Esmeralda
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Cosplayer: Phee

Variant: Dance Dress

Status: In Progress

Condition: Not Set

25th September 2011: The Dress is complete! Finally~..ish. Okay so the make thing is hemmed and i had a nervous breakdown when i snipped a little hole in the front of my bodice but my mum stepped in like "bitch plz. i got this." and she fixed it for me. all i have to do now is the purple bit round the middle and the jewellery. What could possibly go wrong.

12th September 2011: Dress WIP The Dress is just pinned together right now and needs to be sewn together and the skirt needs to be hemmed. When thats all done I need to put in a zip which will make it tighter around my waist. Theeeeeen I have to do the purpley bit round the middle. i also need to stop my scarf from fraying by sewing that up but its such an fiddley arsey job to do. but hey! at least the crown is done.

5th September 2011: Scarf Progress Started my scarf today, I'm gonna use the entire metre of organza for the scarf because i bought dark purple satin for the sleeves and waist. I used the entire gold fabric pen, every last drop. i had to unscrew the nib and empty it out into a cup to finish the suns and moon and i still have stars to do. i'll probably have to fork out for another pen. I used a circular frame to keep the material still and a tight whilst i drew the designs freehand on it. looooooong. D;

1st September 2011: Skirt Skirt is done-ish. its not as swishy as i'de like but i'm gonna leave it for now if, if i still don't like it i'll add more panels to it to make more swishy.

31st August 2011: Dressy makey, uppy datey This bitch. omg the first day of making it, stressed me out anything that could go wrong did then my cat decided it would be really fun to walk across my satin with wet muddy paws. Not amused. Because i'm using satin I have to line the stupid thing so it doesn't fray, so i cut around the patterns for a bodice shape top and lined it all. Pinned it onto my self so i could fit it quite tight and add darts. I also decided i don't like the material, I picked out for the sleeves so i've bought two different colours of purple satin, one darker one more violet, to see which will look better. the one i don't use i'm gonna end up useing for something else. cos i'm a creative bitch like that. This dress will be my demise because i'm to proud to accept any help from anyone. Its me Vs the satin. Game on O^O/

16th August 2011: Crown progress I started on the crown today, i made it all out of wire first and have put on the first coat of papier maché. My plan is to somehow fix it onto a hair band and then do the circlet part, and paint the lot gold.

12th August 2011: Fabric Shopping! So today i got the Fabric for this dress.

The red silk is for the main body of the dress, i'm going to make the skirt reallllly flowy so i can swish it lots. 8D

I'm a little iffy about the Organza because its a bit stiff but i'll figure it out. i originally wanted a purple chiffon for the waist, scarf and sleeves but it was like £13 a metre, so fuck that cos i'm poor. Hopefully the organza will be good enough. but we'll see.

The fabric pen was a neat little find because originally i was just going to bodge the scarf with my shimmering gold acrylic paint that i use for my art. but this pen will make it a whole lot easier and neater to draw on the design.

YAY! i'm so excited for this costume.


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rosieroo - 10th August 2011
this is gonna look epic

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FusionRose - 10th August 2011
Can't wait to see this hun! you'll look gorgeous x.

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rosieroo - 12th August 2011
i love the materials

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BabemRoze - 12th August 2011
Materials are pretteh 8DDDD!!

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TheCakeIsGone - 12th August 2011
:3 I love Esmeralda, this is gnna be great!

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FuriePhoenix - 12th August 2011
excellent fabric choices!!

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FlyingMammal - 13th August 2011
I ditto FuriePhoenix! Excellant fabrics. And what a good find with the fabric gitter pen. Look forward to progress :)

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BabemRoze - 16th August 2011
You look so pretty! >3<

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animekid3000 - 17th August 2011
I ditto BabemRoze!! Very Pretty indeed ^3^

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Violet Kestral - 5th September 2011
Scarf looks really good, and really effective! And you look great in your test shots ^^

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BabemRoze - 5th September 2011
agfshlgflhdk the scarf is so fecking pritty~!

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Pandora-Chi - 5th September 2011
The wig is beautiful on you and that scarf is so pretty! Cannot wait to see more progress ^^

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FlyingMammal - 6th September 2011
your scarf looks absolutely fantastic! Spot on so far. It's going to be so flowy.

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BlusterSquall - 12th September 2011
Your scarf is organza, right? I read in your journal that you need to stop it from fraying?
Easiest way to do that with organza (because it will still fray even if its hemmed) is to singe the edges with a heat source like a lighter. Just hold the fabric over the heat source or near it, and the edges will melt a little and top it fraying completely (just be careful not to burn the fabric obviously).

Your cosplay is looking great though! Its nice to see Esmeralda cosplayed, let alone this outfit of hers!

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Phee - 12th September 2011
You may have just saved my soul from being destroyed trying to hem that stupid organza. thank you!

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Plasticsharkattack - 12th September 2011
This is looking absolutely fantastic, cannot wait to see the final result!

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BabemRoze - 12th September 2011
8DDD eeee is looking so pretty!

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FusionRose - 12th September 2011
Everything is looking amazing hun! you're going to make a gorgeous Esmeralda x.

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BabemRoze - 26th September 2011
:D!!! lfhlskdjl you looking so pretty! 8D

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SamanthaKaiba - 12th October 2011
This looks amazing...

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rosieroo - 2nd November 2011
really happy i got to see this cosplay hunny ^^

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Pandora-Chi - 2nd November 2011
Your Esmeralda was so so beautiful!! Gorgeous! <3

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lilkimmi27 - 10th November 2011
I really loved your Esmeralda