Tiana (Designer Princess Doll) - Princess And The Frog




I never cosplayed form Disney princess before but when I shown some of the dolls and the concepts for them from ( Street-Angel)I instantly loved Tiana 's dress.
I did orginally wanted to Snow white but I thought Tiana would would be perfect for me ^^.
Also a god excuse to make a poofy ball gown :D Unlike th actually doll, I will add elements of my own to elaborate on the design to make it more pretty such as addying diamantes on tonetting and layer it over the bottom half of the dress.

Wish me luck!


Pandora-Chi posted on 28 November, 2011 - 22:39
Eeee I'm so excited for you to do this!! This is just damn perfect for you and I agree the dress is super pretty *_* I cannot wait to see the original spin u put on this :D

XxSylentiumxX posted on 28 November, 2011 - 23:18
Aw thank you - Im nervous about it though :S My first ball gown im going to make >w< I hope wil be able to pull this off along with you lovely ladies participating. We shall see what happens ^^

gaming_goddess posted on 20 July, 2012 - 09:33
This dress is so beautiful! I think Princess and the Frog is my favourite modern Disney movie because Tiana is so determined :D Looking forward to seeing your progress on this and the gorgeous fabrics you use to bring it to life :)

Numta posted on 20 July, 2012 - 11:20
cannot wait to see this =D you'll look awesome!

XxSylentiumxX posted on 3 September, 2012 - 09:40
gaming_goddess : Aw thank you so much lovely! I've almost finished it now so I definitely be posting my progress very soon ^^ Indeed Tiana she has quite a strong personality, in fact she reminds me a bit like belle as she is not typical Disney princess:) Numta : Thank you :) I hope I will do Tiana's dress justice :D

Nomes posted on 27 September, 2012 - 20:59
This dress is so pretty . I want a big poofy ball gown too! You're going to look fabulous

FuriePhoenix posted on 27 September, 2012 - 21:08
oooh looking forward to seeing this!!!

Kacela posted on 1 April, 2013 - 15:39
You look absolutely beautiful! That gown is stunning.

SamanthaKaiba posted on 1 April, 2013 - 15:47
This just looks simply amazing...it really suits you

XxSylentiumxX posted on 1 April, 2013 - 16:00
Thank you guys so much! - It was my first time making a ball gown^-^

Einmyria posted on 1 April, 2013 - 16:08
This is so gorgeous! you look amazing ^^

XxSylentiumxX posted on 1 April, 2013 - 16:39
@S-Lawliet: Aww thank you! <3

Progress Journal

13th September 2012


Now, the wig I was stuck between buying a pre styled curly bob or to use a long wig and create the volume by cutting it make wefts to insert into the base.
I had found tutorials on youtube on how to create a bob which, worked well within my favour. This is so that I would not have to cut wig at all .
I used my previous pandora straight wig and put curling rods in section of the hair.
I then pin curled them according how I perceived it in the artwork and used a ton hairspray XD

15th August 2012

Skirt section~

Skirt part I found slightly more difficult, as I was not sure how many meters to use for the circle skirt. I used a renaissance circle pattern and added extra panels just in case. However, the length was way too long for me and t needed to altered with a hoop skirt on. luckily I had some assistance from My mum,who helped me out cut any excess fabric way whilst I stood on a chair:3
Afterward I used the same technique with organza to have as an overlay- again excess material was discardedand u ruffled the top edge for poofyness :D

5th August 2012

bodice leaves + skirt leaves

After sewing the leaves ,I proceed to stick on ivy green gems onto the area with fabric glue and used a hairdresser to speed up the process.
Next I moved onto bottom section of the leaves , which will be attached on to the skirt section.
I used the 6 tired hoop skirt as my base - that way I could determine fullness and width of how leaves would wrap around each other.

20th July 2012

Leaf designs

I had no idea how I was going to make the leaves and fit them neatly on to the bodice to create more shape.
I winged it, drafting each leaf to half measurement of my wait line with and extra 1.5 " each side.
I then cut out the material and interfacing, proceeded to sew to then trim off the excess fabric.
|After ironing the interfacing, I roughly pinned the leaves onto the bodice and tested with it on to see where the sides meet. I then hand sew small sections of the leaves on to the bodice for a cleaner finish.

18th July 2012


I bought 10m of light green satin as I had never made a ball gown before, and wanted to extra careful in case things went wrong. |I had used the wedding pattern previously for my Pandora cosplay and used a base bodice pattern to get started. I didn't have a dressmakers dummy, so I had to guess my measurements and apply it to the pattern when drafting out the mock version.
Turned out ok... until I started on the real version!
I had for gotten about the seam allowance making bodice a lot more tighter than it should be. O_O
Luckily a few week after I had lost a bit of weight and it went on fine, however there was minimal shape to the bodice. that will be sorted once the leaves are attached on