Costume :Esmeralda
Source :The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

More progress!

Finished Coins

Scarf coins WIP



full body Ref

Ref 1


Costume Information

~19th April 2012~
Lolz apparently I had this planned for kitacon. Fail. I've had it in mind ever since I got my money from dear ol' nana that I wanted to do this. Got the breakdown in my sketch book and I've decided to do it for may expo in place of redoing Pocahontas. When I was Pocahontas I freezing cold and I'm hoping Esmeralda will be a bit warmer. Moving it to in progress seeing as I already have the jewellery and I'll buy the corset at some point this week or next week.


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You are gonna look so pretty! We need to find you a phoebus! 8D

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 - 22:01
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looking forward to this!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 11:41
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cant wait to see this! im wearing Esmeralda for Ayacon this year, she's such a ace character <3

by Lozzie on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 22:25
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by rosieroo on Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 13:31
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Ooo, this is look really nice so far! ^^

by Stubbled Grapes on Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 17:15
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Looks so pretty so far! <3

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 22:24
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Progress looks lovely. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 12:52
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Progress is so damn pretty!! x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 14:11
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looking great so far!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 15:22
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wow this is so accurate! and so pretty! ^_^

by Fizzykat on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 18:51
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Your coins look like cookies 8)

by BabemRoze on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 21:35
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Oh my! This is beautiful! Cannot wait to see this at expo.

by Om_nom_nom on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 17:53
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i cant wait to see this x

by rosieroo on Thursday, 17 May, 2012 - 09:31
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loving the progress

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 - 13:39
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Gorgeous <3

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 19:13
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The dress looks so beautiful! *,*
And I love the shimmer of the purple material you've used.

by Tsuchinoko on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 04:35

Shopping List

Green Corset£37.86Bought
2 Metres of Bleached Calico £8.00Bought
4 metres of lace trim £6.00Bought
4 metres of white lining taffeta£24.00Bought
4 Metres of 26 mm wide gold ribbon£2.10Bought
5 metres of 13 mm wide gold ribbon£2.10Bought


Complete-ish (Posted 24th May 2012)

The Shirt is done minus the collar. I can't be bothered to put it on now I have other stuff to worry about, It looks just as good without it.

More progress! (Posted 23rd May 2012)

okay so, the purple skirt has been shortened and now has a rolling hem. The under skirt is finished, it's got lace round the bottom and is now elasticated. The jop just need elastic and a collar and it's done. I finished off the waist scarf thing in a day, cut out a square 1 metre by 1 metre, Hand stitched the trim all the way round and put then attached the coins 7inches apart. :D

More shit bought. (Posted 14th May 2012)

Got thin gold ribbon to sew onto the boning of the corset. Thicker gold ribbon for the trim of the waist scarf. I also now have my coins, laser cut from 2mm MDF. I've done sun and moon designs on them in 3d paint, didn't want boring plain coins. I will then spray paint them gold.

Skirty progress (Posted 2nd May 2012)

Elasticated the skirt finally after dragging myself away from Mass effect 3. I'm debating the underskirt in my head cause the skirt swishes so nicely and I don't wana ruin it. Gonna give it to my mum so she can take it to work and put a rolling hem on it using the overlocker. The top i'm wearing is my Ariel top since its kinda the same style but i'll be making the top as soon as I get the material. Also need to iron my headscarfbandthing so its flat.

Hair scarf/band..thing. (Posted 28th April 2012)

I couldn't find any material in the colour so I cut a strip of the material I have left over from my Alice liddell underskirt and hand dyed it. It's a little darker than I would have liked but it's such pretty colour~
Gonna tidy it up and sew it tomorrow.

Progress (Posted 26th April 2012)

Cut my skirt out last night and its been sewn together. It's not quite a full circle skirt but its good enough considering I didn't use a pattern. I'm gonna get a rolling hem put on it but I gotta take the skirt up first. The waistband will be elasticated. Still gotta by a gold trim for a corset and belt/scarf thing as the left over stuff I have is not enough.

Corset Arrived (Posted 24th April 2012)

Wearing my Ariel skirt with it to cover up my lovely pink penguin pyjamas. Well pleased with it 8D

Corset (Posted 19th April 2012)

Brought a nice green underbust corset, Such a pretty colour. T'was a little expensive for my tastes but I figured I'll probably end up using it for waist training anyway so its a worthwhile investment. I'll find a swanky gold trim to stich onto it when I can