Costume :Mother Gothel
Source :Tangled
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos


Kita's Got Talent 2

Kita's Got Talent

Because I wuv you

"Im such a horrible daughter"

Come home Rapunzel...

Really Rapunzel? A chameleon in the tower?

Tangled group!


Mother Gothel at Kitacon 4

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Costume Information

I havent planned an event for this yet, but it will be to go with Lilkimmi27's Rapunzel as I promised her I'd be her Gothel when she did Rapunzel, as she always tells me just how well do Gothel's sarcastic attitude especially when singing 'Mother Know Best' and its reprise. LOL! Apparently I do a TOO good a job at mimicking Gothel!

If she does this for Kita, and we decide to enter the kita gots talent, then I'll make Gothel for then. If not, I'll go Gothel another time to go with her Rapunzel. Thinking about it, I might make it as a back up incase I can't get Meg done as I'm wondering about the wig....but I wanna do Meg SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!

Update: Definitely doing for Kita4 to go with lilkimmi27's Rapunzel!

Update: Moving to In Progress as I bought the fabric for it today, and I wanna make sure I start focussing on it once Re-L has been finished.

Update: Everything is completed now and with 2 weeks to go WOOP! Now to focus on Rikku's sleeves.. *le sigh*

UPDATE OCTOBER 2012: I'VE NOW GOT BLACK VELVET SO I CAN MAKE HER CLOAK! Gonna be Gothel on Halloween, and although I cant afford to make the cloak 100% finished/accurate for halloween, it will be completely done with lining and all after for whenever I need to be Gothel again


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Omg this will be awesome, I love Mother Gothel :D

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 23:59
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by J-Po on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 00:01
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^____^ I actually cant wait to become Mother Gothel, I just adore her for her sarcastic sense of humour lol. It will be so much fun walking around in an arrogant manner singing 'mother knows best' haha

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 12:56
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I think you will make a great Mother Gothel

by lilkimmi27 on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 16:44
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so you've said in the past kim haha!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 19:44
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Mother Gothel will be amazing to see - can't wait to see you do this lovely <3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 13:36
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I'll be interested to know how you get on with sewing the velvet. I have my green Fiona velvet taking over the guest bed at home (as folds can lead to permanent marks in velvet I'm led to believe). I've read that velvet can be tricky to sew and I daren't touch mine until I've read more on the subject. I hope you won't mind me badgering you with questions.

by Nomes on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012 - 18:34
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I dont mind at all! I did my Rapunzel cloak out of velvet and had no problems with it at all really- no major problems anyway. It does cling to itself a bit when sewing but if you make sure you keep stretching it right out whilst sewing you should be fine.

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012 - 19:42
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The wig looks perfect! I'd been wondering how you were going to do the wig. Aks_100 will be interested to see this too if her kita plans haven't changed. I'd love to know what pattern you plan to use for the dress by the way.

by Nomes on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012 - 21:18
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thanks! That's a good point! I forgot Anna would be planning on gothel for kita XD!! Will have to send her the link to the wig. As for the pattern for the drss I have a gothic dress that is the same pattern as Gothel's so I'll just be tracing round that dress for my pattern as I dont strictly use them as their complicated for me lol.

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012 - 21:38
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The wig is just so perfect and about the cloak - not many Mother Gothel cosplayers I imagine woulda concentrated on making the cloak - I think if you made it, it'll give the cosplay an extra edge and plus you have a very effective prop for the ski :3 I can't wait to see you cosplayer as her!!

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 00:34
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aww thanks! And thanks for the opinion. I'm just gonna keep my options open at the moment, and nearer the time if i have the funds and time to make it, I will whip one up I think. I cant wait to cosplay her! I basically get to be myself (the sarcastic side of me) all day and people will just put it down to me being in character haha!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 20:00
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I NEED to see this! Are you planning on doing it a certain day at Kita or for all three?

by Boo on Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 - 21:12
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yes to the cloak

by FlyingMammal on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 - 22:00
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yay you're both in KGT, you'll be brilliant!

by FlyingMammal on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 14:43
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^__^ thanks hunni! Will have to get mom to film it! and as for the cloak, it all depends on time and money if I can get it done

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 21:46
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This is looking fan-fucking-tastic, cant wait to see it complete!

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 15:45
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the dress is looking gorgeous!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 16:15
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looks stunning! the fabric looks really nice and works well with the shape. Cant wait to see it finished <3

by Lozzie on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 19:02
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thanks guysssss! I'm super syked to get it finished now but need monies to get the last remaining bits to get it finished ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 20:39
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The dress is looking beauuutiful lovely! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 21:30
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This is coming along really nicely. btw You have great curviness to pull this off really well. I wish I could be there to see your skit ..hope someone vids Kitas got talent again this year.

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 01:27
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pandora- thankies hunni!
Ranmda1-2: thank youuu! Its sch a shame we wont see you there this year! I'm sure if no one else films it my mom will be and our friend who is pascal will be, so either way there will definitely be a video up of it, and I'll be sure to upload it onto here in the video section when I'm back ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 12:40
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whoot! Great. ^^ really look forward to the vid. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 13:40
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looks frigging epic gorgeous awesome so far!!! hope I run into you so I can get pics!! ^_^

by PaperTiger on Friday, 16 March, 2012 - 16:41
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eeeee!! I cant WAIT to see this at Kita!! I was watching Tangled last night and thought of you! :3

by Lozzie on Friday, 16 March, 2012 - 20:16
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aww guysss!!! You'll make me blush lol!
RenDMC- im sure you'll see me, I'll be with my friends who will be Pascal and Rapunzel. (see my pascal commission for what she'll look like)
Lozzie- awww!!! Thats a second film now people think of me when they see it lol!!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 16 March, 2012 - 20:40
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looks amazing! Love everything about it! xD

by Sweeturk on Friday, 23 March, 2012 - 14:32
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Looking great love! Mother DOES know best doesn't she!

by Manticore on Friday, 23 March, 2012 - 18:38
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Im watching this carefully as I have to make a medieval dress for my wife to wear for next weekend.(!) I completely struck out on finding any suitable fabric for a contrasting centre panel so was planning to just put Gold trim on. But I love how the sash belt looks on yours, esp how it dips down at the front - picking up on the beautiful seam line where bodice joins onto the skirt. So Im going to nab that idea. ^^ I will put some pics up in my album soon.

Do do you have a huge belt buckle for your belt?

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 01:32
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Aww thanks! I look forward to seeing how your dress turns out! ^_^ I didnt until today when my mom found one at her work (she text me to let me know lol) so pics of it when I see it tonight will be going up. I just hope she found a good one!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 18:10
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Belt buckle - That was lucky! ^^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 23:01
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Looks awesome :D

by lilkimmi27 on Friday, 30 March, 2012 - 16:28
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This looks amazing!

by DuskatNight on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 18:07
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Superb, as always. Well done.

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 18:28
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thank youuu!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 19:03
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Awesome mother gothel!

Well done on the performance too =]

by Numta on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 19:31
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by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 20:26
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Well done on the skit!! You made a really fantastic Mother Gothel! I love your choice of fabrics, how well fitted it was and the fact there was accidental rouging on the side which gave the dress an extra bit of pretty detail. Seriously, you looked gorgeous and fitted the part by being 'mean' to Rapunzel XD

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 21:15
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You looked so stunning in this and you really pulled her character out of the bag. Or should that be basket?

by Nomes on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 21:50
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Turned out gorgeous! You look fab. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 23:17
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Perfect! =)

by Moonchild on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 00:23
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Seriously love this so much, you just make the perfect Gothel!

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 00:59
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You looked fantastic as her! And I love the "I'm a terrible daughter" photo... haha!

by NatalieNoodles on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 10:07
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You were so fabulous! Gothel is a fantastic character and you did her really well, I fanboy'd pretty hard when I saw you.

by Angel_of_Algebra on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 14:13
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oh my gosh guys!!!! THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 19:14
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You look so amazing...glad I got a picture of you all ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 19:28
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I freaking loved this costume! You all looked so ace <3

by Lozzie on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 19:35
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This is awesome, you look fantastic!

by Whatsername21 on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 20:13
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This is brilliant. You were great in Kita's Got Talent ^^.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 13:20
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Awwww thank youuuuuu! Glad so many people enjoyed it! ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 19:38
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i love it its sooooooooooo god mother knows best lols XD

by rosieroo on Friday, 20 July, 2012 - 09:32

To-Do List

Audio for skitHighComplete
stay young via punzie's hairHighIn Progress
torment Punzie with sarcastic humour lolHighIn Progress
get wig and style itHighIn Progress
make dressHighIn Progress
get propsMediumIn Progress

Shopping List

Red velvet fabric 4 1/2metres£13.50Bought
black and gold motif ribbon£2.70Bought
glittery thin gold trim£1.98Bought
gold lining material£2.85Bought


its a miracle! (Posted 12th March 2012)

I've actually started sewing what I have so far up, so it's all ready for when I've got the gold lining to do the sleeves and buy the ribbon for the trim and do the little sash thing.

I can't believe this is the second day in a row I've been bothered to sew.. it's a miracle.. its only taken me.... 3 months to get the in the mood to sew haha! I'm taking a break from sewing now one side is done to have lunch later then I'll continue sewing up the panels, so I can turn it the right way round to sew up the neckline.

Then it will be turned inside out again all ready for the sleeves to get done, will make sure to take a photo of it whilst it's the right way round though lol. I think while I wait to get the sleeves done (need to buy the gold lining first which will probably be the 28th march.. talk about leaving everything til the last minute!) I'll make the little sash thing she wears on the dress round the waist and down the front. At least that will be ready for when I get the trim.

Depending on how neatly I can cut the strip, I might see if I can get away with not hemming it up as the trim will basically hide any rough edging anyway. Also, as the material I'm using is velvet, it should be okay not to hem, but we'll see. It all depends on time. If I do decide it needs hemming though, I'l wait until I place the trim on the edges and hem underneath the trim to save on sewing time. ^_^

trim and lining (Posted 6th March 2012)

So I was distracted (since when is that new!? LOL) and began another hunt on ebay for greek motif ribbon as it's the closest I can find to the motif ribbon on Gothel's neckline and on the sash thingymabob and finally found some.. but my god is it expensive!!

I found some for £1.75 for 2metres and £1.10 postage, but I'm definitely going to need alot more than 2metres so its gonan get expensive i think.. but its cheapest deal I can find.

I also found gold lining material on ebay too which I think I'll only need about a metres of for the sake of the sleeves. I wouldn't normally bother but considering the under side of the sleeves show in the droop bit I'm going to make the extra effort and add the lining in the sleeves so it's that bit more accurate. I'm tyring to make up for the fact that I can't do the dress in brocade lol. And I don't wanna let lilkimmi27 down by being a bad or unaccurate Gothel!

See photo for what I found.

sleeves (Posted 5th March 2012)

So like usual, I've got utterly distracted this morning after doing something online for mom. I figured whilst I was thinking about it, why not google ref images for patterns on how to do Gothel's sleeves.

I thought I wouldn't find one that easily, but to my surprise I have found one, but I'll need to shorten the fitted part of the pattern slightly I think... I figured out how to do it. What I will use is one of my old sleeve 'patterns' where I cut open one of my old sleeves from a ripped shirt. So I'll use that for the top part (the fitted bit) of Gothel's sleeves, then just fan it out to the right width for the wide part at the elbow.

This is the pattern I'm going with... see photo.

But first I need to sew up the dress! Hopefully I can get that done in the next few days, then I can continue work on Rikku, I'm still trying to hunt down the right motif ribbon trim for Gothel's neckline trim and on the little sash thing... *sigh* its soooo difficult!!

Oh yeah... myself and lilkimmi27 are DEFINITELY in KGT (kita's got talent)!!!!

debate (Posted 11th January 2012)

Ok, so im having a debate with myself. What is the debate I hear you cry! XD!

Do I make her cloak to go with the costume to make a grand entrance and exit with for the Kita Got Talent skit if we get a spot? I'm still waiting on hearing whether me and kim have a spot and I hope we do as our skit will be epic!

So yeah... should I make the cloak?? I can get 3metres of black velvet for £9 in Angel, Islington and gold fabric for about the same amount for the lining possibly next week or a a later date if i do the cloak.


Fabric fabric fabric (Posted 11th January 2012)

So I totally didn't intend on buying anything else until my pay day next week but I found the perfect red velvet fabric today on a stall in Angel, Islington for £3pm which is a bargain for decent velvet! I got 4 and a half metres of it which I think for my frame will be more than enough fabric. I decided to go with velvet for this dress instead of brocade because 1) its cheaper, 2) in the film you barely see the brocade design in the film and 3) trying to find red brocade that even remotely resembles the design on Gothel's dress is near damn impossible without paying out shed loads of money to get it custom printed, and when I have 4 other costumes to make just for Kita that's simply not an option!

Once I've got Re-L near enough complete I'll start working on this as I think it will take some time to get done well. I'm really looking forward to becoming a disney villain and a damn good villain at that! Pic of fabric will come later on.

skit audio (Posted 10th December 2011)

FINALLY after two days of working it through and my laptop not saving it and re doing it... I HAVE DONE THE AUDIO FOR MINE AND LILKIMMI27'S SKIT OF MOTHER KNOWS BEST!!!!

I'm really pleased with the turn out as I've managed to edit it so it sounds like Punzie is saying its her birthday today (on the day of kita's got talent) as that day is Kim's actual birthday! SO with her being my punzie i found it appropriate to edit it so she doesn't say 'tomorrow is my birthday'! This re enactment will be epic! I'm so pleased with the smoothness of the editing considering how much sound goes on throughout that whole scene in Tangled!

So if you're going to Kita you etter come give my little punzie some birthday wishes and watch kita got talent (if we get into it!) and have a giggle with us! Now to send the form off and get moving with the actual costume!