Elsa (Snow Queen) - Frozen

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London Film and Comic Con 2014

Best Craftsmanship - Wales Comic Con 2014

Showcased 28th December 2014 What is this?



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Information

My facebook page will have all of my progress and more information about the process behind making the various parts

facebook.com/toffee.marmalade.studio

♥ About Elsa ♥

Elsa is from Disney's latest animated movie "Frozen"


♥ About the Cosplay ♥

I never really had a favourite Disney Movie, sure there are lots I love but never had one that I really would say was an overall fav until Frozen. I fell in love with Elsa, I have finally found a Disney character I really connect with :D and the costume well I have never been so in love with a animated dress before and have to make her costume; hopefully before the winter snows come! (For picturesque photos ofcourse). I decided to completely re-do the bodice area rather than how I have made it already by sewing the sequins on directly I decided to make a separate corset as the dress was being pulled down by the weight of the sequins.

♥Budget/cost ♥

£100/£190.02

♥ Worn to ♥

KitaCon - 2014
Wales Comic Con - 2014
MCM May Expo - 2014
LFCC - 2014

Comments

J-Po posted on 20 December, 2013 - 21:06
perfect hair pin!

JustPeachy posted on 22 December, 2013 - 12:21
The hairpin looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see more progress on this costume :)

Sephirayne posted on 23 December, 2013 - 02:29
That hair pin is so gorgeous. You are going to look amazing.

Tracy posted on 5 January, 2014 - 10:44
Wow that's amazing, did you make and hand paint the hair snowflakes?

Yuka posted on 5 January, 2014 - 10:45
Looking forward to seeing more of this <3

Frederica la Noir posted on 6 January, 2014 - 14:00
Thank you guys :3! Oh and yes I made and painted the hair pieces :) xx

Moonchild posted on 7 January, 2014 - 00:52
Progress is looking great so far!!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 11 January, 2014 - 23:23
Gorgeous progress so far!

cosrai posted on 11 January, 2014 - 23:25
This looks beautiful already ^^

TheStarlightFairy posted on 11 January, 2014 - 23:49
I love the progress <3

Getti posted on 12 January, 2014 - 21:18
Your work on the bodice is so spot on. Can't wait to see this completed!

Kei Lin Sama posted on 13 January, 2014 - 22:49
Perfect!

awesomeblossom posted on 14 January, 2014 - 09:13
looking gorgeous!

carsec posted on 14 January, 2014 - 17:02
I love your work, the Little gems of the bodice look so great,

Emzone posted on 15 January, 2014 - 04:38
Progress looks amazing!

Ai-Megumi posted on 18 January, 2014 - 16:40
Your dress looks already very wonderfull. ^.^

Frederica la Noir posted on 22 January, 2014 - 19:36
wow thank you everyone! I have to say this is possibly one of the most time consuming costumes I have done to date! and that includes Satine that took over 100hours XD. Hopefully I'll make some good progress this weekend!

Alinthia posted on 25 January, 2014 - 13:38
This is looking amazing, cannot wait to see it finished! :D

Einmyria posted on 25 January, 2014 - 22:05
So much detail on this!! really can't wait to see it finished, you will look perfect!

FullMetal-007 posted on 26 January, 2014 - 00:53
Trully looking forward to seeing this =3 Beautifully made <3

Nesproxy posted on 26 January, 2014 - 17:12
Absolutely stunning. :)

Kitticus posted on 27 January, 2014 - 14:36
Absolutely adore the detail on this cosplay. Truly beautifull!

AmazonianBlonde posted on 27 January, 2014 - 17:26
This is amazing! I want those shoes!

Angelphie posted on 3 February, 2014 - 21:07
Beautiful - I especially like how you went about the shoes; really effective.

Feyzle posted on 3 February, 2014 - 22:43
Dat wig tho. <3 You suit the costume so well too :'3

TheStarlightFairy posted on 3 February, 2014 - 22:54
Absolutely stunning! I love it <3

Frederica la Noir posted on 4 February, 2014 - 17:30
Wow thank you all the wonderful compliments :D I cant wait to finish her ^_^ x

Sephirayne posted on 5 February, 2014 - 05:38
You look so stunning ♥

Toshi-chan posted on 7 February, 2014 - 13:40
Oh God those shoes!!! <3 You look incredible!

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 February, 2014 - 17:20
Fabulous work. You deserve an award for the wig alone!

ToroSonyCat posted on 7 February, 2014 - 20:23
Absolutely amazing!! *__* So spot on

Raye-chan posted on 8 February, 2014 - 15:27
This is so beautiful! Such a great job on Elsa ^^ x

Feena posted on 8 February, 2014 - 19:49
How stunning!!! I love how much effort you put into all the details ♥♥

Kei Lin Sama posted on 18 February, 2014 - 22:37
I'm gonna mug you for your shoes. They are so beautiful and I want them!!

DarkShodowOwner posted on 27 February, 2014 - 15:57
OMG! YOUR cosplay is the best really awesome I love it keep up

g123 posted on 7 March, 2014 - 18:59
this is beautiful, I love it!

HarryKurt posted on 12 March, 2014 - 19:23
Perfect Elsa! :D

SaffronJay posted on 23 March, 2014 - 00:08
This costume is wonderful! Such a perfect Elsa! C:

Inkycat posted on 30 March, 2014 - 21:27
The detail on some of this looks amazing wow ^-^

Inkycat posted on 30 March, 2014 - 21:27
The detail on some of this looks amazing wow ^-^

TheStarlightFairy posted on 4 April, 2014 - 21:47
This looks so good so far, I can't imagine how breathtaking the final result will be! I also love how you've done the cape design c:

Siouxsie James posted on 5 April, 2014 - 17:09
This is amazing, was so stunning in person. I really can't wait for the final costume!!!

Sephirayne posted on 13 April, 2014 - 10:43
So glad to finally see this in person. Beautiful costume and you looked stunning.

HarryKurt posted on 18 April, 2014 - 13:11
That snowflake is beautiful! THE DETAILS ON THIS <3

SaffronJay posted on 22 April, 2014 - 20:15
Hey if you are going to remake the skirt can I suggest a crepe fabric as Elsa's dress seems to have a natural crinkle to it like crepe c:

BlueberryTale posted on 3 May, 2014 - 13:55
Everything about this costume is so beautiful! Wonderful work ^^

Frederica la Noir posted on 3 May, 2014 - 14:06
Thank you everyone so much for the feedback :) I am looking a fabric for the skirt at the moment I found the perfect type but can't seem to get the right colour so likely wont have a new skirt made for Expo but hopefully for LFCC

InfiniteJester posted on 28 May, 2014 - 11:31
Looking amazing!

Sephirayne posted on 16 July, 2014 - 13:30
This costume is so beautiful. Always wonderful to see.

Alias Cosplay posted on 16 July, 2014 - 16:26
I can't believe I haven't left a comment yet. After knowing how much you've gone through to work on getting this costume to what it is today, I have so much admiration for you and the finished thing. You should be proud!

Alinthia posted on 16 July, 2014 - 17:52
So sparkly and beautifuls! <3

Darkiekun posted on 16 July, 2014 - 18:02
Best one I have ever seen of the snow queen outfit, I honestly love it and wish I could see it in person to coo over the sparkles! Well done darlin

ToroSonyCat posted on 3 August, 2014 - 11:58
Beautiful Elsa!

ToroSonyCat posted on 3 August, 2014 - 11:58
Beautiful Elsa!

rosieroo posted on 18 August, 2014 - 16:45
this is awesooome

NemJay posted on 8 December, 2014 - 23:25
This is so 'cool'! I was at Wales Comic Con, you were a deserved winner!

Siouxsie James posted on 28 December, 2014 - 21:30
Grats on the showcase ;) beautiful cosplay

TheStarlightFairy posted on 28 December, 2014 - 23:58
Congratulations on the showcase <3 (about time, haha!)

Alias Cosplay posted on 29 December, 2014 - 16:30
Congrats on the showcase!

Sephirayne posted on 29 December, 2014 - 20:50
So happy that this got showcased. Congratulations ♥

WhiteWraith posted on 30 December, 2014 - 12:52
Wonderful cosplay! Congrats on the showcase :)

Freyarule posted on 30 December, 2014 - 19:26
Congrats on the showcase! You're one of my favourite Elsas ever <3

dan-dan posted on 30 December, 2014 - 19:47
Congrats on the showcase, you and Anthony (who i actually know XD) look amazing together

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Progress Journal

14th July 2014

Snowflake Close up

Close up the one of the larger snowflakes

14th July 2014

Cape Embellishments

15K rhinestones hand placed and heated onto the cape over cobweb tulle and organza to make the stunning

14th July 2014

Hair Adornments

I made new adornments for my Elsa Costume, I love how much better they look in comparision to my old ones

14th July 2014

New Skirt

After searching for 6months I finally the perfect fabric (texture wise) however the fabric is so fragile it didn't hold up for one day at a convention so in future I may just use my old skirt for cons and the new skirt for photoshoots :)

14th July 2014

New under top

I decided to make a new top that was seperate so it could be washed more easily as this is a rather warm costume (lol the irony!) it's made from a pale blue jersey fabric, with hot fix rhinestones, it took 25hours to complete.

2nd April 2014

Post Kita Madness

So after A weekend of madness and my desperate attempt to get Elsa complete I did pretty well for myself, I managed to get it "photo" ready lol. I also realised that I need to remake the skirt and top (I don't like them they're just terrible and that I noticed after seeing the photos and walking around in them all day. But that's cool another learning curve :). hopefully I will get it right this time round! The new cape is looking spectacular I mean seriously beautiful really excited about finishing it. Also the bodice even though I have about 60% coverage with sequins it will hopefully be finished by the end of this month :)

12th March 2014

Bodice

After spending a lot of time sewing sequins on the dress I have decided to make a separate bodice as the dress just doesn't hang right; and I'm also not happy with the way I've sewn the sequins on, I rushed through making it to get snow photos but snow never came, so before I dedicate a lot of effort into getting photographs I'm going to remake the bodice and finish the sleeves, to prevent any more loss of time, I'm going to use my breaks at work which equates to an hour day to do this, it'll likely take a month of breaks to finish the entire corset, but this way I wont lose anymore time and infact it'll give me something to do instead of loitering online. I'll shortly upload a photo of the new sequining progress!

29th January 2014

Elsa Worbla Shoes

Nothing like recycling an old pair of shoes! With scrap Worbla :) makes this costume alot cheaper and there is no point in butchering a new pair of shoes since these had the perfect heel height :D!

I made a masking taping pattern around another pair of shoes to make the "pointed closed toe" that my pair was lacking I then extendended the pattern to incorporate my own "ice pattern" due to lack of super closeups of the shoes I used artistic licsence to make it. then cut the pattern out in worbla and molded it directly onto the shoes with the adhesive side towards the shoe.

Layers of primer then followed by acrylic paint and varnish :)

I would have rather made these out of a translucent material however I am not that compfortable with my feet being visible.

22nd January 2014

The Sleeves

I ended up going back on myself here and remade the sleeves and top which meant unpicking all those sequins I sewed on (quite soul crushing might I add!) but the sleeves now sit perfectly as opposed to how they were resting before, just have to reattached thousands of sequins -_-

22nd January 2014

Elsa's Wig

The wig hasn't actually cost me anything, I made it from a wig I bought years ago and couldn't remember what I bought it for and I thickened it out with another wig I butchered for wefts but had leftovers. The front of the wig has been majorly thickeneed out with wefts to make the style work and not have visible gaps, it has been heat styled and glued into place so there is no going back with this wig now! It stays how it is!