Costume :Esmeralda
Variant :Dance Dress
Source :The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

Dance La Esmeralda

“I feel her, I see her. The sun caught in raven hair"

Photo by Foxy.

Photo by Foxy

Complete Dress

Dress 99% complete

Crown finished

Scarf wip

Better View of Hair

ref 2

Crowny thing ref


Costume Information

Putting this back into progress cause i want to remake it


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this is gonna look epic

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 13:10
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Can't wait to see this hun! you'll look gorgeous x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 15:42
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i love the materials

by rosieroo on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 18:21
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Materials are pretteh 8DDDD!!

by BabemRoze on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 18:45
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:3 I love Esmeralda, this is gnna be great!

by TheCakeIsGone on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 18:47
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excellent fabric choices!!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 20:26
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I ditto FuriePhoenix! Excellant fabrics. And what a good find with the fabric gitter pen. Look forward to progress :)

by FlyingMammal on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 11:44
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You look so pretty! >3<

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 15:16
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I ditto BabemRoze!! Very Pretty indeed ^3^

by animekid3000 on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 12:10
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Scarf looks really good, and really effective! And you look great in your test shots ^^

by Stubbled Grapes on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 20:12
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agfshlgflhdk the scarf is so fecking pritty~!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 20:18
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The wig is beautiful on you and that scarf is so pretty! Cannot wait to see more progress ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 20:22
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your scarf looks absolutely fantastic! Spot on so far. It's going to be so flowy.

by FlyingMammal on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 10:29
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Your scarf is organza, right? I read in your journal that you need to stop it from fraying?
Easiest way to do that with organza (because it will still fray even if its hemmed) is to singe the edges with a heat source like a lighter. Just hold the fabric over the heat source or near it, and the edges will melt a little and top it fraying completely (just be careful not to burn the fabric obviously).

Your cosplay is looking great though! Its nice to see Esmeralda cosplayed, let alone this outfit of hers!

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 00:45
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You may have just saved my soul from being destroyed trying to hem that stupid organza. thank you!

by Phee on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 01:21
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This is looking absolutely fantastic, cannot wait to see the final result!

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 02:21
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8DDD eeee is looking so pretty!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 08:56
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Everything is looking amazing hun! you're going to make a gorgeous Esmeralda x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 12:15
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:D!!! lfhlskdjl you looking so pretty! 8D

by BabemRoze on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 07:08
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This looks amazing...

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 12 October, 2011 - 22:42
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really happy i got to see this cosplay hunny ^^

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 18:57
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Your Esmeralda was so so beautiful!! Gorgeous! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 22:40
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I really loved your Esmeralda

by lilkimmi27 on Thursday, 10 November, 2011 - 13:45

Shopping List

4 Metres of Sapphire Satin in Red at £7 per metre£28.00Bought
Two-Tone Organza£4.50Bought
3 Metres of Purple Satin at £2.59 Per metre£7.77Bought


The Dress is complete! (Posted 25th September 2011)

Finally~..ish. Okay so the make thing is hemmed and i had a nervous breakdown when i snipped a little hole in the front of my bodice but my mum stepped in like "bitch plz. i got this." and she fixed it for me. all i have to do now is the purple bit round the middle and the jewellery. What could possibly go wrong.

Dress WIP (Posted 12th September 2011)

The Dress is just pinned together right now and needs to be sewn together and the skirt needs to be hemmed. When thats all done I need to put in a zip which will make it tighter around my waist. Theeeeeen I have to do the purpley bit round the middle. i also need to stop my scarf from fraying by sewing that up but its such an fiddley arsey job to do. but hey! at least the crown is done.

Scarf Progress (Posted 5th September 2011)

Started my scarf today, I'm gonna use the entire metre of organza for the scarf because i bought dark purple satin for the sleeves and waist. I used the entire gold fabric pen, every last drop. i had to unscrew the nib and empty it out into a cup to finish the suns and moon and i still have stars to do. i'll probably have to fork out for another pen. I used a circular frame to keep the material still and a tight whilst i drew the designs freehand on it. looooooong. D;

Skirt (Posted 1st September 2011)

Skirt is done-ish. its not as swishy as i'de like but i'm gonna leave it for now if, if i still don't like it i'll add more panels to it to make more swishy.

Dressy makey, uppy datey (Posted 31st August 2011)

This bitch. omg the first day of making it, stressed me out anything that could go wrong did then my cat decided it would be really fun to walk across my satin with wet muddy paws. Not amused. Because i'm using satin I have to line the stupid thing so it doesn't fray, so i cut around the patterns for a bodice shape top and lined it all. Pinned it onto my self so i could fit it quite tight and add darts. I also decided i don't like the material, I picked out for the sleeves so i've bought two different colours of purple satin, one darker one more violet, to see which will look better. the one i don't use i'm gonna end up useing for something else. cos i'm a creative bitch like that. This dress will be my demise because i'm to proud to accept any help from anyone. Its me Vs the satin. Game on O^O/

Crown progress (Posted 16th August 2011)

I started on the crown today, i made it all out of wire first and have put on the first coat of papier maché. My plan is to somehow fix it onto a hair band and then do the circlet part, and paint the lot gold.

Fabric Shopping! (Posted 12th August 2011)

So today i got the Fabric for this dress.

The red silk is for the main body of the dress, i'm going to make the skirt reallllly flowy so i can swish it lots. 8D

I'm a little iffy about the Organza because its a bit stiff but i'll figure it out. i originally wanted a purple chiffon for the waist, scarf and sleeves but it was like £13 a metre, so fuck that cos i'm poor. Hopefully the organza will be good enough. but we'll see.

The fabric pen was a neat little find because originally i was just going to bodge the scarf with my shimmering gold acrylic paint that i use for my art. but this pen will make it a whole lot easier and neater to draw on the design.

YAY! i'm so excited for this costume.