiwii on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 11:30
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BEAUTIFUL!!! But i think you needed a hoop skirt for underneath it to make it flare out like it did in the film.

by prince_izumi on Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 - 08:20
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@ Prince Izumi - Thank you so much - wearing a hoop skirt woulda gave it more volume but I wanted the dress to be more free flowing and to twirl around in it without it being too restrictive XD I appreciate the advice though :3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 - 16:05
 

Journal

Crown (Posted 8th July 2011)

Made from craft foam - added a small pearl trimming on the edges to make it slightly more prettier - also, it looked like there was a small row of them in some reference pictures

Dress complete (Posted 6th July 2011)

Took time and A LOT of damn STRESSSSS to make this circle dress - you would not believe the trouble I went through to get this done! DX The sleeves ripped and was badly hemmed, (still gotta be careful to move round in and get out of it as its very delicate) the circles skirts were trimmed down a lot so the length I wanted was shorter and also, had hemming issues and the bodice, was a bit tight to get in and out of DX - BUT apart from that, I think it turned out ok... also, I noticed that other Anastasia cosplayers make the dress to the floor whereas I saw this dress being more of ankle length circle dress (as at the end of the song, when she kneels, it forms a circle - why do I do this to myself??!! DX)

Dress (Posted 4th July 2011)

(sorry for bad photo)Consists of one layer of Crepe satin and 2 layers of organza - all circle skirts - they were a pain to draw and due to the long diameter, I needed to buy 4ms of crepe satin and 8ms of organza DX plus I had stressful hemming issues which almost forced me to give up on this cosplay

Bodice (Posted 3rd July 2011)

Wanted to make the dress with panels to make it fit better and wanted to go for a more golden colour than pure yellow - also, chiffon is my enemy - truth be told, before I uploaded this entry, the sleeves you see are my first ones but these ripped and was a pain to sew and hem ¬¬ so I had to make new ones

Bow sash (Posted 2nd July 2011)

I LOVE my bows! :D - Made the bow and sash separately and attached it on with a safety pin - it's a bit heavy on the band though - I also need to stiffen it with some spray ^^ I didn't wanna make it shiny as I felt it would be a bit much since the dress would be satin

Earrings (Posted 1st July 2011)

Brought earrings which I thought were the right size - I wanted them to match either of the 2 different beads on the necklace - photographed necklace to match size :D

Necklace (Posted 4th May 2011)

Due to popular demand from all you lovely fellow cosplayers for this simply being in the planned section, I decided to make a small start on this - the necklace - pretty lame I know but it's something ^^;
Based on the first reference picture, I counted about 5 small beads with one big one in between - so my interpretation to this was to use two different coloured and sized beads and string them on some beading wire - I wanted the bigger beads to stand out and was trying to get the length of the beads right - from what I'm calculating, the beads sit just up to the waist line - not much but I really like them ^^

Semi back ref (Posted 3rd May 2011)

Somewhat reference of the back

Reference front (Posted 3rd May 2011)

Front ref of dress