Costume :Vanellope Von Schweetz
Variant :Glitch
Source :Wreck it Ralph
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013

Costume Photos

Vanellope Von Schweets go kart at Ayacon!

Vanellope Von Schweetz Go Kart at Ayacon (Group)

Vanellope Von Schweetz Go Kart at Ayacon (Group)

vanellope von schweetz at Ayacon

vanellope von schweetz at Minamicon

vanellope von schweetz kart at Ayacon Apocalypse

vanellope ref 1

car ref 2

car ref 1

Sugar Rush Group!!!

vanellope von schweetz at Ayacon2

vanellope von schweetz at Ayacon


Costume Information

Cost : £0ish
Time Taken : not a lot

i watched Wreck it Ralph probably a lot more than i should when it first came out and very quickly became obsessed!!

I love vanellope, She's super cute and an attitude that just has me written all over it!!

Originally worn to Minamicon 19 for the Friday night Variety show as something fun that i could run around in,

I'm hoping to get a good Sugar rush group at ayacon and if possible get the cart finished to have a bit of a scoot around!!


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very cute ^^

by nanahara on Friday, 28 June, 2013 - 01:14
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I love your Vanellope, so very you!
Great work on all the little details, can't wait to see the Aya group :)

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 28 June, 2013 - 13:03
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The cart at AyaCon was seriously amazing and unexpected, you did a fantastic job! =D

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 22:57
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I fanboyed so hard at this at Ayacon. When you were driving around in the courtyard I was literally flailing <3

by Plasticsharkattack on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 23:24
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That car was the biggest surprise of the weekend. Brilliant idea :D

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 23 August, 2013 - 09:55
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this was such an awesome cosplay and that kart, hell yeah XD

by nanahara on Friday, 23 August, 2013 - 11:41
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That cart is so amazing!! Such a unique idea!

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 23 August, 2013 - 19:51
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You always looked amazing as Vanellope...but DAT KART!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 16:34
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That kart was beyond awesome

by Leonie Heartilly on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 20:29
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I totally loved this and the kart, so good!! I wanted to eat it up XD

by Freyarule on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 20:39
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Was so excited to see this, really glad you made the kart and everything :) just awesome!!!

by Siouxsie James on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 21:16
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this is just amazing good job on the cart

by dan-dan on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 21:40
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You were seriously my favourite cosplay I had seen throughout the whole weekend at Ayacon. I was just so impressed by the car and you looked super cute as Vanellope!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 22:17
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Both the cosplay and the kart look perfect! You could be Vanellope's face character at Disney <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 22:20
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This was amazing <3 the Kart just... perfect xD

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 23:29
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You had a cute cspaly of Vanellope...bbut have the most OMGosh kart the's playing "Suger Rush". XD

by Mangamad on Sunday, 25 August, 2013 - 01:15
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The cosplay was awesome but the working go-kart topped it off perfectly! Great job!

by Kata-san on Wednesday, 6 November, 2013 - 00:17
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Brilliant costume and that cart is amazing. Wished I had seen it in person.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 November, 2013 - 15:08
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This was perfect!

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 6 November, 2013 - 16:57
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Your Vanellope was amazing, so cool and I love the cart. Perfect

by otakugirl on Friday, 10 January, 2014 - 14:36
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I thought I'd already commented on this! Suffice to say, this is absolutely amazing. Congratulations on the showcase. ^_^

by Nesabi on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 19:20
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So cool, I only saw this film 2 months ago. It was certainly different. Love it.

by Tracy on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 19:30
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This cosplay is amazing and actually making the kart?! WOW!!!
Defiently worthy of the showcase, congratulations!!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 19:47
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Love the cart! :D Congrats on the showcase!

by White Tigress on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 20:11
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congrats on the showcase...love it all ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 10 February, 2014 - 10:03
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This was so adorable, really well done costume! Grats on the showcase :)

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 10 February, 2014 - 20:48
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Win! So glad this got showcased. Well done lovely ♥

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 - 13:01
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Congrats on the showcase! Love the cart and cosplay! ^_^

by Alinthia on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 - 16:19
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this is so cool! perfect! congrats on the showcase :D

by tripletriad on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 - 19:20
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I'm so glad this was showcased! You did a fantastic job~ ^_^

by sarmander on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 - 21:21
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I'm extremely curious how you transported the cart to the event.

by Silvermane on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 - 21:59
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I love this film it was so good :D and you defo did it justice :D I love how you've done the car a clever idea well done :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 - 00:58
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Congrats on the showcase!

by Hot Beef Injection on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 - 22:32


Ayacon arrival - Disaster strikes!! (Posted 16th August 2014)

Things i've forgotten: bonnet detail and "cream Filling"
Things that are not working: Electric Go Kart
Things that seem to be broken: Foam Cart base (is now dragging on the floor)

Oh Crap!!

lets not SPOIL the Party... (Posted 15th August 2013)

The puns are getting worse... I cannot apologise enough

Spoiler Alert!!

No really...I need to make the Spoiler, and fast

The spoiler stems are made from water noodles which were wrapped in sticky back plastic and coloured electrical tape, I then cut holes in the car slightly smaller than the stems so that they would be held in by tension.

the spoiler itself is made from a section of polystyrene painted pink and sandwhiched between 2 pieces of UVA matting that were convenently already the right shade of pink,
as most glues react to polystyrene we used a mixture of silicone and no more nails in order to hold it all together. Holes have been cut in the bottom of the spoiler for the stems to slot into

to make the clocolate "splodge" I cut the drip pattern from camping mat foam and coated it in the same brown silicone that I used for the body of the car.


I have 1 day left and so far i have on my to do list...

bonnet detail
"cream Filling"
seat detail
steering wheel

Needing to cut this list down I have sacrificed the following details as they arent really going to be seen and arent really vital to the look of the car:

seat detail
steering wheel

for the headlights and rearlights I bought some fake security camera domes from the pound shop and sprayed the inside of them with red glass paint, I also put a flashing LED inside so that they light up while I'm driving, I might change these to static LED's as I think it will look a bit better

the white "mallow" headlight is made from a circular piece of upholstery foam trimmed in a matte fabric, (I think I used an offcut of raw silk)

the windscreen is made from a piece of perspex that has been heated to get a curve, The perspex I've used is a bit too thick to ended up with some ripples...

...Sod it, I'll fix it later

I WHEELY need to get a move on... (get it? I'm a funny lady) :D (Posted 14th August 2013)

Mike basicly constructed the base of these whilst i was at work.

He used the thick UVA foam playmats that you can buy in tesco and heat formed them in to a semi-circle and used the same UVA matting as the face to glue it to.

I added the faceplates when i got home and used pipe lagging cut in half to make the tyres. we painted the tyres in a PVA/acrylic mix.

the wheel faceplates are made from a mixture of Funfoam and UVA foam, i then used a dremmal to engrave the detail into the cookie wheels

SPRINKLES!!! (Posted 14th August 2013)

Mike and i (plus a small workforce of family members)spent hours cutting out various stars and sprinkles from multi coloured fun foam, we cut them slightly larger than ideal but with the convention being in 2 days time i'm happy to compromise on the scale of the sprinkles in order to get enough to cover the area needed.

Also because nothing would glue to the silicone we needed to figure out a way of attaching the sprinkles to the car...

This could become an issue

I'm gonna frost you a little bit more (Posted 13th August 2013)

For the section of the car that looks slightly purple I studdies the reference images and decided that i wanted wanted to get a "sugary" looking effect. To do this I decided to top the silicone with milti coloured micro beads. I actually used nail caviar in a few different shades of pink and purple in order to get a shimmery multo tonal effect when photographed but without looking like a harsh obvious line.

I added the microbeads using a salt shaker straight after the silicone so it would stick to it without needing to add more glue, in retrospect this didnt work as well as i hoped and i was shedding beads all over the place, thankfully i had put enough on so that it didnt look patche in the areas that the beads had brushed off of.

I used an A4 sheet of funfoam as a template for the edges so that even if it did stick to the silicone it would be easy to peel off

Go Frost Yourself! (Posted 13th August 2013)

Major kudos to my Husband for helping me with this and for letting me do this in our tiny flat making it stink like wee and vinigar :(

Wanting to make the frosting look as much like chocolate as possible i opted for brown silicone sealant. We put the silicone on by hand and protected oursenves with rubber gloves and facemasks, i used a huge tarp to protect the carpet and furnature in our flat because this stuff really does get everywhere!

I wasnt as happy with the look of the finished silicone as i thought i would be, I think heat forming vinal may be give a better result

My Husband is a Genius!!! (Posted 12th August 2013)

After throwing a masstve strop over not being able to get the frosting to look right I went to work in a huff and my wonderful husband took the task of getting this right for me, he used 2 camping mats (from poundland) glued together with hot glue and heated them with a hot air gun until they were soft, then he molded the edges to drape over the corners as it would do if it was a fondant

It's getting there... (Posted 7th August 2013)

Slowly gluing the sections together making sure the joins sit underneath where the frosting drips over the edge. i also used this as an oppertunity to size up against the cart frame and make sure the body sat high enough for the wheels to have a decent clearance.

Carved body version 1.0 (Posted 6th August 2013)

so the most part of the body has been carved. the sides and rear will need to be adjusted once the rear wheels have been made so that the car looks properly in proportion

the Carving begins (Posted 6th August 2013)

So I carved out the begginings of the front of the car as I thought the bonnet would be the most challenging section to carve, I used an electric breadknife to get the basic shape and then finnished off with scissors for the minor shape adjustments.

STACK O FOAM!! (Posted 16th July 2013)

A quick image so you can see how I started the process,

I was orriginally going to use expanding foam for the body of the car but after discussing the project with my husband we realised the best way to replicate the look of sponge cake was to use actual sponge... well in this case old sofa cushions

sizing and shaping (Posted 15th July 2013)

I drew a scale outline of how I wanted the car to look onto lining paper and marked in the size and shape of the go-cart frame
(I picked up a roll of lining paper in the £1 shop and its the best thing I've ever bought)

I used this to see where I needed to add extra hight into the foam and where I needed to cut divets for the framework to sit

I go driving in my car... (Posted 2nd July 2013)

It's no kind of jaguar...

Kart base, it's electric but has problems with the batteries so hopefully once we swap them out it'll be good to go!!

Next plan- expanding foam the crap outta it!!