Costume :Queen Chrysalis
Variant :Gijinka/Humanised
Source :My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012

Costume Photos

Another expo pic

Expo photo

Better pic

Finished outfit (but awful pic!)

Testing the wig, crown and horn


Revised costume design

First draft costume design


Full view


Costume Information

When I saw the Royal Wedding two-parter and Queen Changeling I just knew I *had* to dress up as her. She's AMAZING!

Its frustrating that the espisode comes too late for me to work on for May Expo. I just hope the pony fans are still around for October!


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This is going to look so awesome!!!!!!!

Im totally trying to put together a Wedding Cadence cosplay XD

by Crystal-Heart Cosplay on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 23:06
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I agree, this is going to be so awesome!

by HellsPlumber on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 - 02:19
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OMG!! >w< It turned out so well :DDD I love the wings ^^

by Crystal-Heart Cosplay on Sunday, 2 September, 2012 - 02:24
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Thank you :) The wings were a complete nightmare, so I'm really releived they came out OK finally!

How's your Cadance coming along?

by PandoraCaitiff on Sunday, 2 September, 2012 - 11:48
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So Far I've found the wig, pattern for the dress and shoes :D
I need to get some model magic for the horn and ears and some roses for the crown. But I know exactly what I need for now ^^ Hopefully I can start Cadence sometime after halloween :D

by Crystal-Heart Cosplay on Saturday, 29 September, 2012 - 16:51
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Gorgeous! looks really really nice :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 16:16
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Good luck Gabriel!

And thank you Captain :)

One thing I didn't notice until I saw a few pics was how the added height of the 5" heels, and the "2-cup sizes bigger" bra made a massive difference to my body proportions! I look improbably busty XD

by PandoraCaitiff on Wednesday, 31 October, 2012 - 12:20
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Amazing! Love the wings! :D

by BlueberryTale on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 19:24
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This looks amazing!

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 18:08
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Thank you both. It was a fun costume, and I got hijacked to sing the This Day Aria by some bronies at the Expo :)

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 15:23
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this look sooooo cool great My Little Pony Friendship is Magic cosplay :D

by Ranmaru cosplays on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 16:28

This is great! Gives me so many ideas :)

by Tori Yummai on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 - 17:52
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Thankies :)
I got stopped for loads of pictures, but I've only seen a few online. I wonder what happened to the others...

by PandoraCaitiff on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 12:16
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This is really pretty :) I love the wings, and the armwarmers are great for hooves. It looks really good

by Zelvyne on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 - 11:10
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I love the design, very nicely done xD

by blissfulbanana on Thursday, 30 May, 2013 - 00:29
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Very creative, great costume!

by Cauldron Of Mischief on Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 17:39

Love this!

by g123 on Monday, 19 August, 2013 - 14:37
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very very cool :D

by SuperZeldaGirl on Monday, 21 April, 2014 - 01:02

To-Do List

Make wing harnessHighIn Progress
make cumberbund/sashMediumComplete
Make detatched sleevesLowComplete
Make hornLowComplete
Make wingsLowComplete
Make crown/fascinator thingyLowComplete

Shopping List

Black wide-legged trousers£0.00Bought
Black jersey for sleeves£0.00Bought
Blue wig£0.00Bought
Green iridescent material for cumberbund/corset£0.00Bought
Chunky heel dolly shoes£0.00Bought
Black scoop-necked-top£0.00Bought
blue/green cellophane for wings£0.00Bought
Black ribbon (for tying on wings)£0.00Bought


Wings mk 2 (Posted 13th August 2012)

So after a complete balls-up where the cellophant wouldn't fuse, the spray glue was useless, and the harness failed completely, I', on version two of the wings.

These are green cellophane and wire sandwiched between sticky-back film. And this time I've made them as a single piece, and attached them to a small harness (based on a plastic tub lid!). Detailling is going well, and the next step is to attach the shoulder straps with better placing, and cover the messy bits of the harness with black material.

Ch-ch-changes (Posted 9th May 2012)

Looks like seperates are a better idea than a jumpsuit. They seem out of fashion at the moment. Still trying to decide between loose wide-legged trousers and flares. I like the lines of a snug thigh and flares, but loose wide trousers would resemble a long skirt when at rest an is a bit more regal.

I've also made newspaper templates for my wings. Progress is moving slowly, but it's constant :)

Belts, corsets and sashes (Posted 26th April 2012)

The design of Chrysalis's carapace thingy is the part I'm having difficulty with right now. I had originally though of some sort of bodice or underbust corset. Apart from being beyond my sewing skills, I'm not sure its the best idea after all.

Looking at the screenshots again, it looks like it's held on by a sash. So maybe a wide sash belt with a bow/knot either on the hip or the back?

Or what about a hip scarf, like belly dancers wear?

Or a obi-style wide belt?

Time to do more drawing!