Operetta (High School) - Monster High

In Progress

Kitacon 2014



Recently got into the whole Monster High thing, so Cosplays are needed.
there are atleast 3 I wanna do and Operetta is one of them

From Monster High Wikipedia
"Operetta wears a purple and black houndstooth, sleeveless blouse with white buttons down the front. Over the blouse she wears a short white jacket with black spiderweb patterns around the arms and on the back, and short, puffy sleeves ending in keyboard print. The blouse also features a skullette button. She sports jeans that are rolled up to below her knees and feature red lining. Her belt is white with black musical notes print, a spiderweb-style buckle, and three black chains with musical note-shaped charms haning from it. Operetta's shoes are black and white with white shoelaces, a spiderweb pattern, and treble clef shaped black heels. She wears a white bracelet with a keyboard print on her right arm and a black dice ring on her right hand. Her earrings are different from each other; her left earring is the six-dotted side of a black die and her right earring is the five-dotted side of a white die on a string. Around her left eye she sports a black, translucent mask in the shape of a heart-themed musical note."

sarmander posted on 6 September, 2012 - 21:12
Holy shmaow, I LOVE Monster High dolls! I can't wait to see progress photos~

Captain_Marvelous posted on 8 September, 2012 - 19:19
Yes! Operetta is my fave! cant wait to see!

FlyingMammal posted on 19 September, 2012 - 10:01
rockibil hair :~)

Fables posted on 6 October, 2012 - 14:57
Hooray for another MH Fan! Love Operetta, can't wait to see progress

DarkShine Cosplay posted on 24 June, 2013 - 17:38
Awesome work on that jacket, wow :D Love to see this at Ayacon!

Luminescence posted on 1 July, 2013 - 20:09
This is looking great! :) Can't wait to see the finished result, I love MH <3

Music Stave Belt
Dice Ring
Houndstooth print top
Dice Earrings
Piano Bracelet
Music arm and face decoration
Heart-Music Note Half-Mask
Knee length trousers
Guitar Bag
Spider Web Belt Buckle
Chains from her jeans + Music notes

Total cost: £0.00

3rd December 2013

Bringing her back

After the fail at Ayacon I've decided to get me Butt into gear and get Operetta finished up and perfected for Kitacon!

11th August 2013

Failures on my part

Ok, so no Guitar bag and No awesome heels :\ Both fails on my part I've had the shoes so long, and got tunnel vision on making them out of wood that wouldn't work So we've not got enough time now to do anything else but next time I wear Operetta, I'll have her heels. We're going to get them made out of plastic The ones I have are being painted, so hopefully that'll all go well. then I can just glue the heel on afterwards when we get it Very sad I couldn't get her heels done in time :9 but like I said, fail on my part

24th July 2013

Ok, I just want to show you this

I drew out a template for Operetta's bag last night I'm so damn proud of it Dad's gonna help me make it(which means he's gonna do it all 'cos he gets like that)

1st July 2013

Guess Who's in COSPLAY CHESS!

I'm in cosplay chess! As Operetta! :D I'm a Bishop :D Anyways yes, Apart from that givin' me a kick up the backside to get Operetta's wig, eyemask and shoes finished, I'm really excited about it :D Also, I need to dye Operetta's wig... I've got loads of black Sharpies but they're not sticking to the wig like I'd like... 'cos I read the tutorial wrong... I need rubbing Alcohol, apparently. and I don't know what the English Equivalent of that is. Any help from you guys on how to Dye the correct parts of my wig, black?

25th June 2013

I don't think I ever showed you guys my Makeup Trial

Here it is :D Tested out the scarring liquid I bought and it's pretty good Didn't layer it up enough in the trial run though, but at Ayacon, It's getting layered up much more so it really shows scarring :D Oh, and of course, I'll be blending the scar colour too, not so.... drawn on xD Also, I don't do makeup very often so... can you tell? lol Looks like I've been punched in the eyes xD

11th June 2013

Epic Progress! :D

Operetta's Jacket is 90% done! Just need to do the piano trim on the sleeves and attach the Skullette pin and it's complete! :D

1st June 2013

As Operetta's shoes hurt my feet...

I'm thinking of doing an evening Operetta in her Dot Dead Gorgeous or Picture Day outfit, Maybe even the Dance Class... Just something for me to take a break from those shoes for the evening. Thoughts? Which dress should I do? 'cos I'm torn

29th May 2013

Getting there :D

I'm feeling really proud of myself. The Scar stuff should arrive tomorrow or friday, then i can test that out Her Jacket is almost done, her collar is now all black, I just need to paint the underside and add the spiderwebs and piano patterns, then that's all sorted The monster High Skullette button is all done too, just need to work out how to attach that. The Jeans are done Wig is going to be finished this weekend, if my wig head arrives in time xD Makeup will hopefully be bought soon, tomorrow if i'm lucky The chains from her jeans are almost complete too Got the belt, just need to sort the buckle. And it sounds like her top has arrived at my boyfriend's house My boyfriend's dad is also, hopefully going to help with her shoes and bag then that's everything i'm rather pleased with myself :D Operetta is really coming together :D

25th May 2013

Oh my god I just bought the stuff to do her scars!


20th May 2013


She may well make an Appearance at Ayacon now. I'm storming ahead :D I've got her jacket almost done, that just needs painting and spider webbing Her shoes, are still awaiting the heel modification, so fingers crossed there. Her Jeans are done. I chopped up an old pair I don't wear anymore and just Ironed the cuffs into them. Looks pretty good if I do say so myself. I've won a top to attempt to turn into her houndstooth blouse, so fingers crossed it works, otherwise I've gotta drop £30 on one that I'm not even sure will take the Dye... The Wig is in the planning stages, talking over with my BF about how's best to go about it. I'm thinking Sharpie dye the black bits in... Leave the rollers in the hair if possible.and tuck the wig under itself. gets rid of the edges of the wig when I pull her bangs back. I've decided I'm going to do her False Bangs (the big one on her forehead) as well as her victory Rolls. Just the more I look at her (and draw her) the more she needs those victory rolls. If it fails, of course, I'll go back to just the false bangs. The belt has been ordered, We're going to make a false belt buckle I need to make the Skullette button for her Jacket out of Shrinkles (god I love shrinkles) Then all that's left is her Jewellery. I've got her Piano bracelet, not the one I wanted, but close enough. If I find the one I wanted, I'mma snap it up, but this one works just as well My Boyfriend (also known as the jewellery maker xD) is going to be helping me with her ring and earrings, and I may be getting my ears pierced soon too. I've sorted how to do her face scars. My Mum's got a Trebble Cleff Dye Cutter for her crafting, which fits nicely on my face, I'm gonna get a purple eyeliner pencil and draw around that on my face, then use some Liquid collodion in several layers to create the indented scar. Because of this, if I do do Operetta, she'll be on the Sunday, 'cos those Scars are gonna leave a mark and I don't want Cadence to be wanderin' around with Operetta's Scars! xD. Her arm decoration is pretty much sorted, so all that's left to do is to get it all done! Wish me luck! xD

10th April 2013

Question for you guys

I'm torn over what to do for Operetta's face scarring I'm tempted to try some sort of prosthetic to make an indented scar like the doll but I'm thinking that's gonna be too hard but drawing it on with pen or something means someone else is going to have to draw on me and the people I know aren't that good with a pen >> and i'm an OCD perfectionist who will pick apart their Treble clef... I'll go look into Prosthetics/liquid latex some more, and you guys give me ideas, yes? xD I'm so excited to get Operetta finished

5th April 2013

I finally have her!

Today Operetta arrived. I finally have a full, 3D reference for her! I can turn her around, and get all the little details that will make her awesome! So excited for this cosplay I really am :D

6th October 2012

Shoes, they are perfect

These shoes, they are perfect for operetta, a tiny bit small, but my boyfriend thinks they're ex display shoes, so one has been broken in slightly, so they should loosen up with wear. Tell you one thing though, with these shoes, operetta is probably never going to a university convention xD

4th October 2012

Piano bracelet

Sadly, the Piano bracelet I got off ebay appears to have gotten lost in the post :( but my boyfriend bid on, and won, a set of base shoes for Operetta's heels, so hopefully things will get moving soon

1st October 2012

Operetta Update

I have been watching Many-a-tutorial on how to do False bangs. I've decided against the Victory rolls as I think It might be a bit too difficult on the sides of the wig. Operetta's shoes (or thre basis for them) have been found (albeit a size 5 for a girl with size 5.5/6 feets... :S) Have been ordered from Ebay and will hopefully be started soon :D Also, a deal has been made with my Boyfriend, if Operetta doesn't get fully finished for Fushicon (at the latest) He will wear a cosplay of my choice And I have chosen Diamond tiara from My Little Pony, Full fursuit >:D So whenever Fushicon is, you'll either see Operetta, or in a following convention, Diamond tiara >:D

18th September 2012

Now here's a Question

Do I do Operetta's hair with the Victory rolls at the side of her head as well as the quiff-fringe? Or the Quiff-Fringe and pulled back rockabilly hair from the webisodes? Difficuuult D:

8th September 2012

Harder than I thought,,,

Operetta is proving harder than I first thought... Ideas are flying on how to make her shoes, so hopefully they'll come together soon enough, watching a few pairs on ebay, but they're red, so it'll be a fair bit of work Also, her Purple Houndstooth blouse is a pain to find too, I thought Houndstooth was a pretty popular pattern for clothing... apparently, not in purple... or shirts... Gah! My boyfriend has an idea on how to do her heart-music note eyepatch, so that should be ok... Her jeans will be the easiest part. Primark can't let me down here! I'm getting closer with her jacket too, so that's good, and Her accessories will be constructed with the help of my boyfriend :D If i have time, I'm going to attempt that coffin-guitar bag she has too. and maybe invest in some lilac body paint. what do you think? or is that going a tad too far?

6th September 2012


I am determined to get Operetta done, I really am. I've decided to attempt to get her done for Gemucon, 'cos that's the next "big" con all my mates are going to, so, fingers crossed Operetta comes together. I'm aiming to get myself an Operetta doll to use as a reference 'cos I think that'd make life so much easier, having a 3d model to reference from, rather than failing at finding pictures of her from a certain angle. (that, and I want an Operetta Monster High doll anyway >>) Her shoes are going to be the hardest bit. I know that, which is why I'm getting on that first. Dad said he'll help me construct the Treble Clef heels, but finding a base shoe, that's high enough, with the right shoe pattern is proving a pain. Keeping my eyes open though. I'm also having difficulties with her jacket, but other than that, I'm pretty much sorted on how I'm gonna do the rest of her. for the most part anyway. only other concern i have is getting her wig the right colours, gonna just go with a red wig and hope that I can suss it out when it arrives xD

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