I made an attempt at styling this beast! I swear my eye makeup was purple, but my webcam is the worst with colors.
I definitely need to fix up the sideburns and front ahodge thing, and make a hair tie from actual hair. But i’m pretty happy with the top bit - I think it has a really nice amount of volume while still looking natural. I tried my best to keep the spikes prominent but still soft looking.
My major peeve is the braid length and thickness. I do have another platinum blonde wig (which I got for free so no huge loss) that I could steal wefts from to thicken up this one…but I’m not sure I want to destroy a wig just for that.
Any thoughts or opinions?
Also I need to take in the mesh top, it’s too big and keeps falling down. And next time I do a makeup test for Elsa, I’m going to make the eyebrows lighter.
Edit: These photos are mirrored! The braid is on the proper side I promise.
1. Heres the material used! regular glitter(white), extra fine glitter (white and blue), acetone(to thin the fabritac), Fabri-tac, pins to pin the fabric to the wax paper, and the bowl of mixed glue. All good projects have some sort of drink to keep you going!
2. Here is the tulle on the wax paper design of Elsa’s train. I just pinned everything in place to get started.
3. I went ahead and painted the fabric with the glue over the snowflake design. Be careful to make sure you have a fresh brush! I used a brush that was used for painting before and the acetone pulled the color out. The glue will also destroy the brush you use as a warning.
4. Sprinkle the glitter mixture on the painted area of the tulle. Lightly push the glitter around to cover all painted areas.
5. Carefully peel up the fabric from the wax paper and the excess glitter should all fall off with a few shakes.
6. You may have missed a few spots(like me). Just set the fabric back down, reapply glue and glitter, and repeat as needed!
7. Heres my repeat!
8. Heres the train with some new additions. All the flakes will end up being the lighter white/blue color. I sadly ran out of glue and the craft stores are all closed. I’ll have to pick up where I left off tomorrow!
I hope this helped anyone who was curious as to the process! Please feel free to shoot me asks or anything of the sort of you need help or are running into some issues with your project!
Yesterday I visited all the 2nd grade classrooms at the school where my aunt is a second grade teacher! It was absolutely MAGICAL!!!
I went to 3 different classrooms (1 ½ classes in the first two and two classes in the last room) and did the same basic thing for all of them!
Let me preface the story with the fact that, particularly at this school every single kid sings Let it Go and knows Frozen and Elsa and everything to a T!!! Some of the teachers sing it with them at the end of the day for fun and at one point this group of first graders was walking by (they didn’t see me because i was up high and they were all walking in a line) spontaneously all singing “Let it go”- Basically Frozen is a big deal! Anyway…
My other aunt was with me as my helper so she went into the classroom and had the teacher set up the “Let it Go” video on youtube. The kids were majorly into it and singing along and everything- then when Elsa transforms into her ice dress, my aunt opened the door of the classroom and I came in! It was the cutest thing ever!!! The girls were all squealing and gasping and it was soooooo sweet!!! I talked to them a little bit and then read them The Snow Queen and Frozen (both of which were pretty short!) After the books, i answered some questions from the kids and then individually took photos with them, promising to print them out and autograph them to be returned to them the next day! Every single kid was so sweet and kind!
One of the cutest moments was when I was walking from one of the classrooms to another and it was recess time right outside the door!! One of the kids saw me and was like “who is that…?” and all of a sudden the kids started running towards me!!! There’s a photo above where you can see the group of kids get progressively bigger!!! The teacher was trying to hold them back, but i felt really bad that i wasn’t able to go to all the classes and do photos etc. so i wanted to do something quick and fun with them! They were all shouting questions at me so i began singing “Let it go” (bear in mind- i am not a singer…) they all joined in and it was soooooo cute!!! (i’ll post the 5 second video we got of it in a minute!)
For my aunt’s class, we decided to get a group photo so all the kids wanted to help me hold the cape! It was too precious!!!
It was an absolutely amazing experience and I would do it again in a second!!! I wish that i could have done more classes!!!
My next real appearance as Elsa will be Philly Comic Con on the 20th i think… I may also visit one of my coworkers cousins on her birthday party for a bit this weekend but we’ll see how that goes…
(BTW- my costume was not entirely finished here. I still need to glitter the undershirt, do the shoes, finish the bodice, and finish the hem of the train)
Almost completely done with the bodice. I still have to cover some areas and go in with some smaller sized rectangles. I’ve also started work on the designs for the sleeves with 3mm rhinestones. Unfortunately, I already have to order more x_x;
Draped the cape for Elsa today! I purchased ten yards of stretch mesh for this task, and am actually shocked at how nicely it drapes. The train is about ninety inches in the back, and just barely touches the ground in the front. I’ll change up the shape a bit once everything is sewn together, but it’s pretty close to what I wanted.
It doesn’t have as much volume as it does in the movie, this was a personal choice since I want all the detail work (snowflakes) to show very well, and not get lost in extra fabric.
My order of seventy thousand rhinestones has been stuck in chicago for three days, hopefully they will arrive soon. Then I can start embellishing!