Costume :Tiana
Variant :Designer Princess Doll
Source :Princess And The Frog
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012

Costume Photos

Sittin' with other princesses ^-^

Miss Tiana

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Costume Information

Cost : about £80
Time Taken : 3 months with procrastination :P

I never cosplayed form Disney princess before but when I shown some of the dolls and the concepts for them from ( Street-Angel)I instantly loved Tiana 's dress.
I did orginally wanted to Snow white but I thought Tiana would would be perfect for me ^^.
Also a god excuse to make a poofy ball gown :D Unlike th actually doll, I will add elements of my own to elaborate on the design to make it more pretty such as addying diamantes on tonetting and layer it over the bottom half of the dress.

Wish me luck!


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Eeee I'm so excited for you to do this!! This is just damn perfect for you and I agree the dress is super pretty *_* I cannot wait to see the original spin u put on this :D

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 22:39
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Aw thank you - Im nervous about it though :S My first ball gown im going to make >w< I hope wil be able to pull this off along with you lovely ladies participating. We shall see what happens ^^

by XxSylentiumxX on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 23:18
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This dress is so beautiful! I think Princess and the Frog is my favourite modern Disney movie because Tiana is so determined :D Looking forward to seeing your progress on this and the gorgeous fabrics you use to bring it to life :)

by gaming_goddess on Friday, 20 July, 2012 - 09:33
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cannot wait to see this =D

you'll look awesome!

by Numta on Friday, 20 July, 2012 - 11:20
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gaming_goddess : Aw thank you so much lovely! I've almost finished it now so I definitely be posting my progress very soon ^^ Indeed Tiana she has quite a strong personality, in fact she reminds me a bit like belle as she is not typical Disney princess:)

Numta : Thank you :) I hope I will do Tiana's dress justice :D

by XxSylentiumxX on Monday, 3 September, 2012 - 09:40
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This dress is so pretty . I want a big poofy ball gown too! You're going to look fabulous

by Nomes on Thursday, 27 September, 2012 - 20:59
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oooh looking forward to seeing this!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 27 September, 2012 - 21:08
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You look absolutely beautiful! That gown is stunning.

by Kacela on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 15:39
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This just looks simply amazing...it really suits you

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 15:47
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Thank you guys so much! - It was my first time making a ball gown^-^

by XxSylentiumxX on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 16:00
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This is so gorgeous! you look amazing ^^

by Einmyria on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 16:08
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@S-Lawliet: Aww thank you! <3

by XxSylentiumxX on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 16:39


Wig (Posted 13th September 2012)

Now, the wig I was stuck between buying a pre styled curly bob or to use a long wig and create the volume by cutting it make wefts to insert into the base.
I had found tutorials on youtube on how to create a bob which, worked well within my favour. This is so that I would not have to cut wig at all .
I used my previous pandora straight wig and put curling rods in section of the hair.
I then pin curled them according how I perceived it in the artwork and used a ton hairspray XD

Skirt section~ (Posted 15th August 2012)

Skirt part I found slightly more difficult, as I was not sure how many meters to use for the circle skirt. I used a renaissance circle pattern and added extra panels just in case. However, the length was way too long for me and t needed to altered with a hoop skirt on. luckily I had some assistance from My mum,who helped me out cut any excess fabric way whilst I stood on a chair:3
Afterward I used the same technique with organza to have as an overlay- again excess material was discardedand u ruffled the top edge for poofyness :D

bodice leaves + skirt leaves (Posted 5th August 2012)

After sewing the leaves ,I proceed to stick on ivy green gems onto the area with fabric glue and used a hairdresser to speed up the process.
Next I moved onto bottom section of the leaves , which will be attached on to the skirt section.
I used the 6 tired hoop skirt as my base - that way I could determine fullness and width of how leaves would wrap around each other.

Leaf designs (Posted 20th July 2012)

I had no idea how I was going to make the leaves and fit them neatly on to the bodice to create more shape.
I winged it, drafting each leaf to half measurement of my wait line with and extra 1.5 " each side.
I then cut out the material and interfacing, proceeded to sew to then trim off the excess fabric.
|After ironing the interfacing, I roughly pinned the leaves onto the bodice and tested with it on to see where the sides meet. I then hand sew small sections of the leaves on to the bodice for a cleaner finish.

Bodice (Posted 18th July 2012)

I bought 10m of light green satin as I had never made a ball gown before, and wanted to extra careful in case things went wrong. |I had used the wedding pattern previously for my Pandora cosplay and used a base bodice pattern to get started. I didn't have a dressmakers dummy, so I had to guess my measurements and apply it to the pattern when drafting out the mock version.
Turned out ok... until I started on the real version!
I had for gotten about the seam allowance making bodice a lot more tighter than it should be. O_O
Luckily a few week after I had lost a bit of weight and it went on fine, however there was minimal shape to the bodice. that will be sorted once the leaves are attached on