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|For the Disney Tea Party at October Expo. Also worn at lfcc summer 2013 and Manchester mcm 2014.|
I really wanted to finally do a Princess costume with a floaty dress that I can try to be in character with, since I have only really done attitude characters or less known ladies.
I had so much fun swirling around in my Blue Fairy gown that I really want to do something graceful and fun for a change.
This is in no way my fave Giselle dress, and I'd much rather have made one of the others but with my time and funding ATM I just can't afford the others.
I've had the wig for almost a year and have only worn it to dance around for a little bit and put it straight back, so it's about time I put it to use.
Garland (Posted 30th April 2013)
Still working on the ideas for the flower garland in Giselle's hair. Decided atm on a plan to use heat cut petals of the same chiffon I'm using for the shoulders and sewing each flower to a seperate hair clip for better placement and flexibility when styling the base wig (will also help the wig stay on my head with all the dancing about). So far I've mocked those up and set about silk dying the central flowers to a darker pink so they'll look more like natural flowers (may well end up with glitter invloved somewhere). Toying with whether I should wire the petals, but currently just leaving them as is.
Progress finally (Posted 5th April 2013)
Spent the last few days working on this, so expect pics soon.
Weather worries (Posted 11th October 2012)
Just typing out my thoughts really. With just over 2 weeks ago, there are now weather forcasts availiable for the dates of expo, which alerted me to my own stupidity. Usually I'd never do a cosplay in October unless it is warm enough to withstand the worst, ever since the horrifying experience of October 2008, but for some reason this slipped my mind when planning Giselle.
Fabric re-think (Posted 24th September 2012)
The original fabric I'd ordered for this turned out nothing like the seller had pictured, and I've been unable to find a good alternative in my price range (which is virtually none-existant atm).
Base Dress (Posted 27th July 2012)
Got the base fabric yesterday so I have this sort of mocked up. I have done so many half attempts at this dress with spare fabric from other cosplays over the years so have come to a conclusion on the best way to go about it quite easily.