Frederica la Noir
 


Costume :Elsa
Variant :Snow Queen
Source :Frozen
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2014


Costume Photos

Elsa "I'm alone but I'm alone and free"

Elsa *Don't be the monster they fear you are!!*

Elsa cosplay

Elsa cosplay

Elsa cosplay

Elsa "I'm alone but I'm alone and free!"

Elsa "the cold never bothered me anyway"

Elsa @ LFCC

Closeup

Elsa "the cold never bothered me anyway"

"Winter is coming to Arendelle"

Wig restyled

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £190.02
Time Taken : 350 hours

Description
My facebook page will have all of my progress and more information about the process behind making the various parts

facebook.com/toffee.marmalade.studio

♥ About Elsa ♥

Elsa is from Disney's latest animated movie "Frozen"


♥ About the Cosplay ♥

I never really had a favourite Disney Movie, sure there are lots I love but never had one that I really would say was an overall fav until Frozen. I fell in love with Elsa, I have finally found a Disney character I really connect with :D and the costume well I have never been so in love with a animated dress before and have to make her costume; hopefully before the winter snows come! (For picturesque photos ofcourse). I decided to completely re-do the bodice area rather than how I have made it already by sewing the sequins on directly I decided to make a separate corset as the dress was being pulled down by the weight of the sequins.

♥Budget/cost ♥

£100/£190.02

♥ Worn to ♥

KitaCon - 2014
Wales Comic Con - 2014
MCM May Expo - 2014
LFCC - 2014

Comments

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perfect hair pin!

by J-Po on Friday, 20 December, 2013 - 22:06
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The hairpin looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see more progress on this costume :)

by JustPeachy on Sunday, 22 December, 2013 - 13:21
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That hair pin is so gorgeous. You are going to look amazing.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 23 December, 2013 - 03:29
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Wow that's amazing, did you make and hand paint the hair snowflakes?

by Tracy on Sunday, 5 January, 2014 - 11:44
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Looking forward to seeing more of this <3

by Yuka on Sunday, 5 January, 2014 - 11:45
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Thank you guys :3! Oh and yes I made and painted the hair pieces :) xx

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 6 January, 2014 - 15:00
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Progress is looking great so far!!

by MissColzyChan on Tuesday, 7 January, 2014 - 01:52
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Gorgeous progress so far!

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 12 January, 2014 - 00:23
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This looks beautiful already ^^

by kunoichi-me on Sunday, 12 January, 2014 - 00:25
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I love the progress <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 12 January, 2014 - 00:49
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Your work on the bodice is so spot on. Can't wait to see this completed!

by Getti on Sunday, 12 January, 2014 - 22:18
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Perfect!

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 23:49
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looking gorgeous!

by awesomeblossom on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014 - 10:13
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I love your work, the Little gems of the bodice look so great,

by carsec on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014 - 18:02
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Progress looks amazing!

by Emzone on Wednesday, 15 January, 2014 - 05:38

Your dress looks already very wonderfull. ^.^

by Ai-Megumi on Saturday, 18 January, 2014 - 17:40
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wow thank you everyone! I have to say this is possibly one of the most time consuming costumes I have done to date! and that includes Satine that took over 100hours XD. Hopefully I'll make some good progress this weekend!

by Frederica la Noir on Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 - 20:36
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This is looking amazing, cannot wait to see it finished! :D

by Kairi du Lac on Saturday, 25 January, 2014 - 14:38
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So much detail on this!! really can't wait to see it finished, you will look perfect!

by Einmyria on Saturday, 25 January, 2014 - 23:05
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Trully looking forward to seeing this =3 Beautifully made <3

by FullMetal-007 on Sunday, 26 January, 2014 - 01:53
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Absolutely stunning. :)

by Nesabi on Sunday, 26 January, 2014 - 18:12
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Absolutely adore the detail on this cosplay. Truly beautifull!

by Kitticus on Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 15:36
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This is amazing! I want those shoes!

by AmazonianBlonde on Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 18:26
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Beautiful - I especially like how you went about the shoes; really effective.

by Angelphie on Monday, 3 February, 2014 - 22:07
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Dat wig tho. <3 You suit the costume so well too :'3

by Feyzle on Monday, 3 February, 2014 - 23:43
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Absolutely stunning! I love it <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 3 February, 2014 - 23:54
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Wow thank you all the wonderful compliments :D I cant wait to finish her ^_^ x

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 4 February, 2014 - 18:30
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You look so stunning ♥

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 5 February, 2014 - 06:38
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Oh God those shoes!!! <3

You look incredible!

by Toshi-chan on Friday, 7 February, 2014 - 14:40
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Fabulous work. You deserve an award for the wig alone!

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 7 February, 2014 - 18:20
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Absolutely amazing!! *__* So spot on

by ToroSonyCat on Friday, 7 February, 2014 - 21:23
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This is so beautiful! Such a great job on Elsa ^^ x

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 16:27
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How stunning!!! I love how much effort you put into all the details ♥♥

by Feena on Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 20:49
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I'm gonna mug you for your shoes. They are so beautiful and I want them!!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 - 23:37

OMG! YOUR cosplay is the best really awesome I love it keep up

by DarkShodowOwner on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 16:57

this is beautiful, I love it!

by g123 on Friday, 7 March, 2014 - 19:59
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Perfect Elsa! :D

by HuntsmanCosplay on Wednesday, 12 March, 2014 - 20:23
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This costume is wonderful! Such a perfect Elsa! C:

by SaffronJay on Sunday, 23 March, 2014 - 01:08

The detail on some of this looks amazing wow ^-^

by Inkycat on Sunday, 30 March, 2014 - 22:27

The detail on some of this looks amazing wow ^-^

by Inkycat on Sunday, 30 March, 2014 - 22:27
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This looks so good so far, I can't imagine how breathtaking the final result will be!
I also love how you've done the cape design c:

by TheStarlightFairy on Friday, 4 April, 2014 - 22:47
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This is amazing, was so stunning in person. I really can't wait for the final costume!!!

by Afireinsidegirl on Saturday, 5 April, 2014 - 18:09
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So glad to finally see this in person. Beautiful costume and you looked stunning.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 13 April, 2014 - 11:43
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That snowflake is beautiful! THE DETAILS ON THIS <3

by HuntsmanCosplay on Friday, 18 April, 2014 - 14:11
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Hey if you are going to remake the skirt can I suggest a crepe fabric as Elsa's dress seems to have a natural crinkle to it like crepe c:

by SaffronJay on Tuesday, 22 April, 2014 - 21:15
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Everything about this costume is so beautiful! Wonderful work ^^

by BlueberryTale on Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 14:55
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Thank you everyone so much for the feedback :) I am looking a fabric for the skirt at the moment I found the perfect type but can't seem to get the right colour so likely wont have a new skirt made for Expo but hopefully for LFCC

by Frederica la Noir on Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 15:06
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Looking amazing!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 - 12:31
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This costume is so beautiful. Always wonderful to see.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 14:30
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I can't believe I haven't left a comment yet. After knowing how much you've gone through to work on getting this costume to what it is today, I have so much admiration for you and the finished thing. You should be proud!

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 17:26
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So sparkly and beautifuls! <3

by Kairi du Lac on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 18:52
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Best one I have ever seen of the snow queen outfit, I honestly love it and wish I could see it in person to coo over the sparkles! Well done darlin

by Darkiekun on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 19:02
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Beautiful Elsa!

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 3 August, 2014 - 12:58
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Beautiful Elsa!

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 3 August, 2014 - 12:58
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this is awesooome

by rosieroo on Monday, 18 August, 2014 - 17:45
 

Shopping List

Original Fabric£11.00Bought
700 more Sequins£3.75Bought
invisible thread£3.00Bought
thread£0.60Bought
new snowflakes£6.00Bought
bobbypins for making new hairpins£1.50Bought
more sequins£1.25Bought
2,500 more rhinestones£9.90Bought
2,500 more rhinestones.. again£9.90Bought
1250 more rhinestones£4.95Bought
New skirt fabric£19.94Bought
New skirt lining fabric£9.98Bought
Sequins and Gems£24.20Bought
more rhinestones £13.98Bought
Rhinestones£11.98Bought
Glitter£11.95Bought
Gems£13.78Bought
New Cape fabric£14.25Bought
3,000 more rhinestones.. again£11.88Bought
Jersey top fabric£6.23Bought
New Wig£40.59Bought
Total£230.61

Journal

Snowflake Close up (Posted 14th July 2014)

Close up the one of the larger snowflakes

Cape Embellishments (Posted 14th July 2014)

15K rhinestones hand placed and heated onto the cape over cobweb tulle and organza to make the stunning

Hair Adornments (Posted 14th July 2014)

I made new adornments for my Elsa Costume, I love how much better they look in comparision to my old ones

New Skirt (Posted 14th July 2014)

After searching for 6months I finally the perfect fabric (texture wise) however the fabric is so fragile it didn't hold up for one day at a convention so in future I may just use my old skirt for cons and the new skirt for photoshoots :)

New under top (Posted 14th July 2014)

I decided to make a new top that was seperate so it could be washed more easily as this is a rather warm costume (lol the irony!) it's made from a pale blue jersey fabric, with hot fix rhinestones, it took 25hours to complete.

Post Kita Madness (Posted 2nd April 2014)

So after A weekend of madness and my desperate attempt to get Elsa complete I did pretty well for myself, I managed to get it "photo" ready lol. I also realised that I need to remake the skirt and top (I don't like them they're just terrible and that I noticed after seeing the photos and walking around in them all day. But that's cool another learning curve :). hopefully I will get it right this time round! The new cape is looking spectacular I mean seriously beautiful really excited about finishing it. Also the bodice even though I have about 60% coverage with sequins it will hopefully be finished by the end of this month :)

Bodice (Posted 12th March 2014)

After spending a lot of time sewing sequins on the dress I have decided to make a separate bodice as the dress just doesn't hang right; and I'm also not happy with the way I've sewn the sequins on, I rushed through making it to get snow photos but snow never came, so before I dedicate a lot of effort into getting photographs I'm going to remake the bodice and finish the sleeves, to prevent any more loss of time, I'm going to use my breaks at work which equates to an hour day to do this, it'll likely take a month of breaks to finish the entire corset, but this way I wont lose anymore time and infact it'll give me something to do instead of loitering online. I'll shortly upload a photo of the new sequining progress!

Elsa Worbla Shoes (Posted 29th January 2014)

Nothing like recycling an old pair of shoes! With scrap Worbla :) makes this costume alot cheaper and there is no point in butchering a new pair of shoes since these had the perfect heel height :D!

I made a masking taping pattern around another pair of shoes to make the "pointed closed toe" that my pair was lacking I then extendended the pattern to incorporate my own "ice pattern" due to lack of super closeups of the shoes I used artistic licsence to make it. then cut the pattern out in worbla and molded it directly onto the shoes with the adhesive side towards the shoe.

Layers of primer then followed by acrylic paint and varnish :)

I would have rather made these out of a translucent material however I am not that compfortable with my feet being visible.

The Sleeves (Posted 22nd January 2014)

I ended up going back on myself here and remade the sleeves and top which meant unpicking all those sequins I sewed on (quite soul crushing might I add!) but the sleeves now sit perfectly as opposed to how they were resting before, just have to reattached thousands of sequins -_-

Elsa's Wig (Posted 22nd January 2014)

The wig hasn't actually cost me anything, I made it from a wig I bought years ago and couldn't remember what I bought it for and I thickened it out with another wig I butchered for wefts but had leftovers. The front of the wig has been majorly thickeneed out with wefts to make the style work and not have visible gaps, it has been heat styled and glued into place so there is no going back with this wig now! It stays how it is!