Anastasia (Once Upon A December) - Anastasia




I was watching this the other day and though I was a little upset upon noticing some flaws about the movie that I hadn't realised when I was younger, the music however I sadly can't forget even now cos I loved 'Once upon a December' and really liked the dress she was wearing in this scene -^^- Dunno what event I'll get this done for - perhaps another LFCC costume for another day?? =b

UPDATE 06/07/11

After stressing over so badly over the dress, I finally got there in the end! ... but I still have lots more to do (slight wig styling + crown) - if I can get this cosplay finished, I'm hoping to wear this to LFCC in the Sunday - if not, it sounds a bit silly but I'm not gonna go if I don't have a cosplay to wear for the event ^^;;;

UPDATE 08/07/11

Even though there are some things I'm still not 100% happy with on this cosplay, I'm marking it down as complete - depending on money and time, I may revisit this cosplay to get it more accurate but for now, I'm happy to wear this at LFCC with Babemroze as Thumbelina :D

UPDATE 17/07/11

For now I've got these temp photos up - if I can get hold of a photographer then I will upload better shots - so sorry everyone DX

UPDATE 31/07/11

Hurrah! I has new photos! :D So much more better than the temp ones ¬¬


SamanthaKaiba posted on 6 March, 2011 - 15:56
love will look amazing

Illulyn posted on 6 March, 2011 - 16:34
Aww I'll HAVE to keep an eye out for this <3 Anastasia is my fave western animated movie <3

InfiniteJester posted on 6 March, 2011 - 20:02
aw wow, gotta love anastasia!

Kacela posted on 7 March, 2011 - 15:36
Omg cannot wait!! I love Anastasia, good luck! =]

BabemRoze posted on 22 March, 2011 - 22:47
I LOVE this outfit! :D I really can't wait to see it! I know you'll do great ^^ x

FuriePhoenix posted on 23 March, 2011 - 21:56
adore this outfit, adore this character ad cant wait to see this go into in progress!

Pandora-Chi posted on 25 March, 2011 - 21:21
Awww I absolutely adore you guys -^^- makes me wanna start this cosplay early - if I do go for 2 days at LFCC I may consider this xx

LittleRecordGirl posted on 28 March, 2011 - 17:59
Ieeeeeee! I love Anastasia! "If I can learn to do it!" Haha. I can't wait to see this when it's done. I bet it'll look amazing!

Pandora-Chi posted on 29 March, 2011 - 15:36
" can learn to do it!" XD that comment makes me wanna sing the songs from Anastasia now and awww thank you; I'll try my best ^_~ seriously I'm gonna have to make a start on this cosplay this year if I keep receiving awesome comments like these! <3

FusionRose posted on 5 April, 2011 - 14:18
I can't wait to see this hun <3 You are going to look so beautiful x.

WildArms_Rudy posted on 6 April, 2011 - 21:11
Now THAT dress will look beautiful on you. I would love to dance with you at a ball if you would like.

Pandora-Chi posted on 6 April, 2011 - 23:13
@ wildarms_rudy - aww I will kindly except that offer ^_~ And OMG I swear I am gonna do this cosplay this year! I didn't know so many people liked Anastasia -^^- Again, I won't let you guys down with this! I am so excited to wanna get this started >:D

BabemRoze posted on 12 April, 2011 - 20:09
Can I walk around you pouring glitter on your head? :D x

Pandora-Chi posted on 12 April, 2011 - 20:42
You most certainly can my dear - It'll be the most magical thing ever :D X

SamanthaKaiba posted on 12 April, 2011 - 21:43
The glitter sounds like a wonderful idea...everything will look amazing

Shewolfxterminater posted on 17 April, 2011 - 16:57
I hope you get to do this one, looks fab x

rosieroo posted on 16 June, 2011 - 16:46
oh my gosh sooo need to see this - i loved this story when i was little - hugs

InfiniteJester posted on 28 June, 2011 - 14:07
awww cant wait to see this, i loved this film so much!

LittleRecordGirl posted on 6 July, 2011 - 20:18
Adorable! Love the dress!

Illulyn posted on 6 July, 2011 - 20:27
The dress is soooo cute <3 So much love <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 6 July, 2011 - 20:28
Dress looks reeally pretty. :)

cowiee posted on 6 July, 2011 - 20:28
I love this movie! And i can tell already you're going to suit her so much!

BabemRoze posted on 6 July, 2011 - 20:30
The dress looks fab! :D x

Kacela posted on 6 July, 2011 - 21:01
This is so beautiful ^^

SamanthaKaiba posted on 6 July, 2011 - 21:32
it looks simply stunning...I love it

KiraraYumi posted on 6 July, 2011 - 21:51
Oh wow, simply beautiful! Words escape me *__*

Pandora-Chi posted on 7 July, 2011 - 17:32
I feel I'm gonna cry just seeing these comments! T^T thank you so much everyone for your thoughts on the dress! I'm happy that my annoyance with it paid off even though there are areas I wish I shoulda got a bit more accurate but thank you!! hopefully the end result of the entire cosplay won't be disappointing to you all! xx

Athora.x posted on 8 July, 2011 - 11:52
This is so cute! you look really lovely in it, plus i love your shoes! xx

BabemRoze posted on 8 July, 2011 - 16:18
Can't wait to get piccies with you! :D Gonna be awesome! The crown looks great and you are so adorabubble! <3

Newdles posted on 11 July, 2011 - 21:51
Saw you in this at LFCC - you looked drop dead gorgeous!

CrystalNeko posted on 17 July, 2011 - 14:33
So pretty! It's actually my favourite dress she wears and my favourite song in the movie! You've made it so well too~

SamanthaKaiba posted on 17 July, 2011 - 14:40
This is just beautiful....I love are lovely

j_mercuryuk posted on 17 July, 2011 - 14:54
The dress came out looking beautiful. As always, your cosplay looks fantastic

messengercat posted on 18 July, 2011 - 09:38
Wow, the dress is just beautiful!

Kacela posted on 18 July, 2011 - 14:33
Wow! I love this! You are just so beautiful ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 25 July, 2011 - 20:40
This was BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Eloraborealis posted on 31 July, 2011 - 17:46
You look so elegant and beautiful, such a pretty dress!

Ichigo-Chan posted on 31 July, 2011 - 19:01
I love the new photos, you look so beautiful

JustPeachy posted on 1 August, 2011 - 13:10
Beautiful cosplay! Your dress is gorgeous!

Pandora-Chi posted on 1 August, 2011 - 22:19
Thank you so so much for all these wonderful comments even thoughfor some reason, I don't think I suit Anastasia all that well ^^; I'm glad you all like the dress though :D

tripletriad posted on 14 August, 2011 - 19:34
Oh I love Anastasia! This is absolutely stunning =]

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 3 November, 2011 - 10:30
A gorgeous costume, and you look great in it :)

prince_izumi posted on 18 January, 2012 - 07:20
BEAUTIFUL!!! But i think you needed a hoop skirt for underneath it to make it flare out like it did in the film.

Pandora-Chi posted on 18 January, 2012 - 15:05
@ Prince Izumi - Thank you so much - wearing a hoop skirt woulda gave it more volume but I wanted the dress to be more free flowing and to twirl around in it without it being too restrictive XD I appreciate the advice though :3

Progress Journal

8th July 2011


Made from craft foam - added a small pearl trimming on the edges to make it slightly more prettier - also, it looked like there was a small row of them in some reference pictures

6th July 2011

Dress complete

Took time and A LOT of damn STRESSSSS to make this circle dress - you would not believe the trouble I went through to get this done! DX The sleeves ripped and was badly hemmed, (still gotta be careful to move round in and get out of it as its very delicate) the circles skirts were trimmed down a lot so the length I wanted was shorter and also, had hemming issues and the bodice, was a bit tight to get in and out of DX - BUT apart from that, I think it turned out ok... also, I noticed that other Anastasia cosplayers make the dress to the floor whereas I saw this dress being more of ankle length circle dress (as at the end of the song, when she kneels, it forms a circle - why do I do this to myself??!! DX)

4th July 2011


(sorry for bad photo)Consists of one layer of Crepe satin and 2 layers of organza - all circle skirts - they were a pain to draw and due to the long diameter, I needed to buy 4ms of crepe satin and 8ms of organza DX plus I had stressful hemming issues which almost forced me to give up on this cosplay

3rd July 2011


Wanted to make the dress with panels to make it fit better and wanted to go for a more golden colour than pure yellow - also, chiffon is my enemy - truth be told, before I uploaded this entry, the sleeves you see are my first ones but these ripped and was a pain to sew and hem ¬¬ so I had to make new ones

2nd July 2011

Bow sash

I LOVE my bows! :D - Made the bow and sash separately and attached it on with a safety pin - it's a bit heavy on the band though - I also need to stiffen it with some spray ^^ I didn't wanna make it shiny as I felt it would be a bit much since the dress would be satin

1st July 2011


Brought earrings which I thought were the right size - I wanted them to match either of the 2 different beads on the necklace - photographed necklace to match size :D

4th May 2011


Due to popular demand from all you lovely fellow cosplayers for this simply being in the planned section, I decided to make a small start on this - the necklace - pretty lame I know but it's something ^^;
Based on the first reference picture, I counted about 5 small beads with one big one in between - so my interpretation to this was to use two different coloured and sized beads and string them on some beading wire - I wanted the bigger beads to stand out and was trying to get the length of the beads right - from what I'm calculating, the beads sit just up to the waist line - not much but I really like them ^^

3rd May 2011

Semi back ref

Somewhat reference of the back

3rd May 2011

Reference front

Front ref of dress