Esmeralda
Hunchback of Notre Dame

Cosplayer: Pandora-Chi

Variant: Red perfomance dress

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Ayacon 2011

15th August 2011: Crown Besides the dress, this was the other bit of the cosplay I was actually worried about - as a cheap option I used craft foam and I went through three different crowns til eventually I was happy with it even though it still looks pretty naff XD

Pink: 1st attempt (awkward shape), Blue: 2nd attempt (too tall), Gold: Final crown (pva covered and spray painted with a red nugget)

All I have left to do is glue it onto a hair band - and hopefully after, will have a preview photo of what it looks like when wear it :D

14th August 2011: Wig test Decide to put on what I have so far of the cosplay except the make up as I couldn't be asked XD

28th July 2011: Bracelet part 2 For the left arm bracelets, in the end I stuck with the cuff and got two smaller bracelets - it's been a bit annoying as I went through like 3 or 4 different sizes before I was satisfied with them ¬¬ any ways, all I did was spray paint them gold giving them a nice high gold sheen ^o^

LEFT: Original
RIGHT: Edited

26th July 2011: Finished dress Gotta clean up a few things first with the dress but other than that, I can't believe I made it this quickly!! O.o Some areas of the hemming still look a little messy but other than that I'm quite proud of it :D

26th July 2011: Sleeve progress Drafted out roughly one of the sleeves using the actual chiffon fabric - the sleeve pattern is literally a circle and I think it hangs ok ^^;

25th July 2011: Circle skirt I also roughly drew out the circle skirts a few days back - the bottom half of my dress is like Anastsia's - I used crepe satin and two layers of organza - I always imagined Esmeralda's dress to be a circle dress cos it's quote 'floaty'

25th July 2011: Bodice progress Feeling much better today, I decided to make a start on the bodice of this cosplay as after rewatching Hunchback of Notre Dame and constantly playing 'God help the outcast', I really wanted to make this dress :D

NOTE: The white chiffon is not part of the cosplay - it's a scrap testing how the sleeve sits

25th July 2011: Wrap As well as making the start on the bodice, I also decided to hem the wrap which I decided would look great using chiffon :D

25th July 2011: Bracelet Got hold of some bracelets some time ago for this - I spray painted all three of them gold - now all I need to get is find something that looks like a cuff - had a cuff I could use but problem is - wearing that along with two of those bracelets makes everything look so chunky ¬.¬ so it's either I find a smaller cuff or small sized bracelets...

4th May 2011: Reference collage Put this together to show the back, front, how long the dress is, how it drapes and the accessories she wears ^_~


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FusionRose - 5th May 2011
eeeeee! can't wait to see this bub you are gonna look gorgeous! x.

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InfiniteJester - 28th June 2011
i can actually really see u as her! and dont worry about lookin tanned enuf, i think your skin tone will match fine for her!

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KiraraYumi - 28th June 2011
Go for it! 8D You'll make the dress look beautiful and you'll look amazing, don't worry about skin tone! 'Sides, HoND is one of the best Disney animated movies and needs more recognition ;3
Hope you'll cosplay her, you'll look nothing short of fantastic^^

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Pandora-Chi - 29th June 2011
Awww you guys are way too kind <3 I hope I will get to do this cosplay and will promise to do Esmeralda justice! Thank you xxx

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BabemRoze - 29th June 2011
You're gonna look gorgeous! :D I love this outfit ^_^

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FuriePhoenix - 25th July 2011
This is going to look AMAZING!

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ElegantAura - 25th July 2011
Excellent choice, I adore this dress! Progress is looking fabulous <3

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SamanthaKaiba - 26th July 2011
loving the progress on this

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FusionRose - 26th July 2011
Progress looks awesome <3 x.

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BabemRoze - 26th July 2011
Looks really stunning! :D!

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Tsuchinoko - 26th July 2011
The progress is looking great, can't wait to see this =D

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Kacela - 26th July 2011
Progress is great, this will be gorgeous when finished =]

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Eloraborealis - 26th July 2011
Oooh pretty dress, this is looking great! :D

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DuskatNight - 26th July 2011
Wow that is pretty. :3

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j_mercuryuk - 26th July 2011
looking very pretty

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FuriePhoenix - 26th July 2011
omg thats so gorgeous!!! You look amazing!!

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SamanthaKaiba - 27th July 2011
This is amazing...looking good

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BabemRoze - 27th July 2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE! You're so effing talented and you look gorgeous!

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Pandora-Chi - 27th July 2011
WOW thank you so so much everyone for your kind comments! -^//_//^- *bows*

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Ichigo-Chan - 27th July 2011
Beautiful progress! the dress really suits you.

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Lozzie - 13th August 2011
gooooorgeous!!!! <3

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Natsumi - 15th August 2011
This is looking beeeeeautiful so far! <3

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InfiniteJester - 15th August 2011
looks stunnin so far!

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FuriePhoenix - 19th August 2011
looks amazing so far! You did so well on her crown! Cant wait to see it all complete and together!

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SamanthaKaiba - 22nd August 2011
You look simply beautiful...you suited her so much

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BabemRoze - 22nd August 2011
You were so gorgeous! :D I wish I'd got more photos of you!

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JustPeachy - 22nd August 2011
Your Esmeralda is so beautiful, perfect! It was so nice to get to meet you in person too!

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Lozzie - 22nd August 2011
my twin sister!!!!! you looked gorgeous, and you're so tiny compared to me i wanted to pick you up and put you in my pocket! Such a stunning dress <3 Lovely meeting you xxxxxxxx

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KiraraYumi - 23rd August 2011
You TOTALLY pulled her off! You look terrifically gorgeous, well done! =D

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j_mercuryuk - 23rd August 2011
This looks great, you really did the original outfit justice. As always, you look amaing :D

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Frederica la Noir - 23rd August 2011
Both you and Lozzie are amazing Esmeraldas 8D was lovely to see you at Aya! Hope to see you again at a con soon :) xxx

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Monkey - 23rd August 2011
You looked sooooo gorgeous in this outfit I loved seeing you in it! It was lovely to meet you, you are so nice and friendly and I very much enjoyed hanging with all the Disney girls! <3

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CrystalNeko - 23rd August 2011
You looked soooo pretty as Esmerelda! Was a pleasure getting photos of you :B

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Donna - 23rd August 2011
I love this version of Esmeralda, you look gorgeous.

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Tsuchinoko - 23rd August 2011
This was such a lovely cosplay ^_^

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FuriePhoenix - 23rd August 2011
looks amazing! Really beautiful!

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Ranma1-2 - 23rd August 2011
Gorgeous. I love the fabric and the top line fits you like a dream. :)

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rosieroo - 23rd August 2011
this dress is beautiful

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Angelphie - 23rd August 2011
This is so pretty and beautifully made! I love the fabric, the volume of that skirt and you did a great job working with the chiffon.

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Pandora-Chi - 24th August 2011
OMG I have sooo much to reply to ^^;; well first of all THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone for your wonderful kind words! -^^- I honesty didn't expect this much positive reception so I am truly grateful to you all!! T^T

@ babemroze - thank you again for the photo sweetie and I wish I coulda stayed longer but I had to be rushed away for a disney photoshoot ^^;; but this is one of my favoruite dresses that I've sewn so I wouldn't mind rewearing it ^_~ x
@ kawaii_princess - aww thank you lovely and it was so wonderful meeting you - hope to see you at another con 8D
@ Lozzie - Awww that comment about me being small just made me feel so happy and proud that I'm short lol :D I really enjoyed having photos with you - it's one of my best cosplay memories! and I so gope I get to see you at another con - miss you xxxxx
@ kirarayumi - aww it means so much for you to say that thank you! ^^ I'm glad I did her justice! *hugs*
@ frederica la noir - thank you! ^^ I always love meeting u at the cons - you're so kind and always stunning in cosplay -^^- hope to see u at expo xxx
@ monkey - awww you're so lovely and sweet too ^^ I really apologise that I didn't know u were the Rapunzel I met at Minami - so sorry!! ^^; I really liked your tinkerbell!! our disney group was so fun - be up for another one! 8D Hope to c u at another con x
@ Crystalneko - thank you again for being my awesome photographer! words can't express how thankful I am -^^- xxxxxx
@ angelphie - It was lovely meeting u again and aww thanks so much - I was dreading the chiffon loads but glad it looked good when I finished xx

And once again, I love you all for these kind words!!! xxxxxxxxxxx

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Numta - 28th August 2011
Your Esmeralda was gorgeous! Well done! =]

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Ichigo-Chan - 28th August 2011
I really love your Esmeralda cosplay. everything about this cosplay is so perfect.

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eternal_aranel - 29th August 2011
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I never saw this at Aya!!! This is one of my fav outfits ever to come out of Disney!! Its so beautiful! You did an amazing job!! <3

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Ashe - 2nd September 2011
Aw, I'm so gutted I missed this! It looks amazing!!

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Natsumi - 7th September 2011
I too am totally gutted I missed this, it turned out great! You make a stunning Esmie! * _ *
(Thankyou for your comment! I shall do my best to get it ready for that Sat! Excite! :D)

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Nomes - 28th October 2011
That dress is stunning!

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Siouxsie James - 31st August 2012
I have never seen this cosplayed before O_O looks awesome!!