Odette (Lake) (Lake Dress) - The Swan Princess




I love love love this movie! It's one of my ultimate nostaligia faves! :D I wanna cosplay quite a few versions of her ^^ I love the songs and WILL be singing them when I cosplay this xD I want a Derek though @.@ He's so fruity xD

- I watched this last night and am calling it her "Lake Dress" as she has two white dresses. They're both very similar but this one has sectioned sleeves and the blue waist/stripe bit. And this is the one she wears after she's cursed and lives on the lake. I wanna do both! And when she's cursed her eyes go purple, they don't stay blue O_o...and maybe I wanna do the wedding dress @.@..I love this movie.

"You should write a book...how to offend women in 5 syllables or less" <333 xD

- I'm moving this into progress as I'll be wearing this at October Expo on the Sunday with Phee's Odile :D Hopefully our wigs will arrive soon! I just have to figure out the best way to make it @_@

- Not being worn for October Expo as I'd only be wearing it for a few hours so I want to wear it to an event where I can wear it a lot. Also I want to make it myself so will wait til I have a sewing machine and tailors dummy.

- Just watched Swan Princess again! Going to try and make this for Kitacon Ball! This way I can get some shots near the lake at night! :D The wig seller on eBay turned out to be a con =/ or at least a seller who decides to not give you your items ¬_¬ so will be buy another wig ^^ But since my last update I have a sewing machine and Tailors dummy now so I intend to do my best to make this if I can :D Going to move into progress so I know to focus on it!

- Will also be wearing this on the Saturday of MCM Expo May :D

- All completed! I've edited the necklace but I dont know if I'll use it coz it looks a bit naff xD My sister is also lending me her white dolly shoes so it's all set :D

- Wore this for MCM Expo May 2012 on the Saturday :D I was so hot in it though that I didn't get any pictures =[ there may be a few plotted around though xD but by the time it was cool enough for pictures I was very tired. So I will force fatnoona to visit me and take photos around my lake xD


Candystriped posted on 3 August, 2011 - 23:19

FuriePhoenix posted on 4 August, 2011 - 11:41
YAY ANOTHER ODETTE COSPLAYER!!! You look amazing in this!! I think I should do her teen violet dress when you do this!

Pandora-Chi posted on 4 August, 2011 - 21:04
OMG I remember this! I loved it as a kid! <3 you are gonna look beautiful! <3

Phee posted on 5 August, 2011 - 09:46
<3 we is gonna look good together

BabemRoze posted on 5 August, 2011 - 09:52
@Candystriped: D: Sorry I'd already planned it with Phee =[ piccies deffo though! :D @Furiephoenix: I LOVE her as a teen :D you'll look great! @Pandora: Thank yoou! This was one of my faves! :D @Phee: slglsjgls <3 ilu

HotshotShan posted on 5 August, 2011 - 18:23
Odette has the best dress, you'll look lovely :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 6 August, 2011 - 09:18
wig is perfect for Odette!!

Candystriped posted on 7 August, 2011 - 12:44
Ah curses! Still it'll be great to see this costume done - you've totally made me want out to go and find this on DVD (seeing as I no longer have my vcr copy) I've had "Far longer than Forever" in my head for 2 days straigth because of you! <3

BabemRoze posted on 7 August, 2011 - 13:16
Haha! I know right! I've been going around singing it XD I think my best friend is about ready to hit me!

J-Po posted on 10 August, 2011 - 09:07
i was thinking of doing this at some point :P but you will look great XD

FusionRose posted on 10 August, 2011 - 14:46
I used to love her when i was younger. you and phee will look sooo beautiful =D x.

RevolverKitty posted on 31 August, 2011 - 18:26
Fantastic choice :D so cant wait to cast my eyes upon this, really look forward to it :)

Candystriped posted on 4 December, 2011 - 20:04
I actually cant wait to see this one complete - you're going to be gorgeous!

BabemRoze posted on 4 December, 2011 - 20:11
Thank you! I hope I can make it okay XD :) xx

Tsuchinoko posted on 4 December, 2011 - 21:23
I love the design of Odette's dress, I'm sure this will look lovely ^^

Nomes posted on 5 December, 2011 - 00:05
Oooh you've put it in progress. Exciting! This is so pretty.

J-Po posted on 7 December, 2011 - 18:53
i recon the colour is white, it turns bluey in the second film but its deff white in the first film

FuriePhoenix posted on 7 December, 2011 - 19:04
agree with Jac- its definitely white in the first film.

BabemRoze posted on 7 December, 2011 - 19:29
Both shots were taken from the first film it was when Rothbart made it day time xD but yeah I prefer white too :D Thanks guys!

Teacup_Erinyes posted on 10 December, 2011 - 20:12
Wig 2 looks almost identical to the one we bought for my sister's Odette costume (you can see it in photos on my Anastasia costume), if that helps. The two-tone fibres make it look really nice and natural, and under bright lights it's not too dark at all. Would definately recomend that one.

BabemRoze posted on 10 December, 2011 - 20:16
Brilliant :D That wig looks really gorgeous and she looks beautiful! It was my favourite choice so I'm glad I know what it looks like on someone :D Thanks so much <3!!

Candystriped posted on 10 December, 2011 - 20:34
I'd figure wig 3 - just my personal preference as it seems to have the weft of hair that drifts accross her face

FuriePhoenix posted on 10 December, 2011 - 20:41
wig 2 definitely

Pandora-Chi posted on 12 December, 2011 - 12:08
Oooh if you have not got the wig already I really like wig number 2 - it's not only got the perfect length for Odette but it has two gorgeous shades of blond that isn't too too dark - I know this cos I've got that exact wig which I wore in my journal entry for Battle city Mai if that helps X

Nomes posted on 13 January, 2012 - 12:01
Fingers crossed for the 3rd wig.

nanahara posted on 4 February, 2012 - 16:58
looking great with the wig and makeup. I know you'll look stunning when you wear this at Kita

Phee posted on 4 February, 2012 - 17:12
Dawwww you look so cute! <3

Nomes posted on 4 February, 2012 - 18:55
I'm loving the make up. You're so good at character make up. And I'm glad the wig worked out :). How long is it? I't hard to tell in that pic.

BabemRoze posted on 4 February, 2012 - 19:09
Thankies :D The wig is just above my bum :P xx

FuriePhoenix posted on 4 February, 2012 - 20:25
i love the wig and make up test!

FuriePhoenix posted on 25 March, 2012 - 18:57
i love the fact you went for viscose fabric for the dress, its a perfect choice for something like this as it will flow beautifully. Looking forward to seeing it completed! ^_^

Crystal-Heart Cosplay posted on 1 April, 2012 - 17:35
It's looking so nice so far ^^ Odette's my favorite non Disney princess ^^ What fabric did you use for the dress?

BabemRoze posted on 1 April, 2012 - 17:50
Thank you :) It's viscose

Rosipoo posted on 3 April, 2012 - 19:42
this look amazing, i would love to get a picture of this at kitacon if i see you around ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 11 April, 2012 - 18:07
awwww soooooooo purdddyyyyy!!!

FuriePhoenix posted on 18 April, 2012 - 20:39
you two looked so gorgeous in these costumes!

Pandora-Chi posted on 18 April, 2012 - 22:35
Both you and Phee looked gorgeous!! I can't believe how you two are the same height so it feels like a mirror image XD You suit Odette so well and I really love your choice of fabrics as the dress drapes beautifully. I'm so happy you used my photo too <3

BabemRoze posted on 19 April, 2012 - 07:58
Thank yooou <3 :D

JustPeachy posted on 19 April, 2012 - 12:55
So pretty! You both look gorgeous! This film was my fav when I was younger, nostalgia <3

Eloraborealis posted on 19 April, 2012 - 16:42
Beautiful dresses, you look amazing! :D

Mungojerrie posted on 23 April, 2012 - 10:14
You look amazing in this, such a good choice of cosplay! :D

JustJerry posted on 1 June, 2012 - 08:48
absolutely stunning! sorry we didn't get to properly chat at expo, at ame we should all meet up and have lunch like last time! =D

BabemRoze posted on 1 June, 2012 - 09:54
Thankies :D I'm sad I didn't see you that much too! :( But I'm not at Ame D: ahh

JustJerry posted on 2 June, 2012 - 11:50
oh no!! what event are you at next? xxx

BabemRoze posted on 2 June, 2012 - 18:22
LFCC in London :D xx

JustJerry posted on 4 June, 2012 - 10:30
damn my bros going to that but not me =( manchester expo for me next lol

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Progress Journal

6th April 2012

Dress :D (without belt)

I forgot to put the belt on when I tried it on B: but I love it :DD It's good size and floats behind me :D as you can see its a tad see-through so I'll wear a vest underneath :D but I adore this!! Now just need to edit the necklace and she's done! <3 (excuse my neice in the corner xD after she saw me in it she followed me around and wouldnt leave me alone :P)

3rd April 2012

Phee works her magic again!! :D

Phee has completed the dress! :D She's gonna add the gold bit onto the belt and yay! I love it and can't wait to try it on! :D The sleeves will puff up more when I wear it obvs :B Now I just need shoes and to edit the necklace and she's done!! Yay!!

31st March 2012


I've currently left everything in the capable hands of Phee xD I suck at making stuff and until I get better this dress is really way too advanced for me. Phee came round to start working on the sleeves today and has taken it home so she can work her magic ;3; I love her~

17th March 2012

Dress Ref

It's getting there! Phee came round and cut out the pattern for me since I was getting confused. She then applied that to the material and we tacked it (her more than me xD). I've now blitz it through my sewing machine. My stitching isnt 100% but I'm having Phee come and help :D once thats sorted I just need to make the sleeves and belt and hem it all and she's done!

20th February 2012


I know you cant really see it very well. But this is a teal and a dark teal cotton for the sleeves and a white viscose for the dress itself :D

4th February 2012

Wig and Make up!

Ah! :D I got my wig a week or so ago and I can't thank Nomes enough! It's the perfect colour, length and style I wanted! I might find a way to straighten it the smallest bit but apart from that it's perfect! For the make up I've just done a very simple top eyeliner with a flick. Mascara, a bit of blush and then some lipstick. The one I'm wearing isn't the lipstick I want to wear for the real thing. The one I want to wear is a plum shade but I couldnt find it >< as always my eyebrows will be thinner too >XD So yeah :D I'm happy.

28th January 2012

Necklace to Edit

I saw this necklace and thought "Somewhat perfect!" I dont think it's a locket. But I'm going make a swan shape and stick it on the necklace. Then I'm going to use gold spray paint to paint the heart a darker gold leaving a swan imprint in the light gold behind. :D I hope it works!

13th January 2012

3rd Time lucky?

This amazing beauty was found by Nomes! :D I'm hoping this one will be the perfect one! I'm terrified it'll turn up darker than the picture and once again I'll have to buy another wig @_@ but if all goes well this seems the perfect style and length! Just a bit of a faff with the fringe and it should be okay. As said the other wig isnt a huge waste as I can use it for one of my other costumes ;) I just have to straighten it (and it's heat resistant yay!) So sorry for all the journals about wigs but if this goes well this shall be the last one xD

11th January 2012

Curse of the Wig!

I swear this is getting ridiclous D: My first wig never showed up and now this wig turns up and it's brown with blonde. I've emailed the seller so I'll let you see how this turns out. I've got plans for this wig if they don't want me to send it back. So hopefully things will be okay in the end. And if they dont sort this out well third time lucky =/

10th December 2011

Favourite wig?

Okay so the first wig I bought for Odette the seller was a scammer and so I didn't get the wig and eBay wouldn't help me get my money back ¬_¬ so I'm looking into buying another (obvs). I can't decide which one to get. My favourite is number 2 but I think it might end up too dark. And I'm scared 1 and 3 will be too light! grrr! It's really hard finding her shade :(