Costume :Odette (Lake)
Variant :Lake Dress
Source :The Swan Princess
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

Odette and Odile

Wig and Make up!

Face Ref

White or Eggshell?

Swan Necklace


Costume Information

I love love love this movie! It's one of my ultimate nostaligia faves! :D I wanna cosplay quite a few versions of her ^^ I love the songs and WILL be singing them when I cosplay this xD I want a Derek though @.@ He's so fruity xD

- I watched this last night and am calling it her "Lake Dress" as she has two white dresses. They're both very similar but this one has sectioned sleeves and the blue waist/stripe bit. And this is the one she wears after she's cursed and lives on the lake. I wanna do both! And when she's cursed her eyes go purple, they don't stay blue O_o...and maybe I wanna do the wedding dress @.@..I love this movie.

"You should write a to offend women in 5 syllables or less" <333 xD

- I'm moving this into progress as I'll be wearing this at October Expo on the Sunday with Phee's Odile :D Hopefully our wigs will arrive soon! I just have to figure out the best way to make it @_@

- Not being worn for October Expo as I'd only be wearing it for a few hours so I want to wear it to an event where I can wear it a lot. Also I want to make it myself so will wait til I have a sewing machine and tailors dummy.

- Just watched Swan Princess again! Going to try and make this for Kitacon Ball! This way I can get some shots near the lake at night! :D The wig seller on eBay turned out to be a con =/ or at least a seller who decides to not give you your items ¬_¬ so will be buy another wig ^^ But since my last update I have a sewing machine and Tailors dummy now so I intend to do my best to make this if I can :D Going to move into progress so I know to focus on it!

- Will also be wearing this on the Saturday of MCM Expo May :D

- All completed! I've edited the necklace but I dont know if I'll use it coz it looks a bit naff xD My sister is also lending me her white dolly shoes so it's all set :D

- Wore this for MCM Expo May 2012 on the Saturday :D I was so hot in it though that I didn't get any pictures =[ there may be a few plotted around though xD but by the time it was cool enough for pictures I was very tired. So I will force fatnoona to visit me and take photos around my lake xD


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by Candystriped on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 00:19
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YAY ANOTHER ODETTE COSPLAYER!!! You look amazing in this!! I think I should do her teen violet dress when you do this!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 12:41
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OMG I remember this! I loved it as a kid! <3 you are gonna look beautiful! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 22:04
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<3 we is gonna look good together

by Phee on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 10:46
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@Candystriped: D: Sorry I'd already planned it with Phee =[ piccies deffo though! :D @Furiephoenix: I LOVE her as a teen :D you'll look great! @Pandora: Thank yoou! This was one of my faves! :D @Phee: slglsjgls <3 ilu

by BabemRoze on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 10:52
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Odette has the best dress, you'll look lovely :)

by HotshotShan on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 19:23
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wig is perfect for Odette!!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 6 August, 2011 - 10:18
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Ah curses! Still it'll be great to see this costume done - you've totally made me want out to go and find this on DVD (seeing as I no longer have my vcr copy)

I've had "Far longer than Forever" in my head for 2 days straigth because of you! <3

by Candystriped on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 13:44
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Haha! I know right! I've been going around singing it XD I think my best friend is about ready to hit me!

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 14:16
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i was thinking of doing this at some point :P but you will look great XD

by J-Po on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 10:07
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I used to love her when i was younger. you and phee will look sooo beautiful =D x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 15:46
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Fantastic choice :D so cant wait to cast my eyes upon this, really look forward to it :)

by RevolverKitty on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 19:26
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I actually cant wait to see this one complete - you're going to be gorgeous!

by Candystriped on Sunday, 4 December, 2011 - 21:04
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Thank you! I hope I can make it okay XD :) xx

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 4 December, 2011 - 21:11
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I love the design of Odette's dress, I'm sure this will look lovely ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Sunday, 4 December, 2011 - 22:23
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Oooh you've put it in progress. Exciting! This is so pretty.

by Nomes on Monday, 5 December, 2011 - 01:05
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i recon the colour is white, it turns bluey in the second film but its deff white in the first film

by J-Po on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 19:53
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agree with Jac- its definitely white in the first film.

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 20:04
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Both shots were taken from the first film it was when Rothbart made it day time xD but yeah I prefer white too :D Thanks guys!

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 20:29
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Wig 2 looks almost identical to the one we bought for my sister's Odette costume (you can see it in photos on my Anastasia costume), if that helps.
The two-tone fibres make it look really nice and natural, and under bright lights it's not too dark at all. Would definately recomend that one.

by Teacup_Erinyes on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 21:12
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Brilliant :D That wig looks really gorgeous and she looks beautiful! It was my favourite choice so I'm glad I know what it looks like on someone :D Thanks so much <3!!

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 21:16
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I'd figure wig 3 - just my personal preference as it seems to have the weft of hair that drifts accross her face

by Candystriped on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 21:34
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wig 2 definitely

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 21:41
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Oooh if you have not got the wig already I really like wig number 2 - it's not only got the perfect length for Odette but it has two gorgeous shades of blond that isn't too too dark - I know this cos I've got that exact wig which I wore in my journal entry for Battle city Mai if that helps X

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 12 December, 2011 - 13:08
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Fingers crossed for the 3rd wig.

by Nomes on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 13:01
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looking great with the wig and makeup. I know you'll look stunning when you wear this at Kita

by nanahara on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 17:58
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Dawwww you look so cute! <3

by Phee on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 18:12
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I'm loving the make up. You're so good at character make up. And I'm glad the wig worked out :). How long is it? I't hard to tell in that pic.

by Nomes on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 19:55
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Thankies :D The wig is just above my bum :P xx

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 20:09
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i love the wig and make up test!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 21:25
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i love the fact you went for viscose fabric for the dress, its a perfect choice for something like this as it will flow beautifully. Looking forward to seeing it completed! ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 25 March, 2012 - 19:57
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It's looking so nice so far ^^

Odette's my favorite non Disney princess ^^ What fabric did you use for the dress?

by Crystal-Heart Cosplay on Sunday, 1 April, 2012 - 18:35
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Thank you :) It's viscose

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 1 April, 2012 - 18:50
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this look amazing, i would love to get a picture of this at kitacon if i see you around ^^

by Roenua on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 20:42
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awwww soooooooo purdddyyyyy!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 19:07
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you two looked so gorgeous in these costumes!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 21:39
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Both you and Phee looked gorgeous!! I can't believe how you two are the same height so it feels like a mirror image XD You suit Odette so well and I really love your choice of fabrics as the dress drapes beautifully. I'm so happy you used my photo too <3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 23:35
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Thank yooou <3 :D

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 08:58
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So pretty! You both look gorgeous! This film was my fav when I was younger, nostalgia <3

by JustPeachy on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 13:55
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Beautiful dresses, you look amazing! :D

by Eloraborealis on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 17:42
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You look amazing in this, such a good choice of cosplay! :D

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 11:14
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absolutely stunning! sorry we didn't get to properly chat at expo, at ame we should all meet up and have lunch like last time! =D

by JustJerry on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 09:48
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Thankies :D I'm sad I didn't see you that much too! :( But I'm not at Ame D: ahh

by BabemRoze on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 10:54
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oh no!! what event are you at next? xxx

by JustJerry on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 12:50
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LFCC in London :D xx

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 19:22
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damn my bros going to that but not me =( manchester expo for me next lol

by JustJerry on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 11:30

To-Do List

Sew dress together HighComplete
Apply pattern to materialHighComplete
Sew bodice togetherHighComplete
Attach allHighComplete
Cut out patternMediumComplete
Make sleevesMediumComplete
Make belt thingMediumComplete
Add Teal details to bodiceMediumComplete
Edit NecklaceLowPlanned

Shopping List

Teal Cotton£11.00Bought
White Viscose x 4mtrs£18.60Bought
Darker Teal£11.00Bought


Dress :D (without belt) (Posted 6th April 2012)

I forgot to put the belt on when I tried it on B: but I love it :DD It's good size and floats behind me :D as you can see its a tad see-through so I'll wear a vest underneath :D but I adore this!! Now just need to edit the necklace and she's done! <3 (excuse my neice in the corner xD after she saw me in it she followed me around and wouldnt leave me alone :P)

Phee works her magic again!! :D (Posted 3rd April 2012)

Phee has completed the dress! :D She's gonna add the gold bit onto the belt and yay! I love it and can't wait to try it on! :D The sleeves will puff up more when I wear it obvs :B Now I just need shoes and to edit the necklace and she's done!! Yay!!

Phee (Posted 31st March 2012)

I've currently left everything in the capable hands of Phee xD I suck at making stuff and until I get better this dress is really way too advanced for me. Phee came round to start working on the sleeves today and has taken it home so she can work her magic ;3; I love her~

Dress Ref (Posted 18th March 2012)

It's getting there! Phee came round and cut out the pattern for me since I was getting confused. She then applied that to the material and we tacked it (her more than me xD). I've now blitz it through my sewing machine. My stitching isnt 100% but I'm having Phee come and help :D once thats sorted I just need to make the sleeves and belt and hem it all and she's done!

Materials (Posted 20th February 2012)

I know you cant really see it very well. But this is a teal and a dark teal cotton for the sleeves and a white viscose for the dress itself :D

Wig and Make up! (Posted 5th February 2012)

Ah! :D I got my wig a week or so ago and I can't thank Nomes enough! It's the perfect colour, length and style I wanted! I might find a way to straighten it the smallest bit but apart from that it's perfect! For the make up I've just done a very simple top eyeliner with a flick. Mascara, a bit of blush and then some lipstick. The one I'm wearing isn't the lipstick I want to wear for the real thing. The one I want to wear is a plum shade but I couldnt find it >< as always my eyebrows will be thinner too >XD So yeah :D I'm happy.

Necklace to Edit (Posted 28th January 2012)

I saw this necklace and thought "Somewhat perfect!" I dont think it's a locket. But I'm going make a swan shape and stick it on the necklace. Then I'm going to use gold spray paint to paint the heart a darker gold leaving a swan imprint in the light gold behind. :D I hope it works!

3rd Time lucky? (Posted 13th January 2012)

This amazing beauty was found by Nomes! :D I'm hoping this one will be the perfect one! I'm terrified it'll turn up darker than the picture and once again I'll have to buy another wig @_@ but if all goes well this seems the perfect style and length! Just a bit of a faff with the fringe and it should be okay. As said the other wig isnt a huge waste as I can use it for one of my other costumes ;) I just have to straighten it (and it's heat resistant yay!) So sorry for all the journals about wigs but if this goes well this shall be the last one xD

Curse of the Wig! (Posted 11th January 2012)

I swear this is getting ridiclous D: My first wig never showed up and now this wig turns up and it's brown with blonde. I've emailed the seller so I'll let you see how this turns out. I've got plans for this wig if they don't want me to send it back. So hopefully things will be okay in the end. And if they dont sort this out well third time lucky =/

Favourite wig? (Posted 10th December 2011)

Okay so the first wig I bought for Odette the seller was a scammer and so I didn't get the wig and eBay wouldn't help me get my money back ¬_¬ so I'm looking into buying another (obvs). I can't decide which one to get. My favourite is number 2 but I think it might end up too dark. And I'm scared 1 and 3 will be too light! grrr! It's really hard finding her shade :(