The Ultimate Elsa Tutorial Master List.
I was helping a friend find some good tutorials for her Elsa cosplay and decided to compile a list of the best WIPs and tutoriasl I have found around the internet. I will be updating and adding to it as I come across more.
This is quite possible the most beautiful and accurate Elsa bodice I’ve ever seen http://rebloggy.com/post/disney-cosplay-frozen-nrcon-vinter-elsa-cosplay-adventures-with-dodger/76861447329 I did some hunting and found out it was crated by The Artfully Artful Dodger. If you go to her blog she has lots of WIP’s under her cosplay section http://theartfullyartfuldodger.tumblr.com/ I believe the iridescent rectangles on the dress are made form Shimmer Sheets in Turquoise and/or Blue Iridescent. If you follow the link it will take you to where it is sold http://www.ecraftdesigns.com/collections/shimmer-sheetz
The Plain Jane Costume Chronicles uses this same technique and has some more in depth descriptions of how to make the sequines: http://www.arrayedindreams.com/2014/02/18/making-sequinsspangles/
Edit 3/28/14 Michaele De Bruce from the Plain Jane Costume Chronicles contacted me with some clarifications and more suggestions.
I believe Artful Dodger used Athena Beads’ rectangle (and square) sequins in cornflower blue:) These sequins can be found on a few other whole sale sites but AB has a reasonable price on them. There is a discussion on them on Cosplay.com :)http://www.cosplay.com/showthr… (I’m Satine over there and Plain Jane in your links above and neimhaille here on Tumblr :) )
I have seen others use cut down 20mm round sequins in the same shade, from the same seller. But so far I have only seen them share on relatively private media, so I don’t feel comfortable linking to them.
This is one example of cutting down and sewing round sequins :
:) I did find a few posts in the Disney thread on Cosplay.com, CelenaSardothen used 20mm round sequins and cut them by hand as well:
These two links are to the amzing emblished train that Angela Clayton made http://doxiequeen1.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/elsa-cosplaypart3/ http://doxiequeen1.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/the-making-of-elsa-frozen-part-four/
Katinka0921’s templates for the design: http://katinka0921.deviantart.com/art/Elsa-Cape-Design-421658247
My favorite shoe tutorial so far: http://www.plurk.com/p/jrlnuz
Another really good tutorial: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Elsa-Shoes-Tutorial-Eng-ver-433794818