Cinderella (Bejeweled gown) - Cinderella


Auchinawa 2014


So I've done two crappy versions of Cinderella and one slightly better zombie Cinderella for Halloween, now it's time to really do it properly, and I'm going all out for it because I am actually insane. Let's do this shit.

Sensei_Kate posted on 3 August, 2014 - 00:38
Ho SNAP i cannot wait to see pics of this!!

Origin posted on 7 November, 2014 - 15:04
*takes one look at the reference picture* *blinks* When you get this done, it'll be SO worth it. Cinderella: Insane Epic Edition will descend upon the convention-going masses and there'll be much rejoicing. Good luck!

Anonymous posted on 8 November, 2014 - 20:21
Can't wait to see this, you will be gorgeous and so sparkly! :D xxx

Shinigami_ky posted on 8 November, 2014 - 23:57
Thank you guys :D I can't wait to have this finished, I am so excited about this! So much work AND SO MUCH SPARKLIES.

ToroSonyCat posted on 20 November, 2014 - 15:39
Wow, this is beautiful! *__*

Zomboi posted on 21 November, 2014 - 00:57
Yassss gurl yaaas

rosieroo posted on 23 November, 2014 - 19:41
awww you look so cute

MadlyScientific posted on 27 November, 2014 - 12:42
You look beautiful! Love it!

Kitri du Lac posted on 2 December, 2014 - 03:35
Never got a chance to say goodbye after the masquerade, but was lovely to meet you and to see this dress up close!

Namine posted on 9 December, 2014 - 19:06
Wowwy Wow Wow Wowzers!!!! That is one FANTASTIC AWESOME AMAZING cosplay!!! nice one hun!!!

Origin posted on 3 March, 2015 - 19:47
Yup, I was right! Awesome to see that the gown turned out well from under that mountain of gems and fabric. :)

20th November 2014

First wear review

So I had a WONDERFUL time at Auchi in this costume, I'm really glad I didn't decide to rush the bits I couldn't get finished in time. Everybody was really complimentary about it, and I met a couple of little girls who wanted to say hello and get a picture taken, and they seemed really happy to see me, so what more do you need? There's still lots more to do, so I'm not finished with this costume, I want to finish it off. I still need to; - paint and add gems to bottom trim - add more scatter gems. MOAR - find a way to attach the trim to the peplums - add the gold beads to the sleeves - Make the ruff (I did try but it failed so I'd like to have another go at this) - One of the versions has a cape, I'd also like to add this at some point I'd also like to make a couple of adjustments to the fit if I can, and attach the belt so it sits better. Also, I was flustered and in a bit of a rush so I never actually did any makeup beyond basic foundation, so next time I wear it I do intend to have full makeup

8th November 2014


I also need to make the Tiara and style the wig. But here while I'm at it have another pretty picture of something I actually HAVE done, the top of the bodice. Yes I know this didn't really warrant another journal entry. Shush.

8th November 2014

Progress Update

So I have been working for about thirteen hours straight today and I thought I'd take a break to share my progress for the day. Last night I finished cutting all the pieces for the dress and sewed the bodice and the skirt pieces together, this morning I started by gathering the peplums, sewing everything together, adding the zip and hemming everything. The finished dress does not look so impressive on my dummy without an underskirt, but it looks a lot better on. Today I - - Painted a grand total of 28 clear gems blue (with another 25 to go that I might do in a bit) - Sewed a quarter of the pearl trim on the bottom of the skirt (seriously, it took me hours, and I am a quarter of the way through, this skirt is HUGE) - Sewed both rows of pearl trim on the top of the bodice and added the gems and individual pearls between them - Made the necklace and adapted two existing bracelets to match the bracelets she actually wears Suddenly when I list it, it doesn't even seem that much haha. Still! It's starting to take shape and I'm very happy with that. Still to go; - Paint the remaining clear gems - Paint the bodice and add the remaining two gems - The belt; Cut, hem, attach fastenings and decorations - pearl trim, gems and pearl decor, main central gem (which I still need to locate) - Finish the other 3/4 of pearl trim on the bottom of the skirt - Paint the bottom decor and attach the cat's eye gems - Add pearl trim and gems to peplums - Add gold braid and beads to sleeves - The ruff; make wire base, cut and sew chiffon overlay, attach lace and paint - Locate my bloody white gloves! Oh god that's a long list... But I am determined!

30th October 2014


So the fabric arrived, it's not exactly the shade I was hoping for but I was umming and aahing for so long over what would be the right shade that I don't think I would have been happy with anything, it's beautiful fabric though which definitely helps. I've cut the skirt pieces but am still working on how I'm doing the bodice, I've been researching assorted patterns to come up with something that has the right shape and fit, though I think I'm nearly ready to cut it, I have a pattern sketched out I just need to do a mock up of it first. I bought the chiffon so I can start sewing things together and make the base dress, and then I can start ALL THE PATTERN. I bought 5 metres of pearls and then when they arrived I took one look at them and realised they were too small and too short, so I ordered another 18m of larger ones. Let's hope that's enough.... I bought the paint markers for the designs and tried it out on my Chun Li costume first, I'm really glad I did because the markers I bought bleed like CRAZY despite claiming to be okay for fabric, so while it's just about manageable on my dark Chun Li fabric, Cinderella is not getting painted that way, no way. Next stop once I get paid will be some Dylon gold fabric paint I think, I will stick with what I trust. I Also need to buy a lot of the blue gems, though I have a bunch of tiny blue diamantes for the skirt I think I'll need more of those as well. I also need to source all the jewellery and make the tiara, which should be a lot easier than my Rapunzel tiara but I'm hoping it goes much better. Then I just need to add all that trim and style the wig... simples. I might also buy some blue contact lenses because fuck it, if I'm going crazy I am going CRAZY.

9th October 2014

Officially in progress!

I have officially begun! Swathes of lovely blue satin have been ordered as well as some of the trim to make sure I can get started. I have also made an EPIC list of all the elements this costume has because it's hard to keep track of all those sparkly bits. It's a very, VERY long list so this should be a fun bunch of bits and bobs to gather. And lastly, I've ordered my wig, I went for a ponytail wig to make the bun easier so we'll see how it works out, I'm hoping the fringe on it is long enough for me to style up the way I want to as well. All in all, things are ordered and I can't wait to get started! I've put one of my other costumes on a backburner and decided to go for something more simple for my fourth Auchinawa costume so that I can focus more on this. I WILL have a beautiful Cinderella gown, I WILL.

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