Material gathering (Posted 2nd January 2014)
I'm going to actually start working on this costume soon, as it's going to take up a great deal of my time. I spent several hours searching for a good material for the skirt, and I think i've finally found something that will work! Its a metallic chiffon, so it will have to be lined to keep it from being see through, but it has a really nice effect. The price is going to be a little less impressive to my bank though ;-; I'm planning on getting 3 yards, but I might have to do a mock up first to check that will be enough, as the fabric is expensive and as it's from america the shippings pricey too :(
I also want to try using batik for the snowflake designs on the cape. This is by no means the final technique I will use but I think it has the potential to look really nice if I can pull it off, so i'm going to be buying the tools for that asap!