Costume :Snow White
Variant :Riding jacket
Source :Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Memorabilia/MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2013

Costume Photos

Snow White and the Evil Queen.

Friends and Enemies.

Up-Close and Personal.

Front Reference.

Back Reference.

Side-On Reference.

Cloak Reference.

Hair Reference.

Make-Up Reference.


Costume Information

Cost : £72.96
Awards : Best Group (with Dani as Queen Regina) at Birmingham Memorabilia 2013!
Time Taken : About a month, on-off since June.

This gorgeous feat of engineering was scheduled to be worn to Manchester Expo with my beloved cosplay partner Dani as Regina, but I had to drop out due to illness D: SUCKS. So, we’re hoping to wear these to Birmingham Memorabilia in November, where head-to-toe pleather will be far more weather-appropriate, and we’ll hopefully also be competing in the masquerade!



* Hair – As black as night, obvs, in loose waves almost down to her waist. Pulled back from the forehead with two French braids, with lace and ribbon plaited in through the strands.
* Make-Up – Natural base, with fairly heavy, dark-ish eyebrows, as mine are quite fair. Reddish-pink lip stain and slightly winged eyeliner, probably with false eyelashes.
* Tops – White leather riding jacket, every edge trimmed in complimenting binding, with high collar and shaped neckline, sleeves laced on with beige suede cord and decorated all over with a raised diamond pattern and hundreds of crystals in the centre of each. Undershirt is just apparent, a cream v-shape at the bust that is slightly gathered at the top, and in Merida-style puffs at the shoulders and elbows. Jacket fastens invisibly down the front - Hooks-and-eyes or snaps? - And has a peplum from the waist, of eight individual flaps that shape around the hips.
* Bottoms – Tight, faun-coloured suede leggings, which look to be high-waisted and tuck into the boots beyond the knees. From beneath the jacket, a frontless 'skirt' drapes, constructed from four separate panels of a slightly darker leather.
* Footwear – Brown leather boots with some sort of leather strap/metal ring detail at the ankle and a zip fastening down the inside. They hit the knee pretty much flat on, rather than over, and are absolute bitches to track down.
* Accessories – Wide-waist belt, in a slightly patterned and complimenting fabric, trimmed with the same binding, and featuring a large, decorative rectangular silver buckle at the front. White leather gloves which tuck inside the jacket sleeves. Diamond stud earrings and matching necklace, with a small silver thing in the centre. There are literally no hires photos anywhere. Almost definitely a poisoned apple.


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Fabulous! Love to see OuaT cosplays 8D

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 18 July, 2013 - 17:10
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Love this outfit! Looking forward to it n_nb

by ThisIsLisaB on Thursday, 18 July, 2013 - 17:35
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Thanks, guys :') I much prefer this outfit to her woodsy-hunting one, so I hope I can do it justice! :D

by CaptainAmelia on Sunday, 21 July, 2013 - 17:32
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This is so beautiful! Those details must have taken you ages.

by Getti on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 19:05
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This is incredible. I'm so glad I got to see it up close! :D

by HarryKurt on Tuesday, 28 October, 2014 - 19:19

To-Do List

Mock-up jacket design.HighComplete
Construct leather skirt.MediumComplete
Make continuous binding.LowComplete
Style wig.LowComplete

Shopping List

Belt buckle.£4.49Bought
Brown suede leggings.£2.75Bought
Natural black lacefront wig - Already owned.£0.00Bought
White pleather for jacket - One-and-a-half metres.£9.00Bought
Lace and ribbon for hair braid - Two metres.£1.50Bought
Snaps to fasten jacket.£2.00Bought
Magnetic diamond stud earrings.£0.99Bought
Belt for leather skirt.£1.11Bought
Crystals for jacket.£5.40Bought
Cream fabric for undershirt - Half-a-metre.£3.00Bought
Cream suede thong - Four metres.£1.66Bought
Silver necklace.£1.50Bought
Cream leather gloves.£11.49Bought
Silver eyelets and tool.£4.22Bought
Cream pleather to make binding - Half-a-metre.£2.50Bought
Belt fabric - Twenty centimetres.£2.00Bought
Beige pleather for skirt - One metre.£5.99Bought
Brown leather boots.£12.96Bought


Supplies! (Posted 21st August 2013)

Anti-clockwise from top left:
* Beige suede cord to lace sleeves to jacket and sleeves to other bits of sleeves.
* Cream cotton for sleeve puffs and modesty v-neck shirt thing.
* Pale brown pleather for the mock skirt.
* Gorgeous white and gold brocade for the wide-waisted belt. Not totally accurate, as hers has a touch of pink to it, but I fell in love with it on sight, and will happily take any excuse to use fancy fabric in projects.
* Front belt buckle, going to be painted silver, but I'm leaving the gems in because they have the same sort of feel as the rest of the costume. Would you believe it, this was originally the pendant of a necklace from Forever 21?!
* Ever-so-slightly off-white pleather for the majority of the jacket, sleeves, collar and peplum.
* Scraps of ribbon and lace for hair.
* Slightly beige-y-er pleather to make my own binding for the jacket trim.

Not pictured:
* 300 Swarovski crystals in silver settings to adorn jacket.
* Crystal flower hair pins.
* Earrings & necklace.
* Boots, leggings, gloves and wig in the following post! :D