Costume :Thumbelina
Source :Thumbelina
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013

Costume Photos

Tiny thing, dance and sing

Tiny Angel in a Skirt

Skirty skirt skirt

If You Follow Your Heart

Bright and Warm and Wonderful

I Know There's Someone, Somewhere

Love, Can You Hear Me?

Do Not Forget Me

I'll Protect You!

I'll Never Let You Fall

A World of Wonderous Things

Will You Be My Only Love


Costume Information

This film has come up in conversation a few times recently, and so I decided to rewatch it. I FORGOT HOW UTTERLY AWESOME IT WAS!

SOooooooo this, coupled with rereading the fairytale a few times has led me to wanting to cosplay this in the near future. It's a nice simple design so I may make it if I need a quick costume, or something to work on during uni.

Because the wig I'm using is a little darker than Thumbelina's hair, I'm going to use fabrics to match. So it'll look more like the DVD box art than in-movie colour-wise.

Shirt made from cotton jersey, sleeves stuffed with toy stuffing.
Corset made from duchess satin, using an adapted pattern.
Skirt made from bi-stretch (same as Ariel)
Forget-me-nots made from felt, with yellow fabric paint centres and sewn onto green lacing cord. They look delightfully rubbish and I don't even care XD

Worn at Amecon with SakuraHana as Cornelius. Please watch the video of us in the Omake! (it wont embed)
Also worn at Midlands Expo 2013. It was great fun, other than that wearing ANYTHING that dangles (hair, capes etc) at an expo is asking for trouble. This is now soley a con cosplay.

To be worn at Ayacon 2013 as part of a non-Disney princess group!


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Amazing idea!! ^^

by Einmyria on Sunday, 8 January, 2012 - 23:18
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I need to watch this film as it looks cool, also looking at pictures I thinks ya'll suit her very well

by Devil_Trigger on Thursday, 26 January, 2012 - 01:05
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Ooh, Thumbelina - that sounds great, I'll be interested to see this one finished! :D Though how will you be doing the hair? I wouldn't think they'd make wigs that long XD

by cookiepianos on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 - 14:16
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I already have a ginger wig, so I will probably just buy a ponytail extension for that c: It hopefully will make the ponytail look fabulous and layered :)

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 - 23:18
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I love thumbelina :') such a cool film!! Will be interesting to see x

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 22:47
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This suits you so well!
Great job :)

by Yasmia on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 00:37
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I love disssssss as I told you, also you are the first Thumbelina cosplayer I have ever seen so you win by default obv

by Relion on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 16:02
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My beautiful thumbelinaaaa <3 you have a lovely voice and it was awesome hanging out with you over Amecon!

by Freyarule on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 22:08
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Such an adorable Thumbelina! <3 First cosplay I've seen of it too! Yaaay!

(ps: Rapunzel photos are coming! Sorry for being slow T__T)

by Monkey on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 23:10
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Thank you everyone ^^

(also, Monkey you don;t have to say sorry, silly! Take as much time as you need ^^)

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 23:30
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Not only is this cosplay just amazing but how beautiful are you?!
My goodness woman you are god damn gorgeous! Amazing work!

by Littlegeeky on Monday, 27 August, 2012 - 23:25
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Perfect Thumbelina! You're so beautiful ^^

by MadameLapin on Monday, 27 August, 2012 - 23:41
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You are so gorgeous and your Thumbelina is perfectly adorbs

by HotshotShan on Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 - 11:47
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Awesome!! *_*

by BakaRinoa on Thursday, 30 August, 2012 - 18:41
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Thank you so much everyone <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Thursday, 30 August, 2012 - 23:20
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Nice pics ;) love the ocean skirt one!! :D

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 31 August, 2012 - 21:56
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Stunning as always! loved you in this ^^

by Einmyria on Saturday, 1 September, 2012 - 19:16
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You are just the prettieeeeeest Thumbelina eveeeer! I loved your swooshy skirt so much, so... Swooshy! You were great in the omake too :3

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 3 September, 2012 - 14:48
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You are one of the most beautiful Thumbelina's ever! so so stunning! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 4 September, 2012 - 21:03

You make a great Thumbelina, really stunning photos by MadameLapin of you as well. :) I think Raine too some photos of you at Ame? I need to prod her to get all her Ame photos up on the Blood/Sugar photobucket lol. Anyway, look fabulous as Thumbelina. Love it. :D

by Pudding on Monday, 10 December, 2012 - 20:22
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Aww thank you everyone <3

@Pudding: Aaah I would love to see the ones Raine took!

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 11 December, 2012 - 00:13
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Sorry lovely! I was so sure I had uploaded them and linked them to you but I just looked and I dont have them on photobucket so I'm uploading them all now and I'll link you soon ^_^

by Raine on Tuesday, 11 December, 2012 - 17:16
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So beautiful :3 such a pretty cosplay ^.^ such gd memories of thumbelina, very well done :)

by Slinkachu on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 23:58
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Beautiful! You look just like her. :-)

by puzzledpenguin on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 00:07
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Thank you everyone <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 00:22
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This is really beautiful. Looks amazing ♡

by amayhun on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 00:39
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Most adorable Thumbelina! You look so cute as her, and that skirt. SO VOLUMINOUS AND WONDERFUL!!

by KiraraYumi on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 14:11
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by Telly on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 14:20
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Holy carp I love that new pic of you <3 you look so adorable! 8D

by Devil_Trigger on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 19:36
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Absolutely gorgeous <3

by Kacela on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 00:12
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This is so lovely! Great work! =3

by Reve on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 21:15

To-Do List



Corset (Posted 16th July 2012)

Is done. Made from teal duchess satin :)
I now have a chain of forget me nots drying on a hanger, along with a forget-me-not hairband
Consider this cosplay DONE

Shirt (Posted 3rd June 2012)

Despite my color scheme being more box-art-y, I've gone for more in-movie sleeves as they look cuter. The result is rubber-ring-arm-bands apparantly

Am quite happy with them, especially because if I get tired I have pillows on my shoulders to rest my head on XD

Skirt (Posted 9th May 2012)

Started on the skirt today. Juuuust had enough material to make a full circle. I intended to make it so it would be one piece, but not enough fabric to do that so there will just have to be two seams rather than one :c

Full circle skirts are the best. Swooooosh

14/5/12- finally finished hemming this darn thing. Must be at least 5 metres circumference :/ But so swoopy

Ponytail (Posted 7th May 2012)

Purchased a loooooong ponytail to match my wig so that I have crazy long hair :)

Oh word, why do I love the crazy long hair people