rosemel92 cosplay

I’m just now realizing that I never posted this over here.

2013 was a new record. I premiered seven new cosplays and two gowns over the course of six conventions.

  • Six were completely handmade, one was partially handmade, one was bought, and one was assembled.
  • One hat was made from scratch and one was heavily altered. 
  • Three wigs, two hats, one hood, one veil, one pair of goggles, two pairs of gloves, two corsets, one corselet, and three pairs of colored contacts were worn. 
  • I carried one mask, two guns, two pouches, one umbrella, and ten fingers made of notebook paper and tape. 
  • I was in at least eleven different photoshoots in these costumes with at least five different cosplayers.


Left to Right: Kim Possible, Purple Victorian Ballgown, Elizabeth from Black Butler, Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist, Clara Oswin Oswald from Doctor Who, Steampunk Princess Leia, Lavender and Cream Day Dress, Mary Poppins, and the Bride Witch from Left 4 Dead 2

It isn’t much, but here’s a little bit of progress on my Elsa Cosplay. I finished the lining today and cut out three of the five panels out of the two layers of fashion fabric.

I’ve been sewing the sequins on by hand (yes, I’m among the number of cosplayers who resorted to using sequins for the bodice) and it’s a grueling process. I have to admit, it’s looking better than I thought it would. I’m working with two different colors to add variety and I might be clustering the darker color under my bust and at my waist to give the illusion of curves incase the dress doesn’t fit as well as I hope it will. 

I’m getting the fabric for the cape next week. My JoAnn’s ran out of the one I wanted, but my friend found it at her store in Maryland. Still not 100% sure how to go about it. I’m afraid glitter would be a pain but the number of rhinestones I would need might make the cape too heavy. I really want it to flow nicely.

I have a month and a half to finish. Let’s see how this goes.