I'm trying to make this cosplay using only the money that I won at AoD, and I think so far, I've been doing pretty good. I had a problem with buying way too many sequins for a while, but I think I finally settled on which ones I'm going to use. I'm also re-using a wig that I already had.
|Wig & makeup test|
As I mentioned, I had/have a sequin/rhinestone/glitter problem:
|These are the sequins I decided on|
and there's 1,200 of them
and I bought three bags
For the shoes, I'm being extra lazy and uncreative. I bought nude pumps and am gluing snowflake-shaped fabric to the toe and heel. It's not perfect, but hey, it works. (It's not completely glued down in these photos, I had to but different glue.)
For the dress, I'm essentially making three separate pieces to get the right shapes I want, and then I'm sewing them together to get the smoothness and flow that I want. This was my first time making a corset, so I made a mock-up first, which went surprisingly well. The corset will having boning in it, but I'm saving it for close to last because I don't want to have to work around the boning when I put everything together.
|Dress so far|
needs to be ironed better, I know
it doesn't fit the dress form
also the light is super harsh
The large circle on the bottom is where another
large snowflake will go,
the pattern is on a separate piece of paper.
The snowflake in the top right is messed up
and dumb, please ignore it.
For the snowflakes on the cape, I'm using a very fine, white glitter and a backing of the same fabric I used on my shoes. I started out by tracing the cape (well, half of it), and drawing all the snowflakes I wanted on it. There are some extra in the photo because I messed up drawing a couple of them. In total, there will be six small snowflakes, one large one, and a half-snowflake at the top. I haven't decided if I'm going to do snowflakes down the sides as well, partially because I just noticed them about twenty minutes ago, and partially because I don't know if I have enough time/materials. I'll just do all of the other ones first and then see where I'm at.
After I had my patterns done, I rough-cut a piece of my backing fabric (which I messed up doing, but I'll recover), and set it behind my cape fabric, on top of the pattern. Since both the cape and the backing are very sheer, I can see straight through them to the pattern. Then I used a paint brush to dab fabric glue inside the lines of the pattern and cover it with glitter. I used a dry, flat brush to push the glitter around and make sure everything was covered. I'm going to have to take the whole thing outside and shake the loose glitter free when it's all dried, and I'm not looking forward to it. There's already glitter everywhere, and showering does not get rid of it! After it's dried and shaken off, I'll cut the backing fabric to the shape of the snowflakes so only the snowflakes will be thicker than the rest and will stand out more! I've only done half of the top part so far, but it's pretty much turning out exactly like I expected, and that's pretty exciting!
|Extra messy edges because the glue is drying|