9th February 2012: Skirt complete I actually had fun maing this skirt after the shirt stress :D Like I did with her red dress, I too made this skirt to be a circle skirt with two layers as you can see from the photos :) Not only for accuracy sake but to give volume :D
7th February 2012: skirt trimming In some references Esmeralda has a small scallop edge trimming sewed along an inner white dress - so I brought this :D
7th February 2012: Shirt complete - cosplay wip FINALLY finished this stupid shirt and u guessed it, I'm still not that pleased with it ... I shoulda been fearing that at the beginning than the corset XD But it's lined, has the folded down collar and has a zip - it may look a bit loose but it does fit to my shoulder spam :D
The photo shows everything so far together including the pink wrap around her head - all that's left to do is the skirt which I'm looking forward to after the stress of the shirt XD
5th February 2012: Corset wip 3 + Wrap complete Finally got to lace the corset today but when I tried it on, the lacing felt a bit odd so I may need to add more eyelets at the back, therefore the corset is still in working progress :/ As for the wrap, I've finished sewing it together with the fake gold coins :D In the end I opted to use taffeta for the wrap instead of a satin or cotton based fabric as it gives a nice 2 tone sheen :D
4th February 2012: Gold coins Been incredibly lazy with the progress of this lately cos it was pretty much a waiting game with this outfit XD before I got into making the purple wrap I prepared the gold 'coins' that hung from it :) Took a few days to dry and to figure out what to use as I refused to use sequins XD From what is shown in the film, I could see that there are 7 coins altogether but in some references there were 9 so I prepared more incase XD
1st February 2012: Shirt wip I actually started construting this before the wrap but it was going so so wrong - this is a pic of one layer of the shirt - cos I was low on funds I didn't wanna buy a new pattern so I had to alter it from something I already owned - The shirt became a challenge cos of this ¬.¬
First was the shaping of main bit - when I finished pinning the pattern together, it was tent to begin with >< - then I altered a shirt pattern which had a couple of darts in place so it was a little better...
Then the second problem was the sleeves ... I kid u not that I went through 4 different sleeve alterations to get it right and fit, not loose ¬¬ ... it was so annoying!! DX
23rd January 2012: Corset wip 2 Finished sewing all the layers together - a bit naff at the front with the split ¬.¬ but I habe no more fabric to make another one >_< The corset is yet to be completed cos it's been held together with pins atm XD Since there is no open ended zip that short, I may need to punch eyelets at the back to do a lacing :) But I will need to get some more since I've made so many things that need lacing lately ^^;; The image on the right is to give a rough idea of what it'll look like with the wrap and skirt fabric - happy with the colour and fabric choice for the skirt but not too sure if I'll use the same purple wrap fabric as I may wanna opt for something shiny - I'll see :)
22nd January 2012: Corset wip 1 Spent the day cutting the pattern for this and sewing the panels together for the main fabric - seams are just pressed down and basted with gold ribbon
SamanthaKaiba - 27th November 2011
The church would be lovely if you did but cannot wait to see this. You're going to look great
FuriePhoenix - 27th November 2011
this is gonna look amazing! I love seeing you as Esmeralda!
Nomes - 28th November 2011
I don't think you'd have to hire a church. There are churches that allow photography. I'm sure you could find a touristy one in London and then head up them during a quiet part of the day. I'm looking forward to watching the progress.
Pandora-Chi - 28th November 2011
@ samantha - A church with candles would seriously make me so happy and thank you so much sweetie x
@ cez - aww thank you lovely that really does mean alot -^^- Hope I can do as good of a job with this outfit x
@ Nomes - Oooh really?? I always assumed I couldn't take photos without permission cos since it's 'god's house', people who go there to pray wouldn't appreciated it XD I never thought about a tourist church though! Thanks so much for the idea! And I hope this cosplay won't be too hard to tackle x
Anonymous - 29th November 2011
This will look wonderful, and the idea for the photos is lovely. :)
SamanthaKaiba - 23rd January 2012
loving the progress on this...the corset looks beautiful
BabemRoze - 24th January 2012
Loving this!! I love looking at your pictures when you're making something! You're so talented!! ah!
FuriePhoenix - 6th February 2012
loving the progress on this! Its looking so darn pretty!!!!
Pandora-Chi - 10th February 2012
@ Furiephoenix - thank you and haha hell yeah!! It's a brilliant idea! I can't wait lovely! It's gonna be such laugh! XD
@ nomes - Thanks and I used plain white poly cotton - it surprisingly does the job ^^
@ street-angel - LOL I will bat away any evil lords >:D I still cringe at that scene with the fire especially when he starts rubbing the scarf all over his decrepit face *Shudders* Thanks lovely ^^
@ babemroze - I love the comment you left last time <3 I still have loads more to learn but thank you so much lovely!! <3
@ lozzie - Aww don't say that - I'm sure a lot of people will agree with me that you made a gorgeous Esmeralda and I so hope that I'll be able to pull her off as well as you x
@ fushionrose - give me a chance to look as beautiful and talented as you any day! ^^ Thank you!
@ numta - Aww thank you for the comment and it's also really really sweet how you side with Emz <3
And thank you so much everyone for your kind words! :D This was seriously done in a bit of a rush but glad u all like it - hope to get some decent photos for this soon x
Ichigo-Chan - 11th February 2012
Your Esmeralda is so beautiful, but I'm not surprised because you are always a beautiful Disney princess.
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