Crystal-Heart Cosplay

Cinderella (Ballgown) - Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella





Cinderella is probably the one of the biggest costumes I have ever made, that and it was an extremely huge undertaking in itself. I have been obsessing over Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ever since the years of Brandy and Whitney Houston, I watched the movie a lot when I was little and I fell in love with the songs. When I heard the Broadway's version of Ten Minutes Ago, I was immediately excited that Cinderella was going to Broadway. I saw the videos from the Oscars and after seeing Ella's glorious transformation on stage, it kind of solidified my love of this musical.

I have rarely seen anyone cosplay from a Broadway musical in person, so I wanted to at least give Cinderella's iconic ball gown a try since nobody has cosplayed from it yet. Plus I feel like I had leveled up enough to give it a go while I was working on Anna's coronation gown.

Cinderella's main bodice fabric was some kind of heavy taffeta that was cut from a wedding dress and train that my neighbor gave me since she didn't want it. The bodice was sewn with a pattern I used for Anna's coronation gown while belong slightly altered to make room for the sleeves then was overlaid with a crinkled organza and trimmed all around with ribbon, lace, sequins and rhinestones. The sleeve base is made of satin and are overlaid with Chantilly lace which is a super light material and ended up not giving me the effect I wanted. I may remake them but as of right now, they're all right. :/

The skirt is comprised of 7 layers :o I believe in the musical she has about 9-10 layers. But I knew I was wearing a hoop skirt underneath it so I figured the hoop would supply the volume. There's 3 skirts of light bridal satin, A disfigured peplum of organza and 3-4 layers of tulle that has been bunched up at the waist. I sewed them all together and trimmed each of the satin skirts with silver lace. There's a few tears in the tulle but you can't really see them and I glued rhinestones on the top layer to catch the light.

The glass slippers and the crown were bought and altered. The slippers were cut to the accurate shape and rhinestones were added on them. The crown was bought from Ebay and was bedazzled completely to hide the designs.

The wig was actually styled using a tutorial my friend Zulma sent me. I didn't "exactly" accomplish the look I wanted, but I'm pretty proud. First updo! Go me :)


InfiniteJester posted on 11 October, 2013 - 08:22
This looks so pretty! Can't wait to see!

Crystal-Heart Cosplay posted on 12 October, 2013 - 03:35
I'm so excited to start on this one :DD It's going to be so much fun!!

WhiteWraith posted on 7 October, 2014 - 07:21
Progress is looking amazing! The dress is beautiful :)

InfiniteJester posted on 26 October, 2014 - 17:35
Final result is lovely!

Shinigami_ky posted on 26 October, 2014 - 20:06
oh this is lovely, you look absolutely beautiful!

PandoraCaitiff posted on 28 October, 2014 - 09:33
That dress is so pretty! You look awesome :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 28 October, 2014 - 20:59
Your costume looks beautifull, as do you. Well done on this! :)

rosieroo posted on 31 October, 2014 - 14:41
this is such a pretty cosplay well done honey x

Crystal-Heart Cosplay posted on 3 November, 2014 - 02:50
Thank you both so much :D This costume has been a labor of love <3

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Progress Journal

25th July 2014

Stressful Times

Ehhh.....It's been a long day struggling with these sleeves. William Ivey Long made these monsters impossible to replicate. I'm not really happy with their turnout but I think I'll remake them with the accurate fabric sometime after I debut it. At least I got the sleeves to fit comfortably on me, and I still have some wiggle room to dance at the ball with :)

23rd July 2014

Detail Work

Working on adding detail work tonight for my Cinderella dress. I just added the glitter ribbon along the front and back of the bodice and then now I'm adding this sort of bejeweled lace detailing on the back of the bodice. I may add more on some places, maybe on the sleeves and on the front before I get to the sleeves. All in all I'm pretty proud :)

4th April 2014

Bodice about 40% done :)

I spent yesterday and today actually sewing the bodice of the dress together. I just finished sewing the crinkled organza overlay onto the pieces and now I've pieced them all together. I just started sewing some sequins on the bodice and it looks really nice so far. I still have a little ways to go before I finish it. But I don't have that far to go now :)

23rd March 2014

And begins.

I already started cutting out the bodice already. Well the base layer of it anyway.
I have to get the overlay as well as cut the sleeve patterns and get the overlay for that as well XD

I used a taffeta fabric from a Wedding dress that my neighbor gave to me that I completely ripped apart XD

19th October 2013


It may not be made of diamonds but it's a real sparkly one to say the least XDD
I was lucky to find a similar style of tiara that Cinderella wears on broadway on Ebay :)

19th October 2013

Glass Slipper Base

I'm just kind of Material scouting for now but I managed to find these really nice plastic clear slippers for a Cinderella costume on Ebay. Luckily they run to about a size 12 so I'm pretty content :)

I hate the butterfly motif on the front but I'm coating these things in a crapload of rhinestones so it won't be seen