Rapunzel
Disney's Tangled

Cosplayer: Luminescence

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

1st April 2012: Apparently I have gone mad I decided today that I want to embroider the skirt designs on my Rapunzel cosplay. Why do I do this to myself D: Anyway, my boyfriend has very kindly bought me some embroidery thread in pink and turquoise <3

15th September 2011: Progress photos While I was waiting for my hair to dry earlier, I took some photos of my shirt as it is in its current state :) I only have to make the sleeves now and attach them, and it'll be done!

Obviously there's the photos of the front and back of the shirt (and I forgot to flip them so they're the correct way around, derp), but I've also included close-up photos of my buttons and the pattern on the fabric! The colour's wrong on the close-up photo of my fabric, though, due to bad lighting - the actual colour is closer to that in the photos I'm wearing the shirt.

14th September 2011: More shirt stuff Today I had to go to the craft store to get some card-making stuff for my parents, and while I was there I had a look for buttons for the back of Rapunzel's shirt. I was originally just going to get some plain pink buttons, but then I found these really nice ones in the shape/size that I wanted with a cute, flowery print on them! There were six in the tube and the pattern didn't stand out too much, so I decided to buy them. Yay!

14th September 2011: Shirt Today I spent my time working on my shirt for Rapunzel! :) I'd already cut the basic pieces out and tacked them together before dyeing the fabric, but then I decided I liked the reverse of the fabric more and had to untack it all to turn it the other way out. I cut off the straps that I'd previously made, as they went all flimsy and nasty in the dyeing process, and made new ones. I didn't want to do that, originally, but then I realised Rapunzel's shirt has seams where the straps join to the bodice, so yay!

My brother helped me install all 22 eyelets into the front of the bodice - I managed to put in 4 by myself, but I'm pretty useless at it so he helped me out a lot and put the rest in where I wanted them. After the eyelets were done, I laced them all up, and that took more than a couple of attempts, lmao; I wanted it laced like Rapunzel's shirt is, and I kept messing up. Got there eventually, though!

After that I pinned the ribbon and lace to the bottom of the shirt, and it's looking pretty cute at the minute :) I've pinned the ribbon around the top of the shirt too, but as I need to use my sewing machine to attach the back panel (where her pink buttons are), and it's past 1am, I figured I'd stop for the night, lol. I shall hopefully continue working on it tomorrow!

27th August 2011: Fabric dyeing Today I'm dyeing my fabric! I found this really cute patterned cotton in multiple colours, so I ordered some in dark purple for the skirt and some in lilac for the shirt. However, after I ordered it I soon received an email saying that the lilac was out of stock and they wouldn't be getting any more of the fabric, so they offered to replace it with a different colour. I chose white and bought some fabric dye, and today I've finally got round to dyeing it.

As it's raining, and the fabric needs to be dried away from sunlight, my kitchen has been taken over!

1st March 2011: Fabric samples Well, in the last journal I wrote, I mentioned that I might have found the fabric I wanted to use; I found out that the shop I wanted to buy it from does samples, so I requested one and it arrived today...it's totally the wrong colour! D: It's more of a dusky pink rather than a light purple. I'm glad I asked for a sample first instead of spending the money (as it's £11.99 a metre, eek!), but this does mean I'll have to go back to searching. Oh well!

13th February 2011: Fabric... Might have found the purple fabric that I'd like to use for this already, haha! I think I'll be debating it a bit more, though, as purple seems to be an awkward colour in fabric (what is it with me and awkward colours?) and I want to be 100% sure it's the fabric I want before buying it. :)


TheStarlightFairy avatar

TheStarlightFairy - 11th February 2011
Yaaaay you finally added her ^^
Yes, you can has borrow my pascal plushies c:

Luminescence avatar

Luminescence - 11th February 2011
Eeee yay, thank youuuu <3

J-Po avatar

J-Po - 1st March 2011
best day EVER !!!! yeeeeey rapunzel :D

FlyingMammal avatar

FlyingMammal - 15th September 2011
ruthie wants to see progress photos :D hehe
i hate doing eyelets. I did 30 of them on MJ and the large 1 on Jessie. i was shocked I managed it even with the funky gadget to help. well done brother zoe.

Relion avatar

Relion - 17th September 2011
SO PRETTYYYYYYYYYYYY

FlyingMammal avatar

FlyingMammal - 17th September 2011
YES photos!!! I LOVE the buttons and very very very good work, it looks fantastic!

Luminescence avatar

Luminescence - 17th September 2011
Thanks you guys <3

TheStarlightFairy avatar

TheStarlightFairy - 17th September 2011
Hnng that shirt is bloomin' awesome! *secretly swaps for mine so I get the good one*
SO EXCITE FOR THIS

FuriePhoenix avatar

FuriePhoenix - 18th September 2011
bodice is looking great!

FlyingMammal avatar

FlyingMammal - 1st April 2012
looks great so far!!! :)

WhatsersCosplay avatar

WhatsersCosplay - 18th April 2012
You look adorable! Love the dress!

Relion avatar

Relion - 18th April 2012
THIS IS SO AMAZING i am in awe of dat embroidery patience

Holli avatar

Holli - 19th April 2012
aww rapunzel <3 beautiful costume !

FlyingMammal avatar

FlyingMammal - 19th April 2012
WOW!

MadameLapin avatar

MadameLapin - 22nd April 2012
You are so beautiful hun, such an amazing Punzie ^^