A member of my cosplay group Nostalchicks Group Cosplay, Tinka Cosplay, doesn’t have a tumblr so I am posting on her behalf! Tinka is in a group with girls who are full on obsessed with Sailor Moon and she is full on obsessed with Anna from Frozen. So she decided that so she had a cosplay to go to when we did the outer scouts she would be a combo - Sailor Anna! She even gave Sven a crescent moon mark and told everyone he was a Moon-deer. When anyone would ask she would say that she and Sven are auditioning to be a Sailor Scout!
So this past week we decided to finally start our costumes from Disney’s new animated film, Frozen. Up first is Anna’s green coronation gown, oh my goodness there is so many different shades of green on this dress and ever image changes color slightly. After running around the fabric store we finally decided on the base materials; an olive green sateen, light celadon green satin, and a stiff hunter green rodeo fabric. Thankfully we were able to get all of the design pieces from materials we already had the right colors for.
Figuring out the base construction for this dress was pretty easy, but putting it together took a lot more time then expected. There are a total of 60 panels sewn together in this skirt to make the different colored sections into boxed pleats.
The designs were hand drawn first on a paper mock up of a panel and then cut out into a custom stencil that was then used to trace the design onto heat n’ bonded material. Cutting the little pieces took many hours to do and we made the mistake of not tracing enough of the pieces in certain directions. afterwards they were measured and painstakingly laid out of the pleated sections and steamed into place.
We still have a long way to go, but so far we are very happy with this dress.
To start off we would like to notate that the design and colors we chose for this outfit are based off of the concept art and what we thought would look nice together.
The bodice is made from the same pattern as Elsa’s Snow Queen bodice. It is fully lined and steel boned and has a zipper down the side and not the back. Putting the zipper in the side allowed for us to place the design on the back without any problems. The top and bottom edging is hand cut bias tape from a green dupioni silk. We felt that the silk edging the velvet would give a beautiful contrast of materials. The sleeves are a pleated teal silk that is edged in a simple white lace. The bodice design was cut like the skirting designs with heat n’ bond and then fixed into position. On top of the detailing we placed multiple sizes of Swarovski crystals to give a little extra.
Yes! I can finally show some more photos of our 1840s Frozen coronation gowns. This time photos of me as Elsa and Laccali as Anna! <3 The day was great! We had fantastic weather and it was so much fun! Next batch will involve some pictures with Hans as well.
I can’t wait for MCM London next weekend! We’re taking these costumes there!