Hey everyone! I’ve been getting a ton of asks on how I made certain parts of my Anna Cosplay, so I decided to make one big post about it! I hope this helps for you fellow Anna cosplayers out there :)
My skirt is made of blue flannel I found at Jo-Ann’s. I made it into a ¾ circle skirt using this tutorial:
I haven’t worked on the detailing yet, but I’m going to be painting on the decals with acrylic paint, and then gradually embroidering over the paint. I decided to do this because I have some plans to go out as Anna in the next weeks, and embroidering takes a ton of time.
For the light blue at the end of the skirt, I’m not choosing the best way to go about this, but I’m getting some light blue felt from Jo-Ann’s and simply top-stitching it on.
I believe I made the shirt out of a polyester blouse material… Also from Jo-Ann’s.
I used the pattern Burda 7136. I took the basic shirt pattern for shirt A/B and used the pattern pieces for the buttons of C (to make hidden buttons). I also ignored the instructions for the pocket and didn’t do the button-thing for the cuffs. You can use this tutorial for the mandarin collar:
For the detailing, I used a thin ribbon I got from Michaels and pressed it in half, then hand-sewed it on. The triangle thingys will probably be hand-embroidered when I get to them, as will the cuffs.
I’m currently working on a full tutorial for the bodice, I’ll link it here once it’s finished. (I’m also re-doing it with velvet and hand-embroidery!)
I used a thick polyester suiting material. The paint was acrylic, and the trim is the regular stuff from hancock/Jo-Ann’s in a tan color, spray-painted gold. The pattern I used was McCall’s #4107 Corset E, with a lot of altering (hence the need for a tutorial).
This one is also still in the works, obviously.
I’m using pink fleece with magenta flannel for the detailing. I’m not using a pattern, and I’m basically winging it as I go. If it’s a success I might make a tutorial or a pattern for it.
Note: Don’t mix up flannel, fleece, and felt! (like I did at first).
I hope this helped, and I hope all of your Anna cosplays turn out amazing!