Aurora/Briar Rose (Blue dress) - Sleeping Beauty




Aurora is another one of my most favourite Disney princesses and admittedly, one of my many dream cosplays so I'm hoping to do this as good as I can. Ever since I was little I've always loved her design and of course the film itself (even though I was too young to understand it ^^;) so I've been having a huge desire to cosplay her .. dunno when I'll get to it though ^^;;

UPDATE 24/09/2011

Ok, started with the wig and hopefully will make a start on the dress soon - I'm dunno what it is but I'm terrified making this dress ^^; It's not the hardest thing I know but for me, it's important I don't screw this up - I plan to invest a little bit into the dress to make it beautiful ^_~ And I really do wanna make a promise to myself to get this done in time for expo as I honestly don't wanna let the Disney group down for this - FIGHTO!!!

UPDATE 15/10/2011

I have a dress!!! I have a dress!! Dream cosplay here I come!! >:D I am so uber excited for Babemroze's Disney group!! eeeeeee!!! I can't contain my excitement now!!! Can't wait to join all you lovely princesses for the Sat of the expo xxxx

UPDATE 21/10/2011

I really liked how this cosplay turned out even though 1, the dress was annoying to lug around, 2 the wig showed my damn hair and 3, the crown kept sliding DX Nevertheless, I love everyone who was at the Disney shoot <3 Thank you so much for making that day memorable and enjoyable!! 8D XXX


DuskatNight posted on 29 December, 2010 - 15:42
I'm sure, whenever you do it, you'll look amazing. 8D

Pandora-Chi posted on 29 December, 2010 - 15:44
Awww thank you -^^- That's very sweet of you to say *hugs* Hopefully I won't change my mind to do this cosplay cos I seriously love this character -^^-

LemonPanda posted on 29 December, 2010 - 18:57
agreed!~ whenever you get around to doing this it'll look great ;3

FuriePhoenix posted on 29 December, 2010 - 20:14
Cant wait to see this!

InfiniteJester posted on 29 December, 2010 - 20:21
aww awesome :) blue dress then not the pink un? :)

Pandora-Chi posted on 30 December, 2010 - 15:29
haha even though I do like pink I think the blue one will suit me better - I'm a little worried bout the blond wig for this one but hopefully they'll be a shade that'll suit me ^_~ These comments already are making me feel encouraged to wanna do this cosplay -^^-

InfiniteJester posted on 30 December, 2010 - 17:12
i think blonde will suit you! just dont go for a bright canary kinda yellow cos that always looks fake.. like a sandyish colour or a really light one?

FusionRose posted on 25 July, 2011 - 19:45
You're going to be such a pretty aurora, can't wait to see this sweetie x.

SamanthaKaiba posted on 26 September, 2011 - 11:35
You're going to look amazing...loved the blue dress more than the pink one...can't wait to see this completed

Holli posted on 26 September, 2011 - 11:38
i love the blue dress! good luck with making it :) i cant wait to see you in it ^_^

Nomes posted on 26 September, 2011 - 22:39
The wig looks fantastic! How did you swirl the hair so neatly?

Pandora-Chi posted on 29 September, 2011 - 14:22
@nomes - aww thanks so much - the swirl I created by wrapping the fringe with a curler and securing it with some clips - then I sprayed it with some hair spray to set it - surprisingly it stayed :D

Manticore posted on 1 October, 2011 - 09:08
Looking really good love, with nomes on this one that swirl is Frabjous- you'd think there was am actual cow lick in the wig

SamanthaKaiba posted on 11 October, 2011 - 13:08
This is looking's so're going to look amazing

FuriePhoenix posted on 11 October, 2011 - 19:08
this is looking AMAZING! You... inexperienced?? NEVER!!! Your wig looks like the blond wig I have laying around haha

BabemRoze posted on 11 October, 2011 - 19:36
OMG this is so cute and amazing ahhhh! :D xxx!

FusionRose posted on 11 October, 2011 - 20:24
so adorable! x.

Alyx posted on 11 October, 2011 - 20:44
Looking beautiful so far!

JustPeachy posted on 14 October, 2011 - 22:55
This looks wonderful! I can't wait to see the finished photos :D

Sephirayne posted on 14 October, 2011 - 22:57
The dress is looking great.

Pandora-Chi posted on 14 October, 2011 - 23:06
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments everyone - this whole cosplay was such a struggle but reading these kind words makes me so so happy! -^^- @ Cez, that comment really does mean loads!! *hugs* and really, you have a wig similar to this? 8D x

SamanthaKaiba posted on 15 October, 2011 - 00:09
The dress is's so're going to look amazing

FuriePhoenix posted on 15 October, 2011 - 11:21
*hugs* the finished product is absolutely stunning!!! You've done so well on this!! I do indeed!

CrystalNeko posted on 15 October, 2011 - 12:26
So prettyyyy! I just love how much volume you've given the skirt, it's perfect! Cannot wait to see this in real life, you will look so gorgeous <333

ToroSonyCat posted on 15 October, 2011 - 12:52
So beautiful!

BabemRoze posted on 15 October, 2011 - 14:39
YOU LOOK SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHH!!

Kacela posted on 15 October, 2011 - 18:08
Beautiful <3 x

Chain Toxin posted on 15 October, 2011 - 20:50
You look lovely. I am so happy someone finally used the blue dress! Blue is so much better then pink.

FusionRose posted on 15 October, 2011 - 21:27
It's decided. I will definetly be kidnapping you and forcing you to make all my dresses from now on xD THIS IS SO CUUUTE! x.

FuriePhoenix posted on 15 October, 2011 - 21:41
you look amazing!!

Lozzie posted on 15 October, 2011 - 21:56
omg amazing!! no one cosplays her blue dress <3

Leolarua posted on 15 October, 2011 - 21:57
you look wonderful

Captain_Marvelous posted on 16 October, 2011 - 13:23
God you look amazing O_o

messengercat posted on 19 October, 2011 - 10:26
This looks lovely! So very pretty.

KhaosKreator posted on 19 October, 2011 - 15:41
This looks great! Love the drape of the skirt.

Frederica la Noir posted on 20 October, 2011 - 16:52
Wow! that looks absolutely stunning! welldone hun :) xxx

DuskatNight posted on 31 October, 2011 - 23:38
You look amazing. So pretty. :33

FusionRose posted on 31 October, 2011 - 23:40
Best.Aurora.EVER!!!!! x.

Nomes posted on 1 November, 2011 - 00:25
This dress was absolutely gorgeous in person. The wig is perfection and I'm amazed you got the collar to hold that angle!

j_mercuryuk posted on 1 November, 2011 - 09:34
You look amazing. The wig is perfect and the dress is stunning. It looks so beautiful, I also love the neckline, how you've not left it floppy :D It looks great

CharlieDoryRose posted on 1 November, 2011 - 11:57
You looked stunning!! It was amazing to talk to you :D <3

Numta posted on 1 November, 2011 - 15:28
Your Aurora was stunning! go you =D

KiraraYumi posted on 1 November, 2011 - 18:09
I only saw you in this for a second! I passed by you when I was in a hurry or I would have stopped and said hi! Dx You look really, really amazing in this! The dress is amazing and I am in awe of how you managed to make the swirl in the fringe of your wig so accurate! As always, super awesome job!

Ichigo-Chan posted on 1 November, 2011 - 21:31
Your Aurora cosplay is so beautiful and so perfect. I WANT your sewing skills!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angelphie posted on 1 November, 2011 - 21:49
Beautiful dress! I love your fabric choices (and that you chose the blue version!) the piping on the bodice and your swirly fringe.

Tsuchinoko posted on 2 November, 2011 - 01:29
This was so pretty and elegant, I'm glad I got to see this cosplay and it was great to see you again, too ^^

rosieroo posted on 2 November, 2011 - 18:40
aww so glad i got to meet yooh - huuugs

Raye-chan posted on 2 November, 2011 - 21:03
This was so beautiful! It was awesome to see it in person ^_^

BabemRoze posted on 2 November, 2011 - 22:12
You look so amazingly beautiful!!!

lilkimmi27 posted on 8 November, 2011 - 16:39
You looked amazing in this!!

Natsumi posted on 17 November, 2011 - 22:05
Oh maaan~ I'm so gutted I missed you wearing this! ; n ; You look beautiful! The wig is really nicely styled and the dress look really well made. Kudos!

Lozzie posted on 18 November, 2011 - 01:48
oh hun you look absolutely stunning!!!! I love that you did the blue dress too! Hardly anyone does that! Love love love!!! <3 <3 <3 xxxxxxx

Progress Journal

8th April 2012

Wig revamp

I decided yesterday to fix up Aurora's wig - I wasn't very pleased with it cos not only did the side of my hair show but the bangs weren't very volumized. Also, to create that swirl, I used hair benders, clips and a whole load of hair spray which made the swirl look really unnatural, hard and create a lot of nasty spray flakes >< So I decided to brush the bangs out and try again; this time heat setting the bangs and I think it's turned out better.

14th January 2012

Aurora bodice revamp

Even though I absolutely HATED making the bodice, I decided to have another bash at it XD It's very rare that I would choose to do this unless I was extremely unhappy about it ¬¬ Anyways, after I finally got a beuauutiful dress making dummy, I began to make the bodice from scratch which only cost me an extra £6-7 cos I had lots of left over from the last time :D Though it went smoother, it was still hellish to make.. The collar cost me so many hours... I still hate it...
After 20 hours of channel 4 tv and 90 episode of Prince of tennis, I have made a new bodice XD though there are imperfections still, I am more pleased with the second attempt :) I corrected the three seams to actually meet, added a pearl trimming along the collar (personal touch), corrected the annoying triangle thing to be flat than poking out, sleeves are not fully sewn to the collar as I found this made my arms huge last time, used satin bias binding cording than plain cotton and it fits a bit better to give me a shape than the last one which made me soo chunky XD The only thing left is to get a fresh set of photos :) x

23rd October 2011

The crown's journey ¬.¬

Literally I'm not kidding you - it has take me ages to get the crown almost right... As you can see from the diagram, I went through 4 different crowns >.<

Crown 1: Craft foam was the cheapest solution and the most managable since I'm damn useless cutting wood or metal ¬¬ This first crown I wasn't too fussed about as it was more of a trial - at first I wanted to copy some of the detailled designs from the crown shown in that famous pic of Aurora asleep but I not only dented the thing too much but it was messy trying to get those designs
Crown 2: Discovering Embossing metal, I wanted to see how it goes when I use it. BUT because it was so thin, it can easily be dented and looked really cheap.. not what I wanted to go for... also, I wanted to adopt the red jewels but I didn't think this worked either ^^;
Crown 3: Getting frustrated at this point, I decided to abandon the detail and just go with a simple crown - I of course stuck with craft foam and spread PVA glue on both sides which took a painful 3 days to dry .. however, just as one end was about to finish drying, my clever mum decided to move the crown thinking it was dry and as a result what wasn't dry got stuck onto something else and therefore made an undried dent when I peeled it away.. I was so miffed off after that >.<#
And Crown 4: after telling my mum to NOT TOUCH IT, everything ran smoothly XD Cut a new one out of craft foam, used PVA glue on both sides, applied a line of glue down the centre to accentuate the fold in the crown and spray painted this gold - also, used a clear spray to make it more shiny and protect the gold from rubbing off :) and TA-DA!!! I have a crown which I also too managed to find a way for it to float on the wig without permanently glueing it on :D

14th October 2011

Dress complete

Just an odd entry bout the skirt - I am really happy with how this turned out but still annoyed bout the bodice ¬¬ however, with everything together, it does make me feel more 'Aurora' like ^^
At first, I was going to only have one layer but the dress would look quite flat - then when I analysed the film, Aurora had a white underneath skirt so then I thought perfect I'd do that! so now, I have a trail dress with a bit of volume from the underneath skirt ^o^ Huzzah!

13th October 2011


At first I wasn't sure bout the choice of fabric for Aurora's skirt - I was going to opt for cotton but would make the dress be too plain then thought of using crepe satin but I didn't want this dress to be too shiny - in the end, I decided to use Duchess satin cos of its subtle sheen ^^
I looked round in the stores and internet for the right shade of blue and came across three -
(left to right) Cornflower, Mill blue, turquoise
After ages and ages of debating, I decided to purchase the cornflower shade - not too bright or too dark :D

12th October 2011

Crown wip

Since I'm waiting for my dress fabric to arrive, I decided to finally make a start on the crown which somehow magically sits on Aurora's head without sliding off XD It's made from craft foam and gold spray paint. I don't think this will be final as I'm simple testing the length and pattern embellishments - it's a bit messy too - I'll see how it goes though

11th October 2011

Bodice complete

Instead of opting for an open ended zip, I used the corset lace fastening method - I think it makes the bodice look prettier too -^^- Also about the triangle at the back, it wasn't physically possible to have it all joined without getting in and out of it easily so in the end I had to separate it at the back... It's super uneven...
Also, in the photo I decided to wear the wig to show off it's colour - I didn't wanna go for a single blond tone; instead got a wig which had two different tones - mainly cos it suited my skin colour and to enthasize Aurora's golden hair better :)
I'm still not 100% happy with it but I neither have the time nor money to make a new better one - this damn bodice really does show how inexperienced I am T^T

11th October 2011


This was truly a damn lucky find!! I couldn't believe I found something within the highstreet stores that was exactly like Aurora's necklace! :D Best part, it was on sale! 8D

10th October 2011

Collar wip

Next hard bit was the collar along the top which I drafted outta lining - making it I sense is going to be a pain too ¬¬

5th October 2011

Bodice wip 1

This damn thing took forever!! everything about this was difficult to get accurate and right - for example, since Aurora has three seams, I wanted to enthasize this so I deicded to put cording within some bias tape to do it - it's so not straight... the other massive problem was the damn triangle at the bottom ... I hate symetrical things for a cosplay ¬¬ It's so not neat DX Even though it's not held together just yet, I have completed the main bit of the bodice but I'm not very happy with it at all ...

26th September 2011

Aurora wig WIP 2

Slightly redid the swirl as I wasn't entirely happy with it and wanted to give the fringe a bit more volume - this wig is about the most I can do for this cosplay for now as I'll be a tad busy for a while til I can get to working on the dress :(

24th September 2011

Aurora wig WIP 1 (reupload)

As soon as this arrived, I started thinking of ways to style it! It's super rare for me to feel more excited about the styling of the wig rather than making the dress - I'm badly procrastinating for this one cos the dress is giving me slight head aches DX
Anyways, back to the wig, all I did was cut, trim, gel and hair spray the bangs into a swirl - It's the first time I've ever done this for a wig and it shows my inexperience DX I seriously am not sure about it but I can alter it later if I really don't like it...

Left image: Original wig
Centre image: Styled bangs (clip is holding the swirl in place)
Right image: Me wearing the finished wig(?)

23rd September 2011

Blue reference

Even though most of the time she was wearing a blue dress, the pink one seems to always be the more popular choice... The blue one suits me more so I'm going with it =b