13th May 2015: Bertha and Bodice progress I decided to stick with my original first draft of this dress because the fabric I tried using for the finished bodice ended up being too flimsy to point that even water from my iron could stain it. :/ I ended up revisiting my first mock up I tried out as a result. The organza for the bertha ended up being the wrong color but I thought i'd test the layout of the bertha. I'm still improving it to try to make it movie accurate
5th May 2015: PROGRESS! AT LAST I finally started working on my mock up for my Cinderella patterns. I've been playing with it to get the exact look in the film and I think I finally managed to get a center panel without the need of a middle seam! YES!!! Now to wait for my actual fabric to get here. Then it shall finally begin :)
2nd May 2015: MY BUTTERFLIES CAME IN! So my butterflies finally came in :D ( They came in a lot quicker than I had imagined. They're so beautiful and they have such a magical shimmer to them. There are tiny sequins on the wings and it sucks because my camera isn't picking them up D:
30th April 2015: Materials Gathered I finally started ordering and gathering my materials for my Cinderella ballgown. I already bought the bodice fabric, the lace front wig and a few of the butterflies. I just started organizing my skirt materials but it's been a challenge since I'm trying to get the right shade of blues to add to the layers. It'll take some experimenting but I think I can do it. Also I'm trying my hand at using Victorian patterns for this gown :D Yay for authenticity!
19th April 2015: Glass Slippers almost done :) I revamped my old Cindy glass slippers to look like the ones worn by Lily James :D Lemme tell you, imitating Swarovski crystal with vinyl is not as easy as it looks. The effect is actually iridescent cellophane for fairy wings cut into little squares and are glued onto the vinyl shoe. I had to glue it on the top to cover the mess of glue from the rhinestones :O
They're not done yet though, I still have to add the butterfly centerpieces which my friend Chad is in the process of making for me.
WhiteWraith - 21st January 2015
This dress is gorgeous! Good luck with it, looking forward to seeing it complete :)
Crystal-Heart Cosplay - 21st January 2015
I'm very fortunate that I have patterns already that fit this dress perfectly. I just have to make some alterations to them. I wanna try to experiment with using boning for this since I've been so terrified of using it.
rosieroo - 21st January 2015
this costume is so pretty ugh I would love to be skilled enough to make this
Cosplay Island is a news, portfolio and resource site for UK cosplayers. Join for free today, create your cosplay profile and share your photos with other cosplayers, or browse thousands of costumes by our members. Stay updated with all the latest news from the costuming world and cosplay events.